Airs: Sat & Sun
Synopsis: A grieving mother, Jung Deok In quits her job to open up a small eatery by the school after her son's death. Through helping the students that she come in contact with, Deok In slowly works through her grief. Sounds kinda depressing, but this one is actually a lot of fun to watch so don't get scared off by the synopsis.
While shopping in the market for her restaurant's groceries, a seemingly ordinary ajumma Jung Deok In's day is interrupted when a thief runs past her. Muttering "I am really busy today..." in annoyance as another woman wails for help, Deok In sighs and takes off running after the thief.
Pausing on Deok In's life, the story turns and follows a glamorous star, Choi Hong Ran as she accepts an award, and tells the reporters how wonderful her family life is.
Jin Woo apologizes to Deok In profusely and Deok In sneaks away while Jin Woo chews the kids out. With a pointed look, Jin Woo looks at one of the bullies, Kang Yoon Seo, his estranged son. Blaming his father for his mother's death, Yoon Seo is not even willing to eat at the same table as Jin Woo. Almost no one knows Yoon Seo is Jin Woo's son at the school other than a few other teachers.
Calling his mistress (Kang Jin Hee) secretly to placate her for staying at his mother's house (Deok In lives with her mother-in-law but her husband apparently lives else where), Gyeong Cheol sighs in frustration when Jin Hee threatens to break up if he doesn't get a divorce soon.
Not wanting to go on marriage meets that her mom keeps urging her to go to, Jin Hee who is actually Hong Ran's sister-in-law confesses to her family that she is dating a married man but assures them that Gyeong Cheol will be getting a divorce soon.
Meeting with the bullies personally to get them to stop picking on other kids, Deok In ends up rescuing one of bullies who is getting beaten up himself by the local thugs.
In total amazement, the kids watch Deok In single handily takes out all the thugs. Just when the angry thugs are ready to gang up on Deok In, the police shows up and sends everyone scattering. One of the bullies doubles back when he notices Deok In is unable to run because of her hurt ankle and tries to piggy back her. However, once the kid realizes he really can't get too far with Deok In on his back, he resolutely dumps her on the ground and runs away himself.
Sheepishly greeting the police detective, it turns out that Deok In was not only a former detective but was actually a member of the serious crime unit.
Deok In comes back home to watch Gyeong Cheol leaves the house without a word to her. Instead of worrying about her husband though, Deok In is too preoccupied with missing her son. Thinking back to the fact that even during her son's last moments he was still worrying about her, Deok In talks to her son's phone and cries.
At the house out of concern for the student as well, Deok In arrives to beat off the thugs. Looking at Jin Woo and the alcoholic dad's stunned expression, Deok In just causally tells the dad that he needs to find a hiding place from his debtors for a while.
Before Jin Woo can process how the ordinary ajumma can be so awesome at fighting, the thugs has come back with help. With one glance at the hoards of thugs wielding their wooden sticks, Deok In yells "Run!"
However, Jin Woo falls down after taking two steps and hurts his ankle. Putting Jin Woo on her back, Deok In decides to make a run for it ... until she realizes that Jin Woo is simply too heavy for her. Dumping Jin Woo on the ground resolutely just like it was done to her not too long ago, Deok In turns to run off on her own. Reaching out a desperate hand, Jin Woo yells "How can you leave like this?!" Darting a quick glance at the hoards of thugs running toward them, Deok In tosses a quick reply "They don't always beat up everyone... just be obedient. Sorry, see you next time."
Obviously not putting a lot of faith in Deok In's assurance, Jin Woo watches Deok In's retreating back and yells "Ajumma!!!"
Oh my, I was laughing so hard at the last couple minutes. If this show can keep up the fun like these last two episodes then I am sold. So, for those of you who watches Angry Mom, Make a Woman Cry will feel really familiar. Both of our heroine can fight and both show focus on school bullying. However, while I still like Angry Mom a lot, I do think Make a Woman Cry is also a worthy watch even if I am already following Angry Mom.
While Angry Mom's focus is mostly on the school bullying and a heavy dose of political corruption, Make a Woman Cry focus more on the interpersonal relationship of the characters with the bullying more as a way to move the plot along. There are two things I really like so far about Make a Woman Cry: 1. the fact Deok In is a former cop. This really allows the writer to up the fighting ability of the heroine and still makes it believable. 2. We are going to have romance!!! I am still holding out hope that there will be some romance in Angry Woman, but it is pretty obvious that this show will definitely have a strong romance component.
If there is one thing that I don't care as much for is the story line of Hong Ran and the Hwang family. I am guessing that maybe the death of Eun Soo's husband is linked to the accident that took Deok In's son's life but at this point I would rather watch Deok In's story than the battles between Hong Ran and her sister-in-law.
Still, all in all, not bad at all for the first two episode and I am eager to keep watching.