Ever since I can remember, I've been obsessed with zombies and/or any kind of apocalypse. And it seems the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree, as my son shares a passion for the genres.

We've spent many a long chat discussing our survival plans for all manner of end-of-the-world situations, and some current TV viewing is certainly giving us plenty to chew over.

Looking to fill the Stranger Things void, we found ourselves drawn to Netflix Original series Daybreak. And at 10 episodes of just under an hour each, it was weekend binge-worthy.

In Glendale, California - and apparently the world - all that's left after bombs were dropped, are the children and teenagers. Most adults were wiped out, with those left roaming as zombie-esque figures, repeating their last thought over and over, and craving flesh.

Oh, and there are mutants, the giant man-eating pug most notable.

In very Lord Of The Flies fashion, the youngsters form into tribes, just as they do in school: The Jocks, Cheermazons, Disciples of Kardashia, STEM Punks, The Game Overs, you get the drift.

We meet our main character, Josh Wheeler - not gay Josh or other Josh - just Josh. He's been coasting through this new world by himself, trying to find girlfriend Sam, and avoiding the child-eating, motorbike-riding, bad guy, Baron Triumph.

He inadvertently picks up 10-year-old genius with a penchant for fire, Angelica, and Wesley, a former jock seeking redemption for his past misadventures. The trio head to the mall, which pre-bomb flashbacks tell us is where Sam just might be.

Cue Eli, the ridiculously confident and incredibly self sufficient nerd who has carved himself quite the utopia in the former shopping paradise, which he's less than keen to share.

Daybreak is ultimately a 90210 on steroids. But it's not just for the young folks. There's enough humour and WTF moments to entertain just about most of us that love a good tongue-in-cheek show. There are nods to other genres (shout out to Wesley's samurai/ninja episode), the fourth wall is broken, as Josh in particular speaks to camera, the music throughout is excellent, oh, and there's a killer performance from former teen legend himself, Matthew Broderick as Glendale High's principal, Mr Burr.

It's silly, gory, pulls at the heartstrings more than once and doesn't really bring anything new to the zombie apocalypse table but its ending screams second series, and we can't wait.