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Sex & Nudity


Discussions of sexual abuse between step-parents and step-children including mild flashbacks. Discussions of rape and prostitution. These discussions are sometimes graphic.

Several scenes of teens kissing.

Sexual innuendoes, references, and suggestions are made quite frequently throughout the series.

Violence & Gore


Discussions of physical abuse between parents and children. Discussions and mild scenes of gang violence. Discussion of self-harm.

Several scenes of teenagers fighting, both physically and verbally.

A boy shows his scars from gang violence.

Graphic scenes of self-harm injuries including blood and cuts.



Both mild and vulgar profanity are used throughout the show.

Emotional scenes of parents severely verbally abusing their children.


Frequent discussions and mentions of drugs and alcohol, including addictions, abuse of, suicide by, and overdoses.

Scenes of teens searching for and using drugs.

Scenes of drug addiction relapse.

Scenes of teens with cigarettes.

Several of the students at Mount Horizon have struggled with alcohol and drug abuse in their past.


The series is overall very intense and emotional. Several scenes of severe emotional breakdowns from teens over their past abuse. Scenes of teens emotionally screaming at and fighting with adults and other teenagers.

Frequent scenes of crying and screaming from teenagers.

Frequent discussion of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of adolescents, including scenes of severe emotional abuse and mild flashbacks of sexual abuse.

Sometimes graphic discussions of sexual abuse and rape of adolescents.

Scenes of and discussions of suicide and death.

Scenes of and discussions of eating disorders.

Discussions of and graphic scenes of self-harm.

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