Sweet Tooth season 2 review: Feels longer and less exciting

In Sweet Tooth season 2, Gus and his new hybrid friends try to escape from General Abbot, who is forcing Dr. Singh to create a cure, even if it requires killing the hybrids. The season is now streaming on Netflix.


The Last Men have taken over Essex County and the home of Aimee and her hybrids. Gus and the hybrids are kept in kennels and are being used by Dr. Singh to create a cure.

A new deadly strain of the virus is spreading, and General Abbot desperately wants that cure. He imposes restrictions on Dr. Singh and forces him to create one if he plans to stay alive with his wife.

Meanwhile, Aimee and Jepperd team up to break Gus and the hybrids out. The takeaway is that they need a team if they are going to bring down the army Abbot has.

Bear, on the other hand, establishes contact with Gus’ mother, Birdie, who wants to give Gus a message. Gus and his friends, Jepperd and Aimee, and Bear all work to escape the Last Men before Dr. Singh can kill every living hybrid kept captive in the kennels of Essex County.

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The entire cast retains its performance from the first season, and it doesn’t feel like there has been a gap at all. The emotions, goals, and drives of the characters have been relatively the same.

Marlon Williams as Johnny makes quite an impression this season. Johnny is Abbot’s younger brother, and there is a stark difference in their personalities that Williams is able to display; Johnny is more humane and understanding than his elder brother.

Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Aditya Singh elevates the determination his character has. Dr. Singh is heavily motivated to save his wife, which costs him his relationship with her.

With his performance, Akhtar convinces the audience how frustrated his character is; after all, he spent nine years keeping his wife alive, and when he came close to the cure, he missed one single detail and lost everything, even his wife.


Sweet Tooth season 2 retains the pace and story-telling it had in season one, which is comfortable and not too complicated. One can miss a scene or two and still understand what is happening in the show because the show lays everything out in the simplest terms.

The second season allows the supporting characters to shine. The viewers will adore the stories of Johnny and Rani, who stand up for themselves and seek to find their own paths.

Sweet Tooth season 2 further builds the story around the origins and how the Sick and the hybrids were born in the first place. This backstory is a thrill to hear, and once the mystery is understood, it hypes up what could happen in the third season.

The new additions of hybrids, in the form of Wendy’s family, are adorable to watch, and they are all quite different from each other, have personalities of their own, and work great together.


Sweet Tooth season 2 takes a long route to come back to the main conflict. There is no character development for the main characters. The show spends a hefty amount of time keeping them apart from each other to create some tension, which never works.

All the revelations made in the second season are interesting to hear, but all they do is build for what is to come in the third season. These revelations don’t have anything to do with what is happening in the second season.

The second season has been less about answers and a lot more about breaking out of General Abbot’s reign and the end of the Last Men.


Sweet Tooth season 2 isn’t particularly a bad season. The thing is, it doesn’t deliver anything new either. It feels like the show is just wrapping up its arc around the Last Men and laying the foundations for season 3.

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Director: Jim Mickle, Toa Fraser, Carol Banker, Robyn Grace, Ciaran Foy

Date Created: 2023-04-27 12:30

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