Sweet/Vicious: Season 1 Reviews

March 1, 2019
For all its silliness, it's also unflinching.
March 1, 2019
Sweet/Vicious is here to shine a disinfecting light on all that trash, even if all it gets is this single season.
March 1, 2019
There's a core of Tarantino-esque fun and excitement to the action.
March 1, 2019
The series is light and fun without being frivolous. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 1, 2019
Sweet/Vicious is escapism that doesn't let you escape, and even if that doesn't sound like fun, it really is.
March 1, 2019
Sweet/Vicious is the Teen Vogue of liberal TV - frequently judged and inevitably dismissed because of its appearance, but for those willing to listen, it's nirvana.
March 1, 2019
It's what the best stories can be: current and daring.
February 28, 2019
Sweet/Vicious is actively trying to dispel tropes about female sexuality on multiple fronts, and it already feels like they're one step ahead of so many people in the game.
February 10, 2017
Political and social issues aside, this happens to be the most entertaining and nuanced show MTV currently has to offer.
January 31, 2017
It's refreshingly well-written and it doesn't sugarcoat.
November 17, 2016
The show finds a way to combine affecting emotional drama with Tarantino-inspired violence-all catered to an MTV audience.
November 16, 2016
When marginalized people stand to be further marginalized, now more than ever we need to see people -- fictional or not -- willing to fight back against the tide. This is that show, and it deserves our attention.
November 16, 2016
It's hard to imagine using comedy to address campus rape, but this teen-oriented, edgy, and offbeat series manages to do it successfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2016
It's funny, biting, the characters have great chemistry with one another, it's a highly topical issue that is well done, passes the Bechdel test, and is just a little nerdy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 15, 2016
The key ingredients -- great leads, strong dialogue, and a can't-miss premise -- are already in place, meaning the show has a solid foundation on which to build and evolve.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 14, 2016
There's nothing sweeter than watching the amateur vigilantes take down their targets, one bloody battle at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 14, 2016
It's that crash of power - between a serious social issue and glittery pyrotechnics, between its sweetness and viciousness - that Sweet/Vicious strikes gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 14, 2016
The main accomplishment of the promising show is that it never loses sight of the issues surrounding rape culture, violation, and consent. But it's not an "eat your vegetables" kind of program - it's essentially an enjoyable superhero saga.