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Lee Min-ho gets down and dirty (literally) for City Hunter

First I was pumped about the Korean drama version of City Hunter, then I was puzzled, and after that I was disinterested (the more it became clear this would be no true City Hunter adaptation). They cast some actors who were okay — not exciting, but whatever — and it was looking like it would slide to the back burner once May’s more interesting offerings started.

And then you rumpled up lead actor Lee Min-ho, then cleaned him up, and now you bare some of his skin, smear him in mud, and pit him against against a bunch of thugs for a wet, dirty, fierce mudfight? My interest is back. (Partially.) What can I say, my affections are cheaply bought.

In these stills, Lee’s character shows off his physical prowess against twelve attackers, and handily holds his own. Just like all the other MIT Ph.D.s we know, right?

The action scene was filmed in Paju, Kyeonggi-do, and successfully wrapped without any NGs. I’ll be curious to see what kind of fancy background they’ll put in place of that bluescreen, since what could you put there to jazz up a field of mud? A bigger field of mud?

City Hunter premieres on SBS on May 25. It’ll air opposite Best Love and Romance Town, which I think is a pretty competitive timeslot, although at least City Hunter is a different genre than the others, setting it apart from the two rom-coms. So while its later premiere date may cut into its potential audience, it has decent odds of siphoning viewers who aren’t in the mood for light fluff. (Although: Who isn’t? It’s spring! The sun’s out! Time to lighten up and fill up on the cute!)

Via Seoul.co.kr

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ooh la la, eye candy in the summer time!
i'm about to melt

"In these stills, Lee’s character shows off his physical prowess against twelve attackers, and handily holds his own. Just like all the other MIT Ph.D.s we know, right? "

LOL, btw this is totally out of topic but i met a few medical students the past week and not only were they smart, but they were nice, rich AND goodlooking. so MAYBE, just MAYBE, there are MIT Ph.D.s that are as awesome as lee min-ho here =)

i like park min young =(

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LOL, as a medical student this makes me curious. Where did you find rich and goodlooking medical students? Most of us are sleep-deprived and caffeinated and the opposite of rich. haha

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haha. concur.

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agree but well rested, at least my classmates are very cute :)

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when i was a a pre med student all the upperclassman where hot smoking hot handsome guys but when i get there none remains sad hehehe

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so. true.

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well, we had a handful of hot-looking (and rich) guys in the same class and they all had pretty (and equally rich) girlfriends with them. (I do wonder why they need to become doctors when they're obviously filthy rich already...)

but yeah, life's definitely not fair.

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Well, maybe because they want to help people?! XD Just because they're rich doesn't mean they don't want to do anything in life, I think :o

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Well, if your parents are rich, you probably have all the time in the world to study since they have the money to cope with it...plus they probably have a maid, so all they do is go to bed and sleep after they finished their studies. XDD

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you forgot a very important thing: they have tons of money to hire the best tutors for all types of subjects!!!

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well i went to a mixer the other day for health science students and i happened to spot a few cute guys =p
talked to them and was like "WOW" because all the guys in my program are either married/taken/gay =.="

btw i'm in canada.
i'm sure US has better med students lol

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I know a few medical students, and I have to say, most of them are really good-looking. In my country, medical students mostly gets sponsored by the government to study abroad, so they end up getting hefty allowances which allows them to splurge on Louis Vuitton and others. Despite that, they have to sacrifice their free time and holidays.....but just to say, there are good-looking and rich med students!

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As another fellow medical student! I concur as well! Only the fact that I have tons of loans is keeping me fed! LOL

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wow..cute hot nice medical students..so since i am another one of hte breed i really would like to know where u met them..hehe
and did they by any chance look like lee min-ho..well the older version..
no you know what i should'nt be picky..did they look like any of these korean drama actors though??!?!
;)

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they are good-looking, but not HOT lol

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LOL...bring them Down Under to my dept.Mine are all older grad students.No studs here :-)

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smart, nice, rich and good-looking? maybe there is a god. oh but wait, are they single???

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didn't talk to all of them lol
i'll have to go to more med events

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yum :)
and pray tell us the location of aforesaid med students?

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yah please
everyone should come here because i need drama addicts here! lol

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There are awesome MIT PhDs, but not in the way Lee MinHo is awesome. They can ballroom dance and engineer some crazy stuff, but taking down a bunch of thugs while capturing the hearts of thousands...millions of girls- that's wow!

I agree with Hpn88 abt medical students. I agree they can be goodlooking, but many are definitely sleep deprived and poor.

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Osama bin laden is dead. Thank God.

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Looks like I'm in the wrong field...let me know where I can see them and I'll transfer there ASAP!!! LOL :D

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He is HOTTTTTT!!!!

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and Dirty

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If you're cheaply bought, JB, then what does that make me? SOLD, to the bidder with the most skin, perm and mud! I had NO intention of watching this drama after I found out about the major plot changes, but now I'm in it 100%.

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Oh May, you will kill me. But LMH is looking good. Curious as to what this fight scene will look like.

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He has such long legs. And a nice small waist. And that long torso is just *sigh*. And he has nice arms. And that gorgeous face framed by those gorgeous locks. Truthfully he made me think of Matsumoto Jun for a second there. They're different yeah, and Matsujun is on the skinnier side but the whole long legs small waist thing (and with his hair covering his face), I see how they could be similar. And don't give me that BS of one being better looking than the other. All that should matter is that some of these guys stole most of the pretty genes in this world. Good thing they're fun to stare at. YUM. Nom nom nom~ XD

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What the Helllllo there good looking!
tsk..tsk..tsk.. cover in mud, or not he's still a handsome devil!

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i wonder if the mud is professionally placed...

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LOL!

Now THAT's a job description....

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I want to be Minho's Professional Mud Placer

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you get the front, i'll get the back.

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SOOOO cute, my baby.

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Phwoar!! Was never a big fan of Min ho's but dayum he's looking good in those pics!

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Is there any resemblance remaining between the show and the original manga? Any at all? Can we call it something else, then, to differentiate? Though I guess "show that might be awesome anyway for the eyecandy even though it has absolutely nothing in common other than name" is a little long. Hell, even "STMBAAFTEETIHANICOTN" is still kinda unwieldy...

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bla!bla!bla! how many more times you have say these same things? i know you people are not satisfied with differences in plot and original manga but you dont have to say things over and over in every City Hunter post.

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Good one.!

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The same as the number of times people will ask where Jae Hee is on every military related post. So I'd say EVERYTIME. Can't be helped I guess. XD

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Agreed, it might turn out good so compare after watching drama. there are always lack of similarities in manga and drama

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I guess there must be more of me, because this is the first City Hunter post I believe I've commented on.

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chill

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The moment you stop touching yourself every night we'll stop making that observation, deal? :)

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LOL!

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Oh! Why, hello there!

Question:

If our Min-ho gets all dirty, does that mean we get a post mud fight SHOWER SCENE??

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NO

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YES PLEASE!

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hell yeah we do!!!!!....pretty please dramagods!

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Heshould have or else.....................I will clean him by myself

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Hahahaha.

There better be! XD

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I'm not sold, still not interested in the MIT City Hunter TT_TT

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best heading EVER!

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Ahahahaha, I laughed reading the words "MIT Ph.D" and "physical prowess" in the same paragraph! Of course not all guys from MIT are skinny & nerdy but from the experiences of personal acquaintances, I'm not so sure.

So you know how if you're on the subway and it suddenly lurches you might bump into the person next to you? Sometimes lightly and sometimes more violently depending on how bad the sudden lurch was? Well my sister who lives in boston was on the subway and as it stopped by the MIT T stop a bunch of students got on. And some were standing next to her. Anyway, near the next stop the subway suddenly lurched so badly that she lost her balance and bumped into the guy behind her. But instead of catching her, or at least, I don't know, grabbing her shoulders so that she doesn't crash into him, he couldn't do anything. She fell on him, and then both crashed to the floor! I told her if her life had been a kdrama, the hot hero would have not only caught her before she fell, he would have caught her EFFORTLESSLY.

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Hmm... maybe her type of subway bump is more of a Hong Sisters' type kdrama moment. Except she would have fallen on the MIT guy so that their faces collided. And then she'd throw up on him.

*sighh* You're Beautiful... what a spectacular drama...

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I was thinking more lips colliding via Hanadan, Why Why Love, and maybe even Drunken to Love You (or the name of Rainie Yang's latest drama).

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sigh... that's why we watch kdramas for the effortless cool of heroes or the effortless goof of their protagonists.

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I see somebody has been working out for the role 'cuz i certainly didn't see any of those muscles hidden under your suits during those PT days (or they were there and I'm just dense like that)
I'm still disinterested in this drama especially when you pit it next to Best Love and Lie to me..... but I'm keep an eye out for reviews and if they turn out good I will check it out once its's done....sigh...there's already a pile of dramas that have aired this year and are still on my to watch list ....and it just keep growing and growing and growing....

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He is good at everything .:-) I LOVE U LMH

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Oh. My. God. My Super Sexy Eye Candy!!!!!!! WOW!

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Yum.

<3

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Well, well, well. Look at those arms. Unf. And the long hair in his eyes. I was sold a long time ago but now I'm investing in mud.

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I had lost my interest too, but i think i´ll give it a chance to the first episodes. An ass kicker MIT graduate is something you dont see every day. Plus, is Lee-Min-Ho, my fourth Korean love (i think i have never seen how strong are his arms or maybe i dont remember. But with this pictures, he is climbing to my third korean love).
Maybe this won´t sink after all.

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oh duh-rn! mudfight, male version!

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When did he get muscles?

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SERIOUSLY!!! He looks so manly :D

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let's hope we will see him topless :)....

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aaah, with a mud scene like that, we're sure to be rewarded with a shower scene. in fact, i think all this mud is justification of said shower scene. :D

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maybe there will be rainfall after/during the mud fight scene.

Solves the problem of the "randomness" of a shower scene while still offering us the good benefits ;P

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"What can I say, my affections are cheaply bought."

LMAO. This is funny. I feel the same way :D

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Mmmm...how lovely.

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i like him better now. he isn't cutesy-cutesy anymore. more manly especially with the display of those arms. i dunno about you but i'm waiting for a display of choco abs too. haha. :))

anyways, i'm not sure if i'll be able to watch this as board exam reviews are starting this may. :D so i hope they'll post stills of choco abs soon. :D

btw, i was a pre med student (i just graduated this april. hooray! :)) and sad to say most of my classmates we're girls though i've met a few upper classmen who were good-looking but not one was as hot as LMH here. haha maybe in med school? :))

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I never knew being ornamented in mud could make someone look so delicious :-D Ooooh muscles. *melts like a mud pie*

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LMAO!

You gals are sooooo superficial! j/k

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I vote for a shower scene!!! He doesn't need to brood!

I'll take a non-brooding shower scene (or two), please :)

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tq jb,

same hairstyle with jung ill woo.

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Lee Min Ho really works hard to immerse himself in the characters he takes on in his many dramas, some of which are Boys over flowers, Personal Taste and now City Hunter. He deserves to be respected as a world renowed A-listed Korean actor. I hope City Hunter will be a top drama for 2011. I am looking forward to watching it.

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those arms... O.O

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I know!!! O__o

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Lee Min Ho + mud = Mwreowr!

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oooooo

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I'm sold. Especially if we get to see some hot action from a kick-ass chick with a pistol and shoulder pads. oh, yeah, shoulder pads. Kaori-chan totally worked those power suits.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GlassHeart/news/?a=35431

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Somebody has been hitting the gym!!!!
AHHHHHHH OPPA!
Those arms...that hair....the mud..........*fans self*
Where do we vote for a shower scene????

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I have to admit LMH is looking good these days! I'm glad he's put on some weight since Personal Taste. It fits his stature really well.

He looks like a *Man* (capital M) who can take responsibility (if you know what I mean ladies!) as opposed to a kid, albeit a really good looking kid. :)....One day, baby face Kim Bum will also go through this transformation and I might. just. die.

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I agree about the stature part.

As for Kim Bum--if he loses his baby face and grows a Mane of Glory: I think my mind will be completely blown!

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Also....I randomly feel like LMH is seriously flexing his butt cheeks in the first photo :D Am I wrong?!

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"butt cheeks" *giggles*

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He does look a bit like he's, um, being forward from the flexion.

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I had to take a second look at his *coughs* form figure.

Look at the CG markers in the backdrop. I wonder what will etch there. Probably Sin City-esque?

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i want to rip his top off! rawr!

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I have to admit, I don't actually think Lee Min-ho is all that cute. His schnoz does nothing for me. But oh em gee his bod! *fans self*

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I think the reason why I'm not as interested in this drama is because the co-star is way too beautiful in a way that is most often reserved for the 2nd female lead. Does that sound funky? I want my female leads to be a bit more normal looking and not crazily pretty. There should be something else that makes the hero go gaga but I've never read the books/comics (?) that this is based on so I have no idea if a normal looking heroine would've gotten outraged netizens to go Godzilla on forum boards, if that's the case then I should just stop typing.

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no, the original was often mistaken for a pretty man lol...

so... I dunno. Some asian men can be pretty sexy girls; I wouldnt know how to take that either :P

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BEING THIS HOT SHOULD BE A CRIME DEFINITELY

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I'm excited for the drama only because I really liked the manga-series.

Although it's not at all close to the source material (cleaning up Ryo's background, Kaori's background), I think it still might have a chance if the original author has any say in plot details.

Still, even if he doesnt, I still need a break from the excessive love love fest that May is turning out to be.

Oh, and the shamelessly good-looking eye candy that LMH is :D

Cant wait for episode one. YOU BETTER NOT FAIL ME *shakes fist*

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If you make a wish online, it comes true...!!! LOL. I had commented months ago wishing that Lee Min Ho would work out, Mike He should work out, and it really came true. Thank you for making my computer screen drama beautiful.

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i am more looking forward to the after mud-fight seen:
shower!! 0)

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i am more looking forward to the after mud-fight scene:
shower!! 0)

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Just one thing....

Imagine if all that mud were... Chocolate.

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Totally noona-killer!! Love LEE MINHO!!
JUNG ILWOO + LEE MINHO + KIM BUM = BOMB!!

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This looks like a hypothetical flashback scene where a person is talking to another person abt LMH's character and this is what we see.. LOL

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