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ESC to close 3.62 (by 2364 users)bossreul jikyeora 보스를 지켜라
  • 2011
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized bossreul jikyeora
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english Protect The Boss (literal)
aka last secretary, the boss has changed, majimak yeobiseo, boseuga dallajyeotteoyo, boseureul jikyeora, 마지막 여비서, 보스가 달라졌어요

Genres

genres comedy, drama, romance, friendship

Language

language Korean

Production

country Korea
type real
format TV
network SBS

Release

date 03 Aug, 2011 - 29 Sep, 2011
episodes 18
duration 70 minutes
air day Wednesday, Thursday
at 21:55 - 23:05
status finished

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avg. score 3.62 of 5 by 2364 users
total users 3794
rating 8569
favorites 147

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Synopsis

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.

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Cha Mu Won
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Cha Ji Heon
main
No Eun Seol
main
Seo Na Yun
main
Cha Bong Man
supporting
Sin Suk Hui
supporting

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15 Oct, 2011
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!
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Recommendations

I feel that they're rather similar, with a rude spoiled boss who needs guidance from an employee to be a better successor in the eyes of his father.

03 Sep, 2011
Both series involve a rich man who falls in love with a poor and strong woman. And of course there is a another man involved. Unlike most dramas, these drama series do not have that "beautiful" woman as a main actor. If you like a series where the man will do anything to get his crush to fall in love with him, you should check these two out!

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Comments

somiboo 18 Mar, 2012
I actually gave up on this series once after only getting 20 mins into the first episode. I tried to watch it some time again later and the same thing happened. However, I gave it another shot and I was determined to stick with it..which I did. That was a good decision on my part as this series is really pretty good. Sure, its not the BEST nor is it AMAZING, but its good and solid.

I think No Eun Seol is one of the best female protagonists in a drama series as she's not the typical female lead - she takes no prisoners, she doesn't let herself be bullied (regardless of who the bully may be), and this was refreshing. Its not often that we see a girl of her position handle the stereotypical rich and mean woman (mother) in the way that No Eun Sol did...I so loved this. The relationship between the 2 male leads was also very good, its nice to see real love and brotherhood between the male competitors and its nice to see a rich mommy's boy truly stand up to said mother instead of letting her call all the shots and get away with her evil deeds. Then there is Seo Na Yun, who could have been the "typical" mean girl who uses whatever means to get back her man, yet instead she shines in the series due to her hilarious awkwardness, her morals, and by being a genuinely nice person that its impossible to not like her even more than the female lead.


The series was indeed a bit drawn out as it didn't need 18 episode to tell its tale, and everything did get annoyingly repetitive after some time. But still, I did enjoy it, its characters, and its actors.
malice 18 Mar, 2012
aww it was really sweet! I enjoyed watching,the story and the characters were nice and Jaejoong's acting improved so much! <3 The chemistry between the main couple is really great and I don't regret watching it, it was interesting :3
catchxfireflies 05 Mar, 2012
Ji Heon and Mu Won crack me up constantly with their rivalry/bromance. And I love how when they fight it is literally just like two little boys pulling each other's hair. XDDD
reonsoru 25 Feb, 2012
Enjoyable watch for more than the love story!

I appreciate how this drama also talks about phobia, work related issues (job hunting, bullying at work, fight for power and influence) as well as friendship and parent-child relationsships.

Of course, the drama does all of this in a mainly funny way while keeping the angst to a minimum.

Must watch for the awesome casts and acting !
sugarpain 24 Feb, 2012
I'm forcing myself to finish this drama too unfortunately!:/ It's not that it's bad...i really liked it at first but at some point it seemed kinda boring to me!
jeaudrey 23 Feb, 2012
really lovely, worth watching!
pieev 03 Feb, 2012
I've only watched 9 episodes so far and well... what can i say. So far it's amazing. It has everything that i like in a drama. But i have a feeling that it's going to get boring and i don't want that to happen because i have really high hopes for it.
nehaahmed 20 Jan, 2012
I loved this drama!! All the characters were absolutely adorable! <3 5/5 =]
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