The second Sunday in May is a day for celebrating mothers in more than 80 countries around the world, including North America, much of Europe and Asia. Instead of getting all sappy, we thought we would mark this momentous occasion by highlighting some of the wacky things that mothers have done for the sake of their children in the crazy world of television dramas. Here is our list of the top 7 “thank goodness, she isn’t my momma” drama moments. And don’t miss the Mother’s Day Special Event on Viki below!
This Mother Pays Off Her Son’s Girlfriends to Leave Him
Ha Rim has a strained relationship with his all-business mother, Lee Hye Shin (played by Yoo Ji In), in “A Little Love Never Hurts.” It seems she has a history of approaching the poor, sweet girls that he falls in love with and pays them off to leave him. No wonder the guy still hasn’t been able to marry!
|The ever-so-cool mom in ‘A Little Love Never Hurts’|
This Mother Sets Arbitrary Deadlines for Marriage
In “Love Family,” Sheng Ren’s mother (played by Lin Xiu Jun) has an arbitrary, inflexible rule that her children have to be married by the age of 30. So the boy goes on a desperate hunt for a childhood love, only to have his mother immediately disapprove of her after he finds her and then sends her pre-approved wife to go spy on him and seduce him!
|Just marry who this mom wants you to marry and everything will be OK in ‘Love Family’|
This Mother Licks the Wounds of a Cheating Husband by Becoming a Professional Model
Makoto Miki (played by Kazue Fukiishi) is a hot, 30-year-old mother of two and a devoted wife in “Holy Battle in Couleur de Rose — The Future Is in Our Hands” — that is, until the day she finds out that her husband has been cheating on her. She then decides the only thing to do to recover from the devastation is to become a professional model. I don’t know why more women who have been wronged don’t take this obvious route!
|Hot model/mom in ‘Holy Battle in Couleur de Rose — The Future Is in Our Hands’|
This Mother Bankrupts Her Daughter by Using Her Assets in a Failed Business Venture
In “Can We Love?” Jung Won’s mom (played by Kim Hye Ok) uses her daughter’s home as collateral for a business loan and loses everything, including her daughter’s home, when the broker runs off with the money. Only in such a family-centric country can a parent stick their hands in their children’s pockets — literally!
|This mom piles on the troubles for our heroine in ‘Can We Love?’|
This Mother Endures Divine Paddling for the Sake of Her Spinster Daughter
Wu Shuang’s mother (played by Lin Mei Xiu) in “My Queen” is so worried that her daughter is not married yet at the ripe old age of 33 that she runs to a temple to seek divine help. There, she endures 100 blows to her rump with a wooden paddle in the hopes of breaking her daughter of her spinster curse! As if that isn’t mortifying enough, the mother then drags Wu Shuang to the same temple so that she also can receive 100 paddle hits to her bum!
|This self-sacrificing mom takes 100 paddles to her rump for her daughter in ‘My Queen’|
This Mother … Well, Just Read Below Because It’s Way Too Complicated!
Valeria (played by Anabell Rivero) so covets her best friend’s life in “Torrent of Passions” that she agrees to become a surrogate mother for her baby. But when her best friend is lost in a plane crash, Valeria willingly comforts her best friend’s husband and ends up having a one-night stand with him. When her pregnancy starts showing, Valeria tells the poor guy that he is the father but leaves out the crucial fact that his wife is the biological mother! Valeria gets the life and family she wants with her best friend’s husband, but things turn a little awkward when the best friend miraculously survives the plane crash and returns home!
|If your best friend dies, then take her husband and her baby, as Valeria does in ‘Torrent of Passions’|
This Mother Uses the Family’s Precious Money to Get a Boob Job
Although her family is struggling to make ends meet in “Assorted Gems,” Pi Hye Ja (played by Han Hye Sook), the mother of four grown kids, selfishly goes to a back-alley doctor to get breast enlargement surgery to make herself more appealing to her philandering husband. The complications from the procedure send the mom to the hospital, piling on additional debt for the family and leaving her children dumbfounded!
|This mom racks up large hospital bills for her struggling family after a botched boob job in ‘Assorted Gems’|
Most of us can be glad that our own mothers in no way resemble these drama mamas! Mothers in real life — with their love, strength and support — make the world go around. Our hats are off to our mothers and all the other great mothers in the Viki community! Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day Special Event on Viki!
To show our appreciation for mothers (and those who love them) everywhere, Viki is offering a Mother’s Day Special Collection of movies and television shows from all over the world that both you and your mother are sure to enjoy. So show the mothers in your lives how much you love them by giving the gift of a Viki Pass to enjoy this exclusive collection and all shows on Viki without ads and in HD.
Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.