I’m fully aware of the writing blips in the last few episodes of Prime Minister and I but I still love this drama to pieces. The return of the first wife was planned from the beginning so it doesn’t feel like railroading, and ultimately Da Jung’s noble idiocy won’t have any lasting repercussions since no one buys her crock of bullshit. She could have told Yul the truth, explained that she wanted to leave because she didn’t feel right staying when the kids mom is back, and then discuss her rationale with Yul. It then becomes a really thorny problem for them to work through together, but with different points of view because she thinks Na Young should come back in all respects while Yul can accept her as the kids mother but his his wife. The problem is that she is clinging onto a lie to get her point across and that is neither Da Jung’s normal personality nor is it the mature and thoughtful way to deal with a problem. Expressing her reservations and concerns directly is the right way, lying through her teeth to get to the same end goal is not. There is no two way around it. Nonetheless this drama is still all sorts of fantastic not withstanding a run in with noble idiocy.
The start was fast-paced humor and heart all rolled into one, the falling in love process was sincere and creative, the emotional breakthroughs were wonderfully expressed and realistically arrived at. How can I forget all of that with a brief detour right now, especially since I’m certain it’s going to be a happy ending. There is no two ways around it because the only other ending is Yul getting back together with Na Young and he’s has already made it clear to everyone that hell would freeze over before that would happen. It’s just getting Da Jung to really listen to Yul and stop insisting her way is the right way. I have full and complete faith that Yul will solve all his other problems both creatively and in a satisfying way, be it how to re-integrate Na Young into the kids lives, how to officially divorce her weak and loser ass, and how to resign his Prime Minister position but still have a meaningful political career where he gets to accomplish good for the public. I’m sad the drama is ending in hours and still remember the stirring excitement this drama delivered immediately in episode 1. KBS released stills for all the main cast members shown holding the final script and it’s a relief to see everyone happy and not about to keel over in exhaustion. I loved this cast to pieces, each and every actor and actress, and so many characters really touched my heart.
Lee Bum Soo and Yoona were of course absolute perfection in their roles and their chemistry is unique and potent. Chae Jung Ahn finally plays an awesome character in her career repertoire littered with playing truly lame bitchy female failures (love how the frog makes an appearance in her arms) Yoon Si Yoon did more with In Ho than was written in the script, and the real Ryu Jin is hilarious (his posing above is LOL) and nothing like his Joon Ki. The kids were precious and formed a formidable trio as cupids to bring their dad closer to the strange adorable ahjumma who barged into their life. I better be writing a glowing happy recap in twelve hours, you hear me PM? Make it so.