Article: 10 Korean Dramas With The Best On-Screen Moms

Here is a list of 10 K-dramas with the best mom characters that you must add to your watch list.

1. Hi Bye, Mama!

Cha Yu Ri had passed five years ago, leaving behind her husband and a young daughter. During the years after her death, Jo Kang Hwa, Cha Yu Ri’s husband, undergoes rapid personality changes. Wanting to fix things up in her family, Cha Yu Ri’s ghost decides to be reincarnated as a human again. But for that to happen, she must resume her old position in the human realm within 49 days. Things take a turn for the unexpected when Jo Kang Hwa’s dead wife appears in front of him, and when Cha Yu Ri finds out that her position as a wife was already taken by another lady.


2. When The Camellia Blooms

Dong Baek is a single mother and the owner of a bar restaurant named Camellia. Due to being an orphan, a single mother, and running an establishment where mainly only men would be found, Dong Baek quickly became the topic of gossip throughout the small town of Ongsan. On the other hand, local police officer Hwang Yong Shik, is deeply in love with Dong Baek, despite what he hears around town. While both of them try to find happiness in their own ways, fate may have other plans in store for them. As a deadly killer roams free in Ongsan, Dong Baek slowly becomes a possible target.


3. Angry Mom

Jo Gang Ja was a tough girl back in her own high school days. She was feared by many and was the epitome of trouble. Jo Gang Ja had an early drop-out from being pregnant with her daughter. She now has a daughter Ah Ran. Ah Ran has been getting bullied for quite some time. When Jo Gang Ja finds out about it, she decides to teach the bullies a lesson and secretly enrolls in her daughter’s school under an alias.


4. True Beauty

Lim Joo Gyung is most one of your typical pretty girls. Her face is filled with bumps, pits, and acnes. For this reason, she experiences intense bullying. Determined not to experience something like that again, she decides to master the art of make-up to hide her true self. Lim Joo Gyung goes to extreme lengths to mask her natural face, but when Lee Su Ho, a classmate of her’s sees her in her natural element, she being to fear that her world would soon come crashing down.


5. Valid Love

Kim Il Ri first met her husband, Jang Hee Tae, back in high school. He was her substitute biology teacher. When fate brought them back together after 7 years, they realise that they are both still in love with each other and get married. Years later, Jang Hee Tae finds out that his wife has been having an affair with Kim Joon, a young carpenter. While Il Ri claims to love both men equally, neither of the two men is willing to share her being with the other.


6. Boys Over Flowers

Geum Jan Di belongs to a low-income family but has a high sense of optimism and drive. She is by chance, admitted into a highly prestigious private high school for the super-wealthy. At this prestigious school, Geum Jan Di meets the infamous F4 and gets caught up in the middle of their shenanigans when Koo Jun Pyo, F4’s leader, takes an interest in her.


7. The Heirs

Kim Tan, the heir to Empire Group, has lived most of his life under the shadow of his older half-brother, Kim Won. Despite being betrothed to Rachel Yoo, a young lady, and a hotel heiress, Kim Tan ends up falling for Cha Eun Sang, his family housekeeper’s only daughter. When Cha Eun Sang is admitted into the same school as Kim Tan, she gets caught up in a love triangle between herself, Kim Tan, and Choi Young Do, heir to a luxury resort conglomerate.


8. Pinocchio

Ki Ha Myung had a happy and peaceful childhood with his parents and older brother Jae Myung. But when his father, who worked as the leader of a group of firefighters, dies in a factory explosion, Ki Ha Myung’s happy-little world begins to crumble down. Many people were killed in the blast but for some unknown reason, Kim Ha Myung’s father’s body was not found, the media overly dramatised this, particularly Song Cha Ok. Unable to bear the shame and the doubts anymore, Kim Ha Myung’s mother takes him and commits a double suicide. The sole survivor of the entire horrific incident, Jae Myung, holds the media and most particularly Song Cha Ok accountable for the death of his mother and little brother.


9. Start Up

Seo Dal Mi dreams of becoming a huge entrepreneur. She aspires to become the Steve Jobs of South Korea. Although she doesn’t have any fancy background, she is highly passionate about her work. Nam Do San was once the pride of his family but became their shame when his business began going into losses for two consecutive years. He is the founder of Samsan Tech and a ‘math genius’.


10. Go Back Couple

Choi Ban Do and Ma Jin Joo have been married for quite some time now. They are both 48 years old, and even though they loved each other when they got married, the two simply cannot stand each other anymore. Choi Ban Do and Ma Jin Joo both regret marrying so early in their lives. The couple travels back into time and finds themselves in their 20s, back when they met for the very first time.