Green Mother’s Club Update: South Korea is known for its fiercely competitive education system and with Green Mother’s Club, this aspect of South Korea gained the limelight again.
Lee Yo-won, Choo Ja-Hyun, Kim Gyu-Ri, Jang Hye-jin, and Joo Min-Kyung are mothers from different walks of life whose children go to the same class.
The devil works hard but Korean moms trying to get their children into top universities work harder. The mothers are constantly worried about their children not participating in enough extracurricular or not having the desired merit for their wish-listed university.
The show simply portrays the system. It does not criticize but it has a suggestive tone of support for the system in the spoilt and recklessness of the upbringing of a stress-free child, Dong-Seok.
In places, the show also goes on to validate the problematic idea that individuals from the upper class are better than the ones who do not do that well, financially. Seo Jin-ha draws in the most followers presumably, because of her high-end status.
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Chun-hui is the mother in control. She constantly looks after her kids and tries to make them learn as many skills sets as possible. Jin-ha on the other hand is a high-end mother. She is French learned with a France born husband and symbolizes all things lavish and luxurious with her immaculate penthouse.
Her children too are naturally talented, Jin-Ha is a have it. Contrasting sharply to the prior two, Eun-Pyo is a mother with relatively looser ambitions it seems. She does not pressurize her kids to study all the time and even believes in the idea that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.
With historic and artistic references, this series reaches to achieve more than any regular K-drama. At some point, we are left questioning the existence of a social message of not over-burdening the children.
Beautifully set backdrops, aesthetic cinematography, and a gripping storyline make this drama a must-watch. This light drama sets apart the mothers through their lives and class but connects them through their children. There are no stones left unturned in portraying the lives of desperate mothers wanting the well-being of their children.
Intertwined with this stereotypical drama, are notes of chic-flix, the tightly kept secrets, which would destroy lives, one at a time.