written by the same writer, both dramas are filled with action and the dark side of the society. my beautiful bride is more a romance and is more of a single man show, where as cruel city makes you root for more than one single character. in my opinion cruel city has a much more superior storyline but my beautiful bride is also a worthwhile watch.
while they are completely different in genre and tone (My Beautiful Bride is an action thriller, Hogu's Love is a light hearted romantic comedy), they both feature stories of first loves and fate. If you liked the love story between the main characters in My Beautiful Bride, you'll find the story in Hogu's love very satisfying.
both star lee si young and is filled with action. in one drama she is the mother going after the baddies for revenge, and in another she is the side kick helping the main character in his quest. both productions are not perfect and also have lots of differences in the tone and the story but if you liked one there is a chance you will like the other.