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By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Edgy coming-of-age story nails New York restaurant life.

TV Starz Drama 2018
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Sweetbitter is addictive!

Great show for adults, very realistic coming from someone who worked in the restaurant industry for 20 plus years!! Please bring the show back!!!
age 17+

Modern Show

As with most most modern shows there are implications of sex and sex itself there is breasts along with full frontal at some points along with breast feeding.

Is It Any Good?

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This series absolutely nails the gritty details of the New York restaurant industry: how it can be soul-crushingly lonely one minute and exhilarating the next. The show smartly uses Tess's learning the ropes as a prism through which to see her acclimation to the city. Though romances and friendships blossom on the show, they're grounded by the fact that Tess is always striving to master every aspect of her job. Each of the supporting characters, down to the hostile sous-chef and the over-it bartender, are incredibly well-defined and add something unique to Tess's growing perspective. All of this gives surprising new life to the age-old premise of the small-town girl moving to the big city, and though it's not hesitant to depict the many rough edges of Manhattan's nightlife, Sweetbitter also captures how quiet and magical the city can feel, even when everything seems to be going terribly wrong.

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