Mother (South Korean TV series)

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Mother
Mother (South Korean TV series).jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asCall Me Mother[1]
Hangul마더
Genre
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written byChung Seo-kyung
Directed byKim Cheol-kyu
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kim Jin-yi
  • Park Ji-young
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)The Unicorn
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJanuary 24 (2018-01-24) –
March 15, 2018 (2018-03-15)
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

Mother[2] (Korean마더; RRMadeo) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Lee Bo-young, Heo Yool and Lee Hye-young. It is a remake of the award-winning 2010 Japanese TV series of the same title. It aired on tvN's Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:30 (KST) time slot from January 24 to March 15, 2018.[3][4][5][6]

Synopsis[edit]

A temporary teacher at an elementary school realizes that one of her students is being abused at home by her family. She makes an impulsive decision to kidnap the child and attempts to become her mother.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

People around Su-jin[edit]

People around Hye-na[edit]

People around Young-sin[edit]

Extended[edit]

  • Nam Ki-ae as Hong-hee

Production[edit]

  • Child actress Heo Yool was selected out of 400 candidates for the role of Kim Hye-na.[7]
  • The first four-hour script reading of the cast was held on November 1, 2017 at Studio Dragon's main office in Sangam-dong.[8][9]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."To You" (나인 너에게)Tei1601Kim Yoon-ah04:14
2."To You (Inst.)" (나인 너에게 (Inst.)) 1601 04:14
Total length:08:28

Part 2[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Next To You"Peter HanPark Woo-sangPeter Han03:15
2."Next To You (Inst.)" Park Woo-sang 03:15
Total length:06:30

Part 3[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Let's Go Together" (같이 가자)Park AsherPark AsherHa Dong-kyun04:25
2."Let's Go Together (Inst.)" (같이 가자 (Inst.)) Park Asher 04:25
Total length:08:50

Part 4[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Journey" (여정)Sunwoo Jung-aSunwoo Jung-aSunwoo Jung-a04:30
2."Journey (Inst.)" (여정 (Inst.)) Sunwoo Jung-a 04:30
Total length:09:00

Part 5[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Kind of Love" (어떤 사랑)Ha MelliLee Sang-hoonSeungkwan (Seventeen)03:55
2."Kind of Love (Inst.)" (어떤 사랑 (Inst.)) Lee Sang-hoon 03:55
Total length:07:50

Ratings[edit]

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[10] TNmS[11]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 January 24, 2018 2.952% 3.211% 3.8%
2 January 25, 2018 3.494% 3.629% 4.1%
3 January 31, 2018 2.542% 2.029% 3.0%
4 February 1, 2018 3.267% 3.448% 3.5%
5 February 7, 2018 2.451% 2.800% 3.2%
6 February 8, 2018 4.206% 4.786% 3.9%
7 February 14, 2018 2.694% 2.747% 3.4%
8 February 15, 2018 2.394% 3.010% 1.9%
9 February 21, 2018 2.668% 3.056% 3.1%
10 February 22, 2018 4.495% 4.894% 4.9%
11 February 28, 2018 3.138% 3.476% 4.3%
12 March 1, 2018 3.927% 4.391% 3.9%
13 March 7, 2018 3.487% 3.503% 3.7%
14 March 8, 2018 4.584% 4.810% 4.6%
15 March 14, 2018 4.100% 4.332% 4.5%
16 March 15, 2018 4.974% 5.205% 5.6%
Average 3.460% 3.707% 3.8%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Recipients Result Ref
1st Cannes International Series Festival Best Series Mother Nominated [12][13]
54th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama Won [14][15]
Best Director Kim Cheol-kyu Nominated
Best Actress Lee Bo-young Nominated
Best Screenplay Jang Seo-kyung Nominated
Best New Actress Heo Yool Won
13th Seoul International Drama Awards Best Mini-series Mother Won [16]
Best Actress Lee Bo-young Won
6th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated [17]
Best Supporting Actress Ko Sung-hee Nominated
2nd The Seoul Awards Nominated [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Me Mother". DramaFever. DramaFever Corp. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Mother 아이가 다쳐도 '무덤덤'한 엄마 고성희, 상황을 알게 된 이보영 180124 EP.1. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Nippon TV Announces Deal with CJ E&M for Korean format of its Award-winning Japanese Drama Series "Mother"". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "Actress Lee Bo-young Will Be Playing Another Strong-willed Mother Role in 2018". Hancinema. TV Report. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Kim, Jeong-yeon. 차가운 교사로 완벽 몰입한 '마더'이보영, 무표정한 모습 유지. Sisun News (in Korean). Sisun News. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  6. ^ "New TV series 'Mother' calls attention to motherhood, child abuse". Yonhap News. Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  7. ^ Park, Gwi-im. "[단독] 허율, 400대1 뚫고 tvN '마더' 캐스팅…이보영과 투톱". Naver (in Korean). TV Report. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  8. ^ Jeong, Yoo-na. '마더' 이보영·이혜영·고성희·이재윤, 감동의 대본리딩 현장. Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  9. ^ Mother (메이킹) 대본리딩 만으로도 몰입도 100%! tvN 새 수목드라마 마더 170124 EP.1. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". TNmS (in Korean). Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  12. ^ "TvN's 'Mother' invited to compete in Canneseries TV festival". Yonhap News Agency. March 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "Canneseries Unveils Competition Lineup for Inaugural Edition". Variety. March 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "'1987' shines at Baeksang awards : The annual ceremony honors the best works in local film and television". Korea JoongAng Daily. May 5, 2018.
  15. ^ "제54회 백상예술대상, TV·영화 각 부문별 수상 후보자 공개". JTBC (in Korean). April 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "Lee Bo-young wins best actress at drama awards". The Korea Times. 4 September 2018.
  17. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.
  18. ^ '제2회 더 서울어워즈' 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개. iMBC (in Korean). September 28, 2018.

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