IndieWire, specifically writer Jude Dry, notes that without noting access to a suicide hotline, alongside the idea of, based on Gene Siskel’s 1973 interview with the Chicago Tribune, that they quote, there being no such thing as an “anti-” film, show or what have you. Meaning, the depiction of something, even if it wasn’t the intention, romanticizes it. Thus being the foundation of Jude’s article in which they note how this the show romanticizes suicide. Now, just in case, like me at one point, you aren’t fully sure what it means to romanticize something, basically, it means to make something seem more attractive or interesting than it appears. A common example would be you romanticizing the idea of you and another person together, even if you have nothing in common or don’t know that person. For Jude, in terms of this show, it appears that they are of the opinion that simply by depicting suicide without a barrage of “Suicide is wrong,” “It Gets Better,” “Here are resources” and etc., the show is romanticizing it.
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