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Image via Netflix

The new fantasy drama series Sweet Tooth (now streaming on Netflix) is a mix of many different things: viral pandemics, surviving in the wilderness, anthropomorphic children, unlikely found families, genetic experiments gone wrong, and civilization attempting to rebuild itself after an apocalypse. Adapted from the comic books by Jeff Lemire, the show is bittersweet, poignant, and very endearing.

If you enjoyed this series, you might also like the following shows, which tackle similar themes.

1. Stranger Things


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Filled with 80s nostalgia and sci-fi twists, Stranger Things now has three seasons and is expected to run for 1 or 2 more seasons. If you love mysteries, weird experiments, small-town vibes, and children/teens as protagonists, Stranger Things makes for a satisfying binge.

2. The Zoo

This American drama series is animal-themed, like Sweet Tooth. It also has Nonso Anonzie (playing a safari guide) as part of its leading cast. It tells the story of a group of professionals who are tasked with uncovering the cause of violent animal attacks all over the world.

3. The 100


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This is another show set in a post-apocalyptic world, where a group of (mostly) criminal adolescents band together to survive. After a nuclear disaster has ravaged Earth, these characters from a space station (called the Ark) land on the planet to determine if it is habitable or not.

4. The Last Ship


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This show is adapted from William Brinley’s novel of the same name and features a similar viral pandemic. It falls upon the lone survivors and crew members of a guided-missile destroyer to find a cure and save humanity.

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