Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this show is edgy and interesting, but not for kids. The characters are all experiencing deep traumas: mental illness, addictions, marriage gone awry, cancer, suicide, human euthanasia, you name it. A major ongoing theme involves how people cope (or don't cope) with their personal pain. Some characters use prescribed drugs, while others use street drugs; some drink socially, while others drink to anesthetize themselves; some rely on healthy intimate relationships, while others have dangerously random encounters; some "dialogue" endlessly, while others won't; and some reach for help, while others fend it off.
Sex, which takes place frequently, is depicted both as healthy intimacy and indulgent debauchery.
Bloody suicide; homicidal attacks by psychotic patients; fistfights.
Foul mouths run rampant ("motherf---er," "c--t," "ass-wipe," ethnic slurs, more).
Most characters are in deepening psychological trouble; how they deal with it is a provocative theme.
A major theme is that money doesn't buy happiness.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Drugs (of all kinds) and drinking (a lot of it) in every episode.