Top 5 Post-Apocalyptic K-Dramas: Surviving in a Destroyed World
Here are 5 best Korean post-apocalyptic dramas, where humanity fights to endure in a destroyed world.
The term “post-apocalyptic” refers to the world depicted in movies, dramas, novels, etc., where human civilization collapses due to zombies, aliens, epidemics, nuclear wars, and so on. Here are the top 5 K-dramas based on the theme of “post-apocalyptic.”
Based on a webtoon, “Sweet Home” tells the story of a reclusive high school student who locks himself in his room due to the scars of school violence. After losing his family and moving to an apartment, he fights against monsters created by an epidemic.
Season 1 aired in 2020, and Season 2 and 3 are scheduled to be released in the second half of 2023. Season 2 and 3 will feature the main cast members from Season 1, including Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Lee Si Young, Go Min Si, and Park Gyu Young, as well as new actors Jin Young and Oh Jung Se.
“Happiness,” which aired in 2021, portrays a class-based discrimination and zombie apocalypse in a newly constructed apartment complex divided into high-rise general units and low-rise rental housing in an era where infections have become commonplace. It stars Han Hyo Joo, Park Hyung Sik, and Jo Woo Jin.
All of Us Are Dead
“All or Us Are Dead” is based on a webtoon of the same name serialized on Naver from 2009 to 2011. It tells the story of students trapped in a high school where a zombie virus starts to spread and their struggle to survive while waiting for rescue.
Season 1, consisting of 12 episodes, was released on Netflix in 2022, and Season 2 is currently in production.
“Black Knight” is a drama based on the webtoon of the same name that was serialized from 2016 to 2019.
Set in the year 2071, where living without an oxygen respirator due to air pollution is impossible, the story follows a deliveryman named “5-8” who delivers oxygen and confronts the Cheonmyeong Group that monopolizes oxygen. It stars Kim Woo Bin, Esom, and Song Seung Heon.
Duty After School
“Duty After School” depicts the story of last-year high school students who get into a “real war” instead of the college entrance exam war to fight against attacks by monstrous life forms that cover the sky. It is based on a popular webtoon of the same name.