Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that, although Getting On is set in the slow-paced world of geriatric care, the show is pretty salty in terms of language, with unbleeped swearing ranging from "c--ksucker" to "f--k," in addition to slurs such as "coon" and "dyke." There's sexual content, too, with mostly clinical descriptions of sexual acts and, in at least one episode, simulated oral sex. Although there's minimal blood for a medical show, characters do tend to argue a lot, and some patients can be physically and verbally abusive to their caretakers. Social drinking to excess is discussed but never shown on-screen.
Characters talk about sex and describe sexual acts (although usually in a clinical manner). On one occasion, a blow job is simulated, but no actual nudity is shown.
Characters tend to argue a lot, sometimes with their superiors or underlings. Patients can be mildly violent (pushing, slapping, punching) with their caretakers. Blood is minimal.
Unbleeped swearing includes "bitch," "s--t," "f--k," and "c--ksucker," plus slurs such as "fairy," "dyke," and "coon."
The show as a whole doesn't paint a rosy picture of aging and elder care; people die, patients are treated like numbers, and loneliness is palpable. But thanks to an emerging friendship between coworkers, there's at least some sense of hope.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Social drinking to excess is discussed but isn't shown on-screen. Characters use, but don't abuse, prescription medication.