Twin Peaks

TV Show • 1989 • Drama  

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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (This standalone version of the series pilot was produced for the European VHS market and has an alternate, closed ending.)
This tv show contains 101 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
0 supporters
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6
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26
1
Anonymous
Assuming that this page covers both the original series and The Return, in The Return we see a dog's severed leg but never the dog itself.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there throat mutilation?
19 supporters
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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0
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0
Is someone abused with a belt?
11 supporters
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0
Are there demons or Hell?
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Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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0
Are there dislocations?
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Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
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0
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0
Yes
0
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0
Are any hands damaged?
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Abandonment
2
JoeLollo
James was abandoned by his parents and left with his uncle Ed prior to the start of the series.
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7
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3
1
JoeLollo
Waldo, Jacques Renault's bird, is abandoned for a while before he is found.
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Abuse
Yes
10
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0
3
CMster
Extremely, though it's not necessarily apparent from the getgo
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7
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2
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Yes
35
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JohnCena
There’s multiple shots where the camera is from the point of view of someone following someone from a distance away, with deep breathing. It's very creepy.
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Westley
Very much so. The most prominent is the abuse between a woman and her boyfriend, but there is also abuse between a daughter and her father, and a separate daughter who is neglected and emotionally abused by her father. Healthy parental and domestic relationships are few and far between and there is a *lot* of near-abuse manipulation between almost all of the depicted couples.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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3
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2
2
JoeLollo
Prior to the start of the series, Leland Palmer was sexually assaulted by a pedophile who turned out to be the demon BOB. It is strongly implied, and shown in the Fire Walk With Me film, that Leland later abused Laura Palmer, his own daughter, after being possessed by BOB.
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Is someone gaslighted?
30 supporters
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21
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3
Is a child abused?
73 supporters
Yes
39
No
2
3
Westley
As described in other TWs here, there are frequent depictions of child abuse, as well as abuse of 17-18 y/o characters who still live with their parents and are seen as children, thus. The entire show revolves around abuse in a roundabout manner.
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Addiction
7
Westley
Characters are implied to use and sell cocaine, as well as syringed drugs. There is forced-drug usage implied as well, abuse casual occurrences of alcohol abuse.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Yes
35
No
1
1
Purl
In the first episode (Pilot) it's revealed that Laura Palmer has an addiction to cocaine.
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Yes
35
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0
2
xyxxlstarlight
S2
 E17
a greif-stricken character is found in a trashed room holding a bottle of what appears to be jack Daniels
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
75 supporters
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0
No
7
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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0
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25
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
Yes
39
No
3
7
cassandrasaurus
A talking pet bird is shot.
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Are animals abused?
119 supporters
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0
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20
Yes
0
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22
Yes
25
No
3
0
JoeLollo
S1
 E6
Waldo, Jacques Renault’s pet myna bird, is shot by Leo in S1E5. Its dead body is shown in S1E6 when Dr. Hayward is examining it.
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Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
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0
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5
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Does a cat die?
107 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Does a pet die?
93 supporters
Yes
12
No
3
0
Bepiscat
A pet bird :(
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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22
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
Yes
26
No
2
1
thegoodwife
There is an intense scene where spiders are used at the end of Season 2.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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0
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5
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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17
Are there sharks?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
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Yes
22
No
1
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Is someone drugged?
19 supporters
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Yes
8
No
1
Is there pedophilia?
70 supporters
Yes
8
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4
1
vernline
yes, but not children. lots of talk of much older men with highschool girls
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Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
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1
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4
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
Yes
11
No
1
1
the character whose murder serves the basis of the series was also raped, as was the other girl that was with her on the night of her death. this is discussed a number of times, particularly in the first season.
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Is someone restrained?
13 supporters
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Yes
12
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1
Yes
33
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1
4
Westley
There are a few instances of this which are only implied in the original two seasons of Twin Peaks. (SPOILERS) Two different female characters who were kidnapped are found to have been raped by multiple men before the show's timeline starts. There is also inferred sexual assault/abuse between a few couples who are in either abusive or generally unhealthy relationships.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
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5
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0
Yes
0
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7
Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
22 supporters
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Yes
1
No
15
Does someone struggle to breathe?
1 supporters
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Yes
19
No
1
Is there decapitation?
19 supporters
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Yes
1
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4
Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
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0
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17
Is someone crushed to death?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
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9
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
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9
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0
Yes
4
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16
9
onlycallisto
Several people are shown/implied to have died in a fire but it later turns out they all survived.
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Is someone buried alive?
16 supporters
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0
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16
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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2
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6
Is there amputation?
17 supporters
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11
No
6
5
Westley
Not explicitly, but there is a character whose character largely revolves around the fact that he only has one arm. There is discussion of this, and therefore while the amputation is not shown, it may still be unnerving to viewers sensitive to this subject.
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Does a head get squashed?
40 supporters
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11
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3
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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0
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9
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
Yes
28
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2
0
Purl
A character dies by this method.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
0 supporters
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9
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1
Are any teeth damaged?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
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17
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Yes
17
No
2
2
chloebeacham18
Does anyone have any details please?
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Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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5
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12
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
51 supporters
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0
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13
Yes
36
No
1
6
Maktopus
In the first episode a character pulls an object out of a corpse's fingernail.
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Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
Yes
34
No
2
2
ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Implied that torture has occurred when the officers find the abandoned train car but none is shown.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
5 supporters
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0
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9
Does someone fall to their death?
9 supporters
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0
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17
Yes
0
No
17
5
cassandrasaurus
Not on screen but there is a character who wears an eye patch and the story of how it happened is discussed.
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
Yes
1
No
4
0
voteshiloh2024
there are mentions of stabbing but not in excessive length and nothing happens on screen!
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Is there excessive gore?
57 supporters
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0
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12
Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
42
No
3
10
MariaClocktower
The premise of the series is the murder of a teenage girl
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Yes
12
No
3
1
CMster
A central theme of the show. Minors are sexualized both by each other and by adult characters. If this is a trigger probably best to avoid the show.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
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0
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3
Death
1
JoeLollo
S2
 E22
In the final episode, Agent Cooper sacrifices himself to the Black Lodge to save Annie, and remains there until Twin Peaks: the Return begins.
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Yes
9
No
0
0
CMster
The whole series centers around the death of a significant character.
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Does a non-human character die?
16 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Yes
2
No
3
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
6
No
7
2
LaundrySpace
a character attempts to overdose but survives. another character is abducted and her captors plan to kill her by overdose, but do not succeed
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Family
Yes
28
No
0
4
onlycallisto
A female character is tied up and forced to stay in a brothel. A major villian in season 2 kidnaps several people and murders some of them.
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
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Yes
31
No
1
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
42
No
0
17
RileyKind
half of the entire cast of the show is cheating on each other with the other half of the cast
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Yes
2
No
13
5
Westley
No. However, similarly, the lock on a teenage girl's diary is broken in order for it to be read. This may upset viewers who are sensitive to the misuse or abuse of children's toys or personal belongings.
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Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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Yes
30
No
5
Yes
35
No
1
5
onlycallisto
A main plot element is that several characters have other-worldly entities sharing their bodies.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
18
No
2
3
Anonymous
It's not totally clear, but in at least one instance there appears to be a ghost.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
1
No
25
1
CMster
No, but a psychiatrist is really clown-like and creeps me out in a similar way personally
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Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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5
No
0
Yes
4
No
3
0
MagnusB
S2
 E4
At the beginning of S2E4, absolutely. Also, a totally chilling and terrifying scene. Especially when you learn more context later on in the show.
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Are there razors?
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8 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Does someone vomit?
0 supporters
Yes
28
No
4
8
onlycallisto
In the original series there is no vomit though a brain-damaged character spits out his food pretty graphically which may be triggering for emetophobes.
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Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
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0
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4
Is there on-screen pooping?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
31
No
3
9
onlycallisto
A brain damaged character regularly spits at his caretakers especially when they are trying to feed him.
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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Yes
10
No
3
Is there farting?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
Yes
14
No
5
10
cassandrasaurus
The show revolves around trying to solve the murder of a teenage girl. As such, a few of the main cast are cops and the very lovable main protagonist is an FBI agent.
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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
LGBTQ+
2
CMster
A character's former partner has transitioned and is referred to by her deadname
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Yes
6
No
5
0
Dean
S1
 E3
It's more generic: someone is insulted with a q-slur. The character isn't LGBTQ+ and it is brief.
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3
spencerinjection
A trans woman makes a flirty comment about a young woman, but the young woman in question is a legal adult.
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Is there bisexual cheating?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Yes
39
No
1
5
Anonymous
I'm pretty sure when Audrey is kidnapped by Blackie, and other people at One Eyed Jack's they inject her with something?? I know they drug her at least.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Yes
36
No
1
2
ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Sheriff Truman and Agent Cooper visit Ronnie in the hospital and Laura's body in the morgue.
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Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Mental Health
Yes
13
No
1
2
ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Laura's mother displays some behaviors that could be interpreted as PTSD from her death.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
1 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Yes
26
No
3
3
Westley
Scars from a suicide attempt are shown, and a character bashes their head into a mirror, causing them to bleed. There is also both implied and depicted instances of excessive recklessness/self-destructiveness which could be read as a form of self harm.
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Is autism misrepresented?
23 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Yes
11
No
1
1
JoeLollo
Leo is physically abusive towards his wife Shelly and is also mentally ill.
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1
CMster
Not directly, but a character is possessed and it's somewhat similar to DID
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Yes
8
No
2
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
12 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Does someone have a meltdown?
6 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Yes
8
No
2
2
KatieA
S1
 E1
A character has a pencil stuck in a styrofoam cup and twists it around. The sound bothered me. A little later in the episode a bell is rung many times in a row.
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Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
18
No
2
Yes
9
No
2
Yes
17
No
1
2
ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Several people hear the news of Laura's death and react in ways that resemble a panic attack.
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Yes
13
No
3
2
Eitg
Audrey is often shown stalking other people, while hiding inside the walls and/or small spaces such as a closet, etc.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Yes
12
No
2
7
Westley
While no character is explicitly labelled as autistic, at least two are heavily coded as such. The adult son of a family is described as having "emotional problems," and being in the 3rd grade despite his age. He is present in the show only as a nuisance or a caricature of neurodivergence. Similarly, a supporting character is characterized by her "oddness," and strange obsessions and/or interests. She is looked down upon and sometimes demonized for this, and is lied to and emotionally neglected by her husband. When she expresses childlike emotions, she is treated poorly.
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7
Spock
A character hangs themselves
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
4
No
8
1
xyxxlstarlight
S2
 E8
yes, breifly in season two episode 8, at roughly 10 minutes in.
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Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Yes
25
No
1
2
ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
One scene of Laura and Donna filmed on a camcorder is shakey.
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Is there screaming?
8 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
2
ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
In the morgue when Agent Cooper is inspecting Laura's body the lights flash on and off throughout the scene. Could be a photosensitivity trigger.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Yes
0
No
19
0
whistlepunk
While she doesn't end up getting one, a character heavily considers getting an abortion and it's discussed in multiple episodes.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
3
No
6
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
Yes
12
No
4
1
Westley
Casual fatphobia is present through jokes, teasing, casual remarks, et cetera, though none are said to characters who are actually fat themselves.
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Anonymous
A trans woman character appears in the second season and gets deadnamed initially. I wouldn’t call her a transphobic joke character since she does get her own personality and plot and is generally treated more respectfully then many trans characters in the 90s. She is played by a cis man though. Trans viewers tend to have more mixed feelings on her like in this article: https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-made-twin-peaks-denise-such-a-radical-trans-character-on-tv
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Yes
0
No
17
2
Westley
Nearly every character in the show is white.
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Yes
12
No
2
0
Dean
S1
 E3
Yes, a brief mention of the q-slur.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
1
yesstar
S1
 E6
a photo is shown of a man wearing a womens night dress and the cops/fbi agent say denigrating things about the photo before moving on.
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Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Is a minority is misrepresented?
14 supporters
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Yes
7
No
2
Yes
14
No
7
3
MariaClocktower
Without too many spoilers, it's later shown that multiple characters who die were likely bisexual
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3
Westley
Inadvertent mistreatment of implied mentally ill people, as well as a lot of negligence and mistreatment of an implied-autistic character and a character with brain damage.
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Are there n-words?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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Yes
9
No
2
Religious
Is religion discussed?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Sex
Yes
31
No
0
1
ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Kissing, no more.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
8
No
2
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
Yes
34
No
4
8
JohnCena
It’s hard to explain fully without getting into spoiler territory, but there is stated to be a teenager who is molested and later sexually assaulted by her father. Nothing is explicitly shown in the show, but it’s stated by the characters and a major plot point. There’s another instance where a father is attracted to his daughter unknowingly because she’s wearing a mask.
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Sexism
0
CMster
One of the cops cries a lot and isn't *exactly* ridiculed for it but it is kind of made a joke
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
28
No
1
3
MariaClocktower
All seasons of the series end on ambiguous dark notes
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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Yes
18
No
1
1
ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Police sirens
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Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
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Yes
19
No
2
Violence
Yes
14
No
6
0
cassandrasaurus
In Season 3 / The Return.
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Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
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Yes
30
No
1
Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
1
No
17
2
Moomin
The series begins with a corpse found in/on the edge of a lake
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Yes
29
No
1
1
MyCousinPooky
At the very least, Cooper is shot and left to do die at the end of Season 1
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