Rating for episode 8 of K-drama ‘Snowdrop’; JTBC pays tribute to Kim Mi-soo

The rating for the JTBC Korean drama “Snowdrop,” which stars Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, has decreased.

Episode 8 of “Snowdrop” aired on Jan. 8 and according to Nielsen Korea, it received a nationwide rating of 2.584 percent based on households subscribed to paid platforms in South Korea.

(Left) Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo in "Snowdrop" and (right) the late actress Kim Mi-soo (JTBC)

This is lower by 0.66 percentage point compared to the 3.252 percent rating garnered by episode 7 of “Snowdrop” last Jan. 2.

The rating for episode 8 is the fifth highest among the eight episodes. Episode 2 is the highest rated to date with 3.898 percent nationwide rating followed by episode 7 with 3.252, episode 1 with 2.985 percent and episode 5 with 2.751.

“Snowdrop” tells the story of political conspiracy and espionage against the backdrop of the 1987 Korean presidential election and a romance that blooms amid it.

In the drama, the South and North Korean governments conspire for political power. North Korean spy Im Soo-ho (Jung Hae-in), a 27-year-old graduate student, is sent to South Korea to do a mission.

Jisoo is 20-year-old Eun Young-ro, a college student at Hosoo Women’s University. The two meet during a group blind date after which Eun Young-ro falls in love with him. Six months later, during a mission, a bloodied Im Soo-ho is chased by agents from the ANSP. He climbs into the dormitory room of Eun Young-ro and loses consciousness. She finds him in her room and hides him from authorities.

In Episode 8, Im Soo-ho and his two North Korean comrades are still in the dorm and holding hostage 64 students and staff including Eun Young-ro.

JTBC also aired the scenes featuring the late actress Kim Mi-soo, who is playing the role of student activist Yeo Jeong-Min, a 23-year-old fourth year History student and a roommate of Jisoo.

Kim Mi-soo died on Jan. 5 at age 29 and was buried on Jan. 7. The cause of her death was not disclosed.

Jung Hae-in and Jisoo paid tribute to Kim Mi-soo by posting photos on their Instagram accounts.

At the end of episode 8, JTBC Studios also paid tribute to Kim Mi-soo. Episode 9 of “Snowdrop” will air on Jan. 9.