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  • Drama: The Virus
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Mar 1, 2013 - May 3, 2013
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Network: OCN
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 509 users)
  • Ranked: #1835
  • Popularity: #1760
  • Watchers: 1,643

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Ratings: 7.6/10 from 509 users
# of Watchers: 1,643
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Ranked #1835
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This drama centers around the scientists at the ‘special infectious disease crisis response team‘ lead by Lee Myung Hyun, who investigate a mysterious infection case where the virus has a 100% fatality rate. While investigation, they faces the truth and fights against the power of evil.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Mar 1, 2013 - May 3, 2013
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Network: OCN
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 509 users)
  • Ranked: #1835
  • Popularity: #1760
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
s8592
14 people found this review helpful
May 10, 2013
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
This review may contain spoilers
I assumed, most people found this kind of drama boring, not interesting, scary, confusing. But, not for me. I took virology class, and this drama helped me to reviewed my lessons, as well as comparing it with what I learned (errr, sorry for sounded like a freak)..
Anyway, I started watching first, because it's from OCN. I admire OCN's drama. I mean, it's not mainstream. I really love Vampire Prosecutor (and now dying to watch the 3rd season), and finally I found another drama. And I was interested when I watch its trailer, and so, here I am.

Story: as I said before, it's unique. The virus idea is not-so-original though, since I've watched "L Change The World" which made me fell in love pretty hard. And since, the virus used is kinda look a like, I kinda disappointed actually. But I decided to focus at the story line. And indeed, the story line is interesting. Not only medical, but it involved political issues (which I assumed, also happens in reality as well). Not only that, I spotted a classic scientist's issue - ethics. I'm aware, that ethics always been a sensitive, but important issues. I'm glad that the scriptwriter actually included ethics issues in it - may take that as a moral of this drama. The details also pretty great and realistically made.

Acting: Uhm Ki Joon, no need to be questioned. His acting is terrific, he portrays smart and persistent Lee Myeong Hyeon really well. As for Hyun Woo, even though he only appeared in the first half of the drama, he left a pretty deep impression on his acting for me. Yubin, I'm kinda surprised to see her here. But her acting is pretty good (and I kinda startled to see that she........ *I'm not posting spoilers here. LOL*). Other casts are also great.

Music: nothing notably, really. There are barely any music throughout this dramas. Only opening and closing sequence (same song), and barely noticed instruments as insert songs. Nothing remarkable.

Rewatch Value: basically because I didn't rewatch my dramas. But in my opinion people wouldn't watch this show twice.

Overall, this drama is basically a medical, thriller, a bit gore (a few scenes containing bloods). In my personal opinion, this is a good way to test your knowledge about virus. The story is FAR from romance (moreover comedy). It's serious, dark, unexpected, but pretty realistic. But I do recommend this for those who interested in medical drama.

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Completed
BeanDip
11 people found this review helpful
May 24, 2013
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I loved Virus! It's my favourite drama that I've seen so far. Given, I haven't seen many yet, it was great! The music fit really well for how much action was in the drama, and the acting was awesome. I really liked how everything flowed; especially since there were lots of twists in it that you may or may not have been able to anticipate.

I really wouldn't mind watching the entire series again, because it kept me on my toes a lot of the time. Maybe it's just me, but I love to find dramas that aren't sugar-coated and way too cutesy and actually have strong actors in it.

In short; I loved it!

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