Parents' Guide to

Sweet Tooth

By Amanda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fantasy adventure series has violence, children in peril.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 13+

An interesting fantasy/doomsday TV series but careful of the swearing

I enjoyed watching this with my teenage boys but don't be deceived by the mild swearing in first 4 episodes - blasphemy and profanity increases in episode 5,6, and 7. You can use https://3wise.io to check the swearing in all the episodes. There was sufficient intrigue in the continuous thread of the mystery of parents of the main character to keep you wanting to watch more. Some good undelying positive themes such as courage, bravery, and sacrifice. There were a few scary intense scenes that might be too scary for a kid under 13.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much swearing
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age 14+

Preview few episodes before watching with kids

As we find there are so few programs for families to watch together we were excited about Sweet Tooth. Media posts made it seem like it would be appropriate for younger children but it is not. My girls, age 11 and 14, were both really disturbed by several images and scary situations including a man burned alive in his house. In a society coming out of Covid some of the themes hit too close to home to not be troubling to them. I would definitely not let young children watch this alone unless you have already viewed it yourself and know what their threshold of fear is. My husband and I enjoy it together but we regret starting it with our children before previewing.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (28):

Despite the dark premise of this series, it is heartfelt and fun, and its lead is as sweet as the title suggests. Gus, also known as Sweet Tooth, is an average troublemaking, stubborn 9-year-old, except he has horns. Although his antics can get on anyone's last nerve, his kindness, curiosity, and borderline naïve loyalty are what make him a compelling character. Young teens may find Gus's curiosity and thirst for adventure relatable. Older teens may find it interesting to see how the actions of other characters out of fear, misinformation, or self-preservation both directly and indirectly affect Gus and other hybrids like him.

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