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TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (2018–2019)
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A young woman learns how crazy it is to work in a restaurant.


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Series cast summary:
Ella Purnell ...  Tess 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Tom Sturridge ...  Jake 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Evan Jonigkeit ...  Will 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Eden Epstein ...  Ariel 'Ari' 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Jasmine Mathews ...  Heather 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Daniyar ...  Sasha 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Paul Sparks ...  Howard 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Jimmie Saito ...  Scott 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Caitlin FitzGerald ...  Simone 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Todd Gearhart ...  Nicky 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Rafa Beato ...  Santos 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Gabriel Gutierrez ...  Manny 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Paul Tawczynski ...  Line Cook 8 episodes, 2019
Katerina Tannenbaum ...  Becky 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Sadie Scott ...  Rosalyn 6 episodes, 2019
Eric D. Hill Jr. ...  Eddie 5 episodes, 2019
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Sweetbitter follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars, and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon. This is the story of a young woman's coming-of-age, set against the rich and grimy backdrop of exclusive restaurants, evoking the possibility, beauty, and fragility of being young and adrift. Written by ahmetkozan

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Not what your expecting in a good way! Bourdain would have loved this!
24 September 2019 | by Br4ve-trave1orSee all my reviews

With short a short synopsis, I delayed watching this show until very recently. After reading 'Kitchen Confessions', by the late great Anthony Bourdain (Parts Unknown on CNN), I asked myself, how come there's such a huge void for series offering a raw authentic view behind the scenes in the kitchen life? Other than the movie Burnt starring Bradley Cooper and the first season and done AMC series starring Ross from friends, I don't recall great content filling this void.

First, this series isn't exactly dedicated to the culture of a chef's life or how intense the world of serving is working world wide renoun star rated restaurants, well, kinda.

This show is on the caliber of series like Flesh and Bone, The Girlfriend Experience, and Mozart in the jungle. Though these shows are entirely different, they share the same kind of unniverse and platform; STARZ, except for Primes Mozart.

Sweet bitter is very engaging and each episode ends too quickly as you want it to continue much longer since each grows as the minutes go by with intrigue, same with the seasons. The lead is very seductive and likable as shes so amiable and graceful. We know nothing about her history for half the first season, as it remains intriguing to learn who she was before moving to NY and what kind of life she led. I was very surprised to read the negative reviews and felt like I watched a different show. Our first impression of her is she's moved to a city, NYC, that seems like it's the last place for her.

She works in NYC best notable restaurant owned by the great actor from House of Cards (the author Francis employed to write the book), and his onscreen presence captures the restuarants tone so well. The behind the scenes look is always compelling and portrays how difficult it is to be a server in upscale places.


This show is less about plot, and more about characters. I personally dont give a damnas like as the writing is great! And thus it is. It's a series that naturally grows letting the characters aet the pace in their actions and decisions first. This series is massively underrated and a 7 on here is just comical!

I have a high standard when it comes to investing my time in a series and these days not many shows Wow me or making me binge like a few years ago. This is very addicting and the reason I added the names kd the above shows, is because if you liked any of them, you will surely like this one.

Dismiss the low rating and negative comments. But then not people appreciate these kind of unique and very different shows.

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2018 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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