The parent-child relationship is perhaps the most crucial one in mapping one's life further into adulthood and tvN's "Mother - Drama" is diving into some complicated mother and daughter bonds. The series has released stills of the two heroines smiling while locked in a hug, and remembering the context of this relationship truly stings during such moments.
The drama has also released simple, yet effective posters portraying its central mothers and daughters. In the main one with the two heroines, Soo-jin (Lee Bo-young) hugs Hye-na (Heo Yool), but her pensive look is a reminder of her choice and its gravity. The text repeats what we have heard in the teasers, "Can you call teacher (me) mom?"
The group poster featuring Hye-na's biological mother, Ja-yeong (Ko Sung-hee) and Soo-jin's own mother, Yeong-sin (Lee Hye-young-I) is less tender and you could cut the tension it creates with a knife. I love all the little details revealing the characters' potential thoughts and relationships here. You don't need much to say a lot and this poster speaks volumes.
Soo-jin is grabbing, rather than holding Hye-na. The text beside her reads "I never intended to become a mother". As much as she cares about the little girl, she is still a kidnapper, someone under great pressure, and constantly alert. Hye-na's look of anger mixed with anticipation as she looks to her neglecting mother is heartbreaking. Ja-yeong looks defiant and distant while on the other end, Yeong-sin reaches out to her own daughter.
The individual posters have their own lines as well. Soo-jin is once again speaking to Hye-na. "You're now abandoning your mother. You can do it, right?" Yeong-sin's role as a single mother is once again brought to the forefront through the words "Without a husband, I raised my children well". Lastly, Ja-yeong addresses Hye-na as well. "Hye-na, mom is happy. You're good, too, right?"
The heroine's own role as a daughter and her relationship with her mother is one I did not get to when watching the original Japanese drama, so I'm curious to see what Yeong-sin will be like. I'm curious about all of these characters and about the way the drama will handle the moral implications of its heroine's decision. "Mother - Drama" will shake up our emotions starting January 24th.
Written by: Orion from 'Orion's Ramblings'
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"[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Emotionally Charged Posters and Stills for "Mother - Drama""
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