Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this dramedy centers on a suburban wife and mother who's struggling with a very overt form of dissociative identity disorder. While the character's shifts in and out of her alter egos create some humorous moments, overall the series humanizes people with the disease and treats the disorder and those who have it with sensitivity and respect. That said, it's on pay cable, and it features some decidedly adult content -- including some strong sexual innuendo, nudity, swearing, drinking, smoking, and references to drug use. One teen character is openly gay; another openly discusses being sexually active.
Lots of strong sexual innuendo; occasional nudity. Some female characters are shown in their underwear (including revealing G-strings). Teenage Kate is open about being sexually active; the "morning after" pill is discussed. A secondary character admits that she was sexually molested. Tara's alters sometimes come on strong to husband John, but he'll only have sex with his wife when she's actually thinking as Tara.
One of Tara's alters is prone to violence and gets into physical fights (punching, kicking, shoving) when provoked. These events sometimes lead to bruises and black eyes.
Frequent uncensored cursing, including words like "s--t" and "f--k."
Highlights some of the issues, difficulties, and misinformation surrounding DID and mental illness. The importance of family is also underscored here.
Visual and verbal references to Facebook. Brands of everyday items like Dell Computer and Gold Medal Flour are sometimes visible.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Smoking and drinking (beer, martinis, wine) are frequently visible. References are made to getting high (Tara's teenage personality, "T," talks about "smoking a fatty").