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Sex & Nudity

  • Episode 1: Dimly lit sex scene. The man's rear end can be seen.
  • In countless instances, male graphic nudity is shown. Female nudity is shown as well but it isn't as common and explicit as the male nudity.
  • Copious amounts of nudity throughout season 1. Sexual activity occurs less frequently, but it is still visible in a few instances.
  • 2 men have sex. You only see the very end of it. Mostly implied but you see upper body.
  • Fetuses are placed in a machine to grow up. They are later shown as fully nude adults.
  • Episodes 5 and 6 contain sex scenes.
  • Male full frontal nudity with the character Dr. Manhattan; His penis can be seen in detail multiple times.
  • A graphic gay sex scene is shown in a later episode.
  • Dr. Manhattan's penis is shown, but for those that aren't familiar with this show, he is blue and you only get the side of his penis in most cases.
  • Full male nudity and some female nudity is shown.
  • Full male nudity is shown, sometimes for an extended period. Female nudity isn't as graphic.

Violence & Gore

  • A dead woman had a bashed head and you can see all the blood insides of her head. Two men are tied and dragged by a car but no blood shown.
  • Lots of shooting with bloody detail
  • Several scenes depict brutal hand-to-hand combat. In one scene in particular a man takes out several robbers in very graphic ways - repeatedly stabbing one with glass and bashing the other's head until it breaks open.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Watchmen is the sequel to the landmark 80s graphic novel. The original story was notorious for its extreme violence and psychotic characters, so some of that finds its way here.
  • Some of the violence is racially charged which adds to its intensity level even more.
  • In the very first episode, an entire field of cattle is graphically gunned down. This is upsetting for animal lovers.
  • Rated TV-MA for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language.


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Violence & Gore

  • A woman breaks her husband's skull open with a hammer, which is mostly offscreen, but sound effects are heard and blood splatters are shown. She then reaches inside and pulls a disc out of his head, which is shown graphically on screen for a few seconds.
  • A sequence showcases Doctor Manhattan exploding the heads of masked criminals in a sequence. It is graphic, but not long or drawn out.

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