Angry Mom

Angry Mom (2015)

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When Jo Kang Ja attended high school, she was notorious for fighting. She gave birth to her daughter Ah Ran in her late teens and became more responsible. Her daughter Ah Ran is now a high school student, but Ah Ran is bullied at school. Jo Kang Ja decides to go back to high school to protect her daughter. Jo Kang Ja becomes a high school student again.

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May 8, 2015
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Honestly, when I read the synopsis of a mother that goes to high school, I thought this was going to be ridiculous and the story would be a comedy. I was absolutely wrong. Angry Mom is intense and takes a look at the darker side of human kind. It brings to light truths of school bullying and corruption under the exaggeration of a drama. The writer did a great job intertwining the read more lives of the characters and their individual stories while making each character necessary and building excellent character development. One angry mother starts a sequence of events to shine a light on the problems that every one else tries to ignore and/or cover up until she has rallied the help of teachers and other mothers alike. The best part is that the lead female character is strong while being emotional and conflicted on how to help her child. I absolutely love strong female leads.

Kim Hee Sun is perfect as loving and protective mom Jo Kang Ja as well as teenage friend Jo Bang Wool. I can't say enough about her acting. All of the actors were great from the young to the veteran actors. Regardless of Ji Soo's good looks, that boy can act. His emotional versatility as Go Bok Dong will take him a long way in the future. I look forward to seeing more of him. Kim Tae Hoon makes it easy and strangely sad to hate Do Jeong Woo. The person I felt the most conflict for was Kim Hee Won as Ahn Dong Chil. I wasn't sure what to think of him until the very end. I'm so glad the writer clears every thing up with him. His character was the link that held the story together. Besides the female lead, my favorite character is Go Su Hee as the quirky and totally lovable and ultimate best friend, Han Gong Joo. I adore her!!! I think the weak link is surprisingly Ji Hyun Woo as Park Noh Ah although I will say as the drama went on he got better. It may have been his character being that he seemed naive and weak that became stronger while remaining nice.

The music is really good.

I will probably rewatch this at some point.

I recommend this drama to everyone. It is really well written and acted,
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May 8, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I thoroughly enjoyed this drama from beginning to end. You might go into this thinking it's just another 'school' drama with teens bullying teens and what-not but it's not I promise you - this show had an equally dark side balanced so well with comedy - I applaud the writer & directors and everyone who made it possible! A school filled with corruption and head haunches greedy for power and money - read more we see how low they can go just for power. Kids lives get entangled in this mess and with Jo Kang Ja's help learn how to climb out of "hell".

Kim Hee Sun rocked as a high-schooler believe it or not, I was surprised how good she looked in a high-school uniform. She was great at portraying a mother determined to protect her daughter, although a little naïve in the beginning her character grew throughout the drama. Even though she was a mother she matched so well with one high-schooler I couldn't help but ship them whenever they were together. and watching her fight with people was a plus.
Kim Yoo Jung as Oh Ah Ran was great a playing a teenager scared of the people that threatened her and her moms safety. I loved her moments with Hong Sang Tae played by B1A4's Baro - she melted his heart of ice.
Ji Soo as Go Bok Dong - this guy literally stole the show, not to mention my heart too <3 Every scene he was in was beautiful, dark, emotional, heartbreaking and brilliant! His damaged heart at the start of the drama was beautifully mended throughout the drama, with the warm touch of people who cared for him and those he cared for - his tears were wiped away <3 He was my favorite out of all the characters on this drama and the main reason for my checking in diligently every week! You'll fall in love with him too as you watch this drama.
Ji Hyun Woo as Park No Ah (whenever I say/hear his name I can't help but laugh a little inside "No Ah = Noah - the ark) anyways lol - I honestly can't think of any other actor who would pull off a naïve, sincere, honest, and "greatest fool" (quoting the drama words) "in the world." than he himself. I honestly got annoyed by his naivety in the beginning of the drama but it eventually ended up being his charm "after his eyes were opened". His fight to protect "his kids" was precious. & I enjoyed watching it.
Baro played a character who was caught in the prison of his dad's rules - Kim Yoo Jung tries to pull him out.
All the villains, supporting cast, guest stars were great.

The OST might not be up everyone's alley but it sure was right up mine! Most of the songs have a jazzy feel to them and are in half English/Korean - I loved each and every song! "Angry Mom" by Lee Juhan, "Sunny Side Up" by Ashbun, "Happy Magic" by Lee Hyun Woo, "Crying, Crying, Crying/I Love You, I'm Sorry" by ALi, & "Teleport Me" by Aberdeen Orange.

I would definitely re-watch this sometime in the near future and I highly recommend it^^
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Both female leads had their daughters when they were young. Also they both are fighting for justice. Kim tae hoon is also present in both of these dramas.
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Both dramas involve the suicide/possible murder of a high school student and work to unveil school corruption. Angry Mom is lead more by the adults while Solomon's Perjury is lead by a group of students. Angry Mom is a bit darker than Solomon's Perjury, but both have some humor and romance in them.
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    Rad gamer 5 days ago


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    tamago 25 days ago

    I just started to watch it n until now I'm liking it, but there's nothing about the politics part that I like
    I decided to watch after finishing Trot Lovers to see Ji Hyun Woo again

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    Nernel Jul 11, 2017

    my new favorite series... but it'll be a long time before I'm up for watching it again

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    Jen Jun 20, 2017

    I enjoyed this one and loved kim hee sun but its not something i would want to watch again because it didn't have much impact on me. I love how they bring issues about bullying to drama but actually this was a bit too dark for enjoyment. the poster completely fooled me! I gave this one 8.0

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    McDoubleNFries Apr 18, 2017


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    McDoubleNFries Apr 18, 2017 - edited

    the only thing i dont like about this drama is the character of the husband, like wtf??, u made the husband seem so worthless and trash even the mother-in-law. i know the writers made it that way so at least FANGIRLS can ship her w/ the teacher. that just stupid. IMO.

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    redxxxcrimson Apr 15, 2017

    I got bored from the first episode but then I got addicted to it .... brilliant drama won't regret watching it

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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017 - edited

    Kim Hee Sun is one beautiful times I found myself lost in space just staring at her face..The story was funny, cute and not too heavy. A perfect series to marathon. Baby Bok Dong stole the show!

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    Panda Mar 14, 2017

    Isnt it about schoolkids and bullying? Who the hell are these old men

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    PabboStell Jan 31, 2017
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    ayse Jan 26, 2017

    i just love this drama and it's ost still wrings my heart whenever i listen to it

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    ayse Jan 26, 2017

    i just love this drama and it's ost still wrings my heart whenever i listen to it

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    mrwyoo Jan 4, 2017

    Let me Baro your glasses

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    mrwyoo Jan 4, 2017

    funny with the gag concert members XD. that Ji Soo kid is really cute too

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    EkvarBlack Jan 4, 2017

    I just kept on going "so cute..." awesome story and those plot twists.. much recommended!


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    South Korea
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    Mar 18, 2015 to May 7, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.


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    8.5 (scored by 6,404 users)
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