It looks like January will be a month full of office romance, with tvN’s Introverted Boss, KBS’s Chief Kim, and SBS’s Defendant all premiering within weeks of each other. Promo rounds for Introverted Boss have already started: Two teasers were recently released, giving us a short glimpse of what to expect. The drama is all about opposites attracting, when one boundlessly gregarious girl enters the PR company of one painfully shy department head, and turns his orderly world and hermit-like lifestyle upside-down.
In the workplace rom-com, Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love) stars as the titular introverted boss, who is so timid that he doesn’t even show himself in his own character-describing teaser. Instead in the background, he just explains his natural inclinations toward solitude, while the heroine frustratedly tells him to come out of hiding. Whereas in her teaser, Park Hye-soo (Age of Youth, Yong-pal), who plays Yeon Woo-jin’s outgoing new employee-cum-love-interest, dances unabashedly in the crowded streets of Gangnam. Yeon Woo-jin’s voiceover in her teaser dreads her arrival.
Yoon Park (Age of Youth), who plays the warm, sensitive co-boss of the PR firm, and Secret’s Jeon Hyo-sung (Wanted), who plays the self-sacrificing PR firm secretary, complete the rest of the love square. The one person I’m counting on to be the comedic highlight of this show, Yeh Ji-won (This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair), will be playing a working supermom who also loves to spread her maternal care to her co-workers like a mother goose.
After reviewing the plot scenario, I had a strong deja vu moment. Doesn’t this remind anyone else of tvN’s other introvert-meets-extrovert winter drama Flower Boy Next Door? If it is anything like that, I’m sure we’re in for lots of warm fuzzy feelings and over-the-top cute aegyo moments. Introverted Boss begins on January 16 of next year.
Via Herald Pop
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