We mean that literally by the way, ’cause as of this writing, “Sweet Tooth” is boasting a 97% Fresh critical score on Rotten Tomatoes, with many being blown away by the show’s fantastical delights.
In her glowing review for Bloody Disgusting, Meagan Navarro positively raves about the scope and stark emotional impact of “Sweet Tooth,” writing, “This adaptation slowly worms its way into your heart and threatens to rip it out through awe, wonder, and character-driven emotional depth.” RogerEbert.com’s Brian Tallerico clearly agreed, calling the series a “tender, riveting adventure story” before heaping praise on its cast and crew, “The performances are strong throughout — [Nonso] Anozie is particularly remarkable — but it’s the consistently inventive writing and robust filmmaking that makes the project stand out,” he added.
Though quick to note some viewers might take issue with occasional thematic incoherencies, in his review for The Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Fienberg still found himself captivated by “Sweet Tooth,” noting “it earns the laughter and occasional tears that it wrings from the audience thanks to a real and unquestionable, well, sweetness.” He then went on to share his hopes that Netflix will continue the story in future seasons, “I hope ‘Sweet Tooth’ sticks, because the first season is more effective than I would have imagined and this is a world with many more stories to tell,” Fienberg wrote.
As it is, critics far and wide continue to second that opinion. Here’s hoping fans agree and make “Sweet Tooth” one of Netflix’s biggest hits to date.