So today, I'm bringing the jury back in on one drama where the internet got it wrong. I'm completely biased here, but I'm going to do my best to sway you anyway.
The Best: Protect the BossProtect the Boss might very well be my favorite Korean drama of all time. Yes, it is the story of a rich, grumpy, emotional man-child who falls in love with a sassy poor girl, so I get the complaints that it's the same old cliche we've seen a million times. But this drama tweaks the formula just enough that I thoroughly enjoyed every single cliche-riddled minute. Here's my case for the defense (VERY mild spoilers below):
Exhibit A: The Leads
This brings us to Eun-seol, the female lead. As I said, it took me a couple of episodes to get used to her, but once I did, I really loved her. One of the problems that I have with the female leads in most dramas is that they start out awesome, but then spend the second half of the series crying and/or almost dying from stupid causes (Geum Jan Di, I'm looking at you). Not so with Eun-seol! She's sassy and cool and good at her job throughout the entire series. When she starts to become mopey, Ji-heon threatens to break up with her. I'm pretty sure she only cries once, and it's during a cute penguin video--what kind of monster hasn't cried during a penguin video once or twice?