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Protect the Boss Proves It’s Not Just About the Ratings

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2011.10.01 16:08 CJ E&M enewsWorld Kim, JiYeon

Since viewer ratings have become the indicators of success on television, dramas have started to go great lengths (read: extremes) to keep viewers glued to the screen.

That’s why it’s rare to come across a drama these days without a husband who either sleeps with another woman in front of his wife (MBC’s Give Me Food) or kills her (SBS’s Temptation of Wives).

韓國男演員。韓國女明星嚴正化是嚴泰雄的二姐。
因演出《豪傑春香》而人所共知,其後,他在《復活》裏一人分飾兩個角色的演技及該劇劇情,令他更受歡迎。在2011年出演《兩天一夜》後,人氣更水漲船高。
2012年11月4日,嚴泰雄在《兩天一夜》預告中宣布即將結婚的消息,由嚴正化介紹認識,是資深演員尹一峰的女兒芭蕾舞者尹慧珍(舅舅柳東根、舅媽錢忍和),且已懷孕5週,兩人於2013年1月9日舉行婚禮。

Protect the Boss Proves It’s Not Just About the Ratings

Protect the Boss Proves It’s Not Just About the Ratings

However, SBS’s drama Protect the Boss, which went off the air on September 29, walked down a completely different path - there were no love affairs or insatiable cliff hangers. Still, the drama was entertaining from start to finish, loved by viewers, and consistently recorded a stable viewer rating in the mid-teens.

Of course, not every one may be satisfied with the numbers. Although Protect the Boss concluded its run with a strong 14.2 percent viewer rating (AGB Nielsen Media Research), it never broke the 20 percent mark, which has become the standard for a ‘hit’ miniseries these days (although it often came close).

Still, from the drama’s actors and staff to the viewers, everyone seems to be satisfied with the end result. Actress Wang Ji Hye, who played Seo Na Yoon in the drama, told enews, “All of the actors bonded and worked well together. I was able to enjoy the whole process because I was in such a great work environment.”

And although actors Ji Sung and Kim Jae Joong were rivals on screen, the two often displayed their close friendship on Twitter, while actress Choi Kang Hee is already well known for her likeable, easygoing personality. Veteran actors Kim Young Ock, Park Young Kyu and Cha Hwa Yeon gave the young actors a run for their money with the energy they brought on to the set as well.

The excellent teamwork among the actors and staff proved to be the impetus that got everyone through the long hours on set. The good mood not only translated well on screen but also continued off the screen, spreading to the viewers who left favorable reviews of the drama on message boards.

One netizen wrote in a thread titled ‘It was so entertaining, I’m sad,’ “The main characters were great, but the performances of the three veteran actors, Park Young Kyu, Cha Hwa Yeon and Kim Chung shined as well.” The viewer continued to praise the drama saying, “I didn’t have high expectations for the drama at first, but now that it’s over, I’m sad. Thank you for such a great drama.” Other netizens expressed similar sentiments.

Meanwhile, new drama A Tree With Deep Roots, starring Han Suk Kyu, Jang Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung, will take over the Protect the Boss time slot beginning October 5.


Translation credit: Nancy Lee

Protect the Boss Proves It’s Not Just About the Ratings

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