The Legacy of "Will it Snow for Christmas"
While the drama Will it Snow for Christmas has
received mixed reviews, the true legacy of the drama has been the acting
capability of its amazing actors. The drama itself garnered good, but
not amazing ratings (it was also overshadowed throughout its run with
bigger name dramas: Iris and Chuno),
and received some complaints on its less than original plot. However,
the acting, especially of 3 characters have received much glowing
First is Kim Soo Hyun, who has been propelled into
the spotlight due mainly to his role as Kang-jin during the first 2
episodes. Regardless of his relatively young age and inexperience, he
was praised for his intense acting which portrayed the depth of his
character. Thereafter he stared in a 2-episode New Year special Father’s
House, which was re-run due to popularity. Kim Soo Hyun is
certainly an actor whom we may hope to see more of.
Second, the lead Go Soo rose to much popularity due
to this role (and his role in his movie: White Night), thrusting him
into the spotlight, from which he had been absent for 4 long years.
While some criticism has been remarked upon his character for being too
perfect, the high quality of Go Soo’s acting has been positively
noticed. Coming back to the small screen in 4 years, Go Soo has once
again captivated living room hearts, gaining nicknames such as 고비드
“Gobidi” and 고수앓이 “GoSooahe”, referring to his sculpture like image and
charisma. Go Soo showed his truly amazing acting ability in his
portrayal of his character. (He even drew the charcoal image Kang-Jin
drew for the company himself)
Finally, the actress who played Kang-jin’s mother Jo Min Soo
drew much notice as she accurately portrayed her role’s many faceted
character, from a woman who can not forget or let go her love, a mother
with two full-grown sons (both of different parentage), and finally a
mother who brings those two full-grown sons back with her to her
hometown because of that love she can not forget. Her love story acts to
some extent as a foil to the main love story and also as a major
obstacle in their way. She has her own unique brand of motherhood, shown
through her relationship with her sons. She oftentimes inhabits a
child-like innocence, but also shows bursts of wisdom at strategic
points throughout the drama. Jo was able to act all the numerous sides
to her character with much talent and skill.
Thus, while the drama itself may not have made the tremendous success
it may have hoped for (and it was in no means a failure), it truly made
its mark through the talented acting of its actors.