INDIA: The new Netflix series Sweet Tooth is based on the DC (Detective Comics) and Vertigo comics which was published by Jeff Lemire in 2009. The story follows the journey of a little optimistic boy in the post-apocalyptic world filled with the horrors of some virus, where the system and the army have been collapsed and human civilization is on the brink of extinction. While death dances on the streets, the devil within the so-called civilized people dwells out by devouring humanity. Now it’s up to protagonist Gus and his fellow mates to reveal the mystery of the virus outbreak.
A fascinating pandemic fairytale
This Netflix fantasy series has colorful shades which differs from its dark and gory comic book. The series offers the perfect set of children’s stories slowly turning into today’s nightmarish world. Similar to the present COVID-19 situation it triggers the realism, the isolation, the panicked citizens who are more dangerous than the virus itself and the doctors on the quest to find the cure. It reminds us that we are living in the same world as represented in the series.
The series is divided into two sides one follows the main character Gus a hybrid child who lives in the forest with his father far away from the cruelty and the other follows Dr. Aditya Singh and his struggle for the cure. In the series, the world sinks in the chaos caused by the mysterious virus outbreak. The confused state humans who later becomes the last men acting as an army to hunt the hybrid children.
The Netflix show is produced by Robert Downey Jr which itself increases its value as he played the role of Iron Man in Marvel movies. It’s like a Marvel fame attached to a DC name. As the production budget is a little low therefore at some scenes the makeup looks fake but the simple and engaging story covers it all. The cast includes Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Will Forte, Adeel Akhtar, Aliza Vellani, Dania Ramirez, and many more.
Out of all the cast members Christian Convery steals the light, his expression and innocence completely justifies his character. All the supporting actors are a good addition to the originality of the show. The background music enhances the effect of every scene which soothes the ears at emotional scenes.
Overall the action in the show holds up to its amazing source. The story includes a little bit of comedy as it suits the dark world. The suspense in the end, is predictable yet enjoyable. Well adapted and executed and a combination of both light and dark, Sweet tooth is perfect for both masses and critics. It’s a must-watch with family and friends.