Kim Jung-eun headlines new drama as ajumma vigilante
I guess in hindsight, Kim Jung-eun (Oohlala Spouses) was smart to turn down the SBS weekend drama My Heart Twinkle Twinkle, legal disputes and all, because that show is regularly pulling in 2% ratings (pretty abysmal, when successful weekenders sometimes break 30-40%). It also frees her up to headline a new MBC drama called Make a Woman Cry, as a cop-turned-ajumma-hero. It sounds like a fun role for her that runs the gamut from dramatic to comedic, all in one unusual character.
The new weekender comes from the writer of I Summon You, Gold and the PD of historical dramas Gu-am Heo Jun and Kye Baek, and stars Kim Jung-eun as a former cop. She was once a detective in the violent crimes unit, but following the death of her only child, she quits her job and sets up a snack shop on the corner of her son’s school. It’s her way of trying to hold onto the memory of her lost child, and she works tirelessly not to forget him.
But her detective instincts can’t really be shut off, and she ends up saving some kids in danger, and it’s the story of how she becomes an Ajumma Hong Gil-dong (in other words, a superhero), who protects kids. Really, you should’ve named the drama Ajumma Hong Gil-dong. I’d watch that show in a heartbeat.
The drama will be about her transformation into an ajumma hero of the people, as well as her investigation into the circumstances surrounding her son’s death, and her gradual acceptance of her loss. It sounds offbeat but full of strong emotional undercurrents, and I can already picture Kim Jung-eun being all of the disparate elements — tough cop, wacky ajumma, grieving mother — so hopefully the drama will bring those qualities together in a compelling way.
Make a Woman Cry comes after Rosy Lovers on Saturdays and Sundays in April.
Via My Daily
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