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Sex & Nudity

  • At the end of season 1, a character is very nearly forced to have sex with a family member. It doesn't actually happen, but the character does strip down. The entire episode is extremely intense.
  • Very strong sex references and occasional nudity in some episodes
  • Sex scenes are much more intense and graphic in the first two series, but become a little more mild from series 3 onward.
  • Occasional sex scenes - quite graphic - no close up penetration shown, but some full frontal nudity.
  • Most of the nudity however involves adults as the main characters will almost 100% have nudity covered with an arm or, simply off camera. Some scenes do contain shots of the character's backsides.

Violence & Gore

  • There's occasional violence that ends in a bloody nose or a cut cheek, usually fights.
  • Some fight scenes.
  • Some dead bodies seen when characters die.
  • Each generation has one death of a main character, all of them being a little bloody in some way.
  • A girl commits suicide at the start of series 4 by jumping off of a club balcony whilst high on drugs, which becomes the focal point of the series. There is blood pooled around her head.
  • Occasional and sometimes strong


  • In Season 1 Episode 3 the N word is said by a character...
  • 'Fuck' used all the way through every episode, also frequent use of 'Shit', 'Cunt' and other milder profanities

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Strong drug use and teen partying in most of episodes.
  • Various drugs are portrayed throughout series, including alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, mdma, cocaine, pharmaceuticals, psychedelics, and other drugs.
  • People occasionaly snorting cocaine/mdma, taking various pills.
  • Lots of weed/cigarettes are smoked throughout every episode.
  • In season 1, there is an episode where a character injects pure heroin into themself.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In S1E6, there is a gun hostage scene, no one ends up getting shot but the whole situation is suspenseful
  • No frightening scenes but a few intense and some extremely depressing scenes, especially in season 1 & 2.
  • Each generation has one death of a main character.

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