• Title: 아이리스 / IRIS
  • Genre: Action, mystery, thriller, romance
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Synopsis: “Kim Hyun Joon is an assassin who belongs to a top secret organization known as the “NSS” whereas T.O.P is an assassin who works in another secret organization located in the United States called “IRIS” and was ordered to kill Hyun Joon. Seung Hee is a psychological analyst who plays an important role in bring Hyun Joon into the “NSS.” Jin Sa Woo is Hyun Joon’s colleague and falls in love with Seung Hee as well but keeps this to himself. “

This has been the most overrated popular drama this season and for a good reason too.  It’s very addicting.  I attribute two things for this drama to have such high ratings. First of all,  Singer T.O.P. (Big Bang) stars in it and second of all, this drama is just refreshingly different.  It has a really good soundtrack and amazing action scenes.  It must have had a huge filming budget.  The acting is superb and the cinematography is excellent.  Everything about this drama screams top-notch.

It is no surprise that they used the Bourne Identity series as an inspiration.  Although it may have not been mentioned, it is clearly obvious that they did.  The two have a lot in common…assasins, amnesia, and secret government organizations to name a few.  To me, this drama seems like a combination of The Bourne Identity and Fox’s primetime drama 24, especially with the cinematography.  It’s really good.  They try to make it seem as real as possible as if you are there with them.  As I recall, there was one scene where someone was shot and the “blood” splattered onto the camera.  It was epic.

It is unfortunate to hear that they are thinking of making a second season (which, if they do, the male lead will not be a part of).  Why am I against it when everyone else is craving for more?  It’s because I’m afraid it’s going to have an incomplete ending, which is one thing I cannot stand.

Anyways, even if you’re sick of hearing about IRIS, you cannot deny that it is really good.  I highly recommend you watch this series because it is excellent and you will be hooked.

My Rating: (5/5)

Sources: Dramawiki

You can watch this drama over at Dramacrazy or Mysoju.


~ by misunderst0od on December 17, 2009.

One Response to “IRIS”

  1. […] both male and female audiences alike. I haven’t seen an action packed drama this good since Iris and City Hunter (and maybe […]

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