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Sex & Nudity

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Male buttocks shown
  • Season 1 Episode 8: Moans and sexual noises, offscreen.
  • Season 2 Episode 2: Stripper shown from side, entire bare breast visible. Couple having sex, man's naked buttocks shown thrusting from behind.
  • Season 2 Episode 7: A couple is seen having sex, nude. Womans Butt is visible. No breasts shown, but the scene lasts for about 10 seconds.
  • Season 2 episode 8. Early on a couple is seen having intercourse; Male rear nudity shown as he is standing during the act.

Violence & Gore

  • Very realistic scene of a mother aggressively choking her crying five month old baby with the bottom of a wooden coat hanger. It is not implied off-camera.
  • Although rare, the violence depicted can be quite graphic and bloody. Usually shown in the aftermath.
  • Season 2 contains much more violence than season 1. It happens more often and is usually brutal and bloody.
  • Season 2 episode 1 shows a woman stabbing a man in the mouth with an ice cream scooper. She repeatedly continues and we see the man chocking on his own blood for 30 seconds. This whole scene is entirely shown for the whole duration.


  • An occasional Shit and fuck. Also an occasional vulgar reference too.
  • Name-calling (killer)
  • Season 2 has strong pervasive language throughout.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Weed I think
  • One of the main characters is addicted to opiates

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Very realistic scene of a mother aggressively choking her crying five month old baby with the bottom of a wooden coat hanger. It is not implied off-camera.
  • The entire series has a constant dark and unsettling atmosphere. There are no jump scares like your typical horror show, instead, the show uses a more psychological approach to create a sense of Impending doom.
  • In season 2 a scene shows a man and woman having sex on a church alter; it is clearly shown they're doing it an a sign of disrespect as a statue of the crucifix is shown partly destroyed and laid down facing the couple during this scene (clearly shown via camera angle). This can be very demeaning and disturbing for many viewers.
  • Extreme


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Violence & Gore

  • At the start of episode 1 a man is seen driving his car into a lake, while having a rope around his neck. There is a brief shot of the radio being splattered with blood but not much else. Near the end of episode 1 a man hallucinates seeing dead guards all over Shawshank. While there is a hefty amount of blood around each body, they are seen from security cameras, making the deaths a little less graphic. In episode 4 a man goes on a killing spree and kills multiple guards around Shawshank. This is all seen from lower quality security cameras, so it is very hard to make out any graphic wounds. The man also gets shot shortly after, his body seen with a little blood; this is offscreen, however you see the main character covered in his blood. All together the violence is more or less played for scares and to disturb the viewer, and in terms of brutality it's on par with TV14 shows. (Also, as a quick note, these are not all the deaths in the show's five episodes, these are all deaths that are spoilers. And to also add on to this, even though many people die in Season 1, most of the actual killings are offscreen.)
  • Season 1 Episode 8: 2 people are murdered in a disturbing and brutal scene in which the aftermath is shown in a lingering, bloody, and mutilated fashion. Definitely MA.

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