Prime Minister and I

Prime Minister and I (2013)

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Prime Minister Kwon Yool works well at his office, but he struggles to raise his three children alone. Nam Da Jung is a reporter full of enthusiasm at work, but she always ends up missing big scoops. When Nam Da Jung chases Prime Minister Kwon for a lucrative exposé, she ends up scooping a whole lot more than she bargained for. Kwon Yool's three kids receive a mother as a Christmas present, read moreand that mother is Nam Da Jung.

  • Native title:

    총리와 나
  • Also Known as:

    Prime Minister is Dating; Chongliwa Na; Chongriwa Na;

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allyson
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Feb 5, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
TL;DR? Fairly decent drama! If you want something with a lot of passion and PDA, take a pass. But if you just want something with a cute story and some tears along the way, then this is what you are looking for.

Though my scores are relatively low for this drama, I do want to start out by saying just how much I enjoyed watching Prime Minister and I. I have been read more in a drama rut for months now, and this is the first time I have had any desire to marathon anything in ages. I fell in love with the characters, and I found myself invested in their relationship from day one.

All of that being said, this is one of those rare dramas that make me think American television has the right of it, at least in terms of PDA on TV. There was just not enough of it in this show. Though you legitimately felt that the characters were in love, they were not very affectionate towards each other physically. Which is fine, not all relationships need to be physical, but it definitely leaves something to be desired. At least for me, anyway!

But the lack of PDA isn't what drove my score down at all. What really made this drama rank so low for me was the last 3 episodes. It's like the drama just lost all of it's consistencies and characters started acting ridiculous and out of place. In fact, I don't think I have been this disappointed by an ending of a drama since Cheongdamdong Alice.

Leaving all of the negatives aside, there are a lot of reasons why this drama is enjoyable. The characters are absolutely adorable. I am not a huge fan of children and dramas, but I defy anyone to watch it and not fall in love with little Man Se, or just want to hug all three of them when times get rough.

Yoona as Nam Da Jung was a surprise for me, I wasn't particularly impressed with her in Love Rain. But she seemed a lot more mature now, even though she was playing a relatively silly character. Her ability to seamlessly step into the shoes of the children's mother was really awesome to watch, and it was great to see just how she loved the children.

It was also really great to watch the Prime Minister grow into a human being after so long of denying himself everything. The characters all have a lot of scars and a past, but the story handles everything fairly well, at least till you get to the last few episodes.

All in all, this drama is worth the effort, especially if you like comedies and dramas with children. If you are as obsessed with romance as I am, you may take a pass on it. While it can be romantic later on, it is still missing a lot to be a truly great romance.
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shinypher
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Feb 5, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I was looking for a cute romantic comedy with a nice plot and nice casting, so I decided to see this, since there were good reviews.
I liked this drama so far, but I was expecting something more from it; I felt like the last episodes were messy and everything was in a rush so in the end I can't give a high ranking to it.

The plot: this drama has a read more cute plot, that develops nicely till the last episodes. It is a soft drama, worth watching if you are tired of melodrama, or action dramas and so on...

The characters: I liked the characters, even though they sometimes made things completely out of character.
For example, Da Joung is a nice female lead, but in the end she start to make weird things without a very good reason.
Kang In Ho was my favourite character, I felt like he was the most human (and Yoon Shi Yoon made a good job with acting!)
The best thing in the whole show were the kids, Woo Ri, Na Ra and Man Se were the cutest thing ever!

The music: unfortunately I can't found anything special in the ost except the piano instrumental.

In the end, I liked this, but honestly speaking, I couldn't feel anything special while watching. I wasn't able to fall for the characters, and I didn't like the end too.
But I recomend this, if you are looking for something cute!
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In both the leads pretend to be a couple. Although in PM&I, they pretend to be married while in MND they pretend they're engaged.
In both story line the heroine has to pretend to be married to a weathy man because of a lie.
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    luna 1 day ago

    the drama is really boring and the plot is so zzzZzzz
    but I disagree regarding yoona be a bad actress, her role on love rain was excellent

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    maida11 19 days ago

    i think yonna's acting has improved

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    Alcohol 22 days ago

    Yoona's acting sucks btw. So awkward.

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    Alcohol 22 days ago

    Too much boredom in 1 drama. How underwhelming. It was so hyped too.

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    Randevouz Jul 14, 2014

    I liked the drama. I like age gap stories and stories which feature cast with age gap between them (as long as they are capable actors, like here) as love is not limited to hot young idols or people of the same age. I liked how the mutual interest was executed between the leads. I found the concept imaginative in some ways. Lee Bum Soo is an excellent actor and good for this role. I always found Yoona very likeable.

    I did have a problem with the last couple of episodes, though I think the ending itself was just right.

    I am glad dramas like this are made, but this one could have been a little better.

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    kit1186 Jul 14, 2014
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    DaanaaJ Jul 10, 2014

    Hated the idea the main actress is too young for the main male actor plus he is ugly.

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      DaanaaJ Jul 14, 2014

      i know right! I dropped dating agency cryano because of the main actor and im not planning to watch this one either for the same thing. I mean the whole plot is messed up .

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      Little-Dream 25 days ago

      1. And what's the problem with that? The point of this is that love is ageless.
      2. So you're going to stay away from every drama that does not contain sexy-male lead eye candy? That's too bad. You're going to miss some amazing dramas then. I'm sorry for you.

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      kit1186 24 days ago

      I know the love is ageless is good in reality but if a drama is going to depict that then the actors need chemistry so you can feel the love between the actors. I mean Kwon Sang Woo is 20 years older than Yoona as well but he had good chemistry with her in Cinderella Man where as Lee Bum Soo did not.

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      Little-Dream 24 days ago

      I learned that chemestry, as well as beauty, is on the eyes of the beholder. I loved the chemestry they had . Sadly, the writers ruined the story.

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      Alcohol 22 days ago

      It's your opinion. To me the age gap was cute.

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    AmyLovesDramas Jun 27, 2014

    Sorry, but this drama was so boring in my opinion xD

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    LMitsuki Jun 15, 2014

    I really liked this drama, not boring at all for me. Rather than adding so many twists and cliches, I prefer it like this. Just the last episode was totally unnecessary. From a 9 to an 8 point drama from my part now.

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    lauu Jun 14, 2014

    i'm about to end this show. i can't wait to finish it, it's kinda boring :((

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    Dearie Sweets Jun 14, 2014

    I loved this show mainly because of the kids,especially Kwon Man Se.He's so cute,just couldn't help but fall in love with him

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    Jhulaz May 21, 2014

    I just dropped this drama at episode 7

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    docnty May 4, 2014
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    Bunnij May 4, 2014
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    docnty May 1, 2014

    Anyone notice how closely alike our female lead and 2nd lead look alike, really uncanny really as to how close they do look alike... :)))

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    17
  • Aired:

    Dec 9, 2013 to Feb 4, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.4 (scored by 2,782 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1354
  • Popularity:

    #115

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