Netflix’s Sweet Tooth: Sweet or Sour?

Aug 19, 2021 | News, Uncategorized




Netflix and Robert Downey Jr. along with Warner Brothers Studios bring Sweet Tooth to the number 1 streaming service.

How does the 2009 DC comic translate for TV? Let’s find out.


The Inspiration

Sweet Tooth was originally published in September of 2009 with a limited run.

Written, drawn, and created by Jeff Lemire who has worked on large-scale DC and Marvel projects, this series follows a half-human, half deer hybrid child in a post-apocalyptic earth. A virus has spread across the planet and many people blame the sudden appearance of these hybrids for the outbreak.

The show keeps the core premise, but from what I can tell, there are plenty of changes, so we will be looking more at the Netflix series here.


The Series

In just eight 45-minute episodes, we learn a lot about a boy named Gus and the world he has grown up in.

And just when we think we understand what is happening, everything gets turned around…

It’s a good thing season 2 has been confirmed because the finale absolutely leaves us with more questions than answers!

We primarily follow Gus and Jepp as they set out to find Gus’s mom. A very unlikely friendship grows and they both come to learn that their predetermined expectations about the world, the hybrids, and the disease may not be as simple as they initially thought.

Christian Convery makes for an adorable deer boy Gus who can appear both like an adventurous young buck and also a deer in headlights (I’m not sorry).

And we are joined by a series of characters with strong motivations as we look forward to a hopeful ending and reflect on the events that brought everyone together.

Overall Rating

Right now, it’s coming in at a 3 out of 5.

The story takes a bit of time to build up and really get you involved but the payoff of the finale is something special once you have gotten to know the characters.

There is still a lot left to discover about the world and the disease so I am waiting on the edge of my seat for some further announcements about season 2 and when we can expect it to go live.

If you enjoyed this review, why not check out our review of Amazon Prime’s Invincible.

Ben Gibbons


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