“The Good Bad Mother” Kdrama 2023 | Cast | Synopsis | Preview & more

Overview: “The Good Bad Mother” Kdrama (also known as “Bad Mom”) is a JTBC original drama series that released on April 26, 2023. It will tell the story of the relationship of a mother and her son which was destroyed due to her harsh parenting, but an accident made her son return back to her. “The Good Bad Mother” stars Ra Mi Ran, Lee Do Hyun, Ahn Eun Jin and Yoo In Soo in the main cast. It is available to watch online on streaming platform Netflix*.


Table of Contents

  • Synopsis
  • Genre
  • Cast
  • Air Time & Schedule
  • Episodes & Ratings
  • Still Cuts
  • Notes & Facts
  • Where To Watch Online?
  • Trailers & Clips


“The Good, Bad Mother” Korean drama tells the story of a mother and her bond with her son.

Jin Young Soon is a single mother who was widowed at a young age. She owns a pig farm and is committed to give her son a good upbringing. Young Soon has endured enough hardship in her life that she doesn’t want her son to experience the same pennyless and powerless fate. Despite the fact that she loves her son, Choi Kang Ho the most, she has always been harsh with him. As a result, his son has grown well and has become a successful prosecutor. However, he has also become cold-hearted and aloof  because, in his eyes his mother is a “bad mother” as she has always been strict with him.

One day an accident causes Kang Ho to lose his memory and revert to being 7 years old. To bring back his memories, Young Soon decides to become a bad mother again.

Lee Mi Joo is a nail artist. She is a childhood friend and ex-girlfriend of Kang Ho. The accident not only reunites the mother and son but also the ex-lovers.


Drama, Comedy, Family

Main Cast & Characters

  • Ra Mi Ran as Jin Young Soon
  • Lee Do Hyun as Choi Kang Ho
  • Ahn Eun Jin as Lee Mi Joo
  • Yoo In Soo as Bang Sam Sik

Supporting Cast

  • Jung Woong In as Oh Tae Soo
  • Choi Moo Sung as Song Woo Byeok
  • Seo Yi Sook as Mrs. Park
  • Kang Mal Geum as Mrs. Jung
  • Hong Bi Ra as Oh Ha Young
  • Kim Won Hae as Chief of Jouri village
  • Park Bo Kyung as Chief’s wife
  • Jang Won Young as Mrs. Park’s husband
  • Lee Sang Hoon as Mr. Yang
  • Baek Hyun Jin as Trot Baek
  • Gi So Yoo as Yeo Jin
  • Park Da On as Seo Jin
  • Kim Sun Bin as Kang Ho’s rival colleague
  • Kim Ji Woong

Air Time & Schedule

New Episodes every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 PM KST.

Episodes & Ratings

Korean drama “The Good Bad Mother” will have a total of 14 episodes.

Still Cuts


Notes & Facts

  • Ra Mi Ran earlier starred in Korean drama “Dr. Park’s Clinic” (2022).
  • Lee Do Hyun earlier starred in Korean drama “The Glory” (2023).
  • Ahn Eun Jin earlier starred in Korean drama “The One And Only” (2021).
  • Yoo In Soo earlier appeared in Korean drama “Alchemy of Souls Season 2: Light and Shadow” (2022).
  • This is Yoo In Soo’s first drama with a lead role.
  • Director: Shim Na Yeon
  • Scriptwriter: Bae Se Young

Where To Watch Online?

You can watch “The Good Bad Mother” online on Netflix here.

Trailers & Clips

Episodes 1, 2, 3,….., Highlights

*Drama is subject to regional availability.