Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this pay-cable drama from the creator of Deadwood is filled with an almost-nonstop stream of profanity (particularly "f--k"). One main character is a mean, unapologetic junkie, and some scenes include brief glimpses of his drug paraphernalia, as well as lots of talk about getting high. Other scenes include open talk of sex and some post-coital moments, as well as euphemistic references to masturbation. In one scene, a gay character tearfully (if vaguely) recalls an incident of sexual abuse and a subsequent suicidal gesture. This character is later referred to as a "fruit" by another main character. There's some violence, but nothing on the level of other HBO dramas like The Sopranos.
Mention of sex and euphemistic references to masturbation. At least one post-coital scene with a married couple in bed together, presumably naked.
Lots of angry verbal encounters, some fistfights, references to sexual abuse. In one scene, a man puts a gun into his mouth to kill himself, though he doesn't follow through.
Nonstop uncensored, extreme profanity. "F--k" is almost every other word in some scenes and is frequently joined by "s--t" and "ass." Some derogatory terms are also used (like "fruit" to refer to gay man).
Characters are a mixed bag, from angry, drug-addicted bad influences to an angelic, peaceful man-child. In general, people are more dysfunctional than they are evil.
Occasional product placement for Blackberry and other brands like Aramark.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One character is a heroin addict, and characters discuss his addiction frequently. Some drug paraphernalia appears, though no scenes of shooting up. Talk of smoking pot and drinking.