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Behind the scenes with City Hunter

Now that City Hunter has sunk its claws into me (in the best way, I mean), it’s time to take a look at all its news-related tidbits till the next episode comes out. (I need my Lee Min-ho fix! Seriously, how can a person be that beautifully charismatic? It’s mesmerizing.)

First off, we have new stills teasing the romantic developments to unfold in the upcoming episode, wherein Yoon-sung (Lee Min-ho) applies a Band-Aid to Nana’s (Park Min-young) face. You’ll know why if you’ve seen Episode 4, when a shadowy figure (presumably Yoon-sung) saves Nana from being picked off sniper-style by his own Daddy Dearest.

I just love this brewing conflict, and particularly since Nana doesn’t look terribly pleased to receive his care, which suggests that he’s gotta keep his heroics under cover. So here she is, thinking he’s some inconsiderate, careless playboy who calls her at his every whim to drive him around, completely unaware that he’s totally smitten with her, and just saved her life. Ahhh, this stuff KILLS ME. I love it.

This scene was filmed on May 23 and will broadcast in June 8’s Episode 5, which is a bit of a relief since that means they’re not yet in a live-shoot scenario, filming more than two weeks ahead of airdate. That’s not a whole LOT of room, but it’s better than being so tight that you’re filming the day you air, with mere hours for editing and post-production. (Or filming after your star has been drafted into the army, using body doubles, as in the case of one time-strapped drama.)

I’ve been impressed with the quality of City Hunter so far — the assured pacing, the strong ambiance, the music — and no doubt that that kind of work takes time. Hopefully the production manages to keep itself ahead of the game for most of its run.

City Hunter was also featured on today’s (June 6) broadcast of SBS’s Good Morning program, which took a trip to the drama’s set. In the segment, Lee Min-ho shared a behind-the-scenes story of his “spoon fight” in Episode 3, wherein he takes down his burly enemy with naught but a tiny spoon, wielded like a deadly weapon.

Lee said, “Originally, the fight was written in the script without the spoon, but it got added in. The martial arts that I’ve been learning teaches that anything can be used as a weapon, so I used what was around me.”

Unfortunately, Lee has reportedly been dealing with injuries to his shoulder and wrist after being hit with some shrapnel. This is his first time in the action genre and he admitted, “It looks very cool, but actually it’s really difficult. I injured my wrist while training for the drama, which I started three months before filming began, and it’s gotten worse the more I’ve used it. But it’s at a level that I can manage.”

Let’s hope that’s true, because I’m enjoying the heck out of the drama and am desperately hoping it doesn’t nosedive later on, as so many series are wont to do. *crosses fingers and wishes*

Via Mk.co.kr, Newsen

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soooooo addicted to everyhting lee min ho!!!!
though i dont usually like action movies, shows cause of the violence...
with city hunter, im so HOOKED!!!
can't wait for the next episodes...

just hope the series doesn't go overboard...
i like everything they showed so far....

keep up the good work... ;)

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Oh god, Lee Min HoT. I just watched Episode 05, and *melts* This show is amazing.

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Lee said, “Originally, the fight was written in the script without the spoon, but it got added in. The martial arts that I’ve been learning teaches that anything can be used as a weapon, so I used what was around me.”

This is definitely the much-celebrated Filipino Martial Arts where swiftness and economy of movement is a trademark. Much of the slick action sequences and bold sweeping stunts are due to this martial artform from the Philippines. It would remind us of the amazing action in The Bourne Trilogy films, in Book of Eli and other Hollywood films. Lee Min Ho also used it during episode 2 when he employed the sticks as he battles the gang who were trying to harm Shik Joong.

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Guys lee min ho does not smoke. First of all, if he smoked, his eyes wouldn't be as clear and there would be black stuff surrounding his teeth. Secondly, he wouldn't be as healthy and handsome if he did. And last but not least,his dear girlfriend, park Minyoung would never let lee min ho smoke.

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OMG!

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OMG Lee Min Ho u're so handsome!
I'm dying to see you! :(
I hope that you visit us here in the Philippines. :( Please?

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OMG Lee Min Ho u’re so handsome!
I’m dying to see you!
I hope that you will visit us here in the Philippines. Please?

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never imagined that there's a perfect face like Lee Min Ho.. :)

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wow Lee min ho you skuxx in city haunter but i wish that Park Min Young was Koo Hye Sun because she funny and pretty and shes your good match

Lee you sooo handsome than i can ever i imagine wish you visit my country one day at the other side of th globe

Plizzzzzzz ask her out

:P:p i LOVE L## M^^ H **

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OMG!! i just can't stop laughing after i read all you guys comments :D but i have to say that im always concerned about MinHo's safety, after he had that accident in 2009 but im always happy that he escapes bad injuries, i really hope he takes care of himself more, it looks like he treasures his fans & wants to give his best, more than being careful about his health :(
we sure love all his outstanding dramas, but his safety comes 1st :)
Thank you so much/Komawa for this awesome blog, im a bit late as a Minho fan but better late than never, right?
PS: i became addicted to City Hunter that i watched it 3 times in one month, yep, im that addicted to MinHo :D

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I love lee min ho films.fighting!!!

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it's out now so happy.

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it's out now so happy

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I can't stop watching city hunter ....i love all de episoid but ending R too short...

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