Mr. Mercedes (Season 1)

TV Show • 2017 • Thriller  

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This tv show contains 25 potentially triggering events.
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Happypants
Someone wants to feed a dog poison, but is disturbed and the dog is left unharmed. SUPER Cute dog, by the way
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Does an animal die?
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Takoma11
I was concerned about Fred the tortoise, but he survives and is never harmed or even particularly threatened. (I got nervous when the killer mentioned him in the first episode).
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Takoma11
In one episode, there are repeated shots of flies buzzing around a room. They repeatedly land on things like a character's face and someone's food.
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Takoma11
The whole show centers on a killer stalking and tormenting the retired police detective who was trying to track him down.
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Takoma11
The main character (the killer) is a victim of incest perpetrated by his mother. He refers to a physically and sexually abusive childhood, but does not go into detail. While not in the film, in the book we learn that the sexual abuse started when he was a teenager. We several times watch his mother initiate unwanted sexual contact, with him telling her "no" or "stop" and her continuing.
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BeagleMom
S1
The mother of the killer has a substance abuse issue. (She's an alcoholic.)

The main character appears to have a drinking problem in the begining, but it slows throughout the season, though his level of drinking would not be safe in real life. (But binge drinking isn't.)
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Takoma11
A character smokes a joint in one scene. All other substance use is the mother and her alcoholism.
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Takoma11
The main character's mother is an alcoholic, and we see her drinking, drunk, or both in pretty much every episode.
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Anonymous
A woman sexually assaults her son throughout the first season
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Takoma11
In the final episode of the season, the main character shaves his head.
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Takoma11
In the first episode, several people are killed by someone driving a car intentionally into a crowd. Two victims, a woman and her baby, are crushed in a sleeping bag when they cannot get out of the way.
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Anonymous
There’s a car explosion where the driver is killed immediately, her dismembered arm is shown on fire
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The first scene alone of episode 1 is incredibly gory - many people purposely and gruesomely run over by a car, some with their chests torn apart, others have their heads crushed.


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Takoma11
A character is poisoned and struggles to breathe. Her jaw is clenched painfully and she is coughing up blood.
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Shammy55
Episode 2 - a child falls and has an arm compound fracture (bone exposed outside skin)
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Anonymous
During the scene of the accident, there are several scenes of severed limbs
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Takoma11
No, but the main character commends that someone said he should be "hanged by the neck" and then he mimicks being hanged.
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Takoma11
A baby is killed in the first episode. The main character's little brother is killed, which we see in flashbacks. First the child chokes on food and suffers serious brain damage. Later we see the child at the bottom of a flight of stairs, dying. It is implied (and in the book it is explicit) that he was pushed down the stairs by his older brother.
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Takoma11
We see just a few moments of the main character in the shower after he has killed another person. Very brief.
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Takoma11
The killer wears a clown mask when he commits his murders.
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Are there razors?
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In one scene a woman vomits as the result of too much alcohol. In a later episode, a woman has been poisoned. Someone forces her to drink salt water in an attempt to induce vomiting, and she then vomits a mix of stomach contents and blood onto the person trying to help her.
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Takoma11
The protagonist is a retired police detective. He is generally portrayed positively, but we do see that he acted unprofessionally in the past. The portrayal of most of the police in the series is neutral to positive.
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Anonymous
A woman is emotionally cruel towards her daughter with autism.
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Takoma11
The main character, the killer, is probably mentally ill and commits several violent acts. He is never "diagnosed" in the show, aside from someone asserting that some people just have a "black hole" instead of a soul. There are other characters with various mental health issues (OCD, depression) who are portrayed neutrally or positively.
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GraemeDearden
In season 1, episode 8, the main characters search a deceased person’s old laptop and find a sound labeled “Spooks” uploaded to the computer. It is the sounds of people screaming loudly and in anguish.
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Takoma11
Off-screen, but a woman takes her own life after being made to feel guilty about her "role" in the killings. The killer explicitly tries to goad the main character into suicide.
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Takoma11
No, but one character's suicidal ideation is discussed after she is dead. The main character sarcastically discusses the idea of suicide, but it seems clear he does not intend to end his own life.
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Takoma11
In the first episode.
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Takoma11
There is a baby in the first episode, and short bits of video footage of that same baby in later episodes.
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Takoma11
No, but a gay character is brutally stabbed and left to die.
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GraemeDearden
In episode 4, there’s a side character at the electronic store who is a white nationalist. He calls one of the queer employees multiple slurs. He also is seen visiting multiple neo-nazi websites.
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Takoma11
The killer frequently taunts the main character about his weight, mainly using the term "fatty".
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Takoma11
Yes, including several scenes between the killer and his mother. These scenes are upsetting, as the young man repeatedly asks her to stop and she won't. There is a moderately graphic flashback where the killer remembers being a child and watching his mother have sex with a man in their living room. There is a mild scene between the main character and his girlfriend.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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ShellyXThomas
One of the main characters’ Mother is an alcoholic, and when she is drinking she tries to have sex with him.
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Is there BDSM?
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Takoma11
Many people are seen being hit by a car in the first episode. Footage of this is seen in two later episodes.
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Takoma11
In the first episode a man intentionally runs his car into a crowd of people, killing and injuring many of them.
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Takoma11
The main character frequently pulls and points his gun at people, including while drunk, because he is paranoid about being stalked. He does not actually shoot anyone.
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