The Good, Bad Mother is a South Korean drama starring Lee Do Hyun, Ra Mi-ran, and Ahn Eun-jin in the lead roles of Choi Kang-ho, Jin Young-soon, and Lee Mi- Joo, respectively. Other than them, the series also features other famous and rising actors like Yoo In-Soo and Hong Bi-ra in supporting roles.
The drama comes under the Slice of Life genre, so we can expect to cry due to laughter and die due to pain. The plot is about the ambitious Prosecutor who has a cold demeanor and a bad relationship with his mother. He gets into an accident which causes him to act like a child. To know the rest of the story, we need to watch the show.
As of April 27, 2023, The Good Bad Mother released two episodes and is being aired every Wednesday and Thursday by JTBC. The show is directed by Shim Na-yeon and written by Bae Se-young. Let us see how the relationship between the characters changes and how they heal throughout this drama.
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Recap of Episodes 1 and 2 of The Good Bad Mother.
Lee Do-hyun is back again with yet another heartwrenching drama like he always does. In the first two episodes of The Good Bad Mother, a lot happened. We saw Young- soon’s past and why she is the way she is, as well as the relationship between Young-soon with his mother as well as with Mi-Joo.
Jung Young-soon, in the year 1986, is working on a pig farm in Korea. We also see how she met her husband and their proposal scene, which is funny and cute. Young-soon, at the time, was a happy and warm-hearted person.
But the happiness in her life doesn’t last long because due to some altercations the family has with a big businessman named Son Woo Byeok, her husband Choi Hae-Shik gets murdered. The murder also involves betrayal from a prosecutor, Oh Tae-soo, whom Hae-Shik trusted.
Hae-shik’s murder leaves Young-soo alone with her unborn child. To survive, she moves to another town and sets up a pig farm, and it almost causes problems, but when the townspeople see that the owner is a pregnant lady, they settle down, and later the problem is resolved.
Our Male lead, Choi Kang-Ho, is born on the same day as Mi-joo. Sam-sik, another kid in the town, is told that the two are to be considered his siblings.
The show then takes us through the relationship between Kang-hi and his mother as he grows up. She is a very strict mother because she does not want her son to end up like him. This causes Kang-ho to slowly detach himself from his mother. The situation makes us feel bad for Kang-ho, even though we understand his mother’s concern.
We are also taken through multiple scenes to show the relationship dynamics between Kang-ho and Mijoo as well as Sam-sik. Finally, we see how Kang-ho turns out to be a cold and ruthless prosecutor. He works with Son Woo Byeok, his father’s murderer, though he is unknown to this.
As fate works, it turns out he is dating the arrogant daughter of Oh Tae-soo, Oh Ha-Yeong. We find out that Mi-joo is divorced with two kids and is working at a nail Saloon, where she had a bad first interaction with Kang-ho’s girlfriend, though the two do not know each other. From the interaction, we understand that Mi-Joo is someone who doesn’t tolerate injustice.
The story escalates further as we see Kang Ho asking Son Woo Byeok to legally adopt him so he can marry Oh Ha-Yeong. In between, there are a lot of scenes that show Kang-ho’s cold nature.
The drama ends with Kang-ho getting into an accident (which may have been partly Oh Ha-Yeong’s fault) while he is on his way back to Seoul after telling his mom that he is breaking all ties with her and is getting adopted by Son Woo Byeok.
Streaming Guide: How to watch The Good Bad Mother.
The JTBC drama coming under the genre ‘slice of life’ is available on Netflix to watch, where you can stream it legally. To watch the Drama on Netflix, you require a subscription. The series is said to have 14 episodes with a run time between 60 and 75 minutes and airs every Wednesday and Thursday.
- Episode 1: 26 April 2023
- Episode 2: 27 April 2023
- Episode 3: 3 May 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 4: 4 May 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 5: 10 May 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 6: 11 May 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 7: 17 May 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 8: 18 May 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 9: 24 May 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 10: 25 May 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 11: 31 May 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 12: 1 June 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 13: 7 June 2023 (TBA)
- Episode 14: 8 June 2023 (TBA)
Release Time of The Good Bad Mother
The drama airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 KST.
- Korean Standard Time: 22:30
- Eastern Standard Time: 08:30
- Pacific Standard Time: 06:30
- Indian Standard Time: 19:00
- Greenwich Mean Time: 13:30
The Good Bad Mother is one of the most anticipated dramas of 2023, and the first two episodes were really intriguing and interesting. How the drama will deal with the story and how the actors will portray their characters will be interesting to watch in the coming episodes.
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