Based on the Naver Webtoon series Now At Our School, Netflix’s All of Us are Dead has become a massive global hit. Following the success of South Korean thrillers Squid Game and Hellbound, the zombie apocalypse-thriller managed to reach and might even surpass its predecessors’ accomplishments.
According to US-based streaming analytics firm FlixPatrol, the drama topped Netflix’s streaming charts in over 60 countries. It also has a rare 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
All of Us Are Dead is the fourth Korean language series to make this achievement, following Squid Game, Hellbound, and The Silent Sea.
Many viewers found that the series resonated with the current pandemic and the 2014 Sewol Ferry tragedy that took the lives of over 300 students onboard. This storyline was further signified when a student’s father tied yellow ribbons as a trail for survivors to follow.
All of Us Are Dead continues to satisfy viewers’ lust for thrill and gore, becoming another South Korean wave with people cosplaying characters and making GIFs out of scenes. This latest thriller shows South Korea’s aptitude and flexibility in creating content that can only mean the innovation of entertainment as we know it.