A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Devils is mostly about corruption and abuse of power in high finance.
Positive Role Models
Characters typically put money and power over the welfare of others.
Violence & Scariness
Devils uses violence sparingly, implying danger rather than showing it. A man falls from a great height and his bloody body is seen afterward.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Features some sexual content. A woman begins a strip tease but stops abruptly. A couple lies in bed in their underwear, talking.
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Mild profanity is sometimes used and includes "damn," "hell," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Characters lead a lavish lifestyle, but product details are never shown. Devils is more of a commentary on wealth than an advertisement for it.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink socially throughout the show. Drugs and drug use are talked about but not shown. One character is found unconscious in a drug den, appearing to have overdosed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Devils is a political thriller about high-powered investment bankers. Though the series takes place in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, it provides all the information viewers need to understand the show's context. The characters are the type of amoral high-stakes grifters found in movies like The Big Short, The Wolf of Wall Street, Wall Street, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps -- anything Wall Street-related, really. Devils features social drinking and drug use as a central part of the high finance lifestyle. Its suspense comes from the implied dangers of that lifestyle, specifically what people will do for money. Violence is rarely shown, but characters are often in danger. For example, a man falls from a great height, and the audience doesn't know if he jumped or was thrown. Similarly, sexual content is more implied than shown: a couple lies in bed in their underwear, talking; a woman begins a strip tease but stops and runs away. In general, Devils tends to get more mileage out of what isn't seen than what is.
Is It Any Good?
The world of investment banking is the perfect setting for a modern political thriller. Devils has some of the earmarks of high-melodrama shows like Scandal or Quantico, but the international cast seems to think they're in a legitimate noir, playing things very close to the vest. Certain plot points feel like they've been hijacked from other sources, like the successful businessman who is hiding a secret past, and the mentor who may actually be an enemy. But Devils knows precisely what to withhold and what to reveal so the viewer is left guessing about who to trust and who to not. And the backdrop of the global financial crisis makes the stakes feel like they're real-life. In an era of endless crime dramas, the appeal of Devils is, unsurprisingly, in the details.
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