I finished watching episodes 17 and 18 of Lee Min Ho's popular drama "City Hunter" during the weekend and am completely charmed with Lee Min Ho's character Yoon Seong in the drama. I'm sure i'm not the only one who has fallen for his charming good look and sleek fighting moves in the drama ;) The drama has been getting high ratings in Korea. According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 22nd, the episode of "City Hunter" on 21st July 2011 rated 19.3%. This is 0.5% more than the previous 18.8% on the previous episode and it has been maintaining a steady 2-digit number. My cousin is also a huge fan of the drama and watches it every week online. She was sharing with me how much she and her friends love the drama.
Lee Min Ho's popularity is also increasing in China because of his role in "City Hunter" and in Singapore, local magazine "Her World" chose the Top 5 Korean hotties who capture and melt our hearts with just their looks and our dear City Hunter and everyone's favorite "flower boy", Lee Min Ho ranks as the number three Korean hottie. Loved for his pretty looks, perfectly proportioned features and admired for his really serious acting, he melts hearts everytime he flashes that super hot smile of his. You can read the article at (http://www.herworld.com/love-men-sex/sexiest/top-5-sexist-korean-celebs). My favorite Hyun Bin also made the top 5 list :)
Actress Park Min Young is also gaining alot of attentions acting in this drama and she looks really lovely in her role as Kim Na Na and Yoon Seong's love interest. Hopefully Channel U will also be showing the drama soon on local TV as i won't mind watching it again. I seldom watch it on Starhub Channel ONE as it is only available in Chinese subtitles and i find it easier to watch in English subtitles.
In episode 17 and 18, I was surprised by the revelation that Yoon Seong is the son of the President who had a role in contributing to the death of his stepfather. It turns out that his mother had a secret relationship with the President and had hide her pregnancy from him and ended up marrying Yoon Seong's stepfather. Episode 18 ended with Young Joo unmasking Yoon Seong and finally learning the identity of City Hunter and i'm wondering what is going to happen next.... Curiosity is also rising about the final twist of this SBS drama. On the SBS "TV News At Night" Lee Min-ho said there is going to be an amazing twist at the end. He also roused curiosity even more when he said, "No one will ever be able to guess what happens" and more.
Jin Pyo kept saying throughout the drama that he has a cruel revenge plan for the 5th person which is the President and i'm sure it involves Yoon Seong carrying out his revenge plan without knowing the president is his real father. I was hoping that Yoon Seong will be able to join force with prosecutor Kim Young Joo to weed out the corrupted politicians instead of fighting with each other but they have too much bad bloods over their fathers to work together.
The drama will be showing its final 2 episodes this week in Korea and ending on 28 July 2011. I'm hoping that it will be a happy ending and Yoon Seong will reunite with Na Na as he deserves some peaceful life after what he has gone through being treated as Jin Pyo's revenge tool. Hopefully Yoon Seong will be able to protect all his love ones to the end.
I have included some pictures below of the drama to share with fellow fans :) You can also try your luck at entering the online contest at http://www.onetvasia.com/contests/cityhunter to win "City Hunter" soundtrack and collectibles :)