I agree with both of you. Having the dead mother come back has to be one of the dumbest plot twists I'VE EVER SEEN.
It made no sense to me at all. Also, I noted that many of the subs referred to her as Yul's EX-WIFE; which is confusing also.
I liked the series through episode 14, when that dead wife came back, the story went out the window and never came back.
Too bad. The actors in this drama were god. I just wished they could have thought of a way different way to end this so that we could have one with a really GOOD ending ... just for a change.
I watcched the entire series of The Suspiciou Housekeeper. It too was very good; it could have had a few tweaks to make it bette, but ove all it was a satisfying series and ending.
I'm in Florida right now at my daughter's home and seeing the weather report for Chicago, I am in o big hurry to get back LOL. Will proably be here until Feb 18th. By then I hope that Arctic vortex is gone for good...
Prime Minister & I was advertised to audiences as a family drama about Da Jung coming to the Kwon household like a Christmas present. There were elements of that early on but the series gets away from it towards the end. That's part of the challenge with the series. How do you grade a series that starts off so well but ends so badly? SM Entertainment talked a good game before PM&I and Miss Korea began about wanting to make dramas that appeal more to a general audience. They're mostly known for making dramas for younger viewers. With the writing duo of Kim Eun Hee and Yoon Eun Kyung on board, I thought we might get a solid series from them. If not for Na Young's return this might have been one of my favorite RomComs like Master's Sun or Queen In Hyun's Man.
I'll admit that part of my curiosity with this series was because I found Lee Bum Soo & Yoona an odd pairing when they were cast in their roles. They worked much better onscreen that I ever thought they could. You quickly forget about the age difference. Lee Bum Soo is a veteran actor and gives a solid performance. I liked that he never wavered on his feelings for Da Jung after Na Young's return. Yoona is popular in Korea for her girl next door image. She's not one of the main singers in Girls Generation so to have an extended career she needs to make a name for herself as an actress. She's still a work in progress but working with someone the caliber of Lee Bum Soo seems to have done good for Yoona. I'm glad the contract marriage was never revealed. It wasn't beneficial for anyone involved for it to become public knowledge. If I had one complain about Yul & Da Jung's relationship it's that we only got 1 episodes with them as happy couple. Despite all their nice moments together, they only got 1 episode for Na Young's return. Their relationship should have been the highlight in the final episodes. Instead we get Na Young's return. She sucked all the life out of the series. It was a mistake to bring her back in the picture.
I liked Yul's kids. I thought we would get more hijinks from them in an effort to separate Yul & Da Jung. I didn't mind In Ho but didn't care for whatever he felt for Da Jung. I thought Hye Joo was going to be more of an obstacle for Yul & Da Jung. I guess she wasn't because of Na Young. I actually ended up liking Hye Joo. My only complaint is that she's the typical female character that has to choose career or love. She can't have both for some reason. Why not? That never makes sense to me. I didn't care about Na Young or Joon Ki. Yoon Hee and her friends served as good comic relief.
I would have preferred for Da Jung's act of noble idiocy to have been because she finds out about In Ho's plans for revenge. She offers to step aside if he'll stop his plan. She secretly uses her skills as a reporter to investigate Na Young's accident. Police in K-Dramas always miss key evidence. Da Jung could uncover something that clears up the misunderstanding. Then Su Ho wakes up and confirms what Da Jung discovered. There would have been no need for Da Jung to leave. Da Jung could have honored her father's death simply by being happy. The relationship building and family healing could have continued. I think that's a much better scenario that having Na Young return and the disaster that is the final 3 episodes. It makes more sense anyway if Yul plans on running for president. How does he explain the dead wife that's not dead, divorcing her, then his current wife that's not his wife going away and then coming back a year later just in time for his presidential run? SMH. Logic doesn't apply to K-Dramas. I still can't believe they ended the series with a handshake. UGH.
Some of you (mostly bird11) might be wondering what's next after PM&I? I'm planning on checking out Secret Love Affair starring Kim Hee Ae and Yoo Ah In in March. DramaFever already announced it as coming soon. It's about an older woman and a younger man. I don't know what it is about series with age gaps that gets me watching lol. My only complaint is that Kim Hee Ae's character is married. I would think the age gap and her character being a woman of society would have been enough to keep their relationship a secret. Guess not. I don't tend to like dramas about cheating spouses. I'll still give it a shot and see how it goes.
Thanks for watching PM&I and posting along with me.