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  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 31-32 Final

    Understanding what you need to hold on to and what to let go of is difficult, but that first step can make or break you. It is a step made by many characters in "Secret Mother", and one Jae-yeol could never take. There is little to be said and done about a past so tainted, but Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong have to build a future through its consequences. The ending is uplifting for some, tragic for others, and ultimately a result of their decisions and actions,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 29-30

    Denial is a force to be reckoned with in the hearts of humans, and it is an ongoing theme in "Secret Mother", as Jae-yeol falls deeper and deeper into a losing battle with his past. Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong need to be smarter as they prepare one final push to discover what happened that night. With the source of the phonecall confirmed and holding vital information, the heroines must face their demons in whichever form they meet them,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 27-28

    The mysterious phone call made by Hyeon-joo, or someone pretending to be her complicates what would have otherwise been a simple, albeit terrible indication of Jae-yeol's guilt. There are two possibilities for his crimes, and they are both equally tragic and horrifying. Jae-yeol has done something terrible, and we will soon find out who the main victim of it is. Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong have different goals, but the women know it is time for closure in "Secret Mother",...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 25-26

    The sordid affairs of "Secret Mother" just keep getting nastier and nastier, but Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong are no longer in denial or running away. On the other hand, Jae-yeol is very much doing both things the more he is backed into a corner by the two women, and a voice of questionable origin on the phone is not enough to convince me that he has not directly harmed Hyeon-joo or even Min-ji. For the sake of his family, I hope he has done neither,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 23-24

    I have rarely been so delightfully frustrated while watching a drama, as "Secret Mother" is hitting a lot of sweet spots with its relentlessly obscure truth. The things I thought I knew are looking much worse, but it only takes one ominous phone call to throw all those theories right back into the humble pile of speculation. Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong have a complicated truth to untangle, and it now includes yet another victim,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 21-22

    "Secret Mother" is finally back after a long absence, and the drama carries on taking its heroines' lives from bad to worse, but hopefully towards resolution. The contents of the warehouse are revealed, lies are crawling left and right, and there are now very few doubts left as to who has done what. Unfortunately for Yoon-jin, Eun-yeong, and everyone touched by the evil that is lurking, it looks like we have plenty of suffering left to go,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 19-20

    It feels good to get some confirmation on the morality of key persons in "Secret Mother", and unfortunately for Yoon-jin, Jae-yeol is at the terrible end of the spectrum. His mother finally reveals her goals, but I am having an alarming suspicion about the motivation behind them, which could make Yoon-jin's marriage even more painful. Eun-yeong gets a second chance at life, and perhaps her sister shares her luck,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 17-18

    I am rarely mentally outdone by a drama's mystery, and the fact that "Secret Mother" manages to keep me so delightfully confused, but not bewildered is commendable. Just when I think we are being given a major clue, it just adds on to the uncertainty. We are only half way in, and Yoon-jin is faced with several terrible possibilities, while Eun-yeong is struggling to wake up and share what she has witnessed,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 15-16

    We have finally caught up to the night of Eun-yeong's fall, and the future is going to be mighty interesting. The past always comes back to bite you, and several people are now feeling its merciless jaws snapping at their back. Jae-yeol has a lot to hide, and if everything is as it appears to be, a lot of it is criminal as well. Yoon-jin has quite the work ahead of her, but will Eun-yeong be there for her or against her,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 13-14

    "Secret Mother" definitely means business as it approaches its mid-point, because all hell breaks loose in episodes thirteen and fourteen. We have some major, gigantic revelations for ourselves, but also ones happening between characters. With so many secrets brought to the surface, even new ones form, and the drama masterfully makes pinpointing guilty parties and their crimes delightfully challenging,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 11-12

    I never thought a fever would be a joyous event, but mine has jolted my memory, and possibly solved one of the big recent mysteries of "Secret Mother" so far. Episodes eleven and twelve of this suspenseful womance thriller start with a bang, end with a bang, and bring a lot of secrets, nastiness and important connections to the surface. It is time for our heroines to face the past and start unraveling it, even if it hurts them the most,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 9-10

    Skeletons in the closet are very last century, so we keep them in our back yards these days. "Secret Mother" episodes nine and ten take a turn for the grim, and the list of suspects for the greatest of crimes aside from all the terrible parenting is starting to become uncomfortably small. Meanwhile, Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong start bonding more deeply, but our undercover sister is struggling with new information,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 7-8

    Relationships continue to be strained, and the past comes back to the forefront in episodes seven and eight of "Secret Mother". Eun-yeong faces Yoon-jin's trauma head on, and Min-joon's repressed pain shakes his mother's resolve. The Daechi-dong trio are now fully on board the efforts to get rid of the admissions tutor, while Jae-yeol's own connections to key figures start being built,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 5-6

    Daechi-dong is drowning in secrets, and Eun-yeong is slowly dragging them out as "Secret Mother" develops. Yoon-jin is being shaken by the appearance of a witness, but her reluctance to involve those she cares about leave her with Jeong-wan as her only aid. What she does not know is that everyone is still very much involved. Meanwhile, we get to know the Daechi-dong families better, and boy are they one increasingly messed up bunch,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 3-4

    The perfect facade of the Daechi-dong crowd is slowly starting to crumble, and past trauma puts those bearing it in a fight or flight mode in episodes three and four of "Secret Mother". Eun-yeong is getting closer to a truth different people seem to know different sides of, and she is starting to bond with Yoon-jin and Min-joon in the process. The gaping wound that this family has will need to grow bigger before it can close,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 1-2

    Grab a self-care kit of calories and water, because "Secret Mother" is here to put us through the wringer. The mystery womance thriller does not fool around with its themes, and if the suspense of a whodunnit and who will make it through unscathed is not enough, wait until you dive into the almost surreal world of academic and social pressure that the featured families are drowning in,...More
  • Korean Dramas Starting Today 2018/05/12 in Korea

    2018/05/12, Source
    Korean dramas starting today 2018/05/12 in Korea: "Secret Mother" and "Lawless Lawyer",...More
  • [Video] New Teaser Released for the Upcoming Korean Drama "Secret Mother"

    2018/05/11, Source
    New teaser released for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Mother",...More
  • [Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim So-yeon and Kim Tae-woo Complete the Main Cast of "Secret Mother"

    We have the final two casting confirmations for "Secret Mother", with Kim So-yeon and Kim Tae-woo having accepted their previously offered roles. Everyone looks suspicious, and plenty seem to have secrets, so join me in taking a swing at the hidden truths of this womance mystery thriller about a college admissions caretaker entering the home of a woman who holds the secret to her child's death,...More
  • [Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Tae-woo and Song Jae-rim Might Join Song Yoon-ah and Kim So-yeon in "Secret Mother"

    The ladies possibly joining upcoming mystery thriller "Secret Mother" may have possibly found their gents, as Kim Tae-woo and Song Jae-rim join the consideration game of positively reviewing roles for the drama. Additionally, we have some new character information about all the main characters,...More
  • [New Drama] Song Yoon-ah Considers "Secret Mother"

    2018/03/10, Source
    "Secret Mother" certainly has an exciting premise that is based on the death of a child, one of the most tragic travesties on the planet, and a mother searching for the truth. If Song Yoon-ah confirms, this will be a drama with amazing potential indeed,...More
  • [Orion's Daily Ramblings] Song Yoon-ah Considering Weekend Thriller "Secret Mother"

    Allow me to thank the Dramagods in advance, simply for the joy that is this news. Actress Song Yoon-ah is currently reviewing an offer to appear in upcoming SBS thriller "Secret Mother". Despite being a weekend drama on a public station, this sounds all manner of dark and potentially twisted,...More

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