SBS’s upcoming Wed-Thurs drama Protect the Boss with Ji Sung and Choi Kang Hee has been completely flying under my radar. I like Ji Sung and have never watched a Choi Kang Hee drama before, so this casting didn’t get my interest up. Second leads Hero Jaejoong (formerly of DBSK and now JYJ fame) and Wang Ji Hye are interesting picks but not enough to get me salivating over this drama.
Until I watched the first teaser trailer (linked below). OMG, it’s so hilariously adorable. Just the same cheeky vibe I got from the Spy Myung Wol trailer but the drama didn’t end up delivering. Since I’m not watching City Hunter, I’m now counting the days until CH ends so I can check out PTB.
Protect the Boss is about a formerly delinquent young woman (Choi Kang Hee) who finally lands a decent job as the secretary/bodyguard for an irresponsible and immature chaebol heir (Ji Sung), whose capable cousin (Jaejoong) is plotting to wrestle control of the family fortune. Wang Ji Hye plays the family lawyer who is also wealthy and competent in her own right.
A few dramas that I have end up enjoying were ones that didn’t interest me in the beginning. Ji Sung is actually better when he’s playing funny (as opposed to serious mopey), and his turn in New Heart is still my all-time favorite performance from him, and my favorite medical K-drama bar none. Looking forward to PTB!
Teaser for Protect the Boss:
This is a question for DBSK/JYJ fans – can Jaejoong act? I know he was in Heaven’s Postman and Sunao ni Narenakute, but I’ve seen neither. My track record with the DBSK boys have been very negative, ranging from poke-my-eyes-out bad (Yunho and Changmin) to bearable but not my cup of tea (Yoochun). I love the boys, don’t get me wrong, but it’s as singers and performers. Let me know if I should adjust my expectations with Jaejoong, okay?