In a recent survey about the best Korean actor of 2011, carried out in France, Lee ranked first by a landslide.
A popularity vote has recently been taken by DMS(Dramas Mangas Sensei) for the best Korean drama and the best Korean actor or actress. City Hunter ranked first (24.75%) out of 33 drama series, and Lee ranked first by a landslide (26.71%) out of 32 Korean actors.
DMS is a representative Hallyu website, to which over twenty million people have connected. It has conducted the vote to rank the Korean dramas and actors or actresses and select the best Korean drama and actor or actress of 2011.
City Hunter, starring Lee, has aired on GongTV on every Sunday since December 11 last year. His previous drama series, Boys Over Flowers, is also airing now in European countries through KZTV. City Hunter has also aired in Taiwan since December and in the Philippines since January.
In addition to this, City Hunter will also start airing on Fuji TV in Japan in February. Thus, it’s expected that his popularity in overseas countries will grow more.