‘Hero (OCN)’

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Life Lessons from a Mixed Bag of Dramas [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 11, 2012 | 148 Comments
2012 was certainly a mixed bag: I saw plenty of action dramas and then I saw fluffy dramas that made no sense. There were dramas I loved, dramas that I liked enough, and then dramas that I hated. It was a tough year for me, and I felt I had bad luck in choosing which... More »

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Hero: Episode 9 (Final)
by | July 1, 2012 | 13 Comments
We’re at the end! But this drama has also given us a chance to aspire to a new start. It’s reflected in the title of the episode as well: “Endgame Part 2 – A Shadowless City.” It’s the end of a long game between Vigilante vs. Corruption, but the dream to have a ‘shadowless city’... More »

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Hero: Episode 8
by | June 26, 2012 | 17 Comments
This episode is epic! Since it’s near the end of the series, episodes 7-9 are all connected in that things accelerate to the final showdown. What may have been passed off as “Just another job for vigilante Heuk Chul!” in episode 7 ended up pushing the plot forward to a thrilling end – or what... More »

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Hero: Episode 7
by | June 18, 2012 | 7 Comments
There’s a throwaway line in episode 6 about the spreading of the flu that ends up being the plotpoint of this episode. It’s kind of awesome because then I feel like the writers are really establishing a world for us rather than just creating circumstances and obstacles out of thin air whenever it’s necessary. Here’s... More »

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Hero: Episode 6
by | June 10, 2012 | 8 Comments
For the first time in this series, I felt a teensy weensy bit of heart for Mayor Kim. I mean teensy. Mainly it’s because Mayor Kim was actually showing some fatherly wisdom for once in this episode. But Mayor Kim is still a corrupt politician, and so I still want to see him go down. Here’s episode... More »

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Hero: Episode 5
by | June 3, 2012 | 15 Comments
I like the title for this episode – “China Gate” – because of its double entendre. But what’s best about this episode is that we learn histories of important characters in a fruitful way. It’s not like in episode 3, where we met someone from Yi On’s past. Now, we learn about Yi On, Hyuk... More »

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Hero: Episode 4
by | May 26, 2012 | 12 Comments
Ah, a much more satisfying episode. We’re back on track with focusing on Heuk Chul and him using his newfound powers for the good of all Muyeong-Mankind. Plus, Jae In is back! I never realized how much I missed him until I saw him again in this episode. Here’s episode 4: “Face of the Devil”... More »

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Hero: Episode 3
by | May 20, 2012 | 15 Comments
Things get gnarly in this episode, where loyalties can shift in a blink of an eye. An episode centering more on Yi On, it also features Lee Won Jong as her mentor. Woohoo! That guy should probably be a cop in every thing he does. Here’s episode 3: “Crashing Sirens.” SONG OF THE DAY “A Week”... More »

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Hero: Episode 2
by | May 13, 2012 | 37 Comments
Onwards ho! Episode 2 is “Justice for the Helpless” – a fitting motto for our new vigilante hero. What’s nice about this drama is that it has both episodic cases, and a story arc that’s a little stronger than past OCN dramas. Instead of watching a band of characters with different pasts come together, and... More »

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Hero: Episode 1
by | May 6, 2012 | 61 Comments
This. Is. Whoa. Hero is like the brain child of Vampire Prosecutor and Special Affairs Team TEN. And then it ups the ante with a dash of The Dark Knight. Oh, and props to a female cop who KNOWS how to kick ass. Here’s episode 1, “The Beginning.” Apologies for the length – episode one is like Ten, running... More »