Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Haves and the Have Nots contains all the traditional trappings of a typical soap opera, including lots of scandals, sexual content (including themes like extramarital affairs and prostitution), folks in partial stages of undress, and other steamy stuff. Drinking is frequent, and addiction, cutting, and other destructive behaviors are discussed.
Sexual material includes scenes of people in bed and partially dressed (no nudity). Prostitution, illicit affairs, and other themes are prominent.
Arguments occasionally break out. One character cuts herself.
Words like "piss" are audible.
The series underscores that what appear to be perfect lives are sometimes very dysfunctional. The series contains questionable messages about family, relationships, and other issues, but bribery and addiction are presented as a very negative behaviors.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters drink champagne, wine, and cocktails. Some cast members are struggling with and/or recovering from alcohol and drug addiction problems.