Whilst parts of episodes aren't as engaging as others and the season really picks up in the last few episodes, Sweet/Vicious doesn't have a bad episode. Dylan McTee is tremendous as rapist Nate Griffin, boyfriend to Kennedy. Playing a rape victim along with the assailant can be tricky as you have to get the right tone & Dylan nails it, making me hate Nate with every fibre of my being. The show is also so superb because of the writing. It never seeks to take away from Jules or any of the other victims pain, nor does it try to humanize Nate & make us feel sorry for the other rapists. The show is always clear on who is right and who is wrong, and portraying establishments in an unfortunately realistic way. The questions are always with the rape victims and what they could've done to avoid being raped, whilst questioning whether they were actually raped or what happened is something they just regret. When your rapist is the star of any sports team, your hopes for justice diminish even further & when you think you will get that justice you so deserve, it will be ripped away from you by higher powers who are only interested in cover ups for said teams. Another important thing the show does? Give trigger warnings at the beginning of episodes. This should be a standard thing but unfortunately it isn't.
I hope that Sweet/Vicious is renewed because it telling an extremely important story, but even if it's no that's ok. Season 1 was respectful enough to not end on any cliffhangers, just further hope for the future along with some crumbs for a potential season 2. Very few shows pull at me the way that Sweet/Vicious has & I cannot speak highly enough about it.