“The Escape of The Seven” is facing criticism
According to Theqoo, “The Escape of The Seven,” which premiered on September 15, is facing criticism from Korean viewers due to its disturbing content. Only in its early episodes, the drama, which has the same writer with “Penthouse,” faced a wave of opposition for its child abuse storyline.
Exploring the theme of revenge, “The Escape of The Seven” revolves around seven individuals connected to a missing girl’s case. They attempt to deceive when questioned, and the ugly truth is brought to light.
The initial episodes focus on the character Da Mi, portrayed by Jung Ra El. Her life is turned upside down when she reunites with her estranged mother, played by Hwang Jung Eum. Despite displaying motherly affection, her true motive is solely to inherit Da Mi’s grandfather’s fortune. In the final scenes of the episode, viewers were outraged as Da Mi ran home in a heavy rainstorm, and then she was abandoned and physically abused by her mother.
The author of “The Escape of The Seven” is Kim Soon Ok, known for her provocative and controversial writing style.
“Why show a scene of a mother physically abusing her daughter?” “To be honest, Kim Soon Ok’s dramas always contain dangerous elements, with many instances of bullying and murder,” “From Penthouse to The Escape of The Seven, it has a terrible impact on viewers’ mental health,” “Oh my goodness, what am I watching? I can’t understand why a child is being abused like this,” are some of the comments from netizens.
“The Escape of The Seven” marks the third collaboration between director Joo Dong Min and writer Kim Soon Ok, the two behind the highly successful “Penthouse” series. Prior to “Penthouse,” this duo achieved success with “The Last Empress.”
“The Escape of The Seven” combines themes of revenge and survival, which have been popular topics in recent Korean TV dramas. The series also features well-known actors such as Uhm Ki Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, Shin Eun Kyung, Yoon Jong Hoon, and others.