Mature Drama not intended for young audiences
Parents need to know right off the bat that this show is in every way a glorified Lifetime movie that combines the mystery of Desperate Housewives with the sex and female-centered storytelling of Sex and the City, but geared towards minorities. As such, sex, sexual dialogue, and sexual situations abound here, with parents main concern being the vast range in which these situations are portrayed. Scenes range from generally mild, to somewhat steamy, to flat out spicy, and there is no way of knowing what a scene will be before hand. Additional themes include prostitution, rape, and infidelity. A character in season 1 has a side "hobby" that borders on human trafficking. Consumerism may be another concern for parents as many characters are shown to be extremely materialistic [one such character is a woman who loses her money and sleeps with her ex for a million dollars, instead of getting a job]. Many characters smoke and drink excessively and are shown to be strong bigots; mild racial dialogue often ensues. Several characters are openly gay throughout the series and have a variety of relationships. Aside from its very soapy side however, lays a surprisingly well written drama, with an array of strong characters, ethnic diversity, and compelling intrigue that attempts [albeit subtly] to address the complicated intersection of race and privilege.
This title contains:
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking