Six Feet Under

TV Show • 2001 • Drama  

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A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside.
This tv show contains 75 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Nufsaid
S4
 E5
@ approx. 51 min. You don’t see it on camera but a guy shoots a dog.
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is someone eaten?
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TheCassandraComplex
S4
 E9
A character imagines himself being presented and carved up like a holiday ham or turkey. The carving part is shown in a cartoonish way but no eating occurs.
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Is there blackface?
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Is there decapitation?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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Bbanane
Keith mentions his father was abusive when he was a child (not shown).
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Is someone stalked?
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One man is hit over the head with a frying pan by his wife. One woman is mistreated by her husband for years and she breaks down at the sight of his body. Keith and David have a pretty hot and cold relationship that sometimes gets violent.
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TheCassandraComplex
S4
Ruth marries a man who frequently gaslights her and occasionally everyone else in her life.
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Is a child abused?
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Bbanane
Some of Keith's behavior can be interpreted this way, and it's mentioned that he was abused as a child (not shown). His behavior improves but could be triggering for some.
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Addiction
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TheCassandraComplex
Drug use is frequent throughout the series.
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Is there addiction?
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TheCassandraComplex
There’s an entire episode dedicated to someone having severe withdrawals from opioid addiction.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Anonymous
S4E9 in the last couple mins a horse is seen on the sand and a man shoots it to put it out of whatever misery it’s in.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Jefe
Season 3 episode 6 Nate brutally beats a snake to death. Not a ton of love lost between me and snakes but it was gratuitous and turned out the snake posed no actual threat.
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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TheCassandraComplex
Some of the corpses are found not so fresh and have flies, insects. Very rare though.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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clusterbabey
S5
 E2
There are no depictions of CSA, but Nate’s friend admits to having sexual fantasies about preteen girls, to Nate’s disgust.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Rape or rape-adjacent jokes through out
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Is someone restrained?
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TheCassandraComplex
S3
Throughout this season, a college art teacher has a very questionable and toxic relationship with two of his students. Although the students are technically adults, the power dynamic is super icky, and there is a lot of emotional abuse and gaslighting. One of the students eventually “has sex” with him but the student was inebriated when this “sex” occurred. The show doesn’t treat it as an assault but I feel that it was.
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Bodily Harm
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Alexlikesfunfilms
S1
Much of the action happens in the morgue where Rico and David do restorative work fixing up dead bodies for their viewings
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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TheCassandraComplex
Mild but some of the bodies that the funeral home receives are in pretty bad shape because they died in a gruesome way, and sometimes they do show typical mortuary techniques like wiring jaws shut.
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Is there amputation?
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Alexlikesfunfilms
S1
Much of the action happens in the morgue where Rico and David work on fixing up dead bodies for their viewings
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TheCassandraComplex
Honestly, more than once. A couple of the corpses died from severe head trauma. One of the opening deaths is a lady who died sticking her head out of the moonroof of a limousine. A guy shoots himself in the head in S4E12 and half his head is destroyed.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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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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TheCassandraComplex
Some of the deaths in the beginning of each episode might have resulted in broken bones but it’s not focused on at any point that I recall.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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TheCassandraComplex
David is tortured by a hitchhiker he picks up, who holds him at gunpoint and forces him to do various illegal and cruel things.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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TheCassandraComplex
I wouldn’t say excessive, but it kinda dances the line at times… There are some pretty gruesome deaths when it comes to the corpse-of-the-week (the deaths of the funeral home’s clients’ loved ones are shown at the beginning of each episode). And occasionally there’s focus on the corpses being prepared for viewing, which can be intense. For instance, (trigger warning: detailed description of a mortuary procedure) in one episode, a scalp is pulled back so that a filler piece can be fitted where the skull and inner cavity of the head is missing, then the scalp is fitted back over it.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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clusterbabey
S1
 E9
A child dies tragically by accident in the beginning of the season 1 episode 9. The death is offscreen, but a gunshot can be heard. His body is never shown. His mother and brother’s grief is addressed throughout the show.
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TheCassandraComplex
Surprised at the no answers. Claire, who is underage in S1 and S2, is sexualized frequently by older men.
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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TheCassandraComplex
Yes. Everybody dies. Not trying to be THAT person but this is the ultimate message of the show, that everybody dies and life is brief, meaningful, and precious.

So SPOILERS, kinda… In the finale, it shows the future deaths of every major character. And it’s really beautiful. (/spoilers)
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Does a non-human character die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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TheCassandraComplex
S2
 E1
Corpse of the week is an actress who OD’d, it is shown in fairly graphic detail in the beginning of the episode. Rico is pretty insensitive about it.
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Family
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TheCassandraComplex
S4
 E6
David is held hostage by a hitchhiker throughout S4E6.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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TheCassandraComplex
Emotional and physical infidelity happens very frequently in this show. To a degree that feels unrealistic and tedious. It’s one of the very few things I don’t like about the show.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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TheCassandraComplex
Grief and death are major themes.
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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There are many situations in which the characters see or interacting with their dead father or with other dead people. They are not ghosts per se but perhaps "a presence" they use to reflect on their own lives.
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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TheCassandraComplex
There’s an episode in season 4 with many blow up dolls.
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Gross
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el
At the very end of S4 E2, George opens a box that contains a pile of p**p. Happens again in the next ep and the ep after that.

In S4 E5, at around 48:30, david gets the runs in an alleyway after doing drugs.
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Does someone vomit?
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eseide
Season 2, Episode 1: bad vomit at the intro when a girl ODs.
Season 2, Episode 13: around the 47 minute mark, right after David and Keith have a fight and end up on the floor, look away. On-screen vomit at the scene change. Comes from out of nowhere.
Season 3, episode 3: around 18 minutes in, when David and Keith walk into the outdoor pool
Season 4, episode 12: nate and rico explain how a guy died to his “emergency contact” - just look away
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TheCassandraComplex
S4
 E6
It is partially obscured so you only see the front profile and knees of the person squatting, no nudity or excrement shown. It is heard though. (Mild Spoilers) Happens just after David drives away from the crack dealer in panic.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
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TheCassandraComplex
Not trans-specific slurs so far (I’m on s2) but Rico makes fun of a guy who is dressed “like Jackie O” at the funereal of a guy who was killed in an anti-LGBTQ hate crime.
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TheCassandraComplex
David gets outted several times to friends, colleagues, and family alike. Mostly without any choice/agency in the matter, throughout the first season.
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clusterbabey
A male character cheats on a female character with a man. The female character uses biphobic and homophobic language about the situation.
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Medical
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George does electro therapy for a few episodes.
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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TheCassandraComplex
David has major PTSD throughout season 4, following a traumatic experience being held hostage and tortured by a hitchhiker he picked up.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Alexlikesfunfilms
S1
 E12
Very extreme and distressing scene in episode 12. “A private life”
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Is autism misrepresented?
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TheCassandraComplex
S4
 E5
David is held hostage and tortured by a seriously disturbed man. Unclear what specific disorders or past trauma he has, but he’s definitely not well or thinking logically.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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wittywitch5
All of the kissing scenes could be triggering to those who are sensitive to mouth noises
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Bbanane
Ruth asks Claire several times if she has an eating disorder throughout the show, but Claire does not have one. Mention of it could potentially be triggering though.
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TheCassandraComplex
Not abuse, but there’s an autistic-coded character (Arthur) who is implied to be not cared about by his family, and is misunderstood frequently, and occasionally made fun of.
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S4
 E12
A little after 50min in. Nate is talking to Lisa’s brother in law. After BIL says “I did not get angry with her”, mute and look away. Very disturbing/graphic visual and gunshot audio. Safe again at scene change, after 51:10.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Alexlikesfunfilms
S1
 E9
No, but there is a very upsetting storyline around a tiny baby’s death (3 weeks)
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
40 supporters
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TheCassandraComplex
S4
 E8
A character is called “Gordita”
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TheCassandraComplex
S3
 E8
In the paintball episode, the gay men playing paintball are called women’s names.
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Does the black guy die first?
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TheCassandraComplex
S3
 E8
Lots of homophobic slurs in this episode, but mostly it’s queer folks playfully slinging them at each other during a paintball game.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Alexlikesfunfilms
S1
There is use of homophobic slurs in multiple episodes.

A gay man who is murdered in a hate crime in the opening scene sparks the central storyline in episode 12 “A Private Life”. It is a very upsetting scene/episode and David keeps seeing the murdered young man for the rest of the season.

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Alexlikesfunfilms
S1
 E12
A gay man murdered in a hate crime in the opening scene is the central storyline in episode 12 “A Private Life”. It is a very upsetting scene/episode and David keeps seeing the murdered young man for the rest of the season.
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One scene describes the life of Temple Grandin in a pretty off-color and inaccurate light. They also poke quite a bit of fun at a recurring character, Arthur, who is autistic coded.
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Are there n-words?
25 supporters
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TheCassandraComplex
S5
Said by a black character to another black character. But definitely used as an insult, not in a friendly way.
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Relationships
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TheCassandraComplex
S5
Claire gets involved with an older man.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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5
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
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0
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TheCassandraComplex
S4
(Mild spoilers) in S4, Brenda gets into a relationship with a man who likes BDSM. So far it seems to be very safe and consensual, and very much on the tame/vanilla side of things (handcuffs, light roleplay, etc.).
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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5
Billy and Brenda are uncomfortably close. Billy kisses Brenda and she cuts contact with him.
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Yes
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TheCassandraComplex
S4
I can’t remember the episode but Claire sees her aborted “baby” in the afterlife, and it looks like an infant, even though she was only a few weeks along when she terminated the pregnancy. Not exactly anti-abortion, but definitely perpetuating the idea that a newly fertilized egg is already a fully formed infant with a soul.
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
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TheCassandraComplex
I would call it bittersweet more than sad. Very emotional.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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1
clusterbabey
S1
 E1
A character is hit by a bus in his car when he takes his eyes off the road to light a cigarette after a phone call.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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1
Not visually but there are references to a past situation in which the family funeral home sold services to plane crash victim's families.
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Alexlikesfunfilms
S1
 E1
A bus.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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8
Is there blood/gore?
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0
Does someone drown?
13 supporters
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2
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1
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TheCassandraComplex
A fairly major character drowns off screen.
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Is there gun violence?
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9
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