With its latest ratings breakthrough of 32.6% "Mother of Mine" is attracting a lot of attention. So for viewers not caught up with the drama, a basic rundown of its characters and story may be in order.
The title character, Seon-ja, who is played by Kim Hae-sook, is a woman in her early sixties. She runs a beef bone stew restaurant, and had to struggle to raise her three daughters alone.
Mi-ri (played by Kim So-yeon) is the second daughter. She's a high-powered career woman who is primarily motivated by success on her strength, having seen her mother struggle to take of her children. Tae-joo (played by Hong Jong-hyun) is a new employee at her company with whom she keeps getting intertwined.
Mi-hye (played by Kim Ha-kyung) is the last daughter. In her early twenties she received recognition for her performing talent, but has been stuck in a rut career wise ever since then. Woo-jin (played by Ki Tae-young) is the CEO of a publishing company with whom she keeps getting intertwined. Jae-beom (played by Nam Tae-boo) is her ex-boyfriend.
Written by William Schwartz
"Mother of Mine" is directed by Kim Jong-chan, written by Jo Jeong-seon, and features Kim Hae-sook, Kim So-yeon, Kim Ha-kyung, Park Geun-soo, Nam Tae-boo, Choi Myung-gil. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/03/23~Now airing, Sat, Sun 19:55 on .
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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