The new fantasy drama series Sweet Tooth (now streaming on Netflix) is a refreshing take on the apocalypse genre, filled with anthropomorphic characters, sweeping shots of the wilderness, and an engaging storyline about family families and the quest to uncover one’s true identity.
Here are some of our favorite characters from the show, ranked:
Gus, an inquisitive 10-year-old half-deer hybrid who grows up in a secluded cabin in the woods, is the main character in this Netflix show. His love for candies earns him the nickname “Sweet Tooth”. Brilliantly acted by Christian Convery, his playfulness, sense of mischief, naivete and unclouded optimism make him one of the most endearing characters.
Nonso Anozie plays the role of Tommy Jepperd, a traveler and ex-hunter, who saves Gus from poachers and is unwittingly dragged into Gus’ search for his mother that takes the duo all the way to Colorado. Although he initially plans to leave Gus at a train station, circumstances and changes in heart, force him to do otherwise.
The Bear is a spunky teenager who runs the “Animal Army” a group dedicated to saving hybrids. Although she wants to help Gus, she is very suspicious of Tommy due to his past. Throughout the show, she rethinks her motivations, priorities, and own blind spots and becomes an amiable companion, ready to fight for the ones she cares about and the causes she believes in.
Aimee is a former therapist who sets up a safe home for hybrids in an abandoned zoo. Along with Wendy, her adopted hybrid daughter, she raises several hybrid children who would’ve otherwise been hunted and killed. Fiercely caring and protective, she will go to any lengths to safeguard the hybrids.
Dr. Aditya Singh is a former doctor whose wife Rani is afflicted with the Sick, as he frantically searches for an antidote. This search for a cure prompts him to make many questionable decisions and brings him to contact with questionable people. His struggle to survive in a mostly white and suspicious neighborhood also highlights how immigrants often have to struggle twice as hard to fit in.
Which is your favorite character from the show and why?
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