Imagine that you are living another normal day of your life, when suddenly you come across nothing less than a zombie (for real!) attacking someone in front of you. The scene would obviously take you by surprise, but this is the moment to put into practice all the lessons learned over the years with horror films.
At least that’s what it proposes Zumbiverse, the new Korean reality show on Netflix. “In Seoul, where an outbreak of the zombie virus is out of control, who will be able to overcome the undead in the face of challenging challenges and come out alive?”, points out the synopsis of the production.
The dynamics of the program works as follows: the eight participants are put to the test in various situations in which they have to face the dangers of the zombie apocalypse. Oh, and it’s worth remembering that they are not “immune” from attacks by the undead – if the person is bitten, he is “eliminated” and returns as a zombie. Check out the trailer below:
If the plot didn’t convince you to watch this far, check it out below three reasons for you to watch Zumbiverso, the new Netflix reality show!
3. Formato experimental
From the first trailers released by Netflix, it was already possible to notice that Zumbiverso would be a reality that would escape the ordinary.
For obvious reasons (after all, we don’t live fighting zombies), the production needs to balance moments of reality and drama. The work synthesizes the sequences in which the participants need to act completely on their own, planning survival tactics, with scripted drama scenes to continue the plot.
In short, the series is a mix of drama, reality TV and social experiment, something you don’t see every day on television.
2. A series for zombie lovers
If you, like me, love plots that address a zombie apocalypse, this reality show should definitely be on your list of productions to watch in the future. With the art team from All of Us Are Dead and the zombie choreographers from the Kingdom series, the production of Zumbiverso is very believable and could fool even the most skeptical.
In addition, the plot of the “survivors” of Zumbiverso offers several references to other productions about the living dead, such as The Walking Dead, Zumbilândia and Everybody Almost Dead.
1. It’s bad, but it’s good!
As soon as it arrived on Netflix, the series was accused of not being a “real” reality show, since all episodes have scripted situations. The big thing about the production, however, is seeing how people would react to a zombie outbreak in real life. And that, believe me, is a lot more fun than it sounds.
The characters are placed in difficult situations, such as fleeing the big city, rescuing people in danger and even getting rid of an unlikely kidnapping. The moments, of course, bring a lot of laughter from the participants themselves, who “get out of character” several times when they have to make absurd choices (like leaving a loved one behind, for example).