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Well, I got to the end of this short film and my reaction was "Huh??". I dislike these 'trying to make a point but doesn't get there' pretentious dramas. Homosexuality is not an open subject in Korea. If you're going to the aggravation of making a film to deal with that subject, the writer needs to have a point. This 'Lovers' didn't.
City Hunter is by FAR, the best K-drama of this genre to come out of Korean productions. The opening episode is filmed like a movie - the quality is superlative and maintains that standard to the final episode. The story of City Hunter is a prequel to the famous manga it's based on - and what a story it is! Lee Min Ho is beyond superlative in his portrayal of Yi Sung, This role has garnered him well-deserved top awards. He's finally reached true leading-man status, displaying strength, sensitivity and a moral core. The other actors are all top notch, not a weak link to be seen. The action is well-paced, directing is tight, writing is on-point. There's NEVER a lag from episode to episode. There's humor and tears, revenge and redemption. And a terrific bonus? LMH and his NaNa were dating in real life! There's no need to question the chemistry between these two - it's there on the screen! Don't miss this one! Added: 10/1/11 Korean 2011 Drama Awards = LMH BEST ACTOR for City Hunter!!
WBDS is a superlative sageuk. This is a story involving two generations of master swordsmen and young wannabes. It is riveting storytelling describing love, loyalty, devotion and treachery. The over-riding question of this sageuk is one of fate. Does one allow it to dictate your path or do you carve a new destination for yourself? The storytelling is fluid, the pace rapid - no lagging in mid-episodes. Spectacular locations, great special effects, fun and agile sword fights and a good amount of wry humor thrown in keeps this sageuk from being overly dark. The two boys are eye-candy and likable - the older cast are spot-on in delivering the goods. Choi Min Soo, in particular, just eats the scenery. The role of Chun the Sky Lord was absolutely tailored for him - he's crazy-good in this! Watch this - WBDS is terrific and the OST? Kick-ass! Added: WBDS is being extended to 29 episodes. Ep. 30 is a compilation and cast interviews.