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This is a drama based on women who live in Daechi-dong, the center of child education. Kim Yoon Jin has been living comfortably with her husband’s care, but to provide a better education for her son, she decides to hire a child sitter. Lisa Kim is a highly educated child sitter, who teaches and guides children to enter a good school, but still her hot temper does not suit her title as a child sitter. Along with Yoon Jin, mothers in Daechi-dong go through hard times as secrets of each mother get revealed with Lisa Kim’s appearance in the town. (Source: Viu) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: May 12, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: SBS
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 826 users)
  • Ranked: #2543
  • Popularity: #3831
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Maya Amina
15 people found this review helpful
Jul 8, 2018
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Honestly i think the title doesn't somewhat match the drama.

The story line: I really liked the storyline they didn't focus too much on the side characters story and they stuck to the main plot of the drama. It did not drag what so ever. I know in some mystery dramas the story ends up being craggy and people start to lose interest but in this drama it doesn't. The directed and the writer does not go overboard with it. It was fast paced too, I didn't feel like the drama was fast towards the end I felt it went at the right place which was good because most dramas finishes the drama with a fast pace.
The storyline itself it nice and I also liked the side stories they were fun. As the main plot of the drama is kind of heavy the side stories makes you appeal more to it which is weird that I don't know how to even explain.
I would date the storyline: 9.0

Acting: Needless to say the acting was on point. Everyone did well the main cast, supporting cast etc. I really loved Song YoonAh. She's really amazing and I love her works. It was my first time seeing Kim So Yeon and she did an excellent job made her character live. Those two were the highlights but of course song Jae Rim and Kim Tae Woo did well to. Song Jae Rim is just so cute, really loved him in here and Kim Tae Woo did a good job as the villain in the story. I really hated him which means he did a good job. Wish to see them all in newer projects in the future. Acting was;10/10

I don't think there was anything I disliked apart from the title because once you watch it you will start to think about the title like "who is the secret mother" "what does the title mean by secret mother" it could have been titled with something better that suits the show more such as "mothers secrets" in which if you had watched the drama then you would understand what that would have meant.
This drama is underrated and it shouldn't have been. You would definitely enjoy this drama if you give your full attention/concentration. One of the 4/5th drama I have liked and enjoyed so far for 2018

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Completed
Colum H
3 people found this review helpful
Dec 6, 2020
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0

A Serviceable Thriller

I've skipped past this many times thinking the synopsis sounded unappealing, rich mommies mentally abusing their children - no thanks.
Yet in reality this is a perfectly serviceable Kdrama Thriller suffering from all the usual problems but with some great performances and a compelling enough story.

The story whilst interesting and (at least in the beginning) a little difficult to predict soon settles into something a bit more predictable. Fortunately the trip to the eventual dénouement has a plethora of twists and turns to keep you interested.
As usual for Kdrama thrillers the need to spin things out throws up situations where logic, police procedure, common sense and occasionally the space time continuum go out of the window. I never found it to be immersion breaking though and was dragged along with little effort.
The side characters stories I found to be less compelling at least after the first few episodes. The mystery vanished leaving fairly pedestrian relationship plots behind. Nothing you haven't seen before in some form or another though it was nice to see how supportive all of them turned out to be.

Acting: Some fine performances from Song Yoon Ah and Kim Tae Woo made up for a slightly less accomplished one from Kim So Yeon. Song Jae Rim I found disappointing. Everyone else did a good job with the parts they were given with a special mention for Kim Ye Joon.

Music: I actually enjoyed the music in this and whilst it was overplayed I never really tired of it.

Rewatch: Probably not at least not until I have forgotten all the twists.


TLDR: An enjoyable thriller with enough to lift it above the norm without it being a classic.

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Details

  • Drama: Secret Mother
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: May 12, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: SBS
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 826 users)
  • Ranked: #2543
  • Popularity: #3831
  • Watchers: 3,314

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