City Hunter

City Hunter (2011)

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Lee Yoon Sung is a talented MIT-graduate who works on the international communications team in the Blue House. He plans revenge on five politicians who caused his father's death with his surrogate father Lee Jin Pyo and eventually becomes a "City Hunter". ~~ Based on the manga "City Hunter" by Tsukasa Hojo.

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7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Jun 1, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I don't even know where to start with this drama. My boyfriend and I were on the edge of our seats through almost all of the episodes. It's a great conspiracy revenge story.

It's important to note that, while there is some romance, this is mostly a guys' show. Lots of fighting, guns, blood and fatal wounds. A lot of these scenes were too graphic for me to watch. So I sat read more through part of the beginning with my eyes covered.

There were so many subplots that all seemed to interweave into the main plot. It was almost just as interesting to figure out how people were connected to each other as it was to watch the action scenes. I also enjoyed the side romance of Na Na and Yoon Sung's coworkers.

The only reason I can't give the story a 10 was because there is one episode that gets a little long. But stick with it; it is oh-so-good! A lot of people have been asking about the ending. The ending is fitting for the characters and series.

Also, Lee Min Ho stars in this. Once again, he's great at acting and beautiful. I am impressed at how unique each of his characters are in dramas. I heard he actually had to learn martial arts and train for this role. Even cooler!

Overall, awesome awesome!
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bittergirl
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Sep 1, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Story wise- it has all of the characteristic of a good drama for me i really like the thrill and action specially the romance between the main characters in spite of the hardships and struggles they had..

Cast- i made it 10 co'z I think they are all perfect in there respective role I never imagine any actors/actresses can replace them.
nana- like her being tough but really caring women.
yoon sung- read more he has this smooth moves whenever he has task to do.He's really handsome and only love one woman.

Music- just right for every scene specially and really love the ost. I even downloaded it. :)

Rewatch value- i think it's not rewatchable coz you already know the mystery there.

Over all - it is very good for me because it has a new taste of a drama i've never watch before knowing the fact that i'm not a bif fan of action movie/drama etc.

--Hope you'll watch it and share the good reviews after.. :) happy watching... fighting!..
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Both are intense action dramas starring a male main character who is extremely skilled at fighting and sneaking around. They both hide their face from the world around them and conceal their identities, even from the ones they love. Both dramas contain corruption within politicians and the "higher-ups", and mysteries from the past that need to be uncovered. Not to mention, they both star the lovely Park Min Young<3.
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Both are about a masked man looking for revenge for their father. The Man in the Mask is more comical than City Hunter but both are worth watching.
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    Kachiiing Jul 14, 2015

    I wish people would stop acting like Healer is a godsend to the viewing public, because although it was a good drama, it was jam-packed with cliches as much as the next drama. City Hunter is a little similar, but at least, I was more invested in the action. Healer is more romance based.

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    shaghayegh Jul 1, 2015

    please stop comparing city hunter and healer!!! there are two completely different storyline .just the action part maybe like each other but overall they are so different from eachother. both are really great dramas . love both <3

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      SORENA Jul 8, 2015

      i think city hunter has best story if we compare it with healer story..

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      shaghayegh Jul 10, 2015

      yes personally i love city hunter more :D and city hunters story is better than healer but the love story in healer is more beautiful :) thats my idea :*

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    noathings Jun 18, 2015

    awful ending

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      SORENA Jun 29, 2015

      it wasn't bad..
      why u think in this way?
      director gives to us an open ending!

      maybe for next city hunter :)) :D
      but its not awful, i think.

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      noathings Jul 3, 2015

      Well, to be honest, it's been a while since I've watched it. I vaguely remember I felt frustrated because of how lame I thought it to be, at the time. I knowmy word of choice isn't well thought, I'm basically hating on it, but the the fact that I managed to watch the whole thing till the ending means it must have been an okay drama. i just think it wasn't that worthwhile. Yhanks for your reply!

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    shaghayegh Jun 16, 2015

    its one of those dramas that NO ONE can say its bad. i mean just sooo perfect

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    -kaze- Jun 12, 2015

    No matter how many times I rewatch this, the feels come on so strong!! Favorite drama.

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    BlackGeki May 29, 2015

    It's a well written drama even though it originally came from a Japanese Manga still they've manage to give us something unique and good. The casts are good , i just hate that they didn't focused more on the couple at the last episode.

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    Nick May 7, 2015

    This was literally the only drama lee min ho was good in. Its also one of the best korean dramas i've watched. Its also good for newcomers to kdramas. 9.0/10.0

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      AnotherARMY Jul 7, 2015

      haha it was my second drama when I was a newcomer, that's why I love it so much, gives me good memories :')

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    Sanaz Amini Apr 10, 2015

    it was good and i really enjoy watching this

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    Lavendova Mar 21, 2015

    This is one of this drama's who are unforgetable i cant believe prosecutor and evil daddy (you know what...) im crying like little shit now and this sad ending i cant... one of my favourites drama obviously. .

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    Blademan2 Mar 15, 2015
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    Blademan2 Mar 15, 2015

    Anyone know of any other good revenge type dramas? Already seen Healer, this one and Healer are both great drama's, so in love with our main lead female, her personality, wow... Don't want anything with a despicable and ludicrous love triangle, thanks...

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      Annie Mar 18, 2015

      I would suggest Cruel City, Innocent Man, Pinocchio and You're All Surrounded, although Innocent man is an entirely differnet type of reveng, as he's trying to take revenge on the woman who wronged him years ago. Pinocchio is also a little different because there's no action, the revenge has to do with ruining someone's repution, then completely destroying them through that. They're all quite entertaining dramas. Cruel City probably has the most action and suspense

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    taniafreitas Mar 10, 2015

    I like City Hunter,but now i prefer Healer.

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    noneknows Mar 5, 2015

    Another overrated drama :3
    I watched this drama after Gaksital/Bridal Mask and dropped it at episode 8.
    Boring.

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      noneknows Apr 15, 2015

      you're right ;lol: the only reason I keep watching it because Lee Kwang Soo, huge fan of him in Running Man :D but in the end I drop it :3

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      noneknows May 11, 2015

      everyone have their own preference, and for me city hunter is boring, it was too predictable, that's why I drop it.

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      Kiseki May 11, 2015

      @Nick I know LMH was already famous when he starred in City Hunter which drew alot of fans. It was boring for me because the story has no room for romance but the romance was awkwardly injected as soon as the main character arrives in U.S to begin his mission. Then they delve further into the realm of the cliche when LMH stands in front of a fountain, and look behold behind him is the girl of his 'destiny'. Forgive me for barfing, that was the moment I knew i will drop this drama but i kept going for 5 more episodes but the story just did not improve at all.

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    Snow Mar 3, 2015

    After watching Healer, and re-watch City Hunter, the first word that came to my mind was "boring". I mean, City Hunter is a very-well done drama, with an interesting plot and great actors, but Healer is above all of that without discussion.

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      Nick May 11, 2015

      @snow I'm the opposite. Healer was boring imo and city hunter was beyond entertaining. I just don't get what people see in Healer. I watched 7 episodes trying my best to like Healer but its draggy.

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      shaghayegh Jul 1, 2015

      i dont khow why lately people compare these two dramas . i khow healer and city hunter are a little bit like each other but overall two different srories. i like both dramas but i love city hunter more :D and also healer got 9 from 6.000 viewers but city hunter remains 8.7 among 16.000 :))) and also there are too many people around the world who their voted are not counted in dramalist so...

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    Beatrice Feb 27, 2015

    I love this drama!

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    May 25, 2011 to Jul 28, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.

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  • Score:

    8.7 (scored by 16,790 users)
  • Ranked:

    #47
  • Popularity:

    #48

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