The Great

TV Show • 2020  

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A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
This tv show contains 94 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
217 supporters
Yes
80
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5
8
AslansDad
A dog dies after eating poisoned soup
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
56 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
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0
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0
Is autism misrepresented?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Yes
0
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0
0
S1
 E1
Gunshots, sometimes without warning
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0
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0
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is a minority is misrepresented?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
21 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
33 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Yes
1
No
2
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
6
cstein
The emperor punches the empress in the first episode after the party scene
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0
S1
 E2
A woman is badly whipped
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Yes
6
No
3
Is someone gaslighted?
30 supporters
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Yes
28
No
1
Is a child abused?
72 supporters
Yes
29
No
2
4
cstein
So far not on screen, but it is discussed that the emperor’s mother was abusive
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Addiction
1
Rowynn
In season 2, two characters eat some sort of psychedelic plant. This is shown as a positive experience. There is also copious consumption of alcohol, including while a character is pregnant. The same character, also while pregnant, takes what is essentially cocaine to stay awake.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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Yes
21
No
2
Does someone abuse alcohol?
7 supporters
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Yes
38
No
0
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
75 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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Yes
1
No
18
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
Yes
74
No
1
11
cstein
The bear gets shot in the party scene near the end of the first episode. It’s pretty fake looking but does happen.
A raccoon is also killed in the second episode, and a doe is shown being shot (again, it looks very fake).
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Are animals abused?
118 supporters
Yes
59
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0
6
Doodlebugisdoodling
EPISODE 1. (About 37 minutes in)
A bear is presented to the empress as a gift from the emperor on her arrival and is kept on a chain.
It dies from a gunshot wound, gets killed by the emperor first episode.
EPISODE 2 (About 11 minutes in. Over by 12:35)
There is a fight between a puppy & a raccoon for sport as entertainment for the court. It happens offscreen inside a log, but the puppy emerges bloody.


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cstein
In the second episode a dog and a raccoon are put in a tree trunk together presumably to fight. The dog comes out covered in blood but unharmed, insinuating it killed the raccoon.
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Yes
42
No
2
5
ATW9
Dead bear in first episode, several dead birds, a crocodile that is brutally stabbed, etc. This show has just lots of dead animals.
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Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
0
S1
 E1
Shot at but not explicitly killed
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Does a cat die?
107 supporters
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Yes
5
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18
Does a pet die?
93 supporters
Yes
18
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0
0
Anonymous
S1
 E1
The pet bear is shot.
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Are there spiders?
1 supporters
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Yes
2
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14
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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5
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12
4
midnights
S1
 E4
In season 1 episode 4 43:55 there is a thin one shown and then it’s in the background and it stops at around 44:20. I don’t know why people are saying no
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Are there bugs?
19 supporters
Yes
31
No
2
3
theres a lot of butterflies
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Assault
0
S1
 E1
A woman gets punched in the gut by her husband
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Is someone drugged?
18 supporters
Yes
5
No
1
0
cy.bers
Character is drugged multiple times by tea
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Is there pedophilia?
69 supporters
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0
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3
Yes
12
No
0
0
Abee
In season 1 episode 2 there is an intense scene where someone is held under water almost to the point of drowning
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Is rape mentioned?
45 supporters
Yes
9
No
0
0
laurenhouse
Rape is mentioned many times throughout the series
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is someone restrained?
13 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Yes
40
No
1
4
VickiH
Catherine is penetrated (fingers) by a clergymen in the first episode. This is mentioned throughout the season and she seems traumatized by it. In another scene, a man starts to have sex with a corpse.
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Yes
3
No
1
0
AutumnLane
Given the iffy power dynamics with royalty even supposedly willing encounters are essentially occuring under an implicit threat. Peter beats Leo and threatens to kill him if he doesn't "satisfy" Catherine, and whoever is ruling the country with absolute authority at the moment can't really have uncoerced encounters with anyone... especially someone they've threatened/attempted to kill. Which happens frequently.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
30
No
1
4
CJefferis
In Ep 1, Catherine holds a knife over her wrist while she considers cutting. She decides not to.
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Yes
5
No
1
0
LisaW13
When Catherine meets the sultan in season 2 he hands is stabbed
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Yes
2
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2
0
LisaW13
A serf has her throat cut by a noble woman.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
1 supporters
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Yes
31
No
0
Yes
4
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0
0
S1
 E1
At one point a head is seen mounted on a pike
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Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
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Yes
1
No
9
Is someone crushed to death?
18 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Yes
34
No
1
4
TFMD
To add more detail, the scene in episode 4 where the priest burns himself alive is not overly graphic or prolonged. We see him light his robes on fire and he makes a couple of pained sounds but the camera focuses mostly on the onlookers' faces.
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Is someone buried alive?
16 supporters
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Yes
14
No
1
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
8
No
2
0
S1
 E2
They eat dessert next to the decapitated heads of their swedish enemies and then gouge the eyes out
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Is there amputation?
17 supporters
Yes
19
No
1
1
Meathead69
There are soldiers shown to be missing legs and arms, as well as multiple decapitated heads. The act is not shown on screen, but it is gruesome.
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Yes
16
No
1
0
MelFox
Orlo by the Patriarch but he doesn’t die. There is some blood.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
Yes
23
No
1
3
Scarroll18
Episode 6, 3:10-6:10. Bodies are shown hanging in the background
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Does someone asphyxiate?
0 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Are any teeth damaged?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Does someone break a bone?
16 supporters
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Yes
15
No
1
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
13
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
50 supporters
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Yes
3
No
8
Yes
30
No
1
2
MelFox
Nail pulling during torture scene
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Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
Yes
35
No
1
3
TFMD
S01E09 contains very graphic torture scenes. Peter decides to have everyone at court tortured to discover who is plotting against him. It shows terrified people awaiting their turn to be tortured as well as graphic depictions of the torture itself. Several of the main characters are among the victims but they're OK afterward. Like most of the other horrors in this show, it's played as dark humour, but could still be very upsetting.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
2
KirJ
S02EP08 - someone falls out of a window while having sex. Time stamp is 49:40-50:10 It is not too graphic, the person lays on grass, and the only blood seen is a few streaks from their mouth
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Yes
40
No
1
6
Doodlebugisdoodling
EPISODE 2
Decapitated heads of dead Swedish enemies are placed around on silver trays on the formal dinning table during dinner service. Then (at around the 41 minute mark) the emperor pulls the eyeballs out of one of them. Then everyone stands and does the same, including empress Catherine.
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
Yes
2
No
2
0
LisaW13
Many are stabbed throughout the series so not sure why people say no.
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Is there excessive gore?
57 supporters
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Yes
7
No
3
Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
29
No
1
3
Scarroll18
Episode 5, 46:30. A child’s body is shown with their throat slit
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Yes
4
No
4
0
Catherine refers to herself as a child bride.
2 comments | Add comment
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Yes
10
No
0
0
S1
 E2
A deer is shot on screen, and a dog is made to fight a raccoon to death off screen
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
9
No
2
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
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Yes
3
No
2
Family
Yes
16
No
1
0
Anonymous
Season 2 episode 9 a child is kidnapped
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
Yes
23
No
1
1
Rowynn
Though no parents die on screen, the dead body of the emperor's mother, preserved in a glass case, is shown several times. This is played as dark humor. His father, also dead, is mentioned frequently, but his death itself is never brought up.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
41
No
0
1
ATW9
A regular plot point is the emperor sleeping with his best friends wife. The friend is aware but is clearly regularly distressed by this.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
9
No
4
3
its not shown but marial mentions that she burned tatyana’s children’s toys
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Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Is someone possessed?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
3
No
16
0
Anonymous
Season 2 episode 8 peter hallucinates and speaks with his dead father. He is not depicted as very ghostlike
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Are there razors?
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8 supporters
Yes
4
No
1
0
S1
 E2
A man is forced at knifepoint to shave another's face unwillingly
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Yes
19
No
3
1
cstein
There are bathing scenes
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Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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Yes
12
No
1
Does someone vomit?
1 supporters
Yes
46
No
1
5
jabpunch
There’s a particularly graphic vomit scene in episode 5 around 13:50 until 14:20.
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Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
Yes
2
No
1
0
laurenhouse
At one point someone starts to get eaten by a bear. You only see the beginning and then the camera goes back to a character who is running from the scene.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
4
No
1
0
damalojo
S1
Yes, quite graphically with sound effects and facial expressions.
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Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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Yes
26
No
1
Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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Yes
9
No
3
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there transphobic slurs?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Medical
Yes
4
No
17
6
Anonymous
Not elecro-therapy, but electric torture happens
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Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Is there a mental institution scene?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Yes
2
No
12
0
Anonymous
No hospital scene, but a bedside care scene when a character is sick toward the end of season 1
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
4
No
1
0
laurenhouse
S1
There is talk about her getting her having her “blood” for several weeks.
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Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Mental Health
Yes
6
No
4
0
Abee
Not shown explicitly but implied for some war survivors
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
18
No
4
10
cstein
There is a scene where someone almost cuts their wrists but they’re stopped
4 comments | Add comment
0
Anonymous
No one is explicitly mentioned to have a mental illness, but most characters have at least one moment when they behave violently
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
0
overturezzzmedia
The character is interrupted before she is able to do so
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Does someone have a meltdown?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
1
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
2
Rowynn
Near the end of episode 1, a character comes close to cutting their wrists, but is stopped before going through with it.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
23
No
1
3
jesslrand
Episode 5, Catherine has a pretty intense one.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
27
No
0
2
Rowynn
in episode 2, a character up put in a fairly small box and dropped into a body of water. the character is released before any damage is done, but it may be upsetting to some viewers.
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1
Anonymous
During pregnancy, Catherine shows symptoms of pica, eating non-food items such as dirt
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Is there autism specific abuse?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
6
cstein
Someone burns themselves alive in episode 4, one of the holy men.
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Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
3
No
5
0
LisaW13
Paul does have a brief moment when he cried but it is minimal
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Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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Yes
9
No
1
Is there screaming?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
0
Are there flashing lights or images?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
13
No
5
2
StoryRoyalty
Catherine's pregnancy is a pretty big plot point, she eventually gives birth
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Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
1
nyangata
A character is pregnant for a large portion of the series, and her baby is in the rest of the series.
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Yes
1
No
9
1
Mummel
not shown on screen, but it is mentioned that one of the courtladies had multiple miscarriages
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Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
Yes
33
No
0
1
S1
 E1
The emperor refers to one of his generals as a "fat fuck"
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Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Are there homophobic slurs?
32 supporters
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Yes
18
No
2
2
Rowynn
the antisemitism of the characters is never endorsed by the narrative.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
18
No
1
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Yes
13
No
0
Are there n-words?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Relationships
Yes
4
No
1
0
An adult woman is betrothed to a young boy. Their relationship is unsexual and not romantic in nature but they do refer to eachother as husband and wife
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Religious
Yes
4
No
0
0
laurenhouse
Christianity is in every episode
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Sex
Yes
45
No
0
4
Rowynn
So much sexual content. Just so much. Of every kind. In every episode. In most of the scenes in every episode.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
24 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
Yes
2
No
1
0
Abee
frequently joked that one character had sex with a horse (untrue) and a drawing of a character having sex with a donkey is shown briefly. No actual cases of beastiality
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0
LisaW13
The empress gives her virginity on their wedding night.
Marial and Grigor age mentioned as giving their virginity to each other when younger
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
Yes
21
No
4
5
CristianDiegoRioParlatore
The aunt drescribes having sex with her brother-in-law, not her brother. It was her late sisters husband.
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Sexism
Yes
6
No
0
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
1
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Does it have a sad ending?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
6
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
0
No
16
1
laurenhouse
S1
No but a carriage crashes
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
34
No
0
3
cstein
In the first episode a man’s head is shown being carried on a stick
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
7
No
11
11
cstein
At the end of the first episode the empress is almost drowned.
3 comments | Add comment
Is there gun violence?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
30
No
0