City Hunter is an action drama about a young man named Lee Yoon Sung (Lee Min Ho) with the secret identity of “City Hunter”. He is out to take revenge on the politicians who caused his father’s death many years before. His plan was to not develop feelings for anyone, but that changes as he grows closer to a woman he works with, Kim Na Na (Park Min Young).
City Hunter was probably the most talked about drama of 2011. It is an excellent drama with action, revenge, and a nice romance to boot. The revenge plot is well thought out and executed at a nice pace. This keeps the drama exciting throughout.
Yoon Sung tries to distance himself from his love interest, Na Na, by acting like a playboy and a jerk, but their lives continue to be entangled with one another despite Yoon Sung’s best efforts. And when he realizes she may be in danger because of him, he can’t help but be there to protect her. The relationship between Yoon Sung and Na Na is intense with plenty of heart fluttering moments. As his feelings grow stronger for her, his mission also gets more complicated.
Also, the complicated relationship between Yoon Sung and the father who raised him really adds fuel to the drama. It is interesting to see how Yoon Sung has different methods for revenge than the father who raised him, who is the initiator of the revenge plot to begin with. Because of their differences of opinion, the two quickly become at odds and are directly pitted against one another.
The Prosecutor (Lee Joon Hyuk), is also always hot on City Hunter’s trail. He doesn’t have the full story, and discovers many distressing secrets in his pursuit. The Prosecutor and Yoon Sung’s relationship definitely adds another interesting dynamic to the story.
I felt like this drama just got better and better as it went along. City Hunter is an exciting watch, and is great for anyone who likes a little action in their kdramas.
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My Rating: 10/10
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