My Golden Life: Maternal instinct

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Obedient son turned rogue for Mother Choi

Roh Myunghee or Mother Choi, Choi Dokyung’s mother in KBS drama “My Golden Life” is a cold, hard and seemingly unfeeling woman. Nothing maternal about her at all. She lives by the rules of the social hierarchy she grew up with under the directives and thumb of her imposing father.

Just as how she has been brought up, her instinct is to bring up her children the same way. Strict discipline, adherence to the rules and etiquette expected of the position, proper decorum and no stigma of scandal and doing anything and everything to ensure the family business is protected and can grow and develop.

But deep down, there is that glimmer of maternal instinct in her. We saw a little of this with her son Choi Dokyung whom she takes pride in but was quick to chastise and put him into place. When he opted to leave home to become independent and got banished by her father, she missed him and thought about him over Christmas dinner.

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A rocky relationship between mother and daughter

While she did not welcome Seo Jisu, her real long lost daughter, with open arms, she was not immune to her moods. Her maternal instinct reared its head, in tune with her sadness, especially when she heard her daughter sobbing in her room and she wanted to find out the reason.

But her real maternal instinct is honed in on Seo Jian, whom she thought was her missing daughter. Maybe it was maternal love or maybe guilt of losing her when she was a toddler that had her shower Seo Jian with attention and love, in her own way, when she returned home. And even when the Seo Jian bombshell was thrown and she was thrown out of their home, Mother Choi missed her and thought about her on occasion. In fact she was genuinely happy to know that Seo Jian had returned after disappearing for a while.

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Mother Choi was happy to see Seo Jian in her own way

The joy of seeing Seo Jian again, even though instinctively she called her Eunseok, was clear in her that smile on her face in Episode 35.

Maternal instinct? Maybe!

But how maternal will she be now that she has found out that her obedient son left home because of Seo Jian? Will her past “love” for her and her son bring out her real maternal instinct that she would help this pair of love birds from the wrath of her father? Will she be their champion and saviour knowing how much her son cares about this woman? 

No doubt she is furious now. But will she give in after she calms down? We wait to see! KBS 2 at 1955h Korean time, this weekend!

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Will real maternal instinct set in for Mother Choi?

“我黄金光辉的人生:母性

在KBS电视剧“我黄金光辉的人生”中,施厚君饰演的崔道京的母亲卢明熙是一位冷酷,坚强,看起来是毫无感情的女人,根本就没有母性。长大时,她按照社会等级规则生活,生长在卢父亲的指示和拇指之下。

就像她被教育一样,她就是以同样的方式去养育自己的孩子。严格纪律,坚守岗位的准则和礼仪,不要引来绯闻,千方百计保证家族企业得到保护和可以迅速发展。

但内心深处,她有着微弱的母亲本能。我们看到她对儿子崔道京的自豪感,但会经常很快纠正他的行为或想法。当他选择独立,离家出走,并被祖父驱逐时,在圣诞晚餐中明显的妈妈想念儿子了。

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Pride and joy of Mother Choi

虽然并不热情欢迎她真正失去了多年的女儿徐智秀,但母亲的本能让她感到她的悲伤,特别是当她听到女儿在房里哭泣时,想要找出原因。

但是,她真正的母性本能,是放在她初时以为是失踪的女儿的徐智安的身上。也许这是母爱,也许是在女儿小时给丢了而感到内疚,所以女儿回家的时候,以她自己的方式去关注和爱护她。甚至当徐智安的炸弹性消息被透露,被赶出家门后,崔妈妈也偶尔想念她。事实上,知道徐智安消失了一段时间后,已经回来了,她感到高兴。

在第35集中,看见徐智安的喜悦,脱口而称她为恩素,崔妈妈的脸上显示出了笑容。

母性?也许!

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Will that confrontation eventually turn into support?

但现在她发现她顺从的儿子是因为徐智安而离开家时,她会有什么举动呢?知道儿子非常珍惜徐智安,当她气平理智后,真正的母性本能是否会被激动?在卢祖父的愤怒下,她会从中帮助这对苦命鸳鸯吗?她会成为他们的袒护者吗?

我们拭目以待!KBS 2台,每逢周末韩国时间1955点,一定要收看哦!

Photo Credits – Many thanks! KBS Drama

6 thoughts on “My Golden Life: Maternal instinct

  1. Amy老喵喵 says:

    早上有幸读到关于翻译家傅雷的生平家事。傅雷有一位对其教育非常严苛的母亲,造就他长大后不仅脾气暴躁对儿子也很严厉,甚至会“家暴”。但是所谓“爱之深责之切”吧,他的《傅雷家书》却被誉为育儿宝典,也伴随着我们的成长。联想到卢会长父女家里家外的规则管理,虽然卢会长的规则让海城变得强大,却让崔家变得死气沉沉,好在卢代表毕竟是女性和母亲,对儿女虽态度生硬,但在不多的出场中总是能让我们看到时时闪耀的母性光辉,相信这位刀子嘴豆腐心的妈妈以及本就欣赏智安的外公最终会成全京安恋,助攻京安的黄金人生,崔徐两家都走上幸福之路。

  2. Grandpa Moh will not have it his way if the defiance of CDK & Jang Soo Ra is any indication of Gen Y behaviour. He threatened to favour his other grand son ( his second daughter’s son who is almost finishing his studies overseas) who is also gen Y. Let’s see if Writer So highlights this behaviour of the younger generation of chaebol families.

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