I’m usually not interested in this kind of genre, but Chief of Staff is different. I really can enjoy this tense, plus the amazing actors and script and story, how can I not love it.
This is a serious political drama. There is romance just for an additional taste. But it’s actually politic and it feels so real.
I saw in the press con video earlier that it’s not about what is happening right now in Governement of South Korea, it’s about how we choose our representatives at the National Assembly which is considered as the belle of representative democracy.
On the season 1, it shows that Jang Tae Joon (Lee Jung Jae) really wants to climb his career. He is a real politician, a chief of staff. He wants to be someone with power, a congressman, swipe all the injustice and corruption with his way.
Not only literal political scenes in this drama, but there are also some sentimental issues that are really touching. It’s hard to reach the position with power, but Tae Joon is a man with his words, he worked hard even tho at the end it makes his relationship with Kang Sun Young (Shin Min Ah) broke down. I love it that this drama is all about trust too.
Season 2, I think it’s the end. It’s more focus on how Tae Joon starts to climb again, after becoming a Congressman. He faces difficulties, attacked by others with power. Kang Sun Young is working hard too with Tae Joon.
Many obstacles, Tae Joon lost his trusted persons too… Will Tae Joon make it?
Anyway It’s funny I can even rewatch this drama, usually this kind of drama is not interesting for me.
It’s aired on JTBC and Netflix. So It can help this good drama to reach a non usual k-drama viewers.
Lee Elliya and Kim Dong Joon really give color to this drama. Especially for me, Kim Dong Joon improves his acting here. An intern who admires Tae Joon and wants to become like him. Lee Elliya? Tae Joon (secret) admirer too.
Shin Min Ah is so pretty as always… She portrays character Kang Sun Young really well, real career woman. I love Kang Sun Young character so much. Her trust to Tae Joon, her beliefs to reach her dreams. Sun Young and Tae Joon have the same dreams that make their realtionship is a little bit important in this drama.
Score: 9.5 out of 10 || Watch Chief of Staff on netflix
Pictures: hancinema || Video Trailer: The Swoon