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The next must watch: Sweet Tooth



Howdy,


The wife and I are three episodes into Sweet Tooth on Netflix. What can I say––WOW! The trailer really doesn't do this series is justice. You know, it looks like it could be weird and good or just plain lame. Let me tell you, it's just plain wicked awesome and more than a little odd, but in a good way. I really thought Netflix hit it out of the park on the SFF front with the excellent Shadow and Bone. IMO, streaming service has hit a grand slam with Sweet Tooth.


Sweet Tooth possesses an amazing emotional range. In a single 40-minute episode, you can have anxiety-inducing pandemic chaos, father-son scenes dripping with melancholic nostalgia, and rip-roaring action sequences that will keep you at the edge of your seat. This show is capital F-U-N, fun.


My first piece of advice, don't be turned off by the hokiness of a kid with deer antlers or the show's name. Secondly, don't worry about it being based on a comic book. So far, the episodes are refreshingly superhero-free. Lastly, don't let the first 10 to 15 minutes of the opening episode scare you off. If you're like my wife and me, you might find those first few minutes a little too true life, given the COVID-19 pandemic. Don't worry; after the opening, Sweet Tooth leaves reality behind for a romp through a world equal parts dystopian and bucolic fantasyland.


Despite the show's eponymous protagonist being a mere 10 years old, its themes are too dark and complex for most preteens, IMO. Still, this is a wonderful show so far. I'm really looking forward to watching the rest of it.




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