ALL OF US ARE DEAD Becomes Second Korean Series to Reach #1 at Netflix
South Korean series have been making their mark at Netflix as of late. While all the series have made strides in different genres, only two have reached immense popularity to nab the #1 spot on the streamer’s top 10 list. All of Us Are Dead now finds itself in small company as the second non-English series to land in the top 10 along with last year’s hit series Squid Game. Per NME, All of Us Are Dead was watched for 124.79 hours across a week.
All of Us Are Dead is still in the early stages of its premiere, so the extent of its figures and popularity still remains to be seen, but to reach such a feat in 7 days is nothing short of admirable.
As someone that binged the series within those 7 days, I can say without a doubt that the narrative, environment, and characters the series built off the adapted webcomic is a refreshing take on the usually predictable zombie genre. From the premise to the interactions between the infected and the survivors, the series is genuinely original from beginning to end.
The synopsis for the series is as follows:
“After a science experiment gone wrong, a local school is overrun with zombies, and the trapped students struggle to survive. With no food and water, and communication cut-off by the government, they must use equipment around the school to protect themselves in the midst of a battleground or they will become part of the infected.”
All of Us Are Dead was created by Lee Jae-kyoo, Chun Sung-il, and Kim Nam-su, and is based on Naver webtoon, Now at Our School. The series stars Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-hyun, Park Solomon, and Yoo In-soo.
All twelve episodes of All of Us Are Dead are available to stream now on Netflix.
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