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(2019– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • Opening scene to the PILOT is of two people having sex underneath some sheets. You see legs and thrusting, hear some heavy breathing...
  • Episode 2. There is a discussion about people having sex and you can hear sounds of it as they speak. After cuts to a scene of a dog and blurred in the background you can see movement of people having sex.
  • There's a few sex scenes in season two, nothing too explicit. Kissing, and mild nudity.
  • There's kissing frequently but no more than that.
  • Throughout the show in some sex scenes, (although not shown) oral sex is implied.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman is shot on her right shoulder, blood is seen as another woman tries to help her. Season 2 is darker than season 1.
  • A woman beats another woman and makes her face bleed as she tries to get up, she continues to kick and punch her.
  • A man who is in prison is stabbed by another man. Not that much blood is shown.
  • Dead bodies are shown. The violence and gore is not that shown.


  • Some words like "ass", "bitch".
  • Uses of words like "bitch", "ass", "damn" nothing too intense. The usual profanity for a TV-14 show.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The protagonist drinks throughout season one and two.
  • Season two, there's many drugs shown throughout (more than season one) and there's also use of drug.
  • A man, (depicted as a drug addict) is seen many times throughout season 2 inhaling, and injecting himself with drugs.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A woman is forced to strip down as a man points a gun at her this scene can be very hard to watch no nudity shown but it's intense.


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Sex & Nudity

  • A woman is forced by a drug dealer, dangerous man to strip naked. This scene can be very intense and frightening however nudity is not shown.

Violence & Gore

  • In season two, a man dies from a drug overdose, blood is seen coming out of his mouth and nose. Nothing too gory.
  • Season one, a guy tries to strangle a teenage boy, making him pass out for a while later on the teen wakes up and is shot, that resulting in his death.
  • Season two episode 10, a woman is shot in the back twice. It is shown offscreen but her body is later seen on the floor.
  • There's a car accident at the end of season one, the characters are shown with a few wounds a blood nothing too intense.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man dies from an overdose (check violence & gore for more details).

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The body of a teenage boy is discovered by the protagonist, this scene can be quite sad.
  • Two people die on episode 10 of season 2, it can be quite frightening but nothing too intense.
  • One of the main characters has his head shoved into a toilet by a man after he stole some money. This scene could be a little bit strong but it's not something too violent.
  • At the end of season 1, there's a car accident, the characters are rushed into a hospital nothing too serious but could be a little bit scary.
  • Girl has a nightmare/flashback of finding a dead man coming back to life in the trunk of her car. A bit of a jump scare.

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