Radiant Office is average in many ways; it's your typical romantic comedy workplace show. And yet, it manages to be fairly entertaining while tackling some tough issues.
Radiant Office follows a down on her luck heroine who runs into a smart, competent and cold hero. Naturally they end up working in the same office with him as the boss and her as the bumbling newcomer. Fairly cliche. But Ha Seok Jin and Go A Seong manage to take their characters and build them into unique and entertaining people. It takes a few episodes to find it's pace and character quirks but once they do it's an entertaining watch. Seok Jin is the easier to relate to hero once he starts loosening up while Ho Won starts off fairly infuriating (in any other world, she would have been fired eons ago and have been a nightmare to work with) before settling out. The rest of the cast also is somewhat cliche in their workplace roles but the main temporary worker trio help elevate the plot with their adorable friendship.
The strength is how the show isn't afraid to tackle real-life issues about the workplace such as the unfair treatment of women and contract employees. In some ways it's a bit heavy handed but the willingness to point out these flaws and openly address them is refreshing while also adding depth to the characters and plot. There's the usual power struggle but it's also filled the smaller struggles the workers face beyond the big projects.
A more standard show that's great for dry spells. Nothing special but a fun watch regardless.