My Brilliant Friend (TV Series 2018– ) Poster

(2018– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • Talking about crushes, romance, kissing and more.
  • There is a middle-aged man kisses and touches a teenage girl unexpectedly.
  • One of the female leads gets up in the bath, revealing her breast and full bush.
  • In season 3, there is one extremely disturbing rape scene. There is another scene of attempted rape

Violence & Gore

  • Violence is realistic and generally mild, but can be upsetting: a teacher marches a boy forcefully up a school hall by his ear saying "Look at the dunce!" and calling him a donkey in front of the other kids.
  • A man is stabbed in the neck and dies.
  • Domestic abuse is shown throughout the show. It is not really graphic most of the time but can be shocking still
  • A man is seen being violently beaten. His face is bloody. Some blood splatter is seen
  • A man is seen being kicked and thrown down the stairs (offscreen). Quite disturbing.
  • A man is seen being violently beaten, resulting in lots of blood on his face. At the same time, his girlfriend is being raped. Really disturbing


  • Profanity is in Italian altrough there is subtitles and language includes: b*tch, s*it and more.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some social drinking. Some characters are smoking but we barely see it

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The show can be pretty intense at times
  • In season 2, there is a scene of a man getting beaten with some kids crying. Really intense and disturbing
  • This show deals with intense themes. Some really violent and intense scenes are seen, such as instances of realistic violence and rape


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Sex & Nudity

  • There is a subplot where a much older man (the father of a schoolmate) tries to have sex with Elena. He passionately kisses her and rubs her genital area. This is a little disturbing to watch, as Elena is shown to be 15 years old and is clearly shocked by the man's behaviour.
  • In season 2 there is also thouch of the genitals, a rape scene and a sex scene between an older man and a young girl.
  • In season 2, a rape scene. We see the girl's breasts. Pretty graphic and disturbing
  • There is a scene in season 1 where lila is in a bathtub. Lenù is washing her and at a certain point she stands up. Breasts and pubic region are clearly visible. The scene lasts for about 15 seconds.

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