K-Drama Review: ‘Sweet Home’ on Netflix, The Apocalyptic Horror and Monsters!

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The Legendary Sweet Home: From a Webtoon Addiction to a Netflix Sensation

Are you fond of gory, thriller, or horror concepts in series? Sweet Home might be one of the best series to filled your eagerness! The network Netflix excited the fans of the Sweet Home webtoon by adapting it into live action. Is it as captivating as the webtoon? Let’s find out more about Sweet Home‘s synopsis, ending, main cast, and other details through the K-drama review by Channel Korea below!

Netflix’s Sensational Sweet Home

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Do you know that Sweet Home is an adaptation of a webtoon with the same title? The webtoon was made by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan, and many people were in love with the story! The drama version of Sweet Home was released on Netflix on December 18, 2020, and stars Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, Lee Do-hyun, and other rising artists.

The story starts when Cha Hyun-soo moves to the Green Home apartments after losing his family. He wants to kill himself but fails after Lee Eun-yoo warns him. There are various kinds of residents in Green Home, and the problem begins when Cha Hyun-soo’s neighbor turns into a hunger monster.

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The Green Home residents are terrified and try to save themselves after becoming trapped in the building. The situation gets even worse when Hyun-soo gets infected by the monster inside him. Despite the monster who lives in him, Hyun-soo can save the other residents in Green Home.

‘Sweet Home’ Spoiler: The Ending Explanation

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The ending of this series might shock everyone, especially the readers of Sweet Home‘s webtoon version. Despite being an adaptation, there are slight differences between them. Cha Hyun-soo faces a situation where the issue of morals is undeniable. Despite his strive to deal with the monsters, the fact that monsters can’t live side by side with humans becomes real.

Jung Ui-myeong (Kim Sung-cheol), a guy who has the same ability as Cha Hyun-soo, takes a part in influencing Cha Hyun-soo about the precipice between monsters and humans, even convincing him to leave Green Home. The condition becomes worse, and the battle between Cha Hyun-soo and Jung Ui-myeong is unstoppable.

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Jung Ui-myeong is defeated by Cha Hyun-soo and leaves Green Home in his monster form. At the last minute, the viewers might become confused after Cha Hyun-soo wakes up in a car and is greeted by Sang-wook whose body was taken by Jung Ui-myeong. Well, there’s still an unclear mystery in Sweet Home, but we hope that there will be another season very soon!

Get to Know the Main Cast of Sweet Home

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Here is the main cast of Sweet Home:

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Song Kang plays the role of Cha Hyun-soo, a high school student and the new resident of Green Home. He is an introverted guy who lost his family in a car accident. He finds out that he is infected and transforms into a monster after merging with a “monster” inside him.

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Lee Si-young plays the role of Seo Yi-kyung, a former firefighter and old resident in Green Home. She is an assertive woman and experienced in martial arts. She also helps the Green Home residents fight against the monsters.

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Pyun Sang-wook/Wook Pyeon is played by actor Lee Jin-wook. The Green Home residents mistake him as a gangster with scars on his face, but he is a former detective. He has physical strength and, deep down, cares for other people.

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Lee Do-hyun plays the role of Lee Eun-hyeok, a former medical student. Initially, he only cares about himself, but later on, he becomes “the brain” of Green Home while helping people against the monster attack.

Let’s Listen to the OST Recommendation From Sweet Home

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Despite the bloody and violent attacks from the Sweet Home monsters, the drama also provides an incredible soundtrack. Here are Channel Korea’s choices for you:

“BewhY” by Side by Side

This song has a fast tempo with an upbeat rhythm that matches Sweet Home‘s tense atmosphere! It also depicts the emotions of Cha Hyun-soo between the monster inside him and the instinct to stay alive as a human!

“Sweet Home” by Yongzoo

Despite the title “Sweet Home,” this song is a kind of ballad with deep meaning. It reflects the Green Home residents who want to return to the “sweet home” long before the situation becomes abnormal.

“Warriors” by Imagine Dragons

This song is performed by the famous American band Imagine Dragons, and the title “Warriors” is a perfect word to describe Cha Hyun-soo and the other residents’ struggle to deal with the monsters!

Is Sweet Home Worth the Hype? Find Out Here!

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We all know that Korean dramas have always been attractive, but Sweet Home is on another level. Thanks to the thrilling sensation and the satisfying action, here are some reasons why you need to binge-watch Sweet Home:

1. The Unusual Monster Attacks

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There is a lot of monster-themed series or zombie-themed movies, but Sweet Home successfully provides uncommon monster attacks! From the visuals and the various kinds of monsters, they will give you goosebumps for sure!

2. The Incredible Actions From the Cast

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All of the cast did such a good job, but Song Kang and Lee Si-young’s acting must be highlighted. Song Kang successfully portrays the introvert and emotionless Cha Hyun-soo. Meanwhile, Lee Si-young is a badass woman with powerful strength!

3. A Webtoon Adaptation With Remarkable Production

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The Sweet Home webtoon drew attention from horror and thriller fans, and now, the drama version portrays such a good storyline. Not to mention, Sweet Home became the most expensive production of a Netflix series and is worth watching!

No wonder Sweet Home has received a lot of positive reviews and became one of the standout Korean drama series on Netflix. All of the intrinsic themes within the series are just perfect! If you haven’t watched Sweet Home yet, do you want to give it a chance after reading our review? Leave a comment down below, and don’t forget to share our article on your social media!