7th Grade Civil Servant

7th Grade Civil Servant (2013)

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Two exes break up reconcile several years later. Both end up being spies working for different units, so they have to keep their covers up in real life. Joo Won Plays the hero Gil Ro who decided in his youth that he wanted to be a spy after watching a Bond movie. His father became rich practically overnight, so he grows up in wealth and comfort, with a generous spirit toward others read moreand a chic, refined appearance. Gil Ro gets accepted as a secret agent, but he’s not your usual veteran agent; he thinks and acts like the new generation he belongs to, and he makes mistakes and causes conflict.

  • Native title:

    7급공무원
  • Also Known as:

    Bimilnamnyeojeon; Secret Agent War; The Secret Lovers; The Secret Lovers War; Level 7 Civil Servant; My Girlfriend is an Agent

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meriem
16 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Sep 11, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
when i first started this drama ofter reading the descreption i was exited and honestly the first episodes lifted to my expectation , but then the series just became boring and rediculous due to the lack of chemestry between the two main leads and the fact that they made fool of the NIS agents that they made them look as if they were a bunch of children playing hide and seek , read more an other thing that i didn't like is that the main lead played by joo won was hopeless and really stupid , i know that it was supposed to be a comedy so there must be some misunderstandings and hilarious situation but sometimes it just feels pethatic instead of funny , however I won't deny that i had some good time watching this drama and especially at the begennig , i laughed so hard until my eyes were full of tears and i really enjoyed the very few action seens dispite it was supposed to be a spy drama so my advise is don't be fooled by the dicription , the drama is totally diffrent , if you want some light drama with some funny moment and no actual depth it's for you , but if you seek a story that keeps you on the edge and leaves a huge emotional impression , then i don't recommand it .
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Juniko
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Apr 15, 2013
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
I am really disappointed with this drama.

During the first 5 episodes, I really thought this drama was going to be great. The story was interesting, and the cast seemed fitting. It was funny, and sweet with some suspens...until the whole thing drowned into melotramatic clichés.

At some point, the actors stopped talking to each other, and instead began to just speak their lines with an affected manner, giving the audience the read more impression that they are philosophizing all episodes long, talking about "where they are in their relationship", and trying to convince us that they are about to kill each other, when actually there is not enought tension between them to generate so much as a slap.

I think the story also needed a strong opponent. Instead we got the evilness "because we are so evil and beautiful and cool and with a dark past it makes us even more evil".

It wasn't so bad that I would go as far as saying it would be a waste of time to watch it (come on, there IS Joo Won), but to me this really wasn't a good spy drama.
No, to all those who like spy dramas, I'd recommend the awesome Time Between Dog and Wolf, but not 7th Grade Civil Servant.
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The ever so loveable Joo Won stars in both Steal My Heart (Movie) and 7th Grade Civil Servant (Drama). Can't get enough of him in a police/agent get up? Well, the answer to your prayers are here!
Both have comedy, romance, and a little action.
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    anusathiya May 5, 2014

    seriously this wasn't boring and hooked me till the end.... everything was at right place and really loved joo won in this one.......i need to say that the "evil couples" were really hot in this series and i couldn't help but love them too ^-^ :)

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    DBSK Feb 5, 2014

    I just finished watching the three first episodes and I'm hooked *u*

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    x3mushroom Dec 27, 2013

    I want Jay to be a couple with Mi rae :D
    Im Yoon Ho is so attractive xD

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    Goliath1357 Dec 9, 2013

    I'm really surprised at how much I'm enjoying this-both sets of parents are super annoying and the female lead looks older than the male lead (although they are supposed to be around the same age) but they have chemistry and the story is interesting.

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    Stephanie0606 Nov 18, 2013

    Honestly, i love the story and the cast, especially watching and holding onto it till the end just for Joo Won but i found that the main girl lead is kinda old for him and don't like her that much.

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      hanana Dec 3, 2013

      this is actually what I was telling myself while watching the drama... I didn't feel like she was matching Joo Won, something didn't feel right

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    HAVA-RAVA Oct 19, 2013

    I think I'm the only one who thought this wasn't boring :OOO

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    KarolK Oct 3, 2013

    i agree with gingermoon. it's so silly and boring but it's actually worth to endure till the end because of, of course who else but, Joo Won!! he's always great!! <3

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      Stephanie0606 Nov 18, 2013

      So true. He's also the main reaason that i endure it till the end.

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    Gingermoon Sep 22, 2013

    I'm at episode 12 and I can't keep watching it. They drag out unnecessary misunderstandings and it's starting to annoy me to the point that I just want to skip half episode... Too bad since I loved the beginning so much ... On hold by now

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    sweetluelyn Sep 12, 2013

    I really like the first half of this drama but as the drama progress i became bored maybe because the lead actors lacks chemistry, i mean their romance is not convencing but still i finished it because of Joo Woo.

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    mafalda Sep 7, 2013

    NIS's work is a joke. They are supposed to be special agents but their behaviour is that of amateurs... Will continue watch it because of Joo Won though

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      mafalda Sep 12, 2013

      So you're saying you need to be unprofessional to be funny and to pull some laughs from the audience? That's a new one

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      DiaNine Sep 12, 2013

      You don't have to, but you're welcome to do it. It's not new at all, look at big American movies such as Johnny English. He's a spy and he's... Much worse than anyone on 7GCS.

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      mafalda Sep 13, 2013

      Right... But he's meant to be like that, in here they are actually mentioning NIS and everyone on it is a joke, even their superiors! But yes, you may be right. I'm still finding a reason that will make me watch all this besides Joo Won... Did you like 7GCS?

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      DiaNine Sep 13, 2013

      I did like it, it's one of my favorite dramas... You just gotta remember that it's not meant to be serious.

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      mafalda Sep 13, 2013

      Right... Hopefully it will get better from the 10th episode. Thank you!

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    Montse Aug 21, 2013

    This drama is only worth because of JOO WON . This drama is the proof that JOO WON is a Great Actor ,as you can see him developing a love story with the lead actress Choi Kang Hee , which I think doesn't match with him at all.

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      lola_SuJu-ELF Sep 5, 2013

      i totally agree with u
      i feel like she's his mom .. even though she had great chemistry in protect the boss

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    AnnGominho Jul 25, 2013

    Finished now see this drama, very good! I love anything (series, movie ...) that genre. The couple Gil Seo Won Ro and begin the greatest war, but then their relationship is super cute! Another couple who loved and lived by twisting them together was the end Do Ha and Sun Mi. *. *

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    Gyeouligago Jul 24, 2013

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    Gyeouligago Jul 24, 2013

    One word.. disappointed... I was sooo excited bc this drama had two of my favorite actors in it... But unfortunately it fell victim to a very poorly written plot and a total lack of understanding of what "special agents" are supposed to be like.. :'(

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    Wendox Jul 23, 2013

    Honestly, I was just watching this for Joo Won, BUT I like them ALL! And Im Yoon Ho is soooo HANDSOME! Does he play in other dramas?

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Jan 23, 2013 to Mar 28, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    6.9 (scored by 2,349 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2061
  • Popularity:

    #78

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