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Athena: Goddess of War 

Athena: Jeonjaeng-ui Yeoshin (original title)
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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.
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Jung Woo-sung ...  Lee Jung-Woo / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Soo Ae ...  Yoon Hye-In / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Seung-Won Cha ...  Son-Hyeok / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Ji-Ah Lee ...  Han Jae-Hee 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Min-jong Kim Min-jong Kim ...  Kim Ki-Soo 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Si Won Choi ...  Kim Joon Ho / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Dong-Geun Yoo Dong-Geun Yoo ...  Director Kwon Yong-Kwan 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Yeong-ae Kim ...  Choi Jin-Hee 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Lee Jeong-kil Lee Jeong-kil ...  President Jo Myeong-Ho 17 episodes, 2010-2011
Byung-man Kim Byung-man Kim 17 episodes, 2010-2011
Dam Ryu ...  Amusement Park Shooting Gallery employee 17 episodes, 2010-2011
Sean Dulake ...  Andy 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Han-wi Lee Han-wi Lee ...  Park Sung Chul / ... 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Yun-a Oh Yun-a Oh ...  Oh Sook-Kyung 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Sung Hoon Chu Sung Hoon Chu ...  Black Agent / ... 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Jeong Ho-bin ...  Deputy Director Kang Chul Hwan / ... 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Seung-woo Kim ...  Park Cheol-yeong 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Jeon Gook-Hwan ...  Han Jung Pil 9 episodes, 2010-2011
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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.

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Athena: Goddess - brief
25 October 2014 | by user-142-632625See all my reviews

Disappointing spin off of the ground breaking IRIS. South Korean security branch, NTS, squares off against international energy terrorist cabal. Poorly acted, wrong headed direction, and a script with more holes than a rat infested wheel of Swiss cheese. The main lead is too young, and early on grins and mugs as if auditioning for teen boy band. A team captain is inept and foolish, as is a North Korean ex-elite agent. Don't get me started on the bane of K-dramas. The tears. Weeping, crying, sobbing like six year olds. Yet these blubbering basket cases safeguard the nation.

There are exceptions, the chief being the Son Hyuk rogue baddie who excels.

The director obviously knows action sequences, which are showcases. With actors, he seems clueless. As much as I blame the series director for foolish comic relief and histrionics, however, the main culprit is the ridiculous script. Long, gorgeous episodes in Italy - for no purpose. Two episodes in Japan, guarding a pop star - for no purpose. Double agents exposed, and then the duped side shrugs and says, "Well, they're sorry, so back to work." Initially, the main villains are USA agencies, which is a wonderful twist, only that thread is abandoned.


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13 December 2010 (South Korea) See more »

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