This show is sooo great. I didn't see it coming, but once I started I couldn't stop watching. Sweet/Vicious deals with rape and the consequences of rape culture really well, and while the subject matter is dark and uncomfortable, the show never belittles or take the easy way out. Yet, it still manages to be fun to watch and tell an important story. It is nuanced and empowering and I want all teenagers to watch it so they can understand the world they live in better.
Sweet/Vicious takes MTV's scripted fare to the next level, finding a nuanced tone that's perfect for telling such a layered story. The series begins with sunny sorority girl Jules (Eliza Bennett) and weed-dealing hacker Ophelia (Taylor Dearden) teaming up to battle the on-campus sexual assault that is largely ignored by the administration. Both have their reasons for committing so fully to the cause. There are surprising comedic moments, mostly from Dearden (Bryan Cranston's daughter), and superhero-style action sequences, but the show really excels as an exploration of sexual assault and the culture it breeds. Watching terrible men (and a few women) get their asses kicked makes this sweetly cathartic TV.