Damages

TV review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Dark, criminally good legal thriller. Adults only.

FX Drama 2007

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 16+

Damages

Damages is an interesting and brilliant show with great characters and exciting twists. Going into the show, I did not know how strong the content was, there was a love scene in Episode 1 which was mild and romantic! However, there was a graphic sex scene in Episode 2 in which a man moans loudly as he has sex with a hooker in the back of his car... very graphic. There was another sex scene in Episode 3 which didn't last very long and was fairly mild. However, the final sex scene in Episode 9 was also very graphic. S2 didn't have many sex scene but there was a scene in Episode 8 in which a man has sex with a hooker again. S3, not graphic, some sex is implied. S4 contained more graphic scenes including an implied foursome, the next morning we see a woman's breasts as she wakes up. Episode 4, a man is tortured naked... graphic! Episode 5 A brief sight of a woman's breasts. S5, by far has the most graphic sex, three sex scenes throughout the season which include a man and woman having sex, with the woman's breasts visible. A strong sex scene with a man thrusting into a woman in bed with her breasts visible. Finally, a man, with his buttocks visible, thrusts into a woman from behind who moans. The sex is infrequent but rather graphic. Drug use: quite strong, cocaine is snorted sometimes, characters smoke and drink. A scene where a woman takes ecstasy pills, and a man smokes a bong. Violence: An unexpected suicide in S1, flashbacks in S1 depict a bloody corpse and a woman covered in blood. In Season 4, a man is tortured, a woman's neck is snapped, shootings, fistfights. Season 5 depicts a very violent scene in the beginning where a woman is held down by people and has her wrists cut with lots of blood. S5 is the most sexual and S4 is the most violent... hope this is helpful!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Great Story - Gets Sketchy in Season 4 and 5

The plot and the way the story is told are both really interesting. The adult content is uncomfortable but limited in the first three season. Seasons 4 and 5 the content gets really adult and was too much for me. I sadly stopped watching the 5th season after about 5 minutes.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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