It’s super assuring to see the upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs drama Angry Mom start filming already with over a month left in predecessor drama Kill Me Heal Me‘s run. Both leads Kim Hee Sun and Ji Hyun Woo are returning to MBC after a long hiatus and mixed success in their previous recent works on other networks. Their last dramas were on KBS and Ji Hyun Woo did the abject and total crap Lovers of Music (Trot Lovers) while Kim Hee Sun found a solid outing with the weekend drama Wonderful Days. The former left me disappointed with Ji Hyun Woo while Kim Hee Sun was a pleasant surprise in playing a feisty local country girl character.
Angry Mom will tap into the very thing that makes both leads shine – Ji Hyun Woo plays a noble, upstanding high school teacher, kinda like Boong Do if he had a modern day job, while Kim Hee Sun is a former Busan high school delinquent leader turned teen mom dropout turned prim and proper housewife. The bullying of her daughter playing by Kim Yoo Jung leads her to go undercover back to high school as a student to put a stop to it, thereby working with Ji Hyun Woo’s teacher character who is also discovering the dark side not just of student bullying but also school district corruption.
Kim Hee Sun is holding up the drama script and I am so madly in love with the illustration of a her character wearing a school uniform top, skirt, and track bottoms while holding a knife and a frying pan in either hand. You go Angry Mom, go kick some butt!