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Shady Mom-in-Law

Title: 수상한 장모 / Shady Mom-in-Law
Genre: Family
Episodes: 123
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2019-May-20 to 2019-Nov-08
Air time: Monday to Friday 08:40


Jenny Han (Shin Da Eun) works as a fashion designer and she is successful at her job. She has a very close relationship with her mother, Wang Soo Jin (Kim Hye Sun). Her mother wants Jenny to marry Ahn Man Soo (Son Woo Hyuk), but Jenny does not like Man-Soo and ignores him. Jenny happens to meet Oh Eun Suk (Park Jin Woo). They fall in love with each other at first sight. Eun Suk has a warm and quiet personality, but he believes in doing the right thing. He is from a wealthy family. They decide to get married, but Jenny’s mother Soo Jin opposes their marriage.


Main Cast

Kim Hye Sun as Wang Soo Jin
Shin Da Eun as Jenny Han
Park Jin Woo as Oh Eun Suk
Son Woo Hyuk as Ahn Man Soo
Ahn Yeon Hong as Choi Song Ah
Kim Jung Hyun as Lee Dong Joo

People around Oh Eun Suk

Go In Bum as Oh Da Jin
Yang Jung Ah as Oh Ae Ri
Hwang Myung Hwan as Kim Young Man
Han So Hyun as Kim Eun Ji

People around Choi Song Ah

Yoon Bok In as Ji Hwa Ja

People around Lee Dong Joo

Lee Han Seo as Lee Ma Eum
Go Da Yun as Lee Kyung In


Song Young Jae as Han Chul Ho
Yang Young Jo as Seo Han Guk
Yoo Il Han as Park Kyung Soo
Soo Bin as Jin Ae Young

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Park Young Soo
Director: Lee Jung Hoon
Sciptwriter: Kim In Kang


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  1. 1 : Fado Revere Says:

    At episode 20, the pace is good.

    A woman “gaslights” a girl she kidnapped at a very young age and poses as her mother while exploiting her.

    Kim Hye Sun is great in the role of the shady mom-in-law. The look she gives off at times is scary enough to traumatise a snow-flake for life. . . lol!

    Shin Da Eun as Jenny and Park Jin Woo as Eun-suk are the lovers and as a pair they hold my attention enough.

    The writer exposes much at the start which made it interesting from the get go.

    Almost all the characters have deep connections or are fated which adds a mystical layer over the entire thing. And you want those suffering from the loss of loved ones be healed.

  2. 2 : Fado Revere Says:

    Episode 29; Shady-Mom learns the identity if the woman in the pics sent to her anonymously and she must be feeling the taunts the Fake News Media at times resorts to; “The Walls Are Closing In”. only this one is real enough—in the drama at least.

    The new discovery did turn her attention away from chopping off Jenny’s legs to prevent her from ever running away. Lol! Who cones up with this stuff . . . you gotta laugh. Shady-Mom’s ultra-volatile, Triad-Mafia personality makes this drama.

  3. 3 : Fado Revere Says:

    Not one person lock their phone in this drama conveniently allowing their adversaries to rummage through text messages; send messages; block and delete phone numbers; find the location of someone they’re hiding etc. Really bizarre.

  4. 4 : Fado Revere Says:

    So, the idiot aunt with the idiot son and daughter, sides with the shady-mom who probably is the one that murdered Eun Suk’s father—her brother.

  5. 5 : Glee Says:

    The storyline is decent, although the plot is slowing and filled with increasing minutia, typical of dramas with waaaayyy too many episodes. As it goes on, it will, no doubt, get worse and be full of flashbacks. Casting and character development are fair to poor. The male lead’s behavior is internally incongruent…he is aggressive with the mother-in-Law and forced fiancé but a total milquetoast with his family, putting up with abuse to the point he makes you gag and is himself not likable. The next-door cop and sister are both wrong for the part. While their acting is fine, they just don’t fit their respective characters. The second half is where long dramas fall apart. We’ll see.

  6. 6 : Jonah Kyle Says:

    Episode 57, about 21 minutes in, shows a very disturbing caricature of an African person by Korean females. Not sure if it’s cool in Asia (Korea) to misappropriate other cultures, specifically African.

    While it’s not specifically “blackface,” nor is the afro-cized hair black, the denigrating and, frankly, racist caricature depictions of Africans is definitely not cool. “Cute Afro Woman / Chic Afro Woman” is NOT “chic!” Please do better, writers and producers.

  7. 7 : Muddy Says:

    “racist caricature depictions of Africans is definitely not cool.”
    When Koreans dye their hair blond, auburn etc; do you also complain that they are misappropriating European culture? If you don’t, then you are a hypocrite and the racist. If you do, you should think carefully the social ramifications of your ideology which seeks to politicise every aspect of our existence in the manner that George Orwell warned robs us of our individual liberties.

  8. 8 : Fado Revere Says:

    So the doctor (hypnotherapist) treating Jenny went on about doctor-patient privilege, then hands over the photos taken of Jenny’s bruised body without the patient’s (Jenny) permission. WTF!

  9. 9 : Fado Revere Says:

    If Su Jin gave birth to a son not a girl, might that be Man-Su? It would explain why Man-Su won’t reveal to Jenny the identity of the Black Rose and that Su Jin is not her biological mother.

  10. 10 : MsM Says:

    Yes, Man Soo is Wang Soo Jin’s son. She took him to his father to raise and abandoned him at birth.

  11. 11 : Fado Revere Says:

    Man-Su’s agenda has hurt people, especially Jenny whom professed to love deeply. The guy is nuts if he thinks he can redeem himself after the truth is revealed.

    Man-Su is a spineless creature the prodigy of a psychopathic female.

    We hope he gets his comeuppance in the end. However, I don’t have faith this writer understands the true moral ineptitude of the character he/she has created.

  12. 12 : Fado Revere Says:

    Su Jin’s put a hit on Man-Su. If he croaks, the book comes out and reveals the skeletons including how the author is Su Jin’s biological child and how she is the Black Rose who kidnapped someone else’s child; brainwashed her and exploited her talent as a fashion designer.

    I think, the South Korean police should arrest the writer of this drama on the grounds she used a perfectly respectable art form to lower the IQ of the audience.

  13. 13 : Fado Revere Says:

    I skip the scenes with Ae-Ri, her children and the pregnant Ae-Young. They’re just there to provide respite for the audience from the tension created by the other characters.

    They’re really this drama out though.

    When Eun-Suk informed Jenny that Man-Su is Su Jin’s son, it was an example of telling something simple, in slow-mo:

    Eun-Suk: Don’t be shocked by what I’m about to tell you. Remember when I asked you if you have an older brother?
    Jenny: I told you, I don’t have one.
    Eun-Suk: I guess you really didn’t know.
    Jenny: What do you mean? I don’t have an older brother.
    Eun-Suk: You do have an older brother . . . It’s Man-Su

    Now the same dialogue in normal speed:

    Eun-Suk: Jenny, Man-Su is your brother.

    Big difference.

    Of course Man-Su isn’t Jenny’s biological sibling and I think my IQ dropped 5 points watching drama. Think about this; Why would Eun-Suk say I guess you really didn’t know. Duh! Would she have married Man-Su had she known he was her brother?

    And Man-Su is not going to redeem himself in any meaningful way cos the writer has screwed up the character.

    I’m beginning to wonder if this writer is an 8 year-old.

  14. 14 : Rob Says:

    Jenny is 29, looks 39 and act lile she is 9. The naivety is not realistic!

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