Episode 1: Child pornography and BDSM are mentioned near the start of the episode. A girl lies nude and partially uncovered in bed on her side (only her abdomen is visible) and rear nudity.
Episode 2: Brief images of porn sites and fetish sites flash on a computer screen. A woman is seen naked in a bathtub. A woman makes a sarcastic joke about semen on her clothes. A man watches the silhouette of a nude woman on a computer taking a shower.
Episode 3: A man is shown performing anal sex on another man. We hear them groaning and thrusting and occasionally see them naked from side and briefly behind (only buttocks glimpsed). A man finds his pregnant wife in lingerie, she requests to be bound, gagged and have 'something' done to her.
Episode 5: A man walks in on a woman urinating. She spreads her legs to allow the man to see her.
Episode 6: A man compliments a woman about her abdomen. The woman's husband confronts the man about the above scene, sarcastically offering to "take his d*ck out" for him.
Episode 7: A man describes to a woman what she can do to his testicles. A man tells a woman that he knows what kind of pornography she enjoys.
Episode 10: A man says he had sex with another man's mother.
Episode 1 & 2: A man and a woman partake in a form of BDSM, while nude. The woman suffers a small cut from the man, who begins to slap her as a form punishment.
Episode 3: We hear a woman breathing heavily as we see sexually explicit online chat messages on a laptop screen. We see the woman masturbating to the chat.
Episode 4: A man and a woman talk quietly in a dive bar and the scene jump cuts to them having sex in a bathroom. The man's pants are down and his buttocks are visible when thrusting and they both moan heavily. After climax, the man puts on his pants and the woman wipes her genital regions under her skirt with tissues.
Episode 5: A man is revealed to run a black market website that has drugs, weapons and hitman services, as well as abducted women sold as sex slaves.
Episode 10: A woman's naked backside is briefly seen with her underwear on while dressing up.
Episode 11: A very young girl asks a woman if she "cries during sex", as part of an unknown test.
Episode 3: A man beats up a homeless person to express his rage.
Episode 4: A couple of people are shot in a dream sequence.
Episode 6: A man is shot in the head. A corpse is seen with its neck slit.
Episode 7: A woman is strangled to death.
Episode 8: There is blood on a man's right hand after he punches a mirror.
Episode 10: A man shoots himself while doing a live news interview. This is the most graphic scene in Season 1, there is no censoring, you see all of what happens with blood both behind him and flowing out of his mouth after he shoots himself.
Episode 1 & 2: A man slits another man's throat but it is imaginary. Later on, the same man whose throat was slit in the hallucination is shot in the throat by a stranger and dies.
Episode 3: A man is tied up and wet cement is poured into his mouth as a form of torture. The man begins to choke and it is revealed to be a hallucination when he is vomiting out the pills he consumed earlier. In another scene, a man discovers a corpse that appears to be shot in the head.
Episode 5: A man is drugged and then shot in the head by a henchman. A group of people is shot by two gunmen and one of them commits suicide to avoid arrest. A man is dragged out of his room and assaulted by other men and we see a part of another man's scalp on the floor.
Episode 6: A woman receives cigarette burns on her arm from another woman and later knocked unconscious twice. A police officer is hit and run over by another car then we see his bloody corpse. A tied-up man gets hit by a tire iron off-screen and we see unrealistic blood spraying out upon impact. (the violence is shown in a comical manner for the context of the scene)
A group of men grab a man and break off an injection needle inside his fingernail. A man whose face is battered is dragged from the bed with force by other men to another room.
Episode 7: A man mentions he shot someone. A gang corners a man and attack him as well as attempting to rape him but another man saves him by stabbing them off-screen and we hear the men groaning from their wounds. One of the gang members gets stabbed again but in the rectum for his attempted rape.
Episode 8: A woman is tied up by a swimming pool and she attempts to escape but knocks herself out by hitting her head against the wall. She later gains consciousness but gets shocked by a stun gun and due to her heart condition, dies from it and falls into the swimming pool. Two people stuff her corpse inside a bag and burn her in an incinerator.
Episode 10: A male amputee is suffering from internal bleeding and damages to his body from an attempted car chase. A woman talks about being abducted by an older woman as a child. We see a helmeted gunman shooting up a restaurant from a distance and we see what appears to be blood on the windows before it shatters. The gunman is shot and attempts to escape but commits suicide when the authorities arrive. A woman runs out of the restaurant and she has some blood splattered on the side of her face.
Episode 11: A koi fish dies in its tank from the leak.
Episode 12: A man is shot in the stomach and bleeds after a verbal altercation. His fate is unknown but there are hints he is still alive.
Episode 1: Sh*t, d*ckhead, a**hole, Jesus Christ are used often. Three uses of f*ck in the unaired pilot, but In the pilot that aired on TV f*ck is omitted entirely.
Episode 2: A**hole, Jesus Christ, godd**n, b*tch, n*ggah, a semi-racial slur about a girl who has a hint of Middle Eastern descent, a partially bleeped f*ck, and variants of sh*t.
Episode 6: A**hole, sh*t, p*ssy are heard. Six partially bleeped uses of f*ck. One use of c*cksucker.
Episode 7: One partially bleeped use of f*ck. Sh*t, a**hole and other mild swear words are heard.
Episode 8: Two partially bleeped uses of f*ck. Sh*t, a**hole and other mild swear words are heard.
Episode 9: Six partially bleeped uses of f*ck. Shit, asshole, goddammit and other mild swear words are heard.
Episode 10: Three partially bleeped uses of f*ck. Shit, asshole, goddammit and other mild swear words are heard.
People are seen drinking and smoking. Many scenes of drug use and abuse by various characters.
Morphine and pot are commonly used throughout the show, as the main character is a morphine addict. Heroin use depicted.
Episode 7: Marijuana use.
There is smoking and drinking depicted in some scenes.
Episode 3: High doses of Adderall is depicted in a darkly humorous fashion.
Episode 10: A man commits suicide on television with bloody results and everyone in the room screams in shock.
Episode 3: A drug-induced imaginary sequence that shows abduction and torture, which leads to a man ending the hallucination by vomiting out the pills he consumed. The sequence is very frightening and disturbing.
The title cards shown on episodes 4 and 10 uses music (orchestral and punk, respectively) that may unexpectedly jump viewers.
Although very dark and serious, the series is very self-aware and sometimes satirical.