"City Hunter" is an adaptation from the popular Japanese same named manga "City Hunter" by Tsukasa Hojo, which is published by Shueisha in the Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1985 to 1991. The filming of this TV series is started from the late March 2011. "City Hunter" has switched the setting from Tokyo 1980 to Seoul 2011, and according to the original story structure, the protagonist becomes a city hunter and his character develops while resolving gratifying cases. FYI, Lee Min Ho was having accident too while filming it but don't worry, he did not get himself to have major injured.
Title : City Hunter
Genre : Drama, Romance
Episodes : 20
Lee Yoon-Sung (Lee Min-Ho) works at the Blue House for the National Communication Network Team. He graduated from M.I.T. in the U.S. and possesses elite skills as an I.T. engineer. At the Blue House, Yoon-Sung meets Kim Na-Na (Park Min-Young), who works as a bodyguard there. The two people fall for each other even though Yoon-Sung was warned not to fall in love. An elaborate plan for revenge is his ultimate mission ....
Lee Jin-Pyo (Kim Sang-Jung) and Park Moo-Yul (Park Sang-Min) worked as bodyguards at the South Korean President's home the Blue House. While the president and other high ranking public officials were visiting Myanmar an explosion occurs there set off by North Korean agents. The explosion did not harm the South Korean President, but other South Korean officials were killed. To retaliate for the killing, five high ranking South Korean officials plan a covert operation to go into North Korea and kill North Korean agents. Without the president's knowledge, bodyguards Lee Jin-Pyo and Park Moo-Yul gather men who will take part in the dangerous mission. The men will be dropped near the North Korean coastline and then enter North Korea to carryout their assassinations. For their return, Choi Eung-Chan (Cheon Ho-Jin) promises to have a submarine waiting for them to carry them back to South Korea. Meanwhile, the five high ranking South Korean public officers, who initiated the covert operation, changes their minds while the operation is taking place. The officials decide to give up on the 21 special force members taking part in the covert operation.
The special forces members complete their tasks and swim into the ocean looking for the submarine to take them back to South Korea. They spot the submarine waiting for them and attempt to board the submarine. A sniper on the submarine kills all of the special forces members except Lee Jin-Pyo - who survives and swims back to South Korea.
Lee Jin-Pyo, carrying out a promise to his fallen comrade and good friend Park Moo-Yul, goes to Park Moo-Yul's home and snatches away Moo-Yul's baby, while Moo-Yul's wife hangs clothes outside. Lee Jin-Pyo then moves to Thailand with the baby. Lee Jin-Pyo sets up a camp in the jungles of Thailand, while growing and trafficking illegal narcotics. Jin-Pyo also raises the baby Lee Yun-Seong and eventually trains him into an elite soldier.
Lee Yun-Seong, now a young adult, enters a village in Thailand and spots a Korean man, Bae Sik-Joong (Kim Sang-Ho), being shaken down by Thai gang members. On a whim, Lee Yun-Seong comes to his aide and helps Bae Sik-Joong escape. Lee Yun-Seong takes the Korean man back their camp. It turns out Bae Sik-Joong is quite a cook and he prepares dishes for Lee Yun-Seung and Lee Jin-Pyo. Lee Yun-Seong also spots a photo of a young woman named Kim Na-Na that Bae Sik-Joong carries with him. Lee Yun-Seong takes the photo and places it next to his bed. He becomes emotionally attached to the woman in the photo even though he has never met her.
A few days later, Lee Jin-Pyo loses a foot while saving Lee Yun-Seung from a landmine. While Lee Jin-Pyo is recovering, he finally tells Lee Yun-Seung about his birth father and how he was killed by his own government. Lee Jin-Pyo then vows to exact revenge upon the five government officials responsible for his father's death.
Seven years later, Lee Yun-Seo finally arrives in South Korea. Prior to arriving in South Korea, Lee Yun-Seo studied at M.I.T. in the United States. He was also warned by Lee Jin-Pyo, prior to entering South Korea, to avoid falling in love because blood will be shed all around him ...
Actor Lee Min Ho (Boys Over Flower & Personal Taste) went through rough times for his first action acting ever in this drama. He plays Lee Yoon Seong, an MIT doctorate Blue House National Communications team agent, in his first action drama. Even though he got hurt on his shoulder from gunpowder debris during the shoot, he still continued filming. He was also recently involved in a car crash while filming the drama. Lee’s agency confirmed that while he was evaluated for injury, he escaped serious harm. SBS’s CP Kim Young-sub stated, “With the car half totaled, we were worried, but fortunately his injuries weren’t severe.
Lee Joon Hyuk lost 7 kg for the role of a prosecutor in this drama and living up to his nickname 'sincere actor' he puts his head with the staff to create an even better scene for every scene. He describes his character as "He’s an intelligent, upright character with a strong sense of duty and responsibility. He has charisma and a warm presence.” Also, he will not get the girl, so there’s no use getting attached to that love angle, unless you like rooting for snowballs in hell."
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the first episode of "City Hunter" rated 10.5%, and on the sixth episode rated 14.2%, showing increase. It looks like Lee Min Ho from "Boys Over Flowers" emphasizing his manhood in this drama has appealed to many female fans. The SBS drama analyzed the cause saying, "Lee Min Ho in "City Hunter" showing tough manhood and creating a spicy and sweet romance with Park Min-yeong has made him a romantic character and therefore getting him more popular than other actors".
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