After two and a half months addicted and fell in love with bloody revenge drama City Hunter, we doubt whether there is another drama that can make us addicted again in the upcoming couple of months.
Turns out we don’t need to wait long because right now we addicted to Protect The Boss, City Hunter‘s successor.
Protect The Boss (PTB) has a basic Korean drama storyline, a rich boy encounters a poor girl whom also loved by that rich boy’s circle of family/friends and there is another second girl who has a past with the male lead but unfortunately she will be left behind.
It has the exact basic recipe with previous rom-com drama Lie To Me, but fortunately, PTB‘s writer did something Lie To Me‘s writer didn’t.
So what PTB‘s writer did?
They created the main lead with full unconventional character and stick to it through entirely drama (so far until episode 4).
Ji Sung who plays chaebol son Cha Ji Hyun is a super quirky person with somewhat a panic disorder. Compare it with Kang Ji Hwan’s character in Lie To Me, it said that he is a perfectionist and super neat but the writer only showed it in the first minute of episode 1. That makes Kang Ji Hwan’s character less attractive and also less memorable.
Back to Ji Sung, such a great actor he is, Ji Sung completely blend into his role and creates a new character we’ve never seen before in Korean drama.
As for leading lady, Choi Kang Hee also managed to liven up her character and we fall in love with her from the get go.
In between many comic comedy scenes , the chemistry between the main pairing is undeniable.
The second male lead, Jaejoong is beyond our expectation. He’s doing good and all his cat and mouse play with Ji Sung are unconventional refreshing dynamic between male leads.
Ji Sung and Choi Kang Hee steal the screen completely, we almost forget there’s second leading lady, Wang Ji Hye , until she appeared in the end of episode 2. But as usual Korean drama’s story , her role is important later to make Ji Sung realizes his feeling toward Choi Kang Hee, right ?
Oh, we also love Ji Sung’s father, he brings a new type of a father in K-drama, a cute childish mafia !
It’s been a great ride with lots of laugh so far until episode 4 and how’s Korean viewers reaction ?
Looks like they’re in the same page with us, the rating for Protect The Boss started strong at 12.6% and continued to hike until reached 16.4% for episode 4.
Protect The Boss, hwaiting !!