Sex and the City

TV Show • 1998  

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Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York social scene. 
This tv show contains 46 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are animals abused?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Season 1 epidode 7: a man is described as now having a monogamous relationship with his dog around the topic of oral sex. There isn't a detailed description and the act isn't depicted on screen.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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S6
 E20
S6E20: Might be referring to a scene where a couple has an argument and, as the guy is turning around, he accidentally slaps her. He doesn't do it intentionally, but it seems like this is the thing that ends their relationship.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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anderfels
Both specifically in S2E16 with Carrie dating a recovering alcoholic, Carrie herself is also implied to be addicted to cigarettes, as she struggles throughout S3 to quit for a guy who doesn't smoke.
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anderfels
S2
 E16
S2E16: Carrie dates a recovering alcoholic, who develops an addiction to having sex with her. At the end of the episode, when she rejects his advances, he relapses.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Snowjunky360
S06E04 - a mouse is hit with a frying pan by Aleksandr within first couple of minutes.
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Is there a dead animal?
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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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Assault
Is someone held under water?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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S2
 E9
S2E9: Big forcefully kisses Carrie in an elevator, despite her trying to push him away (though the sex afterwards is portrayed as consensual).
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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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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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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anderfels
S3
 E11
S3E11: Natasha trips down a stair and lands on her face; you see visible blood and in the next scene you learn she lost a tooth.
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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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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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S3
 E11
S3E11: Natasha trips down the stairs and lands on her face; you see visible blood and in the next scene you learn she lost a tooth.
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S6
 E18
S6E18: The title is relevant; a woman falls to her death from an open window in a high apartment building while at a party.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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In season 3 episode 15, there are 13 years old who discuss sexual activities they have participated in.
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does someone die?
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S6
 E18
S6E18: The episode title is very relevant. A woman accidentally falls from an open window in a high apartment building and just straight up dies. You don't see her hit the ground.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Tuesday.Leigh
Season 4, episode 8
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Does someone cheat?
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S2
 E9
S2E9: Carrie cheats on her current boyfriend with Big, in a scene where he forcefully kisses her in an elevator (though the sex itself is portrayed as consensual).
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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S4
 E8
S4E8: A character's mother dies of a heart attack offscreen.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Picklechips
It’s only one episode
S6A, E12
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Season 4 episode 3 there is a guy who pees and poos into the toilet while another character is in the bathroom. You can hear it happening so if that is a trigger you may want to avoid this episode.
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Does someone vomit?
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Picklechips
S2 E17- the girls are at a beach bonfire and some background characters vomit - it’s quick and not super gory
Also this episode: Carrie sees Big at a party in the Hamptons and after talking to him runs to the beach. Miranda comes to check on her and she abruptly vomits. It’s at the very end of the episode.
S4 E12 - Carrie finds an engagement ring in a workout bag and runs to her sink and vomits. Kind of gross- as an emetephobe I close my eyes.
Same episode- Miranda is on the phone with Carrie and asks her to hold on one second and we can see her lean over the toilet and hear a sound. You can’t see any vomit.
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Is someone eaten?
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Does someone spit?
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S5
In Season 5, there are frequent scenes of a character farting due to her pregnancy.
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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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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In season 3 episode 17 a main character dates a "hot cop."
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LGBTQ+
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S3
 E18
S3E18: In the beginning of the episode, Samantha says phrases like "tranny" and "chicks with dicks" to refer to the trans women in her neighborhood.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Picklechips
S4 E12- Charlotte gets a shot in her bum. It’s quick but it is a clear shot of the needle.
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S6
 E10
S6E10: Carrie sees a man who we later find out has admitted himself into a mental institution. Carrie visits him in the institution, and while the scene depicts the institution itself as being both calming and therapeutic for him, he admits that it's intensive. You get a brief scene where a man (not the one Carrie is seeing) is being restrained at the institution.
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S3
 E11
S3E11: Natasha ends up in the hospital after falling down the stairs. You only see Carrie in the waiting room.
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S6
 E14
S6E14: A character is diagnosed with breast cancer and deals with it in the following episode.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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anderfels
Usually as a joke, characters will suggest they kill themselves in embarrassing situations (i.e. S3E13 Carrie says "should we just get two guns and kill ourselves?" when her and Charlotte are talking about difficult situations in their relationships).
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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S3
 E8
S3E8: Miranda and Steve are at a restaurant when they hear 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
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PINKHAIRMASHUPS
In earlier seasons, yes.
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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S4
 E18
S4E18: A character goes into labor at around the 20 minute mark.
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Are there abortions?
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Tuesday.Leigh
Season 4, episode 11 discusses abortion
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Season 6, episode 12
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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anderfels
S3
 E18
S3E18: Carrie does multiple voice-overs throughout the episode where she refers to a group of trans women in Samantha’s neighborhood as “half men, half women”, and frequently refers to them as men with he/him pronouns.

Towards the end of the ep, the girls make a joke about crude language in front of ladies, to which Miranda replies "Where?" (referring to the trans women they invited to a party).
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Slurs against trans people in season 3 episode 18.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Season 4 episode 4 has a really unfortunate and ridiculous portrayal of a man with ADHD. A main character then decides she can't date the man because of his ADHD.

There are multiple episodes where a character will date someone who has a mental illness. The person with a mental illness is then described as being undesirable for reasons relating to the mental illness, or the mental illness creates an insurmountable dating obstacle. Episodes include season 1 episode 11 The Drought, season 2 episode 13 Games People Play, season 2 episode 16 Was It Good For You, and season 6 episode 10, Boy Interrupted.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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anderfels
S4
 E17
S4E17: Carrie works for a man, who is stated as being old enough to be her father, who attempts to pursue a relationship with her. Samantha has a threesome with a man and a 21 year old waitress, who is also assumed to be young enough to be the man's daughter (she calls him 'daddy', which gets her kicked out).
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Sex
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Tuesday.Leigh
Every episode!
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
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anderfels
Nearly every episode.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sickness
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S6
 E20
A character's mom in the final episode is acting very differently. This is revealed to be because she had a stroke.
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Anonymous
S6
A character has cancer for several episodes. It is stage 1 and she recovers.
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PINKHAIRMASHUPS
Yes, in the final episode, Steve's mother is seen having alzheimers like symptoms/behavior. Explained as complications from a stroke, but in the first movie is described as "Advanced alzheimers)
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Social
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anderfels
No. In S4E11, many characters discuss abortion, but while some characters might disagree over the guy's role in decision-making, some characters discuss having had an abortion before and approach the subject with kindness and understanding.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Does someone drown?
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Yes
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PINKHAIRMASHUPS
In an episode, Carrie is held at gunpoint and robbed. This scene is comedic in tone, however.
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