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Set to end on Jan 30th, “Snowdrop” was once a highly anticipated work but has now become a controversial drama that is likely to end silently

JTBC’s Saturday-Sunday drama “Snowdrop” (written by Yoo Hyun-mi, directed by Jo Hyun-tak), which has recently been discussed a lot, will end on the 30th of this month.

According to JTBC’s official press release on January 24th, the 16-episode series “Snowdrop” will end with episodes 15 and 16 to be broadcast consecutively from 10 P.M on January 30th. Set in Seoul 1987, “Snowdrop” tells the desperate love of Suho (Jung Hae-in), a prestigious college student who suddenly jumps into a women’s university dormitory while being wounded, and the female university student Youngro (Jisoo), who hides and takes care of Suho. After “SKY Castle”, screenwriter Yoo Hyun-mi and director Jo Hyun-tak worked together again for the first time to create this work.

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However, contrary to expectations, the drama’s performance has been commented to be disastrous. At the moment, its highest and lowest ratings are 3.898% (episode 2) and 1.912% (episode 6). In fact, this is the “most problematic” work. As the production team has not completely solved all the suspicions surrounding the drama, no wonder “Snowdrop” is predicted to face a “disappointing end”.

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In particular, explanations and positions that were presented several times to save the work added fuel to the burning house. JTBC and the production team devalued various suspicions, saying, “It is a controversy which has resulted from fragmentary information”, “‘Snowdrop’ is a black comedy that satirizes the presidential political situation in the inter-Korean confrontation against the military regime in the 1980s. It is a melodrama of young men and women who are sacrificed in the whirlwind of that time”, “Do not infringe on the freedom of creation.”

Snowdrop ending

These explanations raised controversies. National petitions were even sent to the Blue House. Then, JTBC and the production team seemed to take a step back, saying, “We respect various perspectives” but hinted at legal action at the same time.

Snowdrop ending

As negative responses continued, interest in “Snowdrop” disappeared. It can be said that “Snowdrop” is the result of the broadcaster and its staff members that refused to communicate with viewers.

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