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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

In Episode 1.1, -a man is shown wearing a robe that is loosely open revealing some of his chest. -a scene shows two men kissing passionately.

In Episode 1.3, a man makes sexual advances to another man. a man and women kiss

In Episode 1.6 a man and a woman kiss. Also, another man and a woman are about to kiss but interrupted.

Episode 1.1 - a woman is shown in standing the in the window with a thin white night gown. An outline of her form can be seen as she stands there and also as she walks away from the window. this scene is very brief.

Episode 2- -a older female nurse unbuttons the shirt of a male patient (non-sexual) in order to examine his medical condition. his chest cannot be seen. -the same ill man is later seen shirtless (in a non-sexual context) while lying in the hospital bed.

Episode 3.1- References to a soon-to-be married couple sleeping together

Episode 4.3- A woman is sexually assaulted

Violence & Gore

Episode 1: -two men get in a brief tussle grabbing each others arms in an effort to gain control of an item.

Episode 2: -A very sick man is shown pale and ill. There are close-up views of scarred lesions on his swollen legs. Some blood is briefly shown coming out of his mouth when he coughs.

-A large syringe and needle are inserted (insertion not shown) into the chest of a man in order to drain fluid from the pericardial sack. Liquid is seen being extracted from the chest. He is then injected with another medical substance.

Profanity

Very little profanity is used, as it was not the custom to use at the time. The word "bitch" is used twice or so.

Characters are shown enjoying the occasional cigar, others are shown smoking cigarettes.

Wine is frequently seen at dinner.

Occasionally a character will get drunk, though it's usually for comedic effect.

Episode 2- A man is at risk of dying. Family members express fear and anxiety at the prospect and cry. A controversial medical procedure is then performed with several characters watching anxiously

A women dies during childbirth.

A woman is raped. While offscreen for the most part, she is shown being punched and dragged into a room.

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Certification:
Australia:M (some episodes) / Australia:PG (some episodes) / Finland:K-12 / Finland:K-7 (season 1) (DVD release) / Ireland:12 / Netherlands:9 / Singapore:M18 (season 1) / Singapore:PG (season 2) (season 4) / Singapore:NC-16 (season 3) / UK:12

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