Sex, drugs, profanity and violence - use your judgement
First off, I need to say that there are a lot of sexual references in the series. Sex scenes that act out the actual sex bit (I don't even mean the foreplay!) but not a lot of full on nudity at all... the female characters especially tend to be clothed somewhat, even in overtly sexual scenes, and scenes that hint of sexual activity, and language - full of heterosexual and homosexual references and really upfront and no beating about the bush about it, e.g. "But... you let me be inside of you!" when Luke was mad at Jessica for revealing to him she actually was the mysterious person who killed his late beloved wife. Not to mention stuff like rape, lesbian relations as well as lesbian sex act in one episode and lesbians kissing passionately in another. Then there are the drugs and alcohol - the main character is a functioning alcoholic so you see her drinking a lot of the time. The good friend/neighbour of hers is a hard drug addict and there are many episodes showing him loitering around high on drugs, and syringes and packets of white powder. Swearing is a definite given in this show. With a storyline and setting in a bleak, grey urban inner city setup with poverty and less than pleasant surroundings, swearing is a total given in a show like this and they do it a lot, all the time. As my kids are already used to swearing from school and well in this country people tend to swear a lot, that's not a big issue to us. And the violence, well it could be quite gory, though I would really not place it at the same level of goriness as what I've seen in tge Daredevil series, to he honest... and as for the Daredevil series, well I consider the goriness and violence less than what I've seen in hollywood horror movies like Hostel. Hope that gives you an idea.
I allowed my kids to watch this mostly because they have had sex eduation (via school curricula and books for children on that). I live in a western European country where sex ed starts at 5 years old in schools and I am a believer in teaching sex ed from young and I am confident in and know my kids will not be horrified or traumatised by this stuff. As for drugs and being streetwise, well we live in a very urban and multicultural city with pockets of deprivation, and there is no way for kids growing up locally to avoid seeing social problems related to drugs and crime, and knowing this, I was again confident my kids would not be traumatised or exposed to material they would otherwise not know about.
I think the character development in the various Marvel drama series are done very well - really strong characters with no absolute sense of total evil or total goodness. Nobody is perfectly good or bad. Everyone has a back story. I tend to seek these kinds of storylines for my kids because I think this mirrors life. We aren't religious either. Again, I am just mentioning this so that it could help inform parents whether they feel this would be suitable viewing for their own family. Every family is different and every environment is different.
Finally I really adore the Marvel female superheroes. They are really strong, honest, independent women who could fight against men and women alike, who show a positive way of encountering and learning to battle with their inner demons rather than surrendering to them. They are also unashamed and confident of their sexuality and certainly do not act as docile, submissive females. As I have 2 daughters whom I hope to raise to be independent, brave and strong, I love the messages these shows can portray. Once again, I acknowledge these views will not be everyone's cup of tea. I am just providing as honest a description of the show as I can so hoping it could help others decide.
I do feel the need to say though that the sex scene can feel rather gratuitous as they seem to add nothing significant to the storyline whatsoever. For this reason I will rate it as too much sex. There's not much full on nudity though, especially with the female characters. Sex scenes tend to be partially clothed. The storyline however is great, will keep you glued to your seat, and is never very predictable. Clever and dry humour.
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