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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity: 7/10

TV-14 for sexuality, violence, some language, and disturbing images throughout

Frequent sexual references, with talk about prostitutes, losing virginity, "bedding" other people, and sex

One of the main characters is a prostitute.

Episode 3: A young woman seduces several men and even appears to seduce a woman. She makes poetic and somewhat explicit references to sex. She appears naked once, but only her shoulders are shown. A man pins a clothed woman to the floor and she writhes sexily beneath him.

Episode 4: A man and woman embrace in bed after sex. Nothing explicit is shown.

Episode 5: A man and woman are seen from a distance having sex against a wall. They are naked, but blurred. Moaning and thumping can be heard.

Episode 6: A scene of a naked man and woman in bed after having sex, including a long shot of the woman's bare leg. Everything explicit is covered by a sheet.

Episode 9: One woman gives another naked woman a sensual back massage, and then they kiss passionately. It is implied that they have sex. Nothing explicit is shown.

Episode 10: A man threatens to rape a woman.

Episode 11: A man and woman have sex while gasping and moaning. Bare shoulders and backs are shown, but nothing explicit. A woman bathes while naked, and a man walks in on her. One character says that an enemy will "rape us to death." A woman is seen in frozen and naked. Her genitals, breasts, and butt are obscured.

Episode 12: The crew visits a whore house with some sexual activities going on.

Episode 13: A man sits in the desert naked. Buttocks can be seen for couple of moments.

Violence & Gore: 8/10

Gunfights and action sequences are common. They include blood, and mild injury detail.

One of the characters is a doctor, and we frequently see him stitching up wounds.

A man is shot, and we see a large and bloody wound on his chest.

Gunfights and action sequences are common. They include blood, and mild injury detail, for example:

Episode 5: Malcolm Reynolds is shot and throughout the whole episode we see him bleeding heavily. At one point he is forced to inject himself with and adrenaline shot. We see him writhing and screaming.

Episode 8: Many people eyes, noses, mouths, and ears to bleed everywhere.

Episode 9: There is a moderately violent torture scene.

Episode 12: There is a 7 minute fight scene. Though there is not that much blood, numerous of people die.

Profanity: 4/10

Infrequent use of "son of a bitch." Moderate uses of "whore." Other mild profanity in Chinese.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 3/10

Men are often seen in bars drinking, often drunk.

Episode 12: Many references to a large group of women having once been "strung out on drops."

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 6/10

Intense situations all throughout the series.

Some scenes are difficult to get through.

Total: 28/50

Australia:M / Canada:14A (Manitoba) (DVD rating) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Germany:12 (some episodes) / Germany:16 (some episodes) / Netherlands:12 / Netherlands:6 (episode 1) / New Zealand:M / Russia:12+ / Singapore:M18 / UK:12 (12 episodes) / UK:PG (2 episodes) / USA:TV-14

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