What's Wrong with Secretary Kim
What's Wrong with Secretary Kim? (Korean: 김비서가 왜 그럴까; RR: Kimbiseoga wae geureolkka) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Park Seo-joon and Park Min-young. It is based on the novel of the same title by Jung Kyung-yoon which was first published in 2013, which was then serialized into a comic in 2015 via KakaoPage. The series aired on tvN from June 6 to July 26, 2018, on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 16 episodes.
|What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?|
|Also known as||Why Secretary Kim|
|Hangul||김비서가 왜 그럴까|
|Based on||Why Secretary Kim|
by Jung Kyung-yoon
|Developed by||Studio Dragon|
|Written by||Jung Eun-young|
|Directed by||Park Joon-hwa|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||62-76 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Bon Factory Worldwide|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||June 6 –|
July 26, 2018
It is one of the highest rated Korean dramas in cable television history.
The plot revolves around the ambitious Vice Chairman of a major corporation, Lee Young-joon, and his highly capable secretary, Kim Mi-so. Misunderstandings arise when she announces that she will resign from her position, after working for Lee Young-joon for nine years. Young-joon will do whatever he can to make sure Mi-so stays by his side.
- Park Seo-joon as Lee Young-joon / Lee Sung-hyun ( Ivan Lee in the Philippines) 
- Moon Woo-jin as 9-year-old Lee Young-joon
- President and Vice Chairman of Yumyeong Group. He is handsome and capable, but his narcissism makes it difficult for Mi-so to work with him. He realized his feelings towards Mi-so after realizing that he might lose her. He owns two Maseratis.
- Park Min-young as Kim Mi-so (Mariel Kim in the Philippines) 
- Kim Ji-yoo as 5-year-old Kim Mi-so
- A highly skilled secretary who has worked with Young-joon for nine years. She soon reciprocates Young-joon's feelings after realizing that he was a part of her childhood.
Lee Young-joon's FamilyEdit
- Young-joon's older brother and a famous author. He has a crush on Mi-so.
- Young-joon and Sung-yeon's father. Chairman of Yumyeon Group.
- Young-joon and Sung-yeon's mother.
Kim Mi-so's FamilyEdit
- Baek Eun-hye as Kim Pil-nam, Mi-so's oldest sister
- Heo Sun-mi as Kim Mal-hee, Mi-so's second oldest sister
- Jo Deok-hyun as Kim Young-man, Mi-so's father
- Director of Yumyeon Group. Young-joon's best friend. He is Young-joon's confidante and provides him with much advice drawn from personal experience. He is still in love with his ex-wife.
- Employee of Yumyeon Group. He is known for his handsome looks, elite education, being a workaholic, and extreme frugality.
- A rookie secretary under Mi-so. She is intended to replace Mi-so when she resigns. In some parts of the show, she is seen working alongside Mi-so.
- Yoo-sik's secretary, who has a clumsy personality.
- Hwang Bo-ra as Bong Se-ra
- Lee Yoo-joon as Jung Chi-in
- Lee Jung-min as Lee Young-ok
- Kim Jung-woon as Park Joon-hwan
- Kang Hong-suk as Yang Cheol
- Bae Hyun-sung as Intern Staff
- Hong Ji-yoon as Oh Ji-ran
- Choi Na-mu as woman at the Spanish Embassy party (Ep. 1)
- Shin Joo-yeon as Kim Mi-so's friend (Ep. 1)
- Lee Do-yeon as a reporter who interviewed Morpheus (Ep. 4)
- Lee Chang as center director of the Art Center (Ep. 4)
- Jung Soo-young as agency staff (Ep. 9)
- Choi Hyun-woo as Magician (Ep. 10)
- Park Byung-eun as Park Byung-eun, the man who Kim Mi-so met in a blind date (Ep. 3)
- Seo Hyo-rim as Choi Seo-jin, Park Yoo-sik's ex-wife (Ep. 9, 11, 12 & 16)
- Lee Min-ki as young Mi-so's father (Ep. 10)
- Jung So-min as young Mi-so's mother (Ep. 10)
- Son Sung-yoon as kidnapper (Ep. 11 & 12)
- Gil Hae-yeon as woman at reserved parking space (Ep. 12)
- Jung Yu-mi as Jung Yu-mi, a friend of Lee Young-joon (Ep. 14)
- Lee Byung-joon as wedding dress' designer (Ep. 16)
Much of the visual styling of the series protagonists have referenced the comic version's cues, including clothing designs and reenacting the comic cover for the drama's promotional stills and images.
|What's Wrong with Secretary Kim|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Label||Bon Factory Worldwide, kakao M|
|Producer||Moon Seok-hwan, Oh Kwang-hee|
|1.||"Love Virus"||ZigZag Note, Kim Myeong-shin||ZigZag Note, Kim Myeong-shin||Kihyun (Monsta X), SeolA (Cosmic Girls)||03:27|
|2.||"Love Virus (Inst.)"||ZigZag Note, Kim Myeong-shin||03:27|
|1.||"It's You"||Good Choice, Yoda||Kim Se-jin, Midnight||Jeong Se-woon||03:39|
|2.||"It's You (Inst.)"||Kim Se-jin, Midnight||03:39|
|1.||"Wanna Be"||ZigZag Note||ZigZag Note||GFriend||03:09|
|2.||"Wanna Be (Inst.)"||ZigZag Note||03:09|
|1.||"Just A Little Bit More" (조금만 더)||ZigZag Note, Kim Young-sung, Good Choice||ZigZag Note, Kim Young-sung||Jinho (Pentagon), Rothy||03:25|
|2.||"Just A Little Bit More (Inst.)" (조금만 더 (Inst.))||ZigZag Note, Kim Young-sung||03:25|
|1.||"Because I Only See You" (그대만 보여서)||Good Choice, Red Socks||Red Socks||Kim Na-young||03:40|
|2.||"Because I Only See You (Inst.)" (그대만 보여서 (Inst.))||Red Socks||03:40|
|1.||"Why Am I Like This" (왜 이럴까)||Moon Sung-nam, Im Joo-yeon||Moon Sung-nam, Im Joo-yeon||Lee Da-yeon||02:40|
|2.||"Why Am I Like This (Inst.)" (왜 이럴까 (Inst.))||Moon Sung-nam, Im Joo-yeon||02:40|
|1.||"In The End" (토로)||Kang Myeong-shin, ZigZag Note, Noh Eun-jong||ZigZag Note, Noh Eun-jong||Yun Ddan Ddan||04:25|
|2.||"In The End (Inst.)" (토로 (Inst.))||ZigZag Note, Noh Eun-jong||04:25|
|1.||"Words Being Said For The First Time" (처음 하는 말)||Good Choice||Kim Se-jin, Midnight||Song Yuvin (Myteen)||03:56|
|2.||"Words Being Said For The First Time (Inst.)" (처음 하는 말 (Inst.))||Kim Se-jin, Midnight||03:56|
|1.||"Secretary (Opening Theme)"||Various Artists||1:49|
|2.||"Alsong Big Band"||Various Artists||1:53|
|3.||"Art of Love"||Various Artists||3:02|
|4.||"Baby Elephant"||Various Artists||2:17|
|5.||"Big Bean"||Various Artists||2:28|
|7.||"Funny Sunny"||Various Artists||1:26|
|8.||"Gaint Food"||Various Artists||1:43|
|9.||"Groove Company"||Various Artists||1:21|
|10.||"Kim Possible"||Various Artists||1:47|
|11.||"Lonely Boss"||Various Artists||1:59|
|12.||"Lovely Girl"||Various Artists||1:31|
|13.||"Loving You"||Various Artists||3:19|
|14.||"Mad Walk"||Various Artists||2:43|
|15.||"Man in Black"||Various Artists||2:43|
|16.||"New Recruit"||Various Artists||1:48|
|17.||"Nothing to Lose"||Various Artists||3:02|
|18.||"Old Story"||Various Artists||2:40|
|22.||"Think Srtings"||Various Artists||3:04|
|24.||"Why Brass Mind"||Various Artists||3:32|
|25.||"Why Chomic Lim"||Various Artists||2:40|
|26.||"Why Slow Piano Mode"||Various Artists||3:21|
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|1||June 6, 2018||I Want to Pick Up My Life Now||5.757%||6.446%||6.3%|
|2||June 7, 2018||She Just Doesn't Want to Get Married||5.403%||5.529%||5.6%|
|3||June 13, 2018||Go on a Date||6.950%||8.252%||8.3%|
|4||June 14, 2018||I Come Back to Forgive You||6.379%||6.945%||6.3%|
|5||June 20, 2018||Ordinary Relationships||6.855%||7.500%||7.0%|
|6||June 21, 2018||What's Wrong with Vice Chairman Lee?||7.687%||8.554%||7.7%|
|7||June 27, 2018||Memories Should Stay Buried||7.281%||8.201%||8.5%|
|8||June 28, 2018||I Like You Too||8.120%||9.326%||8.3%|
|9||July 4, 2018||Let's Make it Official||7.767%||9.428%||8.8%|
|10||July 5, 2018||It Was You All Along||8.403%||9.545%||9.2%|
|11||July 11, 2018||Why Hold Back the Truth?||8.665%||10.565%||10.6%|
|12||July 12, 2018||I Don't Want to Waste Away Tonight||8.393%||10.052%||9.7%|
|13||July 18, 2018||Nothing Can Stop Us||7.673%||8.717%||8.7%|
|14||July 19, 2018||I Will Always Stay with You||8.100%||9.506%||9.2%|
|15||July 25, 2018||Wedding Bells||7.107%||7.725%||8.0%|
|16||July 26, 2018||What's Wrong with You, Kim Mi So?||8.602%||10.001%||9.8%|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2018||11th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Park Seo-joon||Nominated|||
|Excellence Award, Actor||Hwang Chan-sung||Won|
|Hallyu Star Award||Won|
|Popular Character Award – Female||Pyo Ye-jin||Won|
|Best Original Soundtrack||"Because I Only See You" (Kim Na-young)||Nominated|
|6th APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Park Seo-joon||Won|||
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Park Min-young||Nominated|
|K-Star Award, Actor||Park Seo-joon||Nominated|
|K-Star Award, Actress||Park Min-young||Won|
|2019||14th Annual Soompi Awards||Best Actress of the Year||Park Min-young||Won|||
|Best Actor of the Year||Park Seo-joon||Nominated|
|Best Couple||Park Seo-joon and Park Min-young||Nominated|
|South Korea||tvN (original)||June 6, 2018 - July 26, 2018 (tvN水木連續劇)||김비서가 왜 그럴까|
|Sri Lanka||The drama is available to stream on-demand on Iflix with Sinhalese and English subtitles.||During its original run (June 7, 2018 - July 27, 2018), each episode of the drama was available to stream 24 hours after its original South Korean broadcast with Sinhalese and English subtitles.||What's Wrong with Secretary Kim|
|TVN Asia in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia with subtitles.||June 7, 2018 - July 27, 2018 (Thursday, Friday 21:50 - 23:05 (UTC+8), August 8, 9, 11, 12, 12:20 - 16:10 (3 episodes), August 10, 12:20 - 17:35 (4 episodes))||What's Wrong with Secretary Kim|
|Philippines||ABS-CBN. The drama is available to stream on-demand on Iflix and Viu with subtitles.||(September 24, 2018 – November 9, 2018 - (Every Monday to Friday at 22:00))||What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?|
|Asianovela Channel||(March 18, 2019 – April 25, 2019 - (Every Monday to Friday at 09:00 with replays at 14:00 and 19:00 including Weekend at 15:00 – 17:00))|
|Thailand||PPTV HD 36||September 5, 2018 - October 25, 2018 (Every Wednesday and Thursday at 20.15 - 21.15.)||รักมั้ยนะ เลขาคิม (What's Wrong with Secretary Kim)|
|Indonesia||Trans TV with Indonesian subtitles.||January 28, 2019 - February 15, 2019 (Every Monday - Friday at 18.00 - 19.30.)|
|Chile||ETC with Spanish subtitles.||May 27, 2019 – present (Every Monday - Friday at 22:00 - 23:00.)||¿Qué le ocurre a la secretaria Kim?|
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