The Fosters

TV Show • 2013 • Drama  

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Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways when Lena meets Callie, a hardened teen with an abusive past who has spent her life in and out of foster homes. Lena and Stef welcome Callie and her brother, Jude, into their home thinking it's just for a few weeks, until a more permanent placement can be found. But life has something else in store for the Fosters.
This tv show contains 54 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there pedophilia?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Is there body horror?
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Abandonment
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Dreamdust1600
The show is mainly about foster kids
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
6 supporters
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Dreamdust1600
Jesus and Mariana's biological mom has drug and Alcohol addictions and Brandons dad is an alcoholic
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Dreamdust1600
Multiple scenes with underage drinking, and Cali and Jude's father was drunk driving when their mom died
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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10
Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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6
Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
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Vampirewithagun
A minor is raped by her foster brother. It is not shown on screen, but talked about several times including a court case.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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anonymous8
In the season one finale, someone’s hand is crushed in a car door resulting in several broken bones.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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mad_melody
In the Season One finale someone's hand is slammed in a car door.
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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9
Is there excessive gore?
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5
Children
Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
1 supporters
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Does a parent die?
8 supporters
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Dreamdust1600
Cali and Jude's mom died in a car accident and SPOILER: Stef's dad dies
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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3
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
52 supporters
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Elliewolstenholme1
Could someone update with a list?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Dreamdust1600
Stef is a cop and is depicted as a "good cop"
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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0
Sophia does in s3 I think. She walks into traffic. Nothing actually happens
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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I think it’s season 3 not sure of the exact episode but Sophia comes to the diner when Callie is telling her to go away and she says she will kill herself if Callie doesn’t forgive her
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Dreamdust1600
No but there is a scene where a pregnant person is in a car accident while in labor, this could be triggering
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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mad_melody
Throughout much of Season One a trans man is constantly misgendered.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Dreamdust1600
S1
 E1
Cali calls Stef and Leena the d slur
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6
1
Vampirewithagun
Yes towards a little boy, but it is discussed in the series.
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Dreamdust1600
S1
 E1
Stef jokingly says "hey don't go all nonverbal on me" near the end of the episode a man says "Are you deaf or what?"
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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21
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0
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
41 supporters
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20
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mad_melody
A main story line throughout the show is about two foster siblings that fall in love, kiss multiple times, and have sex at one point, and they still feel for each other (but aren't together) after they become adoptive siblings.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there fat suits?
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3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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9
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
1 supporters
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
1 supporters
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Anonymous
There's occasional blood but it's not a main thing
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Does someone drown?
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Anonymous
They touch on school shootings in a later season and it can be triggering
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