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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

At some points we see couples, presumably after sex, in bed together.

At least four points, couples sensually grasp and straddle each other in bed.

Women are frequently shown in underwear.

There is some kissing as well.

The plot of the second episode is about impregnating and killing women.

Violence & Gore


Autopsies are shown on-screen in nearly every episode, with blood and some gore.

Skin melts off of people's faces in some episodes.

People go through graphic and scary transformations in a lot of the episodes.

In one of the episodes, a man gets stuck in wall during a bank robbery. The main characters saw off the man's hand and place it on a tray (all we see is some blood spraying onto the tray as we hear the saw running). We also see the man's bloody severed hand, but it is unrealistic and almost cheesy.

Sometimes, you briefly see severed limbs in a couple episodes.

A giant spiky slug slithers out of a dead man's mouth. This is not graphic, but it is gross and scary.


Infrequent language includes damn, b-tch, ass, S.O.B, and hell.

Walter does enjoy what he calls "self-medicating" himself but we never see him its only talked about. Many experiments involve drugs, especially LSD.

Some characters were experimented on as children with an extreme, experimental drug.

In two episodes, we see what the characters are seeing when they take drugs, which are LSD and 'Black Botter'. In this situation, the drugs are actually used for good.

Watch out for the first episode's opening scene. It's enough to have you rethink the whole series of Fringe. The opening scene contains explicit sci-fi gore and extreme nightmarish images. Other episodes have mild to moderate gore, dead bodies, and nightmarish images.

TV-14 for sci-fi violence, grisly images, drug use, some sexual situations and language.

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Australia:MA / Canada:14A / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Hungary:16 / Hungary:18 (some episodes) / Malaysia:U / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / Singapore:NC-16 (season 1) (season 3) / Singapore:PG (season 2) / Singapore:PG13 (season 4) (season 5) / South Korea:15 / UK:15 / USA:TV-14

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