City Hunter

Posted: 24 August 2012 in Just for fun
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Title: 시티헌터 / Sitihunteo / City Hunter
Chinese Title: 城市猎人
Genre: Action, suspense, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-May-25 to 2011-July-28
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

 

Synopsis

‘City Hunter’ is an original script based on the world-famous novel by Japan’s Tsukasa Hojo. Since it became public that Korea would be the first remake of this story into a drama, ‘City Hunter’ has been receiving worldwide attention. ‘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.

The story takes place in Seoul, 2011. 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.”

Cast

Main Cast

Lee Min Ho as Lee Yoon Sung / John Lee
Park Min Young as Kim Na Na
Lee Joon Hyuk as Kim Young Joo

City Hunter Clique

Kim Sang Joong as Lee Jin Pyo / Steve Lee
Kim Sang Ho as Bae Shik Joong / Bae Man Deok
Jung Joon as Kim Sang Gook (Jin Pyo’s henchman)

The Blue House

Lee Seung Hyung as Song Young Duk
Baek Seung Hyun as Park Ho Shik
Yang Jin Sung as Shin Eun Ah (bodyguard, Na Na’s friend)
Lee Kwang Soo as Go Ki Joon

Group of Five

Chun Ho Jin as Choi Eung Chan (President)
Choi Il Hwa as Kim Jong Shik (Myung Moon University’s president, Young Joo’s father)
Choi Sang Hoon as Seo Yong Hak (Minister of Defence)
Lee Hyo Jung as Lee Kyung Wan (senator)
Choi Jung Woo as Cheon Jae Man

Extended Cast

Hwang Sun Hee as Jin Soo Hee (veterinarian, Young Joo’s ex-wife)
Goo Ha Ra as Choi Da Hye (President’s daughter)
Kim Mi Sook as Lee Kyung Hee (Yoon Sung’s mother)
Kim Byung Choon as Jang Woo Hyun
Shin Young Jin (신영진) as Kim Mi Ok (investigator, Na Na’s aunt, Young Joo’s subordinate)
Choi Sung Ho as Jang Pil Jae (investigator, Young Joo’s subordinate)
Sung Chang Hoon (성창훈) as Suk Doo Shik (Cheon Jae Man’s henchman)
Maeng Bong Hak (맹봉학) as Na Na’s father
Park Sang Min as Park Moo Yul (Yoon Sung’s real father) (cameo)
Min Young Won as Min Hee (cameo)
Yoon Ye Hee as Mrs. Yong (First Lady) (cameo)

Production Credits

Original work: Manga by Tsukasa Hojo
Producer: Kim Young Sup
Director: Jin Hyuk
Screenwriter: Hwang Eun Kyung, Choi Soo Jin (최수진)

Awards

2011 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Awards, Best Actor (Drama Special): Lee Min Ho
2011 SBS Drama Awards: Netizen Popularity Awards, Actor, Lee Min Ho
2011 SBS Drama Awards: Top 10 Stars, Lee Min Ho
2011 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Awards, Goo Ha Ra

Episode Ratings

 

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-05-25 1 9.5 (9th) 11.8 (6th)
2011-05-26 2 10.0 (9th) 12.2 (7th)
2011-06-01 3 11.9 (4th) 13.6 (5th)
2011-06-02 4 12.6 (5th) 15.0 (4th)
2011-06-08 5 13.0 (4th) 15.7 (3rd)
2011-06-09 6 13.2 (4th) 15.4 (2nd)
2011-06-15 7 13.6 (3rd) 16.7 (2nd)
2011-06-16 8 12.7 (4th) 14.2 (2nd)
2011-06-22 9 13.8 (4th) 15.2 (3rd)
2011-06-23 10 14.4 (4th) 16.4 (3rd)
2011-06-29 11 17.4 (3rd) 19.5 (1st)
2011-06-30 12 18.3 (2nd) 20.5 (1st)
2011-07-06 13 18.5 (1st) 20.5 (1st)
2011-07-07 14 18.3 (2nd) 20.6 (1st)
2011-07-13 15 17.4 (3rd) 19.6 (1st)
2011-07-14 16 17.5 (3rd) 18.8 (1st)
2011-07-20 17 17.9 (2nd) 19.6 (1st)
2011-07-21 18 18.6 (1st) 20.3 (1st)
2011-07-27 19 17.2 (3rd) 18.7 (3rd)
2011-07-28 20 19.1 (3rd) 20.6 (1st)

 

Source: TNS Media Korea

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