A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Crime family drama about making moral and ethical choices, even within a criminal organization. Addresses how bad choices can have negative repercussions, including escalating violence.
Positive Role Models
As in many crime family dramas, characters are violent criminals who nonetheless value loyalty, honor, and compassion.
Violence & Scariness
Violence, especially gun violence, is prevalent throughout. Depicts mass shootings, arson, beatings, stabbings, and bombings.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some episodes feature female full-frontal nudity and simulated sex. Complex issues such as human trafficking and sexual abuse are also plot points at times.
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Profanity is used throughout and includes "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "a--hole," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters smoke and drink alcohol. Drug sales and drug use are major parts of the show, and characters are seen selling and using cocaine and other hard drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Gomorrah is an Italian drama about warring crime families in Naples. The series follows young members of the Savastano clan as they work their way up through the ranks and aspire to take over. The plot is driven by episodes of escalating violence between the Savastanos and their enemies, as well as the internal and external politics of crime in Naples. Gun violence features heavily throughout the series, and other violent events occur throughout, including beatings, stabbings, and bombings. Some episodes contain strong sexual content, female nudity, and simulated sex. Trafficking, sales, and the use of hard drugs such as cocaine are shown throughout the series.
Is It Any Good?
Gangster films and series tend to be about family, loyalty, and ethics, even if they focus on crime and violence. Gomorrah is no exception, but it is almost relentlessly plot-driven, a whirlwind of escalating violence, suspicion, and retribution. The series is reasonably good at giving its audience the instant gratification of watching warring families, shocking deaths, and stunning betrayals. In the rush to action, the show mostly leaves out the struggles with familial bonds and moral questions that elevate other crime stories, making it hard to find anyone to truly root for among the turmoil.
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