Episode 1 Recap By Ninja
Swallowing the panic that threatens to overwhelm her, Yu Tong quickly give out a series of orders to make sure an important contract signing meeting doesn't get interrupted. To make things even worse, the media somehow got wind of President Chin's disappearance and has flocked to the company. Sweating as all attention turns on her to explain the recent rumor of President Chin's possible death, Yu Tong is saved at the very last possible second when President Chin suddenly shows up.
Still stuck in her past memory of Wen Kai as the guy who is always the last in their class, Yu Tang quickly assumes Wen Kai is there to interview as a company guard...
Cheering herself on that she can be the perfect secretary so Wen Kai would have no reason to pick on her at all, Yu Tang's professional confidence soon takes a huge hit when Wen Kai brings in the truly impeccable secretary, Elsa.
Awed by Elsa's superb secretarial ability, Yu Tang can't help but start to wonder if her dream of becoming the head secretary is about to fly away.
Rushing to the office the next morning after a night of drinking with her best friend to comfort her wounded pride, Yu Tang is severely offended when she shows up to find Wen Kai and Elsa had worked through the night to finalize an emergency contract with a client.
Hanging her head in embarrassment as Wen Kai asks "I really wonder who has been doing your job for you? What should your punishment be?" Yu Tang casts a quick glance at Elsa then dejectedly replies "You don't need me anyway. I can just resign."
Sneering at Yu Tang's suggestion of resignation, Wen Kai shows her the contract she signed with MUSE Cosmetic that promised she would work for at least three more years in exchange for the paid training she did overseas. Smiling, Wen Kai informs Yu Tang that unless she is willing to pay the exorbitant amount of money to break the contract then he all but owns her for the next three years.
Already horrified when Wen Kai declares that Elsa will become the head secretary immediately, Yu Tang's yelps in shock when Wen Kai then reassigns her to the legendary "Sales, Department Three".
Arriving at the department where "all talents goes to die", Yu Tang immediately gets a round of applause from her zombie like co-workers for changing a long burnt out light bulb. Feeling every ounce of her professional future being sucked away as she looks at her depressing surrounding, Yu Tang can't help but wonder if she will soon get assimilated by her hopeless co-workers.
Ninja's First Impression
Hmm... not bad, not bad at all. The premise of Refresh Man is not quite as intriguing as Bromance but I guess not every show can have Megan Lai dressed up as a boy.
By the way, the one part of the story I found kinda unbelievable was how perfect the secretary is supposed to be in this show. Heavens, with secretaries like Elsa around who really needs executives? The girl can speak multiple languages and pretty much sign contracts on her own!
Anyhow, a bit too early to declare this one a winner yet but episode one was certainly a promising start and I am eager to see how the next episode will go.