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Is new Netflix series Sweet Tooth worth the watch?

See what viewers have been saying about the new fantasy series here...

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Eve Crosbie
TV & Film Writer
June 5, 2021
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Brand new fantasy series Sweet Tooth landed on Netflix this week and has already sky rocketed to the top trending TV shows - but is it worth watching? Find out what viewers have been saying... 

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The series, which is adapted from a comic book series from the same name and has been co-produced by Robert Downey Jr, takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where babies are born part human, part animal. 

As the official synopsis reads: "Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd. 

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"Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what's left of America in search of answers - about Gus' origins, Jepperd's past, and the true meaning of home."

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Taking to Twitter, many viewers were full of praise for the series. One wrote: "Just finished watching @Netflix Sweet Tooth and it is beautiful and well written, well acted and I want season two now. Just really layed in complexity and compelling."

Sweet tooth ep1© Photo: Netflix

In the series, babies are born part human, part animal

Another compared it to another Netflix original, tweeting: "I'm loving Sweet Tooth. It's like Stranger Things, but not as dark," while a third said: "Do yourselves a favour and check out Sweet Tooth on Netflix. I have binged it in one sitting."

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However, other viewers had some criticism of the show. "This should either have been for kids or R-rated. But I guess it's somewhere in between which is frustrating. But I guess this is the first post-2020 show that can so closely be related to the pandemic, people wearing masks n all. #SweetTooth," someone wrote. 

Another said the obvious parallels with the coronavirus pandemic made it less enjoyable, writing: "Really want to get into #SweetTooth but I also really DO NOT want to see another viral outbreak play out on screen, you know, cus we just lived through one."

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