Mad Men

TV Show • 2007 • Drama  

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Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. According to the show's pilot, the phrase "mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves. The focal point of the series is Don Draper, creative director at Sterling Cooper and a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and the people in his life, both in and out of the office. The plot focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States in the 1960s.
This tv show contains 73 potentially triggering events.
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Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
209 supporters
Yes
21
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Jana LaRue
The dog doesnt necesarily DIE but he is abandoned--turned out into the street alone in NYC. It still broke my heart so I'm saving you the pain. It happens in S2E6 Maidenform" near the end of the episode.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
91 supporters
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0
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Moomin
S1
Beloved racing pigeons are shot
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Were animals harmed in the making?
70 supporters
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Is there pedophilia?
67 supporters
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0
Spoiler:
Don was raped by a woman when he was a minor
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Is a minor sexualized?
63 supporters
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Does someone self harm?
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Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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Yes
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Are there transphobic slurs?
30 supporters
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Abandonment
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Anonymous
A recurring theme of the whole series is the abandonment of children by their parents (especially mothers).
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brake4bimbos
S2
 E6
At about 39:40 - 40:15
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
32 supporters
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Yes
4
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theodrred
S1
 E7
Early in the episode, after his boss heads home; Draper becomes physically aggressive to his wife. There aren't any other outbursts that episode.
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1
Anonymous
Characters that had an abusive upbringing use the same educational methods on their children
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Yes
9
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theblacktck
Extensively and for several episodes for some of the principal characters.
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Is a child abused?
71 supporters
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16
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Addiction
Yes
15
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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15
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Yes
19
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SolCaleidoscopio
All the principal characters, almost all the times. They smoke a lot too.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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3
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
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9
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1
S6Ep11, there is a rat in Peggy's apartment that gets caught in a trap.
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Are animals abused?
117 supporters
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5
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1
0
Can someone elaborate?
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3
Yes
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Anonymous
A mouse (its blood is shown, but not the animal)
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Is an animal sad?
46 supporters
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2
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1
0
S2
Spoiler:

A dog is abandoned in front of the office building and looks through the window sadly
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Does a cat die?
103 supporters
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5
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1
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
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3
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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2
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Anonymous
A charakter gets a snake statue as a present. It looks very real.
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Are there bugs?
18 supporters
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2
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1
0
Mentions of cockroaches
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
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3
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0
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Anonymous
Don is drugged and robbed in one episode
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Is rape mentioned?
44 supporters
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2
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1
0
S87
 E88
#z
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16
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0
1
jaxdaws
In Season 2 Episode 12, Joan and her fiancé attend the office, where he goes to have sex with her in Don’s office. She protests, and he persists. It is not a graphic scene, but does show the assault and some elements of dissociation.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
20 supporters
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11
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SolCaleidoscopio
There's a scene where someone gets strangled but its not real. I think.
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Is there cannibalism?
25 supporters
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1
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2
0
Moomin
Brief mention (not shown), of it as a plot point in a tv show
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3
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1
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Moomin
Someone is killed in a bomb/napalm explosion. It is graphic and disturbing.there is also news footage of the Buddhist monk who self immolated
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Is someone buried alive?
15 supporters
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4
Is there amputation?
16 supporters
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7
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1
1
Moomin
There is an incident with a lawnmower leading to an amputation. Very disturbing.
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Does a head get squashed?
38 supporters
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4
Is there a hanging?
26 supporters
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16
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1
BrandiG
There's at least 2. One just shows his feet above the chair. The other actually shows the full picture and is pretty graphic.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
15 supporters
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3
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5
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MythicRare
(S5E13) Don has a "hot tooth" that is ultimately extracted on-camera
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Anonymous
It happens more than once throughout the show
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Does someone break a bone?
15 supporters
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6
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Yes
1
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0
Off-screen, but it's a topic of discussion
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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3
Yes
7
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MythicRare
(S3E6) A man's foot is run over by a lawnmower (off-screen but huge bloodspray and a stomach-churning sound effect), and his foot has to be amputated.
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Is someone tortured?
57 supporters
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3
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1
Mammoth
A main character steps on a toy halfway up a flight stairs while holding a breakfast tray, tumbles down splatters food, breaks glass, but is ok and immediately recovers.
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Moomin
Title sequence shows silhouette of man falling
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0
1
Is it onscreen?
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3
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Anonymous
Spoiler: In season 3 episode 6 one character loses his foot. The scene is very graphic and a lot of blood is seen.
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Children
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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0
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4
Death
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
Family
Does a parent die?
10 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
0
Anonymous
A mother dies from cancer. A father/granfather dies. Another character's mother dies
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
21
No
0
3
BrandiG
There's lots of cheating in the show.
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Yes
7
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0
1
turtlegirl784
A child isn't listening and continues to play with a toy at the dinner table, leading to a knocked over drink. The toy gets thrown at the wall by the parent.
This is not something you would expect from the parent's character.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
32 supporters
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0
No
3
Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
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0
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4
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
4
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3
0
Spoiler: Don has a dream/vision (it's unclear) about a friend who died and it's a very sad scene
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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0
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3
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Does someone vomit?
59 supporters
Yes
19
No
1
2
Nork
Someone throws up oysters. I stopped watching the show after that.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
0
S4
Spoiler: someone attempts to poop on an ex-colleague's chair
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Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Is there audio gore?
30 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
17 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Is there a mental institution scene?
18 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Is there a hospital scene?
10 supporters
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Yes
15
No
0
Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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Yes
15
No
0
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
28 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Yes
7
No
0
Is there body dysmorphia?
18 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Yes
3
No
0
Are there anxiety attacks?
19 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Does someone have an eating disorder?
25 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Is there autism specific abuse?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
2
BrandiG
There are two deaths by suicide in the same manner - hanging. One shows the man's feet only. The other shows everything and is very graphic. The first guy also appears again though with ligature marks on his neck as someone hallucinates him. Very hard to watch.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Paranoia
Yes
2
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3
0
Anonymous
I believe it's season 7 episode 1: a character presents a sale's pitch directly into the camera
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
16 supporters
Yes
3
No
2
0
Mammoth
In a flashback s3 e1 a baby is stillborn and shown on screen.
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Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Does someone miscarry?
16 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
31 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there homophobic slurs?
31 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
8
No
0
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
20 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Does an LGBT person die?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
8
No
0
Are there n-words?
20 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
0
Moomin
Blackface is used in one episode
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Race
Is there blackface?
18 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
0
Season 3 episode 3
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Relationships
Yes
5
No
0
1
Mammoth
A grown woman has non-consensual sex with a young teen in a flashback.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
36 supporters
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Yes
15
No
0
0
CMster
Joan, often
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Is there bestiality?
50 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
55 supporters
Yes
1
No
3
0
Moomin
No, but a young boy appears to have an obsession both with a young girl and also with her mother.
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Sickness
Yes
3
No
0
0
Anonymous
The topic is in the focus in season 3 and season 6
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Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Yes
4
No
0
0
Sydney383
There is a sad ending for one character specifically.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
12
No
0
0
para_seren
A main character is in a car crash due to a passenger covering their eyes. they are shown in the offices later with injuries still recovering.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
12
No
0
0
auracrazykoko
A real life plane crash is referenced in the story, and a character's father is said to have died in the plane crash.
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Violence
Is there blood/gore?
34 supporters
Yes
12
No
0
0
theblacktck
There is a war scene in season 1 that is quite graphic following an explosion
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
2
No
2
0
Someone is saved from drowning
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Is there gun violence?
12 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0