Sweet/Vicious

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Sweet/Vicious
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Genre
Created byJennifer Kaytin Robinson[1]
Starring
ComposerAlec Puro
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
CinematographySteve Gainer
EditorScott Gregory
Running time38–41 minutes
Production companyViacom Media Networks
Release
Original networkMTV
Original releaseNovember 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) –
January 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)

Sweet/Vicious is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson for MTV. The series revolves around the activities of Jules and Ophelia, two college students who secretly act as vigilantes on-campus that target sexual assailants. The series tackles the emotional fallout of victimization as well as flaws in the justice system regarding reporting.

The Hollywood Reporter announced on September 8, 2015 that MTV had ordered a pilot for the series, which was originally titled Little Darlings.[2] On December 14, 2015, Deadline Hollywood announced that MTV had given a series order to the show.[3] On April 21, 2016, MTV announced that the series would be on their new show lineup with the final title of Sweet/Vicious.[4]

Filming for the series began on May 4, 2016.[5] The show premiered on MTV and the MTV app on November 15, 2016.[6]

On April 28, 2017, MTV announced that Sweet/Vicious had been cancelled after one season.[7]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"The Blueprint"Joseph Kahn
Rebecca Thomas
Dan Danko and Tom K. MasonNovember 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)0.27[8]
Jules, the perfect sorority sister, balances her life of being a college student while also serving up vigilante justice on her school's campus. That is until Ophelia, a computer-hacking weed dealer, discovers Jules' secret.
2"The Writing's on the Wall"Joseph KahnDan Danko and Tom K. MasonNovember 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)0.18[9]
In light of recent events, Jules ceases her vigilante activities, but when Ophelia shows her how so many girls are also suffering from sexual assault on campus, Jules agrees to continue to fight for revenge with Ophelia.
3"Sucker"Brian DannellyAmanda LasherNovember 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)0.14[10]
After Jules trains Ophelia to become a vigilante, they take on their first target together: a boy using a popular dating app to find his victims.
4"Tragic Kingdom"Brian DannellyCeleste BallardDecember 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)0.19[11]
In order to take down an evil sorority that is brutally hazing their pledges, Ophelia begrudgingly goes undercover in an attempt to dismantle the sorority from the inside.
5"All Eyez on Me"Todd BiermannM. Scott VeachDecember 13, 2016 (2016-12-13)0.14[12]
Jules and Ophelia plan to takedown a rideshare driver who assaults his drunk and defenseless passengers. After the initial plan goes awry, Ophelia takes matters into her own hands.
6"Fearless"Todd BiermannJared FriederJanuary 3, 2017 (2017-01-03)0.17[13]
Ophelia and Jules hole up in the record store with Harris and Tyler when an unexpected visitor sends their night into a tailspin.
7"Heartbreaker"Elodie KeeneJennifer Kaytin RobinsonJanuary 10, 2017 (2017-01-10)0.14[14]
In the aftermath of Jules' confession to Kennedy, Jules attempts to dig herself out of her depression by joining Ophelia and Harris on a campus bar crawl.
8"Back to Black"Elodie KeeneJared Frieder & Celeste BallardJanuary 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)0.16[14]
With nothing left to lose, Jules sets her sights on a public takedown at a frat party. Ophelia, hesitant to let an emotionally unstable Jules pursue a takedown, reluctantly follows suit.
9"An Innocent Man"Andrew YoungAmanda LasherJanuary 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)0.24[15]
Jules, having reconciled with Kennedy, finally reports her sexual assault to the Darlington Title IX office for a proper trial, forcing everyone involved to rehash the events of that night.
10"Pure Heroine"Andrew YoungDan Danko and Tom K. MasonJanuary 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)0.18[15]
In the wake of Nate's guilty verdict being overturned by the President of Darlington and Tyler's arrest, the girls have a lot to take care of.

Critical reception[edit]

Despite the low ratings, the show received positive reviews, and has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from 20 critics.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweet/Vicious". IMDb. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Little Darlings". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  3. ^ "MTV Picks Up 3 Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Sweet/Vicious". MTV. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Sweet/Vicious". Steve Gainer. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Sweet/Vicious". MTV. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 28, 2017). "'Sweet/Vicious' Canceled By MTV After One Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.15.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-11-16. Archived from the original on 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  9. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.22.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-11-23. Archived from the original on 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  10. ^ "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.29.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-11-30. Archived from the original on 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  11. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.6.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-12-07. Archived from the original on 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  12. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.13.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-12-14. Archived from the original on 2016-12-15. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  13. ^ "Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Tuesday 3rd January 2017". Spoilertv.com. 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  14. ^ a b "Sweet/Vicious TV show on MTV: ratings (cancel or season 2?) canceled TV shows - TV Series Finale". 25 January 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  15. ^ a b "SpoilerTV - Sweet/Vicious - Ratings, Articles and Episodes". Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Sweet/Vicious: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. November 17, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2016.

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