I gave this drama, The Queen of Office 0% hope when I first heard what it’s about. Drama about office work life? BORING!!!
I’ve never been so happy to be proved wrong. This drama is fabulous and humorous! It tells the story of work life where many can relate to. And the humor presented in this drama is outrageously funny. They don’t do the ‘I try to be funny and you laugh’ kind of humor. Instead humor in this drama are presented in the dry kind of way: ‘I act normal and you laugh’! I would recommend this drama to anyone. A good laughter show is a great way for de-stressing. 😉
Korean title: 직장의 신
Korean romanization title: Jikjangui Shin
International English title: The Queen of Office
Also known as: The God of Workplace
Running period in Korea: 1st April 2013 to 21st May 2013
Runtime in Korea: Monday and Tuesday 9.55pm
Running period in KBSWorld: 22nd April 2013 to 11th June 2013
Runtime in KBSWorld: Monday and Tuesday 9.05pm (70 mins)
Total episodes: 16
Genre: Comedy, romance
Synopsis (source from KBS):
A romantic comedy about work and love! Miss Kim who is just a contractor of a company is the “boss of the boss”. Drama “The Queen of Office” illustrates a realistic story of a working woman who strives to survive at a work place.
Alternate synopsis from koreandrama.org:
Contract employee Ms. Kim (Kim Hye Soo) does everything perfect at work that even her bosses are a little afraid of. She is also shrouded in mystery because her colleagues don’t know her background. Ms. Kim is the center of attention and she is also charismatic and funny. Meanwhile, Jang Kyu Jik (Oh Ji Ho) is a permanent employee in upper management. He finished his MBA in U.S. before returning to Korea. Two of them always argue about everything.
Kim Hye Soo as Miss Kim
Oh Ji Ho as Jang Kyu Jik
Jung Yu Mi as Jeong Ju ri
Lee Hee Jun as Mu Jeong Han
Jeon Hye Bin as Geum Bit Na
Jo Kwon as Kye Kyung Woo
Kim Eung Soo as Hwang Kap Deuk
Lee Ji Hoon as Koo Young Sik
Na Seung Ho as Shin Min Koo
Lee Mi Do as Park Bong Hee
Song Ji In as Oh Ji Rang
Lee So Yun as Yeon Da Ra
Kim Ki Cheon as Ko Jung Do
Oh Yong as An Jong Chul
Kim Bo Mi as Jo Ho Boon
Lee Hyun Jae as Hoollisesa
Kim Na Woon as Yeo Jang Mi
Lee Deok Hee as Jin Mi Ja
I do wish I’m like her – skilful and hardworking. However she’s too robotic… I don’t fancy this kind of work lifestyle. All work and no fun is definitely no fun. To find out why she’s so serious in work, you gotta watch this drama.
Just realized Oh Ji Ho have dimples! Now imagine this face with straight hair. Hehehe. You’ll know what I mean if you watch this drama 😉 Love Jang Gyu Jik’s (played by Oh Ji Ho) expressions every time Miss Kim ‘taunts’ him. LOL
I’ve always love Lee Hee Jun’s acting but he kinda fizzle off here as Mu Jeong Han.
Overall a good watch. Highly recommended.
My favorite song from this drama is 멀리서 안부 (Hello From Far Away) from Younha.
Photos from KBS.