Chernobyl

TV Show • 2019 •   

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The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
This tv show contains 61 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
185 supporters
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ChrisB71
Skip from 26:50 to 32:10 and 43:30 to 49:20. Not only the shooting but before that the older men talk about how to do it. You have to hear animals suffering (they didn't play noise with the cow in the first scene). And it just gets worse and worse. Even muted it was tough.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is there BDSM?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is religion discussed?
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Does a woman get slapped?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Penji
Pets are abandoned after families evacuate Pripyat.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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40
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Aietra
The KGB are having various main characters followed and watched closely throughout the series. In the first episode, somebody is parked in a car outside a main character's house, watching his coming and going.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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66
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LinLinLovesAnimals
They try to cover the truth and they cover up the truth and make those involved question everything they knew.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
7 supporters
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LinLinLovesAnimals
Yes addiction to cigarettes and alcohol
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55
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Pajuka
There is at least one scene per episode, frequently multiple scenes, where characters are depicted as drinking vodka. Given the circumstances, I dont blame them
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
52 supporters
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Pajuka
Presumably if there were horses in the area, they were executed along with every other animal - wild or domesticated. There are no horse deaths, or even horses, on screen however. There is a deer or similar creature briefly shown as dead by radiation poisoning.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
94 supporters
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Killicillin
A soldier shoots a cow. There is no blood but you do see the cows eyes rolled back.
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Are animals abused?
109 supporters
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36
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whynotchris
In episode 4, by far the most violent (thus far) involving animals, the soldier in charge of killing the irradiated animals before they spread, specifically says he will kill a fellow soldier who does not cleanly kill the animals and makes them suffer. It is still a terribly difficult scene to watch, but the reasoning behind it is not abuse.
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3
I found it easy to skip over these specific scenes, particularly episode 4. But there is an overall alluding to the negative effects on all living beings in the effected area.
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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KathrynBjornstad
All of the animals the soldiers are shown shooting are dogs, and those are all killed off-screen, except or one that is shown bleeding after it is shot once--the scene isn't gratuitous, and the dog later dies off-screen. While there are cats that are shown as alive and outside in some scenes, they are never shown being shot. There is a scene later on in the episode where the corpses of the area's animals, including cats, are dumped in a grave and buried in cement. I am phobic of cats dying, and I managed to sit through the scene.
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Does a pet die?
85 supporters
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1
There are several characters who are enlisted to kill any animals left in areas with high radiation, including pets. This is both described and shown on screen around episode 4.
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Does a dragon die?
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Pajuka
This is not a fantasy series it is a series based on historical events. As such no dragons (or other fictional creatures) were present or killed.
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
17 supporters
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cassandrasaurusrdr
There's a little green caterpillar in the last episode (Episode 5: "Vichnaya Pamyat"). It's not presented as scary at all, it just crawls on one of the actors and he remarks that it is beautiful.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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4
Is there pedophilia?
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5
Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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During hospital scenes one of the firefighters is held down by nurses as he's in so much pain while being treated
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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S1
 E1
A firemans hand is seen scarred and damaged after picking up a piece of radioactive and hot graphite
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Pajuka
Many characters are depicted with respirators, which frequently causes heavy breathing sounds. Multiple episodes but most frequently in episode 4.

The end of episode 2 and the beginning of episode 3 have 3 characters suffering from panicked breathing

Episode 5 has a character that has a heavy cough, and struggles to speak because of it. Its implied the character has lung cancer.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Someone is crushed under the reactor but it is not shown on screen
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55
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13
LinLinLovesAnimals
Radiation Burns, but yes death and physical damage by radiation burns
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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MapsCats
In the first episode, someone hangs himself. Only the legs and feet are shown.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Pajuka
Not directly, and not intentional. It's simply the result of Acute Radiation Syndrome, which causes, among other terrible things, the decomposition of organs and soft tissue. This includes the skin, muscle and fat of a hand. The effects of this is shown, chest up and a few closeish shots of a hand and finger. This is in Episode 3 - Open wide, o' earth
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Is someone tortured?
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ACSe
Not deliberately, but people are sent into conditions that are known will result in significant pain or death, and the people going into these situations don’t always know it or the extent.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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36
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5
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32
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7
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Anonymous
Can someone share when it happens? I want to watch the series but also want to be prepared
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1
There are characters shown to be suffering from severe radiation burns which are quire graphic and disturbing
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
25 supporters
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61
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whynotchris
As of episode one, it is heavily implied any and all children playing in the fallout on the bridge in Pripyat will die. It is historically accurate that anyone on that bridge does receive a fatal does of radiation. In the hospital, a severely injured father begs a main character to take his baby away. The baby is not in the same makeup, although the same fate is implied.

-Episode 4- a baby dies off screen via radiation in a scene discussed between main characters of another main character who goes into labor in the same episode.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
3
NBBlues
Many many people are called on and volunteer to face deadly radiation in various levels of immediacy
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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2
Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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11
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0
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3
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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25
Does a parent die?
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whynotchris
A father visibly affected by the immediate radiation begs a character to take his baby away. A father dies in gruesome fashion, his baby still in utero and is told his wife is pregnant while perishing in hospital.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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4
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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42
Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Pajuka
Unless you count managers / government officials that are more concerned about their image than radiation - no, there are no clowns.

If you do consider such people as clowns, then episode 1 and 2 have the clowns in charge, and episode 5 have the clowns on trial.
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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4
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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5
Does someone vomit?
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0
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Anonymous
This is from Tumblr

Episode 1:
Right after the title, and the text saying its 2 years ago. Audio only, very short. After the woman comes out of the toilet it’s safe.
After the guy (who’s afraid they’re being bombed) is told to “get Shashenok […] we need to get everyone out”, he runs up a flight of stairs. A man v*s as he passes him, it’s literally 2 secs, and audio only (or too dark to see it).
A man asks where Viktor is. The other man says “still in the pump room”. He v*s right after that. There’s sound, there may have been visual? But it was super fast and again dark. It’s safe once the first man leaves him alone, and is calling for Viktor.
One of the men who went to the core runs into the control room. He says he looked into the core. After Dyatlov asks if the man if he lowered the control rods, the man r*s but I don’t know if he actually v*s. There’s audio, and I covered the screen, so I don’t know if there was visual but it couldn’t have been very graphic. When he straightens up/when someone asks where Kurdyastev is, it’s safe.
The men are refusing to believe the reactor has exploded. Dyatlov says that he’ll go to the vent roof, because you can see into reactor building 4, and he’ll see it with his own eyes. Right after that he v*. Audio, probably some visual. When another man says to the guards to get him a medic/hospital, it’s safe. The scene stays in the room after he’s gone, but they don’t show the v*.
Episode 2:
There are no scenes with the actual act of v*. At 55:10-55:19 during the montage of deserted places, they have a shot inside the hospital of what is obviously supposed to be v* in a bowl and a little on the wall. It’s not too graphic, but just in case you want to look away.
Episode 3:
Just after Lyudmilla thanks Vasily for showing her Moscow (in the scene where she describes what’s outside the window), the scene changes to Khomyuk walking in a corridor. While she’s walking a man is heard r* offscreen, but there’s no visual. It’s safe when she gets into Dyatlov’s room.
Episode 4:
While the men are coming in on buses, from 11:22-11:30 they see a man outside on the grass v*. Full visual but no sound. Also, not v* related but just as a warning, parts of this episode follows people whose job it was to kill animals left in the contaminated area and you do see wounded/dead dogs and cats.
Episode 5:
Safe.
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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1
Does someone spit?
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HellKat
Yes. In episode for when the liquidators are eating lunch one of them spits on the ground.
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Is there audio gore?
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7
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10
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
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15
5
RockyFennek
In fact, the series is very critical of the government's handling of the disaster.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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5
Are there transphobic slurs?
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0
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4
Yes
0
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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5
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Yes
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EmilyCathcart
In a early hospital scene a man can be heard screaming in pain, upon entering the room we can see a nurse holding a syringe attempting to inoculate the man
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Yes
70
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Anonymous
Numerous. At least one per episode
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SiriusStarr
Most likely 10,000-100,000 people, though only a few characters are actually depicted with cancer.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Yes
29
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14
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McThunderCockFace
Firstly I’d like to clarify that not every action that ends up hurting the person is self harm. To clarify, the “liqudators”, soldiers who volunteered, are sent to chernobyl reactor roof to clean up radioactive debris knowing that they’ll be dead in a week. Thisis not self harm, this is sacrifice. Know the difference
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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9
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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4
1
The first episode shows a character committing suidice
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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0
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3
Is there body dysphoria?
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0
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4
Is there body dysmorphia?
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28
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us3rname
These words aren't said. A character records the last voice recording of him shortly before committing suicide
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whynotchris
As of episode 4, PTSD associated with military service is shown surfacing as well as taking root.
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LinLinLovesAnimals
There are times where characters are shown in dark spaces that are small, one scene spanned over two episodes is three men in dark tunnels that are flooded with water and their lighting is sporadic at best.
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ACSe
No, but there’s lots of vomiting due to radiation poisoning.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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LinLinLovesAnimals
Only the feet are shown and you can hear the tight rope swinging.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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0
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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37
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whynotchris
On occasion, mild "shakey cam" is used to place the viewer into the scene. These are usually scenes involving military clean-up or other first-person important interactions with the plant itself. (Initial reactions of some plant workers exploring, going to assess it, going to clean it up...)
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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1
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30
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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5
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1
Is the fourth wall broken?
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0
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9
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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11
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0
Is there childbirth?
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43
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RottenAdel
Off screen. Beginnings of labor briefly shown.
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Are there abortions?
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0
No
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Pajuka
No abortions, however a baby does die shortly after birth off screen.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Yes
44
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SiriusStarr
Technically, the child is born alive but stated to die a few hours after birth.
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SiriusStarr
No, but the baby does a few hours after birth.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Yes
0
No
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Anonymous
There are no black people in the entire miniseries
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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4
JellicleBat
It is briefly discussed during a confrontation after the trial in Episode 5 that the main character was involved in discriminating Jewish members of the academy (???) or some kind of institution. He seems to regret it.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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8
Is there hate speech?
18 supporters
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28
Is a minority is misrepresented?
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4
Yes
1
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Pajuka
There are no openly LGBT characters in the show. Sexuality of all the characters is not focused on at all.
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19
Are there n-words?
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20
Is there aphobia?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Race
Is there blackface?
15 supporters
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0
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4
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
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7
Sex
Yes
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Anonymous
There is nudity though. Including fully naked men in one episode.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
10
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pinec0nes
A group of workers (keeping it vague for spoiler reasons) are fully naked in a protest about how their working conditions are too hot. Male front and back, for fully non sexual reasons
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Is there bestiality?
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5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
1
Several male characters are shown crying, but none are ridiculed for it
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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7
Does someone have a chronic illness?
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8
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0
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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6
Is someone terminally ill?
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4
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Social
Yes
5
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1
NBBlues
Large portions of the population are displaced due to evacuation. It is implied that this is temporary and people were rehoused quickly
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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3
Are there fat suits?
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6
Spoiler
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Pajuka
This series is not appropriate for children. It depicts real, tragic, disturbing and gruesome events. Santa is not mentioned in the entire series.
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whynotchris
Even without the final episode, I can safely say this will not be a happy ending. As a historical event, you can look up the IMDB page and Google character names to see who died, how and when. I can safely say the survival of main characters will be non-existent to one or two.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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33
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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6
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0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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51
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14
neighledit
A helicopter crashes
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Yes
120
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13
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restingmurderface
That’s kind of the whole point.
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Is there blood/gore?
30 supporters
Yes
59
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0
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RottenAdel
Multiple radiation burn injuries portrayed, including full body radiation burns shown on screen. Vomiting of blood and portrayals of real-time radiation burns. Very graphic.
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Does someone drown?
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Yes
44
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4
Pajuka
Almost half an episode 4 - The Happiness Of All Mankind, features soldiers carrying out orders to kill all abandoned pets. No animals are shot on screen, but gun shots are heard.

In addition, one of the older soldiers shares a war story in how he killed a person by shooting him in the stomach. It is not glorified, and it appears that the older soldier is remorseful of the event.
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