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Sex & Nudity

  • Contains moderate sexual content with no nudity. Some sex scenes.
  • Lesbian kiss
  • A woman in a car offers a man sexual favors.
  • A young woman takes a shower in the first episode. Her bare upper back is shown.
  • In Episode 5, a man prepares to engage in sexual activity with a woman, but nothing is shown. Later, it is implied that a man and a woman have had sex; the woman is seen wearing a bra, but briefly.
  • Episodes 1 and 2 have a sex scene, but they are very brief.

Violence & Gore

  • In Episode 4, a man punches and pushes another man to the ground.


  • Moderate strong language used throughout
  • Every episode contains a bunch of f-words.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Prescription drug abuse is a central theme, painkillers are used and frequently alluded to with honest depictions of addiction and dependence
  • Cigarette smoking by background characters, but none of the recurring, highly unlikely..

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a drug bust in Episode 1.
  • A major theme in the series is the acceptation of a gay/lesbian relationship in the eighties and nighties. Some scenes can be intense and confronting to behold.


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Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A main character dies of an overdose of heroin.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In Episode 5, a woman becomes extremely hysterical when her father finds and destroys her supply of drugs.
  • In the pilot episode a mine is collapsing and a girl gets aggressively pushed into a mine cart. The aftermath where she shows her injured back is not for everyone.

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