If taking books and adapting them into blockbuster movies wasn’t enough, we are now seeing a new trend that involves taking hit films and transforming them into popular shows. Westworld was one of these shows that achieved international fame, and now Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer has been made into a television series that is the talk of the town. Not many are aware that the film, and subsequently the series, is inspired by a French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige, which was published in the 1980s.
Snowpiercer, the television show, is the story of a 1001 cabin-long train that runs across the world. However, it is no ordinary world, as the temperatures outside are so cold that they can freeze a body within seconds. The challenge that arises is the class-divide that exists on the train, creating several problems between the first-class and the people living in the tail. Although the series has received mixed reviews, it remains one of the most unique plotlines on television right now, with a perfect mix of drama, mystery, suspense, science fiction, romance, and philosophy all rolled into one tight package.
While the issue of class-divide, which was an integral part of the movie, still exists, the story of the TV show revolves around a murder investigation. With a supposed serial killer on the loose, the management of the train appoints an ex-detective, living at the end of the train, to find the culprit. However, things are not as simple as one might imagine them to be, and everyone has secrets they want to hide.
How to Watch It
For those outside the country, having a VPN can go a long way. It allows you to bypass certain restrictions and log into your online TNT or streaming account from anywhere in the world.
However, due to advancements in technology, streaming is now big business, with shows often ending up on major services almost instantly. As times change, this is becoming even more prevalent thanks to foldable technology. Mobil screens are now bigger than before, and you can also use the same foldable tech to control televisions and other devices. In the case of Snowpiercer, the show is available on Netflix, where you can also watch the original movie. However, unlike some of the other Netflix shows, the Sonowpiercer episodes are weekly, so you have to wait seven whole days before finding out what happens next.
The Unique Selling Point
There are a couple of factors that makes Snowpiercer a must-watch. One of the main being its star cast, which includes Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly, actor Daveed Diggs, and a supporting cast of familiar names such as Alison Wright, Mickey Summer, and Annalise Basso.
In addition to this, the plot amalgamates several different genres in the story. As a result, the television show has a much broader appeal. From science fiction and a murder mystery to dystopian drama, there is viewing pleasure to be had for everyone when they watch Snowpiercer.