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[Drama 2017] Borg Mom, 보그맘

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Borg Mom

 

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  • English title: Borg Mom
  • Hangul: 보그맘
  • Director: Sun Hye-Yoon
  • Network: MBC
  • Episodes: 12
  • Release Date: September 15, 2017
  • Runtime: fridays 21:50
  • Director: Sun Hye Yoon
    Screenwriter: Choi Woo Joo, Park Eun Jung

 

Plot

Choi Go-Bong (Yang Dong-Geun) works in the field of artificial intelligence. His wife died 7 years ago after giving birth to their son Choi Yool. Choi Go-Bong then developed a borg mom (Park Han-Byul) using AI and robotics. Choi Yool enters a prestigious kindergarten and the borg mom meets the other mothers there. The mothers group is full of vanity and pretentiousness.

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MBC variety-drama Borg Mom lines up cast for some robot hijinks

by tipsymocha (dramabeans)

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Yang Dong-geun, Park Han-byul

MBC’s Borg Mom (formerly known as Our Mom is Recharging), the variety-drama project that was previously announced a couple of months ago has already lined up its main cast and is gearing up to start filming soon. The show will be helmed by former We Got Married PD Sun Hye-yoon, and I hope her experience in variety will help her inject more of that side into the show than past variety-drama projects have done to date.

When the first reports for Borg Mom were released, the plot descriptors were quite vague and said that the show would center around a strange neighborhood and its quirky inhabitants. I’m not sure what I was expecting exactly, but it certainly wasn’t this: The show will follow a genius inventor who builds a humanoid robot that looks like his late wife. The titular ‘borg mom will enter the bizarre world of snooty, socialite mothers as the inventor’s son enters an upscale kindergarten, hilariously named Buckingham Nursery. Borg Mom will cast a critical eye on the ridiculous excess of the upper class and their obsession with status and wealth, while also bringing the comedy as our robot disrupts their airs mid-snipe.

Yang Dong-geun (Missing 9) will play the inventor dad, who’s one of those aloof, but really warm-on-the-inside types. Yang apparently liked the script so much he agreed to join the show nearly as soon as he read it. I’ll always have a soft spot for the rapper-actor because of his part in early 2000s sitcom Nonstop, and though Borg Mom isn’t technically a sitcom, the premise is wacky enough that I think he’ll be a great fit for the show. Park Han-byul (I Have a Lover) will portray the titular cyborg mom, who has perfect looks and brains but absolutely no flexibility in character. I haven’t seen any of her dramas since 2006’s Fantasy Couple, but I’ve heard good things about her acting in recent years, and I’m pretty excited to see her robot character take on the Gangnam mothers.

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Ivy, Choi Yeo-jin, Hwang Bora, Jung Yi-rang

Borg Mom has also cast the cadre of high society wives and mothers that rule Buckingham Nursery, and their character names are cracking me up: Singer and musical actress Ivy will play the ice-cold queen bee of the Buckingham mothers, called Do Do-hye, which literally means “haughty.” Choi Yeo-jin’s (On the Way to the Airport) character, Bu Ti-na, or “upscale feel” in Korean, is a show-off who needs to add English to every sentence in order to feel satisfied. Hwang Bora (Blow Breeze) will portray a former girl group member who’s now a social media addict. Her name is Gu-seol Suzy, which translates to a hilarious “gossiping Suzy.” This group of mothers will be the subject of envy and admiration from Yoo Gwi-nam, played by SNL veteran Jung Yi-rang, who is desperate to join the club.

Also joining the cast is Choi Jung-won (Shining Eun-soo), who will play Yang Dong-geun’s trusted friend and assistant, and Kwon Hyun-bin, who participated in the second season of idol reality show Produce 101. Kwon will make his acting debut as a teacher at Buckingham Nursery, who is also the son of the kindergarten’s principal. He’s described as free-minded and full of hip-hop swagger as a result of having grown up abroad.

Borg Mom doesn’t have a premiere date nor a set episode count yet, but filming is scheduled to begin at the end of the month, so we can probably expect to see it on the airwaves sometime later this year. We’re going to see several dramas later this year with robots as the main leads (I’m Not a Robotand Are You Human Too?), so hopefully, Borg Mom manages to stand out from the pack. Let the not-quite-human hijinks ensue!

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Choi Jung-won, Kwon Hyun-bin

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First script reading for MBC drama series “Borg Mom”

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First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “Borg Mom” took place August 10, 2017 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. The first script read featured main cast members including Yang Dong-Geun, Park Han-Byul, Choi Yeo-Jin, Hwang Bo-Ra, Ivy, Jung Yi-Rang and Kwon Hyun-Bin. At the script reading, Director Sun Hye-Yoon stated that “I could not sleep last night, because my heart was fluttering. I hope this drama will be a memorable work for me.”  Yang Dong-Geun stated that “I think it will be a fun drama which has never been before. I am looking forwards to it and I will work hard.” Park Han-Byul stated “I feel nervous due to expectation that I have to act well, but I will do my best.

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I wasn't sure about watching this drama, but since I'm a hardcore sci-fi fan, I gave it a try, and I have to say that I really liked the first episode. Maybe, "Are You Human Too?" won't be the only interesting robot-themed drama to air this season... Let's cross fingers.

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On 9/23/2017 at 2:32 AM, pansiu said:

Real fun watching Borg Mom, Park Han-Byul acting is really like a cyborg :-). She is still as pretty as in Fantasy Couple.

I am debating if I want to start this, I did see some clips and glad to see Yang Dong Geun in a new drama! I do remember PHB in Fantasy Couple but then didn't watch her other works. It was funny a korean article was negatively viewing the drama that PHB as the borg mom was too stiff and in my head I was like that is the whole point lol, then the other day a different article praising her acting! Korean articles are interesting lol

 

How is the drama though? It seems that Ivy's character, mother to George and the girl twin has a history with PHB but she doesn't know since she is the robot version of the real wife?

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OST part 3: Banhana - Goodbye

preview ep4

 

clips ep 3:

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Just  saw the first 6 episodes,  I am enjoying the drama. It is a silly scifi, but it is written very well. I love the four elegant committee ladies. They are very funny and fun to see their clothes. The acting is also very good.   Yang Dong Geun isn't the usual matinee idol type, but I think he is very attractive. 

 

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I am also concerned about the replication of his wife  - as much as I like this comedy, cyber duplicate wife does have a strange Stepford Wives overtone.

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This drama has Japanese anime feels to it. Watching this is like watching a live version of
Japan anime. If you like Japan anime, you will like this drama.

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OST part 5:

Kenta (Takada) - I call you

 

Kenta (Takada) - When you call me

preview ep 6

clips p5

 

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I'm happy that they made it all the way to episode 8 and it's still funny.  Most k-dramas would have turned to angst and sadness already.

 

Borg Mom is possibly my favorite borg of all time, even beating Locutus.  She doesn't have a laser on her head but she is quite a bit cuter.

 

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