Unpredictable, edge-of-the-seat Ryan Murphy show which really nails it!
Ratched is not always what the teasers suggested but it isn't less either. I never watched American Horror Story but what I really hear is that it is a completely adult show which even shock the adults. Well, if you really want to see a horror show from Ryan Murphy which is less shocking and disturbing than AHS, then Ratched will work for ya. Although it has the brutality Murphy induces, it deteriorates from episode to episode. The first two he himself directed are the most explicit and brutal in the whole series. The rest are less brutal but not less enjoyable. They have their moments too(including the brutal ones).
Let's take a tour of the sexual stuff in here. There is plenty.
E1: A priest opens a magazine of half-naked women(no explicit nudity, if there might be some, blink-and-you-miss-it) and starts masturbating, shown from behind, no nudity.
A woman invites a man to initiate sex. He undresses to his underwear while standing while she is sitting. But the woman gives him an ambiguous role-play lesson that he leaves without doing anything.
E2: A doctor performs lobotomy on two naked corpses, a male and a female. The female corpse is nude up from the belly up(breasts seen). So, if you don't wanna see or don't want anybody else to see that, just forward 2 or 3 times when you see a white cloth in the screen. Ratched is taken to a women's club by another woman. We see some women kissing there.
E3: A nurse gives a man rub on the groin area, masturbating him(nothing shown) and they kiss along. The man is shirtless.
Ratched asks the man she invited before to "f**k her like a stallion", so he gives her anal sex. We see rhythmic movements but no nudity. It lasts for about 20 to 30 seconds. Then she has flashbacks of her kissing a woman.
E4: The same two people, the nurse and the man, make out in the shower area.
E5: Only suggestive slight touching between two women. Ratched wears a cleavage-revealing dress.
E6: Kissing and sex scene between the nurse and the man in a barn. They started fondling lightly later on but are interrupted.
A puppet show suggests forced sexual acts on two siblings(SPOILER ALERT! who aren't actually biological siblings), nothing shown, just the boy puppet pulling the girl puppet's shoulder off.
E7: Two women indulge in a long kiss.
E8: Two women are shown kissing in bed, rolling on either side, for about 10 seconds. Then, ladies on a swimming pool are seen, you can't see much of them.
Ratched wears a dress which reveals some of her cleavage.
As of violence,
Throat cutting in the 1st episode; a disturbing lobotomy and another with an ice pick piercing through the eye in the 2nd(the ice pick one is done again but only sound); a brutal hydrotherapy involving patients in boiling water plus cutting of limbs(with gore) and cracking of bones in the 3rd ; another person is boiled in the same tub and a person with a bloody leg being euthanized in the 4th; a gunshot in the 5th with blood; a gunfight in which a character is shot multiple times in slow motion(blood shown) in the 6th; a severely burnt man and a stabbing in the chest in 7th; and an euthanization process including lethal drugs and a disturbing electric chair execution and gun points in the 8th.
Language, ofcourse, has f-bombs but not used so often.
Drugs are common, as a hospital is involved. A character abuses several drugs too. Not too much drinking, only a few times.
By the way, great show! Sarah Paulson, Sharon Stone and Judy Davis are the best ones in their roles. The show keeps you high till the end with a terrific plot to offer unpredictable turns you can't even guess. So, looking for a lighter show than AHS from Ryan Murphy and don't have problem with any of the above content? Hop in!
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking