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(2020– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • Brief male butt in non-sexual scenes.
  • Two nurses are shown having sex (the man's buttocks are fully shown).
  • A woman walks in on a man and woman having sex
  • A nurse masturbates a man in his jail cell. His fully erect penis is seen briefly from a distance.
  • Moderate amount of explicit sexual content including nudity and aberrant behavior including incest. Brief nudity but no bare breasts or full frontal scenes. Some scenes of sex.
  • A man gets out Vaseline and a women's underwear magazine and begins to masturbate briefly before he is interrupted. Shot from behind so nothing is seen
  • An episode shows the doctor performing an experiment on a naked dead woman. Her breasts are exposed.

Violence & Gore

  • Multiple men are stabbed (blood and gore shown).
  • A man smashes another man's head onto a toilet multiple times.
  • Generally contains strong, bloody violence including scenes of torture and medical settings. Some scenes are fairly graphic. There is a couple lobotomy scenes that go wrong, which can be disturbing
  • Two people have their eyes gouged with scissors while sleeping


  • Swearing gets worse as show goes on. Infrequent use of fuck, then at around episode 6, uses become frequent. They tend to come from mental patients at the hospital.
  • The F-WORDS start 26 minutes into the third episode ad continue.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man drinks hard liquor at a bar.
  • A character frequently is seeing abusing drugs. He is also called a "dope fiend".

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • TV MA for strong graphic violence, disturbing behavior, language throughout, some sexual content, and drug use


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Sex & Nudity

  • Surgery scene with partially nude male and female cadaver. Breast shown for several seconds in non-sexual manner.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is boiled alive, to the point of almost death. We see graphic close up scenes of him escaping with skin sloughing off.
  • A guys arms are sawed/snapped off whilst he is conscious (although on drugs) - pretty graphic

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A character is seen inhaling Nitrous Oxide, injecting Amphetamines and abusing other substances. In one episode this same character is seen on LSD.

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