Chief of Staff (TV series)

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Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asAide[1]
Hangul보좌관
GenrePolitical drama
Written byLee Dae-il
Directed byKwak Jung-hwan
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Producer(s)
  • Kim Woo-taek
  • Jang Gyeong-ik
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Next Entertainment World
DistributorJTBC
Release
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Chief of Staff[2] (Korean보좌관; RRBojwagwan; lit. Aide) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Jung-jae, Shin Min-a, Lee Elijah, Kim Dong-jun, Jung Jin-young, Kim Kap-soo, Jung Woong-in and Im Won-hee. The first season aired on JTBC from June 14 to July 13, 2019. The second season is scheduled to premiere in November 2019.[3][4]

Synopsis[edit]

The story of politicians and their aides who try to climb up the political ladder.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A lawmaker's assistant who works at the National Assembly. He succeeds in making his boss leader of the party but, as an ambitious man, he wants to achieve more.
A lawyer who often hosts a television series where she talks about political affairs. She isn't fond of aides, which is one of the reasons she doesn't like Jang Tae-joon.
A hardworking aide who is also Jang Tae-joon's colleague.
An intern at the National Assembly. He may seem lost and unsure but has a lot of determination.

Supporting[edit]

People around Jo Gap-yeong[edit]

  • Kim Hong-pa as Jo Gap-yeong
  • Lee Chul-min as Kim Hyung-do

Samilhoe[edit]

  • Ko In-beom as Seong Yeong-gi
  • Yoo Sung-joo as Lee Chang-jin

Nearby people[edit]

  • Jeon Jin-ki as Lee Gwi-dong
  • Jun Seung-bin as Kim Jong-wook
  • Do Eun-bi as No Da-jeong
  • Park Myung-shin as Yeo Sook-hee
  • Kim Seo-ha as Lee In-soo

Others[edit]

  • Kim Ik-tae
  • Noh Seung-jin
  • Park Keon
  • Lee Sun-won
  • Min Sang-woo
  • Lee Ji-hyuk
  • Park Hye-un
  • Lee Min-ji
  • Lee Hyun-jung
  • Kim In-muk

Special appearances[edit]

  • Kim Eung-soo as Jang Choon-bae (Ep. 1, 7)
  • Lee Soon-won as Detective Lee Hyeong-bae (Ep. 1, 3, 8-9)
  • Cha Sun-bae as Minister of Justice (Ep. 2-4)
  • Jang Jae-ho as reporter Sung Woo (Ep. 2)
  • Lee Joon-hee member of Jo Gap-young's party (Ep. 2)
  • Lee Han-wi as Chief Presidential Secretary (Ep. 4-5, 7)
  • Lee Yong-yi as merchant Ok Ja (Ep. 5-6, 10)
  • Go In-bum as chairman Sung Young-gi (Ep. 8)
  • Lee Jong-goo as barber (Ep. 9)
  • Seo Wang-seok as detective (Ep. 9)

Production[edit]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Chief of Staff OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released2019 (2019)
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelMusic&NEW

OST Part 1[edit]

Released on June 14, 2019[13]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Rainfall"Hana
  • Kim Young-sung
  • Seo Jae-ha
Chen (EXO)3:21
2."Rainfall" (Inst.) 
  • Kim Young-sung
  • Seo Jae-ha
 3:21
Total length:6:42

OST Part 2[edit]

Released on June 21, 2019[14]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Black Sky"Hana
  • Jung Sung-min
  • Shin Ji-hoo (Postman)
Kim Jae-hwan3:31
2."Black Sky" (Inst.) 
  • Jung Sung-min
  • Shin Ji-hoo (Postman)
 3:31
Total length:7:02

Ratings[edit]

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Season 1[edit]

Ep. Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[15]
Nationwide Seoul
1 June 14, 2019 6g Badge
(6g의 배지)
4.375% 5.592%
2 June 15, 2019 Rupture
(파열)
4.545% 4.675%
3 June 21, 2019 Reason for Selection
(선택의 이유)
4.436% 4.637%
4 June 22, 2019 Domino
(도미노)
4.398% 4.532%
5 June 28, 2019 Dilemma
(딜레마)
4.012% 3.786%
6 June 29, 2019 Firelight
(불빛)
4.039% 3.904%
7 July 5, 2019 Knot
(매듭)
4.087% 4.091%
8 July 6, 2019 Decapitation
(낙화)
4.974% 5.090%
9 July 12, 2019 6g's Price
(6g의 대가)
4.379% 4.185%
10 July 13, 2019 Irreducible
(돌이킬 수 없는)
5.314% 5.616%
Average 4.456% 4.611%

Season 2[edit]

Ep. Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[16]
Nationwide Seoul
1 November 2019 TBA
Average % %

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aide". JTBC Worldwide. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  2. ^ [1회 예고] 조심하는 게 좋으실 겁니다… 제 독이 지금 바짝 올랐습니다 보좌관(Chief of Staff) - 세상을 움직이는 사람들. YouTube. JTBC Drama. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Political dramas show what's behind the chaos: Audiences find JTBC's 'Chief of Staff' a refreshing antidote to standard fare". Korea JoongAng Daily. June 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "Political dramas hit TV screens as elections draw closer". Yonhap News. July 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Kim, Ha-jin (March 19, 2019). "이정재, JTBC '보좌관' 출연…10년 만에 안방극장 복귀". Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Park, Dong-jae (March 19, 2019). "신민아, 이정재 이어 JTBC 새 금토 '보좌관' 출연 확정..최고의 라인업 구축". Break News (in Korean). Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "Actress Shin Min-a to Return to Small Screen in May". The Chosun Ilbo. March 27, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Kim, Myung-mi (March 5, 2019). "이엘리야 측 "JTBC '보좌관' 출연 긍정 검토중"(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  9. ^ Hong, Hyeong-min (March 28, 2019). "김동준, JTBC '보좌관' 출연 확정…이정재와 호흡 [공식]". Star Hankookilbo (in Korean). Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d Kim, Ju-won (March 29, 2019). [공식] '보좌관' 정진영, 김갑수, 정웅인, 임원희..명품 조연 군단 캐스팅 확정. Sedaily (in Korean). Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  11. ^ Lee, Min-ji (March 29, 2019). ‘보좌관’ 역시 이정재, 대본 연습부터 감탄 자아낸 사연. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  12. ^ Hwang, So-young (March 19, 2019). "'천만배우' 이정재, JTBC '보좌관' 출연확정…10년만 드라마[공식]". News Joins (in Korean). Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  13. ^ Kim, Han-na (June 14, 2019). "엑소 첸, '보좌관' OST 'Rainfall' 발매…긍정적 메시지 전달". Hankookilbo (in Korean). Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  14. ^ Kim, Han-na (June 21, 2019). "김재환, '보좌관' OST 'Black Sky' 오늘(21일) 발매...위로의 메시지 전달". Hankookilbo (in Korean). Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  15. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2010-06-14.
  16. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2010-06-14.

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