Lots of lying, backstabbing, break ups, and hook ups. Although overall it's an unrealistic, glamorized portrayal of teens, it also presents some real issues that teenagers deal with, including addiction, racism, teen pregnancy, academic cheating, and peer pressure.
Many (but not all) of the characters are wealthy and materialistic. Not all parents hold their kids accountable for their actions. On the positive, cast and characters are more diverse than original show.
Occasionally cast member punch each other in the face. Others shove, push, wrestle, and slap each other. Images from violent video games visible.
Some strong sexual innuendo, including strong visual references to teens performing oral sex. Frequent scenes of teens kissing/making out. Storylines include cheating, one-night stands, and dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. Navid's father is a major porn film producer; child pornography is discussed (no graphic footage is shown).
Language includes words like "ass" and "bitch."
Brands like Chanel and Mercedes-Benz are prominently visible. Products like Dr. Pepper also get obvious placement. The series features music from various up-and-coming bands, like Tilly and the Wall. Some tie-in products (nail polish, etc.) are available.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of underage drinking visible, at bars and at home. Grandmother Tabitha appears to be an alcoholic. One character has a drug problem and is shown buying pills and engaging in some negative behavior as a result of her addiction.