- Director Choi byeong-gil
- Writer Kim ban-di
Kim Hee-sun, Kim Yoo-jung, Ji Hyun-woo
- Category Drama
- Year 2015
- Running Time
- Homepage http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/angm/
- First Episode
A mother and wife who has a past that her husband and mother-in-law are unaware of.
A TV show that addresses school bullying where parents of the victims are helpless to stop the constant bullying.
She's a mom who prefers watching TV soap operas over the news and has zero interest in politics. Without much of an education, she's ignorant about most matters.
But she once was a gang member in her high school days and will wield a long knife to protect her child.
When her daughter is bullied at school, she goes to meet the school principal and guess what happens?
The school bullying was just the tip of the iceberg of myriad problems at the school that was rotten from the very top.
The corruption among the private school board members has created a dangerous environment for the kids.
What should be done? This TV series will be a cathartic relief to parents.
who have school-age children that live in a world of deep-rooted corruption and violence but are powerless to put an end to it.
It will touch a nerve among viewers. The series revolves around a lone mother who is trying to protect her child and in the process,
make the world a better place where justice and reason prevails more often than not. Many viewers will find vicarious satisfaction from her exploits.
* Cho Kang-ja, 34, female / Housewife and former gang member
When she participates in parent events, her daughter hates it that she showed up. Her daughter won't even let her touch her affectionately. And her daughter's room is off limits. Having a teenage daughter with raging hormones is an ordeal that all parents with teens have to deal with. And this was the case with Cho Kang-ja, too.But her daughter means everything to Cho and when she had her, she was able to turn a new leaf and put her gangster days behind her for good or so she thought. Having a baby was the single thing that she is proud of. And that's because she has a past that her husband and mother-in-law have no clue about...One day, Cho is shocked to find bruises on her daughter. Her daughter was being bullied at school. It made her hopping mad.
* Oh Ah-lan, 18, female / Cho Kang-ja's daughter
While being friends with Lee-gyeong who is bullied constantly, she learns about Lee-gyeong's dark secret. Lee-gyeong and Mr. Do Jung-woo are in an inappropriate relationship But Mr. Do attempts to silence Lee-gyeong by using the school gang to bully her. To protect Lee-gyeong, Ah-lan faced the school gang but they were too many and she found her the target of bullying. This leaves her traumatized and requires psychiatrist visits.When Lee-gyeong commits suicide from the constant bullying, Ah-lan believes her friend was actually murdered. Returning to school after her bullying episode, she aids her hot-tempered mother in getting to the bottom of the corruption
* Park Noah, 27, male / A teacher known as a softie at Myungsung High
He graduated summa cum laude from Seoul National University where he majored in Korean Literature. In his college days, he won a nationwide essay contest and had a talent as a writer. But he had a hard time getting a high school teacher job because he would perform abysmally in the job interviews, where he would speak with a child-like naiveté After going to interview after interview, he finally lands a job teaching Korean literature at Myungsung High, which is a private school. Unbeknownst to him, his father, a provincial judge, gave a large $10,000 donation to the high school to secure a job for his son. He tries hard to discipline Cho Bang-wool who is a problem kid at school, but she hardly recognizes his authority and treats him like he's the kid.
* Doh Jung-woo, 37, male / Administrator and teacher, Myungsung High
A rising presidential candidate happens to have been a former education chancellor and his rivals in the presidential election are trying to sniff any improprieties at private schools to mount a smear campaign. So the chairman is using him as the fall guy to take all the blame when the embezzlement of funds is discovered. It's all clear now. But Doh Jung-woo is not going to let himself be a pawn in this game. First, he gets Dong-chil, a trusted goon that is loyal to the chairman, on his side and also seduces Joo Ae-yeon, who is the chairman's mistress.
* Ahn Dong-chil, 40, male / Busan gangster, President of Myungsung Construction firm)
He is a former gangster who now engages in white-collar crimes by aligning himself with powerful people. He has a bad temper, throws people under the bus when they are useless to him and is a driving force.In his twenties, he was a lieutenant in a big crime syndicate in Busan. From there he moved to Seoul and worked as a hired thug for construction firms. Then Chairman Hong took a liking to him and installed him as the president of Myungsung Construction firm.
As a loyal aide to the chairman, he handles money laundering operations for him and does shoddy construction work on projects to maximize profits. He delays construction deadlines as much as possible for a larger payout and squeezes worker's wages. He uses the cheapest building material he can find and arranges ghost workers to pick up paychecks without doing any work. By enriching the chairman, he'll get scraps as a reward.