SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Netflix’s newest Ok-drama, All Of Us Are Lifeless, which has been touted as the following Squid Sport, soared to No. 1 on the streaming platform’s high 10 checklist for non-English language TV reveals, it mentioned on Wednesday (Feb 2).
The approaching-of-age zombie thriller, set in a highschool, debuted final Friday (Jan 28) and topped the chart for the week of Jan 24 to 30 with 124.79 million hours seen.
In line with streaming analytics agency FlixPatrol, the 12-parter reached the highest spot in 58 international locations as of Wednesday (Feb 2), together with South Korea, Australia, Japan, Kuwait, Germany, Canada and Singapore.
The sequence got here in second in 22 international locations, together with the USA, Britain, Jamaica and Romania.
Directed by Lee Jae-kyoo, the mastermind behind mega hit TV drama Beethoven Virus (2008), All Of Us Are Lifeless grew to become the fourth Korean-language sequence to high Netflix’s weekly official chart for non-English TV sequence following Squid Sport, Hellbound and The Silent Sea final 12 months.
Squid Sport holds the all-time file of 1.65 billion hours seen in its first 28 weeks, however its first week file was 63.2 million hours.
All Of Us Are Lifeless, an adaptation of a zombie webtoon of the identical title by writer Joo Dong-geun, presents Hyosan Excessive Faculty college students’ heart-pounding story of survival amid a zombie apocalypse.
A virus, originating from the highschool’s science lab, engulfs the entire faculty and the fast-paced story brings viewers on an emotional roller-coaster journey.
The storyline resonated particularly with South Korean viewers, lots of whom noticed parallels to being caught within the Covid-19 pandemic and the sinking of the Sewol ferry in 2014, the place many college students misplaced their lives after they have been instructed to stay contained in the ship.
“Splendid use and presentation of house is the largest issue that electrifies many followers about Korean zombie sequence,” tradition critic Jung Duk-hyun informed The Korea Herald on Thursday. “The usage of restricted house was key to bringing to life the thrilling storylines and motion, similar to how American filmmaker George Romero used a hospital in his famend zombie tasks.”
Very like how hit zombie film Prepare To Busan (2016) utilised the high-speed practice and Netflix sequence Kingdom (2019 to current) befell in a Joseon-era palace, the varsity setting breathed new life into the zombie style.