Korean Media recently raised the question of whether Jisoo would surpass Suzy to become a “melodrama queen”.
Although the drama “Snowdrop” rating is a little disappointing, they still have Jisoo.
As JTBC’s Saturday-Sunday drama “Snowdrop” is running towards its end, Jisoo’s performance is being re-examined.
Set in Seoul 1987, “Snowdrop” depicts the love story of a female college student Yeongro (Jisoo) and North Korean spy Suho (Jung Hae-in). As suspicion of “Snowdrop” glorifying the Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP) was raised, the drama continued to show low ratings and remained at the range of 1-3%.
Jisoo, who plays the female lead, was also caught up in controversies over her acting skills as the problem of her poor pronunciation was pointed out since the beginning. However, as the story develops and becomes more intense, Jisoo’s charm is also getting recognized. The more enthusiastically she performs in “chemistry” with Jung Hae-in, the male lead, the more she is showing her true value in melodramas.
In particular, considering the fact that there are not many actresses of similar age of Ji-soo, who was born in 1995, some say that if she tries to improve the aspects pointed out this time, she will be able to become a “melodrama queen.” This is because female actors, who once swept the female lead role, are now in their early 30s to early 40s as time has passed. Among actresses in the mid-to-late 20s, Jisoo may reach the top at once depending on how she performs in her next project.
Considering that Suzy was comfortably acting her age in the youth drama “Dream High” in the past and was also criticized for her emotional control and pronunciation when acting as an adult in earnest, Jisoo is also expected to overcome the current “acting controversy” depending on her efforts.
As the drama runs toward the end, Jisoo‘s character will also revive, officials said. “It is true that she is still inexperienced, but it is meaningful that she has shown potential for future growth.”
Meanwhile, “Snowdrop” will end after broadcasting the 15th and 16th episodes in a row on January 30th.
“Snowdrop” team explained, “If we broadcast as scheduled, only the last episode, episode 16, will remain in the first week of February, so we made this decision in consideration of the increase in viewership during the Lunar New Year holiday.”