Catching Up with Gangnam Moms
Gangnam Eomma Ddarajamgi
SBS drama (2007) - 18 episodes total
For SBS homepage for this drama (in
Korean), go to:  
tv.sbs.co.kr/mother/
Aired in Korea:  June 25, 2007 to Aug
21,2007  on SBS Monday and Tuesday
nights at 9:55 p.m. (replaced Husband's
Lover).
Aired with English subtitles on KBFD-TV in
Hawaii:  August 20, 2007 to Oct. 16, 2007
on Monday & Tuesday nights at 7:45;
replayed next afternoon at 3:00 (replaced
Thank You.)

Cast:
Hyun Min-joo (39):  HA HEE RA (My
Love Toram/To Be With You)
Choi Jin-woo (Min-joo's son, 16):  Maeng
Se Chang (Older Sister/Gift)
Suh Sang-won (34):  YOO JOON SANG
(The Marrying Type/Fox & Cotton
Candy/Beautiful Life)
Lee Mi-kyung (39):  JUNG SUN
KYUNG (Confession/More than Words
Can Say)
Do Sang-sik (Mi-kyung's husband, 42):  
Kim Il Woo (Farewell to Tears/Second
Proposal)
Do Joon-Ong (Mi-kyung's son, 16):  Lee
Min Ho
Han Soo-jin (26):  KIM SUNG EUN
(Thank You/Bizarre Bunch)
Yoon Soo-mi (39):  IM SUNG MIN
(Snowman)
Lee Joon-ho (Soo-mi's husband, 42):  Sun
Woo Jae Duk (Green Rose/One Million
Roses)
Lee Ji-yeon (Soo-mi's daughter, 16):  Park
Eun Bin (Seoul 1945/Glass Slipper)
Lee Chang-hoon (Soo-mi's son, 17):  
Kim
Hak Joon (My Love Toram/Immortal Yi
Soon-shin)
Jang Young-ja (60):  Nam Yoon Jung
Choi Il-young (45):  Choi Soo Rin
Choi Yi-young (37):  Kim Mi Ra
Na Eun-mi (school principal):  Jang Jung
Hee
Lee Tae-goo (38):  
Jung Eun Pyo (Tender
Hearts)
For more information (in Korean) on the
cast from SBS,  
click here.

For a summary of this drama by SBS Global,
go to:  
global.sbs.co.kr/English/AboutSBS
Pro/Drama/drama.jsp?vod_id=V0000329876.

Read about the controversial nature of this drama in a
6/28/07 Dong-A Ilbo article at:  
english.donga.com
/srv/service.php3?biid=2007062850308 and a 7/11/07
JoongAng Daily article at:  
joongangdaily.joins.com/
article/view.asp?aid=2877858.

Read about Ha Hee Ra's role in this drama, in a 7/27/07
Chosun Ilbo article at:  
english.chosun.com/w21
data/html/news/200707/200707270011.html.

Read about the crackdown on bribery, in a 10/21/07
Korea Times article at:  
www.koreatimes.co.kr/
www/news/nation/2007/10/117_12273.html.
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Staff:
Screenwriter:  Kim Hyun Hee
P.D.:  Hong Chang Wook

Learn Korean:
Gangnam (Gang-nam) = a district in Seoul
eomma (eom-ma) = mom
ddarajamgi (dda-ra-jam-gi) = overtake/catch
up with/gain over

Variations of drama name:
Catching Up with Gangnam Moms (tentative
title)
Catching Up with Moms in Gangnam (title
used by Dong-A Ilbo)
Catching up with Rich Mom (title used by
SBS Global)
Kangnam Mom (title used by KBFD-TV)

For SBS Photos from this drama, click here.  Spoiler
alert:  The photo gallery may contain spoilers.

For SBS Videos on Demand (VODs) in Korean for this
drama, go to:  
click here.  SBS charges a fee to view
VODs.

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