True Blood

TV Show • 2008 • Drama  

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True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.
This tv show contains 115 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
216 supporters
Yes
32
No
3
5
The dog fight scene is at S3E07, 24 minutes in.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
49 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is autism misrepresented?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is there decapitation?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Abandonment
0
rhysescup
S5
 E7
Tara’s mother disowns her after becoming a Vampire.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
33 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
0
Forgives then hates then forgoves then hates rinse and repeat
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Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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Yes
15
No
0
1
damalojo
In S1 E6, a brother attacks his sister and blames her for a death in the family
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0
Ingeborg
Tara
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Is someone gaslighted?
30 supporters
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Yes
13
No
0
Is a child abused?
73 supporters
Yes
19
No
0
3
damalojo
Yes, several children. One character is abused by her alcoholic mother. Another knew her uncle had sexual thoughts about her because she could read his mind.
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Addiction
1
damalojo
Vampire blood (or "V") is a popular recreational drug
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Yes
23
No
0
0
trailertrashtransboi
Addiction is a common theme all throughout and they show it VERY accurately especially if you live in the south yourself
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Yes
22
No
0
1
Anonymous
Lettie mae is an alcoholic in s1
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Animal
0
Ingeborg
Pig heart and egg is destroyed. Unknown if it real
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Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
Yes
24
No
0
1
pkcountry
Season 4 Episode 5 a child is forced to repeatedly stab a goat while his grandfather holds the goat's head. Lots of pained bleating and blood splatter.
Season 4 Episode 6 they sacrifice a cobra by throwing a live one onto a fire
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Are animals abused?
119 supporters
Yes
14
No
0
0
Sz 1 ep 7 they kill a possum :(
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1
Anonymous
Season 3.
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Yes
18
No
0
1
damalojo
The intro contains a time-lapse of a decaying fox and several insects/animals being eaten
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Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Does a cat die?
107 supporters
Yes
33
No
2
1
S01E09, 12 minutes in as they enter the house.

S02E11, 16 minutes in: There’s talk about shooting cats with A BB gun.
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Does a pet die?
93 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Assault
Is someone drugged?
19 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Is there pedophilia?
70 supporters
Yes
7
No
0
0
Anonymous
Only mentioned once during a scene where Sookie has a flashback about her great uncle
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Yes
2
No
1
0
Anonymous
A possum is drowned
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Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
Yes
8
No
1
0
Ingeborg
Often
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Is someone restrained?
13 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Yes
25
No
0
2
ChelseaO
Someone has a flashback to being imprisoned and raped 100s of years ago. Rape is shown on screen.
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0
vampireceilingfan
S4
No, but there is onscreen sexual assault of men.
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1
Anonymous
S2: Bill is basically raped by his Maker, Lorena. He cant go against her orders and she holds him captive.

S3: Jason is drugged and raped repeatedly while tied to a bed while people watch.

S2: One of the antagonists holds parties that she turns into orgies that double as a ceremony to honour her god, it can be argued that her influence over the participants makes the sex they have fall into the category of rape since none of them remember it afterwards. One of the victims of this has a conversation with a friend the next day where she says that she’s worried she date-raped the man she’s been seeing since she can’t remember anything past the point where she blacked out.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
22 supporters
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Yes
15
No
0
Yes
2
No
1
0
Ingeborg
Alot biting and blood
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
14
No
0
1
Fiddledee_Dee
Characters often strangle each other to get them to stop talking. I don’t recall any strangulation-related deaths, but there may have been a couple at most.
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Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
Yes
10
No
0
2
Anonymous
S2 maryann serves cult members human flesh without their knowledge
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Is someone crushed to death?
18 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Yes
20
No
0
2
meowllyyy
In season 1, some vampires are killed during the day when their house is set on fire.
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Yes
16
No
0
2
Anonymous
Its how vampires are turned. Two people are also buried alive in cement
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Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is there amputation?
17 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Yes
8
No
0
0
Anonymous
S3E6 a head is bludgeoned out of shape on screen
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
Yes
6
No
2
0
AnnieMannie
Early on in the show, there is a death that involves an animal hanging from a ceiling fan by a rope, but this was likely not the cause of death (murder). So it may be triggering still, in this regard
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Does someone asphyxiate?
16 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
10
No
0
0
Anonymous
A character gets teeth pulled out as punishment in s1 and a characters head is exploded by a shotgun in s4 and her tooth is shown on the floor in s5 e1
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Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Does someone break a bone?
16 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Yes
6
No
0
0
rhysescup
S5
In the first episode (I believe) the main character seizes due to a blood incompatibility.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
51 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
33 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
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Yes
18
No
0
Does someone fall down stairs?
5 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does someone fall to their death?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Is there eye mutilation?
65 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
8
No
0
0
There is obviously lot of blood shown throughout the series and intermittent gore scenes. For example when vampires are killed they explode in a fountain of blood and ooze
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
12
No
0
2
Anonymous
A man kills a baby off screen. And a character is described as having delivered babies and eaten them in the maternity ward. Multiple teen girls are killed at once by an out of control vampire
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
9
No
0
2
Anonymous
Jessica is 17
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Yes
4
No
0
0
Anonymous
Several of them.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
0
Ingeborg
Vampires, werewolf, werepanters, fairies, shapeshifters, witches, and other supernatural beings.
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
24 supporters
Yes
7
No
0
0
Anonymous
S5E1
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Family
Yes
14
No
0
0
faeriewitch
S6
 E3
Emma, Luna’s daughter, is taken from Sam by the werewolves.
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
Yes
20
No
0
0
damalojo
The main characters' parents die
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
Yes
8
No
2
1
Anonymous
Arlene finds her new baby ripping the heads off of barbie dolls in s4 ep1
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Does a family member die?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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Yes
13
No
0
Yes
12
No
0
1
damalojo
In season 1, a character believes her alcoholism is a result of being possessed and gets an exorcism. It's shown on screen
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
10
No
0
1
rhysescup
One of the main characters is a medium and has numerous interactions with ghosts.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Yes
2
No
1
0
Ingeborg
The amount of holes people Get from being bitten.
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Are there razors?
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8 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
13
No
1
Gross
Yes
10
No
0
1
damalojo
Early in season 1, a cop wets himself out of fear after an interaction with a vampire
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Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
23
No
0
4
JoeyFlower
S1:e9. The very opening, bill stakes the vampire bartender who Vs blood all over sookie and then ginger Vs. Then the credits start
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Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
0
Anonymous
Werewolves eat their dead pack leader
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
3
No
1
0
ChaoticGourd
S6
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
9
No
0
0
rhysescup
S5
 E7
One of the characters spits in the face of another.
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
0
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
Yes
11
No
2
0
Several central characters are cops. The police are depicted as being flawed but overall good people doing their best to protect the community. There are scenes where cops engage in illegal activity like beating a suspect for information, which is depicted by the show as morally appropriate
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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
34 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Is there bisexual cheating?
19 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
13
No
0
0
damalojo
Several times. Eg in S1 E8, a drug is injected into an arm vein very explicitly
1 comment | Add comment
0
Anonymous
Lafayettes mother is in a care home
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
14
No
0
0
rhysescup
S5
 E7
There are a few hospital scenes through the seasons
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
3
radialintrepid
No cancer, but there is a disease that slowly kills vampires around the end of season 6 and in 7 in case that is too similar for you.
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Mental Health
Yes
11
No
0
1
radialintrepid
Terry obviously suffers from PTSD throughout the entire series.

For how his story ends SPOILERS:
In season 6 episode 9 Terry is shot and killed by someone he hired to do so because he couldn’t live with the guilt.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Yes
12
No
0
0
Anonymous
S2E10
1 comment | Add comment
Is a mentally ill person violent?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
0
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
8
No
0
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
1
No
3
0
Ingeborg
Maybe when a human turns to vampire it decipt their transformation and difficulties with excepting their bodies
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
6
2
Anonymous
Sort of. A female spirit possesses the body of a gay man (she was under the impression he was a woman because of his makeup/clothes) and is horrified when she realizes
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
3
Are there anxiety attacks?
21 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
0
S1
 E6
Sookie binge eats a pecan pie.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
0
Anonymous
No but a character uses “r*tarded” twice
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2
Anonymous
There is a flashback in s5 ep3 where a character slits her arms in order to make a vampire turn her (she lives). A character tries overdosing on meds when shes left alone in the bathroom. A vampire stakes himself while under a spell. A character hires a hitman for himself in s5. A major character stakes himself in the finale. A character has a bath scene where he eyes the razor on the wall (and its implied he might kill himself) but only shaves his head. Major plot point in s4 involves vampires walking into the sun while under a spell. A vampire enters a tanning booth with the intention of committing suicide
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
1
Is there screaming?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Are there flashing lights or images?
29 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Paranoia
0
Anonymous
There are multiple instances of this throughout the show. Stalking is a common theme
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Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
10
No
0
0
Anonymous
A character is described as having worked at a maternity ward. A woman gives birth on a pool table
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Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
1
ferdie
someone /tries/ to abort
2 comments | Add comment
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Yes
1
No
6
1
Anonymous
No, but arlene is woken up by terry after trying to abort her baby. Her crotch and the bedsheets are covered in blood
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Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
Yes
12
No
0
0
Anonymous
In passing. In s4 a character says something alongs the lines of “fat and old” and is scolded for it. S5 ep5 uses the words “fatties first” when a prisoner tries to persuade a vampire not to eat him
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1
Anonymous
No, but a flamboyant gay man is referred to as a “sh*male” once
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Yes
0
No
12
0
Ingeborg
But in the end most of the Main black cast Are dead.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
16
No
0
1
damalojo
In S1 E5, not a slur, but some restaurant customers refuse to eat food prepared by the gay chef because they say it "has AIDS."
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0
Anonymous
No, but theres a quick offhanded joke about “a jew at an al-qaeda pep rally chance of getting out of here”
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
1
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
1
Anonymous
Occasional racism and homophobia. A character is called a slur in s5 ep2 (ch**k)
2 comments | Add comment
1
Ingeborg
No but in the ending both black and LGBT cast Are mostly dead or done dirty storywise. Which is sad
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
23
No
0
2
Anonymous
Yes but not for being lgbt
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0
Anonymous
The word “r*tarted” is used twice
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Are there n-words?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
1
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
Yes
3
No
1
0
Ingeborg
Both Sookie and Jason Are kind of looked down on. Sookie for being unsexual and a virgin in the begining. Its decipted as shame. And Jasons for being extremly sexual active, and him mocked for this. Also Jessica kinda stays a virgin bc of healing reasons and its wierdly glorified.
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Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Relationships
Yes
7
No
0
0
rhysescup
In technically, the main character’s relationship with two different vampires is an age gap; they are both hundreds of years old and she is in her twenties, i believe.
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Sex
Yes
26
No
0
1
Ingeborg
Alot Sex in this series. In season 2 ending There is a big orgy Where all the townspeople Get together.
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1
Ingeborg
Jason, Eric, Jessica and Sookie alot
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Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
0
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
Yes
1
No
4
0
Ingeborg
Kinda, alot of supernatural beings sleep with humans. Some Are shapeshifter and turn into animal at a point, and probably Are with other shapeshifters as humans or animals, it might be weird.
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0
Ingeborg
S2
Sam to Maryann
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
Yes
15
No
1
2
Fiddledee_Dee
There’s a sub-plot in one season that involves an in-bred family.
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Sexism
Yes
3
No
1
Sickness
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Yes
3
No
5
1
Anonymous
Multiple major characters die
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
14
No
0
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
1
Yes
10
No
0
0
Anonymous
S2E10
1 comment | Add comment
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
21
No
0
1
Anonymous
Its a show about vampires
2 comments | Add comment
Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
7
No
0
0
rhysescup
A possum is drowned in one of the first one or two seasons. So far a person has not been drowned but i’m only on season 5
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Is there gun violence?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
14
No
0