All Of Us Are Dead
All of Us Are Dead (Korean: 지금 우리 학교는; Hanja: 只今 우리 學校는; RR: Jigeum Uri Hakgyoneun; lit. Now at Our School) is a South Korean coming-of-age zombie apocalypse horror streaming television series. It stars Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Byung-chul, Lee Kyu-hyung, and Jeon Bae-soo. The series mostly takes place at a high school in South Korea as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out and threatens the safety of the students. It is based on the Naver webtoon Now at Our School by Joo Dong-geun, which was published between 2009 and 2011. It was renewed for a second season on June 6, 2022.
When a high school becomes a sudden outbreak for zombies, a group of students must fight their way out. Without guns or military experience, they must rely on their wits and each other to survive or become part of the infected.
죽지 않은 이유 (Why It's Not Dead)
- Along with Squid Game, Arcane and Inventing Anna, the series helped saved Netflix's reputation, making Netflix popular again after the release of Cuties.
- Despite the story and concept not being original, All of Us Are Dead offers a very interesting storyline with some elements of The Walking Dead, Highschool of the Dead, and of course, Train To Busan.
- Fantastic acting from Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Lomon, Cho Yi-hyun, and more.
- Likeable characters such as the leader Cheong-san, his childhood friend On-jo, former school bully turned combat specialist Su-hyeok, and class president Nam-ra.
- Good cinematography even through it has shaky cam.
- Excellent soundtrack from Mowg.
- Awesome pacing. Despite the show having episodes that last for 50 to 70 minutes, there are not a single moment of boring scenes.
- Numerous heart-breaking moments like when Cheong-san's friend Gyeong-su turns, On-Jo's father So-ju sacrificing himself after he is bitten, and Nam-ra staying behind while the others flee to safety.
- Similar to Squid Game and Alrawabi School for Girls, the cafeteria massacre in the first episode is very entertaining to watch.
- "What's going on?"
- "It's Train to Busan."
나쁜 품질 (Bad Qualities)
- Cheong-san's fate did not sit well for fans of the show. What makes this even more worse is that we don't know what happens to him at the end.
- In an interview with Soompi, Yoon Chan-young stated that he did not know if the character is dead or alive, but personally wanted him to live.
- Cheong-san's fate also adds many plot holes.
- As stated in BQ#1, if Cheong-san was bitten by Gwi-nam and stays behind, why does Nam-ra, who was also bitten by Gwi-nam in Episode 6 allowed to stay with the group? Although she does stay behind like Cheong-san in Episode 12 but still.
- Unlikeable characters like the main villain Gwi-nam (although he is supposed to be unlikable so that we can have someone to root against aside from the infected), Na-yeon, the arrogant student who infects Gyeong-su (although she does get a moment of redemption before she is killed), and Orangegibberish a very stupid and incompetent youtuber that went to an infected area to live stream and acted as a liability to be saved from the zombies (although he is meant to be stupid and incompetant as a joke character)