History Series / HeartlessCity

3rd Aug '13 8:37:31 PM Shukmeister
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* EiffelTowerEffect: Subverted. You never see Namsam Tower in any of the episodes, but the Eiffel Tower shows up in several.

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* EiffelTowerEffect: Subverted. You never see Namsam Tower flashes in any of the episodes, but background as the Eiffel Tower shows up in several.two young gangsters decide to wage war on the established drug cartel.
3rd Aug '13 9:17:43 AM StFan
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~~DramaticHourLong Thriller Noir Drama Romance KoreanDrama~~
2nd Aug '13 11:27:47 PM Shukmeister
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Shi-hyun was recruited eight years earlier as an undercover agent code named "Baksa Adeul" or Doctor's Son, to infiltrate the drug trade between Seoul and Busan. As the lines of manufacturing and distribution become clear, the ethics of those on both the 'good' side and the 'bad' side come into question.

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Baksa Adeul/Jung Shi-hyun was recruited has spent the last eight years earlier as an undercover agent code named "Baksa Adeul" or Doctor's Son, to infiltrate rising through the ranks of the drug trade between Seoul and Busan. As Detective Ji Hyung-min is the head of a police Special Investigation Team tasked with finding and destroying the the lines of manufacturing and distribution become clear, distribution. These two will go head to head as the ethics of those on both the 'good' side and the 'bad' side come into question.
2nd Aug '13 10:55:13 PM Shukmeister
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Shi-hyun was recruited eight years earlier as an undercover agent code named "Baksa Adeul" or Doctor's Son, to infiltrate the drug trade between Seoul and Busan. As the lines of manufacturing and distribution become clear, the ethics of those on both the 'good' side and the 'bad' side come into questions.

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Shi-hyun was recruited eight years earlier as an undercover agent code named "Baksa Adeul" or Doctor's Son, to infiltrate the drug trade between Seoul and Busan. As the lines of manufacturing and distribution become clear, the ethics of those on both the 'good' side and the 'bad' side come into questions.question.


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* ClarkKenting: The visual difference between Baksa Adeul and Shi-hyun is the hairstyle and business suit versus black leather and jeans.


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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Hyung-min deliberately ''shoots his own agent'' in the leg while interrogating her.


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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Almost always the sniper's target.


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* SayMyName: Soon-min does this to show her growing attachment to Shi-hyun, moving from "Mister" to "Boyfriend".
** "Ahjusshi, Gangster Ahjusshi, Jung Shi-hyun, Shi-hyun-a, Shi-hyun oppa".
* SniperRifle: Used in several instances for remote assasination. [[spoiler: But also used as a MacGuffin when looking for the killer of Kyung-mi.]]
2nd Aug '13 10:35:49 PM Shukmeister
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Shi-hyun was recruited eight years earlier as an undercover agent in the drug trade between Seoul and Busan. As the lines of manufacturing and distribution become clear, the ethics of those on both the 'good' side and the 'bad' side come into questions.

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Shi-hyun was recruited eight years earlier as an undercover agent in code named "Baksa Adeul" or Doctor's Son, to infiltrate the drug trade between Seoul and Busan. As the lines of manufacturing and distribution become clear, the ethics of those on both the 'good' side and the 'bad' side come into questions.


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* BeingGoodSucks: Baksa on many levels; he doesn't kill the thugs sent after him, thus insuring they will be back to try again. Also, trying to maintain his moral side while being a cold-blooded drug dealer is a little tough on his psyche.


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* DirtyCop: [[spoiler: Superintendent Min Hong-ki]]


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* EnemyMine: Baksa Adeul teams up with Detective Ji to help get the leaders of the drug cartel.


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* TheIngenue: Soo-min, who doesn't realize what she's getting into when she helps a stranger at the convenience store she works at.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: Especially when you are undercover.
* LipstickAndLoadMontage: Soo-min preparing to seduce Hyung-min.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: Most of the fighting between drug factions is done with knives and pipes until the second half of the show when guns became more prevalent.


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* ThePowerOfHate: Soo-min goes undercover without a speck of training, just to get revenge against the alleged killer of her sister.
2nd Aug '13 10:19:46 PM Shukmeister
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''Heartless City'' (무정도시, ''Cruel City'') is a 20 episode KoreanDrama which aired on the cable network jTBC in 2013.

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''Heartless City'' (무정도시, ''Cruel City'') is a 20 episode noir-style KoreanDrama which aired on the cable network jTBC in 2013.
the summer of 2013.

Shi-hyun was recruited eight years earlier as an undercover agent in the drug trade between Seoul and Busan. As the lines of manufacturing and distribution become clear, the ethics of those on both the 'good' side and the 'bad' side come into questions.


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* EiffelTowerEffect: Subverted. You never see Namsam Tower in any of the episodes, but the Eiffel Tower shows up in several.
2nd Aug '13 10:14:52 PM Shukmeister
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* BashBrothers: Hyun-soo and Shi-hyun, who first became friends fighting bullies in prison, and still have the most fun fighting together.


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* TheCavalryArrivesLate: Almost to ridiculous proportions as the Police Special Team always arrives after the fighting is over, and all they have to do is clean up.
* IGotYouCovered: Used by various characters to get various other characters out of trouble.
6th Jul '13 2:42:04 PM whimsyful
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* RecycledINSPACE: The plot is basically [[Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy ''Infernal Affairs'']] as a Korean Drama.

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* RecycledINSPACE: The plot is basically [[Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy ''Infernal Affairs'']] Infernal Affairs]] as a Korean Drama.
6th Jul '13 2:41:42 PM whimsyful
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* BlackAndGrayMorality


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* RecycledINSPACE: The plot is basically [[Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy ''Infernal Affairs'']] as a Korean Drama.
6th Jul '13 2:39:04 PM whimsyful
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!This series provides examples of:

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!This series provides examples of:of:
* BecomingTheMask
* PlotTriggeringDeath: [[spoiler: Kyung Mi]]
* WhamLine: Many.
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