Meet Mario Maurer — Featured Artist of the Month!

Viki’s featured artist of the month is Mario Maurer from Thailand!

Mario is a Thai model and actor who is of Thai-Chinese-German descent. He began his career as a model and then starred in his first movie, “The Love of Siam,” in 2007. Since 2010, the film awards have been pouring in — with Mario winning “Best Film Actor” at the Top Awards 2010 ceremony.

Young Mario Maurer
Mario in 2011
Mario with his very own wax figure 
at Madame Tussauds Bangkok in 2014

Fun Facts:

  • One of Mario’s hobbies is skateboarding
  • Mario and his brother once had a hip-hop duo called PsyCho & Lil’Mario

Check out Mario’s movies to learn what all the buzz is about!

The Dog

To Each a Flower

5 Little-Known Facts About Birthday Boy Ananda Everingham

Happy 32nd birthday to Ananda Everingham, one of the most popular Thai actors today! Here are five facts you probably didn’t know about the veteran star, who continues to shine after more than 15 years in the business.

Birthday boy Ananda Everingham

Ananda is of Australian-Laotian descent.

Ananda’s father is John Everingham, a Bangkok-based Australian photojournalist, and his mother, Keo Sirisomphone, is Lao. His parent’s love story was loosely dramatized in the 1983 NBC television movie, “Love Is Forever.” Born in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 31, 1982, Ananda holds Australian citizenship and also was educated there for a bit.

Ananda with his family, including brother Chester, half-brother Zen, father John, and mother Keo

Ananda is best known for his leading role in the 2004 horror movie ‘Shutter.’

The film led Ananda to many other leading roles. He won Best Actor at the 2009 Thailand National Film Association Awards for his role as a photographer in the movie “Happy Birthday.”

Ananda in a scene from ‘Shutter’

Watch a trailer for “Happy Birthday” below:


Ananda is a popular star in countries outside Thailand, including Singapore and Laos.

Although Ananda is best known for his Thai films, he also starred in Singaporean films such as “The Leap Years” in 2005 and “Pleasure Factory” in 2007. Released in 2008, “Sabaidee Luang Prabang” was the first Thai/Lao commercial film shot since 1975.

Ananda with his Laotian co-star Khamly Philavong in ‘Sabaidee Luang Prabang’

Ananda means ‘bliss’ or ‘happiness’ in Sanskrit, a classical language of India. 


Ananda is one of the principal disciples and a devout attendant of the Buddha. It is a popular Buddhist and Hindu name, as well as a popular name among Muslims in Indonesia.

Ananda written in the Sanskrit language

Before becoming an actor, Ananda worked part-time in his family’s Indian restaurant. 


At age 14, he was discovered there by a representative of GMM Grammy, Thailand’s largest entertainment company. He soon started acting in films and lakorns (otherwise known as dramas).

Ananda’s heart-melting gaze



Keep an eye out for this international rising star. What did you find the most interesting about this hot star?


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Subtitle for a Chance to Get a Signed Photo of JYJ's Yoochun - This Week Only!

Until the end of May, you can show off your subtitling skills for a chance to receive Viki merchandise or a signed photo of Park Yoochun. His birthday is coming up next week so this would be the perfect way to celebrate!

Every day from now until May 31, a gift will be given to the person who writes the most subtitles that day. Better yet, you can win on multiple days! Follow the instructions below to be eligible to receive a gift.


Instructions
  • Once a day, submit the number of subtitles you wrote that day in this form. Remember that you can subtitle in any language. 
    • Submissions must be made by 11:59PM PST (Pacific Standard Time)
  • Check your PMs on Viki as we'll contact the top subtitler each day there by the end of the next day. 

Gifts for Subtitling

One lucky person will get a signed photo of Park Yoochun. The other daily winners will receive surprise Viki gifts such as t-shirts, pens, stickers and more. We'll give away something different each day!

Remember, you can win on multiple days so submit your subtitling numbers every day!

New to subtitling? Get Started!

1) Check out this Viki U video tutorial to learn how to use the Subtitle Editor.



2) Navigate to a video and get started. You can practice on an English-language news video. Don't speak another language? Don't worry - you can caption them in English!

3) Ready to subtitle a full-length movie or TV episode? Use the Project Finder to search for videos that need subtitles. Again, subtitles can be in any language to be eligible for the gifts! 

4) Where can you find your subtitle count? You can see how many subtitles you've written on your profile. Check the total number of subtitles you started the day with and calculate the difference at the end of the day.  

Note: Popular movies or on-air TV shows are managed by volunteer "channel teams" and only team members are allows to subtitle those videos. If you want to join a team, just contact the Channel Manager!

Read our FAQs to learn everything you need to know about subtitling. If you need assistance, please visit the Viki Help Center

Marlee Matlin Thanks Viki Volunteers

We love the Viki volunteer community. They work countless hours to subtitle -- in 200 languages and super high quality -- all the TV shows and movies you watch on our site and mobile apps. <3

Many other people appreciate the community's contributions, too. Like Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-winning actress known for movies and shows like “Children of a Lesser God” and “The West Wing.”

As you may remember, Marlee has joined forces with Viki for the Billion Words March to bring subtitles and captions to the 360 million people worldwide who are deaf or hearing impaired. Watch her thank-you video below!!



Subtitling on Viki is easy — give it a try! Here’s how you can get started:

1) Watch the subtitling tutorial video on our Viki U Channel.

2) Find a video that needs your help in the Project Finder and get started.

It’s that easy! Also, make sure to check out Community Discussions to get to know other Viki community members.

Get a Poster Signed by Hyun Bin, Cast of ‘The Fatal Encounter’!

Enter for a chance to receive this poster signed by Hyun Bin!
Hyun Bin’s new movie, “The Fatal Encounter,” is finally opening in select theaters across North America today (May 23). We were lucky enough to receive an autographed poster from CJ E&M, signed by the main cast, including Hyun Bin, Han Ji Min, Jo Jung Suk, Jeong Jae Young and Park Sung Woong! And we’re giving the signed poster away to one lucky fan!

Follow the easy steps below for a chance to win the signed poster:

1) Like CJ E&M’s Facebook page: Asian Movies N More
2) Leave a comment on this post with your answers to the following:

  1. In a few sentences, describe your favorite scene from your favorite drama starring Hyun Bin. (Hyun Bin stars in these dramas on Viki: “Secret Garden,” “Worlds Within,” “Snow Queen,” and “My Name Is Kim Sam Soon”)
  2. Your Viki username (Make sure it’s correct!)
  3. (Optional) For an increased chance of winning, tweet “I want The Fatal Encounter movie poster signed by Hyun Bin! @Viki” and include the link to your tweet in your comment on this blog post

Entries will be accepted until Thursday, May 29, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time . The winner will be contacted via Private Message on Viki and asked for their mailing address by Friday, May 30, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

If you’re not sure where you can watch “The Fatal Encounter,” you can find a full list of theaters and showtimes here: http://bit.ly/1lGoiYN.

In addition, CJ E&M America’s first “I Heart Korean Movies and Dramas” meet-up event will be launching this week with a screening of “The Fatal Encounter” in both New York City and Los Angeles! To join, visit:

Los Angeles: http://bit.ly/1mUANmu
New York City: http://bit.ly/1h60OK5

Don’t miss out on this exciting giveaway! Get those entries in!

Sign Up for Viki With Your Google Account!

Hi, everyone. This is Mela from Viki's product team!

I'm happy to report that we've launched another easy way to create a Viki account. By logging in with Google+, you can get access to your favorite features like Favorites, Viki Pass, Timed Comments, the subtitling tool and more. 

If you haven't yet created an account using Facebook or your email, click “Login” on the upper-right corner of the homepage, then select “Login with Google+”. You also can connect your existing account from Account Settings.


By creating a new account on Viki, you’ll enjoy Viki Pass FREE for three days! You'll be able to binge watch all your favorites shows without ads and in HD!

With Google+ login, its now even easier to watch your favorite dramas and movies
This new login also will allow you to easily download our Android app. With our free mobile apps, you can take your favorite shows with you wherever you are. If you don’t have our app installed yet, you'll be prompted to download the app after logging in. Click “Install” and it will automatically download the app to your phone. So simple!

Login with Google also is available in the new version of the Android app. Coming soon on our iOS app! Questions? For more information, visit our Help Center





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Celebrity Breakups: These K-Drama Stars Are Now Available!

This week brought news of several high-profile celebrity breakups. These K-drama stars are back on the market, which is good news for single fans everywhere! 

Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo 

Following Ji Hyun Woo’s release from the Korean mandatory military service on May 6, he and his Queen In Hyun’s Man co-star Yoo In Na ended their two-year relationship.

Splitsville for Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na

Moon Geun Young and Kim Bum 

The two actors met on the set of Jung Yi, The Goddess of Fire and traveled together to Europe, but they recently announced they have ended their six-month relationship. 

Kim Bum and Moon Geun Young are back on the market after 6 months

Kim Woo Bin and Yoo Ji Ahn 

The Heirs star and model Yoo Ji Ahn seemed to have a lot in common because they began their careers in modeling. News broke this week that the model couple had actually parted way about three months ago. The separation was caused by distance and their busy schedules.

Kim Woo Bin and Yoo Ji Ahn give their fans new hope by being newly single

Which star would you like to date, now that these A-list celebrities are single again? Let us know!

Learn These 5 Chinese Phrases With Viki!

Learning a new language might seem hard at first, but it’s actually pretty easy. Many Viki fans have shared stories about how they’ve learned new languages by watching dramas and movies on Viki. You’d be surprised at how much you can pick up!

Today, we’re featuring the Chinese dialect of Mandarin. See below as we breakdown and translate some Mandarin phrases into English from popular Taiwanese/Chinese dramas found on Viki.

Never Give Up, Dodo

When Dodo (played by newcomer Yin Hang) and Xu Fei (played by Godfrey Gao) decide to get married, Xu Fei’s siblings come to town to help them with their wedding preparations. But the siblings don’t seem to like Dodo very much. When Dodo puts on her fancy wedding dress, Xu Fei’s brother (who is pictured below in another funny scene with Dodo) criticizes the way she looks in it by saying, “What kind of bad figure is this?”


Man Comes to Tang Dynasty
When Zhi Hao wakes up one day and finds himself in completely unfamiliar surroundings (back in time in the Tang Dynasty) and next to a strange woman, he doesn’t know what to make of the situation. But when the woman tells him that she is his wife, he is very confused and utters, “Darn this!”


Fabulous 30

During a girls’ getaway vacation to Macau with her two best friends, Zhi Qin (played by Albee Huang)  spends the night with a complete stranger. When she returns in the morning to her friends, they show their displeasure by saying, “You’re so dead.”


Dragon Gate

When Mo Yu (played by Alice Ke) is captured along with the prime minister’s daughter by the evil Xiang Yu (played by Tammy Chen) and held inside Dragon Gate, she demands to know, “What are you trying to do?”


Suo Meng Lou

When a beautifully dressed dancer from Shanghai arrives in a small town and goes into the Jiang family shop, they assume she is there to look at the beautiful fabrics instead of to shake up the town with her controversial news. When the workers scurry to attend to the dancer’s needs, they yell at a kitchen worker to bring her some tea, and the worker responds, “Sure thing!”


Tell us in the comments what words you’ve learned from watching Taiwanese/Chinese dramas and movies! Also, which language would you like to see featured next?

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Last Chance to Win Tickets to Hyun Bin's New Movie ‘The Fatal Encounter’!


Ticket Giveaway #2 (Enter Until May 18th)

Did you miss out on our first giveaway for tickets to the advanced screening of Hyun Bin’s new historical movie, “The Fatal Encounter”? You might still have a chance to see the movie for free! Viki is giving away a pair of tickets to see the movie, which starts May 27, to one person in each of the following American cities:

1.  New York – AMC Empire
2.  Flushing, N.Y. – AMC Bay Terrace
3.  Fairfax, Va. – Regal Fairfax Towne Center
4.  Hanover, Md. – Cinemark Egyptian
5.  Las Vegas – Regal Village Square
6.  Houston – AMC Studio 30
7.  Daly City, Calif. – Century Daly City
8.  Santa Clara, Calif. – AMC Mercado
9.  Dublin, Calif. – Regal Hacienda Crossing
10.   Irvine, Calif. – Regal Edwards UTC
11.   Fullerton, Calif. – Regal La Habra
12.   Lynwood, Wash. – AMC Alderwood
13.   Federal Way, Wash. – Century Federal Way
14.   Philadelphia – AMC Plymouth Meeting
15.   Chicago – AMC Showplace Niles
16.   Atlanta – AMC Sugarloaf Discovery Mills


Ticket Details (Please Take Note)
* Tickets do not include travel arrangements or expenses.
* The tickets will be valid Monday through Thursday only.
* The tickets will be accepted starting on May 27 until the movie is taken down from the theater. Thus, we recommend seeing the movie during the first week between May 27 and May 29.

How to Enter

Simply follow these steps by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, May 18, to enter the giveaway.

1. Like CJ E&M America’s Facebook page
2. Fill out this form with your mailing information

Winners will be contacted via email by 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, May 19.

Good luck! Watch Hyun Bin’s transformation into the fierce and rugged King Jeongjo in the movie trailer below to see what you’re in for with this exciting new movie!

6 Must-Try Snack Flavors That Are Only Sold in Asia

Recently, Häagen-Dazs announced two new ice cream flavors in Japan: Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange. While the combination of fruits and vegetables in ice cream might seem strange, this is only one example of delicious twists on classic flavors and food products that can only be found in Asia. You’ve probably even noticed some being enjoyed by your favorite characters in popular dramas!

Would you try vegetable-flavored ice cream?


Check out the unique flavors of these six popular Asian snacks, and let us know if you’ve ever had — or want to try — them.

Yakult

The yogurt drink has a wonderful tangy taste, and it’s small size makes it easy to bring along anywhere. In “Rooftop Prince,” Lee Gak (played by Park Yoochun) and Bak Ha (played by Han Ji Min) shared a pack while strolling through the park.

The Crown Prince and the Bak Ha share a yogurt drink in ‘Rooftop Prince

The original flavor of Yakult is found in countries worldwide, but other delicious flavors can only be found in Asia.

From left to right: Original, Orange, Grape and Apple flavors

Kit Kat

The chocolate-covered wafer is light and crispy with easy-to-snap-off bars. Since 2000, Japan has introduced more than 200 different flavors of these iconic chocolate wafers, including green tea, blueberry cheesecake, purple yam and banana. The flavors are designed to appeal to younger consumers and are often purchased as part of a good-luck gift since the name sounds like the Japanese phrase “Kitto Katsu,” which means “surely win.”

The many flavors of Kit Kat found only in Japan




























Pocky

The most popular flavors of this coated biscuit sticks are strawberry and chocolate, which is what Na Jung (played by Go Ah Ra) is eating while watching Chil Bong (played by Yoo Yeon Seok) pitch during their university’s baseball championships in “Reply 1994.” But there are many more flavors of this delicious snack — such as coconut, peanut, tropical and cheesecake — that are hard to find outside of Asia.

Na Jung chomps on a chocolate-covered Pocky in ‘Reply 1994
Like Kit Kat, Pocky also comes in a variety of sizes and flavors, most of which are only available in Asia


Potato Chips

The crunching sound heard while eating potato chips is instantly recognizable. Popular flavors include original, barbecue, and sour cream and onion. However, traveling abroad opens up a whole new world of flavor options. In China, Lay’s potato chips come in cucumber, blueberry, and hot and sour fish soup! Thailand offers seaweed, salmon, and hot chili pepper. In “Romance Town,” Soon Geum (played by Sung Yu Ri) and Gun Woo (played by Jung Gyu Woon) walk back from the store after purchasing their favorite potato chips to share. 

Soon Geum and Gun Woo joke around after buying chips in ‘Romance Town
Examples of the unusual flavors of Lay’s potato chips found in Thailand

Oreos

The sandwich cookies consist of cream filling squeezed between two chocolate disks. Since first being introduced in the United States, Oreos have been produced in many varieties in different countries all around the world. Some notable flavors include milky banana (China), dulce de leche (Chile), green tea (Japan), and orange ice cream (Singapore and Malaysia). 

The rainbow of Oreo cookie shapes and flavors available in China

Bottled Tea

The bottled tea market has grown rapidly in recent years, with several drink companies expanding their offerings to include different black and green tea options. In Asia, grocery store shelves are packed with teas that range from chrysanthemum and oolong to barley and corn silk. You can even find bottled tea as a staple in meeting rooms, as evidenced by the scenes from “I Need Romance 3” and “Flower Boy Next Door.”


Tea is served in company meetings in ‘I Need Romance 3’ (top) and ‘Flower Boy Next Door’ (bottom)

Which snack is your favorite? What else should we have included in this list? Share your comments below!

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The 3 Hottest Forbidden Love Make-Out Scenes

We all know the difference between right and wrong, don’t we? But sometimes, the salaciousness of forbidden love is just too irresistible. Asian dramas were once the vehicles for chaste, unrequited love stories. But that is definitely not the case with modern dramas, as evidenced by some of our favorite hot make-out scenes between forbidden lovers. Here are three of our favorites!

Lovestore at the Corner

In this new Taiwanese drama, Shu Lei (played by Lee Wei) cheats on his girlfriend with her best friend, Xin Ni (played by Chloe Wang). Their make-out scene in Episode 1 starts off with Xin Ni jumping on Shu Wei, who is riddled with guilt, but then gets steamy as he gives into the moment.

Shu Lei can’t resist the lusty kiss from Xin Ni in Episode 1 of ‘Lovestore at the Corner’

Secret Love Affair

The entire premise of this guilty-pleasure on-air Korean drama is about an illicit love affair between a 40-year-old woman and a young piano protégé who is half her age. Despite falling instantly in love with Hye Won (played by Kim Hee Ae) when he first sees her, Seon Jae (played by Yoo Ah In) finally consummates his love for her in the most touching, restrained love scene at the end of Episode 8 that is all the more steamy for what it doesn’t show.

The hot kiss between Hye Won and Seon Jae that starts it all in ‘Secret Love Affair’

See the tasteful love scene at the end of Episode 8 below.


The tasteful first love scene between Hye Won and Seon Jae in Episode 8 of ‘Secret Love Affair’

When a Man Loves

There is so much sexual chemistry between Jae Hee (played by Yeon Woo Jin) and his boss’ girlfriend, Mi Do (played by Shin Se Kyung), that it’s sizzling. Episode 12 of this Korean drama contains one of the hottest (and dangerously bold, not to mention “what the hell are you doing?”) make-out scenes of all time when Jae Hee finally can’t hold himself back from jumping Mi Do at his boss’ apartment and engaging in the most scintillating make-out scene inside the luxurious closet of Tae Sung (played by Song Seung Heon).

The steamy make-out scene between Mi Do and Jae Hee

See the oh-so-wrong, jaw-dropping make-out scene in the episode below!


Jae Hee and Mi Do get it on and almost get caught in Episode 12 of ‘When a Man Loves’

Did we miss your favorite make-out scene? Let us know which scenes were too hot for you to handle!


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Guess Who Will Be Discharged From the Military This Year?

Following Ji Hyun Woo’s release from the Korean mandatory military service on May 6, many are eagerly anticipating the discharge of other favorite celebrities in 2014.

Ji Hyun Woo looks so dapper in his military garb

Lee Je Hoon — who is best known for his roles in the films “The Front Line” and “Bleak Night” — is expected to be discharged on July 24. It’s rumored that he has already received a number of scripts and calls from producers and writers who are competing to cast him in their next projects. Watch him play the privileged son of a clothing company in “Fashion King”!

Lee Je Hoon knows how to look cute while saluting

Kim Moo Yul — who played Eun Chae’s brother in “Iljimae” — also will be discharged in July, along with K-pop stars Leeteuk of Super Junior, Lee Hyun of 8eight, and Se7en.

Lee Moo Yul and Leeteuk are at your attention

Yoo Seung Ho — who starred in “I Miss You,” “Arang and the Magistrate,” “Warrior Baek Dong Soo” and “The Great Queen Seon Dok” — will be discharged in December.

Yoo Seung Ho looks seriously official
To tilt the balance of the great stars who are returning from military duty, we are sad to see that Park Ki Woong of “Bridal Mask” and “Full House Take 2” enlisted today! We’re going to miss him!

Park Ki Woong is ready to join the ranks

But we can’t wait to see all the other great actors return to the small screen!

Who are you the most excited to see return to civilian life? Let us know in the comments below!

Oh No, She Didn’t! 7 Mortifying Things Drama Mamas Do

The second Sunday in May is a day for celebrating mothers in more than 80 countries around the world, including North America, much of Europe and Asia. Instead of getting all sappy, we thought we would mark this momentous occasion by highlighting some of the wacky things that mothers have done for the sake of their children in the crazy world of television dramas. Here is our list of the top 7 “thank goodness, she isn’t my momma” drama moments. And don’t miss the Mother’s Day Special Event on Viki below!

This Mother Pays Off Her Son’s Girlfriends to Leave Him

Ha Rim has a strained relationship with his all-business mother, Lee Hye Shin (played by Yoo Ji In), in “A Little Love Never Hurts.” It seems she has a history of approaching the poor, sweet girls that he falls in love with and pays them off to leave him. No wonder the guy still hasn’t been able to marry!

The ever-so-cool mom in ‘A Little Love Never Hurts

This Mother Sets Arbitrary Deadlines for Marriage

In “Love Family,” Sheng Ren’s mother (played by Lin Xiu Jun) has an arbitrary, inflexible rule that her children have to be married by the age of 30. So the boy goes on a desperate hunt for a childhood love, only to have his mother immediately disapprove of her after he finds her and then sends her pre-approved wife to go spy on him and seduce him!

Just marry who this mom wants you to marry and everything will be OK in ‘Love Family

This Mother Licks the Wounds of a Cheating Husband by Becoming a Professional Model

Makoto Miki (played by Kazue Fukiishi) is a hot, 30-year-old mother of two and a devoted wife in “Holy Battle in Couleur de Rose — The Future Is in Our Hands” — that is, until the day she finds out that her husband has been cheating on her. She then decides the only thing to do to recover from the devastation is to become a professional model. I don’t know why more women who have been wronged don’t take this obvious route!

Hot model/mom in ‘Holy Battle in Couleur de Rose — The Future Is in Our Hands

This Mother Bankrupts Her Daughter by Using Her Assets in a Failed Business Venture

In “Can We Love?” Jung Won’s mom (played by Kim Hye Ok) uses her daughter’s home as collateral for a business loan and loses everything, including her daughter’s home, when the broker runs off with the money. Only in such a family-centric country can a parent stick their hands in their children’s pockets — literally!

This mom piles on the troubles for our heroine in Can We Love?

This Mother Endures Divine Paddling for the Sake of Her Spinster Daughter

Wu Shuang’s mother (played by Lin Mei Xiu) in “My Queen” is so worried that her daughter is not married yet at the ripe old age of 33 that she runs to a temple to seek divine help. There, she endures 100 blows to her rump with a wooden paddle in the hopes of breaking her daughter of her spinster curse! As if that isn’t mortifying enough, the mother then drags Wu Shuang to the same temple so that she also can receive 100 paddle hits to her bum!

This self-sacrificing mom takes 100 paddles to her rump for her daughter in ‘My Queen

This Mother … Well, Just Read Below Because It’s Way Too Complicated!

Valeria (played by Anabell Rivero) so covets her best friend’s life in “Torrent of Passions” that she agrees to become a surrogate mother for her baby. But when her best friend is lost in a plane crash, Valeria willingly comforts her best friend’s husband and ends up having a one-night stand with him. When her pregnancy starts showing, Valeria tells the poor guy that he is the father but leaves out the crucial fact that his wife is the biological mother! Valeria gets the life and family she wants with her best friend’s husband, but things turn a little awkward when the best friend miraculously survives the plane crash and returns home!

If your best friend dies, then take her husband and her baby, as Valeria does in ‘Torrent of Passions

This Mother Uses the Family’s Precious Money to Get a Boob Job

Although her family is struggling to make ends meet in “Assorted Gems,” Pi Hye Ja (played by Han Hye Sook), the mother of four grown kids, selfishly goes to a back-alley doctor to get breast enlargement surgery to make herself more appealing to her philandering husband. The complications from the procedure send the mom to the hospital, piling on additional debt for the family and leaving her children dumbfounded!

This mom racks up large hospital bills for her struggling family after a botched boob job in Assorted Gems

Most of us can be glad that our own mothers in no way resemble these drama mamas! Mothers in real life — with their love, strength and support — make the world go around. Our hats are off to our mothers and all the other great mothers in the Viki community! Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Special Event on Viki!

To show our appreciation for mothers (and those who love them) everywhere, Viki is offering a Mother’s Day Special Collection of movies and television shows from all over the world that both you and your mother are sure to enjoy. So show the mothers in your lives how much you love them by giving the gift of a Viki Pass to enjoy this exclusive collection and all shows on Viki without ads and in HD.

Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.