June 18, 2024

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Sweet Home “Episode 4”

Season Two, Episode Four

OK, I’ll bite:  what the hell is going on here?

There’s something different about this show, and I am not sure I like it all that much.  To be clear, I am well aware that the series ran out of material from the webtoon source and is making it up as it goes along.  But the thing is, most of the more interesting characters from the original first series were killed off one way or the other over the course of season one, and the show here has decided to toss in a bunch of new characters.  That, in and of itself, isn’t necessarily a problem.  I would expect something like that owing to the high body count from season one.

But why does this show seem so much more dour and serious all of a sudden?  I mean, the show killed off two more of the memorable season one survivors and all, but what’s going on?

I don’t know.  Maybe it’s because I went with the English dub in season one, and now that I am going more for subtitles so I don’t blast the volume of my TV in my apartment, I can watch it in the Korean original, but the show seemed…sillier before.  Like it was over the top and crazy in a way I really liked.  I could maybe compare it to an Evil Dead 2 or Army of Darkness kind of feel.  The nosebleeds people got that signaled a transformation seemed to spew more blood than was contained by the human body.  The monsters were really creative.  And every so often, the show popped out this English-language power ballad to go with a monster fight.

There’s not much of that here.

Instead, the series has moved under a stadium where survivors are camped out nearly a year after the whole thing started, and the season one survivors are treated like pariahs because the already antisocial Lee Eun-yu killed the leader’s husband at some point between episodes.  She’s the only character on display here that I really recognize, and much of this episode shows some guys go out to try and kill her because she just wandered off above ground and all.  But then this little girl with a  red ribbon tied pops up, and apparently, she spreads monsterism with physical contact.  I think.  It didn’t look entirely voluntary or anything, but it still happened.

I am not sure how much I am enjoying this.  I haven’t had a chance to get a real feel for the new characters, the tone doesn’t work for me as well, and this is the halfway point, and I’m not sure what’s going on with this season yet.  I may reconsider season three when the time comes.