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Sex & Nudity

  • Passionate kissing scenes throughout the series and characters seen in bed implying sex. Constant discussion of sex and virginity. Affairs and cheating are frequent.

Violence & Gore

  • Later episodes in the series involve it and themes of it, e.g. one student is frequently date raped in an episode where Brenda volunteers at a teen hotline, Brenda is robbed at gunpoint and Dylan's father is the target of a Mob hit in later seasons' episodes.


  • Some, TV-safe words like "damn" and "hell". Infrequent use of the words "bitch" and "ass".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Many episodes are about this by both the young people themselves and parents. Many characters deal with substance issues revolving around cocaine, heroin, and lsd.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Characters are stalked, held hostage, and one is raped in the later seasons.

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