Only Murders in the Building

TV Show • 2021 • Comedy  

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Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.
This tv show contains 56 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
214 supporters
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5
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72
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violetrain
A dog is shown laying poisoned on the floor, whimpering and wheezing at the end of episode 3. However the dog survives
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is religion discussed?
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0
Are there dislocations?
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0
Is existentialism debated?
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0
Yes
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Abandonment
2
Miami
S3
In flashbacks it is shown that a teenage girl has to give up her baby for adoption. She spends the rest of her life searching for him and hoping to reunite with her child.
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6
0
thespianscreed
S2
A parrot is left behind after its owner dies but is given to someone else shortly after.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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6
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1
Yes
0
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4
Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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42
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0
1
it is discovered that there are secret tunnels connecting the apartments that have been used to spy on people and break in.
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2
Anaximandera
in episode 1x1, one of the main characters vaguely discusses his father being abusive to his mother, and fearing that he'll repeat that behavior.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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0
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5
1
Anonymous
Someone who feels like they‘re being ignored and underapprechiated becomes the killer in season 2
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9
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19
1
thespianscreed
S2
A main character has blackouts in her memory and questions if she is violent for most of this season, spurred on by the public believing her to be guilty of two violent crimes. This and her implied PTSD are explored in-depth in S2E6-S2E7.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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0
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3
Is a child abused?
72 supporters
Yes
22
No
15
5
Gemini
Beginning of 1x7, a deaf child is yelled at and shaken roughly by his father, not put in the light of abuse, but still could be triggering
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Addiction
4
Beardifulbeans
Prescription pill abuse is implied
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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0
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25
Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Yes
1
No
21
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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0
No
9
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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41
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
Yes
72
No
5
5
The Cat dies but they never show it. But they do show a dead frozen cat in the freezer in episode 3, but it looks very fake.
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Are animals abused?
118 supporters
Yes
62
No
5
4
theficus
S3
 E6
A very contrived side-plot in this episode is a fish being almost flushed down a toilet. Prior to that, it is carried in a plastic bag, placed in a toilet tank, and accidentally flushed. It survives in the end.
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0
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35
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86
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0
7
violetrain
In episode 3, a frozen dead cat is shown falling out of someone’s freezer and its leg is broken off. The leg is shown again later in the episode
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Is an animal sad?
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4
No
2
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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0
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10
Does a cat die?
106 supporters
Yes
87
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0
6
violetrain
In episode 3, a frozen dead cat is shown falling out of someone’s freezer and its leg is broken off. The leg is shown again later in the episode
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Does a pet die?
92 supporters
Yes
29
No
3
0
erregie
S3
 E6
A fish is flushed from a toilet tank into the bowl but lives
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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0
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46
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
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0
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36
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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8
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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38
Are there sharks?
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0
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8
Are there bugs?
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0
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28
Assault
Is someone drugged?
18 supporters
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12
No
0
3
*SPOILERS* charles is sedated by the murderer. he remains conscious but is unable to speak much
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Is there pedophilia?
69 supporters
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0
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9
Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
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0
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9
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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2
No
3
1
Miami
S3
In flashbacks it is implied that a teenage girl was manipulated by a much older man into having sex with him, and she became pregnant because of this
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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3
Yes
13
No
3
1
S1
 E7
two main characters are abducted and tied up while in a car.
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2
No
20
2
Not actually assaulted, but there's a murder fantasy within the first 5 min that can be triggering.
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Yes
7
No
1
1
dvvvd
S3
 E6
One of the main characters is surprised by someone (who had no malintent) with a hand covering the mouth.
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0
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3
Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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1
No
20
Are any hands damaged?
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0
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3
Is there throat mutilation?
18 supporters
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0
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3
Does someone struggle to breathe?
19 supporters
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20
No
6
Is there decapitation?
19 supporters
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0
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6
Is there cannibalism?
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0
No
29
Is someone crushed to death?
18 supporters
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0
No
9
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
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2
No
2
Is someone burned alive?
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0
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27
Is someone buried alive?
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0
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26
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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1
No
6
Is there amputation?
17 supporters
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24
No
11
6
Beardifulbeans
A frozen cats leg breaks off. Not sure if that counts
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Yes
26
No
11
2
Beardifulbeans
Shot with visible wounds
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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0
No
7
Is there a hanging?
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24
Does someone asphyxiate?
16 supporters
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1
No
6
Yes
5
No
21
2
chachanowyall
Oliver bites into a pork chop and his tooth gets stuck. It's played for laughs, but is a bit gross.
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1
A person sees blood and faints.
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17
No
11
4
Beardifulbeans
A frozen cats leg breaks off. Not sure if that counts
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Does someone have a seizure?
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0
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21
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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1
No
26
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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0
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24
Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
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15
No
13
0
BeeBooBow
technically mental torment by showing a characters worst fears in order to get a confession in the last episode of season two.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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2
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10
5
violetrain
In a flashback, it’s revealed someone was pushed off of a roof and died. Their body is shown on the ground
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Is there eye mutilation?
64 supporters
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0
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23
Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
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5
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0
Yes
23
No
2
4
Sydney383
The first season shows the murder victim with a gunshot in the side of his head. Pretty gruesome
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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8
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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4
No
22
1
Ghurd55555
There’s a teen that dies, but I don’t know how old she exactly is, so she could be 18/19
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Is a minor sexualized?
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0
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8
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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0
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4
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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0
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8
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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0
No
4
Yes
11
No
0
0
figcluster
A cat dies and a dog is poisoned in season 1
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
Yes
12
No
0
1
several deaths and descriptions of death throughout
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
23 supporters
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0
No
12
1
lillianm
There is a deaf character played by a deaf actor
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Family
Yes
24
No
4
3
borealisaustrialus
Despite the current responses, Two Characters are kidnapped and taken to an undisclosed location after a break-in at a funeral home goes awry.
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Does a parent die?
10 supporters
Yes
10
No
13
1
Moonsels
In flashbacks, it has happened before. S2 E7
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
21
No
6
1
onlyash
No but there are several references to unfaithful spouses throughout all of season 1
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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0
No
24
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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Yes
4
No
20
Is someone possessed?
9 supporters
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25
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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1
No
24
2
Memebird
Not really ghosts, but Mabel does talk to people (like Tim Kono and Ben Glenroy) who have died. Not in a "they're actually there" sense, more like talking with herself, but it could be compared to ghosts.
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Are there clowns?
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0
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22
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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1
No
2
Is trypophobic content shown?
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0
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4
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
7 supporters
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0
No
7
Yes
34
No
1
1
borealisaustrialus
No nudity, however. Only one person is seen showering at a time.
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Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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1
No
3
Gross
Yes
0
No
22
1
thespianscreed
S2
 E4
No, but a pregnant woman's water breaks visibly.
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Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
73
No
2
14
S3
catlover29 doing the lords work in here.
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Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
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0
No
5
Is there on-screen pooping?
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0
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4
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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0
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15
Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
Yes
20
No
3
1
Beginning of ep 1, someone is stabbed and you can hear it
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Is there farting?
5 supporters
Yes
3
No
2
1
thespianscreed
S2
 E7
A baby farts early in the episode.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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0
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12
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
Yes
2
No
16
2
onlyash
The cops are mainly depicted as useless idiots except for the one det. that helps them out later- as of season 1 finale
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8
No
0
1
Memebird
Oscar, one of Mabel's childhood friends, was wrongfully imprisoned for a murder he didn't commit. He's released in season 1, and his time in prison is talked about.

In season 2, Charles visits Jan in prison. Jan is also briefly mentioned in season 3.

Throughout the series, various main and non-main characters are arrested (innocent or not), most often in the season finales.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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0
No
5
Are there transphobic slurs?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Yes
0
No
5
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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0
No
20
Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
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0
No
19
Is there a mental institution scene?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Yes
9
No
14
2
Memebird
[Spoilers]

It's very brief, but the start of season 3 episode 9 shows Oliver in the hospital (about to be released), and Mabel has a dream that takes place in the hospital as well. All of this is one short scene.
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Is there menstruation?
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0
No
5
Yes
15
No
12
7
MariskaHarshbarger
Yes, a main character's father is shown to have had cancer in season 2.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
30 supporters
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Yes
16
No
0
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
43 supporters
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Yes
2
No
17
Is autism misrepresented?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is a mentally ill person violent?
22 supporters
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Yes
2
No
13
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
2
Lzg
S1
Tim Kono is initially suspected to have committed suicide but this is later disproven
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3
Ray957
Mabel, particularly in s1 and s2, sees and speaks with “ghosts”. They’re implied to be only products of her mind, but are presented to the viewer as if she is conversing with any other character. It’s neat. And somewhat disconcerting.
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Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Yes
7
No
11
3
artnouvhoe
episode 7 is told from the perspective of a deaf person, so no words are said, but there is a constant pitching noise in the background that can be triggering
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Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body dysmorphia?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
3
violetrain
A character is believed to commit suicide and a note is found with similar language in it. Another character expresses wanting to die after the death of his cat
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Yes
5
No
13
1
Ray957
S3
Anxiety attacks cause/precede Oliver’s heart attacks.
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Yes
19
No
3
1
Beardifulbeans
Two men are standing in a closet recording a podcast
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5
g112233
S3
 E3
Second half of S3:E9, it's shown a character who's been fasting break the fast and eat a cookie (shows as if it's a "binge") and calling themselves a pig. In the first half of S3:E10, Mabel calls out that it's an eating disorder, as the scene is revisited, however it doesn't linger on the topic.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
4
Beardifulbeans
No spoilers: someone has a gunshot wound to the head and, up to the point I’m at right now in the show, is being classified as suicide. That’s all I know
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
21 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
12
No
9
0
thespianscreed
A baby cries offscreen from about 6:50-7:00.
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Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Yes
3
No
12
0
MichelleWages
There is some, but it's a small amount. So far, I have been able to look away with no issues.
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Is there screaming?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
1
Multiple characters drop the F-bomb
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2
JayFluffy
Towards the start of the first episode, the fire alarm goes off in their building. It is not incredibly bright but the stairwell is slightly lit up by flashing red.
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Paranoia
1
secret tunnels are used to spy on people in the building.
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Yes
18
No
2
1
amw456
S1E7 Theo signs in ASL directly to the camera, it is captioned. Just one sentence.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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0
No
15
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
18
No
15
4
Memebird
S3
 E9
[Spoilers]

Mabel dreams that she's giving birth to triplets near the beginning of season 3 episode 9. The triplets aren't shown as actual babies.
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Are there abortions?
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0
No
22
0
thespianscreed
S2
Two characters have babies in this season and both are shown several times.
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Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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0
No
19
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
33 supporters
Yes
31
No
0
7
violetrain
In episode 5, a character makes fun of another character’s past weight gain and a picture is shown of the character either in a fat suit or heavily edited to look bigger
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SpaceCactus
No, but in season 1 episode 9 there are some uncomfortable comments where a character's gender is put into question. I don't remember the timestamp, but it's while the characters are looking through a box of sex toys during the first half of the episode.
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Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
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0
No
21
Are there homophobic slurs?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Yes
0
No
16
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
3
No
15
3
Ray957
S3
 E10
Sazz is killed off in s3 e10. Not a “bury your gays” moment so much, thankfully, as a number of other queer characters persist in major roles.
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Jordie
At the beginning of episode 1, one of the main characters encounters a man who speaks graphically and tactlessly about his father who has ALS. He describes the disabling effects of his father’s ALS and expresses that their family would be better off if he were to die.
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Are there n-words?
21 supporters
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Yes
1
No
21
Is there aphobia?
13 supporters
Yes
1
No
6
0
MundaneMeow
Lots of casual references to being alone (romantically/sexually) as being the worst possible fate, even going so far as to suggest it's a signifier of being dead or monstrous.
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Race
Is there blackface?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Relationships
Yes
3
No
7
2
theficus
The primary show premise is a group of two older men and a much younger woman with a shared love of true crime podcasts solving mysteries. The relationship is strictly platonic however.
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Religious
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Sex
Yes
18
No
2
4
8BitMonkey
no nudity or s*x scenes are ever shown. a box of sex toys is found, and it appears a couple times throughout season one, but they're never shown being used. two characters sleep together totally offscreen, and one of them repeatedly mentions it in a bragging manner after the fact. one character mentions that they could hear a couple having s*x next door. two characters are briefly seen passionately making out in an elevator.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
2
No
5
2
there is a semi-nude painting shown several times in season 2.
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Is there bestiality?
51 supporters
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0
No
8
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
Yes
0
No
3
2
Memebird
No, but a box of sex toys is shown.
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Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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0
No
4
Are there incestuous relationships?
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56 supporters
Yes
10
No
16
13
In the second episode someone makes a joke that someone else is going to do something sexual with their cousins, it was only am offhand joke though and nothing happens. It could still be triggering or upsetting to survivors of incest.
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Sexism
0
figcluster
A man crying about his dead cat seems to be intended as a joke (i.e., meant to be laughed at) in S1. Most characters comfort him in the moment, which is definitely meant as a joke in juxtaposition to a lack of group emotion about a dead person. Later, it's implied that the man is too emotional because it was only a cat.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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0
No
7
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
No
4
Yes
3
No
2
2
lillianm
In the first episode, a stranger describes his father's condition living in hospice, including that he wouldn't understand being told about a TV star
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
1
1
Memebird
Mabel's father died of terminal cancer. This is only shown/discussed in flashbacks, and happened years before the events of the show.
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Social
Yes
3
No
6
3
Oliver is evicted and then calls himself homeless but stays with Mabel.

Last 2 episodes of season 1
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
12
No
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onlyash
SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1 FINALE------------
Mabel, Charles, and Oliver are put in a cop car and taken to the police station after having been found over Bunny's dead body, Mabel herself being covered in her blood.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Beardifulbeans
Almost
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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violetrain
A dead body is shown with a head wound and lots of blood. The main characters return to the bloody scene later on. A main character also suffers from nosebleeds
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Does someone drown?
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artnouvhoe
the plot revolves around the death of a man that seems to have shot himself and are shown the wound on multiple occasions
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