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(2015– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • Season 3 Man and woman shown naked laying face to face and the woman's buttocks are shown.
  • Season 4: Second episode man and woman having sex. Woman on top shown from back. She's moaning and grunting and moving on the man. Her buttocks are shown.
  • Two men are seen naked leaving a locker room. Rear nudity is shown.
  • Infrequent sex and nudity throughout the show. Some sexual scenes with movements and partial nudity (mainly male and female bare buttocks). Some scenes of nudity in non-sexual contexts (no full frontal) A few scenes where prostitution is implied in a club. Some sexually charged dialogue (nothing graphic). Same and opposite sex couples have romances.
  • A man is shown face down and naked, buttocks glimpsed.
  • Throughout: Occasional scenes in a 'pleasure house,' women are shown lying in beds or standing in rooms, sometimes scantily clad.

Violence & Gore

  • This show is violent, but not excessively. Gunfights are infrequent. It's more intense than Star Trek, but not venturing into high or severe territory.
  • A man is shown spontaneously exploding with blood and gore shown in graphic detail. This scene is referenced again in multiple future episode recaps.
  • A woman crushes the skull of a recently deceased man to fit him inside a storage space. Very graphic and bloody.
  • Intense sci-fi violence throughout. Scenes of shooting and deaths by guns, or space battles. Some moments of extreme gore are shown (they are described in this page) but are infrequent.
  • A worker loses his arm in an accident, later seen at the doctor being assessed. Although a stump is shown not graphic, no blood and it seems (being set in the future) pain is very short lived, enhanced replacement or regeneration is possible.
  • Men are shown fighting and rioting.
  • A man is shown with a dagger through his chest.


  • Religious profanity, including "Jesus" in the first episode.
  • Season 1 has no F-words - the language is mostly mild. Season 2 has an average 2 F-words per episode. Season 3 contains frequent strong language.
  • Throughout all of season 3, the profanity is increased from previous seasons. This includes frequent use of the F-word per episode by multiple characters.
  • Multiple uses of blasphemy throughout the series.
  • Strong language is not constant but does increase as the series progresses: uses of shit, fuck, fucking, damn, hell, asshole, bullshit, GD, "son of a bitch" and more.
  • Occasional strong language.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • People are occasionally shown drinking alcohol in social settings or with others.
  • People are shown sitting around smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Suggested Rating: TV-MA for mostly sexual content including nudity, language, gore and violence


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Violence & Gore

  • A young boy is first shown with blood on his hands. As the camera pans out, it shows that he has fully dismembered a person splayed out on the floor. Extremely graphic.

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