Friday, August 31, 2018

Kdrama Review: What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?

Drama: What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Starring: Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young
Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Here's a fun drama about a very stuck up boss/ceo dude who has this secretary for nine years and treats her pretty crappy. I mean, like not mean, but he just doesn't seem to notice how totally awesome she is. And then one day she decides she wants to find her dream, or find herself, or something, and she decides she is sick to death of being his secretary and having no life and she tells him she is quitting.

Well of course he is all... ARE YOU KIDDING ME? You totally can't!!! And then he suddenly realizes, he pretty much can't live with out her and he is really wondering....

"What's wrong with Secretary Kim????"

And she tries to explain but in the process of all this both of them realize that dang... they kinda like each other!!

And so she gives him another month, and they hire her replacement which she is training and they continue on as normal. But not normal. Because they now know they like each other.

And then things get steamy! (Dang, but this is pretty much the steamiest kdrama I've seen yet! Which is to say, very tame still, but wow... if you are into kissing....)  And lots of nice romance.

And yet, there is this touch of strangeness that he still doesn't fully come around to "getting" it. True it's his personality to be arrogant and it's kinda funny in parts, but it does become annoying that he doesn't really ever submit to the fact that she is as equal as him.

It's hard to articulate, but it does rub one the wrong way a bit.

Still, I enjoyed this one. The banter. The characters. The romance. The kissing. Yes. And what's not to love about Park Seo Joon? Seriously. It also stars one of my favorite leading actresses (the girl from Healer for those of you that know that one.)  These guys have a great chemistry and it came out during the watching of this show that they are together in real life. And so I thought, wow, no wonder! And then Seo Joon ssi came out and said... um, no. We are just friends. CHILL OUT EVERYONE! (He was pretty snarky indeed and it made me laugh, but it also made me wonder... what's the real truth mister!!??)

So who knows?? But regardless, they have great chemistry!

This dorky smile is my favorite.

(This actress has been cast with three of my favorite actors: Park Seo Joon, Lee Min Ho and Ji Chang Wook... and I wondered who she enjoyed working with most. I have to say I'm guessing it's Park Seo Joon!!)

Oh and I didn't even say anything about the CRAZY back story! Because you know there is one and it's... CRAZY!

Well. anyway, here's a little trailer if you are interested:
(click on the cc to get the captions!)

And a song (featuring our boy Jinho from Pentagon! Dang I love his voice.)


  1. I'm about halfway through this drama and I'm loving it so far because of the romance between our two leads which makes me very happy since I'm a big fan of Park Min Young and Park Seo Joon. I think it's more that the he takes her for grant rather than he's actually mean to her and I think since he's a bit of narcist he's oblivious to the fact that him having her constantly on call for him means that she has no time for a life of her own as long as she works for him. I really like the love story in this show because it seems like the two of them have shared the emotional intimacy of a relationship without either of them even realizing it until she decides to leave and he decides to fight for her to stay by his side because he needs her by his side because of what she means to him not just because she's great at her job. Park Seo Joon's character narcissistic tendencies didn't really bother me because their was no real malice behind it(or it could be because I have been binge watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia this summer and the characters in that show have much worse case of narcissism) and I did feel like he respected her on some level as well maybe not as much as she deserved.

    I think it's actually quite common for people to assume people who star in dramas together are together in real life since I remember hearing that there were rumors that Lee Jong Suk was dating both Park Shin hye and Han Hyo joo but are as far as I can tell that doesn't seem to be true so it's not that surprising to hear that there were dating rumors after this drama. Although I remember reading somewhere that Park Min Young and Lee Min Ho did date after City Hunter for some time but I'm not entirely sure if that's true or not.

    1. Oh, I wonder if it is.. about Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young? Hmmm.... so maybe she has enjoyed ALL her leading guys, eh? :) Yeah, I really enjoyed the romance in this one. He had his VERY romantic moments!! AH! He is so good... really. I can't deal.



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