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"the Prime Minister And I" Episode 17 Final

"The Prime Minister and I" Episode 17 Final

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As an ending, I guess this is all right. I can't imagine it will make anyone angry, but it's really more of a case of lost potential. From a rational perspective, everyone is playing it safe and making mature adult decisions on how to proceed. That's probably and easy position to take when one care has destroyed her life by going into hiding for no reason. Still, it might be a bit of a lesson as to why many dramas resort to outrageousness to grab viewer attention. While I can appreciate where these characters are coming from, this alone does not make them that interesting to watch.

"The Prime Minister and I" is directed by Lee So-yeon-I and written by Kim Eun-hee and Yoon Eun-kyeong and features Lee Beom-soo, Yoona, Yoon Si-yoon and Chae Jeong-an

"the Prime Minister And I" Episode 15

"The Prime Minister and I" Episode 15

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All right, am I the only one that's annoyed that Na-jeong and Na-yeong have such similar names? It's really easy to mix them up, and as of yet I can't think of any thematic reason for it- these women have completely different temperaments. Maybe to a Korean ear it's a little less confusing...in any case, for the most part this episode just continues the basic themes of the last one, so there really isn't that much to analyze here. The ending remains elusive and difficult to predict, and it's not at all clear there's any satisfying way to resolve this new storyline development. The context of the full series will make it much easier to judge whether or not the recent episodes here have been successful.

"The Prime Minister and I" is directed by Lee So-yeon-I and written by Kim Eun-hee and Yoon Eun-kyeong and features Lee Beom-soo, Yoona, Yoon Si-yoon and Chae Jeong-an

"the Prime Minister And I" Episode 14

"The Prime Minister and I" Episode 14

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Da-jeong too seems to have lost interest in the more complicated intricacies of the plot. At the same time though, she is an intelligent analytical person. We're reminded at one point that at one point she used to be a reporter, and when Da-jeong figures out the big plot twist...well, this entire incident is more interesting from a motivation standpoint rather than a narrative one. The situation we're stuck with now is an awkward one. Difficult choices need to be made, and it remains to be seen whether Kwon Yool and Da-jeong will make the right ones. In any event, at least their hearts are in the right place.

"The Prime Minister and I" is directed by Lee So-yeon-I and written by Kim Eun-hee and Yoon Eun-kyeong and features Lee Beom-soo, Yoona, Yoon Si-yoon and Chae Jeong-an

"the Prime Minister And I" Episode 13

"The Prime Minister and I" Episode 13

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All of this works to set up the mystery so well I'm honestly kind of doubtful whether the drama can deliver on the potential. It's difficult to imagine any explanation for the latest turn of events that doesn't sound horribly dumb and contrived. More horribly dumb and contrived than the premise of a sham political marriage that might now technically be bigamy at the same time it becomes a genuine relationship? Well, actually, maybe not. The writers have done a decent enough job shepherding this drama along so far so I'm willing to believe, for now, that there actually is a clever delivery and explanation for all this that effectively utilizes all the characterization we've gotten so far.

"The Prime Minister and I" is directed by Lee So-yeon-I and written by Kim Eun-hee and Yoon Eun-kyeong and features Lee Beom-soo, Yoona, Yoon Si-yoon and Chae Jeong-an

"the Prime Minister And I" Episode 12

"The Prime Minister and I" Episode 12

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So, given all this, what was the point of the attack from a narrative perspective? As of yet it's not clear who attacked Kwon Yool or why. Nor do any of the characters seem to have any idea. There's an interesting clash between a couple of them over this very topic. When a person has been acting in a villainous enough way that someone else can seriously accuse them of being involved in an assassination attempt, that's a moment that really needs a reflective pause. Vengeance against Kwon Yool is starting to look, well, kind of mean and pointless actually.

The actual comedy in this drama is pretty decent on its own. There's a great bit of mistaken identity when some characters accidentally bully their way into the wrong hospital room. But if we actually manage to resolve the plot against Kwon Yool by just having the villains give up having realized they're being vindictive herks, now that will be an absurdist laugh. It would be all too appropriate given the lack of emphasis this drama has been placing on the revenge stuff lately.

This is in synergy with its strengths, though. Consider the scene where Kwon Yool tries to watch the news to get some idea why this guy came out of nowhere and stabbed him. Da-Jeong just walks straight up and turns the TV off. This stuff doesn't actually matter to Kwon Yool. It's not going to help him do his job or reassure his family if the man becomes obsessed with the plot against him- so why bother stressing about it?

"the Prime Minister And I" Episode 11

"The Prime Minister and I" Episode 11

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Which we might get to soon enough, given the cliffhanger. Admittedly, most of the surprise and the shock was ruined by its inclusion in the last episode's preview. Really clever there editing department. I'd completely forgotten about that bloody part until about halfway into this episode and then I was just impatiently waiting for it. As usual, "The Prime Minister and I" has a smattering of minor flaws. Luckily, they're forgivable ones in the context of a wider sweet story about familial affection with politics tossed in for extra drama.

"The Prime Minister and I" is directed by Lee So-yeon-I and written by Kim Eun-hee and Yoon Eun-kyeong and features Lee Beom-soo, Yoona, Yoon Si-yoon and Chae Jeong-an

"the Prime Minister And I" Episode 10

"The Prime Minister and I" Episode 10

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One of the odder developments of the story is that even though forces are clearly aligned to take Kwon Yool and Da-Jeong down, for the most part they're unaware of any threat because all the scheming and wheeling and dealing happens while they're not looking. Strangely, the supporting cast seems to play much better off of each other than they do with either of the two main leads. But it's a level of segregation I can appreciate. The tone does a good job of keeping the situation tense without making Kwon Yool and Da-Jeong look like idiots more interested in clowning around than facing the serious existential threat to their livelihood. Did you hear that "You Came From The Stars"?

"The Prime Minister and I" is directed by Lee So-yeon-I and written by Kim Eun-hee and Yoon Eun-kyeong and features Lee Beom-soo, Yoona, Yoon Si-yoon and Chae Jeong-an

[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Prime Minister and I' episode 9
[Video] Added Korean Drama 'the Prime Minister And I' Episode 9

[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Prime Minister and I' episode 9

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At 42-years-old, Kwon Yool (Lee Beom-soo) is South Korea's youngest prime minister ever. On top of his reputation of being an honest man of the utmost integrity, he's also a widower who raises his three children alone. But what the public doesn't know is that despite his perfect image, Prime Minister Kwon is actually a struggling father devoid of even the most basic of parenting skills. Nam Da Jung (Yoona) is a journalist who resorts to writing trashy tabloids to support her ailing father, but when she chases Prime Minister Kwon for a lucrative expos, she ends up scooping a whole lot more than she bargained for.

[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Prime Minister and I' episode 8
[Video] Added Korean Drama 'the Prime Minister And I' Episode 8

[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Prime Minister and I' episode 8

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At 42-years-old, Kwon Yool (Lee Beom-soo) is South Korea's youngest prime minister ever. On top of his reputation of being an honest man of the utmost integrity, he's also a widower who raises his three children alone. But what the public doesn't know is that despite his perfect image, Prime Minister Kwon is actually a struggling father devoid of even the most basic of parenting skills. Nam Da Jung (Yoona) is a journalist who resorts to writing trashy tabloids to support her ailing father, but when she chases Prime Minister Kwon for a lucrative expos, she ends up scooping a whole lot more than she bargained for.

"Prime Minister and I" Extended with One More Episode
"prime Minister And I" Extended With One More Episode

"Prime Minister and I" Extended with One More Episode

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According to an announcement made on December 30, one extra episode of the drama will be produced, making it consist of 17 episodes. The drama will be cancelled on December 31 due to the KBS Drama Awards held at the same time, and instead of ending the drama on Monday and leaving the Tuesday time slot empty, the producers decided to extend it with one more episode. 

The final episode will air on February 4 instead of the original date January 28, and as a result, the follow-up drama Full Sun will air its pilot episode on February 10. Full Sun has recently made the headlines by revealing that actor Yoon Kye Sang is in talks for the melodrama, but very little information of the drama has been unveiled so far.

Prime Minister and I depicts the unusual romance between prime minister Kwon Yool (Lee Bum Soo) and reporter Nam Da Jung (YoonA) and airs every Monday and Tuesday.