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Hannah Commits Suicide (’13 Reasons Why’)

Netflix courted controversy with the 13-episode series about Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), a teenager who commits suicide after leaving taped messages explaining what (and who) caused her to do it. Angry parents and suicide prevention groups slammed the series for how it handled the sensitive subject both before and after the teen character’s death, while others were upset over an extremely graphic scene that showed Hannah slashing her wrists in a bathtub. Still, the show caused enough fireworks to get renewed for Season 2. — Victoria Miller

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The Year’s Biggest TV Fireworks (So Far...)

We’ve just passed the halfway point of the year and already there have been a host of gasp-inducing, scream worthy, and jump-out-of-your-chair-and-fling-your-remote-at-the-screen scenes that remind us we’re in the second Golden Age of Television. So many, in fact, that we can’t wait for December to round them all up, so here are our 10 favorite firework moments of 2017 so far.

WARNING: It’s all spoilers from here on out!