jTBC Files Civil Suit Against K-netizens Who Spread Commentary that the Drama Distorted South Korean History

Flogging a dead horse might be an apt analogy for what is going on here but it feels like using this euphemism is an insult to the euphemism. Cable network jTBC has filed a lawsuit against online K-netizens who it accused of falsely spreading allegations that the drama Snowdrop distorted South Korean history. K-netizens wanted the drama cancelled claiming the story of a North Korean spy in South Korean falling in love with a college student in the democracy movement was exactly the falsehood used by the then dictatorship to crack down on the democracy protests. Turns out the drama had the first part but no one believed the guy was pretending to be a democracy activist as the North Korean spies and soldiers revealed themselves early on and took an entire girl’s college dorm hostage. So the drama turned into a Stockholm Syndrome story set in one place (a girl’s dorm) where all the leaders on both sides SUCKED and basically it was one plodding circle spin until the rocks fall down ending. So while jTBC had a point that the drama didn’t distort history it could have revealed the plot to allay the early concerns but then it would have shot itself in the foot by showing what a stupid plot it was. Rock, meet hard place. Anyhoo, this is really just water under the bridge now because even the fans of the drama are hard pressed to say it’s ratings would have been much higher without the controversy since quality was also lacking in the full run.

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K-netizen Sentiment Finally Turns Back Towards jTBC Drama Snowdrop After Multiple Episodes Reveal it’s a North Korean Hostage Drama and Not Distorting the History of the Student Democracy Movement of the late 1980’s

The saga of jTBC drama Snowdrop will be one for the history books in terms of it being a Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride sort of misconception combined with miscommunication. After 7-episodes worth of storytelling showing that the drama is really … Continue reading

K-ent Reporter Writes Article Directly Criticizing Jisoo in Snowdrop and Kim Yo Han in School 2021 for Validating Why Its Not Good to Cast New Idol-Actors in Lead Roles Right Off the Bat

There an article by a K-ent reporter this weekend that is garnering feedback because she is surveying the current landscape of “acting idols” and lamenting that it’s one step forward two steps back still. She writes that Junho of 2PM … Continue reading

Snowdrop Cast and Crew Share Pictures and Remembrance of Deceased Supporting Actress Kim Mi Soo as jTBC Discusses with Her Family Whether to Postpone This Weekend’s New Episodes

The unexpected and tragic passing of 31 year old rising supporting actress Kim Mi Soo this week has now brought forth much grieving and remembrance of her from the cast and crew of jTBC drama Snowdrop where she plays one … Continue reading

jTBC Drama Snowdrop Controversy Appears to be Petering Out with K-netizens as the Series Starts to Gain Traction on Disney+ with Asian Viewers

It’s only the third week of airing for jTBC Fri-Sat period romance and spy drama Snowdrop but goodness it feels like a lifetime’s worth of controversy and news ink spilled on said controversy. There was even a lawsuit and an … Continue reading

jTBC Courts Even More Controversy By Re-broadcasting Snowdrop and the Only South Korean Television Channel Not to Live Broadcast the President Annual New Year’s Address

At this point I wonder if jTBC is just trying to troll the K-netizens, otherwise why keep doing bizarre stunts around its controversy laden period drama Snowdrop. This Monday in South Korea, President Moon Jae In delivered the annual President’s … Continue reading

Beleaguered jTBC Drama Snowdrop Ratings Fall to 1% Range in Episodes 3-4 as Acting Criticism of Female Lead Jisoo Rises

So this weekend there are new topics to discuss about jTBC weekend drama Snowdrop outside of K-netizens wanting to yeet it out of existence for distorting sensitive aspects of modern South Korean history on the student democracy movement of the … Continue reading