The first drama preview is out for Prime Minister and I which is premiering in two weeks after Marry Him If You Dare (Mirae’s Choice) wraps up. The drama already released two teasers featuring leads Lee Bum Soo as the nation’s youngest Prime Minister and Yoona of SNSD as a tabloid reporter. In those teasers, each got ready for a day of work and then ran into each other on the road. There was barely any interaction so the concerns still remain – is the age difference going to nuke their chemistry, and more importantly, is the vast acting ability going to ruin the viewing pleasure? After watching the first substantive preview, I might have to say no and no to both questions, and bear in mind I am NOT a Yoona fan. Not in the least, haven’t seen her in anything where I’ve been even mildly impressed by either her onscreen presence or emoting capabilities. She’s not the worst but rather trifle to watch. With that said, I freaking adore her in all the promotional materials for this drama, and now this preview seals the deal. She is positively bubbling with charm as tabloid reporter turned contract marriage wife to the Prime Minister. It doesn’t hurt that she’s acting opposite the amazing Lee Bum Soo, as well as Yoon Si Yoon who is also totally engaging to watch onscreen. I chuckled a few times watching the preview and squealed out loud when I saw a kiss scene already. I think that scene might be a fantasy sequence but who cares when I’m so onboard with this unexpected love line. Lee Bum Soo’s Prime Minister is a single father with three kids ranging from pre-teen to elementary school. To stave off a political scandal involving Yoona’s character, they two of them enter into a contract marriage, one that actually has massive stakes since they are putting on a charade in front of the entire nation. I can already imagining the netizens sharpening their knives. Yoon Si Yoon is Yoona’s childhood crush and now the aide to the Prime Ministers, Chae Jung Ahn works in the Prime Minister’s cabinet and has a crush on him, Ryu Jin is Lee Bum Soo’s college good friend as well as brother in law but is now his political rival, and little Lee Min Ho plays Yoona’s tabloid colleague. This drama is shaping up with a good chance to wash away the bitter taste of MHIYD. I haven’t watched a political-based K-drama I’ve liked since City Hall, and this year’s All About My Romance tanked in the ratings and also lost me with a quacky first episode. I need this to be good so badly, please don’t let me down, drama!
First preview for Prime Minister and I:
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