Prime Minister And I Episode Synopsis
Actress Chae Jung Ahn has been confirmed for the upcoming KBS drama, “Prime Minister and I.”
On October 22, broadcast insiders revealed that Chae Jung Ahn has been confirmed to play Seo Hye Joo, who is Kwon Yool’s (played by Lee Bum Soo) college junior and close associate since his congressman days.
Seo Hye Joo will be playing the rival of Nam Da Jung (played by YoonA) as they enter a love triangle with Kwon Yool.
Seems like Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA is literally clinging to Lee Bum Soo right from the beginning.
KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Prime Minister and I” recently revealed the first stills showing the lead couple caught up in an interesting situation. YoonA has both of her arms tightly around Lee Bum Soo‘s leg while staring at the man with her puppy-dog look. With his piercing eyes, Lee Bum Soo looks at YoonA intensively, making viewers wonder what has happened between the two.
Our dramas had a bad case of the Monday blues as there was no increase for any of the three primetime dramas.
MBC’s Empress Ki continued its reign as number one, but did drop a bit from its previous ratings of 18.8 percent.
SBS’ A Warm Word stayed where it was with 8.6, while KBS’ Prime Minister and I dropped to 5.9, returning to its first episode ratings.
On the variety side, however, KBS’ Hello saw an increase from 8.0 percent to 8.7. SBS’ Healing Camp also went up from 5.9 to 6.9 percent.
Well, no need to be frustrated in waiting for whatever may happen in the future because KBS2TV’s new drama “Prime Minister and I” seems to share of the main couple’s happy ending through the drama’s poster.
The newly released poster of “Prime Minister and I” shows a contrasting image of Lee Bum Soo and Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA. In the top section of the poster, the negative vibe between Kwon Yul (Lee Bum Soo) and Nam Da Jung (YoonA) sharply differ from the couple’s loving pose in the bottom section of the drama’s poster.
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Lee Bum Soo looking spiffy
The press conference for the upcoming KBS drama Prime Minister and I was held on December 4 at the Ambassador Hotel in Jangchung-dong.
The conference was attended by the main cast members, including Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Yoona, Lee Bum Soo, Yoon Shi Yoon, Chae Jung An, Ryu Jin and the director Lee So Yeon
The first episode of Prime Minister and I will air on December 9.
Lee Bum Soo blushed upon talking about the upcoming kiss scenes with Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Yoona.
The actor talked about his teamwork with his co-star Yoona at the press conference for KBS′s Prime Minister and I, which took place on December 4 at the Ambassador Hotel in Jangchung-dong, Seoul.
As there′s 20 year age difference with Yoona, Lee Bum Soo said, “Yoona’s character is very cute and lovely. She is always full of energy and positivity at the filming site, which makes her a dependable co-star.”
On December 4, fans from seven different countries (Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand) sent an incredible 15.373 tons of Dreame rice wreaths to the “Prime Minister and I” press conference to show their support for YoonA.
The Dreame rice wreathes will be donated to those going through a difficult time, such as senior citizens and hungry children.
After the press conference, YoonA thanked all her fans via Girls” Generation”s official homepage. She said, “We finally held the press conference today for KBS” Monday-Tuesday drama “Prime Minister and I”, which airs its first episode on December 9~. Because of the overflowing amount of rice at the entrance and the tons of love you sent with it, I think I was able to gain strength and conclude the press conference well. It was the best. There is less than a week until the broadcast. Considering the fun we had filming, it will be a cheerful and warm drama, so please look forward to it. And make sure to watch the original broadcast. The end. this was Nam Da Jung.”
Having some privacy as one of the top female idol groups is tough. However, when YoonA and other Girls’ Generation members had their photos secretly taken on an airplane, it was reasonable for why the singer would want such photos to be permanently deleted.
On the December 5 episode of “Happy Together Season 3,” the cast of the upcoming KBS drama, “Prime Minister and I” shared their funny and personal experiences that detailed their celebrity life. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA described her story of how she was secretly photographed during a private moment.
Actor Yoon Shi Yoon proved himself to be great guest to have on a variety show with his never ending barrage of hilarious stories.
On the December 5 episode of the popular KBS2 variety show “Happy Together 3,” the cast of the upcoming drama “Prime Minister and I” (YoonA, Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Bum Soo, and Ryu Jin) appeared as guests.
Yoon Shi Yoon made the hosts laugh all through out the show. First, as host Yoo Jae Suk was introducing the actor, he said “It’s been a really long time since ‘King of Baking’. You should’ve done more work.” Host Park Myung Soo then commented, “It’s finished.” The actor replied, “I completely finished it,” which made everyone laugh.
Lee Bum Soo and YoonA transform into martial artists on KBS 2TV’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Prime Minister and I.”
KBS released these teaser stills on December 7 in which Lee Bum Soo and YoonA don martial arts attire and face off in a tense showdown. Lee Bum Soo is dressed in all black, and is holding what appears to be four-sided throwing stars in one hand, while giving his opponent a fierce stare in one of the pictures. YoonA’s outfit is black with white lace elements worked in. She displays some martial arts positions as well.
The production team of KBS’s new drama “Prime Minister and I” recently released stills of actor Yoon Shi Yoon, who shed 7kg (approx. 15 lbs) for his role in the drama.
Yoon Shi Yoon, now 7kg lighter, is showing off a sleeker jawline and a sharper gaze. All together with his short cut, he is giving off a stronger masculine energy, different from his usual boyish image.
Looking sharp and classy in his grey suit and white shirt, Yoon Shi Yoon, with a slight furrow in one brow, is turning heads with his rougher character.
The production team of KBS’s new drama “Prime Minister and I” recently released stills of actor Yoon Si Yoon, who shed 7kg (approx. 15 lbs) for his role in the drama.
Yoon Si Yoon, now 7kg lighter, is showing off a sleeker jawline and a sharper gaze. All together with his short cut, he is giving off a stronger masculine energy, different from his usual boyish image.
Looking sharp and classy in his grey suit and white shirt, Yoon Si Yoon, with a slight furrow in one brow, is turning heads with his rougher character.
EXO showed support for Girls′ Generation (SNSD) Yoona′s new drama.
The EXO members gathered to take a photo and shoot a video message, encouraging fans to watch a new drama Prime Minister and I starring Yoona and Lee Bum Soo.
A photo of the EXO was posted on SM Town′s official Facebook page on December 9 along with a video clip, where the members were seen holding hand-written signs that read ‘Must watch it live,’ and ‘KBS is airing the first episode on December 9! Watch it with EXO! Prime Minister and I, fighting!’
Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA is returning to the silver screen via KBS 2TV’s new Monday-Thursday drama “Prime Minister and I,” and her Chinese fans are taking it to the next level with their active promotion of YoonA’s drama.
Photos of YoonA’s “Prime Minister and I” posters adorning supermarket trolleys were uploaded on the forum of an online community recently. These photos are said to be the work of YoonA’s Chinese fans, as part of their promotion strategy and show of support for YoonA.
Picking up where Marry Him If You Dare left up, KBS’ new drama, Prime Minister and I kicked off.
With Marry Him If You Dare ending at a low 4.1 percent, anything seemed better and Prime Minister and I didn’t disappoint with a 5.9 percent for its debut episode.
It’s too soon to tell if Prime Minister and I will continue rising, but the first episode showed potential to at least grab second place, since SBS A Warm Word raked in 6.8 percent.
“The Prime Minister and I” has a decent premiere in the ratings taking in more than 5% of viewers.
According to the Nielson Korea ratings, the first episode of KBS2‘s “Prime Minister and I” brought in approximate 5.9% of viewers, placing it third among Mon-Tues dramas.
This is an increase from the previous drama “Marry Him if You Dare” that occupied the same time slot on KBS2. The last episode of “Marry Him if You Dare” brought in 4.1% of viewers, giving KBS2 an1.8% increase in viewership for the time slot.
Prime Minister and I: Episode 1 RECAP by Drama Beans
We open at a banquet hall where preparations are underway, leading up to the arrival of our hero, Prime Minister KWON YUL (Lee Beom-soo) and his wife, NAM DA-JUNG (Yoon-ah), who greet the roomful of dignitaries with a smile.
But there’s a different story that lies beneath those adoring smiles as the power couple turns to each other… and exchange looks of distaste.
Despite the mostly positive response to Lee Bum Soo and YoonA‘s “Prime Minister and I,” it continues its third-place position for its second episode, with MBC’s “Empress Ki” continuing its domination of the airwaves.
According to ratings agency, Nielsen Korea, ratings for the December 10 broadcast of MBC Monday-Tuesday drama “Empress Ki” Episode 14 recorded a 19.5% viewership nationwide, a slight drop of 0.7% from Monday’s Episode 13 20.2% rating.
My last first impressions article for “1 Night, 2 Days Season 3″ went over fairly well. Got some great discussions going and it was nice to see that my opinions weren’t completely off kilter. So with my new found confidence I’m going to step far outside of my comfort zone and write some first impressions I had while watching KBS’s new romantic comedy drama “Prime Minister And I” featuring YoonA, Lee Bum Soo, Chae Jung Ahn, Yoon Si Yoon and Ryu Jin. Is this the glorious return of romantic comedies that I was desperately hoping for all year, or does it seem like something to fast forward through when I am bored? The first two episode might not provide all the answers but it should hopefully still be enough to get the gist of things.
Prime Minister and I – Episode 1 Recap by Dramabeans:
Next in the KBS rom-com lineup is Prime Minister and I, whose light and breezy tone took me by surprise. I knew to prepare myself for the cute, but I didn’t expect it to also stir the heartstrings in the first hour. There’s promise and potential in a story that moves fairly quickly that contains both heartwarming and funny notes. And damn, a prime minister has never looked this good.