Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this British police thriller depicts a grotesquely violent serial killer and the graphic results of his crime spree. Though there is not a great deal of actual violence depicted, the products of violence -- blood, gore, and occasional close-ups of wounds -- are very much in evidence. The show's atmosphere is powerful, as is its imagery; while there is craft in how this story is told, it is most appropriate for older teens and adults.
Although there is very little physical intimacy or sexual conversation depicted, the crimes on the show are built around the murder of prostitutes and there is some suggestive conversation as part of that investigation.
Alongside occasional physical violence, the show features a great deal of blood and gore, both from a murderer cleaning up after his crimes and from the investigators performing autopsies and other detailed physical examinations of victims. The victims are prostitutes.
Occasional use of words such as "damn" and "hell."
The story rewards curiosity and personal risk in the service of the greater good. A main character learns to value the hard street work of policing over a more prestigious role.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters occasionally depicted drinking and smoking in a social environment.