Chief Kim

Chief Kim (2017)

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Can corporate politics turn a bad person into a good person? Kim Sung Ryong is a skilled accountant who works for gangsters. He makes his way into a company called TQ Group as a middle manager in the accounting department with the intention of embezzling money from the company. As he contends with hot-shot accountant Yoon Ha, financial prodigy Seo Yool and peppy intern Hong Ga Eun, Sung Ryong finds himself embroiled read morein office politics and notices other shenanigans by those in power that threaten to bring down the company. Sung Ryong slowly comes to realize that he’d rather fight against corporate corruption and fight for employees’ rights than complete the mission he originally came to do. Can he succeed at his new objective against all odds?
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    Mister Kim; Kim Gwajang; Good Manager;

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Mar 30, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
If you're having any doubts about picking this up because of the lack of 'romance' tag or the synopsis or just anything, please throw all those doubts out of the window and watch this right now! I don't generally watch non-romance dramas, and I'm not a big fan of office politics or just politics in general, but I LOVED this! And believe me, so will you.
The words corporate politics put me read more off for a while, but then I finally picked this drama because of Gung Min. I wasn't familiar with any of the other cast. Now I can't believe I was about to pass this gem off!
Here are few of the reasons why I loved Chief Kim-

-Sometimes, it doesn't require an unique plotline to make a successful drama, but what matters is it's execution. A group of people fighting against the corruption in their organisation might not seem like anything new, but Chief Kim is executed brilliantly. Not to mention, hilariously.
-I feel like, with the given plot, there could have been a lot of crazy misunderstandings, what with him being a bad person at the beginning. But the writer chose to deal with that fact in a straightforward manner, instead of going round and round in circles. I'm really thankful for that because it made it way more enjoyable.
-I really enjoyed the pacing of this show. In a typical kdrama, things go well in the start, and then around the last 5-6 episodes, everything goes wrong horribly which doesn't get resolved until the last episode. But I felt that wasn't the case with this drama. The pacing was a bit more consistent. Good and bad happened throughout the drama, not at any specific timings/ episode.
- I legit loved every interactions between every characters in the drama. Whether it may be Chief Kim & Seo Yul, Seo Yul & Ha Gyeong, Chief Kim & Myeong Su, Chief Kim & Ga Eun and any many others, each one was immensely enjoyable.
-I'm a big fan of bromances. Well, who isn't, right? The main lead, Chief Kim, is surrounded by a lot of guys. There are number of bromances going on simultaneously. My personal favorite being TQ's Psycho & Gluttonous Sociopath. They are just sooo cute!
-The chemistry between the characters is really good. Not just with the leading characters, but also between the supporting characters.
-There might not be any romance, but you can still ship two particular characters (I'm not saying who), I know I did.
-The comedy is SPOT-ON. This drama might not keep you on the edge of your seat, but it sure will have you falling off off it- with laughter!
-Last but not the least; watch out for the some drama scenes parodies. I loved them, and I'm sure you'll too. I'm not going to say which dramas, 'cause that'll spoil the fun, but they were pretty popular ones.
I'd like to end the review by saying that I'm not a drama re-watcher, but I'd gladly re-watch any episode of Chief Kim any-day! So please, give this a chance!
Happy Watching!
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Mar 31, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
One of the best dramas of 2017. And I am not lying, not even a little bit.
If there is only one word that could describe this drama perfectly. That is 'Awesomazing'. From the A to the Z it is the most funny, dramatic and almost realistic drama I saw.
Not just in Korean but in English, Hindi or in Bangla this is by far the most funniest drama I had seen read more ever. Ever.

The cast is Perfect. I don't think anyone could had done those characters more justice then people who played them. Though I am not familiar with any of the cast. I am glad that I still tried it.
Nam Gung Min is the funniest actor, I know. Than there is Lee Jun Ho with him. And it's just perfection on it's own.

The story is amazing. I'm not going to say anything about it except that you will love every single second of it. You will love, scream and cry (for all the good reason). In the end you will just wish if there was more, more and more.
Funny & crazy lead. Smart women characters. An antagonist that you will love. A corruption story told with the right balance of comedy. And with a few lessons for life (Don't do corruption).
There isn't a bucket load of romance. But there is this one couple that you will shipping from the first episode.

The bromance. You are probably hearing a lot about the Chief Kim & Director Seo's bromance. And none of the things are a lie. If you thought Goblin & Grim Reaper's ( From "Goblin" ) bromance was epic. Than this one is a step farther. TQ's Psycho & Gluttonous Sociopath, they are to to to CUTE to resist.
Every time they were together, there was Bang bang bang. Every line, every scene, every time their eyes meet...there was Bang.
This is the most romance I have ever seen in a bromance. And there are kisses. Yes, kiss but in plural.

The music. The songs are amazing. Beautiful and light goes perfectly with the story and the scenes. You will be humming them all the time.

I am so going to re-watch this. Actually I'm already re-watching it.

So if you think 'Ah, it doesn't has romance in it. It probably isn't good.' Than I will like to tell you, You are so wrong. It does has romance in it. Just not a bucket full of it. But the story, cast, music, the bromance, comedy everything else makes up for it.
It's an amazing drama not to mention hilarious. One of the best of 2017.
Hoping for a 2nd season.

So watch it. Watch it. Watch it.
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    kreps 1 day ago - edited

    Wow, this is very refreshing, good drama

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    BernKastel 3 days ago

    Chief. Kim x Seo Yul OTP

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    Katayoun Rezaei 6 days ago

    I loved this drama so much! In fact, the best comedy drama I've ever watched, was this one. It is a must-watch drama. Specially, Nam Goong Min's brilliant acting in this drama will get all your attention. In another words, It won't disappoint you!

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    ash k 7 days ago

    one of the all time greats i dont say that lightly

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    mei-255 8 days ago

    It took me a while to finish this one~ The first half of this drama felt really slow to me and it took so many episodes to get into it.. but it was worth it! It only got better the more I watched it. :D

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    HayaChul 8 days ago

    I totally recommend this drama although I heard a lot of praise about it I was afraid it would be boring, and I can assure you it's much far from boring every episode is fun and every scene is full of fun
    The whole cast did great and the thing l liked most about it is that it keeps on getting better usually 20 ep dramas tend to get boring at ep 14~15 but this was the opposite it was the most entertaining at the last 5 episodes

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    inspirit91 9 days ago

    I miss watching this drama! I want to see Nam Goong Min in another drama very soon.

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    ajo_94 10 days ago

    I had a blast watching this drama. The bromance is so good , i laughed in each and every episode of it. A MUST WATCH

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    Antonin 11 days ago

    Man, Lee Jun Ho was great in this drama.

    Nam Gung Min (main lead) is perfect for this role.

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    MrBanana 17 days ago - edited

    Lets push up the score guys, how can this drama not be a 9.0?!

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    naccu 20 days ago - edited

    It's been more than 2 months already... Still not over Chief Kim :'(
    Gluttonous Sociopath, you are my spirit animal, my other self xD
    I love youuu <3

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      Thevilone 19 days ago

      Same here friend. I still miss this them!!

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    billitsa 20 days ago

    How can a drama be so amazing! It was funny and realistic at the same time!!

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    lovelydream 20 days ago

    I miss this drama so much, it's definitely going to be in my top 3 dramas of 2017 even though it's only been 5 months.

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    Ray 26 days ago

    One Crazy Drama...

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    Nisap 26 days ago

    Junho Oppaaaaa


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    South Korea
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    Jan 25, 2017 to Mar 30, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.7 (scored by 1,870 users)
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