While South Korean drama has gained popularity in the West since Squid Game, none has come close to matching that global phenomenon in terms of viewership – until now. "All of Us Are Dead", a zombie horror series, had an incredible first week on Netflix, where it quickly became the streamer's most-watched show worldwide.
In total, subscribers watched more than 124.7 million hours of the show in its first weekend, propelling it into the top ten in 91 countries around the world. According to a RadioTimes.com poll, many of those viewers are now clamoring for more, with a whopping 83% requesting that the show return to explain the fate of its surviving characters.
What Is The Drama About?
The plot revolves around a tense battle between zombified students and struggling survivors. With no food or water, and the internet and landline cut off by the government, they must rely on the equipment around the school to protect themselves in the midst of a battleground, or they will be consumed by the horde.
Is "All Of Us Are Dead" Worth Watching?
If you enjoy zombies, you're in for a treat. The plot of All of Us Are Dead revolves around students trapped in a high school and awaiting rescue from a shambling undead onslaught. Furthermore, it has all the trappings of an angsty teen drama. What's not to like about that?
"All of Us Are Dead is yet another masterpiece of a show created by South Korea," one viewer said. "Throughout the 12 episodes, it seamlessly blends drama, comedy, horror, thriller, and action."
It's also been compared to 2021's Netflix mega-hit Squid Game; Korea appears to be on a roll. "All of Us Are Dead is intense but so good," said one Netflix viewer. "You should watch it if you liked Train to Busan, Squid Game, 28 Days Later, or any horror movies." "All of Us Are Dead, Squid Game, and Sweet Home just proves that Netflix Korea is on a whole different level."
Is there going to be a second season of All of Us Are Dead?
Despite the show's enormous success, Netflix has yet to announce whether All of Us Are Dead will return for a second season. The finale, which provides a complete adaptation of the Webtoon upon which the show is based, wraps up the plot relatively neatly.
However, if the show has legs comparable to Squid Game, which remained in Netflix's top ten for months, the pressure for a sequel may become too much to bear. Keep an eye on this.
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