The #1 most watched Korean content on Disney+, Snowdrop (2021-2022) has been nominated for Best Asian Series at SEC Awards 2022, an international award show where top performers in films, music, and TV or web series are recognized and celebrated.
Rookie actress Jisoo has also been selected as a candidate in the category, Featured In Asian Series, alongside Kim Tae-ri (Twenty-Five Twenty-One), Han So-hee (My Name), Wi Ha-joon (Squid Game), and Park Seo-ham (Semantic Error).
Snowdrop (2021-2022) is a Korean series, starring Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo that follows a hostage-taking crisis inside a women’s dormitory and the political conflicts between North Korea and South Korea.
Besides its heart-fluttering romance between two main characters, the drama has a powerful narrative that explores the unceasing timely issues on abusive power, greed, and corruption in politics—where power comes first before humanity and violence controls the situation. From the 1980s vibes to costumes to cinematography to visuals to musical score to storyline and plot twists, the drama overall is a great production.
After cameo appearances in some TV series, BLACKPINK Jisoo ventured her first leading role in Snowdrop by playing as Eun Young-ro, a college student at a Women’s University whose life gets entangled with a North Korean agent, played by Jung Hae-in.
What’s remarkable about Jisoo’s portrayal for this role is the way she can simply convey emotions through her eyes. From candidness to innocence to showing bottled-up frustrations to displaying a fighting spirit to radiant smiles that beam joy and sparkling eyes that has innocently fallen in love. There were scenes when words need not be spoken for the look in her eyes could tell. It was a commendable performance for a rookie actress.
Snowdrop (2021-2022) premiered on December 18, 2021 through JTBC and attained its highest nationwide viewership rating of 3.8%. Internationally, the show gained much attention through the streaming platform, Disney+ as well as generated buzz on Twitter with trending hashtags and topics.
Meanwhile, other Korean titles also made it to the list for Best Asian Series, including Squid Game (2021), My Name (2021), All Of Us Are Dead (2022), Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022), and Semantic Error (2022).
In 2021, Japan’s Alice In Borderland (2020) won the Best Asian Series. Voting for this year’s candidates has officially launched on April 29th.