Star-studded Korean drama Snowdrop. Within a week, several Korean dramas were in the spotlight of netizens. After the Joseon Exorcist and Mr. Queen, now the Korean drama Snowdrop, starring Jung Hae In and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo.
Snowdrop is a Korean drama set in Seoul in 1987 which tells the story of Im Soo Ho (Jung Hae In) one day being found covered in blood on campus. Im Soo Ho was found by Young Cho (Jisoo BLACKPINK) who then hid Im Soo Ho.
The year 1987 was a national democratic movement that influenced the formation of the current republic.
The main characters will not represent any country’s organization or government but display their selfishness to take power We hope this information is understood to avoid harm to creators who are trying to make good work.”
Snowdrop Korean Drama Facts
Actually, what made this drama so controversial and made the South Korean public make a petition for suspension of broadcast? Let’s find out the facts here!
1. Set in 1987
The year 1987 was one of the critical times for South Korea. The reason is, that year there was a pro-democracy movement that was present in the community to stop the leadership of a dictatorial government.
Meanwhile, Snowdrop takes place in 1987. It tells the story of a student named Im Soo Ho (Jung Hae In) who participates in a pro-democracy protest.
Soo Ho is even found covered in the area and hiding at an all-girls university. After that, he is found by Eun Young Cho (BLACKPINK’s Jisoo) and helps hide Soo Ho from the government.
2. Alluding to Government Policy
It is known that Snowdrop is a Korean drama that has a romantic genre. However, this drama can also be called a “satire” work.
The reason is, Snowdrop himself is considered to be satirizing the government’s policy during the presidential election by taking the background of the military regime in 1987.
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3. Reaping Controversy
The Snowdrop drama itself was controversial in March 2021. This was because this drama was considered to be able to distort Korean history against the pro-democracy movement.
Moreover, the role of Korean students was very visible in fighting against the authoritarian regime at that time.
4. Get a Petition While Still Filming
It turned out that the Korean drama Snowdrop had already received a petition while it was still undergoing the filming process.
About 220,000 South Koreans signed a petition to suspend the production of Snowdrop. This is because this drama has the potential to insult the democratic movement.
5. Finally Get Permission to Show
Despite getting strong protests from the people of South Korea because of the potential to distort history, the drama Snowdrop finally got permission to be broadcast by the government.
Blue House (Presidential Palace of South Korea) decided to permit the air of the drama Snowdrop.
Koreaboo wrote that Blue House itself released a statement that the controversy arose due to the incomplete synopsis and character introduction. This eventually leads to misinformation. snowdrop is scheduled to air in the second half of 2021. However, until now there has been no confirmation regarding the exact schedule. Several sources say this drama will air sometime in September or December this year.
6. Korean Government Proposes Broadcasting Conditions
Even though it has now received a broadcast permit, it does not mean that the South Korean government has not done anything. The government of the Ginseng Country also provides conditions for the screening of the drama Snowdrop.
The Blue House asserts that if historical distortions are found in the drama, then legal action will be taken by the state.
The government will also continue to monitor the broadcast of this drama and the producers will take full responsibility if the government assesses any historical distortions that have occurred.
7. Created by Top Writers and Directors
Are you a fan of the Sky Castle drama? If so, maybe Moms will be fascinated by the Snowdrop drama.
This drama was worked on by the director of Sky Castle, Jo Hyun Tak, along with the writer, Yoo Hyun Mi.
8. Famous Star-studded
One of the attractions of the Korean drama Snowdrop is the presence of many famous stars. Of course, the enthusiasm to see BLACKPINK’s Jisoo comeback in the world of acting is also the main attraction.
Meanwhile, the acting competition between Jisoo and Jung Hae In also has its charm that makes this drama awaited.
Not only that, a series of other famous stars such as Yoo In Na, Yoo Se Ah, Jang Seung Jo, and Kim Hye Yoon made this drama filled with famous actors and actresses.
9. BLACKPINK Jisoo’s Comeback Drama
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo is indeed one of the multitalented South Korean celebrities. Not only making South Korea proud on the world stage with his idol group, but Ji Soo is also quite active in acting.
Throughout his career, Ji Soo himself has starred in three drama titles including Snowdrop. He appeared in the dramas The Producers (2015) and Arthdal Chronicles (2019).