Saturday, November 7, 2015

Hot Mom

Episodes: 38 

       This drama was so enjoyable and endearing to watch. It's a Chinese drama that portrays a realistic, humorous, and serious side of relationships and love. The characters are so distinct and complement each other very well. Xia Bing, the protagonist, is a very independent, confident woman and focuses on her career as well as expresses herself through fashion. Her boyfriend, Yuan Bao, worships her like she's a goddess and is willing to serve her in any aspect from getting a certain food to wearing certain clothes. Xia Bing then finds out that she is pregnant which leads to marriage, getting along with the mother-in-law, and also not being able to get the promotion she wants in her career. Everything that she has going on in her life is put on hold as she learns to adjust to a new lifestyle.
          Even though there are a lot of cute and romantic scenes that portray a realistic relationship, it also had a fair share of sad and angry moments. Xia Bing has a beautiful baby girl but she gets post-natal depression. She gets better and is ready to work but her family wants her to hold off on working. She works but struggles to balance between taking care of her daughter and going to work. Her husband's business faces a crisis. Arguments. Mother-in-law gets Alzheimer's. The question of divorce. The roles of dependence and independence.
          Throughout this drama, we alternate between two couples: Xia Bing & Yuan Bao and Li Mu Zi & Luo Tian. The connection between those two couples is that Xia Bing is the secretary of Beauty Magazine while Li Mu Zi is the executive. Both couples have different in experiences in love, conceiving a child, raising a child, and marital issues. However, both women work together to rise to the top in their careers reminding themselves that no matter what, they need to become their own queen.
      Not only does it show a realistic side of relationships but it also sends out an important message about how women should be independent and have their own character instead of depend on others for happiness. The ending was also very cute.  I highly recommend this drama.

P.S. The OSTs were amazing.

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