First Impressions: ‘Prime Minister And I’ is delightful


The new kid on the block Prime Minister And I aired its first episode yesterday and wow, it is so delightful. It masterfully blended comedy, romance and yes, heart. It is taking slapstick comedy approach and was quite funny with enough emotional ingredients to give it depth. I was already anticipating it as contract marriages are my favorite themes and the cast was awesome enough to rope me in.

What really surprised me was the opening scene which opens with our couple already married and then goes back to two months ago when they actually met for the first time and then we see all the events that will lead to their current marital status.

All characters are interestingly sketched with our hero being the youngest PM who is honest and righteous as well as considered quite handsome among females. He is a no-nonsense guy but not entirely cold. Then I loved the heroine who is ebullient and bold but innocent at the same time. There is the evergreen formula of the pair with opposite personalities and it is one of the main draws here. I’m so loving them and madly waiting for the sparks to fly. Lee Bum Soo sinks into his role with perfect ease while Yoona is cheerfully unpretentious and has a natural charm. Yoon Shi Yoon plays our hero’s staff chief and his character is enigmatic and it looks like he has more to him than meets the eye.

I like the fast pace of the show which doesn’t waste anytime and there is a feel-good vibe to it. Yes, the set-up is very fantastic and unrealistic but everything is played for the comedy, so it is insignificant to connect it with reality. There is warmth and lots of potential for interesting arcs for the OTP. The political background of the story never comes in way of its enjoyment and there was not even a single second where I got bored.

I’m so excited for the next episode.

11 thoughts on “First Impressions: ‘Prime Minister And I’ is delightful

  1. Caitlyn

    I’m going to watch this tomorrow. After reading this, I want to watch it now but alas, sleep comes first, lol. I’m glad you enjoyed it though, that makes me think I will as well πŸ™‚

      1. Caitlyn

        I’ve just watched the first two episodes. I love the fantasy sequences, they’re hilarious! And, I think the two leads look really good together. And I don’t look at them and think “dude, you’re too old for her”.

  2. brightfotini

    Ohh I can’t wait to start watching this one.. But I need to watch last week’s episodes of the heirs first.. So after them I’m starting this one.. Thanks so much for this post it made me anticipate this one even more!! πŸ™‚

    1. snow_white Post author

      Oh….you didn’t catch up with last week’s eps yet?? I’m so gonna miss Heirs…for so many reasons πŸ™‚

      PMAI is really fun and cute….waiting for your thoughts on it!

  3. iaahero

    When news first circulated about the drama, I wasn’t interested. Mostly because it’s produced by SM C&C, and I’ve never liked any dramas they produced.

    Out of laziness, I checked out one of Prime Minister And I’s promo trailers – for the FIRST time ever – five minutes ago. Like literally 5 minutes ago, I kid you not. Since it was on my subscription feed on Youtube (I’m subscribed to KBS World by the way), so I was like why not…

    And I was surprisingly intrigued.

    I’m in a major drama slump at the moment, but I have strange yet good vibes that this might just be the drama to take me out of that slump. And besides… who can resist Lee Bum Soo? πŸ˜‰

    Personally I’ve never been a fan of contract marriages, I don’t mind them, but not my cup of tea. But the idea of contract marriage being executed in this particular drama is new and sort of refreshing, based on that 1 minute promo I just watched, that is.

    The two main leads look like they might draw some onscreen chemistry so I’m going to check out the first two episodes! πŸ˜€

    And thank you for your insight by the way! This post convinced me even further that I should really really check it out.

    1. snow_white Post author

      It’s an easy watch with an upbeat air… the chemistry between our couple is great….surely check it out….maybe it will bring you back to drama craziness!!! πŸ™‚

      1. iaahero

        I just checked out Episode 1, and it was indeed a pleasant easy watch. πŸ™‚

        I’m not much of a Yoona fan, heck, most of SM idol-turned-actors– again, me mentioning SM might sound like I have a grudge against them, but trust me I don’t. Lol πŸ˜€
        But her acting was rather good… Well definitely improved, if not fantastic.

        This drama is fluffy and at least better than boring angsty Heir…


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