I recently started watching the Korean Drama, City Hunter. This drama is action packed, unpredictable and keeps you anticipating what will happen next! I suggest that you should watch it as it was very exciting and interesting!
I will not be reviewing City Hunter in this post. Instead, I am going to answer the question that I asked myself after watching the last episode, as I am sure it is a question that many people asked. I don’t know if anybody knows why the ending was so brief and rushed, but I will write this post anyway to inform the people who said they thought the same as me! The question is: Why did the series end like that?!
I will not give anything away about the drama because I hate it when people spoil stuff for me!
While I was in Seoul, I was lucky enough to meet somebody who worked behind the scenes of City Hunter. I can’t remember if he was the direct, producer or screen writer, but I know that he worked on City Hunter and spoke about it in a presentation. He was a guest lecture at the summer school that I was attending, and spoke about City Hunter and other dramas that he had worked on.
As City Hunter was a very popular drama, he let us in on a few secrets! He spoke about the budget of the drama and showed us how the scenes were edited, (he showed us that one of the opening scene with the people in the sea, was actually filmed in a swimming pool and then edited to look like it was out at sea!). He also spoke to us about the last episode of City Hunter.
We were told that, the actors involved with City Hunter, were stressed out. Instead of the whole drama, (or at least a majority of episodes) being filmed before airing, episodes were filmed just days before the episode was aired. This put a lot of stress on the cast of City Hunter and the editors, producer and directer. I remember him mentioning Lee Min Ho (of course I would remember this!). He mentioned to us, that the reason why the season ended so abruptly and without any explanation of what happened after the final action scene, was because a few of the actors did not turn up to the filming.
I personally was disappointed with the ending when I watched it and I forgot that I was told before why the ending was the way it is! I was disappointed because we don’t know if Lee Kyung-Hee fully recovers & what happened to Lee Yun-Seong? Is Kim NaNa crazy or did she really see him? What about the President?…
So I turned to twitter, and my followers who had also watched City Hunter, expressed the same disappointment as me! It wasn’t until around 3am, when I woke up from deep sleep that I remembered what the guest lecturer had told us at Hanyang University!
So I thought I’d write this blog post to inform my friends as this is too much information to write in a tweet! I hope they read it! =D
I just wish that Korean actors didn’t have so much stress put on them. The guest lecturer told us that the actors of City Hunter and the people who made City Hunter possible, did not get any days off while filming the drama. I know it is their job and they became actors on their own accord, but they are human and do deserve a day or two off every now and again!