The President (South Korean TV series)

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The President
Promotional poster
GenreDrama, Political
Written bySon Young-mok
Jung Hyun-min
Son Ji-hye
Directed byKim Hyung-il
StarringChoi Soo-jong
Ha Hee-ra
Country of originSouth Korea
No. of episodes20
Producer(s)Shin Chang-suk
Kim Sang-hwi
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeWednesdays and Thursdays at 21:05 (KST)
Original networkKBS 2TV
Picture format16/9
Original release15 December 2010 (2010-12-15) –
24 February 2011 (2011-02-24)
Preceded byThe Fugitive: Plan B
Followed byThe Thorn Birds
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Korean name
Revised RomanizationPeurejideonteu

The President (Korean프레지던트; RRPeurejideonteu; lit. President) is a South Korean television series starring real-life married couple Choi Soo-jong and Ha Hee-ra as Korea's president and his first lady. This is their first acting collaboration. It aired on KBS2 from December 15, 2010 to February 24, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:05 for 24 episodes.[1][2]


The drama follows the presidential election process to shed light on the right way of politics, the qualifications of a future Korean president, and also the personal tribulations and ambitions of politicians hidden behind the power struggles. Three months before the presidential nominating convention, Jang Il-joon, from the New Wave Party, declared his candidacy. On that same day, a woman died in a gas explosion in Sam-Chuk. There is little doubt that the accident and the nomination of Jang Il-joon are related. Meanwhile, Yoo Min-ki, a documentary producer, heard of his mother's sudden death and headed for Sam-Chuk. As he cast his mother's ashes in the sea, he thought of his childhood: his father always blurt out that Min-ki was not his own son whenever he was drunk. Min-ki believed that his father was telling the truth because he had seen his mother tearing up and looking at an old photograph of a man often. Min-ki discovered that the photograph was gone when he was cleaning up his mother's belongings. After the funeral, Min-ki returned to Seoul and Jang Il-joon asked Min-ki to work as a PR agent to record the election campaign process. Min-ki asked Il-joon why he was chosen, and Il-joon confessed that Min-ki was his son. The man in the picture Min-ki had seen was Jang Il-joon. However, Min-ki felt something had gone wrong as he realized that the picture had disappeared. Now Min-ki suspects that his mother's death was not an accident and that Jang Il-joon had actually killed her.


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  1. ^ Han, Sang-hee (10 December 2010). "Star couple shows presidential life". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
  2. ^ Lee, Ga-on (10 December 2010). "PREVIEW: KBS TV series PRESIDENT". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
  3. ^ Kim, Heidi (8 November 2011). "Super Junior Sungmin cast in new drama President". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-03-29.

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