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'13 Reasons Why' offers fewer reasons to watch second season

(CNN)By weaving a slow-unfolding mystery throughout its grim first season, "13 Reasons Why" became a much-discussed sensation on Netflix, controversially built around sexual assault and a teenage girl's suicide. The encore, alas, can't replicate that appeal, detouring into courtroom drama in a manner that provides far fewer reasons to watch or binge.The original concept turned Jay Asher's book into a brilliantly conceived format for a series, drawing on a series of audiotapes -- focusing on different key characters' role in the story -- left behind by Hannah (Katherine Langford) that explained what happened.Season two picks up months later, and there's still plenty of detail to be unraveled about Hannah's past, as the boy with whom she bon ...