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Sex & Nudity

  • A couple has sex in the first episode. Both are nude, the man lies on top of the woman. Side nudity is shown on both and her right breast is visible.
  • In a couple episodes upper body female nudity is briefly visible, including during sex, but there is no genital (graphic) nudity seen (Season 3).
  • A woman disrobes and prods her breasts supposedly checking for lumps. Her right breast is visible.
  • On a couple of occasion teenagers are suggested to have intercourse. We see them lying on each other or siting on laps. No nudity is shown though.
  • A woman is shown performing oral sex on another woman. However, no nudity is shown. Very brief
  • Season 3 - Some of the scenes include couples having sex, generally without graphic details. One of the episodes shows teen characters kissing and having intercourse with brief breast exposure which is awkward as the girl is a minor.
  • Much of the episodes on season three contains sex scenes.
  • A couple have intercourse while a woman's breasts are shown - side nudity is shown on both.
  • Only 3 sex scenes throughout the entire first season.

Violence & Gore

  • Several children are shown with the area around their eyes burned beyond recognition in a number of episodes.
  • Autopsy on goat's head, and of birds too (the bird's autopsy is less graphic), some mild blood scenes.
  • In the first episode of the second season a man is killed with a pickaxe. There is little blood shown.
  • A man hangs himself in the first episode. It is shown briefly and you can hear him struggling. It may seem disturbing to some viewers.
  • A woman is shot with a shotgun, her body is shown later, not graphic
  • Overall not a very violent show, the show focuses more on story rather than violence.


  • There are 4-5 uses of fuck per episode and there is a single use of cunt throughout the entire show

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Occasional brief weed use in season 1.
  • Teens meet to pick up drugs, the drugs are not shown.
  • A man looking for his son comes across a drug stash, they're never shown being taken but a man mentions selling them to high school students.
  • Lot of smoking and not shown in a negative way.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Incredibly distressing deaths of main characters occur throughout this series in increasing frequency. S2E8 and S3E5 are particularly shocking.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • Sex and nudity shown in a few episodes, adultery, teenage sex, brief nudity of teenage characters, which is uncomfortable as females are minor children. Some stronger themes such as trans prostitution.
  • A child is nearly raped in the third season but is stopped before it can happen

Violence & Gore

  • Two men are involved in a car crash. One is dead and another is wounded, blood covering his face. Can be upsetting to some
  • Ulrich is seen smashing in child Helge's skull in a bloody and tense sequence. Child Helge is later shown to be alive.
  • In the second season an older man falls, hits his head and is left to die
  • In season 3, a girl kills a man with a fire hydrant with repeated hits. The man she killed had previously stabbed a man's neck. Not much blood shown.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In The first episode a man hangs himself with a rope (frightening for younger viewers)
  • The show has a very dark atmosphere (no pun intended) characters are consistently in danger, with some deaths. Especially the 3rd season and finale are very intense and emotional.

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