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5->''"The most important thing you should remember is to make sure you make time for yourself"''
6-->-- '''Kim Mi-So'''
8''What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?'' is a KoreanDrama which premiered in 2018. Starring Creator/{{Park Seojoon}} as Lee Young-Joon and Park Min-Young as Kim Mi-So.
10Lee Young-Joon's family runs a large company and he works as the vice-president of the company. He is smart, rich and handsome, but he is arrogant. His secretary is Kim Mi-So. She has worked for him for years and she is perfect for him, but Kim Mi-So decides to quit her job. Young-joon then decided to do whatever he can after talking to his best friend, who happens to be a board director in his company, to make sure Mi-so stays by his side.
13!! This show provides examples of:
15* BestFriend: Park Yoo-sik to Lee Young-Joon
16* BetaCouple: Two beta couples appear in the office by the end of the series [[spoiler: Bong Se-Ra with Yang Cheol and Kim Ji-Ah with Go Gwi-Nam]]
17* BettyAndVeronica: The Lee brothers towards Mi-So.
18* BlindDate: Mi-So goes on a disastrous one in episode 3
19* BrokenBird: Young-Joon [[spoiler: and Mi-So]] appears to have PTSD from a traumatic event that happened in childhood.
20* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Mi-So toward Young-Joon as she finds his behaviour narcissistic and domineering. [[spoiler: He lessens this behaviour as time goes on]]
21* CantTieHisTie: Mi-So is the only one allowed to tie Young-Joon’s tie. During the blind date she goes to correct the tie of her date. She apologises afterward saying it is an ‘occupational hazard’.
22* ChickMagnet: Go Gwi-Nam.
23* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Mi-So and her ‘Oppa’. [[spoiler: later revealed to be Young-Joon]].
24* CommonalityConnection: Mi-So and Ji-Ah bond over their shared love of the author, Morpheus.
25* CrazyJealousGuy: Young-Joon is frequently jealous of those Mi-So interacts with, often interrupting conversations or giving those involved a DeathGlare
26* DarkAndTroubledPast: The Lee brothers and Mi-So all have a shared dark past.
27* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: Young-Joon is frequently distracted by his own reflection which doesn’t go unnoticed by others in the series.
28* FamilyDisunion: The Lee brothers are often at each-other’s throats.
29* ForgottenFirstMeeting: [[spoiler: Mi-So and Young-Joon. Although only forgotten on Mi-So’s side]]
30* GeekyTurnOn: A large part of Go Gwi-Nam’s status as a ChickMagnet stems from his workaholic tendencies.
31* GreenEyedEpiphany: Young-Joon has a particularly jealous epiphany in episode 3. Both in regards to Mi-So’s blind date and her interactions with Go Gwi-Nam at the company sport event.
32* HeldGaze: At least once an episode between Mi-So and Young-Joon
33* LeavetheTwoLovebirdsAlone: Yoo-Sik holds Yang Cheol back from interfering when Young-Joon hurts his ankle in order to let Mi-So take care of him.
34* MrFanservice: Young-Joon is often shown shirtless.
35* OfficeRomance: Young-Joon and Mi-So. [[spoiler: by the last episode Se-Ra and Yang Cheol and Gwi-Nam and Ji-Ah]]
36* OfficialCouple: Young-Joon and Mi-So.
37* PlaguedByNightmares: Young-Joon.
38* QuestioningTitle: ''What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?''
39* QuittingtoGetMarried: One of Mi-So’s reasons to leave her position is in order to date and get married.
40* RomanticFalseLead: Lee Sung-Yeon for Mi-So
41* RomanticRunnerUp: Lee Sung-Yeon for Mi-So
42* RomanticWingman: Yoo-Sik is one for Young-Joon and Mi-So.
43* SecretRelationship: Once Mi-So and Young-Joon get together. [[spoiler: Se-Ra and Yang Cheol’s relationship is also this (though everyone already knew)]]
44* SexySecretary: Mi-So.
45* SiblingTriangle: The Lee brothers and Mi-So.
46* SingleTargetSexuality: Young-Joon only ever expresses interest of any kind towards Mi-So.
47* SleepingWithTheBoss: Mi-So worries that others will think she only kept her position in the company by sleeping with Young-Joon.
48* SuccessfulSiblingSyndrome: Sung-Yeon often feels inadequate next to his younger brother.
49* YoureNotMyType: One of Mi-So’s many rejections of Young-Joon is the fact that she wants someone ‘normal’ and Young-Joon (a wealthy chaebol) is far from this.