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Sex & Nudity

  • References to rape and child abuse.
  • A man and woman are caught kissing.
  • A man and woman almost have sex.
  • A woman is seen shirtless. She has her bra on so nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Some strong violence.
  • Some drunken fights.
  • A woman comedically beats a man and knocks him out, she also punches her boyfriend in the face in an earlier episode.


  • Language throughout, lots of uses of 'fuck' and some uses of 'cunt' and other swear words.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Two characters get drunk together.
  • Lots of alcohol use.
  • A man snorts cocaine a few times.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The show is very heartbreaking and tragic.
  • The show has a fairly uncomfortably intense tone.
  • Finale is anxiety inducing and bleak.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • It's revealed Joseph was raped by 2 teenagers when he was 9 years old.

Violence & Gore

  • A man attempts to choke another man to death but he stops.
  • a woman strangles her mother to death. Not graphic
  • A man kills himself offscreen, he is seen hanging from the ceiling briefly

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Joe seeks revenge on the man who raped him.

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