With all the good K-dramas being released almost week after week, it’s definitely hard to keep up with the new ones, as well as the already-completed ones that are sitting in your binge lists for the longest time. However, just like every binge-watcher out there, you’re probably still on the lookout for more dramas to add to your never-ending lists. If that’s the case, then we’ve got your back!
For this week’s K-drama files, we put the spotlight on Sweet Home and why you should watch it!
Sweet Home is a 10-episode drama based on the webtoon of the same name. It follows the 18-year-old hikikomori or social recluse named Hyun Soo who moves into the Green Home after the death of his family. Hopeless, he decides to takes his own life at the end of the month. Things take a turn for him when he suddenly wakes up in a world where monsters that take various forms of human desires threaten to end humanity.
Trapped in the Green Home, the “monsterization” begins to emerge among the survivors including Hyun Soo. He and the other residents must then find the answers to survive, all while being in a dilemma of right vs. wrong.
Love Alarm‘s Song Kang stars as the lead, Cha Hyun Soo — a social recluse who’s recently moved into the Green Home. He eventually becomes one of the survivors who face “monsterization” in the drama.
Lee Jin Wook plays Pyun Sang Wook, a mysterious man whose skilled at fighting with his fist. You may have seen the actor in the movie The Beauty Inside, as well as in dramas Voice 2 and Voice 3: City of Accomplices.
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Seo Yi Kyung is the leader of Green Homes’ squad for survival. She’s a former firefighter who resides at the apartment after losing her fiance. Playing her is Lee Si Young, whose other works include Boys Over Flowers, Live or Die, and The Guardians.
Lastly, there’s Lee Do Hyun, who you may have seen in dramas Hotel Del Luna and 18 Again. He portrays Lee Eun Hyuk, the brain of Green Homes’ squad and is a medical student with a good assessment of the situation.
Starring alongside the main leads are Kim Nam Hee, Go Min Si, Park Gyu Young, Go Yoon Jung, and more.
Watch it if you…
… are into suspense dramas that will put you on the edge of your seats, episode after episode. Despite its title being Sweet Home, the drama is anything but that as it centers on monsters and the people who are all just trying to survive.
However, what sets this particular series apart from other series of the same genre is how it doesn’t only revolve around monsters. It not only focuses on the fight between the humans and the monsters alone, but also on the conflict among humans as they decide what else they could do to survive longer.
It also brings in the idea that not all monsters are bad, and that not all humans are good. Just like how Hyun Soo is a “monster” who refuses to turn so he can save more humans, there are also humans like Seok Hyun and the others who’d literally do anything to save themselves, even if that meant killing or putting the lives of others at risk.
All in all, Sweet Home is a must-watch for anyone even for those who haven’t read the original webtoon. If you need a quick and terrifying escape from reality over the weekend, then this drama will surely do the trick for you. It’s got scary monsters of all sorts and forms, action scenes that will excite you, and characters whose survival you’d definitely root for.
Sweet Home is now streaming on Netflix.
Homestream image courtesy of Netflix.