Sweet Tooth review has Netflix got another winner?
Sweet Tooth a post-apocalyptic fairy tale based on DC comics might sound like an unsettling idea, but in truth, Netflix created a thrilling adventure that shows the pursuit of hope within chaos. And standing where we are, maybe the perception of hope in a cruel world might be precisely what all of us need right now.
The comics and the series production
The Netflix show was based on a comic book series released in 2009, created by Jeff Lemire, a Canadian writer and artist. Lemire followed the production of the series and was involved in the process of the adaptation. Perhaps Lemire’s name might not be something you heard before, but we are sure you’re familiar with another name behind Sweet Tooth. The executive producers are Robert Downey Jr (known for Iron Man) and his wife Susan Downey.
What is it about?
Sweet Tooth takes place in a world haunted by two mysterious events happening at the same time.
There is a fatal disease caused by a virus and the inexplicable birth of hybrids, newborn babies that are half-human, half-wild animal. Within this context, the main question raised in the narrative is: which one came first? The virus or the hybrids?
Our main character, Gus, (played by Christian Convery, known for Home) is a hybrid, half-human, half deer, that needs to be introduced to this crazy world after living in isolation with his father (played by Will Forte, known for MacGruber) in a cabin in the woods.
What did we think about it?
When Gus crosses the fence, we are presented to a world inhabited by both cruel and good people. Gus discovers that these individuals might not behave “as human” as expected because of survival or thirst for power, but he will also meet people that are trying to make the world a better place, in a never-ending struggle to find hope within chaos.
The innovative part of this series is how it adapts the main tone of the comics into the screen. While the DC creation is raw and visceral when dealing with the post-apocalyptic scenario, the series turns this pessimist point of view into an adventure from a much more playful and fantastic point of view. It might not be a precise reflection of the comics, but it is definitely an alternative recreation of it with a friendlier tone.
What is everyone saying about it?
The love for the fresh show is all over Twitter, with people saying that it is “a solid adaptation of a comic series” and that it “started out really good”.
I'm only on the 4th episode, but so far, Sweet Tooth is a solid adaptation of a comic series I enjoyed immensely. I'm looking forward to continuing this venture.— BobbyBless219 (@BobbyBless219) June 4, 2021
Twitter: Rotten Tomato
Perhaps the most glowing feedback for Sweet Tooth review is from Rotten Tomato.
“Emotionally engaging, superbly acted, and incredibly entertaining, Sweet Tooth will satisfy fantasy fans of all ages.”
Sweet Tooth review – our final thoughts
The 8 episodes will keep you interested and involved in this journey because the series won’t be delivering us just an uplifting new story for the younger audience, but also emotional depth for an older viewer.
Sweet Tooth reminds us that humanity can be brutal and dangerous, but also empathic and gentle.
Jepperd (played by Nonso Anozie, known for Cinderela), a mysterious man, appears in the plot to save Gus and this is an adorable partnership that will make us curious about the “Big Man’s” past. The innocence of the boy contrasts well with the toughness of the world surrounding him and to see his relationship with Jepperd growing deeper is an inspiring adventure.
We can say that Sweet Tooth carries the right amount of wildness, weirdness and cuteness.
For now, we are left hoping to get a new season.
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