Title: 직장의 신 / The Queen of Office
Chinese Title: 職場女王
Also Known as: God of the Workplace / Office God
Previously Known as: Come Back, Miss Kim
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16 (To be confirmed)
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2013-April-01 to 2013-May-21
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
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 Yoo Mi as Jung Joo Ri
Lee Hee Joon as Moo Jung Han
Jeon Hye Bin as Keum Bit Na
Jo Kwon as Kye Kyung Woo
Lee Mi Do as Park Bong Hee
Kim Eung Soo as Hwang Kap Deuk
Kim Ki Cheon as Ko Jung Do
Kim Na Woon as Yeo Jang Mi
We’ve got some movement on the new Kim Hye-soo workplace comedy that’s set to air on Mondays/Tuesdays in the spring, called Please Come Back, Miss Kim. Kim Hye-soo has confirmed that she’ll headline, and the production has put an offer out to Oh Ji-ho (Third Ward, Chuno) to play her leading man. Now this is a noona romance that works — he’s all eye candy and she’s the sexy power player. That’s the go-to image anyway, but it turns out this time she’s not going to be the bossypants. (In the drama, I mean. In life, Kim Hye-soo is always the boss.)
The workplace drama is an adaptation of the Japanese series Haken no Hinkaku (Pride of the Temp), but reportedly plans to rework the original premise a great deal. Kim Hye-soo plays the title character, described as an everywoman office worker who’s good at everything. She’s basically your perfect employee, but you gotta figure the rest of her life suffers for that fact. The drama is basically all about the heroine reclaiming her life, and about the contemporary single woman and her work world. So… more like Miss Kim Got Her Groove Back, with a dash of Dalja’s Spring for good measure?
I can see it being a fun, light vehicle for Kim Hye-soo, and coming from the writer of Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, I foresee lots of cute hijinks bolstered by heart. The trick is in making us care about the office stuff, but hell, if it’s actually funny, I can be made to care about almost anything. Directing is the PD of The Women of Our Home.
Please Come Back, Miss Kim follows Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek and premieres in April on KBS.