Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this envelope-pushing HBO drama contains graphic sexuality and nudity (including images of both male and female genitals, masturbation scenes, and much more) that may be too shocking for the average adult viewer -- which makes it an absolute no-no for kids. Since sex is an integral part of the plot, characters are shown talking about it -- or engaging in it -- in every episode. They also swear and do some social drinking, but you'll barely notice amid all of the naked bodies.
Almost constant, and extremely graphic for television -- pay cable or otherwise. Very little is left to the imagination: Viewers will see buttocks, breasts, testicles -- and even penises and vaginas. Characters are shown having sex and masturbating.
The word "f--k" (unbleeped) is used often as both a verb and an expletive.
Characters' motivations are complex -- and refreshingly real. Relationships aren't easy, and many characters struggle with them.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters are occasionally shown drinking in social settings.