last secretary, the boss has changed, majimak yeobiseo, boseuga dallajyeotteoyo, boseureul jikyeora, 마지막 여비서, 보스가 달라졌어요
comedy, drama, romance, friendship
03 Aug, 2011 - 29 Sep, 2011
21:55 - 23:05
3.62 of 5 by 2385 users
After searching for a job for a long time, No Eun Seol gets finally employed as a secretary by Cha Mu Won, who is the head of department head at the company of his uncle, president Cha. However, the handsome Cha Mu Won is not looking for a personal secretary himself, but for his cousin, Cha Ji Heon, who is not only really spoiled but also afraid of dirt, bacteria and every other kind of illness and body contact. Happy that she got a job and can finally think of paying her debts, Eun Seol has to discover that her new boss is no other than the man who got into trouble after she fought her previous chef at a night club.
I started watching Protect the Boss because there were so many romance dramas in that season that sounded good, that I wanted to have watched at least one. Protect the Boss had the storyline that seemed the funniest. The basic story is about a girl that causes problems for a rich guy. He is picky and has a complicated character. While she is looking for a job, she meets the cousin of the rich guy and he seems to like her, so he takes her in as the secretary. Since she needs the money so badly, she tries to endure the bad character of her boss, the rich guy, and he ends up falling for her.
The first few episodes gave me a "Boy over flowers/Hana Yori Dango" feeling. There are many paralleles that just gave me the impression of a "Hanadan 2". The main character is a little bit dumb and cocky, just like Domiyouji. Even the hair is similar! Just that Ji Heon can't fight. Oh, and he has such a cute cat-like smile. He is one of those people that grow on you more and more from episode to episode. At first I was worried because he didn't look like he was my type, but he wins a lot after the first few episodes.
The main girl is also like an older version Tsukushi. She can fight really well, is very strong and never gives up, no matter how hard she's bullied. The third thing is the character of Jaejoong, the cousin aka. Mu Won. He is very kind and lovely, never pressures the main girl and feels like an angel sent from heaven to help her. Basically, it's all that Hanzawa Rui is, too! And the last thing is the side-girl, Ice Cream aka. Na Yun. She is a fun character, you think you might end up hating her when she first appears, but not in this drama! She is funny and cute, is stupid and sometimes does rather bad things, but you can't hate her because in the end you can understand her too well. I really like this about Protect the Boss! No hateful characters, no useless drama and nothing "useless" happened! And that in 18 episodes!
After some time the Hanadan feeling disappears and you see that this drama has it's own charme, but I'd still recommend it to those who like the story of Hana Yori Dango/Boy over Flowers. Those two really feel similar. Just that there isn't a bad mother, that you'll hate forever. In this drama, you understand the actions of the characters most of the time, they seem very real and human and I can't say anything bad about the storyline either. I was afraid the two addional episodes wouldn't make sense, but everything felt so round and great at the end, there's really nothing I could complain about. Except for a lacking OST, maybe. No song seemed to strike me (aside the one that Ji Seong is singing in the end), but every JYJ/DBSK fan will be happy with the OST, since Jae Jung is singing it.
Fazit: Aside from the lacking OST, there is nothing bad. Please go and watch it, if you want to see a good and funny romance drama with nice chemistry!
The overall feeling that the main characters are giving off is similar. The main guy is rich and spoiled, seems dumb but can work hard when he needs to. The main girl is rather poor, needs to do something for money that she doesn't want to and is very strong. He ends up falling for the main girl somehow because she is so strong but the main girl only has eyes for the side guy at first. In both dramas, the second male lead is a gentle person, very good with observing and seems to understand the main guy very well. Last but not least, the second female lead is also similar: cute and clingy, but not the evil witch we know from other shows. Both dramas give off a similar vibe and have similar characters that make you enjoy the drama.