Introverted Boss

Introverted Boss (Korean내성적인 보스; RRNaeseongjeogin Boseu) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Yeon Woo-jin and Park Hye-su. It started airing on cable network tvN every Monday and Tuesday at 23:00, starting January 16, 2017.[2]

Introverted Boss
Introverted Boss Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Introvert Boss
  • My Shy Boss[1]
  • Sensitive Boss
Hangul내성적인 보스
Created by
Written byJoo Hwa-mi
Directed bySong Hyun-wook
Composer(s)Uhm Ki-yub
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)Lee Jin-ho
Lee Jae-gil
Producer(s)So Jae-hyeon
CinematographyHan Dong-hyun
Editor(s)Kang Yoon-hee
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJanuary 16 (2017-01-16) –
March 14, 2017 (2017-03-14)
External links


Eun Hwan Ki (Yeon Woo Jin) is the CEO of a public relations company, but he is extremely shy. Due to his personality his employees do not know him well.

Chae Ro Woon (Park Hye Soo) starts working in the company of Eun Hwan Ki. She is very energetic and receives recognition for her good work, however she is interested in CEO Eun Hwan Ki and plans to reveal who he really is.



The "Silent Monster" CEO of Brain public relations firm. He appears to be cold and prickly, but is actually extremely shy and sensitive, and avoids people as much as possible by hiding out in his penthouse office or by covering himself in black and wearing a hood.
An outgoing rookie employee who despite her extroverted nature and excellent communication skills, yet a silent and lethargic introvert at home. She aims to take revenge on her boss for the death of her sister.
Hwan-ki's sister, a chaebol heiress with an introverted personality. She has a mental illness initially instigated by her father's prolonged verbal and emotional abuse of her brother.
The warm, confident but sensitive co-CEO of Brain public relations firm and Hwan-ki's best friend. Also the fiancé of Eun Yi-Soo.

People of PR FirmEdit


Special appearancesEdit


The series reunites writer Joo Hwa-mi and PD Song Hyun-wook of Marriage, Not Dating after 2 years. Song Hyun-wook also directed the 2016 hit drama Another Oh Hae-young.[4][5]

The production team stated that the series would stop airing for a week, as the team would be doing extensive rewrites to the scripts in order to make improvements to the drama.[6]

Original soundtrackEdit

1."Is it love?" (사랑인 걸까?)Hong Dae-kwang03:58
2."Is it love?" (Inst.) 03:58
Total length:07:56
2."Memory" (Inst.) 04:07
Total length:08:14
1."One More Step" (한 걸음만 더)Sandeul (B1A4)03:45
2."One More Step" (Inst.) 03:45
Total length:07:30
1."Isn't She Lovely"Park Bo-ram04:02
2."Isn't She Lovely" (Inst.) 04:02
Total length:08:04
1."Because Of You"Kim EZ (Ggotjam Project)03:16
2."Because Of You" (Inst.) 03:16
Total length:06:32
1."Suspicious You" (수상한 너)Ryu Ji-hyun02:54
2."Suspicious You" (Inst.) 02:54
Total length:05:48
1."Round In Circles" (제자리걸음)Park Si-hwan04:04
2."Round In Circles" (Inst.) 04:04
Total length:08:08


  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
Ep. Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[7] TNmS[8]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 January 16, 2017 The Phantom of the Opera
(오페라의 유령)
2.967% 3.227% 3.5%
2 January 17, 2017 I'm Sorry, I Cannot Apologise
(미안하다 사과못한다)
3.046% 3.464% 2.4%
3 January 23, 2017 I'm Not An Easygoing Person
(나는 소탈한 사람이 아닙니다)
1.907% 1.494% 2.1%
4 January 24, 2017 I Won't Meet Anyone
(아무도 만나지 않는다)
1.797% 1.749% 1.8%
5 February 6, 2017 The Unspeakable Secret of 3 Years Ago
(3 년 잔, 말할 수 없는 비밀)
1.639% 1.812% 1.8%
6 February 7, 2017 How Does a Person Change?
(사람이 어떻게 변하니)
1.260% N/A 1.2%
7 February 13, 2017 The Dignity of a Supporting Role
(조연의 품격)
2.131% 2.015% 1.5%
8 February 14, 2017 Unsocial Socialibity, Immanuel Kant
(비사교적 사교성 - 칸트)
1.980% 2.167% 1.5%
9 February 20, 2017 If You Listen
(귀를 기울이면)
1.609% 1.356% 1.3%
10 February 21, 2017 The Pointless Yet Most Helpful Confessions
(쓸데없는 짓, 어쩌면 가장 쓸모있는 고백)
1.677% N/A 1.2%
11 February 27, 2017 The Tall Shadow of Mr. Smith
(키다리 아저씨의 기다란 그림자)
1.502% 1.450% 1.8%
12 February 28, 2017 The Difficulty of Doing Nothing
(아무 것도 하지 않는 것의 어려움)
1.762% 1.999% 1.6%
13 March 6, 2017 Confession
1.578% 1.686% 1.7%
14 March 7, 2017 My Funny Valentine
(마이 퍼니 발렌타인)
1.631% 1.713% 1.5%
15 March 13, 2017 One Reason That More Important Than Any Reason
(아흔아홉 가지 이유보다 큰 한 가지 이유)
1.639% 1.732% 1.4%
16 March 14, 2017 It's Okay To Be Introvert
(내성적이어도 괜찮아)
1.811% 1.811% 1.6%
Average 1.871% [a] 1.7%
Special January 6, 2017 2.752% 2.809% N/A
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).
  • Episode 5 and 6 were delayed for a week because of the Lunar New Year holiday.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017 1st The Seoul Awards Best New Actress Gong Seung-yeon Nominated

International broadcastEdit


  1. ^ Due to some ratings not recorded, the exact average rating is unknown.


  1. ^ "My Shy Boss - 내성적인 보스". DramaFever.
  2. ^ "[단독]박혜수·연우진, ´내성적인 보스´ 주인공 ´확정´ - 일간스포츠". Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  3. ^ Yoon Joon-pil (January 11, 2017). "스테파니, '내성적인 보스'로 첫 연기 도전…윤박·예지원과 호흡". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "[단독] ´또 오해영´ PD, tvN ´내성적인 보스´로 2017년 첫 출발 - 일간스포츠". Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  5. ^ "송현욱 PDX주화미 작가, '연애 말고 결혼' 2탄 탄생시킬까 [종합] : 스포츠동아". 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  6. ^ "[대본수정 초강수 '내보스', 시청자 마음 다시 돌릴까 원문보기". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  7. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "TNmS Ratings" (in Korean). Retrieved January 17, 2017.

External linksEdit