12 Shows like Sweet Home you must watch

The Last of Us: Will the series go beyond the second season?
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Finished the latest season of “Sweet Home” yet? The South Korean sensation is back with Season 2, streaming since the beginning of December. In case you’re new to the chaos, here’s a quick rundown.

Directed by Lee Eung-bok and Park So-hyeon, the show unfolds in a world gone haywire, where people morph into savage monsters. In the midst of this madness, a troubled teen and his neighbors join forces to survive and cling to their humanity. Adapted from the Naver webtoon, it’s a must-watch with a knack for tackling sensitive topics and keeping audiences hooked.

If you loved the new season and want more, here are 12 shows like Sweet Home that you must watch.

The Cursed

The Curse Official Trailer | SHOWTIME

Released in the year of 2017, Cursed is a popular American fantasy drama directed by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler, which stars Katherine Langford, Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Daniel Sharman and others. The following series is based on the illustrated novel “Cursed” written by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. The ten powerful episodes are all about a teenage sorceress named Nimue who encounters a young Arthur on her quest to find a powerful and ancient sword.

A Model Family

A Model Family | Official Trailer | Netflix

One of the famous and most watched crime thrillers, “A Model Family” is a South Korean television series which is directed by none other than Kim Jin-woo. This particular show portrays the journey of realizing the importance of family and finally becoming a model family against drug gangs. The Netflix synopsis reads, “After unwittingly stealing money from a cartel, a cash-strapped professor finds the only way to save his broken family is by working as a drug courier”. 

I Know What You Did Last Summer 

i know what you did last summer
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Adapted from the novel I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Lois Duncan, this series was released in 2021 with 8 thrilling episodes and features Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, and others. This is a jam-packed horrific show full of goosebump moments, which showcases a group of teenagers who were then stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night. 

Homecoming 

Homecoming Season 1 - Official Trailer | Prime Video

If you love watching shows like “Sweet Home,” then “Homecoming” can be the perfect one for you. An American psychological thriller, based on the Gimlet Media Podcast with the exact same name was released in the year of 2018, with 2 seasons and 17 mind-blowing episodes. According to the IMDb synopsis, the story is all about an anthology series centered around the mysterious Geist Group, an unconventional wellness company, and their equally unorthodox program, the Homecoming Initiative.

The Last of Us 

The Last of Us
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So are you already done watching all the episodes of “Sweet Home: Season 2”, which is among the millions of apocalypse series that have taken the world by storm? It has gained enough popularity in the history of television series. Moreover, in recent times, “The Last of Us” has been among the most-watched series in the history of television, which is quite similar to Sweet Home. According to the original synopsis, the story revolves around being tasked with escorting a teenager across a post-apocalyptic world, a dreaded smuggler joins hands with a young apprentice to fulfil the mission unscathed.

Make My Day 

MAKE MY DAY | Official Trailer | Netflix

Based on an original story created by Yasuo Ohtagaki and directed by Makoto Honda, the series has gained popularity through its amazing cinematography and execution skills. The show portrays an isolated icy planet promising a bright future, where the prisoners were forced to excavate a rare energy source that leads to a deadly, unwelcome discovery. Moreover, the show delivers an amazing blend of action and social narration that is momentous and inspirational. 

Vagabond 

Vagabond
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The Japanese thriller ‘Vagabond’ is an extraordinary piece of work by Takehito Inoue. Since 2021, this particular manga has sold over 82 million copies, which made this series one of the best-selling series of all time. According to the Netflix synopsis, this story revolves around an enthusiastic stuntman who got himself involved in a tragic plane crash. This is not the end. Watch the show to know how he ended up discovering a national corruption scandal while all these happened! You are going to fall in love with the execution of the action stunts and also with the engaging storylines. 

The Silent Sea

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“The Silent Sea” is a South Korean mystery thriller directed by Choi Hang-yong and all eight episodes are the adapted version of a 2014 short film, The Sea of Tranquility. This adventurous and fictional story is all set in the future, where it has been said that the planet is heavily suffering from a lack of water and food due to desertification. Meanwhile, a soldier named Yoon Jae was then selected for a team who were traveling to the moon to recover the mysterious samples from a reckless space station. 

Hero Mask

HERO MASK | Multi-Audio Clip: Car-flipping Scruffle | Netflix Anime

Written and directed by none other than Hiroyasu Aoki, “Hero Mask”  is one of the best anime series available on Netflix. It was produced by Pierrot for Netflix and published in LINE magazine. Overall, the audience loved the graphical representation, and it is considered a good show by many manga fans. The show portrays detective James Blood, who is investigating a string of spine-chilling crimes, all involving a mysterious mask.

Drifting Dragons 

Drifting Dragons - Official Trailer | Japanese

Written and illustrated by Taku Kuwabara, this is one of the most-watched anime series that is quite similar to the new thriller show “Sweet Home”. It was released in 2022 on Netflix, with amazing animation and beautiful storytelling works. This show is just a top notch choice, no matter whether you are an anime fan or not. The show showcases a great, adventurous storyline that portrays some newcomers on the flying ship that hunts dragons.  

Devilman Crybaby

DEVILMAN crybaby | Trailer [HD] | Netflix

This anime series is based on the popular manga series, Devilman, which is directed by Masaaki Yuasa, and all works of animation were created by Science SARU. The story revolves around how Akira, the transformed devil boy, was led into a cruel, corrupted war against evil by his mysterious friend, Ryo. This is an absolute must-watch and has been chosen as one of the classic masterpiece series by manga fans. 

My Name

My Name | Official Trailer | Netflix

Putting up next one of the most hyped action thrillers on the list. The series was released in 2021 with 8 episodes with an approximate runtime of 59 minutes and with an absolutely stunning cast including Han So-hee and Bo Hyun Ahn. This South Korean series follows a terrific revenge plot, where a vengeful woman puts her trust in the most hyped drug dealing gang and enters the force under their direction. 

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