IRIS (2009)

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Kim Hyun Joon and Jin Sa Woo are best friends who were brought into a top secret organization known as NSS by analyst Choi Seung Hee and Park Sang Hyun. Hyun Joon and Sa Woo both fall in love with Seung Hee when she first profiles them. Their lives are changed forever when Hyun Joon is given a solo mission in Hungary. Hyun Joon later tries to find out who set him read moreup and to figure out what IRIS is and wants.

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Mar 26, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
omg this is definitely the best drama I've ever seen .
Perfect acting , perfect cast ( Lee Byung hun and Kim tae hae) and the Story is so original and unpredictable .. it gets better by each episode , it's really touching.
I love how the characters evolved .. and how nothing is like you expect it to be. Until the last minute , you can't really predict the ending.
what's read more more , the chemistry between the main leads is amazing.
it's worth every second!
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Mar 3, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
If you love action then this is deffo the drama for you. It's fast paced straight from the start and manages to maintain the suspense right until the end. I'll go through the things I liked/disliked about this drama.

I loved the storyline of this drama, you can tell that the plot was well thought out as it flowed nicely, had good pace and you could never tell what was going read more to happen next.
The acting was also great, although I'm still unsure as to what the point of TOP's character was. He was good at acting badass (but maybe that's because he IS a badass), but I didn't understand his character fully, maybe we weren't meant to. But overall a good cast and FINALLY two characters with chemistry. I'm so tired of dramas were the two romantic interests have no chemistry what so ever. This drama isn't even focused to heavily on the romantic genre but it wipes the floor with chemistry! Plus this drama includes one of the sweetest kisses ever (It will melt your heart!)
Another thing I liked was the use of special effects and the fight scenes. They were well choreographed and it made this drama visually stunning.

The music. To be more specific this one song that plays whenever theirs an intense scene which includes this weird buzzer sound. Like the buzzer sound you get in the board game 'operation' when you hit the sides. Obviously not a deal breaker for a good/bad drama but it REALLY bugged me.
The camera operators. Seriously, would it have killed them to buy a tripod?? I got motion sickness watching this drama. They need to reign themselves in and stop touching the zoom button when a characters face already covers up the screen.

Overall a very good drama and I would recommend if you like action/fight scene and if you're not that fond of cutesy romance dramas with cliche plot lines.
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Both have lots of action. All In is a Korean mafia Godfather drama starring Lee Byung Hun and Song Hye Kyo. It's excellent but most people don't know about it since it was produced in 2003.
Recommended by pattyrn4
they are kind the same:)
1. both main role want to revenge their too family
2. the bad guy and the good one are in love with the same girl and are x best friends
3.the same actio-romans kind
and much more
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    AmyLovesDramas 25 days ago

    I actually liked the second female lead better than the first xD Sun Hwa <3

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    barney May 2, 2014

    i am so emotional right now after finishing this ashdjshfsgs great drama! everything is perfect ; ;

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    maboksan May 1, 2014
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    Mary28 Apr 30, 2014

    do I have to watch season 1 to watch season 2. It seems like they have different characters.

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    antonio96 Mar 29, 2014
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    Cinnamaroll Mar 24, 2014

    I tried to watch this season before starting the 2nd one, but I just can't. The characters don't hold my interest at all. I think I've watched far enough to understand the gist of things. I write this since I know there's a bunch of people that want to just watch the 2nd season. I say 2 episodes of this season and you'll be fine.

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    De1vSkm2 Feb 23, 2014

    From the first second, I was captivated by IRIS. This drama was so amazing, I'm so glad I watched it!

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    T4nz Oct 27, 2013

    Perfection! That's all i could say! This drama has everything! :)

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    amiibeebs Oct 18, 2013

    I've never even thought of watching a drama over and over again till I saw this one

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    angelbl4de Sep 18, 2013

    Its almost the best korean drama Ive ever watched !! The actors are amazing

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    Judyy Sep 6, 2013
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      Tearfrompolaris Sep 9, 2013
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      Judyy Sep 12, 2013

      Same here ! It was so frustrating ! Of course it makes the drama even more awesome but It's so saaadd T_T

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    Christelx Aug 16, 2013

    I read the iris 2 synopsis before watchin this drama .. Now I don't feel like finishing it anymore T_T

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    lainiwaku Aug 7, 2013

    this drama look great, that's just bad that they spoil the end of the drama on the begining of the first episode :(

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    Kais Jun 12, 2013
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    South Korea
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    Oct 14, 2009 to Dec 17, 2009
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 2 min.


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    8.2 (scored by 3,998 users)
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