The City Hall is a drama that will deal with politics in a romantic comedy genre. It’s about the happenings between a young woman mayor and an elite bureaucrat. Jo Gook is an exceedingly smart government official. He passed the Higher Civil Service quickly, and basically is the perfect guy. But being a deputy mayor is not enough for him. He lives with the dream of becoming South Korea’s President.
He should have easily gone straight to the top, but due to an unexpected incident, he gets dispatched as a deputy mayor for a provincial small town, Inju City, where Shin Mi Rae was working. Shin Mi Rae is a low-ranking secretary in Inju, but she works her way up in becoming the youngest City Mayor. As their paths met, they have to deal with each other’s personal and social differences. But despite their constant bickerings, would they end up in each other’s arms?
- Drama: The City Hall
- Revised romanization: City Hall
- Hangul: 시티홀 / 씨티홀
- Director: Shin Woo-Cheol
- Writer: Kim Eun-Sook
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 20
- Release Date: April 29 – July 2, 2009
- Runtime: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Shin Mi-rae (Kim Sun-A) is a low-ranking official who’s been making coffee for her superiors for the last seven years. Her life takes a turn when she wins a local beauty pageant and later becomes the mayor. Coincidentally her name literally means “the new future” (shin = new & mi-ra = future). Along the way, she catches the eye and captures the heart of the charismatic politician Jo Kuk (Cha Seung-Won), a man with a mysterious and painful past and ambitions to one day be South Korea’s president.