Drama

Namgoong Min and Junho are the ‘best frenemies’ in ‘Chief Kim’ [VIDEO]

By diana / 2017.02.15
2PM's Junho and Namgoong Min during a press conference for comedy series "Chief Kim."

Unlike other antagonist roles, Junho is winning the hearts of the viewers for playing as the bad guy in "Chief Kim." In fact, followers of the ongoing series are torn between him and Namgoong Min.

2PM's Junho takes the role of Director Seo Yool, while Namgoong Min plays as "Chief Kim" himself. In the KBS drama, the two characters will clash as the latter tries to destroy the other's evil plans.

However, "Chief Kim" has its way of presenting the serious and funny sides of these two actors. Hence, fans are branding Namgoong Min and Junho as the "best frenemies" on television.

Soompi cited one of the many reasons to watch "Chief Kim" would be the bromance between the two actors. Although Junho plays as the antagonist, his wickedness matches well with the jesting attitude of Namgoong Min in the series.

Aside from their on-screen chemistry, fans are also drawn to Namgoong Min's character, who will try to conquer the challenges that await him in TQ Group. Not only that, "Chief Kim" himself will be tested by his subordinates who will refuse to comply to their new boss.

In other words, Namgoong Min's life will turn upside down after being appointed as "Chief Kim" of TQ Group's Accounting Department. Meanwhile, the ongoing KBS drama continues to climb against "Saimdang, Memoir of Colors" and "Missing 9."

Yonhap stated "Chief Kim" earned a nationwide viewership of 16.7 percent for its sixth episode. On the other hand, "Saimdang, Memoir of Colors" mustered 12 percent, while "Missing 9" ranked third at 4 percent.

Unlike initial prospect, the KBS comedy series nabbed the top spot from the star-studded "Saimdang, Memoir of Colors" after airing their first episodes in late January.

Due to the highly-anticipated comeback of Lee Young Ae, the SBS historical drama earned a whooping 15.6 viewership rating for its premier, doubling "Chief Kim's" record of 7.8 percent.

However, Namgoong Min's hilarious character in "Chief Kim" turned the table and continues to rise in terms of ratings, forcing "Saimdang, Memoir of Colors" to edit the pacing of the story.

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