‘Snowdrop’ had its grand finale, but it seems like only the controversies are remaining.
JTBC’s Snowdrop, which had been on the chopping block even before the premiere due to controversy over historical distortion, ended amid apathetic responses.
According to Nielsen Korea, episodes 15 and 16 of Snowdrop recorded 2.8% and 3.4% ratings nationwide. The drama saw a sad ending as Su Ho (Jung Hae In) was shot to death by SWAT agents while protecting Young Ro (Jisoo).
Spy Man Dong (Kim Jong Soo) was shot instead of Su Ho. And Su Ho, who returned to the dormitory, asked Kang Moo (Jang Seung Jo) to take care of Young Ro when he was cornered in a gunfight with the SWAT agents. However, Young Ro returned to him anyway. Just before his death, Su Ho gave her a tape and told her to keep on living no matter how hard life may be.
In the tape with his recording, Su Ho confessed that he had fallen in love with Young Ro at first sight. “If I were an ordinary young man, I would have asked you out on a date the moment I first saw you,” he said. “I wanted to be with you forever, but how did I end up as a person who shouldn’t stay by your side? But I don’t regret meeting you. I used to be so cold, but Young Ro, you have blossomed a flower in me. Thank you. I’ll remember you for the rest of my life. I love you, Eun Young Ro.”
In addition to the controversy over historical distortion, Jisoo’s poor performance also came under fire. Moreover, the dragging plot also played a major part in cutting the people’s interest in the drama in half.
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