Protect the Boss

Protect the Boss

Protect the Boss

Drama Title: Protect The Boss
Korean Title: 보스를 지켜라
Revised Romanization: Boseureul Jikyeora
Previously Known As: 마지막 여비서 (The Boss Has Changed / Boseuga Dallajeutseoyo/ 老闆變了 / 老板改變了) / 보스가 달라졌어요 (The Last Secretary / Majimak Yeobiseo/ 最後的女秘書)
Chinese Title: 守护老板 / 守护boss / 保护boss
Japanese Title: ボスを守れ
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 18
Broadcast Place: South Korea
Broadcast Network: SBS
Broadcast Period: August 3 2011 to September 29 2011
Language: Korean
Air Time: Wednesday and Thursday 21:55

Preceded By: City Hunter
Followed By: Deep Rooted Tree


Choi Kang Hee (최강희) as No Eun Seol / Nol Eun Sul (노은설)
Ji Sung (지성) as Cha Ji Heon / Cha Ji Hun (차지헌)
Hero Kim Jaejoong (영웅재중) as Cha Moo Won / Cha Mu Won (차무원)
Wang Ji Hye (왕지혜) as Seo Na Yoon (서나윤)
Lee Hee Won (이희원) as Yang Ha Young (양하영)
Park Young Kyu (박영규) as Chairman Cha (차회장)
Cha Hwa Yun (차화연) as Shin Sook Hee / Shin Suk Hui (신숙희)
Kim Young Ok (김영옥) as Mrs. Song (송여사)
Ha Jae Sook (하재숙) as Lee Myung Ran (이명란)
Kim Hyung Bum (김형범) as Secretary Kim (김비서)
Jung Kyu Soo (정규수) as No Bong Man (Eun Seol Father)
Lee Hee Jin (이희진)
Kim Cheong (김청) as Hwang Kwan Jang (황관장)
Kim Ha Kyoon (김하균) as Secretary Jang (장비서)
Kim Seung Wook (김승욱) as Park Sang Moo (박상무)
Lee Da-yeon (이다연) as Secretary Chu (추비서)
Kim Hyo-joo (김효주)
Ahn Nae Sang (안내상) as loan shark (cameo)
Super Kid (슈퍼키드) – cameo
Brave Girls (브레이브걸스) – cameo
Oh Hyun Kyung (오현경) – cameo
Yoon Ki Wong (윤기원) – cameo

Protect the Boss Characters Description

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Choi Moon Suk
Producer: Lee Sang Baek (이상백)
Director: Son Jung Hyun
Screenwriter: Kwon Ki Young (권기영)

Plot Summary

No Eun Seol is unemployed and struggles to procure a job. Finally she lands a job at a law firm as a secretary. She then falls in love with her handsome boss, Cha Ji Heon, the immature youngest son of a chaebol family.


Eun-Sul (Choi Gang-Hee) applies for job after job, but is passed over because she graduated from a third-rate university and doesn’t possess a sparkling resume. In high school, Eun-Sul was notorious for fighting, who fights well. Then one day she decided to live her life the rightful way. She started to study hard and was able to pass a university entrance exam, even though it isn’t a prestigious university. While attending university, Eun-Sul continued to study hard and also worked part-time jobs to pay her tuition fees. Now out in the real world Eun-Sul finds out that finding a job is extremely difficult.

One day, Eun-Sul receives a phone call and is informed that she is offered a job. Eun-Sul becomes elated, but the company that hires her is a loan sharking firm which she still doesn’t know about.

Ji-Hun (Ji Sung) seems to be the perfect guy. He is from a wealthy family, attractive and works for the company which his father runs. But actually, Ji-Hun isn’t interested in the family’s company. Ji-Hun is also frightened to speak in front of others and being around strangers. He has ochlophobia – a fear of crowds. Ji-Hun isn’t social because of his phobia and doesn’t associate with others at the company.

Eun-Sul has a get-together with the staffs of her new employer at a bar after her first day at work. She quickly becomes enraged when her boss sexually harasses her and a fellow female employee. She reaches her tipping point when she sees her boss accosting her co-worker. Eun-Sul then follows her boss into the men’s restroom and proceeds to tie her boss, by his necktie, to the bathroom sink.

Ji-Hun also arrives at the same bar for a get-together with his co-workers. Ji-Hun then bumps into Eun-Sul as she is leaving the bar. Ji-Hun drops his cellphone and becomes angered. He starts arguing with Eun-Sul. This is when staffs of Eun-Sul’s employer, who are gangsters, come rushing after her. Eun-Sul is able to fight off the gangsters off and makes her escape. Meanwhile, Ji-Hun becomes involved in the fight and is left alone with the gangsters. He is beaten up by the thugs.

When Ji-Hun goes back home his father notices that Ji-Hun was beaten up. Ji-Hun’s father goes to the gangster’s office and proceeds to beat them up. The case is picked up by the media and Ji-Hun’s father is sentenced to do community service. The media coverage also damages their family business.

Ji-Hun’s company then holds an interview to hire Ji-Hun a new secretary. Eun-Sul arrives at the interview with other applicants, but is ignored by her interviewers because of her poor qualifications. Eun-Sul is angered by their lack of questions and proceeds to criticize them of prejudice and discrimination before leaving. Eun-Sul is sure that she won’t get the job, but she actually gets the job. Eun-Sul learns afterwards that one of her interviewers, Moo-Won (Youngwoong Jaejoong), recommended her.

Eun-Seol meets her boss Ji-Hun on her first day at work of the new job, but both of them fail to recognize each other that they actually met at the nightclub. Ji-Hun is perturbed that his cousin Moo-Won picked Eun-Sul as his secretary and proceeds to give Eun-Sul a hard time, hoping she will quit. Ji-Hun quickly discovers that Eun-Sul is persistant.

One day Ji-Hun’s father becomes angered and starts to hit Ji-Hun in the elevator. Eun-Sul then jumps in between the two men and tells Ji-Hun’s father that she has to protect her boss. Since that moment Ji-Hun stops giving Eun-Sul such a hard time and starts to rely on her more and more.

Episode Synopsis

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide (TNS Ranking) Seoul (TNS Ranking) Nationwide (AGB Ranking) Seoul (AGB Ranking)
August 3 2011 1 12.1 (6th) 14.5 (4th) 12.6 (6th) 14.5 (5th)
August 4 2011 2 13.4 (4th) 16.3 (4th) 14.7 (3rd) 17.8 (3rd)
August 10 2011 3 15.3 (4th) 18.3 (1st) 15.5 (4th) 17.8 (2nd)
August 11 2011 4 15.3 (4th) 17.6 (2nd) 16.4 (3rd) 18.7 (1st)
August 17 2011 5 15.7 (4th) 19.2 (1st) 17.8 (3rd) 20.5 (1st)
August 18 2011 6 16.1 (4th) 19.0 (3rd) 17.8 (3rd) 20.4 (1st)
August 24 2011 7 14.0 (4th) 17.8 (3rd) 16.3 (4th) 18.5 (4th)
August 25 2011 8 15.6 (4th) 18.7 (3rd) 16.5 (3rd) 19.0 (3rd)
August 31 2011 9 14.0 (4th) 17.2 (4th) 16.0 (4th) 18.3 (3rd)
September 1 2011 10 14.5 (4th) 17.5 (3rd) 15.4 (4th) 17.2 (3rd)
September 7 2011 11 13.2 (5th) 15.5 (5th) 15.3 (4th) 17.4 (4th)
September 8 2011 12 13.4 (5th) 16.2 (4th) 14.8 (4th) 16.6 (4th)
September 14 2011 13 13.9 (4th) 18.1 (4th) 13.2 (7th) 15.4 (5th)
September 15 2011 14 13.3 (5th) 15.8 (5th) 14.0 (7th) 15.3 (6th)
September 21 2011 15 13.5 (6th) 16.9 (4th) 14.5 (5th) 16.6 (4th)
September 22 2011 16 12.9 (8th) 15.4 (5th) 14.1 (5th) 16.4 (4th)
September 28 2011 17 14.1 (4th) 17.1 (4th) 12.9 (6th) 15.5 (5th)
September 29 2011 18 14.6 (4th) 18.1 (4th) 14.2 (6th) 16.6 (4th)

Source: TNmS and AGB Nielson

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