Hero (MBC)
Alternative Names:

히어로

Hieoro

보이지 않는 전쟁 / Unseen Warfare

수상한 히어로즈 / Strange Heroes


Country of Origin: Korea (South)
Year Produced: 2009
Air Date: Nov 18, 2009 to Jan 14, 2010
Episodes: 16
Type: Series
Page Views: 8182
Fans: 80
Forum Posts: 0
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Hero (MBC)

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Overview
Hero / Heroes (Hieoro, 히어로; Unseen Warfare, 보이지 않는 전쟁; Strange Heroes, 수상한 히어로즈) is a South Korea romance drama starring popular actor Lee Jun Ki and Yoo So Yi. It is set to air November 11. On October 8, new stills were released of Lee Jun Ki in action on the set, which follows a previously released still of second lead Eom Ki Joon, who plays a rival reporter.

SYNOPSIS
Jin Do Hyuk works as a journalist for a third-rate newspaper. He lost his parents at an early age, after they were involved in a fatal hit and run car accident and Do Hyuk was left alone with his older sister Do Hee. Although Do Hee is older than Do Hyuk she is quite immature, impulsive and whenever Do Hyuk had money she would take his money. He had always dreamed of becoming a journalist like his father, attending the prestigious “Dae Sae Ilbo,” but because of his poor financial situation Do Hyuk was unable to attend college, which created a temporary roadblock for him. So instead Do Hyuk ends up working for the third rate news rag "Monday Seoul". Although the "Monday Seoul" is lower than the "Dae Sae Ilbo," Do Hyuk works with passion and uses any means necessary to cover a story.

Joo Jae In lost her father at an early age. Her father, a police officer, died while on duty. Since then, she has wanted to follow in her father's footsteps to become a police officer. Jae In eventually graduated at the top of her class in the police academy. She likes Kang Hae Sung, who interviewed her for the "Dae Sae Ilbo." Jae In was also interviewed by Do Hyuk for the "Monday Seoul," but she doesn't know what to make of Do Hyuk. Kang Hae Sung, a highly respected Dae Sae Ilbo journalist, currently dates Choi Ho Kyung, the daughter of Choi Il Doo, the president of parent company Dae Sae Corporation. Choi Il Doo views Ho Kyung somewhat like his right hand man. Often, Ho Kyung will spin news stories to favor Il Doo and the Dae Sae Corporation. Il Doo hopes Hae Syung will one day become his son-in-law. But, Hae Syung notices Jae In and Do Hyuk becoming closer and becomes jealous.

One day, Do Hyuk awaits outside of a prison to interview former mobster Jo Yong Deok, a leader of the Twin Ax gang prior to his 15 year jail sentence. On the day of his release the only persons awaiting for him are journalist Do Hyuk and a former underling. Yong Deok then decides to start his own newspaper with Do Hyuk named the "Yong Deok Ilbo".


Related Links:
HERO Official Website (Korean)
HERO Index Website (Korean)
Wikipedia
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Extended Information

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Genre: Comedy, Action
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: November 11, 2009 – January, 2010
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Director: Kim Kyung Hee, Lee Dong Yoon (이동윤)
Screenwriter: Kwon Ki Young
Producer: Lee Jae Dong
Original Work: Comic by Park Ji Suk (박지숙)

FILMING
Announced October 9, was the series confirmed cameo of pop girl group KARA. The ladies will be featured in the first episode in a performance scene. The mini-concert marks the first meeting for Lee Jun Ki and Kim Min Jung. Driven by the star power of Lee Jun Ki, the drama has been licensed for a Japanese broadcast even before it airs in Korea. This is not that surprising considering Lee Jun Ki’s widespread popularity throughout Asia, but what is surprising is the recent admission that the licensing was prepared in advance of November 2008.

The staff of Hero had planned to air by November has conducted an online selection for 'Hero Supporters'. The supporters were selected from 10 Korean fans and 2 overseas fans from China and Taiwan. There are a total of 341 people that applied for the selection which lasted since September 30 - October 11, this is a tight fight of 1 out of 30. And the supporters selected were announced on October 13 and were invited to the drama shooting scene and sites of official activities, to be the supporters for the promotion of the drama. Although there are similar cases which utilizes UCC netizens for promotion, but conducting the selection in such an official way allowed them to receive an increasing amount of attention.

Lee Jun Ki donned a white shirt with a glittering flower-print vest on top, briefly transforming into as a nightclub waiter. On set, Lee played the role of the nightclub waiter so well that the staff jokingly asked if he really had worked part-time at a nightclub before.


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Cast
CharacterActor
Jin Do Hyuk (lead)Lee Jun Ki
Jo Yong Deok (lead)
Joo Jae In (lead)Yoon So Yi
Kang Hae Sung (lead)Um Ki Joon
Choi Ho Kyung
Jung Soo Young
Lee Han Wie
Ji Chang Wook