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(2017– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • Some sex scenes, nothing too graphic.
  • In one of the episodes there's a party, where a man in drag bares his breasts. The scene lasts 3 seconds.
  • A woman's bare backside is seen on a bed in the foreground of a dialogue a character has with a boy.
  • Ep 4 there is a clothed sex scene
  • A scene that lasts for seconds shows two women and a man's bare backside lying on a bed.

Violence & Gore

  • Violence is rare but when it's shown, it's REALLY gruesome
  • Cannibalism, gory violence, dismemberment and strong violence.
  • Season One last episode: Torture scene which is long and is so disturbing.
  • Season 1: At least one violent/gore scene per episode, including multiple stabbings, dead bodies, one scene where a man is brutally sliced in half (only the aftermath is shown, the act is out of focus) and a gruesome autopsy shown in dim light.


  • "Cunt" is used once. "Cock" and "fuck" are used often enough.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A few people are seen drinking alcoholic substances. Nothing worse.
  • Main character smokes.
  • A character partakes of sniffing tobacco.
  • A character is out of breath and says it is due to him having done nitrous oxide the night before.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Contains extremely graphic violence and scenes of incest.
  • The show is very creepy, frightening yet cool at the same time. There are clearly supernatural elements present.
  • Rated TV MA for strong gruesome violence, strong language, and some sexual content.


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Sex & Nudity

  • Incestuous scenes. Graphic sexual scenes. It's implied that a character is a pedophile and is also attracted to animals.
  • An incestuous sex scene is shown later in the series, and incestuous hints are present throughout.

Violence & Gore

  • A kid is found dead with her intestines shown. Quite disturbing.

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