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Sex & Nudity

  • There are a few scenes in Season 1 where a woman joins her husband in the shower. No nudity is shown in any of the scenes as the camera never goes below the shoulders.
  • Male nudity although no genitalia seen, number of episodes show male topless or partial nudity
  • Multiple episodes bizarrely have a male blacklister carrying out their crime either nude or in underwear, no genitalia is seen but there is a lot of bare flesh on show,
  • Occasional references to sex, on occasional sex 'action' scenes where no nudity is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is abruptly stabbed in the neck with a pen.
  • Every episode contains intense sequences of violence and action. Almost always with Bloody results but never too gory.
  • A protruding bone coming out of a man's leg is manipulated to try to get him to talk.
  • A body is disintegrated in a bathtub of acid.
  • In one episode, a terrorist makes a man stab himself and commit suicide.
  • A man has a bomb strapped to his neck. Later, it explodes; blood spatter shown.


  • Infrequent instances of bitch, ass, bastard, damn, and hell.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Red is quite fond of Wine and is shown drinking and discussing about wines in quite a few episodes. Nothing disturbing.
  • Occasionally people are shown drinking, mostly in the background. In some episodes drugs are shown but never taken.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The entire series has a dark gritty tone. There are also many intense seasons of crime and injury detail.


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Violence & Gore

  • Tom (main husband) is stabbed in the stomach and leg and lots of blood is shown.
  • A man called "The Good Samaritan" finds abusive husbands and inflicts the pain they inflicted on their wives. At the end, he tries to violently kill his own mother.
  • The Anslo Garrick episodes features a full-on armed assault on the Post Office Black Site. A FBI agent is operated on by Red. Anslo (the terrorist) blows the brains out of one of red's companions. In the concluding episode, Red is tortured.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Reddington suffocates a man to death in a hospital by forcing the pillow over his face. Very unexpected

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