The Korean series ‘Little Woman’ was released on Netflix on September 3. After the release, the series of mystery, family drama genre is well liked by the audience. The series spent several weeks on Netflix’s top ten list of non-English language series. Directed by Kim Hee-woon, the series stars Kim Go-eun, Nam Ji-hyun, Park Ji-hoo. The story of the series revolves around three sisters from a poor family. Those believed to be involved in the loss of 70 billion yuan.
Despite the popularity of ‘Little Woman’ due to story, production and acting, Vietnam has objected to the series. The country alleged that the series had misrepresented the Vietnam War. Vietnam’s Director of Broadcasting, Television and Electronic Information has since told Netflix to stop airing the series in the country.
According to Vietnam, the third and eighth episodes of the 12-part series about the Vietnam War are not true. They felt that the series portrayed South Korea’s role in the Vietnam War in a positive light. Especially the issue of war crimes committed by Korean troops. However, Netflix was not immediately available for comment on the Vietnamese government’s objections to the series.
The controversy about ‘Little Woman’ does not end here. After the promotion, the makers of the series were accused of plagiarizing posters from a Japanese cosmetics company. After its release, ‘Little Woman’ became popular around the world, but gained more acceptance in Southeast Asian countries. It topped Netflix’s top charts in Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The last episode of the series will air on October 9.