Last year, Netflix’s South Korean drama Squid Game garnered immense popularity and turned out to be a massive global hit. It was also one of the best-reviewed popular shows on the OTT platform with a score of 94 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Well, move over Squid Game, as Netflix has delivered another South Korean stunner titled All Of Us Are Dead. The zombie horror series has gone a notch higher than Squid Game in terms of appreciation and has scored a perfect 100 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Released on January 28, the series is already number 1 in most of the countries around the world and is also trending on the top spot in India.
Based on the 2009 Webtoons graphic novel of the same name, the official description of the show reads, “At a high school in a suburban city, a student with strange symptoms is discovered. A mysterious virus begins to spread, and it quickly spirals out of control, moving beyond the school to seep into every nook and cranny of the entire city. As more and more people become infected, the authorities declare a state of emergency. They place the city under a lockdown amid an unprecedented event: the spread of a deadly zombie virus throughout a school and beyond. A group of students – On-jo (Park Ji-hu), Cheong-san (Yoon Chan-young), Nam-ra (Cho Yi-hyun), Su-hyeok (Lomon) and others – find themselves in the appalling situation of watching their close friends turn into zombies. They struggle to remain alive at the school, a safe haven that has now turned into a bloody battleground. Without phones, without food, and without grown-ups to protect them, they wait for the rescue team to arrive. How can they survive and walk out alive? With dangers lurking at every corner, they must join forces with one another in a desperate fight for their lives.”
With All Of Us Are Dead, it has once again been proven that nobody does the zombie thriller genre better than South Korea.
In the past, they have aced the genre with zombie thrillers like Train to Busan, #Alive, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula and Seoul Station among others.
Directed by Lee Jae-kyoo, the show stars Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hoo, and Jo Yi-hyun.