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Cha Tae-hyun considers KBS workplace comedy Chief Kim

There might be a new comedy on the books for Cha Tae-hyun (The Producers), who’s considering a dramaland comeback in the new project from writer Park Jae-bum of Good Doctor, Blood, and God’s Quiz. The new office comedy drama, called Chief Kim, is scheduled to air on KBS in January, and an offer is out to Cha Tae-hyun to headline. I had wondered if the workplace drama about an ordinary company would try to be another Misaeng, but with Cha Tae-hyun’s casting, it feels like we might be headed more in the direction of something like The Office.

I’m interested to see writer Park Jae-bum veer away from medical dramas and do warm human comedy with this new series, described as an office comedy drama about the growth of ordinary workers and their ordinary chief. Cha Tae-hyun is being courted to play the titular Chief Kim, a principled accountant who one day goes to work at a standard company and becomes a middle manager, where he’ll stand on the side of the weak and come to protect their fundamental principles. Hm, maybe it is like Misaeng and Awl, but with a lighter touch?

The drama tells the story of workers who have been knocked down by their company and filled with doubt, and focuses on their growth. It actually sounds very serious on paper, so I’m curious about the way they’ll incorporate comedy, and the overall tone that it’ll take on. Cha Tae-hyun is so natural and gifted at comedy that I’m sure the drama will pretty much be tailor-made for his style if he signs on. Hopefully it’ll be a realistic, relatable story that strikes a chord too. I’m sure it will, as long as Cha Tae-hyun’s Chief Kim is a better boss than his 1 Night 2 Days PD in The Producers, but that’s not hard to do, right?

Chief Kim is scheduled to follow My Fair Lady (after On the Way to the Airport) on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning January 2017.

Via Asiae, TV Report

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Hope he will decline. It gonna be a tough competition with SBS's jung jihyun starrer The legend of the blue ocean.

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No, he shouldn't decline just because the show is in competition slot with another. Viewers with their own tastes will come to different shows as they like them. Like you cannot put away pears when there are apples on the table already. There might be someone who loves pears than apples.

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Agree. honestly, i'm not really drawn into a mermaid jeon jihyun so I've been waiting for other dramas to be offered in the first quarter of next year. What are the other promising dramas to look out for in the first quarter?

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Yup. Just like before when everyone said Hyun Bin with Hyde Jekyl would definitely won over Ji Sung with his KMHM but DANG!!! We all know the result.

Not everyone likes Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho though. Everyone has their own taste.

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True, to each his own. I will take Cha Tae Hyun acting over Lee Min Ho anytime.

Bring it on!

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Chief Kim was postponed to January; it would most likely go up against SBS' Saimdang.

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Does that mean KBS doesn't have anything to against Mermaid JJH and Min Ho?

MBC has the weightlifting drama that to be very very honest, unless magic happens, I don't see going past the 8-10% mark.

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How about Hwarang? Is it a Mon-Tues or Wed-Thurs drama?

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It will air on Mon-Tues from Dec 19th

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LOL, I think 'weightlifting' even can't reach 8%. It's will about 5-6%.

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KBS 'My Fair Lady' will fight against SBS 'Legend'. Script won a contest hold by KBS. And it will be a thriller-melodrama. But they stills don't star casting.

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probably that's the reason, it's a promotional boost when you have headline like
"when kyun woo is caught up with life, the girl find Lee Min Ho"

"between the Chief Kim and Kim Moo, who'll get the viewer's heart?"

"the battle of previous lover, the girl vs Kyun woo part 2!!"

"1N2D in the Legend of Blue Sea premier with Cha Tae Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun!!"

"Cha Tae Hyun vs Jun Ji Hyun vs Lee Min Ho!"

they kinda tried this with entertainer, RJY vs Hyeri vs PBG
and turn it into Jisung vs Hwang Jeung Um even if it didn't matched at the end

*Kim Moo is Lee Minho's character

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Kim Moo...Kim Tan

Just a curious thing.

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probably the ancestor of Kim Tan,
just like the upcoming Shiny Goblin with Gong Yoo,
Kim tan's family probably got their wealth with a contract with a mermaid from the blue sea since they said mermaid tears is so valuable.

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edit : a word

probably the ancestor of Kim Tan,
just like the upcoming Shiny Goblin with Gong Yoo,
Kim tan’s family probably got their wealth from a contract with the mermaid of the blue sea since they said mermaid tears is so valuable.

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Now that you mentioned it, I'm thinking which drama won between the Hyeri vs Jung Yeol battle. Haha.

I felt that Jung Yeol won, and so did Ji Sung but both shows failed me. With Lucky Romance failing me so miserably.

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How about My fair lady?? I haven't heard any casting news about that drama. Anyway, I like to see CTH in that kind of workplace drama. I know he will kill it.

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They just stat casting now!

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I LOVE Cha Tae Hyun Yayyy. Though I like him more in movies.

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Cha Tae-hyun! Love him so much in 1 Night 2 Days. I hope everything works out well for him.

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Me too! Such a kindhearted person deseeves being blessed :)

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Maybe like jdrama, Hanzawa Naoki?

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LOL I can't see him doing the protecting at all. XD I feel like it's his subordinates that will push him and he'll just be like "eh, fine guys, fine, I'll help you just so I can find some peace and quiet."

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I love Cha Tae Hyun. I think he's very level headed actor. He knows what he does and tries his best. His Producer character Ra PD was my favourite. Hope to see him in dramaland soon.

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Cha Tae Hyun is having a fantastic year! His two stars are making lots of money for his agency. Them three are among the biggest winners of K-ent this year. Them and Gong Yoo for sure.

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let's just forget about the disaster called 'My New Sassy Girl." Aside from that, he is doing great in variety shows. Hope his upcoming movies "Because of I Love You" (Nov) and "With God" next year will do well.

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Yes! I wonder how My Sassy Girl fits into this schedule?

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it's already released and it failed miserably.

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Oh, you're right. I was thinking of Joo Won's upcoming drama that has already had it's share of drama (content for lead female, actress won, actress replaced).

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Yes, he needs a good drama. As a die-hard 1N2D fan, I am happy that his agency is doing so well with Park Bo Gum and Song Joong Ki, but I really need him to have a hit drama. Loved his character and acting at the beginning of Moonlight. This man is made for comedy.

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not just PGB and SJK, the little girl in Blosson Ent, Kim Su An is the girl in Train to Busan

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If it's a comedy workplace drama...I think it's more like Ms. Temper and Nam Jung Ki + Misaeng + Awl?

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The writer of Blood? Not interested.

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If you've watched God's Quiz and Good Doctor you should be. Blood was a dud but even good writers can have duds.

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anything that will bring him back to a drama.
1n2d is not enough lol

the media will go crazy if it airs at the same time as jun ji hyun's drama.

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There was a follow up article immediately from both the writer and Cha Tae Hyun that he didn't even receive the script, and the production team is still working out which actors to send the script.

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I actually read that the moment tenasia released this Chief Kim news. I thought I understood wrong since dramabeans published this.

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I'm hoping he'll take this role. When it said that it'll be like "the office", wahh, I really felt it'll be perfect for him.

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Yeeeey,hope he accepts it,really want to see him return to dramaland,love him so much....When i read the title for a split second my mind when to Kim Hae Soo previous workplace drama....

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2016 has been a bountiful year for CTH. So hopefully this will be a good one to continue their winning streak. Project be good. And hopefully he will be on board.

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haha how is it that just looking at his picture makes me laugh? this man is an infectious happy virus.

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If Cha taehyun confrm this drama, I on the board. Really like CTH acting...natural without forcing anything...
He great at comedy and his film in the past quite interesting. Like he character...
2d1n star

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