Shows Round Up 007 (Sweet Tooth, Secrets of Sulphur Springs, The Baby-Sitters Club)

Sweet Tooth (2021-)


The DC comic book the series was based on was made in 2009 but the story eerily resonates today.

Most of the human population died due to the mysterious pandemic called "The Sick". Together with the inexplicable phenomena of part human and part animal babies being born, the world fell into chaos. We see a man leaving the crumbling world behind and going deep into the woods, with a hybrid baby with him - Gus (Christian Convery). With each passing year and despite his father's warnings, Gus grows more curious of the world beyond the woods. Without spoiling too much, Gus left the woods to search for someone, together with Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Gus discovers that in the outside world, hybrids are feared by humans and are hunted by the "Last Men" (to dwindle their numbers and to experiment on them). 

This is one of the best shows from Netflix that I've watched this year. It has all the ingredients for your typical post-apocalyptic / dystopian story and yet it's fresh and not totally depressing to watch. It's aimed for a younger audience and yet it isn't too juvenile for adults so it's very enjoyable. Glad the second season is in the works!

Secrets of Sulphur Springs (2021-)


Griffin Campbell (Preston Oliver) and his family moves into a run down building that used to be a famous hotel. His father, Ben (Josh Braaten) went camping here as a kid and wants to restore the Tremont Hotel to it's former glory. To the rest of the town, the Tremont Hotel is haunted, and perhaps even cursed by Savannah Dillon (Elle Graham), a camper who disappeared there 30 years ago. Griffin meets Harper (Kyliegh Curran), who happens to be obsessed with Savannah. While they explore the Tremont together, they stumble upon a hidden nuclear fallout shelter in the basement. They find another exit and upon crossing it, they were transported 30 years back into the past.

It was alright. I don't have a lot of expectations but I was actually curious to see how things would turn out. Although I'm not sure what they would need a second season for (I mean obviously they set up the last episode for another story arc, but they could have just also ended the story there). 

The Baby-Sitters Club (2020-)


I read a lot of Sweet Valley Twins and Goosebumps back in the day but I don't know why I've never read a Baby-Sitters Club book. The Netflix adaptation is set in modern times. I must say the poster looks really nice!

Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace) wants to start a baby sitter's club after seeing her mom Elizabeth (Alicia Silverstone) struggle to find a baby sitter at  the last minute. She enlists the help of her shy best friend, Mary Anne (Malia Baker) and the popular artsy girl, Claudia (Momona Tamada). Claudia introduced them to Stacy (Shay Rudolph), a rich girl from Manhattan who also joins their club. Elizabeth announces that she's getting married to her boyfriend Watson (Mark Feuerstein), which made Kristy upset. As for their babysitting business, it's not going so great despite promoting their services. They receive their first call from Watson. Kristy refused to baby sit for him but eventually, Mary Anne goes. Kristy spies on Watson's house and was discovered by his neighbour. After confessing about what she did to her mom, they somewhat made up. Watson spread the news about their baby sitting services and they started getting more customers. Dawn (Xochitl Gomez season 1 / Kyndra Sanchez season 2), a  newcomer from Los Angeles also joins their club.

I remember thinking the show was alright when I was watching it (although Kristy could be annoying at times) but I honestly can't remember most of the show. The second season is out already but I'm not sure if I'm gonna watch it.

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