Never thought I would say this: I like Iris 2. 😀
Years back, my few minutes spent on Iris was quite painful. You see, I was never a fan of Lee Byung Hun and hence Iris. I like Kim Tae Hee but that’s not enough to push me into watching Iris. When the news of Iris squeal broke out, I never thought of giving it a go. On the eve of last year though, the cast of Iris 2 did a promotional action event at KBS Drama Awards. The actions were so cool that… yes I ended up giving this drama a try.
Iris 2 is Jang Hyuk’s and Lee Da Hae’s 3rd collaboration. The first being Robber and then The Slave Hunters. I didn’t watched these 2 dramas… well maybe just a sneak peak at The Slave Hunters. Decided to drop it because I couldn’t stand Jang Hyuk’s facial hair. LOL When I saw Lee Da Hae at KBS Drama Awards event, I was really shocked. I think she did something to her face (plastic surgery?). Sigh. My mom too were shocked to the MAX. Anyway I got used to her face now.
Anyway let’s head back to Iris 2 before I started yapping non-related stuff again.
Korean title: 아이리스 2
Korean romanization title: Airiseu 2
International English title: Iris 2
Running period in Korea: 13th February 2013 to 18th April 2013
Runtime in Korea: Wednesday and Thursday 9.55pm
Running period in KBSWorld: 6th March 2013 to 9th May 2013
Runtime in KBSWorld: Wednesday and Thursday 9.05pm (70 mins)
Total episodes: 20
Genre: Action, mystery, thriller
Synopsis (source from koreandrama.org):
The story take place three years after the the death of Hyun Joon in IRIS I. It will reveal mystery surrounding Hyun Joon’s death and Baek San (Kim Young Chul), who has been arrested for being active in the secret organization IRIS. It will also outline the story of mysterious group, who controlled everything through Baek San.
Yoo Geon (Jang Hyuk) will plays the team leader of the NSS and Ji Su Yeon (Lee Da Hae) plays an Olympic gold medalist shooter who turned into spy sniper. Meanwhile, Yoo Joong Won (Lee Bum Soo) plays a formal spy for North Korea and Choi Min (Oh Yeon Su) will plays the newly appointed deputy director of the NSS. At the same time, Seo Hyeon Woo (Yoon Doo Joon) will plays a perfect agent and Yoon Si Hyuk (Lee Joon) will plays the computer genius in NSS’ Command Center. Kim Yeon Hwa (Im Soo Hyang) will plays a killer in IRIS 2.
Jang Hyuk as Jeong Yu Geon
Lee Da Hae as Ji Su Yeon
Lee Beom Soo as Yu Jong Won
Oh Yeon Su as Choi Min
Yoon Doo Joon as Seo Hyeon Woo
Im Soo Hyang as Kim Yeon Hwa
Kim Young Chul as Baek San
David McInnis as Ray
Lee Joon as Yoon Si Hyuk
Kim Seung Woo as Park Cheol Yeong
Baek Sung Hyun as Kang Byung Jin
Kim Il Woo as Kang Cheol Hwan
Yun Ju Sang as Oh Hyun Kyu
Jo Sung Ha as Ha Seung Jin
Lee Jeong Kil as Jo Myung Ho
Sung Dong Il as Park Joon Han
Lee Bo Hee as Jeong Soo Min (Yu Geon’s mom)
Park Geon Tae as Yu Gun (teen)
Kim So Hyun as Soo Yeon (teen)
Jung Suk Won as Baek San (young)
Na Yeon as Jung Soo Min (young)
Yuko Fueki as Rie
Kwon Byeong Kil as Wee Sang Cheol
This drama has been very entertaining so far (I’m on episode 15). I never encountered a single boring episode. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t watch Iris (the first part), as Iris 2 is entirely a new story.
Jang Hyuk as Jeong Yu Geon is awesome here.
While Lee Da Hae can really kick your a$$! Though I find sometime Lee Da Hae’s acting a bit lacking.
Lee Beom Soo as Yu Jong Won. A good guy or bad guy?
I love the relationship between Yu Jong Won and Kim Yeon Hwa – I wonder who will be betrayed in the end. I find Im Soo Hyang as Kim Yeon Hwa really sexy at times with that piercing gaze of hers!
The SUPER cool David McInnis as Ray.
And finally the main guy himself (background). The whole Iris 2 story is centered around Baek San. Kim Young Chul who plays Baek San… I find his acting is always very memorable (e.g. Iris 2, Man From The Equator, Innocent Man).
I’m hoping Iris 2 will end with a bang. *wishing*
My favorite song from this drama is 모르시나요 (Don’t You Know) by Davichi.
Photos from KBS.