Harrow

TV Show • 2018 •   

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When a dark secret from this past threatens to be exposed, unorthodox and brilliant medical examiner, Doctor Daniel Harrow, must use all his forensic skills to keep it buried forever.
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Does the dog die?
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S01E07: First mentions about dead animals when the former police chief gets interviewed and then later you see them in flashbacks (around 30 minutes in)
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Does a horse die?
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The series is more gory than other similar shows. The post mortems are frequently shown fully on screen with more blood/gore than is usually present in similar shows. Several episodes also show bloody/gory crime scenes. There is no excessive violence onscreen but the aftermath of accidents and murders are frequently shown as well as post mortems which are almost always very bloody and gory.
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Is someone tortured?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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S2
Season 2 contains a lot of stalking
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a child abused?
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S1
SPOILERS FOR END OF SERIES ONE

At the end of series one it is revealed that Fern, Harrow’s daughter, was raped and abused for several years by her step father. She was fourteen when the abuse started.
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Addiction
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Harrow’s daughter, Fern, is shown to have substance use issues and she and her boyfriend use drugs throughout series one.

1x05: several people take drugs in a party and some characters die as a result of the effects of the drugs.

2x03: several people take extasy pills in a party during flashback scenes.
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Is there addiction?
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Animal
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Season 1, episode 7
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Are animals abused?
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S01E07: First mentions about dead animals when the former police chief gets interviewed and then later you see them in flashbacks (around 30 minutes in)
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S01E03, 13 min: Talk of rats dying gruesomely.
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Does a cat die?
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S01E07: First mentions about dead animals when the former police chief gets interviewed and then later you see them in flashbacks (around 30 minutes in)
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there bugs?
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S3
 E9
Maggots are found on a dead body, they are seen on screen.
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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SPOILERS FOR END OF SERIES ONE

Fern, Harrow’s daughter, is raped by her step father for several years and threatened not to tell anyone. Fern was 13/14 at the time and the step father an adult. This is not seen on screen and only mentioned.
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Several episodes feature murder victims who have been sexually assaulted.

SPOILER FOR END OF SERIES ONE


It is revealed that Fern, Harrow’s daughter, was sexually assaulted by her step father for several years and threatened not to tell anyone.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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S1
 E9
A man is murdered by being suffocated with a pillow.
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S2
 E6
A man is tied to a chair and drugged, he is surrounded by newspapers which are then set on fire by another character. The man is alive and conscious when he catches fire. We see his feet and legs begin to burn before the camera moves away.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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S2
 E5
SPOILERS FOR 2x05

A main character dies after falling off a boat and drowning. It is mentioned that they had epilepsy and suggested that they may have had a seizure which caused them to fall off the boat. This is later revealed not to be the case and an interaction between their epilepsy medication and another medication is believed to have caused a dizzy spell which led to them falling off the boat and drowning.
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S2
 E6
A severed fingertip is found. It is revealed that this was severed accidentally when a victim was escaping a freezer unit, their finger was stuck in a door mechanism and the fingertip was severed.
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S2
 E2
Two base jumpers die after jumping from a building. They are shown falling several times throughout the episode.
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Death
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S2
 E5
MAJOR SPOILER FOR 2x05







Simon, Harrow’s assistant, is murdered in this episode. His death is initially believed to be an accident. He falls of a boat and drowns, the cause of this is believed to be an interaction between his epilepsy medication and another medication causing a dizzy spell that caused him to fall off the boat but it is later revealed that he was murdered by a serial killer who stalks Harrow throughout series two.
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Fear
Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Does someone vomit?
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S2
 E3
A character vomits and chokes on her own vomit after taking drugs, she asphyxiates and dies. This is shown towards the end of the episode.
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Series two features a storyline about a serial killer who drugs his victims. We see this several times, a syringe is shown filled with a clear liquid and this is usually injected into a victims neck using a needle. This happens in several episodes including 2x04 and 2x06.
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Several episodes feature or take place in hospitals. The series focuses on a medical examiner and most episodes feature a post mortem. While this doesn’t take place in a hospital the location is very clinical, characters are shown wearing scrubs and surgical equipment and using surgical equipment including scalpels. Other episodes also feature actual hospitals when victims are taken into hospital.

2x01 particularly features several scenes in a hospital after a character is shot, 2x06 features several hospital schenes as characters investigate a crime in a small town and use the hospital for post mortems.
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S2
 E7
This episode is about a woman believed to have cancer who sells a natural alternative to chemotherapy. It is revealed later in the episode that she never had cancer but she genuinely believed this to be the case (she was tricked by her manager) and the murderer is a woman with cancer who stopped chemotherapy to use the supplements and then found out they were fake
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S3
 E9
In 3x09 a woman and the man she was having an affair with are murdered. The main suspect is the woman’s boyfriend who is autistic. It is never explicitly stated whether or not he is autistic but he shows autistic traits and the characters suspect him to be autistic with one saying he wonders if the man "has some kind of autism" to which another character replies "you think he’s on the spectrum?". The character is described as creepy/weird because of his autistic traits and is considered a main suspect because of this also.

When he arrives at the scene of the murder he is taken inside and shown the body of his girlfriend, he is unable to speak for a while and then only comments that "his ship is broken" (he has a special interest in ships and made models, one of which was broken when his girlfriend was murdered). One of the officers suspects him, commenting that he hasn’t said anything and wouldn’t look him in the eye and that these were "signs of a guilty man". He continues to be unable to speak throughout the episode and only speaks to main character Harrow when Harrow starts talking to him about ships, he is able to respond to a comment Harrow makes. When he is being investigated one of the police officers say that he was put on to a night shift by his boss because his colleagues found him "creepy" because he was quiet. The character is also not played by an autistic person.

The portrayal of this character is based clearly on stereotypes and it is clear that this episode was not written with the input of an autistic person. Characters use language that is typically considered offensive or inappropriate by autistic people (no slurs are used but language such as "having some kind of autism" is inaccurate and not the language preferred by most autistic people). The character is portrayed as creepy because of autistic traits and is even considered to be guilty of the crime because of his autistic traits, this goes as far as a main police officer being unwilling to pursue any other leads because he believes the man to be guilty because he "hasn’t said he isn’t" when he is clearly unable to speak because of the situation. This portrayal of autism is inaccurate and offensive and, in my opinion, upsetting to watch.

This episode could be potentially very upsetting for autistic people as autistic traits are demonised and used to suggest a man is guilty of a crime, especially when you consider the history of autistic people being wrongly convicted of crimes because of situations very similar to what is shown in this episode.
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S2
 E8
Harrow is trapped in a coffin for the duration of this episode. There are several shots of the tight space inside the coffin and towards the end of the episode Harrow struggles to breath as he runs out of air.
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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S2
 E6
A woman is kidnapped, held hostage and repeatedly sexually assaulted which results in her becoming pregnant. She escapes before giving birth and gives birth at the end of the episode assisted by doctors Harrow and Fairley, most of the birth is not seen on screen.
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Prejudice
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Simon, the only queer character, one of only two poc characters, on the main cast, is killed. He is murdered by a serial killer who is stalking the protagonist, Dr. Harrow, in order to destroy everything Harrow holds dear to make him suffer. Simon, as Harrow's friend and medical assistant, is one of these things / people apparently. Also Simon got too close to the truth and had to be 'dealt with.' But honestly, Simon died for the sake of the protagonist's man-pain. Boo.
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S3
 E9
A woman and the man she was having an affair with are found dead and the main suspect is the woman’s autistic boyfriend. He is initially considered a suspect because of his autistic traits (he does not speak to the police officers, does not make eye contact and, after seeing the body of his girlfriend, only comments that his model ship, his special interest, has been broken which are "signs of a guilty man" according to the main police officer). He is unable to speak or make eye contact throughout the episode which makes the main police officer certain he is guilty, so much so that he will not pursue other leads. Other characters also use language that may be considered outdated and offensive by some autistic viewers such as a character wondering if he "has some kind of autism". It is not explicitly stated in the episode that he is autistic but his autistic traits and the speculation of other characters make it clear that he is autistic.

Autistic people often struggle to communicate verbally when overwhelmed or in a very stressful situation and struggling with eye contact is a well known autistic trait. It was upsetting to see a character be considered a murderer just because he showed these traits.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Social
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Fern, Harrow’s daughter, and her boyfriend are homeless for most of series one. They are shown sleeping in abandoned buildings and breaking into empty homes to sleep. Other episodes feature homelessness including 3x01 which focuses on the murder of a homeless man.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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S2
 E6
Several people are killed and severely injured in a car crash. At the beginning of the episode we see two cars that are wrecked after crashing. There are dead people in both cars and a lot of blood. Later in the episode we see the full car crash in a flashback scene.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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