City Hall

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (202)

City Hall is a South Korean television drama series that aired on SBS from April 29 to July 2, 2009. The show stars Kim Sun-a as Shin Mi-rae, a young and ambitious government official who unexpectedly becomes the mayor of a small city. The drama revolves around Mi-rae's struggles as she adapts to her new role as the mayor of Inju City, a fictional place that represents the struggles and issues of small towns across South Korea. Despite having no political experience, she approaches her job with a positive attitude and a determination to make a difference in the lives of the people she serves.

Mi-rae is initially met with skepticism and disdain from many of the city's residents and her own staff, who believe she is too inexperienced for the job. But as she proves herself to be a capable leader, she gains the respect and loyalty of those around her. Along the way, she navigates the world of Korean politics and bureaucracy, facing obstacles and challenges that test her resolve.

One of the most interesting aspects of City Hall is its portrayal of Korean politics and government. The show sheds light on the inner workings of local government in South Korea and the tensions that exist between different parties and interest groups. It also addresses the ethical considerations and moral dilemmas that politicians and public servants face in their work.

Another notable aspect of the show is its complex and well-developed characters. Mi-rae is an inspiring figure, but she is also flawed and human. She faces her own personal demons and relationships, and her interactions with other characters reveal much about her personality and motivations. Other notable characters include Jo Gook (played by Cha Seung-won), a charismatic and cunning political strategist who becomes Mi-rae's ally and friend, and Go Go-hae (played by Choo Sang-mi), Mi-rae's rival for the mayorship who becomes her rival in love as well.

Throughout its run, City Hall explores themes of power, morality, and personal growth. It asks whether good people can exist in a corrupt system, and whether it is possible to bring about meaningful change in politics. The show also touches on issues such as gender discrimination, economic inequality, and environmental degradation.

City Hall is a well-made and engaging drama that offers a fascinating look into Korean politics and society. Its strong writing, memorable characters, and talented cast make it a must-watch for anyone interested in political dramas or Korean television.

City Hall is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on November 18, 2009.

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Episode 20
20. Episode 20
November 18, 2009
Mayor Shin Mi Rae reluctantly signed paperwork that would allow The Dae Han Group to build toxic waste recycling plants within the city. Mi Rae gave up her seat prior to signing the documents. This gave Jo Gook enough time to get hard evidence on The Dae Han Group. Jo Gook was also able to get legislation passed that aims at preventing toxic recycling plants from being established in Korea. Mi Rae
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
November 18, 2009
Mi Rae refuses to sign the MOU contract, stopping the negotiations. The behind-the-scenes drama begins to become apparent to the other members of the city council and Go Hae's group. Mi Rae takes her anger out on Jo Gook, forcing a confrontation. Double-agent Jo Gook arranges to fix the contract.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
November 18, 2009
Jo Gook returns the contract that gave him rights over Mi Rae's body. Both Mi Rae and Jo Gook have regrets, but fail to communicate. Negotiations continue, and the Dan Hae Group has the upper hand, despite Jo Gook's attempts to stop the deal.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
November 18, 2009
Shin Mi Rae is questioned at the police station. Realizing the error, the city council arranges for Mi Rae's release. Jung Do accuses Joo Hwa of the scheme. The next day, Mi Rae finally meets with Go Hae, who accuses her of coming between her and Jo Gook.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
November 18, 2009
Tired of the way things are going at City Hall, Mi Rae tries to reason with Joo Hwa. Something unexpected happens to Mi Rae at the end of her day.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
November 18, 2009
BB brings together Mi Rae and Jo Gook to say things that neither wants to hear. Revenge is in the air for several people as they want others to pay.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
November 18, 2009
Jo Gook shows affection for Mi Rae and both decide they have feelings for each other. Jung Do knows that he can no longer be with Joo Hwa after what she has done to Mi Rae.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
November 18, 2009
Mi Rae's charity work leads her to a tense meeting with Jo Gook's mother. At City Hall, all of the staffers and ministers are united against Mi Rae's stated intentions of holding off the relocation, but Jo Gook comes to take her away on an elegant first date.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
November 18, 2009
Mi Rae has trouble with those working at City Hall who do not take her seriously. Officials make problems for Mi Rae by writing letters that state their intention to leave.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
November 18, 2009
At a gathering, Mi Rae receives a poor response to what has been written for her but an attempt to try something else produces the same results. Mi Rae wins and encounters problems concerning Jo Gook.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
November 18, 2009
The mysterious donor turns out to be someone close to Jo Gook but Mi Rae does not take the offer of help. Mi Rae finds an interesting way to get what she needs but a problem with goons arise.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
November 18, 2009
Mi Rae thinks it would be a good idea to run for elected office in Inju. To raise the necessary funds for the campaign, Jo Gook sets up a conversation between Mi Rae and a mysterious donor.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
November 18, 2009
Jo Gook invites Mi Rae on a trip and takes care of some issues at City Hall. With the elections coming up, people feel Mi Rae should run but Joo Hwa wants to get her out of the way.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
November 18, 2009
Jo Gook and Jung Do help Mi Rae in her demonstration against City Hall. The officials at City Hall see the end coming as Mi Rae’s events have more attendees.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 18, 2009
Mi Rae is in trouble at work because of something she did. A demonstration started by Mi Rae features the goal of bringing to light events caused by Joo Hwa and lasts several days.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 18, 2009
Jung Do informs Mi Rae that she will be implicated in the illegal dealings if she tries to say anything. Jo Gook gets information together to put a halt to the illegal dealings at City Hall.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 18, 2009
With the pageant going forward, Shin Mi Rae continues attempts to win it. Gossip concerning Jo Gook and Mi Rae spreads but Mi Rae hopes those close to her do not find out the truth.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 18, 2009
Mi Rae feels upset about the way others in the pageant treat her and she presents the wrong impression concerning a situation. Elements of Jo Gook's life will surprise the people who know him.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
November 18, 2009
BB and a city official want Jo Gook to rise in political power. Jo Gook is unhappy about being stuck in Inju and feels that he must do something more substantial.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
November 18, 2009
Shin Mi Rae makes the choice to withhold her vote but other politicians try to change her mind. Officials come up with a plan to illegally get money from the town.
Where to Watch City Hall
City Hall is available for streaming on the SBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch City Hall on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    November 18, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (202)