I’m breathing a sigh of relief that the first preview for upcoming MBC drama Angry Mom hits all the right notes for me. There’s the spitfire titular angry mom played by Kim Hee Sun, the hapless teacher that is Ji Hyun Woo going back to his beta-male side, and the petulant teenage daughter played by Kim Yoo Jung. Those three are really the only ones I care about in this drama and already I like the strong personality streaks from each main lead clearly evident even in a short 30 second preview. There’s a lot of slapstick comedy and I’m totally in the mood for that.
The central premise centers around Kim Hee Sun going back to high school undercover to protect her bullied daughter, and from there the fractured mother-daughter relationship gains a measure of mutual understanding and healing. Once I accept the far-fetched premise that Kim Hee Sun can be accepted as a high schooler in any capacity, then I’m game to give everything else a shot. Not sure if there will be a love line between Ji Hyun Woo and Kim Hee Sun that goes all the way or it’s merely they grow fond of each other, the tricky part is her character having a husband when the drama starts, however douchebaggy he is, so if she moves on to a younger hotter guy hopefully the drama will lay the foundation to make it acceptable to the viewers.
First preview for Angry Mom: