Im having a hard time believing that Prime Minister and I is premiering this coming Monday. Thats like two days away and part of my brain is still stuck in Fall thinking all these Fall dramas would be awesome. Maybe the crippling disappointment of Marry Him If You Dare truly does have lingering after effects such as Im mentally time-travelling back to a time of idealistic hope. At least PM doesnt have to worry much about not living up to expectations when its predecessor couldnt figure out which way was up or down. After watching the fantastic long preview for this drama, Im already excited because I know Ill laugh. I was laughing at mere snippets of certain scenes in the preview and everyones comedic timing is spot on. Yoona does the miracle of being animated without overacting in a rubber-faced way. Ive been quite taken with her wavy hair that looks just a tad messy but still very flattering so I hope she doesnt straighten it too early to play the trophy wife role. Lee Bum Soo needs no explanation, the man is on the moment the cameras roll and then probably the second someone tells him to read a line, any line. Hell say it and make you feel it, whether the emotion is humor or raging pain. Im hoping this angst for this drama, because lets not kid ourselves you know they will be plenty of it, arrives late in the game and after the OTP have fallen madly in love and will battle the odds to be together. Weve got age difference, marital difference with one a widower, career difference in Prime Minister v. scandal rag reporter, and gravitas difference since hes a serious politician and she a flighty emotional cute bundle of energy. Toss in his three kids and her becoming a wife and stepmother, then pour on the contract marriage that was intended to fool a nation, I think we might need a crisis counselor to resolve everything for a happy ending. Enjoy the latest stills from the drama as well as the written preview for episode 1 released by KBS. I think the physical humor is going to be a much needed respite for me from a very dry last few weeks in dramaland.
Written preview for episode 1:
Scandal News reports on the entertainment scene and reporter Nam Da Jung disguises herself to sneak in and snap a picture of starlet Ru Ri kissing her secret boyfriend. She snaps the picture but Kwon Yul suddenly appears beside her and thinks she was taking his pictures so takes her camera and deletes all the pictures on it. Da Jung is furious at her first unfortunate meeting with Kwon Yul but then her editor assigns her to investigate the rumored love affair between Kwon Yul and his chief of staff Hye Joo.
Da Jung has no choice but to try and scoop Kwon Yul, but this man is impossible to handle. So Da Jung runs to his house and wanders around trying to think of how to get an interview and sees Kwon Yuls youngest son Man Se with the political reporter from another newspaper. She takes him away to bring him home to Kwon Yul. Hes been furious about his son going missing and unleashes his fury on Da Jung. The next day a picture of the two of them is splashed over all the newspapers and a firestorm ignites..