One of the exciting things coming to Disney+ is K-drama. I’m a huge K-drama fan (Korean drama for those that don’t know) so another platform to watch it on is fine by my. The one that most people are talking about is ‘Snowdrop.’
‘Snowdrop’ has become quite a controversial drama in South Korea due to the story involving the June Democracy Movement of 1987. The demonstrations that happened in June of 1987 led to elections and “other democratic reforms” that make South Korea what it is today.
In the show Blackpink’s Jisoo (my daughter loves Blackpink) plays a female university student at an all woman’s university and actor Jung Hae-in plays an economics student from the University of Berlin.
The write up from What’s On Disney Plus is as follows:
“When a blood-soaked man (Jung Hae-In) bursts into the dormitory of a women’s university in Seoul, Korea, Eun Yeong-ro (Jisoo) will go against her better judgement and risk being expelled to hide the man from his attackers and tend to his wounds. Unbeknownst to Yeong-ro, the man has a harrowing secret that threatens to put her friends’ and family’s safety at risk, and the two young lovers will have to work together to overcome the obstacles.”
It was a very turbulent time period and this story reflects that.
Director Jo Hyun-tak talked about the “melodrama” saying:
“Snowdrop is a heart-warming fictional melodrama about a young couple in love, and as the story unfolds, find themselves enduring an unbearable pain that one rarely encounters in a lifetime. I hope global audiences find this heartfelt series also gripping and suspenseful as the two come to face their fate.”
The show has already been released on some of the APAC Disney+ platforms but it’s coming to the U.S. and Canada on February 9th. I believe it’s all dropping at once.
Here’s the trailer that was released in Disney+ Korea:
I’m really excited that Disney is going to bring this over. Other streaming services have already embraced K-Drama shows. If you have never watched one I highly recommend you give some a chance.
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