The National Security Service (NSS) is a secret South Korean black ops agency that takes on a secret terrorist organization, called IRIS.
Reviews
Popularity
3,818 ( 356)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2013   2009  
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Hyunjun and Sawoo, close friends and rivals from the South Korean special forces, are recruited by the secret agency NSS. They both fall for Seunghee, the beautiful but lethal profiling ... See full summary »

Directors: Kyoo-tae Kim, Yun-ho Yang
Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Seung-hyun Choi, Tae-hee Kim
49 Il (TV Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A woman named "Ji Hyun Shin" whom has everything, loving parents, best friends, and an adoring fiancé, gets into a car accident before her wedding causing her to be in a coma. A reaper ... See full summary »

Stars: Yo-won Lee, Gyu-ri Nam, Hyeon-jae Jo
Action | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

IRIS Spin-Off about a new agency, called the National Anti-Terror Service (NTS), as they go up against another secret terrorist organization, called Athena.

Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Soo Ae, Seung-won Cha
Yooryung (TV Series 2012)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A drama based on a cyber investigation squad. Kim Woo-Hyun is the only son of a high ranking police officer. Woo-Hyun entered the police academy ranked first and graduated from the academy ... See full summary »

Stars: Ji-seob So, Yeon-hee Lee, Do-won Kwak
Nae Yeojachinguneun Gumiho (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Chae Dae Wong, an aspiring actor, unwillingly releases a Gumiho, a legendary nine-tailed fox, from her centuries-old prison. He runs away terrified and ends up injuring himself badly, but she saves his life and asks to stay by his side.

Stars: Min-a Shin, Seung-gi Lee, Min-woo No
Siti hyunteo (TV Series 2011)
Action | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Lee Yun-seong was trained by his father's best friend in order to get revenge on the government for killing everyone in his father's unit.

Stars: Min-ho Lee, Min-Young Park, Sang Jung Kim
Yong Pal (TV Series 2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Kim Tae-hyun is a talented surgeon. Desperate for money to pay for his sister's medical bills, he adopts the code name Yong-pal and offers his medical skills to those in need of medical ... See full summary »

Stars: Won Joo, Tae-hee Kim, Hyeon-jae Jo
Mai geol (2005–2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

With a perpetually indebted father, Joo Yoo Rin learned to lie on the spot and get herself out of tricky situations, which gets Seol Gong Chan, a rich heir to a company, to hire her to impersonate his long lost cousin.

Stars: Da-hae Lee, Dong-Wook Lee, Joon-Gi Lee
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

P4: are the new recruits in the violent crimes unit at Gangnam Police Station. The journey of four young cops as they fumble, learn, fall in love and find their way to becoming people the citizens can trust.

Stars: Jae-Hyeon Ahn, Seung-won Cha, Ara Go
Queen In-hyun's Man (TV Series 2012)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Kim Boong Do is a scholar who travels 300 years into the future of modern Seoul and meets Choi Hee Jin, a no-name actress who is expecting a career renaissance through her role as Queen In Hyun in a TV drama.

Stars: Hyo-Seob Eom, Hyun-Woo Ji, Dal-hwan Jo
Choegoui Sarang (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Goo Ae Jung, a wash out idol, meets famous actor Dokko Jin by chance. Off to a bad start, a series of rumors makes them get involved in each other's careers and boosts Ae Jung's popularity enough to participate in a match making show.

Stars: Seung-won Cha, Li-seong Do, Hyo-jin Kong
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A touching Korean drama filled with comedy about a girl who finds happiness, friendship and love in the most unexpected way!

Stars: Hyuk Jang, Na-ra Jang, Choi Jin-Hyuk
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Baek San (36 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ju-sang Yun ...
 Oh Hyeon-Kyu / ... (31 episodes, 2009-2013)
Seung-woo Kim ...
 Park Cheol-yeong / ... (26 episodes, 2009-2013)
Jeong-kil Lee ...
 President Jo Myeong-Ho / ... (25 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Kim Seon-hwa / ... (22 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Kim Hyun-Jun / ... (21 episodes, 2009)
...
 Choi Seung-Hee / ... (21 episodes, 2009)
...
 Jin Sa-Woo / ... (21 episodes, 2009)
...
 Jung Yoo-Gun (20 episodes, 2013)
Beom-su Lee ...
 Yoo Joong-Won (20 episodes, 2013)
...
 Ji Soo-Yeon (20 episodes, 2013)
Soo-hyang Im ...
 Kim Yeon-hwa (20 episodes, 2013)
Doo-Joon Yoon ...
 Seo Hyun-Woo (20 episodes, 2013)
Nah Yoon ...
 Hwang Tae-Sung (19 episodes, 2009)
Je-mun Yun ...
 Park Sang-Hyeon / ... (19 episodes, 2009)
...
 Deputy Director Choi Min (18 episodes, 2013)
...
 Ray / ... (17 episodes, 2009-2013)
Hye-jin Kim ...
 Yang Jung-In (17 episodes, 2009)
Soo-hyun Park ...
 Joong-Kwon / ... (17 episodes, 2009)
...
 Kang Byung-Jin (17 episodes, 2013)
Hyun Jung Cha ...
 Yoo Hae Young (17 episodes, 2013)
Il-Woo Kim ...
 Kang Cheol-Hwan / ... (17 episodes, 2013)
...
 Yoon Shi-Hyuk (16 episodes, 2013)
Jyu-ni Hyun ...
 Yang Mi-Jeong (16 episodes, 2009)
...
 Jung Hyung-Joon / ... (16 episodes, 2009)
Ji-Yeon Myeong ...
 Hong Soo-Jin (16 episodes, 2009)
Seung-hak Lee ...
 Kim Ji Hun (16 episodes, 2013)
Jae Hyung Jun ...
 Pyo Jin Hwan (15 episodes, 2013)
Edit

Storyline

The National Security Service (NSS) is a secret South Korean black ops agency that takes on a secret terrorist organization, called IRIS.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Trust, betrayal, conspiracy. Let the mission begin.


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

14 October 2009 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Iris  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There is a deleted clip of Jin Sa-woo, played by Joon-ho Jung, blending in with the crowd during the boxing match in Cambodia, with Beom-su Lee's character in the first episode of the second season. For unknown reasons, the clip was cut out of the show. See more »

Connections

Edited into Airiseu: Deo mubi (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah
Performed by Seung-hyun Choi featuring Ji-yong Kwon and Young-bae Dong
Courtesy of Taewon Entertainment and CJ E&M
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Run, don't walk, to see IRIS (now on NetFlix)
4 December 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A stunning miniseries from South Korea about the 'NSS' (the South Korean Secret Service). Pardon me if I struggle with the character (or actor) names, but several performances are quite stunning. Character-development and -relationships are superb, irony occurs frequently, and there's plenty of action to match the slower sweet scenes showing the developing love-story between Choi Seung-Hee, the pretty female Service leader, and Kim Hyun-Jun, a stud recruit to the spy service. Talk about star-crossed lovers! They get separated, find each other, and then lose track of the existence of each other for months, but only after some very near connections. It's one of those: 'HEY! HEY! Look to your right - she's still alive... HEY! HEY.. Oh No..!' Unexpected sentimental stuff when you are are watching a cold-hearted spy & intrigue show.

IRIS also features a 'cross-over' character {that's a term I invented, by the way, so credit me if you use it!}: a character who switches sides, for some reason, to aid the protagonist. Example: the cowboy who breaks free from the wealthy townfolk in 'SHANE' and rides out to warn SHANE about the pending ambush. In IRIS, it's a pretty North Korean agent who falls out of favor with her bosses, and joins Hyun-Jun in his quest to get to the bottom of this IRIS conspiracy (after a few attempts to kill him, of course).

Also in the show is one of those super-assassin types, whose imminent presence is signaled by the camera focusing on his distinctive cowboy boots. Lots of fist-fights and shoot-em-ups to go with some well-staged car chases. Plenty of double-crosses and plot twists. It has everything U.S. network primetime action shows DON'T have. Like I said, run -- don't walk - to tune this thing in. I am writing this in early December: if you have down-time this month, add IRIS to the mini-series that will dominate your time, instead of clearing snow.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?