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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justinconfusion
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Feb 5, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I have to say that this is a very refreshing drama if you start watching it with an open mind and an open heart (does that sound weird?). At first I was suspicious of how this drama will turn out but I found it to be a good surprise. It was funny and light-hearted and it just made me feel good. Moreover I haven't watched a drama that made me feel this read more way.

I loved the characters and the interactions between each of them and there weren't really any characters that I couldn't stand at all. It was just that I liked some more and some less. Even the "evil" characters were somehow lovable. At least in my opinion. What I enjoyed the most was the relationship of Nam Da Jung with the kids and the way they grew to like her. That was really cute. Also her relationship with the prime minister was awesome. I loved the way they handled their problems and actually TALKED things out. Yes, you read right. They talked, which happens rarely in the land of korean dramas. And that was a really great experience for me.

I also loved that you could see how the characters changed throughout the drama. I don't think that anyone stayed the same as in the beginning. But I think some character developments were better than others. For some of the characters it just felt like their development was rushed or like they didn't really change but the circumstances changed and made them behave differently which made them seem like they developed even if they didn't really (does that make sense?).

I guess I could and would have rated this drama differently if it weren't for the last few episodes (I blame the one-episode-extension). As I said this drama was somehow a new experience for me that I liked very much. But something changed in the last few episodes that I can't really point my finger at. It felt as if the characters kind of behaved out of their character. They did things that they shouldn'T do.
Furthermore there were one or two plot twists that I hate in any korean drama.
But still, I don't think that the ending was half as bad as most of the people who have watched this drama said. It just wasn't at the same niveau as the rest of the drama but it still was quite ok.
It's not the ending itself that I disliked, but some events in the last few episodes that spoiled the drama a bit.

All in all I am very glad that I watched this drama and I don't regret one second of the time I spent on it.
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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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    Randevouz 16 days ago

    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 16 days ago
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    DaanaaJ 20 days ago

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

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      kit1186 16 days ago

      Yeah I don't get why some writers try to put 40 year old actors with 20 year old actresses such as this one. Another bad one that did was Dating Agency Cyrano. Both guys were just too old looking for Sooyoung

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      DaanaaJ 16 days ago

      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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    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... :)))

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    docnty Apr 30, 2014
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    ariahs_shaira Mar 23, 2014

    .i just finished re-watching it.&.i still love it.! I must say, even though Yoona and Bum Soo have a huge age gap.. they still have chemistry that people can see and like.!
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    .[furthermore]..Yoona is so pretty. "YoonAddict 4ever".<3

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 2,627 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1323
  • Popularity:

    #117

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