Review: Prime Minister and I

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


taken from http://www.koreandrama.org/the-prime-minister-and-i/


Episodes: 17
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2013-Dec-09 to 2014-Feb-04

Main Casts:
Lee Bum Soo as Kwon Yul
Im Yoon Ah as Nam Da Jung
Yoon Shi Yoon as Kang In Ho
Chae Jung Ahn as Seo Hye Joo
Ryu Jin as Park Joon Ki




The Story:
Kwon Yul is South Korea’s youngest Prime Minister who is really good at doing his job but sucks at parenting. He has to raise his 3 kids alone after his wife died in an accident. He and Nam Da Jung, a young enthusiastic reporter, accidentally met when she was stalking a celebrity to get juicy story. He thought she was stalking him to get the word about him taking on the job as the new Prime Minister. She despised him for ruining her story.

However, her editor then appointed her to get an interview with Kwon Yul as the new Prime Minister. she is stalking him in order to get an interview. When they meet, it seems that trouble follows. One thing leads to another, and before they realize they’re caught in a scandal. The scandal get bigger than anyone expected, and, in order for Kwon yul to keep his position, they need to get married.

The contract marriage brings change. As Da Jung enters his house, the cold house becomes warmer, the kids becomes happier, and the once stiff Kwon Yul becomes more compassionate towards his children.


My Thoughts:
This is a rom-com/family drama with just a pinch of politics so anybody who expects a full-on lovey dovey drama should not get their hopes up. I admit that this is not my kind of drama. I usually just watch a drama because of the good-looking actors.  However, Lee Bum Soo has made Kwon Yul more attractive than I expected, although he’s not my kind of good-looking actor.

I also think that Yoona did a rather good job as an actress. I actually was convinced by Nam Da Jung’s bright, cheerful and sincere self. Lee Bum Soo and Yoona’s chemistry have surprisingly managed to not make their age gap matters.   

Yoon Shi Yoon as Kang In Ho is an opposite from his previous role as the loud and chatty Enrique in Flower Boys Next Door. Kang In Ho is a misterious and rather reserved man with a hidden agenda. It’s so sad to see him having a one-sided love towards Da Jung.

Although Kwon Yul and Nam Da Jung gave enough sweet and entertaining chemistry, I still found that this drama to be rather boring for my taste, which was why I ended up clicking the fast forward most of the time.



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