And then improved on it the following day. The sequel, IRIS 2, on the other hand, I recommend you stay away from. All the actors are first-rate, the writing powerful and succinct and never wastes a minute with non … It was also not as entertaining as the first season and just felt very bland. The "IRIS" series was recently re-delivered in a 2-hour film version, which held concise cuts of scenes from the drama's 20 episodes. IRIS is an expensive drama, and it totally shows. Lee Byung-hun DOB: July 12, 1970 HEIGHT: 178cm EDUCATION: Hanyang University (French Language & Literature), JoongAng University Graduate School (Theater/Cinematography) MANAGEMENT: BH Entertainment Co. Ltd. Soompi … Sa-woo and Baek San escape successfully. The cast of TV series "IRIS" attend its celebratory concert in Japan [Taewon Entertainment] Korean blockbuster TV series "IRIS" recently confirmed its popularity in Japan at sold-out concerts featuring the main cast and singers who participated on the drama's soundtrack. Cast. The National Security Service (NSS) is a secret South Korean black ops agency that takes on a secret terrorist organization, called IRIS. Pretty badass, yo. I’m not surprised to see a lot of action, but I was a little surprised (in a nice way) to find … "Iris" has a reported budget of over 20 billion Wons (1 USD = 1,200 Wons), making it the most expensive Korean drama to date (10/2008). A Super Powerhouse of an action thriller, IRIS (the name for a North Korean top secret national security agency), is filmed like a movie, not a conventional Korean drama.IRIS (2009) remains the most expensive Korean drama ever made, and the quality shines forth in every frame. With Yeong-cheol Kim, Yun Ju-sang, Seung-woo Kim, Lee Jeong-kil. The series is a high-tech spy drama and will be filmed in various locations including Hungary (Budapest, Balaton, Tihany), Russia, Japan, US, and China. Even though it is a sequel, all but only a few characters return and they’re not the main characters from IRIS, either. Hyun Joon and Sa Woo both fall in love with Seung Hee when she first profiles them. Sa-woo asks Baek San what the next plan is, and Baek San says an operation is under way to stop the summit. Kim Hyun Joon (Lee Byung Hun) and Jin Sa Woo (Jung Joon Ho) are best friends who were brought into a top secret organization known as NSS by analyst Choi Seung Hee and Park Sang Hyun. IRIS: Episode 1 by javabeans. 18. Hyun-jun is asked to get info about IRIS, and refuses to return to the NSS. 14. Iris is the first Korean drama I had watch with love scenes and kissing scenes, and I love that as well also (LOL)- KUDOS to the Director, Script Writer and to all the Casts of IRIS for the job well done- LBH really demonstrate his superb talent in acting – until the end. Their lives are changed forever when Hyun Joon is given a solo mission in Hungary. "Iris 2" - Estimated Cost: 20 billion Korean won"Iris 2" is an espionage drama that starred Jang Hyuk, Lee DaHae, and Lee BeomSoo.It was aired following the huge success of "Iris" in 2009. Episode 18 61m. More Information: AsianWiki The budget was estimated at 20 billion Korean won. I can’t say that the drama took my breath away, but it was very entertaining, and I can see why it burst on the scene with such a strong start.