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All Of Us Are Dead review: Everything the Hallyu wave brings in is gold, including zombies

Isme action hai, romance hai, emotion hai, comedy hai… It’s a Gochujang masala show on Netflix.

January 29, 2022 / 03:53 PM IST
Students are stuck at school when a zombie virus goes out of control rather rapidly, and they have to find really cool ways to survive. (Image: Netflix/screen grab)

Students are stuck at school when a zombie virus goes out of control rather rapidly, and they have to find really cool ways to survive. (Image: Netflix/screen grab)

I was lamenting missing out on a Marathi Zombie comedy that released this week called Zombivili. I shed tears for having missed Zombie Reddy too. So I've been waiting for this Netflix zombie series that sounds like the Japanese manga series High School of the Dead (Gakuen Mokushiroku Haisukūru obu za Deddo), 2010, which was awesome too. Almost bought myself a golf club then wondered if being a hippie was better (have you not seen Daybreak on Netflix yet? It’s the coolest zombie series where a lad is looking for his lost love)...

From Dawn of the Dead to Zombieland to Go Goa Gone, I could write you a listicle on zombie movies. If there are already so many great zombie films and series, why should we watch this next one?

All Of Us Are Dead or Jigeum Woori Hakkeoneun is based on the webcomic of the same name. It has 12 episodes, and each is better than the previous one. Forget about lying to your friends that you have seen the whole thing and think it’s meh because it’s just another zombie series. I will tell you that the zombies are only a fun (and yes, bloody) part of this brilliant drama. There’s friendship, there’s romance, there’s moral high drama, there’s angst, there are kids who deserve to be eaten alive by zombies and mums who will embarrass their sons and yes, scatalogical humour too.

You grin at the most logical questions high school kids can come up with: When a student insults another by describing how the lad stinks, a smart aleck asks, ‘How do you know what rotting corpses smell like?’