The Queen of Office

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The Queen of the Office is a Korean TV show. It's a mix of comedy, drama, and some romance. It was based off the 2007 Korean TV show Pride of the Temp. It's set inside the workplace and stars Kim Hye-soo as Miss Kim (the original working title for the show was "Come back, Miss Kim").

Miss Kim is the main focus of the show, as she is a serious, no nonsense worker. She always disappears when her work contract expires, won't do a thing outside of what her job description entails while working, and is shrouded in mystery when it comes to her life outside of work. Her first name, her background, her age are all mysteries.

The rest of the cast is made up of Oh Ji-ho as Jang Gyu-jik, Jung Yoo-mi as Jung Joo-ri,Lee Hee-joon as Mu Jeong-han, Jeon Hye-bin as Geum Bit-na, and o Kwon as Kye Kyung-woo.

Monday at 10:00 PM on KBS
1 Season, 16 Episodes
April 1, 2013
Comedy, Drama, International, Mini-Series
Cast: Il-Woo Jung
The Queen of Office

The Queen of Office Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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’.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!