Sweet Tooth Season 2 Review – plot-heavy fantasy elevated by those crowd-pleasing hybrids

By Adam Lock
Published: April 27, 2023 (Last updated: January 10, 2024)
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Striking almost the same tone and quality as the first season, Sweet Tooth is back with more wholesome fantasy fun and standard good versus evil plotting. The world-building is superb, and the hybrid children are just downright adorable, but the show’s initial magic is somewhat lacking until the final third.

We review the Netflix series Sweet Tooth Season 2, which does not contain spoilers.

The idea of a series based around a deadly virus that wipes out 98% of the human race may be a little too close to home for some viewers after the COVID-19 pandemic, but audiences seem to have a morbid curiosity for these sorts of things.

Keeping that in mind, Netflix has returned to that post-apocalyptic well again with a second season of Sweet Tooth, almost two years after the first one landed.

With such a long hiatus, fans will be eager to see more from this beloved dystopian fantasy series about cutesy hybrid creatures and the quest to find a cure before humans become extinct.

Sweet Tooth Season 2 Review and Plot Summary

Season two finds our adorable deer boy protagonist Gus (Christian Convery) imprisoned in a zoo with other equally-adorable hybrid children. These charming creatures are experimented upon in a horrifying fashion by Dr. Aditya Singh (Adeel Akhtar), who has been forced to find a cure to the virus before his wife dies, along with the rest of humanity.

General Abbot and his Last Men army want to eradicate these hybrid creatures, who they blame for causing the pandemic in the first place, yet it is ironically these magical beings that may also be the key to finding a cure to save the human race after all.

The hybrid creatures’ closest allies, Jepperd (Nonso Anozie) and Aimee (Dania Ramirez), plan to infiltrate this zoo to save the children from experimentation and certain death, deciding to go to war with the villainous Last Men in the process.

Along with all these interconnected storylines, the series also explores the history of the pandemic, known as the Great Crumble, utilizing flashback sequences to explore Jepperd’s past and that of the scientists involved in fighting this mass extinction event.

There’s also room for Bear/Becky’s subplot as she makes her way back to the gang as well. All these scattered narratives look set to converge as the season progresses toward an explosive finale.

Is Sweet Tooth Season 2 good or bad?

The second season of Sweet Tooth captures the exact same tone and emotional depth as the original, although some of that initial magic has been lost over time. The show continues to be highly plot-heavy, meandering between multiple storylines and much scientific jargon. While certain subplots and character arcs work better than others.

Gus is just as charming as ever, bringing innocence and naivety to the show that you can’t help but fall for. Although he has competition this time with more heart-warming hybrid critters thrown into the mix and groundhog Bobby practically stealing the show. This band of wholesome creatures will pull on your heartstrings from the very start.

Is Sweet Tooth Season 2 worth watching?

If you enjoyed the first season, you would not be disappointed by this new batch of installments, which has almost the same consistent quality as the first. Those who were on the fence about the first season of Sweet Tooth may not be won over by this second offering, though, which takes quite a while to kick into gear.

That said, it’s still a breezy binge-watch that offers humor, humanity, and some excellent world-building. All in all, you won’t regret venturing into this strange new world.

What did you think of Netflix’s Sweet Tooth Season 2? Comment below.

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