Prepare for war with Cruel City

To start with, Cruel City was probably the most popular kdrama out there this summer (based on the internet hype).  It can be targeted toward both male and female audiences alike. I haven’t seen an action packed drama this good since Iris and City Hunter (and maybe even King2Hearts).

Heartless City

  • Title: Heartless City / Cruel City / 무정도시
  • Also known as: Cruel City
  • Genre: Thriller, Romance, Action, Crime
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: JTBC

The story is about Han Soo Min who goes undercover to find out the truth about the death of her sister (Gyeong Mi).  Gyeong Mi was a cop working an undercover mission that went wrong, resulting in her death.  The criminal who supposedly shot her is known as the Doctor’s Son and ranks pretty high up in a drug cartel.  Soo Min must join the cartel in order to pick up where Gyeong Mi left off and catch the Doctor’s Son.  But as her investigation leads on, it appears that the Doctor’s Son is not all that he appears to be.  He knows a lot more about Gyeong Mi’s past  than he lets on.  Soo Min finds herself falling in love with a man with whom she should not.

The hype for Cruel City was for good reason because it really was flawless on numerous factors.  The casting was great and the acting was superb.  Not to mention, It’s got really hot guys acting as gangsters.  The plot was so well written that it kept fans on the edge of their seats almost every single episode.  The plot twists catch you off guard.  The soundtrack is epic and matched the scenes in the drama perfectly.  The action packed fighting scenes were entertaining to watch.  For a drama that’s supposed to be really dark, it’s got its cute and funny moments in it too. Overall, I’d say it’s really well balanced.

On a side note, it was really amusing to watch so many ‘bad ass’ gangsters wear eyeliner.  In fact, I think most of the guys on this show were wearing eyeliner.

Note: If you’re not into fighting and bloodshed, this drama is not for you (but I think you should make an exception for this one). Considering this drama is about gangsters, drugs, crime, and the underworld, it has a considerable amount of bloodshed.

My Rating: (5/5)

You can watch this drama over at DramaFever.


~ by misunderst0od on August 12, 2013.

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