PEN15

TV Show • 2019 • Comedy  

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Middle school as it really happened. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.
This tv show contains 51 potentially triggering events.
Season
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
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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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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0
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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3
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1
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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2
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3
Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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7
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1
2
EmmaDilemma
In Season 2, Anna and Maya begin stalking some of the guys they like. Which includes hiding their own hair in their lockers and constantly following them around. The stalking plot line is most evident in the third episode of Season 2, but it is very distressing and disturbing.
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No, but Anna’s parents fight and scream at each other which could be distressing to some audiences
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3
Yes
11
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1
Maura gaslights characters in S2 Pt. 1, and the high school boyfriends gaslight Anna and Maya in S2 Pt. 2
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Is a child abused?
75 supporters
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8
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5
5
Doctorpepper
Scene in a store where child is hit
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Addiction
2
TheCassandraComplex
Heavy plot element in the late episodes of season 2 where a highschooler is taking advantage of a middler schooler and making her give him her ADHD meds.
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Is there addiction?
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1
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6
Yes
11
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2
1
Underage drinking.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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1
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2
Does a horse die?
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10
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
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18
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3
5
eaksoy
S2E14 hamster gets eaten by a dog. Happens on screen.
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Are animals abused?
125 supporters
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8
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4
1
RosabelleHoudin
s2e14 thinking it would be cute, they put a pet hamster on a dog's head. The dog attacks and kills it.
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RosabelleHoudin
s2e14 pet hamster is killed by dog. They put the body in a box and there is a shot of the hamster body in the box.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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3
Does a cat die?
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8
Does a pet die?
97 supporters
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7
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A hamster is killed by a dog in S2 Pt. 2 E14
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Does a dragon die?
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1
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9
Are there spiders?
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8
Are there snakes?
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8
Are there bugs?
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9
Assault
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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2
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1
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littlemissmoviegoer
S1
 E2
main characters are peer pressured into doing drugs
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Is there pedophilia?
74 supporters
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3
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2
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icanhelp
S2
 E13
No pedophilia but there is a pedophilia mention
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Is someone held under water?
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4
Is rape mentioned?
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Yes
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1
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In “Sleepover”, Maura has a tantrum that could have gotten somewhat violent, so her mother holds her back and restrains her to allow the victim to get away.
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9
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3
4
Last episode has SA scene
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3
Bodily Harm
Yes
12
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1
1
Annaw8thegr8
The two main characters, Maya and Anna, shave their legs. Not sure if this counts, but it's pretty close up.
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Is there throat mutilation?
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3
Does someone struggle to breathe?
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7
Is there decapitation?
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2
Is there cannibalism?
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9
Is someone crushed to death?
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5
Is someone choked?
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3
Is someone burned alive?
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10
Is someone buried alive?
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9
Is there body horror?
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3
Is there amputation?
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9
Does a head get squashed?
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9
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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4
Is there a hanging?
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8
Does someone asphyxiate?
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3
Are any teeth damaged?
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9
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loneshroom
S1
 E2
In S1E2 while hanging out with the popular girls in their garage, maya inhales WD-40 or something and almost immediately blacks out. when she comes to, they say she was out for about 10 seconds and "looked scary"
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Does someone break a bone?
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9
Does someone have a seizure?
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9
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
53 supporters
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6
Yes
10
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3
1
No, but a character accidentally staples her finger
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Is someone tortured?
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9
Does someone fall down stairs?
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3
Does someone fall to their death?
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9
Is there eye mutilation?
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9
Is there excessive gore?
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6
Children
Is an infant abducted?
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5
Does a kid die?
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11
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8
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0
3
A LOT throughout the series, but shown in a generally negative light. The two main characters are middle schoolers but portrayed by adults, and whenever they have a kissing/sexual scene with a minor, the camera shots never show both characters onscreen at the same time because the minor is always swapped out for an adult double. The series focuses heavily on middle schoolers dealing with puberty and sexual desire. Characters who are minors have sexual experiences with one another, and in S2 Pt. 2 the two main characters date predatory high schoolers who sexually and emotionally take advantage of them. In the same season, a main character is also scammed by a fake modeling agency who just want to take inappopriate photos of her in a bra/bikini. Don’t watch this series if sexualization of minors is a big trigger for you, but note that it is never made to seem like it’s a wholly positive thing, it’s either neutral/comical or negative.
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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3
Does a non-human character die?
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2
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1
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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2
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2
0
70707
S2
spoilers, anna’s grandmother dies
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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1
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2
Yes
3
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0
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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4
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
6 supporters
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8
Does a parent die?
12 supporters
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3
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8
0
dirtmerd
Anna's grandmother dies in S05E12. Anna's mother finds her and screams. Her body is shown in this scene and at her funeral.
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Does someone cheat?
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1
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6
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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0
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7
Yes
3
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1
0
IndieNameth111
S2
 E12
Ana’s grandmother dies - shows hee dead
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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7
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0
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8
1
no but there are ghost themed episodes like the sleepover episode
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Are there ghosts?
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8
Are there clowns?
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9
Is trypophobic content shown?
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3
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
9 supporters
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4
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1
0
StanNCT
Just regular shaving razors, no one gets hurt
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8
No
2
2
Scene where Anna and Maya shave their legs in the bathtub. There are also scenes of Maya and her mother in the bathtub
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Are there mannequins?
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1
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2
Gross
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TheCassandraComplex
Menstrual bleeding through clothes.
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Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
Yes
22
No
2
15
StanNCT
(Will update as I watch)
Season 1:
Episode 1- safe
Episode 2 - safe
Episode 3 - Safe
Episode 4 - not safe. someone said about 23 minutes in. Maya gets sick on her drums
Episode 5 - safe
Episode 6 - not safe. Around 21 minutes in when mayas with her brother and his friends using an Apple bong
Episode 7 - Safe
Episode 8 - safe
Episode 9 - Safe
Episode 10 - Safe
Season 2:
episode 1- safe
Episode 2- I’m pretty sure it’s safe, though to be extra precautious i would skip from 14:35 to maybe 20 seconds after. Maya spits out an egg after trying to bulk up with Anna.
Episode 3- safe
Episode 4 - safe
Episode 5 - safe
Episode 6 - safe
Episode 7- safe
Episode 8(animated special)- safe!! Another comment says Anna gets sick. Anna says she’s going to get sick, she doesn’t.
Episode 9 - safe
Episode 10 - Safe
Episode 11 - Safe
Episode 12 - safe
Episode 13 - safe
Episode 14 - safe. Maya spits, around 13:54 but I didn’t find it triggering
Episode 15 - i think Maya just spits alot into the sink but I could be wrong. I skipped when she goes into the bathroom. After She talks with Anna, she puts water in her mouth and spits It out.
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Is someone eaten?
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0
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3
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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8
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6
1
twitchywitch
s1e9: shuji farts a couple times
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Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
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5
No
3
0
a character staples her finger
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Is there farting?
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1
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2
Large-scale Violence
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0
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5
0
Takes place a year before 9/11, so 9/11 hasn’t even occurred yet within the series.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
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0
No
6
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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0
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3
Are there transphobic slurs?
36 supporters
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0
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3
Yes
5
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0
Is there bisexual cheating?
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0
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4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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1
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11
Are needles/syringes used?
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0
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11
Is there a mental institution scene?
20 supporters
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0
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11
Is there a hospital scene?
11 supporters
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0
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10
Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
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7
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0
Yes
11
No
4
2
TheCassandraComplex
The girls go on Cancer Walk in S2E13, some of the people there have/had cancer.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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0
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4
Yes
8
No
6
0
twitchywitch
s2e3: Anna cuts her arm by her elbow when doing a spell
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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0
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6
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
0
No
5
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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7
No
1
3
S2E6 “Play”: Maya can’t focus when she is rehearsing for the play because Gabe is chewing very loudly. His chewing progressively gets louder as the scene goes on to pair with Maya’s anxiety rising. If you have misophonia, I’d recommend just skipping minutes 11-12:40.
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Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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0
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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4
No
1
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
12
No
2
Yes
7
No
1
Yes
11
No
1
0
Maya has an anxiety attack before/during her school band performance.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
15 supporters
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0
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10
Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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0
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10
Is there autism specific abuse?
33 supporters
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0
No
9
0
twitchywitch
no, but Anna performs a spell with the intent to "disappear"
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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0
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5
Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
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0
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9
1
The intro/theme song to each episode is a sequence of fast-moving images, which could count as flashing lights. I don’t have epilepsy, but the intro does give me a headache so I always skip through it.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is the fourth wall broken?
7 supporters
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0
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5
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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0
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4
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
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0
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9
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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0
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9
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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0
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4
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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0
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9
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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2
No
7
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
35 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
1
MiaRamz
first episode the teacher mistakes Maya for a boy, the teacher is then corrected
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Does the black guy die first?
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0
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11
Yes
10
No
1
1
F Slur
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1
No, however in the first episode of S2 Pt. 2 “Bat Mitzvah”, the characters are learning about the Holocaust in school and one character gets extremely distressed from learning about it.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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0
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6
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
12
No
1
0
icanhelp
S2
 E13
Two teenage boys don’t wanna sleep next to each other because they say it’s “gay”
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1
Maya deals with casual racism the whole series, both by her peers, and the adults around her
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Does an LGBT person die?
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0
No
12
0
punkrotte
S1
 E1
they use the m-slur(the slur for ppl with dwarfism) multiple times in s1ep1
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Are there n-words?
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0
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10
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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0
No
3
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Relationships
Yes
7
No
1
1
S2 Pt. 2 the two main characters date high schoolers who are predatory towards them. Although it is only a two-year age difference, 7th and 9th graders are in very different developmental stages, so the high schoolers have a power advantage over them.
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Sex
Yes
17
No
0
4
Masturbation, breast fondling, exposed breast S2E6, general sexual themes
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Is someone sexually objectified?
26 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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0
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4
Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
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3
No
1
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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3
No
1
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
60 supporters
Yes
5
No
4
2
the sleepover episode mentions incest when kids spread a rumor that a girl cheated on her boyfriend with her cousin
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
4
Sickness
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Are there anti-abortion themes?
25 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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0
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9
Are there end credit scenes?
16 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Yes
1
No
10
2
TheCassandraComplex
Ending is kinda bittersweet but I think it’s more on the optimistic side.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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0
No
8
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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3
No
1
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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0
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8
Is someone hit by a car?
15 supporters
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0
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9
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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0
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8
Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
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7
No
2
1
A character accidentally staples her finger. There is blood.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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0
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8
Is there gun violence?
16 supporters
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0
No
8