“Snowdrop” will be ending sooner than expected.
On January 21, JTBC released an official statement to confirm the drama will end on January 30 airing episode 15 and 16 consecutively. “Snowdrop” was originally supposed to end on February 5.
Previously, JTBC’s “Snowdrop” was embroiled in controversy for various reasons including history distortion, NSA agents beautification, and more. The controversy resulted in many advertisers pulling their ads from the drama including one of the three biggest sponsors of the drama. A netizen had also launched a petition demanding the drama to be canceled, it has surpassed 300K signatures in two days.
Despite netizens complaints, JTBC persisted with the broadcasting of the drama to widespread negative responses and media attention. JTBC then followed with a statement that threatened legal action against slander, defamation, and more in regards to Snowdrop, the statement was met with poor responses from netizens.
In terms of ratings and reception domestically, “Snowdrop” has been doing okay averaging ratings in the 2 to 3%.
Following this drama, “Weather People” starring Park Min Young and Song Kang is set to take over the same time slot, however, the time slot will go through a break for a week before resuming broadcast with “Weather People” on February 12.
Are you currently watching this drama? What are your thoughts on the drama ending sooner than expected?