5 Unconventional Maternal Relationships in Korean Drama That’ll Bring You Comfort

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Maternal bonds come in all forms and shapes and you don’t have to meet at the womb for a mother-child relationship to count. It’s the person who supports you emotionally and brings you a bowl of fruit when you’re studying late at night. It’s the person who yells at you for being unreasonable but yet covers you up in a blanket when you fall asleep on the couch. 

Here are 5 unconventional but loving maternal relationships that’ll remind you of the comforts of that special queen in your life. 

1. The Call

Seo-yeon and Young-sook get twisted in a landline conversation spanning 20 years apart in The Call. While both have their own grievances with their mothers, this thriller makes you wonder what you would do if you could change the past to protect your future. 

2. Private Lives

Cha Joo-Eun and her mother Kim Mi-Sook are leading private lives on the edge as they stick together to survive the twisted world they are in. This mother-daughter duo sticks together despite their differences showing us that blood is thicker than water. 

3. Start-Up

Seo Dal-mi’s grandmother, Choi Won-Deok, stands as her main support system after the departure of her mother. From commissioning penpal letters to entertain her granddaughter to providing her emotional council, granny knows just the right thing to comfort the apple of her eye.

4. It's Okay to Not Be Okay 

Moon Gang-tae and Moon Sang-tae are two brothers who learn that they’re stronger when bonded together. They both have different relationships with their mother, however, it's no secret that her sacrifices were worth it in the end. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay has shown us both the ups and downs of family and that at the end of the day, no one else will fight harder for you than family. 

5. Record of Youth

Record of Youth shows us how a family can intertwine with the repercussions of fame but shows us that at the end of the day, the people you hold closest are always the top priority. The relationship between Sa Hye-jun and his mother is an admirable one as she fully supports her son despite criticism from the wider family, proving that motherly love in a sea of doubt can be a source of power for the aspiring actor. 

Image Courtesy of Netflix

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