Cult TV Essentials

Cult TV Essentials: Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush was a ground-breaking British television comedy drama series based on the Julie Burchill novel of the same name. It was developed by Shine Limited and broadcast between 2005-2006 where it ran for two seasons (20 episodes).

As the series opens we meet Kim (Olivia Hallinan) a young teenage girl who moves from London to Brighton. Kim soon meets Maria “Sugar” Sweet (Lenora Crichlow). Sugar does not care about the same things Kim does and her crazy lifestyle becomes attractive to Kim. Sugar often uses her looks to get what she wants and soon Kim becomes obsessed with Sugar and her strong feelings for Sugar motivate her to do anything for her friend. Sugar, fully aware of Kim’s feelings uses them to take advantage of Kim and soon Kim finds herself in Sugar’s world of excessive casual sex, cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs. Kim has to battle all the issues related to those.

In Season 2 Kim bumops into a girl called Saint (Sarah-Jane Potts) in the street. They notice they have a chemistry between them  and after some failed dates become girlfriends. Saint works during the day in a female-orientated sex toy shop and by night as a club  DJ. There relationship becomes strained though when Sugar returns…






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