This Mother’s Day, we want to celebrate our favorite drama mamas — especially the tough, no-nonsense mothers who prove they won’t take any crap from anyone and will fight ’til the end for what they believe is right. Here are seven of our favorite tough drama mamas and their “don’t mess with this mother” facial expressions that we love!
Jo Kang Ja — The Fed-Up Mom in ‘Angry Mom’
In the just-concluded drama “Angry Mom,” Jo Kang Ja (played by Kim Hee Sun) takes on high officials in the Ministry of Education and even a presidential candidate to bring justice to a corrupt educational system — all for her daughter’s safety and well-being!
Bom’s Mom — The Showing-Favoritism Mom in ‘Sweden Laundry’
From morning until night, Kim Bom’s mother (played by Hwang Young Hee) nags Bom (played by Song Ha Yoon) about everything and tries to get money out of her to spend on her other two grown kids in “Sweden Laundry.” When we discover why, we realize that the mom truly does have a good heart.
Kang Hee Soo — The Tough Businesswoman Mom in ‘Boys Over Flowers’
As president of a large corporation in “Boys Over Flowers,” Kang Hee Soo (played by Lee Hye Young) is used to getting her way. You don’t want to see her wrath if you dare defy her!
Chen Lin Xi Shi — The Straight-Talking Mom in ‘Fated to Love You’
Xin Yi’s mother, Chen Lin Xi Shi (played by Lin Mei Shiu), in “Fated to Love You” may have needed a script written by her daughters to talk to a man who knocked up her daughter, but she still got her point across with plenty of strong body language!
Song Cha Ok — The Cold-Hearted Mom in ‘Pinocchio’
In “Pinocchio,” Song Cha Ok (played by Jin Kyung) doesn’t have a maternal bone in her body, and talking to her daughter is no different than talking to any stranger off the street. Just don’t get in her way of a good news scoop, because she will eat you up and chew you out!
Feng Yi —The Always-Reliable Mom in ‘Dear Mom’
In “Dear Mom,” Feng Yi (played by Lu Hsueh Feng) is always there for her daughters when they misplace their things or need her to cook a good meal as a thank-you to someone. When one of her daughters brings the man home who knocked her up, well, she’s happy to give her approval for a shot-gun marriage as well!
Choi Yun Hee — The Upper-Crust Mom in ‘Heard It Through the Grapevine’
Choi Yun Hee (played by Yoo Ho Jung) strives for total composure and decorum befitting the upper-crust lifestyle that she tries to uphold in the currently airing drama “Heard It Through the Grapevine.” You’ll get the same masked smile out of her when she’s pleased with you or displeased with you. Her true feelings will always be under wraps!
Which tough drama mama is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
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