"Miss Lee" has been one of the more low-profile dramas of the current season. The drama's only real star of note is "Hyeri", who has long been criticized for a perceived lack of talent. However, the drama has been promoting itself more on uniqueness of concept than star popularity, purporting to show off a realistic working environment.
Baek Ji-won in a supporting role has helped to spotlight this concept, in a role that has proven quite relatable to older working women in the real world.
Baek Ji-won plays the operations manager of the company. As forewoman she has a more direct relationship with the business environment than "Hyeri"'s character does, and the two have shown strong chemistry as they have clashed and collaborated over how to keep the accounting in order, while also achieving practical, realistic goals that at times require unorthodox methods so as to protect everyone's job.
Baek Ji-won's direct, clever speaking style has been another major point of popularity. Her scenes at the public spa in a recent episode have particularly emphasized how she is a normal person who you may well have met or overheard at some point in your life. "Miss Lee" airs on tvN on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Written by William Schwartz
"Miss Lee" is directed by Han Dong-hwa, written by Park Jeong-hwa, and features Hyeri, Kim Sang-kyung, Jung Soo-young, Heo Jae-ho, Ko Eun-min, Uhm Hyun-kyung. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/09/25~Now airing, Wed, Thu 21:30 on tvN.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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