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Sex & Nudity

  • Two adult males engage in hardcore sex. No genitals are shown.
  • Several naked bodies are found at a crime scene. Breasts and one female's pubic area are visible, but mostly distantly and not linger upon.
  • An adult man forcibly gropes and feels up a minor female.
  • Discussions about, and implied, non-marital sex and an extramarital affair.

Violence & Gore

  • People being burned alive in a crop field.
  • Four bloodied dead bodies with gruesome lacerations.
  • During a riot, people are severely beaten and shot.
  • Two men are suddenly shot through the head twice whilst sitting in a car.
  • A woman slits her own wrists in Swimming pool and dies
  • People are often stabbed or cut across the face or limbs with flip knives
  • A man is driven into and pushed against another car
  • A young boy purposely burns himself on an oven hob
  • A man is lynched; we see him dangling and struggling briefly from a distance.


  • Several "fucks" and other assorted profanities several times each episode.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Almost every character smokes cigarettes. Many drink alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A field of crops is burned. A man catches fire and dies as his son tries to help him.


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Violence & Gore

  • Scene towards the end of the episode where dozens of people shot/beaten with baseball bats.
  • A teenage girl is sexually assaulted by an adult male police officer in front of her Brother. The scene is sadistic and lingers on. Her reaction feels so real and devastating.
  • A young man repeatedly stabs and slices a police officer's neck, as his gang looks on. It is bloody and graphic.
  • A man smashes a car window with a baseball bat with a child's face on the other side, a bit of glass gets stuck in the boys forehead. The father later pulls the glass out of the boys head
  • There is a story repeated by two different characters about a girl found dead with her arms and legs cut off and her eyes held open with wires. A young boy is told this story and had a nightmare of the girl sitting on her bed, limbless and her eyes pinned open screaming. A very unpleasant and scary scene
  • A boy is revealed to be demonic creature as he dislocates his jaw and stretches his mouth open
  • A woman has a nightmare about her late husband, she watches as he suddenly bursts into flames in front of her and burns to death.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Jump-scare of an injured, disoriented man suddenly appearing in front of a woman.
  • You see a minor child's horrifying reaction to a little girl with missing arms and legs, which proceeds a gory and chilling story about the little girl.

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