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Peak TV Treasure: Sweet/Vicious

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CREATED BY Jennifer Kaytin Robinson



PREMISE | Jules (played by Broadchurch‘s Eliza Bennett) was once a carefree, happy college student — until she was raped by the boyfriend of her BFF Kennedy (Chasing Life‘s Aisha Dee). After the system fails her, Jules takes matters into her own hands, secretly moonlighting as a vigilante who beats the crap — and I do mean the crap — out of sexual assaulters on campus. When a takedown goes horribly wrong, slacker hacker Ophelia (101 Ways to Get Rejected‘s Taylor Dearden) saves Jules’ life and becomes her unlikely partner-in-crime-fighting. Meanwhile, Jules — still burying the trauma of her assault — tentatively starts dating art student Tyler (T@gged‘s Nick Fink), who has a connection to one of her beatdown victims. Complicating matters even further: Ophelia’s friend/law student Harris (You’re the Worst‘s Brandon Mychal Smith) is writing an article about the school’s mysterious vigilante.

WORTH YOUR TIME IF YOU ENJOY… | Women who kick serious butt, strong female friendships, offbeat superhero tales, witty dialogue, survival stories, violent dark comedies (think: Deadpool).

YOU SHOULD PROBABLY ALSO KNOW… | It’s not just male rapists who come under attack; Jules and Ophelia also take on a slut-shamming sorority. And if this all sounds a tad heavy — as it should, given the subject matter — I assure you: Sweet/Vicious is highly entertaining. Yes, Jules’ journey is often heartbreaking and painful and infuriating. But the show will make you laugh just as much as it makes you cry or want to rage against the system.

IS IT COMING BACK? | Unclear. MTV has yet to make a decision about a second season. Update: MTV has opted not to renew the series for Season 2.

WHERE CAN I WATCH IT? | All Season 1 episodes are available on It’s also available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube and Vudu.

Press PLAY on the video below for a taste of what Sweet/Vicious is all about, then hit the comments: Will you check in with the show?

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  1. nate says:

    all i know is that this better get renewed

  2. ScottJ says:

    The subject matter makes it sound like this is a fairly dark show. Its not. Its more about the dynamic between the two leads, and their various other relationships. While it doesn’t treat rape etc. lightly it does give the audience plenty of other things to laugh at.

  3. Steven says:

    MTV is on it’s last straw. Dragging Awkward and Teen Wolf out despite losing their creative steam seasons ago yet cancelling Faking It at the top of it’s game. If this gets cancelled they’re going on my Sh!t List.

  4. Dennis says:

    This new segment is amazing, thank you Vlada!

  5. T.W.S.S. says:

    I’ll watch if it gets canceled.

  6. This show is great. I hope MTV renews it.

  7. Ryan says:

    If they don’t renew this show after cancelling Faking It, MTV is dead to me!

    Dark subject matter, but they do a great job of doling out justice for everyone and adding a little levity to it. Such a great show!

  8. datdudemurphy says:

    I just can’t trust an MTV show….if I like it, they kill it.

  9. Rich says:

    Sweet/Vicious — great show and should be mandatory for all college and high school students. Good review and hopefully the show will be renewed.

    • Lynnee says:

      So agree with you but good for middle school also.Agree this is a smart, funny, show dealing with serious topics. If MTV doesn’t renew hope Amazon, Netflix etc pick it up.

  10. I adore this show! It better get renewed!!!!!

  11. buttstank says:

    this is the only show worth crap on mtv. i finally got over mtv cancelling finding carter, never a fan of teen wolf so i don’t care that it’s at its last season. i’ll be pissed if they get rid of this show and keep stupid shows like are you the one?.

  12. Marco Piazzo says:

    It was already on my list. Just need to find time for it…

  13. Jim says:

    My wife and I (66 & 73) found this to be one of the most original and enjoyable series on TV. The only show we have ever watched on MTV. Not exactly our peer group. Every episode was a lump in the throat tearjerker yet perfectly balanced with action and humor. If this show doesn’t garner an Emmy, then the Pope ain’t Catholic. Hope MTV renews this jewel.