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(2014– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • A man tells another man that he would cut off his testicles if he didn't follow his orders. But he doesn't do this.
  • Two police officers discuss about a sexual abuse case.
  • A male newborn child is shown naked. No nudity though.
  • Multiple mild to moderate sexual references throughout, a few instances are a little strong such as a man telling another man about a dog having sex with a woman
  • Basically no nudity in the entire series aside from 6 brief instances of rear ends shown. One is barely noticeable.
  • Strip club scene in episode 1 and 2. Woman in underwear in episode 2.
  • 4 sex scenes only one has rear end male nudity. All 4 are brief with no explicit nudity.
  • A man receives a hand job from a woman in a car. This lasts for about 20 seconds, no nudity
  • Implied BDSM a man is tied up and a woman suffocates him with a pillow off screen as the title card appears. No nudity mostly implications.
  • Some implied sex scenes and 6 brief instances of rear end nudity - one instance can be easily missed. 2 are in the same scene.
  • A man watches porn on his laptop that is never show, moaning is slightly audible. It is implied he was about to masturbate as his hands are under the table however he is interrupted by a phone call.

Violence & Gore

  • Shooting is the most common type of violence in the series. Some other examples are stabbings. All of these examples are almost always portrayed with varying degrees of blood letting. Corpses of deceased characters are sometimes shown, with some bloody imagery.
  • Season 1 and 3 have 1 or 2 instances of gory violence but the rest is quite tame. Season 2 has the most deaths but almost all of the violence is offscreen. Season 4 has a lot of shooting with some mild blood and one instance of a stabbing.
  • Season 1: Some people are shot offscreen. Violence is infrequent but when it happens, it can get somewhat bloody (but not graphic). The most violent scene in the season features a man killing his wife with a hammer. It is fully offscreen but the body is scene for a few seconds with bloody wounds. A scene shows a man snapping his bone back into place in his leg on screen although not graphic it maybe too much for squeamish people.
  • Season 3: Almost no bloody violence except for one graphic decapitation shown very briefly and a man removing glass from his neck and blood pours out. Other than that, there is some onscreen shooting but nothing graphic.
  • Season 2: A lot of shooting with bloody results, including a shootout where in a man is seen with a severed leg before being killed offscreen. A lot of characters are shot and killed mostly offscreen.
  • Season 4: Not very violent some shootings with some blood, most are offscreen. One instance has a man shot in the neck with an air rifle with lots of blood, another has a man stabbed to death mostly offscreen.
  • Season 1 is the most violent and gory.
  • Season 4 is the least violent.
  • The show mostly contains shootouts with some blood, most of the violence is delivered in a cartoony way almost inspired by westerns. Some of the more grisly and gory content may disturb some but is fairly rare.


  • Numerous abuses of "Christ" and "Jesus"--sometimes several in a single scene.
  • In season 1, a bully refers to Lester Nygaard as Lester Niggard
  • Season 3 contained the most strong language. Season 4 contains the strongest language of the whole show including racial slurs and about 3-7 uses of "fuck" each episode.
  • Season 4: More use of language than the previous seasons with uses of "fuck", "negro" and "wop". These are heard a few times each episode never frequent.
  • Season 4 Episode 1 Jesus Christ used as swearword
  • One use of "Paki" in season 2.
  • Season 1: Occasional instances of "shit", "tits", "pussy", "piss" and others.
  • Season 2: Occasional uses of "shit". Other words such as "pussy", "goddammit", and "hell" are used throughout.
  • Season 3: Same language as previous seasons, uses of "shit", "piss", "asshole", "damn", and others are heard throughout. Although there is one use of "cocksucker" and the word "fuck" is said 6 times, 4 unexpectedly in one scene, 2 other times barely audible in another episode easy to miss.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Characters use marijuana and are seen using it.
  • Season 2 and 3 features brief cocaine use. It's very infrequent and only in a few scenes.
  • Season 4 contains a little more drug use but still not excessive and still relatively tame and occurs only a few times.
  • Characters drink alcohol throughout and marijuana is used

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • More suspenseful than the film and more violent. However, considering it's a series the violence is not as frequent.
  • The main antogonists of seasons 1-3 , are all terrifying people . Billy Bob Thornton and David Thewlis' characters especially .
  • Season 4 is a lot slower than the first 3 however still has some intense moments.
  • Extended threatening situations throughout.


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Violence & Gore

  • A man grinds up another man's dead body in a meat grinder in season 2
  • One character breaks his nose two times in season 1. Not graphic.

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