It can take a lot to overcome the indiscretions of your youth.
No Eun Seol (Choi Kang Hee) wasn’t always the best student. She had a propensity for hitting other students while in school rather than hitting the books. But she does eventually straighten out her life, applies herself and manages to get into and graduate from a lesser-known university.
But Eun Seol's mediocre credentials make it tough for her to find a job, and she struggles with unemployment. When she goes to interview for a secretary position at the DN Group, a major conglomerate, the executives are not impressed with her resume. She can’t hold her tongue as she leaves the interview and verbally lashes out, certain that she will never be hired by the company.
However, Cha Moo Won (Kim Jaejoong), the seemingly perfect junior executive who is the nephew of Chairman Cha (Park Young Gyu), hires the feisty Eun Seol to work as the secretary for his cousin, Cha Ji Heon (Ji Sung), who is the chairman’s son. Moo Won schemes to use Eun Seol to undermine Ji Heon so that he can take over the company, with the help of the brilliant corporate attorney, Seo Na Yoon (Wang Ji Hye).
Eun Seol, who is happy to finally have a job, is determined to do well at all costs. When she learns that Ji Heon secretly suffers from a number of social and anxiety disorders, she begins to protect him emotionally and physically from his abusive family members, including the bullying chairman himself.
As Eun Seol begins to develop feelings for Ji Heon, her mission to protect her boss becomes all too personal.
“Protect the Boss” is a 2011 South Korean drama series directed by So Jung Hyun.