Severance

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Data analyst Mark Scout heads up a team of pencil-pushers, each of whom has had their memories surgically split between work and home life. After a colleague goes missing, Mark begins to see the company’s dangerous secret agenda, and must try to contact his “outside” self to help take them down forever.
This tv show contains 42 potentially triggering events.
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Season
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Does the dog die?
217 supporters
Yes
3
No
23
5
Snowjunky360
A dog appears briefly in episodes 8 and 9 but it is mostly inconsequential and is completely unharmed.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there throat mutilation?
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0
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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0
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0
Are there end credit scenes?
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0
1
8BitMonkey
depression is never explicitly diagnosed or named, but is portrayed heavily in multiple characters.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there BDSM?
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0
Is someone abused with a belt?
11 supporters
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0
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0
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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0
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0
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
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0
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0
Is there screaming?
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0
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0
Abandonment
1
8BitMonkey
a character leaves her baby under the watch of someone she wholeheartedly believes she can trust. the one watching the baby leaves the house without the baby, and the mother is shown screaming and panicking when she realizes her baby can't be found. shortly afterwards, the baby is found perfectly safe in a spare bedroom. not necessarily "abandonment", but still worth mentioning.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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4
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
33 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
0
No
4
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Yes
27
No
0
6
JeanE
A man sees someone he doesn’t recognize standing outside watching him.
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Is there domestic violence?
55 supporters
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0
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17
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
48 supporters
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0
No
4
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
29
No
0
7
JeanE
The premise of the show is that people’s work and home life memories are severed. At work, the people are manipulated and brainwashed.
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Is a child abused?
72 supporters
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0
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19
Addiction
Yes
0
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12
Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Yes
25
No
0
7
amilnu
alcoholism throughout season 1
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Yes
30
No
0
3
swoonsing
The main character, frequently.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
75 supporters
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0
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7
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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0
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21
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
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0
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20
Are animals abused?
118 supporters
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0
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25
9
Snowjunky360
Aforementioned goats are in episode 5 but the only insinuation is “They aren’t ready yet.”
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1
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18
Is there a dead animal?
66 supporters
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0
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17
Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
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3
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2
0
S1
 E5
Spoiler;
Some baby goats seem distressed. They are presumed alive by the end of season 1.
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Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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4
Does a cat die?
107 supporters
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Yes
0
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21
Does a pet die?
93 supporters
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0
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11
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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19
Are there spiders?
1 supporters
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16
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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17
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
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0
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18
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
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0
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5
Is someone drugged?
18 supporters
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0
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4
Is there pedophilia?
69 supporters
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0
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5
Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
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0
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4
Is rape mentioned?
45 supporters
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0
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4
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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0
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4
Is someone restrained?
13 supporters
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Yes
10
No
1
Is someone sexually assaulted?
116 supporters
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0
No
17
Yes
0
No
5
Bodily Harm
Yes
18
No
3
3
Snowjunky360
A character is cut by window glass, and the cut is seen a few moments later as it is being bandaged up.
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0
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3
1
FleetwoodMacNCheez
No, but a character threatens to harm her hands with a paper cutter
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4
amilnu
end of episode 4
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Is there decapitation?
19 supporters
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0
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3
Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
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1
No
16
7
carturo222
One character physically attacks another by biting his arm, but the intention is more to injure than to eat.
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Is someone crushed to death?
18 supporters
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0
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6
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
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0
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3
Is someone burned alive?
26 supporters
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0
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18
Is someone buried alive?
16 supporters
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0
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16
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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3
No
4
1
kelseyj610
S1
 E5
Irv starts to see black sludge dripping from the ceiling. Mark turns to look at him and the sludge is dripping from one of Mark's eyes.
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Is there amputation?
17 supporters
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0
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15
12
lilycron
A character threatens to cut her fingers off but doesn’t follow through
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5
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13
3
swoonsing
A villainous character is beaten to death with a bat early in episode 7. We see the first swing at their head, hear the others, and then see a heavy trail of blood as the body is dragged away.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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6
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
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46
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0
6
Wabley
End of episode 4/beginning of episode 5
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9
No
0
1
8BitMonkey
a character attempts hanging themselves with an extension cord. they're shown kicking and flailing while choking at the end of the episode and at the beginning of the next. they're saved from dying, but they have visible bruises on their neck for a while afterwards.
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Are any teeth damaged?
29 supporters
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15
2
lilpig
Multiple occurrences. The act of severance also basically means that a person has two identities, and one is no longer conscious whenever the other is activated.
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Does someone break a bone?
16 supporters
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12
Yes
2
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12
2
S1E3 towards the end a character has a spell that resembles a seizure
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
50 supporters
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0
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17
Yes
0
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16
11
carturo222
There is explicit threat of self-inflicted finger amputation. In the end, it doesn't happen.
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Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
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27
No
0
10
JeanE
It is psychological torture. They force them to say things.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
5 supporters
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0
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7
Does someone fall to their death?
9 supporters
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0
No
13
Yes
0
No
15
8
No but there is a scene in episode 5 where irv looks at mark while black goo drips from the ceiling and there is black goo coming from one of marks eyes
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Is there excessive gore?
57 supporters
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0
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9
Children
Yes
1
No
6
6
circle2
S1
 E9
There is an intense scene involving parents panicking thinking their baby has been kidnapped, but the baby is eventually found safe.
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Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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0
No
17
Is a minor sexualized?
64 supporters
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0
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7
Death
2
lilpig
"Sacrificial" efforts are made by numerous characters, but none result in death.
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Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Does a non-human character die?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone die?
11 supporters
Yes
4
No
1
2
ColleenPoggers
Many characters die offscreen, and a character is killed onscreen at the start of S1E7.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
24 supporters
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0
No
7
Yes
0
No
3
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
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0
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4
Family
Yes
15
No
1
9
carturo222
[SPOILER]

It is implied that one character everyone believes is dead is actually kept locked up against her will.
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
Yes
16
No
7
4
Petey’s outie is revealed to be a father after his death
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
4
No
13
2
FleetwoodMacNCheez
S1
There are discussions around severed characters cheating because they don't know their "outies" are married.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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0
No
11
Yes
5
No
0
2
FleetwoodMacNCheez
S1
Mark's wife's recent death is often discussed.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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0
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11
Yes
0
No
12
8
carturo222
Each of the protagonists has two identities in the same body, but it's a medical procedure, not supernatural.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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0
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14
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
9
No
7
5
carturo222
One jester in an exaggerated mask does a dance number.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
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0
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3
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
8 supporters
Yes
0
No
4
0
kelseyj610
S1
 E4
Mentioned - "I could not, with a razor to my throat, be less interested in being your family"
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Yes
21
No
0
3
circle2
A male character is shown showering but it is not framed in a sexual way.
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Yes
4
No
0
2
lilpig
There are uncanny wax statues displayed in a museum--offputting, but not used in an overtly scary way.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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0
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12
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
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29
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0
8
amilnu
Episode 7 "Defiant Jazz" around 5 minutes 50 seconds in - character vomits onscreen
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Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
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0
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3
1
ColleenPoggers
Not onscreen, but there is a painting depicting someone eating someone else’s innards that becomes a plot point.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
23 supporters
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0
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3
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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2
No
11
0
teethsmuggler
a character spits out an object into another character's hand
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there transphobic slurs?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
16 supporters
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0
No
13
Yes
25
No
0
4
Towards the beginning of S1E2. Definitely skip if you don’t like medical content
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0
Anonymous
Photography near end of series reminiscent of oversimplified portraits of life in institutions and residential treatment facilities
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Yes
14
No
4
8
JeanE
A medical procedure is shown.
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Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Mental Health
Yes
15
No
0
4
swoonsing
A side character suffers from a condition very reminiscent of PTSD in the first few episodes, including flashbacks and dissociation.
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Yes
29
No
2
3
A character threatens to cut her fingers off with a paper cutter in S1E4
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Is autism misrepresented?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
1
sadgirl
Intense suicide by hanging attempt(ep4-5), suicide by jumping off bridge in episode 4.
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Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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Yes
4
No
5
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
Yes
1
No
3
2
JoeGallagher
Autism/ABA is not the subject matter, but several scenes and the general premise heavily feature infantilization, reward structures, punishments, and forced expectation that several characters perform their work duties without question without understanding what they do, which may closely parallel ABA-related traumas
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Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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0
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4
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
4
sadgirl
Episode 4 character threatens suicide
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Are there anxiety attacks?
21 supporters
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Yes
21
No
1
Yes
23
No
0
4
moonlike9
The hallway scenes throughout can give a sense of claustrophobia
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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0
No
14
Is there autism specific abuse?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
9
moonlike9
No, but someone attempts suicide in episode four and episode five references it heavily.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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Yes
24
No
0
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
0
swoonsing
Used very liberally throughout season 1.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
3
swoonsing
Content warnings are provided onscreen beforehand for the episodes where flashing is present, but those warnings are there for actually most of them. I personally didn't find any of it very extreme — I didn't even notice it most of the time, I couldn't tell you where the flashing was in half the episodes that had warnings — but I'm not especially photosensitive.
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Paranoia
1
FleetwoodMacNCheez
S1
Mark's neighbor watches him and snoops through his house.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
29
No
0
4
candytree
Nothing graphic at all shown on screen, it's more heavy implication
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Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
20
No
0
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Yes
0
No
16
0
No, but several Black, male characters are portrayed unfavorably.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Yes
0
No
13
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Is a minority is misrepresented?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
2
No
12
6
lilpig
An LGBT character meets a fate that is comparable to death and is mourned, but they are still alive.
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0
Anonymous
Would be teally grateful if someone could describe it so I know if I can watch this
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Are there n-words?
21 supporters
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0
No
13
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Religious
Yes
3
No
1
0
JoeGallagher
The founding family of the company most of the characters work for is portrayed to have founded an organized religion/cult and entrapped their employees in it, with characters having varied relationships to this religion ranging from rejection and entrapment, to fanatic devotion. Religious texts and painted imagery associated with this religion are seen and quoted frequently, and evoke imagery from real world religions. No real-world religions are explicitly portrayed aside from some minor christian imagery, and exclamations like "Jesus Christ."
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Sex
Yes
11
No
1
2
swoonsing
Two characters are seen briefly in bed together after sex (towards the end of episode 6) and there's a rather disturbing scene with suggestive outfits and dancing (2/3 through episode 8), but there is no explicit sex. Not a lot of references to it, either.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
24 supporters
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Yes
2
No
5
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
Yes
0
No
13
0
Dawn34098320423
There are no incestuous relationships, but Mark makes a very quick joke in episode 8 at 40:12 that alludes to incest. He makes the joke, the other person goes "gross." and they move on.
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Sexism
Yes
1
No
7
Sickness
Yes
0
No
5
0
redrosy
There are behaviors in certain characters (especially Petey) that are similar, but nobody has a stroke specifically.
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
2
No
6
2
charlie_o
the whole premise of the show does heavily rely on people temporarily forgetting large parts of their memories (not caused by dementia/Alzheimer) though, so i could see how it could be triggering

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Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
15
No
0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
3
No
0
1
8BitMonkey
the overall premise of the show ponders what it means to truly be "you", and the different versions of ourselves we portray in different environments. the topic is regularly discussed in-universe as well.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Yes
3
No
9
1
8BitMonkey
at the time of writing, there's only been one season, so there isn't really an ending yet, but season one's finale ends with a lot of ambiguity and mixed emotions.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
2
No
10
4
shamwowxl
We don't see it, but a character is referred to as having died in a car crash
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Yes
0
No
10
1
lilycron
Someone is almost hit in the first episode
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
24
No
0
4
Seall
Episode 2, about two minutes in. There’s a scene of someone’s head being cut open very graphically
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
12
Is there gun violence?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10