Poseidon (2011) poster


  • Drama: Poseidon
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Sep 19, 2011 - Nov 8, 2011
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 1 hr. 7 min.
  • Genres: Action, Drama
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 6.9 (scored by 1,590 users)
  • Ranked: #3426
  • Popularity: #1043
  • Watchers: 3,703

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17 people found this review helpful
Jan 24, 2012
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
I would have loved to give this show a higher score, but there were just too many things that got on my nerves far too often! Choi Siwon is my favorite Korean celebrity, so he's the only reason I decided to watch the show. But there were many times I had to stop and take a break. It took me months to watch it all. Sometimes it was because things had just slowed down too much.

But mostly it was because of Lee Siyoung's character. I don't think I've ever seen such a pathetic, stupid and aggravating female lead - especially in an action drama. I remember stopping the media player on many occasions just completely overwhelmed with how annoying that character was. I mean, usually in action dramas I've seen (like Iris...which might be why I was so dissatisfied) the female lead has some spunk and is actually intelligent. But this character was so weak and just kept making absolutely idiotic decisions which could never have been made in a real life situation. I enjoy the fantasy of dramas and can take a sufficient amount of ludicrous scripting knowing it's not real. But this character would NEVER EVER exist in a real criminal investigation. Granted it was the script that did that, but Lee Siyoung comes off as a weak actress to me as well. I will avoid anything she does in the future because of this performance. She's the reason why I can't give a higher acting and overall score because that character just left a sour taste in my mouth after every single episode.

The plot was not too bad. The story was very different from what I've seen in the past. In fact, there were some really nice twists at the end too. There are also a lot of deep emotions in the story, which are expressed well enough by the actors. On a few occasions the acting was quite superb. I do recommend the show to anyone who wants to watch Choi Siwon's development as a actor; he was quite good in a number of scenes. Most of the actors were pretty good actually. Recognizing the comic relief characters early on helped me to be less judgmental of their odd performances and to enjoy them for what they were. A lot of the older male actors were quite good, especially the villains.

The timing and directing at times was unbearable. Especially in the lagging middle of the show and the last 30 minutes of the finale. A number of plot points and characters were never given the attention they deserved, or introduced just to be summarily forgotten about or never resolved in the end. But it's K-Drama, so a certain amount of that is to be expected.

There were some very memorable songs in the show though. Super Junior's Kyuhyun sings a great ballad. During the sappy "love" scenes, his voice got me through it! :)

I'd never rewatch this drama. And I'd only recommend it to die-hard K-Drama Action lovers (for the plot's uniqueness and for the quality of the villains) or for anyone who wants to really trace Choi Siwon's acting. Oh My Lady! wasn't so good...But I'm happy to say that after watching Poseidon, you can see he's got some real acting talent somewhere in him. When that talent came out on occasion, it was really surprising and enjoyable to watch.

So watch it if you planned to...but don't be too surprised when it really sucks for a while at least once an episode.

Then again, if you're a more forgiving person (especially when it comes to disappointing and annoying female leads), you'd probably quite like Poseidon!

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3 people found this review helpful
Jun 10, 2013
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Boats! Helicopters! Kias! Double Agents! Buttkickery! And of course, Siwon. I really enjoyed this drama. Others have said the pace was slow, but I thought it moved pretty well. Really liked the story and the teamwork that was built as the group of six worked toward solving the mystery. I liked that it tied up in 16 episodes. Honestly, most dramas could be told in 16 episodes or less. (See also: "Gaksital" - 28 long episodes.)

there were some good fight scenes, and I liked that the lead female role could hold her own in a fight. She was so-so as a female lead. As others have noted, she made a few really bad decisions, that in a real life scenario, would have been untenable.

In addition to Siwon, I really liked Lee Sung Jae as Kwon, Kim Jun Bae as Deuk Soo, and Han Jung Soo as Min Hyuk (Han also played the Death Angel in "The Moon That Embraces The Sun").

This drama is heavy on action, good guys vs. bad guys and spy vs. spy; and light on romance. A good choice if you're trying to get your husband or boyfriend to watch k-drama with you (as long as he's not in the military or law enforcement, then he'll see all the huge no-no's in the story!).

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5 people found this review helpful
Nov 28, 2011
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
This drama started off really great and thrilling but after a couple of episodes it sometimes got really boring. Since it focused on the action, a lot of the same things happened but just with different people. The story is full of mystery and I really like it but sometimes I felt like it was dragging a bit. The whole cast is great and I really like them all. Si Won is getting better and better every time I see him act. He is really good. I'm kind of disappointed since I was kind of expecting a lot from this drama but for me it was just a bit slow. Sometimes I thought that it didn't even need 16 episodes. So the drama overall is ok.

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4 people found this review helpful
Dec 23, 2011
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
At first, I watched this because... I was really in love with CITY HUNTER. Yeah, I liked action and stuff. But then, when I've watched the first episode of Poseidon, I totally fell for it. I really love it. It's action, good plot, filming, music, cast and I love the excitment while watching it! I don't really get why people say this is one of the worst drama this year. Well, for me, this was one of the best!

Si Young is doing a great job as one of the main cast! Siwon too. Actually, I think everyone in this drama did a GREAT job. I loved Unit 9. They were friendly, taking care of each other, like a family. You got the warm feeling inside!
Anyways, this drama is REALLY worth watching. And about re-watching, it's a MUST.


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