I can’t believe I’m looking forward to a Kim Hee Sun drama considering how much I disliked her acting (screeching) in Faith. As always the opinions of this Koala, and all viewers alike, ought to be mutable depending on the ebbs and flows of an actor’s performance output. She was so wonderful in Wonderful Days I’m of the mind that she works better playing less showy characters and settings. Down home stuff quite like the upcoming MBC drama Angry Mom where she is a feisty protective mom who goes back to high school to take care of the bullies targeting her daughter played by Kim Yoo Jung.
The first stills are out from the drama as well as more details about the set up. Kim Hee Sun’s character Jo Kang Ja (Kang Ja means strong person) was once the delinquent queen bee during her own high school era before she got knocked up and had to drop out of school. She gives birth to Kim Yoo Jung but lies to everyone that the little baby is her dead sister’s daughter. She ends up marrying a guy (not the real baby daddy) and keeps that ruse going, except teenage Kim Yoo Jung learns the truth and can’t stand her mom for being such a liar. Kim Yoo Jung’s character ends up sticking up for a bullied student at school who commits suicide due to knowing a dark secret about the school.
I find Kang Ja and her high school posse super duper adorable! In the drama Kang Ja reportedly has a super baby face which is why she can go back to high school as student. The backstory she uses is that she was held back a few years so the teachers think she’s legit a student who hasn’t finished high school and is a few years older than the rest of the student body. So I guess folks will think she’s like a 20-21 year old rather than her drama character’s age of 34, which is still better than the teachers and students thinking she’s supposed to be 18 years old. Kang Ja ends up going back to school because her husband refuses to go with her to demand the school put a stop to the bullying, telling Kang Ja to just transfer Kim Yoo Jung to another school. Kang Ja is furious at her husband’s attitude and takes matters into her own hands.