Netflix hidden gem with 95% Rotten Tomatoes score is a must-watch series

Sweet Tooth season 2 arrived in April 2023 and it's just such an adorable, harrowing, silly, yet lovable Netflix exclusive

Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Aditya Singh in Netflix's Sweet Tooth
(Image credit: Netflix)

It's not often that I binge-watch a series (and there are plenty to watch in May 2023!). But the Netflix exclusive, Sweet Tooth, has really grabbed me by the horns (pun intended) and held me wide-eyed and open-jawed in front of the screen. It's a must-watch hidden gem that's exclusive to the streaming service. 

Yes, I'm a latecomer to the show, which originally aired its first season in 2021, but more recently, in April 2023, the new eight-episode second season dropped for Netflix subscribers to tuck into. I can praise it til the cows come home (natch), of course, but I'm not the only one – as Sweet Tooth has a 95% Rotten Tomatoes score

Well, it sort of does, depending on how you look at it: 95% is the 'Average Tomatometer' score, versus the 79% 'Average Audience Score' metric. But that's still a solid innings and, hey, I get it, 21% of humanity needs to just cheer up a little more or something. 

Not that Sweet Tooth is all sunshine and rainbows – it's often quite the opposite. The premise is that a virus has taken over the world, killing large portions of the population; simultaneously, however, those who are immune are finding that newborns are a 'hybrid' half-human, half-animal species.

The show follows Gus, the young deer-boy protagonist, and his 'Pubba', who is trying to protect him from the anti-hybrid militia. But Gus' story is much bigger and rather quickly we're introduced to numerous integral characters who see this fantasy tale (not tail) really soar. 

What I really love about Sweet Tooth above all, however, is how it walks the fine line between dark and light, zany yet hard-hitting, while dabbling in key societal issues that reflect the complex world in which we live today – not only the hybrid-occupied new world depicted on screen. 

And yet you never feel like it's lecturing you, nor spoon-feeding you various tropes. In large part much of the series actually feels like a kids show with an adult edge. It's rated 12 by the BBFC in the UK, because, quite rightly, of "injury detail, language, threat, violence" in each of the episodes.

The cast is stellar, too, from James Brolin's striking narration, to Neil Sandilands (daresay Dr. Robotnik-style) bad guy, Nonso Anozie's Emmy award-winning performance, Adeel Akhtar's tormented Dr. Aditya Singh, and, of course, Christian Convery's superb leading role as a young actor. 

Dig in, I say, because line-blurring series like these don't air often. And after season 3  airs in a predicted late 2024 or early 2025, that'll be credits rolling – as Netflix isn't going to cancel this show, but confidently draw a line under it after the 24 episodes have aired. I like a story with an ending. 

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.