Today we are celebrating the first day of the Lunar New Year or the Year of the Water Dragon and what a better way to start it than by watching one of Korea’s top 2011 dramas, City Hunter.
I wrote last year my reservations about the drama since they said that there would be deviations from the original storyline, which is based on a Japanese manga. However, after watching the series, I thought, well, it didn’t matter that there are changes in the storyline since it served like a prequel to the City Hunter series. Besides, Lee Min Ho is so good during the action scenes that you can’t help but let your jaw drop while watching. I also love that his leading lady here, played by Park Min Young, is not the rescuing type of woman. I mean, she beat his ass in some of the scenes when he was pretending to be not-so-knowledgeable in the martial arts.
The Korean storyline goes like this. Lee Min Ho is Johnny Lee who was tasked by his adoptive father to take revenge towards five people who are responsible for the death of his father and 28 other South Korean soldiers after a mission in North Korea. Working towards the goal, he meets Kim Nana who is a Blue House agent and consequently, always gets in the way whenever he executes his plans for revenge. Of course, despite all these, they still fall in love. *swoons*
Okay, enough of the spazzing. City Hunter will start airing tonight during ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida, after PBB Unlinight (which would be around 10:30?) If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here it is!
Lastly, I would like to say 새해 복 먾이 받으세요! (Saehae bok manhi badeuseyo!)