[TV Review] Protect the Boss, You are the Coolest~
Truly, it is strange. There is not one proper villain who plots unsavory things in the background, and there is not one thick conflict that makes the palms sweat. But you can’t help but keep watching. Protect the Boss, to say it in one sentence, is a drama that is like the “rock from space” that has become stuck in the amygdaloid nucleus of the viewer’s brain.
The SBS Wed-Thursday drama Protect the Boss is illustrating well the characteristic feature that appeared in the 2011 romantic comedies such as Secret Garden and The Best of Love. The man who has everything meets the woman who lacks most everything and falls in love with hyper speed, conveys his feelings, and wins over the heart. As if a response to the dryness of life, the degree of romance and comedy has much heightened. It is funnier and it is sweeter.
However, in the crucial point, Protect the Boss walks a road separate from not merely the above two dramas but also most every drama in existence. It is that the “conflict” that pierces the entire work is faint. Secret Garden had the background of having the spirits of the two lovers who are of different social classes switch and with it a large-scale auto accident, and The Best of Love had the entertainer hated by the entire public and the top star with an artificial heart act as the main lines of conflict that pierced the works.
However, contrary to this, Protect the Boss does not have in particular a line of conflict that crosses the 16 episodes. This is not saying that no conflict at all appears. On the contrary, on every episode there is conflict. However, the construction of the narrative itself does not follow the method of boosting the conflict to cause it to explode for a climax. Rather, it is differentiated from other dramas in that it is unfolded in a “cool” method of resolving the conflict immediately and promptly in each episode.
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