Mindhunter

TV Show • 2017 •   

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An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
This tv show contains 63 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
210 supporters
Yes
45
No
0
7
Anonymous
In episodes 2-3 of season 1, look away whenever they begin showing crime scene pictures to avoid seeing photos of a murdered dog.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
72 supporters
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0
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0
Is an animal abandoned?
54 supporters
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0
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0
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
48 supporters
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0
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0
Is an animal sad?
46 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Yes
0
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0
Is there body horror?
30 supporters
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0
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0
Yes
0
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0
Yes
0
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0
Is there a large age gap?
26 supporters
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0
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0
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
32 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Is someone stalked?
20 supporters
Yes
20
No
0
1
Pelinal
The show is about serial killers so it's both shown and heavily implied.
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0
Pantalones
S1
A woman is abused by her boyfriend and shows bruises. The boyfriend was also involved in a murder.
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1
Pantalones
Ed Kemper talks about being abused by his mother. He later goes on to kill and mutilate her, plus other victims.
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Is someone gaslighted?
28 supporters
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Yes
3
No
7
Is a child abused?
71 supporters
Yes
30
No
0
1
charlatanandthief
The series revolves around serial killers recounting their lives and murders, often focusing around abusive childhoods.
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Addiction
1
yakamozwretch
Holden is prescribed medication for anxiety.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does someone abuse alcohol?
7 supporters
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Yes
14
No
1
Animal
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
Yes
37
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0
8
sunflowersystem
In S1E09 during the Richard Speck interview, Speck suddenly throws the bird he's been nursing into the fan behind him
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Are animals abused?
118 supporters
Yes
25
No
1
3
yakamozwretch
In S1E09, a man throws the bird he was taking care of into a fan behind him which kills it.
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0
No
15
Yes
17
No
0
3
ThijsvanEsch
Pictures of dead and mutilated dogs are briefly shown at least in ep 2 and 3 of season 1
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Does a cat die?
105 supporters
Yes
4
No
16
2
cgvanderburg
In S1:E02 at about 41 minutes, Ed Kemper talks about strangling cats and dogs
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Does a pet die?
91 supporters
Yes
10
No
0
1
Pantalones
A man, who is a murderer, kills his own pet bird
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
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0
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16
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
Yes
18
No
1
2
akwardcacti
In S01E09 a character drops a can of tuna and hundreds of ants pour out.
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
68 supporters
Yes
7
No
0
1
Pantalones
There is a graphic description of what serial killer BTK did to a young girl.
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Is rape mentioned?
45 supporters
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Yes
8
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0
Is someone restrained?
13 supporters
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Yes
7
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0
Yes
31
No
1
3
delukiel
Not on screen, but there's extensive discussion of sexual assault as the series deals with serial killers, many of whom are rapists.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
21 supporters
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2
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9
Yes
14
No
1
2
MelodyHill
Holden struggles to breathe while having his panic attacks (Starting in S1 E10 and continued through season 2). The ADT service man shown at the beginning of some episodes is walked in on by his wife while he is choking himself while masturbating (S2 E1).
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Is there cannibalism?
25 supporters
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0
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9
Is someone burned alive?
25 supporters
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0
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10
Is someone buried alive?
15 supporters
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0
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11
Is there amputation?
16 supporters
Yes
15
No
1
3
estef
In episode 4 we are introduced to the case of Beverly Jean Shaw, whose breasts where amputated. Pictures of this are briefly shown, look away whenever they are passing around the evidence photos.
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Does a head get squashed?
39 supporters
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1
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8
Is there a hanging?
26 supporters
Yes
15
No
3
3
Asiaklg
In season 2, BTK’s murder of the Otero family is described and one of the children was hanged. It is not shown. Autoerotic asphyxiation with rope is shown in the first and last episode of season 2. Many murders involving strangulation and ligature are discussed.
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Are any teeth damaged?
27 supporters
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0
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9
Does someone break a bone?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
2
yakamozwretch
In the case of Beverly Jean, her breasts are amputated and crime scene photos of this are shown. Not exactly the same thing, but watch out for that.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
32 supporters
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11
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0
Is someone tortured?
58 supporters
Yes
26
No
1
0
Pantalones
The "T" in BTK stands for torture. There is frank discussion of brutal, slow deaths committed by very evil people.
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Does someone fall to their death?
8 supporters
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0
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6
Is there eye mutilation?
63 supporters
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0
No
10
Yes
9
No
0
0
crime scene photos show violent depications of death/gore scattered throughout the show
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Children
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
21
No
0
1
Asiaklg
There is a graphic photograph of a child’s dead body shown in season 1 that is upsetting. Season 2 focuses on the investigation of the Atlanta child murders. Murder scenes are described and some skeletonized bodies are shown. Season 2 also involves BTK and the Otero murders are described. A toddler dies in season 2 but his body is not shown.
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Yes
5
No
0
1
sonalis1092
S1
 E10
S1E10--while questioning a suspect in the case of the rape and murder of a 12 year old girl, an FBI agent talks at length about the victim in a sexual way as an unorthodox but highly effective technique to get the suspect talking. The agent does not actually believe the things he is saying when using the technique. The suspect, however, does.
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Death
Does someone die?
11 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
0
sonalis1092
This show is about solving murders, so murder and death are frequently discussed. They are not frequently shown, WITH a few exceptions. A suicide by gunshot is shown on-screen a few minutes into S1E1. In season 2, dead and/or decomposing bodies are shown on a few occasions.
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Family
Yes
18
No
0
3
Phantom
Season 2 revolves around the Atlanta Child Murders, so it's children that were kidnapped then murdered
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Does a parent die?
10 supporters
Yes
14
No
0
1
yakamozwretch
A mother and son are murdered by an unknown assailant, crime scene photos of both victims are briefly shown. What happened to them is talked about graphically.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
17
No
1
2
sunflowersystem
Holden's girlfriend in S1 is implied to be cheating on him with someone in her class. At first, it's thought that he's overreacting, but he eventually sees her classmate close to her/embracing her as if they were in the middle of doing something sexual
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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0
No
7
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
33 supporters
Yes
4
No
10
3
Asiaklg
There is an unexpected car crash in season 1 that is loud and may make someone jump.
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0
No
14
3
Asiaklg
No, but Son of Sam is interviewed and he talks about being possessed by a demon. He admits later in the interview that he made it up. He does not behave like he is possessed at any point.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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12
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
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11
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Gross
0
sonalis1092
S2
S2 episode 2 or 3, Bill and Nancy's son Brian is shown to have wet the bed. Bedwetting is discussed a few more times throughout the season.
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Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
0
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15
0
scottiex
S1
Safe :)
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Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
10
No
2
1
MelodyHill
While William Pierce is being interviewed he spits into a can several times (S2 E3).
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Is there audio gore?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
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Yes
4
No
5
LGBTQ+
Yes
5
No
0
1
S1
 E7
around 20 minutes or so in; t & f slur
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there a mental institution scene?
18 supporters
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Yes
25
No
0
Yes
20
No
0
2
sunflowersystem
S1E10 Holden visits Kemper in the prison hospital. S2E01 Holden wakes up from his panic attack in the same hospital
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Yes
13
No
0
3
Regentsia
Cancer is spoken about in the Interview with Monte Rissel.
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Mental Health
Yes
5
No
0
0
Poppyyyy191111111
Holden ford experiences major panic attacks and is briefly institutionalised due to the ptsd of interviewing Ed kemper
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
22
No
1
3
sunflowersystem
In S1E10, Kemper attempts suicide by cutting his wrists. He survives, and although we don't see his attempt, he peels off his bandage so Holden can see his scars
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Yes
14
No
0
4
yakamozwretch
The show is based around interviewing serial killers and other violent criminals, many of which are mentally ill.
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0
Pantalones
S1
Ed slits his wrist and later shows Holden the stitched wound. It may have been more of way to get Holden's attention than an actual suicide attempt, but it could still be triggering.
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Is there misophonia?
28 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Is there body dysmorphia?
18 supporters
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Yes
1
No
10
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
25
No
0
2
jesslrand
S1E10: Holden has one at the end
S2E1: Holden has one when in the hospital and another in the last scene
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Yes
0
No
10
1
rockywashere
No, but the main protagonists are seen standing close in an elevator at the end of s01e04.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
25 supporters
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0
No
12
Yes
1
No
8
1
jessicahpuu
there is a minor child character who some fans speculate to be autistic, and he can causes struggle in his parents marriage it does come across as though one of his parents neglects him due to his behaviours.
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8
Regentsia
In the very first 6 minutes of the show, a man holding people hostage shoots himself in the head. It's explosive and gory.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
6
No
0
2
Season 1, episode 5
Around 33 minutes
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Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Yes
1
No
8
0
sonalis1092
S1
 E10
End of S1E10 a character has a panic attack. Camera shake is used to depict the character's instability in the moment.
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0
Pantalones
Holden says the phrase "ripe c*nts" and brings a shitstorm down upon himself. Many characters curse and "fuck" is used frequently.
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1
MelodyHill
In the title sequence there are frequent flashing images of dead bodies.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Yes
0
No
9
3
cartwr
There is a small mention of abortions in s1ep3
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Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Yes
11
No
2
0
Asiaklg
Charles Manson and a member of the Manson family are interviewed. A pregnant victim is brought up, but her death is not shown.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
4
charlatanandthief
The slurs 'tranny' and f*g are also used at times.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
5
Asiaklg
No, but season 2 focuses heavily on the Atlanta child murders where many black children were murdered and initially poorly investigated by local police. However, the mothers advocate for their children and take a lot of direct action to get justice for their children.
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Yes
22
No
0
0
GabrielArk
Many. You can see how heterosexuals feel very proud of their "normality" in the series. But it's at least used in negative ways kinda...
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Yes
1
No
6
2
jessicahpuu
S1 E7 there is a character who is speculated to cross dress and this is used to shame him
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Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
30
No
1
3
Asiaklg
Tranny, f*g f****t negro, colored, and n****r are used.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
1
yakamozwretch
None have died, but one of the criminals interviewed by Wendy in season 2 is implied to struggle with internalized homophobia.
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Yes
9
No
0
Are there n-words?
21 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Sex
Yes
33
No
0
4
Regentsia
There are quite a few short sex scenes between Holden and his Girlfriend.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is there bestiality?
51 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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56 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Sexism
0
GabrielArk
Yes and No. The behaviour of a male suspect gets judged and the fact that the man "cried like a baby" gets mocked behind his back. Maybe this could trigger people with this phobia.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
6
No
3
0
rie
Depends on how you look at it I think. Not a completely happy ending but also not completely sad. I felt the ending was semi-realistic and therefore left me with some feelings of sorrow
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
24
No
0
5
Regentsia
There is a car crash in Episode 4.
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0
sonalis
S2
Tires screeching S2 ep 2 or 3 when Jim Barney is driving with Holden in the passenger seat
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Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
Yes
0
No
14
1
Asiaklg
Characters often fly on planes, but nothing scary ever happens.
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Is someone hit by a car?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there blood/gore?
35 supporters
Yes
30
No
0
9
Anne
In the pilot, someone shoots themselves in the head and there are other deaths and pictures of death during the series.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
10
No
1
2
charlatanandthief
While we never see anyone drown, there are descriptions from killers of them drowning people.
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Yes
9
No
2
1
estef
First episode of season one, guy shoots himself with a rifle.
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