I’ve been a Lee Bum Soo fan since forever but it wasn’t until he returned to television in the mid-2000s after doing exclusively movies for many years that I think the international audience got a whiff of what he’s cooking up. He picked some great projects when he first returned to television, and I don’t remember if I watched Surgeon Bong Dal Hee first or On Air. I liked both dramas very much despite the typical quality lapses towards the end. My initial freak out over the casting in Prime Minister and I was more a knee jerk reaction to my past impression of Yoona than my lack of faith in Lee Bum making any onscreen pairing work. But recently I’ve been hankering to rewatch some of his older material and I realized he’s quite often paired with leading ladies that give off the same aura as Yoona and he has always rocked it with them as well. Both Lee Yo Won in SBDH and Kim Na Neul in OA are thin lithe beauties that give off an icy stand-offish impression. But the couples chemistry in both those dramas were very deliciously awesome though I must say his pairing with Yoona ended up being as awesome as the writing allowed their characters to be. If PM was a cable drama then the screen would’ve been on fire. I’ve had these pictures since last month but never got around to posting it but better late than never. Wuri Prime Minister-nim was in the recent pages of Arena Homme magazine sporting some Fall trends that he helped pull together with the fashion editor. Apparently Lee Bum Soo is quite the dapper dresser in real life. I love love these pictures and am glad he shaved off the pornstache chin stubble he’s been sporting since IRIS 2 when he did PM. Not that he looked back with it, to the contrary it made him look immensely sexy in a very sleazy way. Which is was how character was written in that drama, but for PM he’s got to look every bit the well-groomed politician. Sadly he didn’t get to dressing and undressing before his wifey often in that drama despite all signs early on with Da Jung’s imagination when she first visited his room got progressively sexier until finally she had him in his robe. I loved how her mind works but the damn drama never delivered the goods! Grrr, have such broody Lee Bum Soo here to wash away all the wasted opportunities in PM.