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Sex & Nudity

  • Tatiana strips full nude and Thomas crawls towards her and starts to give her oral sex. He starts to have flashbacks to having sex with another character, and he wakes up on the floor
  • This series becomes progressively more sexually graphic as it goes on. Season 1 contains a few brief sex scenes, but very scarce nudity. Season 2 contains full frontal male nudity with topless female nudity with a few sex scenes, but some of the nudity is presented in a non-sexual context. Season 3 and onward are far more sexually explicit, containing many explicit sex scenes, including many scenes in brothels in which prolonged male and female nudity is clearly shown, as well as graphic sexual acts with full nudity in view.
  • Frequent male nudity from Cillian Murphy whose naked butt can be seen several times throughout the show. Gaite Jansen's breasts are frequently shown in a seductive way as well as her butt.
  • There is a graphic orgy sequence in Season 3.
  • Graphic sex scenes throughout the show and sometimes full and sometimes partial nudity. The sex and nudity becomes severe as the show goes on.
  • There are scenes which take place in brothels with fully nude men and women having sex. A fight occurs during one of the episodes and nude women run away.
  • Occasional sexual content. There are only a couple of episodes that are explicit. Mostly just moderate.

Violence & Gore

  • Almost every episode has some form of brutal violence in it. There are frequent gun fights and brawls. The main gang has razors sealed in their caps, and they use them often in fights. Blood is clearly shown in almost every instance.
  • Season 2 and 4 contain the most graphic violence.
  • There is a scene where a man gets stabbed in the face multiple times on screen and his face is very bloody and disfigured.
  • A person is shot in the face point blank and a large amount of blood sprays out the back of their head and onto a window.
  • Someones throat gets slit and a very large amount of blood sprays out
  • Season 2 contains a graphic rape scene and the person gets shot in the head afterwards.
  • A person stabs someone with a meathook with blood spraying out and then they both get almost completley covered in blood and the person shoots them in the head and a very large amount of blood splatters everywhere and all over the persons face.
  • Someones head gets repeatedly hit with a metal pot until their head is crushed.
  • A man beats someone repeatedly until they can't move and then cuts their face off
  • A major character gets hit in the head and gets brain damage and then has blood in the side of their head and struggles to do basic functions like talking and moving and sweats uncontrollably
  • In a flashback scene to ww1 there is a fight in a tunnel thats very bloody and gory
  • A man in an elevator gets shot with machine guns with blood spraying out in slow motion
  • Someones face is slammed against a sink multiple times with blood spray and then his ear is cut off with a razor
  • A mans in sawed into with a knife with blood squirting everywhere and then gets stabbed in the face a few times
  • There are scenes with strong violence, some are very bloody. These are nearly all shootings.


  • "Cunt" has been said 3 times in the series so far
  • This is probably one of the most profane tv shows out there.
  • The word "Fuck" is used with increasing frequency throughout the series. "Fuck has been said 614 times so far"
  • "Whore", "damn" and "hell" are used quite frequently
  • "Shit" and "bitch" are used occasionally

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There are many portrayals of drug use throughout the series.
  • All the characters, especially Thomas Shelby, are constantly smoking cigarettes. Constantly is a very light word, for the amount of smoking shown in screen.
  • Use of cocaine is quite common.
  • Tommy and others are seen smoking Opium throughout the series as a coping mechanism.
  • Smoking, drinking and drunkeness are portrayed in many settings.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A few torture scenes are present throughout the series and may be disturbing/frightening to younger viewers.
  • The effects of PTSD are commonly portrayed and can be upsetting to some viewers
  • There's a scene where a child gets killed by a car bomb. Quite upsetting.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • It is very heavily implied a main character was raped by a priest when he was a kid.

Violence & Gore

  • One of the most brutal fights is the nightclub fight (season 2) where people get cut and brutally beaten with quite a bit of blood.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • We see Finn Shelby sniffing cocaine in Season 3. Shown Briefly.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Tommy's self destructive behavior, excessive drinking and using opium, suicide attempts, and his anti social behavior might be disturbing to some viewers.
  • There is a scene when a group of people are torturing Tommy. They cut one of his teeth.

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