I want to start by saying this is one of the few shows/movies/games that I have stopped watching because I felt like it would be bad for me. The CSM article doesn't delve deeply enough into this. NO ONE in this show is good. It portrays everyone in politics as scheming, no good scumbags. This could really skew someones view of Washington D.C., and is not good for a teenager's psyche. People in this show are constantly exploiting each other for sex, money, and power.
There is a lot of swearing and some graphic sex scenes, along with some drug use, but no truly graphic violence.
I don't recommend this show for any young teenagers, including myself. This kind of show could hurt a teen more than any amount of graphic violence could because it tries to be realistic. It seems like the goal of the show is to change your views about politics to think that everyone is as horrible as these people, which is simply not true.