Sweet Home Season One Korean Monster TV Series Review

Hello beautiful people!

Hope you all are staying safe and healthy!

It’s been a while since my last post, I apologize for that and the delay…

I didn’t have too much time to work on any reviews…

But I am back!!!

And luckily…

I have a couple of reviews that you can say were put at a back burner, needed a refresher and to be worked on more.

And this was one of them!

I apologize for being behind schedule on posting this review. But I was able to touch this up…

Especially since I just got to post this review first because I read the webtoon version of this TV series years back ago…just hadn’t finished it 😅✌ But the webtoon caught my interest! And when a heard that a live version TV series is on Netflix. I just had to check it out and make a review out of it!

Anyways this TV Series is my first Webtoon Based & Monster centered review!

Anyways…

 I made sure I gave all of my thoughts on this…especially since this is my 1st review for the month of March!!! Although March is ending soon with April around the corner…Hehe…

Finally presenting…

Sweet Home Season One Korean Monster TV Series Review

Disclaimer: Pictures of the show, cast are not mine. And just add, info on the cast I got from Wikipedia, MyDramaList and Asian wiki.✌️  By the way, just to sneak in, you can find this Korean tv series on Netflix

First off… please don’t take what I say seriously… just with a grain of salt, like with music. I do not have a professional degree in film, literature and television…

Not at all…nada zilch degree.!

But I DO love movies, books and tv shows, most especially if they capture my interest somehow. And despite the lack of degree on this area, I will still do this review as a tv drama lover… the best I can.

And just to clarify too, sorry if at some points I might run on with my words or have any grammatical errors… but I will definitely be honest about my thoughts and feelings in this review.

Moving on… I will first talk about the main leads/ main supporting leads of the Korean Monster TV series… Sweet Home … Song Kang, Lee Dohyun, Park Gyuyoung Go Minsi, Lee Siyoung, and Lee Jinwook… 

The main cast btw consists of Song Kang, Lee Dohyun, Lee Siyoung, and Lee Jinwook…

Song Kang is a South Korean actor.

In Sweet Home, Song Kang plays the lead role of Cha Hyun soo, who is a suicidal High School student who moves into 1410 in Green Home after his family is killed in a car accident. He soon finds himself caught in a middle of a Monster Apocalypse. He is later given powers of the infected, and merges with the beast inside of him.

Lee Do-hyun is a South Korean actor.

In Sweet Home, Lee Do-hyun plays Lee Eun-hyuk, an medical student and Eun-yu’s older brother. He is basically the brains the leader of the Green Home apartment building’s survivors. As much as possible, he handles everything with a calm mind and rational decision-making. He acts cold-hearted but he is a kind person.

Park Gyu-young is a South Korean actress.

In Sweet Home, Park Gyu-young plays Yoon Ji-soo, a bass guitarist who moves in 1510 in Green Home apartment building right after the her boyfriend’s suicide. She was saved by Jae-heon and afterwards sticks around him.

Go Min-si is a South Korean actress and director

In Sweet Home, Go Min-si plays Lee Eun-yoo, Eun-hyuk’s younger sister and a former ballerina. She lives with her brother, Eun-hyuk.

Lee Si-young is a South Korean actress and a former amateur boxer. She acting debut in 2008 in a guest appearance on season 3 of the Super Action TV procedural Urban Legends Deja Vu, followed by the historical drama “The Kingdom of The Winds”. In 2009, she began to gaining attention with several high-profile supporting roles… Which includes her role as of Sakurako Sanjo in the source manga Hana Yori Dango, who was mercilessly teased for being homely as a young girl, then undergoes extensive plastic surgery and becomes a backstabbing frenemy to win the heart of her tormentor in the smash hit Boys Over Flowers. She rose to mainstream popularity when she joined the cast of We Got Married, a reality show about fake married couples, and was paired with Jun Jin of the KPOP boy band Shinhwa, and were dubbed as the “Gundam couple” by fans because of their mutual love of the anime. She and Jun Jin began dating off-screen, making them the first couple to officially have a real relationship outside the show. But after dating for 6 months, they broke up in September 2009. She was casted in other variety shows and dramas as well. She was most notably known for her reputation of making her second-lead roles memorable and endearing, giving her characters a human, lovable side despite their role as antagonists in the narrative. Following that, she starting starring and began headlining other roles, whether film or dramas.

In Sweet Home, Lee Si-young plays Seo Yi-kyeong, a former firefighter who worked a special forces previously, whose fiancé disappeared two days before their wedding. She doesn’t trust anyone easily and is a martial arts expert.

Lee Jin-wook is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading role in the romance series Glass Castle as well as 2013’s Nine and the romance series The Time We Were Not In Love and the supporting role in the comedy film Miss Granny.

In Sweet Home, Lee Jin-wook playes Pyeon Sang-wook, a mysterious cold man with a burn scar on his face. He punishes evil with evil. He is misunderstood by everyone as a gangster at first.

Now…I will move on to the short summary of Sweet Home Season ONE …

Keeping this short and sweet as to not spoil too much!…

Anyways…

Sweet Home begins the moment when a suicidal high school student, Cha Hyun-soo moves into 1410 in the Green Home apartment building right after his family was killed in a car accident…

At first he, stays at home, playing computer games and lost in his suicidal thoughts and bad memories from his life…

Until one day, his “quiet” life is disrupted by strange incidents that start occurring in his new building…

And people start turning into monsters which take the form of their hidden desires…

Hyun-soo soon gets infected as well, gaining the powers and abilities of the monster within him and merges with the beast inside of him… Not yet completely turned because of his will to live, he is used by his fellow survival tenants to help them combat the remaining monsters within their building, dealing with human invaders while trying to find a way to safely leave the Green Home apartment building and find sanctuary with other survivors…

Finally, I will talk about my thoughts and overall review of Sweet Home

And the same time I will try not to spoil too much!

First off, Sweet Home is a TV series adaptation of the webtoon of the same name written by Kim Carnby and illustrated by Hwang Young-chan, which ran for a total of 140 chapters plus one prologue from October 12, 2017 to July 2, 2020.

As we know Sweet Home centers around a suicidal high school boy, who along with a group of fellow Green Home apartment surviving residents who tries to survive a “monsterization” apocalypse where people turn into monsters that reflect their innermost desperate desires…

Just from that…

I find that an interesting concept!

Honestly, I read the early chapters of the webtoon when it first came out on Webtoon. But I stopped because it was taking a while updating and I was not able to catch up either way because of my other obligations…

But…just from the TV series version, I made me realize it’s been a long time since I’ve last read it…and I should definitely start picking up and finish reading the webtoon again from where I left off!

 Of course,…when I have time for that. My focus has been on dramas, movies and tv shows lately…

But I promise to mix it up!

Anyways back to my review on Sweet Home

I totally adore and love the cast…especially the main leads and a couple of supporting leads… Song Kang, Lee Do-hyun, Park Gyu-young Go Min-si, Lee Si-young, and Lee Jin-wook!

I truly felt that they played the roles well and really kept me hooked into this fictional monster series!

I find hints of the leads’ back stories as interesting.

I love how each character especially the minor characters express how a fellow survivor becoming a monster and the possibly of themselves becoming a monster affects them. Especially since whatever monster they take the form that reflects their innermost desires….

…And no offense on this, because I greatly feel for our main character Cha Hyun-soo played by Song Kang…especially with all he’d gone through in his previous school just because he of his friendliness and wanting to help people he was ridiculed and became the victim of school violence because of a privilege schoolmate and was also scorned family and sister for being a victim… But I find it interesting that although he is suicidal, his will to live is so strong that even though he was infected… he could not completely turn into a monster.

It is interesting too how the season expresses as well how the monster apocalypse in which the survivors are in…who are infected or not…who are major or minor characters… also brings out their “inner” darkness or their prejudice towards someone…

Like Lee Jin-wook’s Pyeon Sang-wook, who was misunderstood by everyone as a gangster at first…

Cha Hyun-soo who after debated on to be killed after being found as infected from the other survivors. 

Or the decisions Lee Do-hyun’s Lee Eun-hyuk made for the survival of all but questions his morals or dignity…

I will not say anymore as to not spoil too much…

But there is a lot…especially with the minor characters as well whose inner darkness leaks out…

And yes, there were some slow parts particularly in the episode of the series in season one, but I still felt that this series was worth the watch and it still captured my interest. And besides, the first episode or two it would be a slow start anyway, as it is considered as an introductory.

I was literally on the edge of my seat on the way season 1 ended…epic cliffhanger! Good way to keep a viewer on their toes and wanting more! AND I do plan on rewatching this again, just in case I didn’t understand anything and I probably missed some details…

But, overall, I thought this monster tv series was amazing! It is worth the watch and if you are interested in checking it out, it is available on Netflix!!! And what makes it even more exciting… Season 2 is possible since Sweet Home is based on a webtoon and season on ended with a cliffhanger!!! Crossfingers for Sweet Home Season Two! I might even do a Season Two review. We shall see! And I will likely do a review of the webtoon at one point as well as it did started it a while back but stopped, so will definitely get back to that 😉 😉

Anyways…

Woohoo! This show is definitely high on my recommend list!

Anyways if you made it up to here… Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review of Sweet Home!!!  Hopefully, this review builds your curiosity in checking out this awesome Korean Monster TV Series!!!

Once again, Sweet Home can be watched on Netflix!

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