‘Snowdrop,’ featuring Jisoo and Jung Hae-in from BLACKPINK, is undoubtedly one of the most divisive dramas of all time. The drama has had several criticisms, ranging from historical revisionism to romanticizing North Korean agents to Jisoo’s performance. The drama’s future remained doubtful until the first four-five weeks of shows.
Despite low ratings and controversy in the United States, the drama continues to garner huge popularity across the world. This drama, in my opinion, might have been a great smash if the scandals hadn’t wrecked it. Because the characters are based on real-life persons, there will be some controversy. In my opinion, a completely fabricated scenario would have made it a greater drama. Let’s see what the critics have to say about it.
Should You Stream It or Skip It?
This winter, one of the most highly awaited series is Snowdrop. However, there has been a lot of debate over the fake tale in this storyline. In the 1980s, a student’s love affair with a North Korean agent judged too delicate would change history. The student develops feelings for a man she has no idea is a North Korean agent.
So frightened of erasing the painful history of how students were viewed as enemies at the time because they wanted an unjust South Korean government. Because the student was safeguarding North Korean spies, who were South Korean foes, it was believed that it would be seen as students aiding the enemy at the time.
However, in the drama series’ fictitious premise, the female college student is unaware that the guy she adores is a spy. Snowdrop, on the other hand, is indeed a good drama series. If you appreciate criminal thrillers and dark comedy, this series has a convoluted and surprising plot. You should absolutely give it a try and watch it till the finish.
What do Our Critics have to Say?
Critics of “Snowdrop” are concerned that the film’s portrayal may legitimize the regime’s detention of dissidents on spurious espionage allegations, torture, and even execution. Park Jong-Chul, a student activist, tortured to death during questioning in 1987, is perhaps the most well-known example.
Why is Snowdrop So Controversial?
The drama is accused of misrepresenting history and harming the Korean democratic process through its characters. The debate began in March, following which JTBC issued a statement emphatically rejecting the claim.
After two episodes, the issue grew to the point that a national Blue House petition was launched on December 18 requesting that the drama be removed from the broadcast.
Plot of Snowdrop
The events of Snowdrop take place in the winters of 1987. Eun Yeong-Ro (Jisoo) plays a grad student discovered drenched in blood by Eun Soo-ho (Jung Hae-in) and conceals him from the authorities in her dormitory at her women’s institution. On the other hand, Soo-ho is discovered to be not who he seems to be. The pair’s narrative unfolds against the backdrop of political turmoil, and the two start a love relationship.