The OA

TV Show • 2016 • Mystery  

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Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
This tv show contains 64 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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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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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Abandonment
1
emHathaway3
S1
 E2
SPOILER: A father tried to send his daughter away saying they would see eachother later. He died before they did and the story begins with her attempting to reunite with him. In some ways this may be triggering.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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3
No
1
Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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2
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4
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GoblinPrince
In 1x04 HAP confirms that he hunted down the other prisoners while finding The OA was an accident. Later on in the season we see him *actively* stalking a woman in order to kidnap her.
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Is there domestic violence?
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12
Yes
0
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3
Is someone gaslighted?
31 supporters
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14
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1
Is a child abused?
75 supporters
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15
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1
3
rosencrantz
French has a negligent mother. Steve has a bad relationship with his dad, leading them to attempt to send him to a military school. When the school is picking up Steve, they hit him and tackle him so that he submits to them.
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Addiction
1
rosencrantz
Shown use is mostly in Part 2 but Steve is selling drugs out of the house at the beginning of Part 1 which he later stops.
SPOILER Hap does use a gas drug to make them compliant but I dunno if that matters.
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
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17
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1
1
rosencrantz
It mentions that Scott had an addiction and had to go through withdraw (not seen).
S2 SPOILER Jesse deals with drug addiction, throughout and ends up overdosing, causing his death.
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11
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4
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rosencrantz
French's Mother
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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3
Does a horse die?
59 supporters
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1
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20
2
S1
 E1
A character tells a story with a very brief mention of a horse freezing to death. No details, and nothing is shown.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
106 supporters
Yes
18
No
4
3
groinsaw
Part 2, episode 3. While driving, Steve hits what looks like a possum. It is briefly visible laying in the road and struggling to breathe. Jesse mercy kills it with a rock. The scene is not graphic.
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Are animals abused?
123 supporters
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2
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13
4
rosencrantz
I mean OA bites a dog once to get it to stop biting her?
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3
rosencrantz
But Steve has trained his dog as an attack dog and sics him on OA.
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6
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2
fungits
Animals are 'symbolically' eaten alive
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Are rabbits harmed?
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3
Does a cat die?
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18
Does a pet die?
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3
Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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20
Are there spiders?
32 supporters
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7
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6
3
xihe
In season 1 Homer sees a spider during his NDE
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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3
Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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14
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2
2
rosencrantz
S1 Ep2 the children at the blind school have snakes that they hold but nothing bad happens. Just some shots of Nina holding a snake.
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Are there sharks?
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3
Are there bugs?
20 supporters
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7
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9
2
BusyTimmy
There is a scene with moths and explaining why they're attracted to light.
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Assault
0
GoblinPrince
S1
 E7
A woman is slapped by her mother in 1x07
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Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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3
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0
Is there pedophilia?
74 supporters
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3
Yes
5
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0
1
emHathaway3
Yes SPOILER: for torture he puts helmets on their heads and they fill with water drowning them until fufil his wishes
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Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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1
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2
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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4
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0
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5
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0
1
mattread
S1
in season 1 unsure what episode, Steve is legally kidnapped into the troubled teen industry, he is restrained by 2 men, he is rescued by BBA shortly after
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2
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clarkekent
There isn’t actual sexual assault, but the protagonist’s kidnapper and abuser does have a “crush” on her that is very uncomfortable and has a constant looming threat of sexual assault.
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3
Bodily Harm
Yes
14
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2
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BusyTimmy
Steve shaves his head in Part 2.
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4
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1
S1
 E1
Someone is punched in the throat and injured.
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10
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3
fungits
A lot of recurrent drowning
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Is there decapitation?
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3
Is there cannibalism?
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5
Is someone crushed to death?
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3
Is someone burned alive?
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15
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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4
Does a head get squashed?
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14
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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3
Is there a hanging?
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12
Does someone asphyxiate?
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2
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1
Are any teeth damaged?
30 supporters
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13
2
mattread
S1
throughout season 1 multiple people are drugged multiple times with a gas, it is assumed this knocks them out but is later revealed it makes them do whatever anyone says while they are under the influence of the gas
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Does someone break a bone?
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8
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3
Yes
10
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7
4
rosencrantz
No, but the NDEs (near death experiences) and convulsing/spasming leading up to them could be perceived as such.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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4
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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1
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9
Is someone tortured?
61 supporters
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28
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0
6
rosencrantz
SPOILER People may argue that it is not torture and that Hap is simply doing a scientific study but that does not change the fact that he forces them to experience NDEs by drowning them over and over again.
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4
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1
2
PrinceRye
The OA pushes Hap down the stairs in S1E3 but his fall is not shown
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1
mattread
S2
 E2
Hap and Rachel are fighting after she discovers what he is doing in a secret room, he pushes her over and she dies of a head injury, she falls from standing to the floor
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12
2
rosencrantz
This is difficult to answer because while there is no mutilation, she does (Spoilers) become blind and regain her sight.
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Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
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2
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1
0
GoblinPrince
S1
 E7
A woman is stabbed in the leg with a pencil in 1x07
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Is there excessive gore?
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3
Children
Yes
2
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3
2
mattread
S1
no abduction but for a while Nina is living in a house used as a brothel and the women sell their babies to people who can't legally adopt, she is then sold to a couple, her new parents are nice but this scene implies they sell many children so its easy to imagine not all of these scenarios are safe for the children
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Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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33
No
4
1
Jonas
Several young children drown in a school bus
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3
0
GoblinPrince
While the age gap is very 😬, it’s confirmed that Alfonso is 18. Still gross because he’s still in high school, but he’s not a minor. We know his age cause there was only an amber alert for one of the boys.
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Death
0
GoblinPrince
S2
A man uses himself as a bargaining tool to free a friend from their kidnapper.
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Does a major character die?
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4
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0
Does a non-human character die?
18 supporters
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0
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3
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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4
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0
0
mattread
the show is about experiencing near death experiences so multiple people die and come back, in season 1 the OA feels a dead body in the bath tub, and one of the people being held captive dies and Hap shows the others his body, they manage to bring him back, in season 2 episode 2 Rachel is killed
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
26 supporters
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2
No
2
0
GoblinPrince
S1
 E7
In 1x07 the r-slur is used in a moment of anger. Not at anyone specifically, but more calling themself/their group it.
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GoblinPrince
The main character is blind for a good chunk of the show but is played by an actor who is not
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Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
4
No
0
1
someone dies from taking to much painkillers
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Family
Yes
14
No
0
3
clarkekent
The protagonist is kidnapped and held captive in several flashbacks. And a teenager is kidnapped by adults to be taken to a military school.
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Does a parent die?
12 supporters
Yes
21
No
3
1
FreyaRosheen
The OA's biological parents
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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0
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5
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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3
No
1
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
36 supporters
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8
No
9
2
fungits
It's not a horror genre, but there are a few jump scares such as someone startling awake after a bad dream, or an attacker coming out of nowhere during a quiet moment
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2
No
6
2
rosencrantz
It's not necessarily by something bad but there are elements that can be perceived as a possession.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
6
No
10
2
rosencrantz
Not quite ghosts but there are celestial beings and stuff that aren't scary but are weird
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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0
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16
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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3
No
0
Is trypophobic content shown?
15 supporters
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0
No
3
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
9 supporters
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1
No
2
Is there a shower scene?
8 supporters
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12
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0
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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0
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3
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
14 supporters
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0
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4
Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
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13
No
4
5
fungits
Season1:
-Prairie accidentally drinks the water people have been cleaning up in (soapy) and sputters and coughs it out. Not entirely vomiting, but a character calls it 'vomiting'. There's a big and obvious lead up to it so more than enough time to look away.
Season 2:
-After Hap et al make the jump from the field, Rachel projectile vomits onto the ward floor (sudden)
-After Steve spent the day doing the movements on the beach, he walks into BBA's cousin's home and vomits into the sink (I think, I looked away. There's a long lead up to it)
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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0
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3
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
8
No
1
0
rosencrantz
It's not consistent or a humorous element but there is some spit and drool.
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Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
0
fungits
When Homer is taking a shower, he bashes his head against the tile repeatedly and the hitting has an unpleasant noise
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Is there farting?
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0
No
3
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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0
No
3
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
LGBTQ+
2
mattread
Buck is misgendered and deadnamed multiple times by his family, we see him correct them once and from then they use his name, but continue to misgender him
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Are there transphobic slurs?
36 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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0
No
3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Yes
26
No
0
3
Anonymous
A woman is sedated in a hospital.
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4
rosencrantz
Quite a bit of the second season takes place at a mental institution.
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Is there a hospital scene?
11 supporters
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Yes
29
No
0
Yes
3
No
12
1
BusyTimmy
BBA's uncle
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
32 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Yes
17
No
3
0
Anonymousse
In S1 E5 A man bangs his head into a wall in the shower several times, leaving blood on the wall and a bloody mark on his forehead.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
25 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
1
PrinceRye
The opening scene of S1E1 is of Prairie jumping off a bridge and can be read as a suicide attempt
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
14 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Yes
4
No
1
0
PrinceRye
There are closeups of Hap eating soup Prairie made and you can hear his slurp and shallows
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Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
5
No
9
Yes
1
No
3
Are there anxiety attacks?
22 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
15 supporters
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Yes
21
No
1
2
rosencrantz
Not very relevant to the story but BBA is shown browsing the web about Overeaters Anonymous which potentially implies an eating disorder.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
33 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
1
SashWhitGrabby
Season 2 Episode 6 "Magic Mirror"- Jesse dies by suicide. The scene isn't graphic, but he is a minor and it is awful for those who have experienced a suicide.
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Noxious
Yes
3
No
0
1
S1
 E1
A girl is trapped in an aquarium.

A bus carrying schoolchildren plunges off a bridge into a body of water. Scenes of the interior of the submerged bus and under water.
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Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
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Yes
2
No
7
Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Are there flashing lights or images?
31 supporters
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Yes
10
No
1
Paranoia
Yes
2
No
2
0
Anonymous
Last episode sort of
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
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Yes
9
No
2
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
35 supporters
Yes
7
No
2
3
rosencrantz
The show includes them to show that BBA is getting made fun of but does not use it in a humorous way, I think.
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8
rosencrantz
As established in Part1, Buck Vu is a trans man. At one point his parents use his dead name and improper pronouns and later on argue about it.
Part 2 SPOILER OA is in a different dimension and it turns out, in this one the character we know as Buck goes by his deadname and uses she/her. This could be because in this dimension he is not Buck but it could also be that he isn't out. Regardless, watching people misgender him even though they don't know any different caused me to experience negative feelings and some dysphoria so be warned.
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Does the black guy die first?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
5
No
1
1
MingaLei
An anti-lesbian slur is used by one of the main characters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
16
No
1
0
rosencrantz
Minimal but still present
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
6
No
11
5
rosencrantz
Most of the characters who die are not clearly stated to be part of that community but
SPOILER Part 2, The bodies of French, a gay man, and Buck Vu, a trans man, are shown and are dead.
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Yes
2
No
2
Are there n-words?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Relationships
Yes
4
No
0
2
mattread
S2
 E3
Alfonso, who is not older then 18, is shown kissing and implied to be sleeping with a man who looks at least 30, he is given beer by this man also
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
37 supporters
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Yes
24
No
0
Is someone sexually objectified?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
60 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Yes
20
No
2
1
rosencrantz
Part 1 ends on a very bad note.
Part 2 ends on nearly the same note but with a twist of hope.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
24
No
1
0
rosencrantz
SPOILERS Part 1 Nina's school bus crashed and fell into a body of water.
SPOILERS Part 2 Very minor but Karim purposefully backs into a van with little resulting damage, just to get someone's attention.
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
Yes
18
No
1
0
mattread
as well as other stuff there are 2 scenes where a character is shown bleeding from the head, one of them dies (season 2 episode 2) the other is brought back to life
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
26
No
1
3
rosencrantz
Drowning is a very persistent theme throughout the show. The characters drown multiple times and it appears very often so you should not watch this if drowning upsets you.
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Yes
16
No
0
3
rosencrantz
(SPOILER) At the end of season one, there is a school shooter. I mention that specifically because that can be very traumatic.
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