Three years after a secret agent's tragic death at the hands of terrorist group IRIS, team leader Joon-han recruits a detective, Yoo-gun, to help him bring down an illegal arms unit. Soon, ... See full summary »
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 »
The drama series is essentially about the lives of Hyun Woo, Jung Min and Soo In. Kim Hyun Woo (Rae-won Kim), a first year law student at Harvard Law, enters into a rivalry with classmate ... See full summary »
As a kid, all Kim In Ha ever did was follow his uncle around and help him cheat in gambling. As a high school student, he hung out with his friends at the basement of a theater. As Kim In ... See full summary »
Jerry G. Angelo,
Chris Trouble Delfosse
Kang Ma-Ru is a promising medical student, until he takes the blame for a crime he didn't commit. When he finds an opportunity for revenge, he takes it, using Seo Eun-Gi. Ma-Ru soon ... See full summary »
Jang Tae San is a man who has been living a meaningless life and never thinks toward his future. He is on the run after being falsely accused of murder. Furthermore, he discovers that he ... See full summary »
Tae-hee Kim played the female lead character for the show's first season and Da-hae Lee played the female lead character for the second. Kim is married to singer Rain and Lee was dating singer Se7en at the time. Rain (from Korean music company JYP Entertainment) and Se7en (from Korean music company YG Entertainment) were solo singer rivals from two rival music companies, JYP Entertainment and YG Entertainment. See more »
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If you liked "24", you're gonna like this one too.
Wikipedia gives the following information: "Iris is a South Korean espionage television drama series broadcast by KBS in 2009. With a budget in excess of 20 billion won (17 million USD), it, along with its spin-off Athena: Goddess of War, share the record for the most expensive Korean dramas ever produced. Premiering in October 2009, the series was a critical and commercial success, with an average viewership of over 30% in addition to ranking as the top program consistently every week after its debut. The series also took home many of the highest honors at the 2009 KBS Drama Acting Awards, including Byung-hun Lee winning the top recognition, the Daesang Award. Among other nominations and recognitions, Lee and Tae-hee Kim were also named as one of the best on-screen couples."
My Review In One Breath: This series (20 episodes, 60 minutes each) concerns a National Security System agent who attempts to take down a secret organization. After the introductory opening episodes, the missions are similar to what one would find in the American "24" series (excluding the "real time" element), with agents attempting to stop terrorist attacks with the use of satellites and information support technicians. Of course, this is in the Korean style with some romance and melodrama blended in. Acting is top notch, with Byung-hun Lee in the lead role and a very good supporting cast: Tae-hee Kim (his love interest and fellow agent), Seung-woo Kim (a North Korean agent) and So-yeon Kim (as the gorgeous North Korean sniper). Production values are slick, the scoring is great at times, and the pacing is very fast for a K-drama with plenty of shootouts (a few of which are fantastic) and suspense. Storyline is clichéd but the secret organization is intriguing and represents a brilliant little twist on the North/South Korean conflict. Consequently, the relationships between the characters change significantly in exciting ways and the viewer will have an emotional investment in the protagonists. Highly addictive stuff.
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