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Sweet Home (Netflix Original Series)

Sweet Home (Netflix Original Series): Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Lee Si Young

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Source: Netflix
  • International Title: Sweet Home
  • Original Title: 스위트홈 (romanization: Seuwiteuhom)
  • Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
  • No. of Episode: 10
  • Release Date: 2020.12.18
  • Streaming Channel: Netflix
  • International Distributor: Netflix
  • Starring: Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Lee Si Young
  • Director: Lee Eung Bok
  • Writer: Kim Kan Bi (webtoon), Young Chan (webtoon), Heung So Ri, Kim Hyung Min, Park So Ri
  • Viewership: Netflix Top 3 (USA), Top 10 (more than 70 countries)
  • Awards: N/A

Synopsis

Sweet Home is original Netflix drama series based on Naver webtoon written by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young Chan. Cha Hyun Soo is a loner student and rarely talks to others. Unfortunately, he lost his family due to unexpected tragedy. As the consequence, he has to leave home and moves to apartment. Later, he finds out that there are monsters who exist and try to wipe out human. Moreover, some people are trapped inside the apartment building while monsters are lurking outside. They have to survive and try to attack the monsters.

Main Cast

song kang in sweet home netflix drama
Credit: Netflix

Character name: Cha Hyun Soo
Actor name: Song Kang
Song Kang’s notable works: Nevertheless, Navillera, Love Alarm Season 2, When the Devil Calls Your Name, Love Alarm Season 2, The Liar and His Lover

lee jin wook netflix drama

Credit: Netflix

Character name: Pyeon Sang Wook
Actor name: Lee Jin Wook
Lee Jin Wook’s notable works: Voice 3, Voice 2, Return, The Time We Were Not In Love, The Three Musketeers, Nine: 9 Times Time Travel

lee si young in sweet home netflix drama
Credit: Netflix

Character name: Seo Yi Kyung
Actress name: Lee Si Young
Lee Si Young’s notable works: Liver or Die, Risky Romance, Lookout, Wild Romance, Mischievous Kiss, Boys Over Flowers

Extended Cast

Lee Do Hyun as Lee Eun Hyuk
Go Min Si as Lee Eun Yu
Kim Nam Hee as Jung Jae Hun
Park Gyu Young as Yoon Ji Soo
Kim Gap Soo as Ahn Gil Seob
Go Yoon Jung as Park Yu Ri
Kim Sang Ho as Han Du Sik
Kim Gook Hee as Son Hye In
Lee Bong Ryun as Im Myung Suk
Go Gun Han as Choi Yoon Jae
Woo Jung Kook as Kang Seung Wan
Im Su Hyung as No Byeong Il
Ahn Dong Gu as Lee Su Woong
Lee Joon Woo as Ryu Jae Hwan
Jeong Ha Dam as Kim Ji Eun
Heo Yool as Kim Su Yeong
Choi Go as Kim Yeong Su
Kim Hee Jung as Cha Jin Ok
Park Jin Soo as Park Min Ju
Woo Hyeon as Kim Seok Hyeon
Kim Hyun as Ahn Seon Yeong

Heo Jun Seok as Shin Jung Seop
Kim Sung Cheol as Jung Ui Myeong
Yoon Joo Man as Kim Nam Il
Lee Jung Hyun as Kyung Mo
Cha Yub as Min Woo
Cha Woo Young as Ho Yeon
Park Sung Geun as Cha Yeong Cheol
Lee Ji Ha as Moon Hyeon Suk
Kim Yi Kyung as Cha Su A

Cameo & Special Appearances

Kim Ji Eun as Han Yoo Jin
Lee Seung Hoon as military commander (Ep. 1)
Kim Seung Wook as South Korean president (Ep. 3)
Kim Chang Hwan as Jang Ju Seong (Ep. 8-9)
Yun Ji On as Hae Rang (Ep. 4)
Lee Ki Hyuk as Hwang Seung Jae (Ep. 5-6)
Yu Gene Woo as young Pyeon Sang Wook (Ep. 6)
Gu Bon Jin as Pyeon Sang Wook’s father (Ep. 6)
Park Young Bok as Yun A’s father (Ep. 6)
Lee Sin Seong as Nam Sang Won
Bae Ki Bum as Disaster HQ director (Ep. 6)
Ahn Do Kyu as Kim Do Hun (Ep. 7)
Han Sung Min as Park Joo Young (Ep. 7)

Character Relationship Chart

N/A

Original Soundtrack

“Warrior” by Imagine Dragon
“Side by Side” by BewhY

Trailer Videos

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rI56NmD33Y
Teaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COPKws9-pOY

Awards & Nominations

57th Baeksang Arts Awards – May 13, 2021

  • Best New Actor (Television) – Song Kang (nominated)
  • Best New Actress (Television) – Park Gyu Young (nominated)
  • Technical Award (Visual Effects) – Lee Byung Joo (nominated)

Trivia

  • Sweet Home is original Netflix apocalyptic horror drama series
  • The story line is based on popular Naver webtoon “Sweet Home” by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young Chan
  • It is directed by notable Korean director, Lee Eung Bok, who previously directed Mr. Sunshine, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Descendants of the Sun, etc
  • The visual effect designers are recruited from Legacy Effects (previously worked for Hollywood blockbuster such as Avengers, Avatar, Game of Thrones, and Stranger Things)
  • Sweet Home becomes the highest-cost drama series of Netflix Korea
  • Its production costs approximately 3 billion won
  • During the audition, director Lee Eung Bok stated that Song Kang reminded him to Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands movie. He was a portrayal of pure and innocent soul
  • Song Kang learnt action movement at action school to get into the character
  • Lee Si Young did physical preparation to shape her body. Her body fat gained 8%
  • Female character played by Lee Si Young actually doesn’t appear in the webtoon
  • Director Lee Eung Bok intentionally added female character who could nail cool action scenes
  • Sweet Home becomes the first Korean series at Top 3 Netflix US
  • It successfully ranks 1 in 8 regions and reaches Top 10 in 70 countries

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