4 K-dramas teachers that drive viewers mad yet are likable at the same time

Viewers have mixed feelings towards these K-drama female teachers. 

The audiences developed a “love-hate” with these K-drama female characters who all happen to be teachers. Let’s find out why. 

Ma Yeo Jin (Go Hyun Jung) – The Queen’s Classroom (2013)

The Queen's Classroom

Ma Yeo Jin played by Go Hyun Jung in the 2013 drama “The Queen’s Classroom” is referred to as a “Witch Teacher” because of how cold and strict she can be. She teaches students using her own terrifying method. However, that is not everything about her. 

The Queen's Classroom

Contrary to the initial coldness and unapproachability, Ma Yeo Jin is actually a very dedicated teacher who silently cares for students, making her and the students understand each other better. Ma Yeo Jin is the embodiment of how we should not be too quick to judge someone by how they appear to be on the outside.

The Queen's Classroom

Kim Joo Young (Kim Seo Hyung) – SKY Castle (2018)

SKY Castle

People who get hurt like to hurt others, this saying can describe coach Kim Joo Young (Kim Seo Hyung) in the 2018 hit drama “SKY Castle”. After forcing her daughter to study without rest, leading her to have a mental disease, Kim Joo Young chose to “seek revenge on life” by doing the same to other kids.

SKY Castle

Kim Joo Young is clearly in the wrong, but she has her reasons and thanks to Kim Seo Hyung’s iconic and charismatic acting performance, her character became much more likable. 

SKY Castle

Cheon Seo Jin (Kim So Yeon) – The Penthouse: War In Life (2020 – 2021) 

penthouse

Under a lot of pressure from her father, Cheon Seo Jin has had to go through many traumas in the past. That is why her not allow anyone to be happy. She did many things wrong, from the time she was a high school student to when she became a rich and powerful woman.

penthouse

Everyone can see Cheon Seo Jin’s enthusiasm for Cheong A art school – her father’s lifelong passion, but she did not expect that her actions have partly made it no longer as valuable as before. 

Kim Sun Bin (Seo Ye Ji) – Eve (2022) 

eve

To take revenge on those who harmed his family, Sun Bin turned himself into a cruel and manipulative person. However, witnessing the tragedies that befall Sun Bin’s family, the audience sympathizes with her.

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