The latest Netflix series to gain love and attention worldwide is none other than the zombie teen K-Drama All of Us Are Dead.
The series follows a group of students who are battling with the people closest to them to survive after many of them become zombies. Without any resources, the surviving students have to find any way to stay protected because if they don’t, they will become part of the horde.
Although the show is known for its gruesome and brutal storyline, the core essence of the series is more than that. Throughout the show, the small details in each episode have gained attention for the thought and ability to use everything to tell a story.
Some have even compared the plot and aspects of the show to the tragic Sewol Ferry Tragedy, where countless students died.
If netizens have found it emotional watching the show, it isn’t surprising that some moments were so touching and heartwrenching that it was even too much for the cast and writers of the show.
In a recent interview with the director Lee Jae Kyoo and the cast, they spilled some TMI from the show and their experiences while filming the series.
During the video, the cast spoke about each scene, and there was one that brought back a lot of emotional memories for them.
Near the start of the series, Nam On Jo (Park Ji Hoo) gives Lee Soo Hyuk (Park Solomon) her nametag. Although the cast agreed that it wasn’t something that happened often… it was needed for the development of the show.
In particular, the director Lee Jae Kyoo explained that the scene was almost a spoiler for a later episode and that the name tag has an emotional significance that netizens should watch out for.
This is kind of a spoiler, but there’s a sad scene about the nametag.
— Lee Jae Kyoo
It is the scene after Soo Hyuk dies and the main character Lee Cheong San (Yoon Chan Young) hands On Jo back the nametag with the words, “Take care of it.”
According to the cast, everyone was extremely emotional when watching the scene…
The director cried while filming it…
And even the writer cried while he was creating the scene on paper.
Writer Chun Sung Il explained how important this scene was for him to write as it was the perfect way to portray the contrasting moments between the students.
It’s in the best and worst moments that relationships come to play. Who do we want to share our sadness with? That’s why I focused on their relationship. I think that’s an essential element of this show.
— Chun Sung Il
Even the director explained the significance of this scene to remind viewers that they are only students facing unprecedented situations at the end of the day.
In zombie movies, people try hard to survive. Survival is important but how you live on is more important. So you should think about existence rather than just surviving.
— Lee Jae Kyoo
The scene is a reminder of the show’s core message, which is more than just students becoming zombies. There is no denying that with each video from the cast, more detail is shone on the show and the scene’s hidden meanings.
You can watch the whole video below.