Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Show Me a Hero is a miniseries that deals with weighty adult issues such as racism, class, and poverty in a serious and sobering way that reflects the series' true-story origins. Characters regularly use unbleeped language such as "f--k" and "s--t" and get into spirited arguments that spark violent protests. You'll also see light sexual tension and kissing, along with social drinking and cigarette smoking.
Kissing, sexual tension.
Verbal sparring, rioting, and violent protesting; some characters carry weapons and/or are threatened with physical harm.
Frequent, unbleeped usage of words such as "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and "piss."
Themes explore racism, social class, and the mechanics of local politics with a tone that's more realistic (read: pessimistic) than hopeful. But there's an attempt to show that people are just that -- people.
Some brand names are mentioned (Maalox, Stoli).
Drugs / Tobacco /
Social drinking, cigarette smoking. Some scenes take place in bars.