Common Sense Note
Parents need know that this edgy BBC series about high school students focuses on four average guys who spend most of their time trying to get alcohol and meet girls (though they have much more luck with liquor than with the ladies). Though they're underage even by British standards, they drink often and sometimes get quite drunk. While not much sex is shown, there's plenty of graphic discussion on the topic, as well as a lot of casual swearing (including unbleeped uses of "s--t"). Bottom line? It's raunchy and crass, but it also rings true -- it really feels like watching four guys in their natural environment.
The high school boys talk constantly about having sex, often with profane and highly suggestive language. Like most young men, there's far more talk than action; the occasional sex scenes are generally nudity-free.
High school bullies sometimes make threats.
Just about every character swears frequently, including adult teachers speaking to students. Only "f--k" is bleeped; words like "s--t," dick," "wanker," "balls," "tits," "twat," "gash," "c--k," and more fly free.
Teens often deceive their parents and teachers in pursuit of drinking and sex; they focus on satisfying their immediate desires without thinking about how their actions might impact others -- or whether there might be any long-term consequences for themselves.
Some brand-name liquors make appearances, including Beefeater gin and Drambuie.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Lots of drinking. The underage teen characters spend much of their time plotting to get alcohol. They use fake IDs to drink at bars, lie about their ages to make purchases at liquor stores, and raid their parents' liquor cabinets. They're shown drinking and sometimes get quite drunk. They make questionable choices while under the influence and sometimes get quite sick.