How TNT’s New Snowpiercer Series Compares to Bong Joon-ho’s Classic Film
TNT’s upcoming television adaptation of Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, a film about unchecked economic inequality in a capitalist society, is the perfect show for these uncertain times. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world, a lot of the upper class has managed to get richer while the middle and lower classes have been impacted by a variety of issues, including widespread layoffs (leading to depressing unemployment numbers that have increased to historic levels). The layoffs have left many Americans without health insurance during one of the most devastating public health crises in modern history.
Now that we've grounded ourselves on how relevant Snowpiercer stands as a metaphor to current events, we have one important question to answer: How does TNT's version of Snowpiercer compare to Bong's film?