Maybe third time’s the charm: The SBS romantic-comedy series now titled “Protect the Boss” has already ditched two previous titles, The Boss Has Changed and Last Secretary. Let’s see if it sticks this time.
The drama has also added another cast member to join its main four of Choi Kang Hee (the new secretary), Ji Sung (the boss), Jaejoong (the sharp businessman), and Wang Ji Hye (the cool lawyer). Now rookie actress Lee Hee Won, pictured above, joins them to play Jae Joong’s perfectionist secretary.
Lee Hee Won’s a relatively new face, but you may recognize her from “Playful Kiss” and “My Fair Lady“; she played one of Seung Jo’s admirers in the former, and Yoon Eun Hye’s bratty cousin in the latter. In “Protect the Boss,” she plays the type of competent, multi-lingual, well-educated, on-top-of-the-ball type of assistant who I suspect will make Choi Kang Hee look particularly bad in comparison. Especially since she’d do anything to help her own boss, Jae Joong, and Ji Sung stands in the way of Jae Joong’s upward mobility.
So: War between bosses, war between their secretaries. Seems like they’re setting it up for Team Perfectionists versus Team Heo-dang, with the bumbling pair as our heroes.
Also, an added tidbit about our two leading men: They’re rivals AND cousins. Has somebody been watching “Secret Garden?” Except, why do I have the feeling the Oska’s the hero this time?
“Protect the Boss” will take to the air following “City Hunter” in August.