On December 29th, Korea JoongAng Daily reported that the Seoul Western District Court ruled in favor of JTBC to continue airing the drama “Snowdrop”.
Here’s a statement from the court:
“Even if ‘Snowdrop’ is based on distorted history as The Declaration of Global Citizen in Korea insists, it is difficult to believe that the public will blindly adopt the content. It is also difficult to argue that the screening of ‘Snowdrop’ directly infringes the rights of the group.”
“Snowdrop” is a black comedy-melodrama-romance Korean series, starring Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo. The story is set against the backdrop of the 1987 Democracy Movement in South Korea and adapted from the handwritten notes of a man who escaped from a political prison camp in North Korea.
It premiered on December 18th through JTBC with the highest nationwide viewership rating so far of 3.8% on its 2nd episode. It is also gaining much attention from international audience through the streaming platform, Disney+ as well as generating buzz on Twitter with trending hashtags and topics.
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