After getting diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a loan shark must hurry and make her three adult children grow up. As she teaches them how to run the family business, they also learn to take care of their mother.

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  • Jan 6, 2014 48 of 48 episodes seen
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  7
    • Story  7
    • Acting/Cast  8
    • Music  6
    • Rewatch Value  3
    *splash splash splash*

    You can guess what happens numerous times in this dramas, angry ahjummas fighting with angry ahjummas.

    I thought it was a pretty decent drama (i have seen tons of family dramas, ones that are even longer than this so for me this wasn't new... if you don't believe me check my list ^^).

    So as usual this drama has also hatred and revenge and focuses a lot on it, so there are many times when the story is beating around the bush. *bingeul bingeul*
    The love lines in the story were pretty cute so that gives some extra points to watch it.
    The script writers could have easily given extra time towards the ending because the ending felt way too rushed. I would
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  • Sep 28, 2013 48 of 48 episodes seen
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    • Overall  7
    • Story  5
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    • Rewatch Value  3
    Family dramas are a touchy subject especially the long ones such as “Wonderful Mama”.

    I don’t watch family dramas because they’re not my cup of tea but this year I came to watch two family dramas at the same time; this one and ‘I Summon You Gold!’ because of a long story that I won’t trouble your ears (or more specifically your eyes) with.

    So what is this about? It’s one of those lengthy Kdramas produced in a non-stop way every year. It has all the elements that a family drama should have such as familial struggles, birth secrets and old respectable figures. There are also light romantic stories that owned about half the drama.

    If I had to state the facts, I would say that
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  • KdramaQueen89 Oct 5, 2013
    One of the better family dramas out there especially from this year's batch. The acting by the ensemble cast was stellar. You'll love characters and hate some. I was never bored due to the good pacing. I don't agree with the plot change towards the end cause it feels thrown in. That's my only problem with the writer and also the ending could've been a little more closed but it wasn't horrible. A lot of plot wholes with the story in general. Overall I gave it a 9 cause I did enjoy it and the characters and would watch it again when I want to see some family drama.
    1 ❤
  • EliKimIsMyBabo Oct 3, 2013
    ...That ending sucked.
    2 ❤
  • xoxoeddie Sep 29, 2013
    This was a hot mess of a drama. It all went downhill after Dong Soo just left the cast. I loved him.
  • _Rosie Sep 29, 2013
    I was going to write a review for this drama as when I last checked no one had done one yet...I saw that CheerfulSoul's views were pretty similar to mine so thanks you saved me from the effort :D
    4 ❤
  • meganjoy12 Sep 27, 2013
    what the hell. was that really the end of the series? how can you have 48 episodes and end it on a freaking cliffhanger. did they not know that the series was getting cut 2 episodes or what. how can they never show us what happened to bok hee after she went to go get help in the states. seriously the last 15 mins when the series did a time jump and she was progressively worse was sooo freaking sad how can you end a series with that.

    there were a few other problems also -

    - what happened to bok hee's assistant/driver, he was always with her and did everything for her but disappeared in the middle of the series and nothing was ever mentioned about him again
    - how is it that the kids didn't find out that hoon nam was really min soo (actually the fact that he was min soo at all was a little creepy I mean hello incest. he did make out with his biological sister at the start of the series and almost married her)
    - speaking of soo jin, why did they have her leave the show with like 10 episodes left
    - also the writers introduced a few plot points that never got used which I didn't really understand why. (like when bok hee signed over her money to that grandma they kept mentioning how the grandmas son would try to take the money and how bok hee had to remember to keep the papers with the info on it. why did they mention that on a bunch of different episodes if they were never going to use it as a plot point)

    but ignoring all that I enjoyed most of this drama but for being such a long drama why did the ending feel so rushed
    1 ❤
    • _Rosie Sep 28, 2013
      I agree with the points you make...I really liked the drama up to about ep 40 when the "twist" didn't make sense to me at all...the ending was rushed but thats probably because the series got cut by 2 eps probably due to the low ratings....overall I did enjoy it though :)
      3 ❤
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  • _Rosie Sep 23, 2013
    Just saw ep 42 & I have no clue about whats going on with this drama right now the writers are seriously messing this up. They are making the whole birth secret/identity of Min Soo/ possible incest into a totally ridiculous & convoluted mess.
    • CheerfulSoul Sep 25, 2013
      I don't know if you continued on but they DID turn it into insest. I can't believe that Hoon Nam was about to marry his sister Lee Soo Jin. They even kissed and all =_=
    • _Rosie Sep 26, 2013
      I think the writers tried to add too many twists & messed this story up...Min Soo should have been Dr Hong it made sense that way.

      I have seen to ep 46 and am still waiting for them to explain how on earth Hoon Nam can be Min Soo, Logically it doesnt make sense, throughout the drama all hints pointed at Dr Hong being Min Soo.....I hate it when writers screw up a drama at the end....oh well lets see what last 2 episodes shed any light.....they still arent subbed yet.
    • CheerfulSoul Sep 26, 2013
      The explanation I came up with (and the only one that makes sense actually) is that Eun Ok gave Min Soo to president Hong (Dr. Hong's father) so that he will adopt him but instead of doing that he gave him Ki Nam's parents since they wanted another child so badly to accompany Ki Nam once they're gone. After that, president Hong adopted another child who is Hong Yoon Jae (or maybe he's his son) but Eun Ok kept thinking that Min Soo is adopted by president Hong and therefore, he's Dr. Hong that's why she kept an eye on him. I am sure that's what the writers meant because that's the only rational explanation.
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  • _Rosie Sep 22, 2013
    Looks like this drama has been cut short its only 48 eps
  • _Rosie Sep 3, 2013
    I started this drama and steamed through all the aired episodes up to that point which was 30 ....I have waited until 10 more were subbed and I am thoroughly enjoying them ...this drama has so much going on that before you know it an episode is over, theres no feeling that the pace is dragging.

    I cant wait for the evil incarnate that is Choi Eun Ok to get her comeuppance XD
    2 ❤
  • CheerfulSoul Sep 1, 2013
    I didn't have high hopes for this drama but it's surprinsingly very good. The story built up is pretty nice for a family drama but I still wouldn't recommend it to those who dislike the genre "family" because that's all what the drama revolves around.
    1 ❤
  • bettyboo Sep 1, 2013
    I just started this drama and I have to say that I love it! most of the characters are great and Bok Hee is amazing! until now I love Dong Soo the most, he's looking at Bok Hee with his eyes full of... love??? so cute! hope he won't turn into an evil.
    it's funny and sad in the same time. but entertaining.
  • Lyrical Aug 4, 2013
    Is there Romance for the 2 brothers and sister ???
    Romance for all 3 ???
    • Selexie Aug 30, 2013
      2 romance lines going with a possible third pairing. It's really is a nice family drama
    • CheerfulSoul Sep 1, 2013
      There's romance but I wouldn't recommend to watch it because of romantic stories because the family part is more captivating.
  • Misunderst0_od Aug 3, 2013
    It's one of my favorite currently airing dramas. It's a pity that it's not getting as much attention as the other dramas out there.
    1 ❤
  • meganjoy12 Aug 1, 2013
    i just caught up on all 30 eps that have aired in less than a week because this show was just so freaking good.. I started watching this because kim ji suk staring in a family drama means he will finally get the girl for once. and not only do I beyond love his character and think he is sooo freaking cute but this is now my favorite family drama. I seriously don't get why this isn't more popular its a must watch in my book
    5 ❤
    • zas Aug 31, 2013
      i also started it because of ji suk :P i hope he gets the girl, im on 16th ep rite now, just love watching it :D
  • _Rosie Jul 27, 2013
    This has three of the most scheming conniving evil women in a Kdrama I cannot decide which one I hate more lol
    2 ❤
  • scarlet9one2 Jul 20, 2013
    sounds interesting. i will trust all the great comments here and will start watching it now ;)
    2 ❤


Wonderful Mama

Wonderful Mama


  • Main Title: Wonderful Mama
  • Native title: 원더풀 마마
  • Also Known as: Wondeopool Mama

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: April 13, 2013 to September 22, 2013
  • Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
  • # of Episodes 48
    Average Duration 1 hr. 4 min. per episode
  • Genres: Family, Makjang, Romance


  • Score: 7.27 (scored by 128 users)
  • Ranked: #717
  • Popularity: #295
  • Members: 451
  • Favorites: 0
3.6 stars - based on 128 votes

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