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Watchdog Group Asks Netflix to Pull '13 Reasons Why'

The first season of "13 Reasons Why" included a graphic depiction of a teen's suicide

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    This image released by Netflix shows, from left, Christian Navarro, Dylan Minnette and Brandon Flynn in "13 Reasons Why."

    A media watchdog group is calling on Netflix to pull its "13 Reasons Why" series because of potentially harmful content.

    The Parents Television Council describes the second season of the series as "a ticking time bomb to teens and children." It wants both seasons yanked.

    A request for comment from Netflix wasn't immediately returned Monday.

    The first season of "13 Reasons Why" included a graphic depiction of a teen's suicide. The second season includes a storyline about a student's thwarted plans to shoot up a school dance.

    The conservative council claims 1.4 million members and is dedicated to curbing sex, violence and profanity on TV and in other media. In the past, it has opposed shows such as "Glee," ''The Mick," ''Scream Queens" and "The Real O'Neals."

    The National SuicidePrevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 provides people in distress, or those around them, with 24-hour support. The Crisis Text Line allows people to text 741-741 to connect with crisis counselors.