While JTBC’s drama “Snowdrop” is being criticized by netizens for beautifying the Agency for National Security Planning (NSP), its viewership ratings are on the rise.
According to TMNS (a ratings research institute), “Snowdrop“, which first aired on Dec 18th, recorded 2.344% nationwide, ranking 11th in the Top 20 ratings for full-length programs.
Episode 2, which aired on Dec 19th, recorded 3.195% – a higher figure than episode 1, and took fourth place in the Top 20 ratings for full-length programs.
Set in Seoul 1987, “Snowdrop” tells the love story of Suho (Jung Hae-in), a prestigious university student who suddenly jumps into the dormitory of a women’s university, and female college student Youngro (Jisoo), who hides and takes care of Suho amidst the serious surveillance and crisis. The drama completed filming last July.
However, after the synopsis was released, “Snowdrop” was embroiled in controversy over whether “Youngcho”, which is Jisoo’s role – Youngro in the original work, might have been inspired by Chun Young-cho, who resisted Park Chung-hee’s regime in the 1970s.