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  • Drama: The Secret Life of My Secretary (초면에 사랑합니다)
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 32
  • Release Date: May 6 – June 25, 2019
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)

Plot

Do Min ik is a Director of a mobile company vying for the CEO role. He has a brain condition when he was younger where he had a surgery. One day, he got into an accident and woke up with prosopagnosia (not being able to see or recognize faces). Surprisingly he can see his secretary Jeong Galhee very clearly. With his uncle trying to take the CEO position, Do Min Ik will need to rely on Galhee before anyone finds out about his condition.

Main Cast

Kim Young Kwang – Do Min Ik

Jin Ki Joo – Jeong Gal Hee

Kim Jae Kyung – Veronica Park

Ku Ja Sung – Ki Dae Joo

Review

I liked the first few episodes most because i thought Galhee was so sweet and charming. I didnt really like Do Min Ik because i couldnt help but compare him to Park Seo Jun’s character in WWWSK. PSJ could effortlessly pull off funny yet still look cool while Do Min ik felt cheesy. But i liked the pairing so i continued watching the show.

Then Galhee pretended to be Veronica Park, i thought it was ridiculous since they sould exactly alike except for her trying to imitate “veronica park speaking” and “awesome”. I wonder how can Do Min Ik not recognize his own secretary’s voice? Is he really that pure hearted? How can he not know he is being fooled and how can he be a good CEO if he cant even spot the charade?

So i still continued to watch because i wanted to find out how the story would end. There came to a point where i was starting to lose respect for Galhee. Like really? Are you such a doormat and so hopelessly in love with you boss then you are at his beck and call? I thought that was too much when she cant even stay with her family after watching her sister’s musical and when she got so angry when thebsiblings tagged along to the beach date. I thought that was so nice of Do Min Ik. Then i also think of how Do Min Ik also keeps calling her and asking her to come to him and she just keep dropping her things to go to him!!! Ugh. I was getting bored with the story and just wanted everything to finish. i actually dont know why i didnt just stop. I guess i already spent more than 12 hours watching so might as well finish the drama.

I did love Veronica Park! She was over the top but hilarious!! She was a fair boss a good CEO and she seemed to be a good girl friend what i didnt like was how she is almost always sexually harrassing Ki Dae Ju and i dont find their scenes very funny. On thebother hand, the actor is so poker faced i dont know what he is thinking. The only time i liked him is when dealing with VP’s mother who has too funny.

The competition between Do Min Ik and Ki Dae Ju for me was unfair. All this time Do Min Ik never treated Ki dae Ju unkindly but KDJ had all those resentment in him. But im glad they were able to fix their relationship and KDJ became the temporary CEO. Actually thought it made perfect sense since i also wondered how DMI can be the CEO with his current condition.

Another character i didnt like was DMI’s mother. I was hoping they do not make up and for DMI to move out of his mother’s home. He doesnt deserve that kind of treatment from his own mother.

Overall the drama was very light with alot of pretense that i felt was dragged on for too long but i lost interest. I also was not very interested in the story about the secretary and her revenge. I dont agree with her and she should have been jailed for what she did. You dont right a wrong with another wrong. Even the other secretaries knew what they were doing was wrong but continued to do so and i dont know why they got tltheir permannet jobs back. In fact if the company was so bad in treating their employees why didn’t they just quit and find another job??

Rating: 6 out of 10

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