The Queen of Office

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (75)

The Queen of Office is a South Korean television series that aired on KBS in 2013. It stars Kim Hye-soo as the lead character, Jung Joo-ri. The show is a workplace drama that delves into the daily life and struggles of office workers. Joo-ri is a hard-working, competent employee who has spent ten years working her way up the corporate ladder. She is well-respected by her colleagues and superiors, and has a reputation for being a no-nonsense, results-oriented professional. However, her life takes a dramatic turn when she is suddenly demoted to a menial job in the company's basement.

At her new job, Joo-ri is tasked with managing the company's lost and found department. She is shocked and humiliated by the demotion, and initially struggles to come to terms with her new role. However, she soon realizes that she can use her skills and experience to make a difference even in this seemingly insignificant position.

Joo-ri begins to take her job seriously, and soon finds herself at the center of a larger conspiracy within the company. She discovers that some of her colleagues are engaging in fraudulent activities, and that her demotion was intended to keep her from uncovering their misdeeds. Joo-ri sets out to expose the corruption and restore her reputation.

Throughout the series, Joo-ri faces numerous challenges and setbacks, but she never loses her determination or her sense of purpose. She forms alliances with unlikely allies, navigates office politics with aplomb, and ultimately emerges victorious.

The Queen of Office is a compelling and engaging drama that offers an inside look at the world of corporate Korea. It explores themes of ambition, loyalty, and corruption, and features a strong, dynamic female lead who defies expectations and inspires others with her resilience and perseverance.

One of the strengths of the show is the complexity of its characters. Each of the key players is well-developed and multi-dimensional, with their own motivations and agendas. Joo-ri's colleagues and superiors are not simply one-dimensional villains or heroes; they are flawed and nuanced individuals with their own struggles and contradictions.

Another standout feature of The Queen of Office is its attention to detail. The show accurately portrays the inner workings of a large corporation, highlighting the bureaucracy, the power dynamics, and the various departments and functions that make up the organization. It also does an excellent job of demonstrating how even the smallest details can have a significant impact on the company's overall success.

Overall, The Queen of Office is a well-written, well-acted drama that offers a fresh take on the workplace genre. It combines mystery, drama, and humor in a way that keeps the viewer engaged throughout the series. Kim Hye-soo's performance as Jung Joo-ri is particularly noteworthy, as she imbues the character with depth and complexity, making her a memorable and inspiring protagonist. If you're a fan of office dramas or simply looking for a compelling story with well-drawn characters, The Queen of Office is definitely worth checking out.

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Episode 16
16. Episode 16
May 21, 2013
After Ms. Kim’s shocking confession, her secret about the day six years ago started to be revealed. Ms. Kim and Joo Ri’s contract will be terminated on the same day. Manager Hwang ordered the team to make an idea for Ms. Kim’s contract renewal and Joo Ri was told by Jung Han that her contract will be renewed. Ms. Kim showed an incredible ability even on the contract termination day and she left to somewhere next day. On the same day, Kyu Jik was at a risk of gas leak accident, while he was working in the distribution center.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
May 20, 2013
Kyu Jik stopped the presentation and left to meet Ms. Kim and confess his heart to her. But he couldn’t answer Ms. Kim’s unexpected question. Kyu Jik lost a favor with the executives due to the sudden action, so he was dismissed from a team leader position and was disciplined in a humiliating way. Jung Han, who successfully finished the presentation instead of Kyu Jik, went out for a lunch box tasting event and Ms. Kim bumped into an unexpected person at the place.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
May 14, 2013
Kyu Jik was totally fascinated by Ms. Kim’s singing and he got so excited, when he had a chance to work outside of the office with MS. Kim. Manager Hwang ordered Jung Han to hand over the proposal, the supporting team was working on, to Kyu Jik and the team was very disappointed. But Jung Han decided to help Kyu Jik for a success of the proposal and worked hard on a survey. A president of DH Bank, Bit Na’s father called Kyu Jik and Bit Na to a dinner he had with Manager Hwang. Bit Na’s father asked Kyu Jik whether he’s willing to have a relationship with Bit Na again. On the process of handing over the result of the survey, Jung Han figured out that Manager Hwan even changed a direction of the proposal.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
May 13, 2013
Joo Ri was included in a shortlist of the contest. The marketing sales division congratulated her and she became very excited. But Joo Ri was informed that her employment contract is terminated through Manager Ahn. Jung Hwan strongly complained to Manager Hwang, but he insisted his will to terminate Joo Ri’s employment contract with an ambiguous reason that she doesn’t fit to our atmosphere. On the night, Joo Ri drank with Bit Na and got drunk badly. Kyu Jik came to them by Bit Na’s call and Joo Ri told him all her grudges. Joo Ri was leaving a last voice mail to Ms. Kim and sang a tearful serenade.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
May 7, 2013
Y-Jang held a project proposal contest and all employees worked hard to make an idea. Joo Ri was having a box lunch with other temporary employees in the office and Kyu Jik made a complaint to her. Joo Ri’s mother called her at the moment and she took it out to her mother. On next day, Kyu Jik found Joo Ri’s mother at a lobby. She brought box lunches for all Joo Ri’s team members from Busan. Joo Ri got an idea from this happening and started to write a proposal.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
May 6, 2013
The team members went out to support a recruiting event at Yeomko University. Ms. Kim’s shocking statement to a student at a recruiting booth made Kyu Jik outrageous. Bit Na, who visited the university she graduated after a long time, recalled the memory of the time she dated with Kyu Jik. She heard a shocking story about Kyu Jik from her senior of the school. The marketing sales division was selected as a supporting team of Y-Jang’s Fermented Soybean Academy Event. But everyone refused to go, even though it’ll give them overtime payment.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
April 30, 2013
Kyu Jik saw a delicate moment between Ms. Kim and Jung Han. Kyu Jik straightforwardly asked Jung Han about the moment and Jung Han made incoherent excuses. On the way back to Seoul, Jung Han and Kyu Jik were in a sweat because of Ms Kim’s tough driving. Ms. Kim went out for research with Mr. Ko, but came back to office alone. Bit Na found Mr. Ko passed out on a bus stop on her way back to office.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
April 29, 2013
It’s a performance review season of Y-Jang Corporation. The people of the marketing sales division acted differently. All of them are desperate to line up for the right person and Manager Hwang ordered them to make a new product proposal within a week. Kyu Jik and Jung Han decided to visit ‘Wongjayeom’ which produces a natural salt. Ms. Kim went to an island, where ‘Wongjayeom’ is, with Kyu Jik and Jung Han with a condition of the quitting time of six.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
April 23, 2013
On Y-Jang’s office couple’s wedding day, the bride’s father found out that the groom is a temporary employee and rejected to march with the bride to cancel the wedding. Ms Kim suddenly appeared at the moment and marched with the bride. Because of this event, a relationship between a full time employee and a temporary employee became the conversation topic. Kyu Jik made an offensive remark to the temporary employee that a marriage is also a business. Joo Ri accidentally found a note on the floor and a message on the note can be a proof of being an office couple, so she and Bit Na started to trace the one, who wrote the note.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
April 22, 2013
Ms Kim and Kyu Jik bumped into each other at a charnel house and surprised. Soon after, they started a nerve war again and Kyu Sik was deceived by Ms Kim, so he hardly came back to Seoul by taking a night train. On the next day, Ms Kim ignored Kyu Jik’s complaint and asked Jung Han to talk. Joo Ri was accused of breaking a photocopier, so she has to compensate $2,000 and her contract renewal after three months became ambiguous. In the meantime, Joo Ri accidentally met her old friend, Bo Ra and she recommended Joo Ri to have an interview of a marketing company ‘DDK Corporation’.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
April 16, 2013
Ms Kim, who has a license of fortune telling, read the team members’ palm and her skill is incredible. Accidentally, Kyu Jik held out his palm and Ms Kim said he was a fly in his previous life. The marketing sales team visited Super Homeshopping to sell the red vinegar. Homeshopping MD made unreasonable demands, but the team did their best to get a time slot for a show. The MD suddenly needs a fake Luxytton bag for the show and Kyu Jik insisted Joo Ri to let them use her bag.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
April 15, 2013
After the kiss, Ms Kim left without any hesitation when the bus comes. On the next day, Ms Kim concentrated to her work like nothing happened, but Kyu Jik was worried that his colleagues would find out about the kiss. In the meantime, a meeting with a CEO of Russian hypermarket is arranged. Kyu Jik studied Russian until late night to show Ms Kim how a successful global salesman is like. On the meeting day, the CEO’s unreasonable request delayed the meeting endlessly. Ms Kim, who attended the meeting as an assistance, finally exploded in front of the executives.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
April 9, 2013
After the promotion, Kyu Jik visited Ms Kim and was slapped by her. Jung Han hid his real reason of visiting Ms Kim from Kyu Jik and tried to give Ms Kim a gift he prepared, but he hesitated. Ms Kim attended a company dinner with a condition of overtime pay. Kyu Jik desperately tried to win Ms Kim with making a bomb shot and playing a tambourine in the dinner.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
April 8, 2013
Kyu Jik and Jung Han looked for a master of dressing, Mr. Kim Byeong Man for a marketing promotion of the marinated crab, but they can’t find his whereabouts. Kyu Jik still hates Ms Kim and Jung Han feels uncomfortable about it, since he knows the truth about the match. Finally, they found Byeong Man and they were surprised that Byeong Man and Ms Kim know each other. Kyu Jik shared the car with Byeong Man and asked about how Byeong Man met Ms Kim at first. Kyu Sick was surprised with his answer and caused a car accident. Byeong Man’s arm got hurt, so their promotion show was about to be canceled.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
April 2, 2013
On the day of new employee’s initiation ceremony, Kyu Jik became a public speaker and delivered a speech about new employee’s bright future in the corporation and Joo Ri was fascinated by his speech. Kyu Jik visited Home Mart and heard about Ms Kim’s exceptional performance as a casher in the past. Kyu Jik felt inferior to Ms Kim and had a battle of nerves about an issue of attending a company dinner. Joo Ri put herself in a trouble while voluntarily helps Bit Na. Kyu Jik put the all blames on Joo Ri. Ms Kim suggested Kyu Jik a match, which their prides are on the line.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
April 1, 2013
Y-Jang Corporation calls back Jang Kyu Jik, who just finished his MBA course in U.S. as the team leader of the marketing sales division to turn around their declining performances. In a flight back to Korea, he choked on a rice cake and a hippyish dressed woman in the first class saved his life. Kyu Jik asked her name and she disappeared after leaving a short answer ‘Ms Kim’. On the first day at work, Kyu Jik meets her again and what? She’s a temporary employee of Y-Jang Corporation!
  • Premiere Date
    April 1, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (75)