I bring this all up because it's entirely possible that this year's drought/famine might finally be the catalyst that destabilizes the Kim regime. It's no secret the world's been waiting for such a moment, and a few months back, it was publicly acknowledged that China, the US, Japan, and South Korea all have contingency plans to handle refugees (and secure nuclear weapons) when the North Korean government collapses. It's more a matter of "when" than 'if," and in addition to daily news stories (and smuggled YouTube videos), NK's decline has been chronicled in recent books, including Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea by Jang Jin-sung, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick, and North Korea: State of Paranoia: A Modern History by Paul French. Like a lone 1950s-homestead surrounded by modern/encroaching buildings, the North Korean people can no longer ignore the twinkling lights of progress in every direction around them. And at risk of making a fat joke, when one's children are undernourished while one's Great Leader is over-nourished, an "il" timed famine can bring more drama than KBS's Good Doctor.
And what a slam to Kim Jung Un, especially considering that his Father - literally - wrote the book on Korean cinema (AND abducted famed South Korean producer Shin Sang-ok in 1978, forcing him to make films for the regime). With a background like that, no wonder KJU is so upset between the film & famine that he can't seem to stop eating. And when your people are starving, the last thing you want to do is to start looking like a Mao Michael Moore. Err, again, at risk of making a fat joke...
What's happening in North Korea right now is far worse than Russia's invasion of the Ukraine, and has gone on 50 years longer than ISIS's actions within Iraq.
And sometimes it takes a little comedy to make us understand a situation's true severity.