Black Sails

TV Show • 2014 • Adventure  

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The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.
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Does the dog die?
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Does a pet die?
93 supporters
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0
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0
Were animals harmed in the making?
75 supporters
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0
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0
Is there pedophilia?
70 supporters
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0
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0
1
florencefalls
There are brief mentions of period-accurate ages at which girls were married or abused. The mention of it definitely might make you cringe for a moment, but these statements aren't reflected on, nor is any relationship with an underage person depicted on-screen. That's why I'm voting no, PLEASE correct me if I'm missing anything as the show is very long and I have not rewatched in a while.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Abandonment
1
amy1
Not seen onscreen, but it is stated that a main character's father fled Nassau after his wife was murdered, leaving his 13 year old daughter behind.
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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1
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10
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saturn
the characters are mainly pirates and there is a fair amount of talk about being hunted; enslaved people escape and are pursued, etc.
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karaszi
A character in season 2 mentions how her husband abused her.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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9
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saturn
a lot of the characters manipulate others to their own benefit, and this does occasionally involve trying to convince other's that they're crazy or uncapable of making decisions for themselves
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Is a child abused?
73 supporters
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10
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7
3
extradimensionals
I remember at least one scene where characters discuss being abused as children. One was enslaved and neglected, and one was physically and sexually abused as well as sex trafficked.
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Addiction
Yes
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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11
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
7 supporters
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19
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0
Animal
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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1
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
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23
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1
3
trnstrm
Numerous fish and aquatic creatures are hunted/fished. S3E3 shows a whale carcass (whale's death is neither heard nor seen), sharks eating it, and then two men harpooning and stabbing the shark (out of desperation for food).
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Are animals abused?
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17
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saturn
animals are shown frequently as food, sharks are hunted and killed, horses die during fight scenes, etc.
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Does a cat die?
107 supporters
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28
4
KatieGleason
The cat does not get crushed by the boat.
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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1
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23
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
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2
Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
19 supporters
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hedgehog
Season 2 Episode 4 (XII) opens with mealworms in a piece of bread.
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
Yes
6
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0
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Katie Mencken
S2
 E7
in annes story she mentions not knowing ahe could say no to sex, max mentions briefly in no details about what happened in season 1
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8
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1
1
SarahMarshall
Multiple cases in which someone is tied up or physically held back
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Yes
33
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4
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saturn
adding some timestamps to this. frequent sexual content and discussions of sexual violence throughout. two specific sexual assault scenes, S01E03 [47:50 to 48:00] and S01E04 [20:30 to 21:30]. S01E05 [about 20:00] is uncomfortable, but not graphic. Max is assaulted by Vane's crew who feel they're entitled to it. she is later able to recover and seek out revenge, if you find that relevant. S04E06 [23:00?] is a fight scene with what might've been an attempted assault? also, general iffy boundaries as people are pressured into sex, use it as political manipulation, etc.--do want to note that the scene with Flint isn't non-consensual (he isn't pressured or coerced, and while he isn't particularly interested, it's with a friend of his and it's clear he's just doing it for her sake).
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
22 supporters
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Yes
15
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0
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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3
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Katie Mencken
S2
 E7
character just says 'he slit his throat', nothing else
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
19 supporters
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Is there cannibalism?
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9
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shark_emoji
Yes, a house catches fire in S4E06 a little over halfway through the episode and we see one person catch on fire and another person is reported to be dead from the fire afterwards.
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Is someone buried alive?
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21
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Is there amputation?
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25
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Does a head get squashed?
40 supporters
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24
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Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
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26
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2
saturn
frequent and graphic, though always as means of punishment and never self-inflicted. there is usually a warning, but the deaths are always fully on-screen and discussed throughout.
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Are any teeth damaged?
29 supporters
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11
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Does someone break a bone?
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20
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1
Does someone have a seizure?
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17
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Nivag
S1
Recounted in conversation as a punishment.
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Yes
19
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0
3
extradimensionals
In one episode, a character grips a shard of glass in her hand hard enough to graphically cut her fingers.
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Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
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30
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0
2
anna_g
keelhauling scene in s4 e3 (XXXI). stop when they put the bag on Teach's head; jump to ab 5 minutes from the end of the episode. have a friend scan thru to find the next scene if gore is an issue; it is extremely disturbing.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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14
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19
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frogwatching
there is a scene in S1E2 where a character stabs a knife through a peephole that another character is looking through. no eye mutilation is shown but there is blood on the blade
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Is someone stabbed?
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2
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5
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Anonymous
S4
 E31
Keelhauling scene, where a man in thrown overboard while on two ropes and is dragged across the underside barnacles of a ship's hull, with detailed sound effects. Character is shown with tattered clothes, ripped/torn skin, shredded lips and blood, but is shown defiantly surviving multiple sessions. Season 4, episode XXXI, 41:30 - 49:50
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Children
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
16
No
0
0
Katie Mencken
S2
 E5
when miranda is in her carraige headed to the beach, a woman walks by carrying her (assumedly) dead child
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
24 supporters
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0
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4
Family
Yes
21
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0
3
Kris
A subplot of season 2 involves a teenage girl who is kidnapped and held captive by pirates.
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
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17
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0
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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8
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2
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herzkoenigin12
I suppose several characters are in open relationships so it might not count, but the topic of cheating definitely comes up.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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11
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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4
No
13
Is someone possessed?
9 supporters
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18
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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12
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3
4
herzkoenigin12
They just seem to be imagined by the characters, but quite creepy still.
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Are there clowns?
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17
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lillpon
It's a show about pirates in Nassau, there's a lot of scenes at sea or in ports and beaches.
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1
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13
1
olivialynne
No showers, but there are several scenes of different characters in a bathtub.
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Gross
1
SarahMarshall
No, but there are a couple of scenes in which someone is urinated on
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Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
25
No
4
3
saturn
The situations I can recall (I'll add better timestamps when I can): S1E04 toward the end of the episode Vane is extremely drunk during the fight outside the brothel at night, he v* full visual and audio, really just alcohol, a few comments made about it after. S1E08, finale, during the worst of the storm the camera pans below deck and a man is shown holding a bucket, he v* three times, full visual and audio. S2E10, finale, two of Vane's men are plotting something and a character is eavesdropping beside them while pretending to v* overboard, full fake audio, no visual as he's not really sick. ALL EPISODES: random references to feeling sick, eating undercooked food, etc.
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Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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Yes
22
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0
Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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Yes
14
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0
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
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0
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11
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
1 supporters
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18
Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
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0
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15
4
tinykaiju
Nothing is shown, but there are mentions of a character who was institutionalized against his will.
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2
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14
1
saturn
a lot of injuries and, as such, a lot of medical care but it's all set in the 1700's and there are no shots of modern medical equipment or hospital-looking buildings shown
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Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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0
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15
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
30 supporters
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Yes
6
No
2
Does someone self harm?
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45 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Is a mentally ill person violent?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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0
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3
Yes
0
No
5
Does someone have a meltdown?
6 supporters
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0
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3
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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0
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6
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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0
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3
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Yes
0
No
7
Yes
4
No
10
0
Katie Mencken
S2
 E7
no but anne disosciates
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
14 supporters
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13
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3
Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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0
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16
Is there autism specific abuse?
32 supporters
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0
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16
1
pissmints
character is stated to have died by suicide, though if it is true is left ambiguous. nothing is shown.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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0
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3
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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Yes
22
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0
Is there screaming?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
Are there flashing lights or images?
29 supporters
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0
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16
Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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0
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5
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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0
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3
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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0
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17
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
10
No
1
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Yes
17
No
0
2
Kris
In season 4 a pregnant woman is murdered.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
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Yes
9
No
3
2
perfectcosima
I'm answering no because it's not harmful misgendering, although there is an instance of someone purposefully misgendering themself to hide their gender
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0
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13
2
frogwatching
they don't die first, but S1E1 and S1E2 feature deaths of black characters who die because they are seen as disposable by some of the white main characters
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0
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15
2
dogwolf
There are no homophobic slurs, but a character's love for a man is referred to as "profane" and "loathsome".
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Yes
0
No
15
0
SarahMarshall
There is a scene in which a man wears a dress and speaks in a high pitched voice to imitate another female character, as a part of a play
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Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
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Yes
16
No
0
Yes
25
No
0
6
disasterace
Yes, but not because they're LGBT. A lot of the main characters are LGBT and only ones dies.
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Yes
16
No
0
Are there n-words?
22 supporters
Yes
3
No
8
2
frogwatching
the word n*gro is used in S1E2
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Sex
Yes
30
No
0
2
saturn
frequent sex and full-frontal nudity in the first two seasons, every episode at least (queer and straight characters both), but hardly any in seasons three and four. frequent talk about sex, f--king, and so on. an extreme amount of sexual violence as well, the worst being in season one (S01E03 47:50 to 48:00, S01E04 20:30 to 21:30, and about 20 minutes in to S01E05).
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Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
5
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0
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
1
olivialynne
Nothing is shown onscreen, but one character is accused of assaulting a goat. It is played for laughs, and unclear if the accusation was true or serious.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
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0
No
16
Sexism
Yes
0
No
5
Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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0
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23
Yes
11
No
7
5
disasterace
Depends on how you look at it. The ending is both tragic and the most beautiful ending the show could have.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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0
No
28
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
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0
No
27
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
30
No
0
3
saturn
gratuitous violence and gore throughout, most all of it shown directly and up-close on screen
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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Yes
21
No
2
Yes
24
No
0
1
lillpon
Lots of characters using flintlock pistols and such in various occasions through the show.
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