Oh wow. I never thought I'd be doing this, but oh well, it's good to have variation in one's livejournal^^
I've been searching for more trivia regarding City Hunter, and I came across this interview which says that Lee Min Ho will be happy to take part in a Season 2. This interview also gives his interpretation of the ending:
" Adapted from the manga, City Hunter, the drama has garnered attention because of its focus on social issues. The only flaw is its ambiguous ending at the end of the drama regarding the romance, and this has been criticised by some members of the public, to the point of the theory of "Lee Min Ho's spirit".
Regarding this, Lee Min Ho expressed, "There are indeed many regrets in the drama's romance. After kissing Kim Nana, City Hunter's identity was found out by others. From then on, the relationship between the two has no progress; for Kim Nana to wait till the five people were punished is also regretful."
"Even though I can understand the City Hunter Lee Yoon Sung's feelings, but I also feel that maybe he can use another more mature method to settle this relationship, to break up and then return, and also saying that they cannot be together because of danger…this makes me very perplexed."
However, the ending in the drama is exactly as how Lee Min Ho imagines it. "After experiencing such great emotional pain, if Yoon Sung could still be happy and lively, the audience would probably feel that he's selfish… so, it fits my imagination that it ends with Yoon Sung, who has experienced so much, driving through the city."
"But I've also imagined if the drama ends with death. In the original works, the main character didn't die, but together with the director, we imagined an ending where Yoon Sung lost his memory due to the gunshot. It's most memorable with a death. We even thought of having Yoon Sung not knowing whether he's dead or alive, with a blank memory as an ending."
Due to the ambiguous ending of City Hunter, the public has strong anticipation towards a second season. Regarding this, Lee Min Ho reveals, "I don't know if there are any plans regarding a second season, but if there's a chance to show new sides of the City Hunter, I will gladly participate." "
Any thoughts anyone? Just at the top of this entry, I've mentioned that I've never done this kind of entries before, because usually my livejournal focuses pretty much on the dramas' aspect — meaning reviews, thoughts, recaps, rambles on dramas alone. But I'd loved having different kind of entries sometimes — it's fun to write them and nice to share with you guys(: So there goes the translation of the interview above!
I'm glad that I see the same interpretation as Lee Min Ho. While most of my friends who watched the last episode told me that they don't really like the ending because it's kinda random to end with Yoon Sung driving alone through the night in a pensive mood, what I really felt was that it's very appropriate. Yoon Sung has gone through so much, from becoming a City Hunter, to actually carrying out the revenge. No matter how much he disagrees with Jin Pyo, he still treats him like a father, and calls him Dad till the very end. Of course, he wouldn't be able to be so happy and cheerful I guess.
Even though this interview doesn't prove that there's going to be a season 2, but it's nice to know that he's willing to participate if there are plans for it. They should!:O Use the same scriptwriter and director please, I love them. The only sad thing will be… if there's a second season, there will be no Lee Joon Hyuk. Sigh. Oh well.
Might be doing more of this kind of trivia as well. Look forward to them!