Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Walking Dead is a horror-drama hybrid that contains vividly violent action sequences involving blood, guns, and half-eaten corpses, among other stomach-turning visuals. There's also some unbleeped swearing ("s--t"), but those words are rare. A handful of episodes include sexual content, but nothing explicit appears onscreen.
Most episodes contain no sexual content, though there is some flirting, embracing, and caressing between couples. In a handful of episodes couples have sex -- in one episode you can see a man behind a woman in an obviously sexual position and in another episode a woman puts her hand on a man's crotch and they embrace and offscreen sex is implied. A few episodes refer to sex, pregnancy, affairs, birth control, etc.
Characters experience frequent, intense acts of violence involving blood (pooled, splattered, dripping, etc.), shootings, and decomposing, half-eaten bodies. Beloved characters die, and children are threatened, injured, shot, killed. Many tense scenes that draw out suspense and fear.
Some unbleeped swearing, including "s--t." Other audible words like "pissed," "damn," "bitch," etc.
The world is a bleak and dangerous place, and there's an overarching sense of dread and foreboding. But the remaining humans are quick to band together to work toward a common goal: survival.
Drugs / Tobacco /