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Sweetbitter 

A young woman learns how crazy it is to work in a restaurant.

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Stephanie Danler
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Series cast summary:
Jimmie Saito ...  Scott 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Ella Purnell ...  Tess 6 episodes, 2018
Tom Sturridge ...  Jake 6 episodes, 2018
Evan Jonigkeit ...  Will 6 episodes, 2018
Eden Epstein ...  Ariel 'Ari' 6 episodes, 2018
Jasmine Mathews ...  Heather 6 episodes, 2018
Daniyar ...  Sasha 6 episodes, 2018
Paul Sparks ...  Howard 6 episodes, 2018
Caitlin FitzGerald ...  Simone 5 episodes, 2018
Katerina Tannenbaum ...  Becky 5 episodes, 2018
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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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Life happens while you wait

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сладкая горечь See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Plan B Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Series based on one of Danny Meyer's original restaurants, Union Square Cafe See more »


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We Move Lightly
Song & Performed by Dustin O'Halloran
(Credits Theme)
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The book is a lot better
16 May 2018 | by leaheftiSee all my reviews

Update: After watching all six episodes of the first season, I have to correct my review from four to one star. This show really lacks depth and sensuality, all the great dialogue and atmosphere stays in the book but doesn't make it to the screen.

While Ella Purnell for Tess is an OK-choice, I can't understand many of the other decisions concerning the cast, especially Simone and Will.

But that aside: What makes the book so special is how sensual the story of developing a palate (both for food and men) is told. Stephanie Danlers writing is very lyrical, focuses a lot on small details and special observations. Almost all of that is lost in the TV-adaption - because it's impossible to bring across in picture, what you can do with words.

If the plot of the book was stronger, the stroy had more drive, it would have worked. But the storytelling comes second to the sensual, human experience of entering a foreign field, a new crowd.

Therefore only 4 stars from me. But the book was bomb.


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