• Drama: Chief of Staff
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jun 14, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Network: jTBC, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 334 users)
  • Ranked: #959
  • Popularity: #2291
  • Watchers: 1,396

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Chief of Staff
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Ratings: 8.1/10 from 334 users
# of Watchers: 1,396
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Ranked #959
Popularity #2291
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Jang Tae Joon graduated from the Korean National Police University and worked as a detective. He wanted to gain more power and decided to work in the National Assembly. Now, he is the chief aide to a 4-time lawmaker. He has excellent intuition, a cold-blooded decisiveness and a strong desire to win. He was able to place his lawmaker in the position of the party representative, but Jang Tae Joon has higher ambitions.

Meanwhile Kang Sun Young is a first year lawmaker who got elected through proportional representation and is a spokesperson for her party. She worked as a lawyer and hosted a current affairs TV program prior to becoming a lawmaker. She is ambitious and does her job well. Kang Sun Young has an awkward relationship with Jang Tae Joon, whose boss is a rival of the senior lawmaker who got her to become proportional representation lawmaker.

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jun 14, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Network: jTBC Netflix Netflix Netflix Netflix
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 334 users)
  • Ranked: #959
  • Popularity: #2291
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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2 people found this review helpful
26 days ago
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10
Perfect, adult viewers drama!
There is no first love and young romance, childhood friends, even no simple motive of revenge.
This is a political drama with strong characters who carry the entire show.

Motivations of people's acting, a desire of the power, dreams of perfect society and state are portrayed excellent.
The main question of this story is that: does the end justify the means? Is this a true what Machiavelli said that everyone is evil and you must do anything to gain a political power?
Surprisingly, although there are some corruption motives, this drama isn’t about corruption, but rather about what politics do and what it looks like.

Director’s job is splendid! The director (Kwak Jeong Hwan) is also an author of Miss Hammurabi, and if you like Miss Hammurabi, you will like Chief of staff too.

The acting is brilliant, because:
Kim Dong Jun acting is better and better.
Elliya Lee, after her odd and makjang appearance in The Last Empress, has a real character to play here and I like her.
Lee Jung Jae and Shin Min Ah (the leads) are amazing. They present serious relationship involved in job and moral dilemmas.
Kim Gab Soo (the true lead!) is AWESOME. Try this drama to watch his impressive performance! I hope he will receive an award.

We all know that dividing drama into two parts has no sense, but in this case it breaks in a perfect time.

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0 people found this review helpful
12 days ago
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Don't watch this if you're an idealist .
You can't pretend to live in a La La Land forever .
This drama is an absolute depiction of how politics work .
It's cruel , sweet but most of all overwhelming to most extent .

We all start by thinking
' I will change the world '
How ?
' By my sense of justice and righteousness '
It all starts with such self belief and shit !

Everything comes at a cost .
And that includes power too .
This is the first season so it's a cliffhanger right now .
But always remember
' You don't cling to the wrong to climb up else you're bound to fall and there's no standing after that '

This is it . It's not a review but an explanation of what to expect in the drama .
It's not a plot to please you , but to depict how things work .
Enjoy !

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