Lee Bum Soo, Yoon Ah and Yoon Shi Yoon to lead upcoming rom-com ‘ Prime Minister and I’


My initial reaction was utter disappointment regarding upcoming romantic comedy Prime Minister And I as it has cast a couple which is as different as chalk from cheese. Or night and day. And I’m definitely not talking about age here. That doesn’t bother me as far as the actors are great or have a comfortable chemistry. The perfect example is one of my favorite pairings this year: Lee Jong Hyuk and Sooyoung. My issue was that Lee Bum Soo (History Of The Salaryman) is beyond reproach in his acting and charisma while Girls’ Generation’s Yoon Ah (Love Rain) was simply unappealing and mediocre in the only thing I’ve seen her in, 9 End 2 Outs. Well, that came in 2008 and hopefully she must have improved since then. The thing is the plot sounds like a music to my ear as it involves a contract marriage (yay!!) and I find it refreshing as well as prefer the ‘a-bit-older man-younger woman’ romance over the noona one by a large degree. This, and addition of Yoon Shi Yoon (Flower Boy Next Door) finally made me overcome my initial displeasure and now I’m excited about the show which is penned by the writer of Sweet 18 and Take Care Of The Young Lady and the direction is by PD of shows like Ad Genius Lee Tae Baek and Baby Faced Beauty; which looks like a team giving light and cute shows.

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Prime Minister And I is a love story involving a Prime Minister as well as single father (Lee Bum Soo), who is efficient in his job but a failure when it comes to handling his kids and household, and a young female reporter (Yoon Ah) who steps in to take care of children. Some reports have mentioned that the pair will undergo a contract marriage in this process and I’m taking this last part with a grain of salt till I get the sure shot confirmation over that part (please include it!!). Yoon Shi Yoon plays prime minister’s chief of staff with perfect brains and looks. In addition to these three, we also have Ryu Jin (Baby Faced Beauty) as minister of strategy and finance who is rival to our hero as well his brother-in-law. Complicating their relations is Chae Jung Ahn‘s (Coffee Prince) character who is prime minister’s assistant and university junior and also the first love of Ryu Jin but obviously loves the hero. Oh, it’s getting complicated. Then, the drama also stars Lee Min Ho (of Sword And Flower fame) as a reporter.

I’m getting the mixed vibes of Sound Of Music and The American President from this show but I’m looking forward to it as it has embroidered itself with some of the actors I really like and the plot has intrigued me as well. Prime Minister And I follows Mi Rae’s Choice, which puts its premiere in December.

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10 thoughts on “Lee Bum Soo, Yoon Ah and Yoon Shi Yoon to lead upcoming rom-com ‘ Prime Minister and I’

  1. Caitlyn

    I want to watch Yoon Shi Yoon but i don’t want to watch the rest of them, lol. I wish Shi Yoon was doing something else that I’m actually interested in 😦

  2. evez

    i have to concur with you…..when i read about this my first impression was duh?..is this true?…i don’t think this drama will fit YSY…infact, i am disagreeing him to be here…wae? a sudden second lead to an actor who is almost half his age?…YSY recently concluded drama FBND has earned him a good review portraying the role of Que Geum….he’s just so adorable in it and i don’t see any fairness with Lee Bum Soo and YSY in this drama…he’s so young and full of flairs…so i don’t understand why he accept this one…

    1. snow_white Post author

      I know! YSY just did a popular main lead role in FBND and now it’s a second lead one….maybe he saw something good in it….let’s wait to find out 🙂

  3. Leya's Chamber

    I’m used to Yoon Ah being paired with….. cuuuuute guyz,,, :D, Well, I’m not saying that Lee Bom Soo is not handsome. it’s just that…………….oh well, lets just see how it goes.. Don’t know what to expect since I’m quite satisfied with “Love Rain”

    1. snow_white Post author

      I haven’t seen Love Rain..

      I understand why you might be feeling odd with the pair….as I have seen very less of Yoon Ah’s work, I’m not expecting anything here….

  4. liz

    the pair is very convincing…we just have to see it first before commenting negative about the series and the lead role chemistry.congratulation to them,they made it!

    1. snow_white Post author

      Actually this article was written before PMAI premièred so we were all cautious about the pair…..but after watching the show, I’m surprised at the awesome chemistry between LBS and Yoona 🙂


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