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Park Min-young considers romancing Park Seo-joon in tvN’s Why Secretary Kim

So much pretty. I don’t really fancy the plot of this new drama (it’s so 2001), but man do I love this potential pairing. Park Seo-joon (Fight My Way) has decided to sign on to tvN’s new webtoon adaptation drama Why Secretary Kim (or more literally, Why Is Secretary Kim Acting Like That), and an offer has been made to Park Min-young (Seven Day Queen) to headline as the title character.

The drama is based on a popular webtoon by the same name with 4.5 million views, and it’s an office romantic comedy about a super capable secretary and her chaebol boss. Park Min-young is being courted to play Secretary Kim, an assistant who knows her boss’s every move before he makes it, and is basically the behind-the-scenes fixer who solves everything no matter how big the crisis. She’s a legend among secretaries, and would get blood on her hands if she had to for her job. She’s an absolute perfectionist at work, but the second she clocks out, she turns into a lazy slob who picks things up with her feet at home.

Park Seo-joon will play her boss, a vice president and second-generation chaebol graced with good looks and brains to top it off. His major malfunction is his personality, of course, which is “the prickliest in the entire universe” due to his extreme narcissism. Gee, what a ray of sunshine. The drama will be about their “heart-fluttering, roller coaster romance” as they work together.

It sounds a lot like the recent office drama Jugglers, which I also thought had a very old premise, but it was executed well with cute characters and lots of comedy. Maybe Park Seo-joon’s character will be a mix of prickly Daniel Choi and spoiled chaebol Lee Won-geun, all rolled into one. And even though Baek Jin-hee was a superwoman secretary in Jugglers, I’d like to see Park Min-young’s version be even more badass, because after her strong heroines in Healer and Seven Day Queen, I’m just not going to settle for her taking orders from a jerkface, even if that jerkface is Park Seo-joon.

Why Secretary Kim is scheduled to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning in late May.

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Anything to have PSJ back on screen, yay

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Gawd, she sounds a little like me, I'm a slob at home even though I look outwardly organized, so if anything at least I'll relate to the character? LOL.

I love these two, so if it works out I'll definitely be checking it out. It does sound like Jugglers, except Chi-won was nowhere near narcissistic... prickly definitely though.

But I am a sucker for such plotlines, so fingers crossed!

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Park Min young's character sounds awfully like the Kim Hyun Joo's character in What Happens to My Family?, which sounds hilarious. They're like two different personas at work then at home. :D

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I am a slob at home too, something to do with exhausting all my energy during office hours and also about letting go (heh!), can't be perfect all the time.

Sounds like Jugglers, couldn't finish Jugglers because of this eminent fear of mine that Daniel Choi might crush his secretary when they get serious due to her size, and I hate that she sighed too much.

This pairing might work and both are decent actors. Yay! another light-hearted drama.

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Whoa, that IS a whole lotta pretty. Here's hoping PMY signs on!

I would also totally watch a show in which PMY would be the chaebol and PSJ the super-efficient secretary. Let's mix things up a bit, drama world!!

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As much as I loathed Witch at Court, I did appreciate that SHE was the superior. I also appreciated how he did give deference to her. It's extremely rare to see a woman superior in a non-noona romance but we need more of them.

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I have just started watching 'I do, I do', which has similar dynamics. The second lead is a nightmare though. So, it may have to be selective watching + recaps on DB!

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I thought the exact same thing as I was reading this! She would rock it as a snooty chaebol because I don't care how she acts she will find a way to make us love her anyway. And I could see him playing both sides of the coin so well.

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I love that idea. I would watch that drama in a heartbeat!

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I need this drama <3

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Very 2001 indeed but I’m strangely excited by the story, plus Park Min Young! So want her to do another great drama after healer and skks!

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It reminds me a bit about Kim Hyun Joo's character in What Happens to my Family. But then again it also sounds like every other secretary-boss drama plotline, LOL. But I do like the potential pairing.

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yep and ayase haruka's character in hotaru no hikari too.

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That's what I thought about, too when I read the 'perfect at work, a slob at home' part!

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Great minds think alike!

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I thought about himono onna too!

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It's duo Parks ! 😆

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Another Jugglers...not for me,sorry, pass.

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Same here. And that's too sad cos I've been waiting for PMY's drama comeback for some time now. Plot sounds TOO similar to Jugglers. And I just finished it last week (okay but not great). I wish they'd be more creative, this office romcom plot has been recycled repeatedly in dramaland

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OMG. Dream pairing!! Sign me right up!!

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Checking the post and thinking oh, so pretty, and found it echoed in the first sentence. Then after reading the post got to thinking, uh, so a reprise of his role in She Was Pretty..? All these pretties...

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So much eye candy! Plot sounds boring but these two together will hopefully make it up!

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agree. the setup does nothing for me, but maybe good writing and these awesome actors will create a gem. hoping for the best.

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Seriously this year has so many good pairings in a long time

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Apart from the fact she's a PA not a lawyer, it maybe sounds more like Two Weeks Notice?

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Sounds so much like Jugglers LOL. I really loved the secretary version's by Baek Jin-hee and Kim Hyun-joo (What Happened To My Family).

I don't know if I'll be interested to watch another secretary drama anytime soon and female secretary at that (when will we get to see female leads as a boss and male lead as her assistant?) Besides this kind of classic plot very much depends on the execution so hopefully the one who is going to helm this drama will do a good job.

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I recommend Ms.Temper and Nam Jungi if you haven't seen it already which has this plot (female lead boss and male lead subordinate). It's an awesome underrated show ;)

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You know, my love for that show already sealed through my handle 😉

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HAHAHAHA I JUST NOTICED YOUR NAME XD

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Link to the webtoon please? I've been searching for it but couldn't find it. Am loving this Park-Park couple! hope she signs on! :)

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Office romance plus my two favs (especially Min young) count me in 😭❤️

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It would be cool if PSJ was a jerk to everyone BUT his amazing secretary, whom he quietly has a crush on because she is so awesome. Too much to ask?

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THIS :)

PSJ and PMY are both amazing though. I'm pretty sure they'll be able to pull it off. :)

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Oh I'd love that! Like she's too busy being awesome and professional to even think about that he might like her. Though the usual in dramaland is that if a snooty chaebol likes a girl, especially one below him, he treats her like dirt. Would happily be wrong.

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Kind of like Junho's character in Chief Kim. That would be super cute! <3

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Sounds like Jugglers but since it's TvN I'm sure the execution will be different.
Hope the drama doesn't lose steam midway though and actually has a strong plot with good writing.

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Thanks @girlfriday... You made my day with the statement "so 2001"...
That said, I will love to see both of them act in the drama, I feel like they will work well together.....

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I feel like I need this because it's only so many times I can hold my hostage to Healer. That said, this doesn't really sound like a Park Min Young drama. She tends to take fierce woman dramas and this character seems a bit shaky. However, with the right writer, I'm sure PMY can totally make this.

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I love both Park Seo-joon and Park Min-young, but the plot doesn’t interest me. However, dramas are almost always about the execution, so I’m definitely not writing this off.

PSJ’s character description is giving me She Was Pretty flashbacks, which... eh... hopefully he’s not AS needlessly mean in this one.

I read that it will be directed by Park Joon-hwa, who did Because This Life is Our First and Let’s Eat, so that has me excited!

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Yay for the pairing!
Meh for the plot. Unless, as GF said, they go for a cute, funny Jugglers-like vibe.

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OMGGGGG I love these two!! :D Never thought of them together before, but now I'm excited for their pairing!

The boss & secretary plot is not exciting though. I haven't watched Jugglers, but the basic plot sounds pretty similar. I hope that Park Seo Joon's character will not be too extreme and be unlikable. And I hope Park Min Young's character will be a strong, resilient one that handles him like a pro.

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But Strong Woman Do Bong Soon rocked! I guess execution is key :)

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Any drama of Park Min Young.... I'll definitely check especially if it's a rom-com :)

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min young is back otoke....😂😂😂😂😂 so excited, anything she is in. my sugar boo. love you , I'm back to drama land.

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YES PLEASE. Park Min-young has a great track-record of picking good projects, so if she signs onto this I'll feel pretty secure that this'll be a solid show. I mean, Healer, City Hunter, Queen for Seven Days, Remember, Sungkyunkwan Scandal -- she's done some good stuff in recent years. She's one of the few actors whose judgement I actually really trust.

Also Park Seo-joon. Yum.

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I love love both these actors but the premise sounds so boring and uninteresting. Plus, I've not seen it yet but this sounds exactly like Jugglers.

I want a drama where a man is the secretary for once, not the woman. It's 2018 for goodness sakes.

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Also sounds a lot 2 Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant!

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My first thought when I saw the plot was that one Jugglers drama was more than enough for me... but then seeing the lead pair who's been casted, I would watch anything for them and their def chemistry.

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Oh how I wish they reversed roles!!! It would be so much more interesting and fun to watch secretary Park Seo-joon working for rich, intelligent and succesful Pak min-young...

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The plot is a bit over-done by now (Jugglers, Falling for Innocence), but I can definitely see Park Seo Joon being the prickly chaebol (basically his role in She Was Pretty, but hopefully he'll be able to expand on what he did with his She Was Pretty character), and Park Min Young can definitely bee seen as the busy-body secretary, but hopefully she'll be able to instill more spunk, sass, and kick-assery-ness into another secretary character :)

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Ohhhh, Park Seo Joonie! Yippee!

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Just imagine the chemistry...

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Would love it if she had ambition--like she works so hard because she's got her eye on and director spot herself, or something.

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Jugglers was on my "Ignore List" because I was not familiar with the leads. But when I read Lollypip's recaps, I gave it a chance and I thoroughly enjoyed the series. That being said, I'm a fan of both Parks so my expectation for this new show is quite high. I sincerely hope that it will not become like Hwayugi and will instead be well-received by the public.

By the way, I love Hwayugi, despite and inspite of its flaws...

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🤣🤣🤣. This is why i love dramabeans! I actually read the news elsewhere and i was like "ok another jugglers *rolling my eyes" but now after reading this i can't wait to watch it!

I can almost picture the horror on PSJ's face when he gets to see her at home!
It'll be hilarious!!!

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah😍❤❤❤❤

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Lately there has been a lot of potential casting news... anyways I like PSJ and hope that this finally will be a role I really like him in, even though the synopsis sounds cliche and very similar to Jugglers. I just hope that this will be the better (less childish) version of Jugglers.

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Literally the Jugglers plot. But Park Seo Joon is one of those actors I just like for no particular reason at all. Like he could be in a dud of a show and I'd still support him.

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I feel like this is a combination of Protect the Boss, She Was Pretty and that hollywood movie called 'Two weeks notice' like im honestly not into the plot lol, BUT, I adored PSJ in fight my way, and I've been wanting to watch PMY in something that's not drama nor historic, so I'll give this a try.

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Sounds like Park Seo Joon's character in She Was Pretty (which I couldn't really warm up to) but I love Park Min Young >< Hoping they add some depth to the cliche plot!

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Sounds too much like jugglers, which I didn't enjoy. But the pairings interesting, and I love Seo Join so I'll at least give it a try.

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Hate the plot outline, love both actors to death. Guess I'm in.

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How I wish to see Baek Jin-hee and Park Seo Joon on screen together again!!

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I just read some of Knets reaction for this drama, I really hope PMY able to accept this drama, i mean shes a talented actress why would ppl judging her? well i bet most of them kinda dislike to see PSJ co-cast with older women, in fact that PMY are just 2yrs older than him smh

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I'm hoping she won't accept. I don't know what is it about PMY. I find it hard to connect with her acting. I love her and she is so gorgeous. But I have not liked any one of her roles or been able to feel anything for any of the characters she play (I dropped 7DQ).

But then again, PSY has never had believable chemistry with any of his leading ladies either. He is a very good actor which I enjoy watching in all his roles. But PHS had more chemistry wtih Go Ara in Hwarang and Siwon had more chemistry with HJE in She Was Pretty than PSY has with them. I think he does bromance better than romance. He has better chemistry with the coach in Fight For My way than with KJW.

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Hello Beanies! I've missed you!

Anyway, sign me up for this drama coz I like my heart-flutters, lovey-doveys and rom-coms!

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omg this pairing.. pls pls pls pls pls!!

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Nice pairing!!!!!!!!!!

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So, basically Jugglers mashed up with Switch Girl? I could get into that...!

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the waiting for PMY's confirmation is agonising! I hope she confirm soon. I think it's been a month since the news broke for this. They will be a good pair, lovey-dovey pair!

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