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Iris bed scene too hot for broadcast television

If you’re following KBS’s spy drama Iris, you’ll know that the romance between main characters played by Lee Byung-heon and Kim Tae-hee, who are fellow spies for the NSS, has been heating up. In particular, this week’s Episode 3 featured a love scene between them, and with spoilers teasing the big moment ahead of time, interest leading up to the episode was high. However, apparently what was shown in the broadcast was not the entirety of what was originally intended. There were concerns for the appropriateness of the content given the drama’s age-15-and-up rating, so in the end parts were edited out.

Fans will get a chance to see the full uncut version, however, albeit on cable. The channel OCN, which has the exclusive rights to re-air the episodes, will feature the scene with additional footage. The moment comes when the two spies steal away to Japan for a low-key vacation together to keep away from the eyes of their colleagues.

OCN will rebroadcast Episodes 3 and 4 on October 24.

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Wow, perfect timing. I'm watching episode three right now!

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I figured they'd do something like this. I wonder if they'll have the unedited version up on d-addicts afterward? Eh, not that it really matters cause I doubt anyone would re-sub it. :)

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Now I officially hate Kim Tae Hee...sigh.
Too HOT? D*mn you., lucky small faced girl!!

:P

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yea would have liked to see the drama the way it was intended but no biggie i guess.

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You know, I wondered if that scene might have been edited! Not that it wasn't good, but it did seem a little tepid compared to the white-hot kiss we saw at the beginning of their romance.

Hmmm...guess I'll have to be trolling around trying to find the uncut version. What a trial and tribulation THAT will be. :-)

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@langdon: and you'll tell us all where you found it when you do dig it up, right???

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I was actually going to wait until the end of the series because I hate commenting on something half way. However, this is so disappointing, I feel compel to give out my opinion even at this point.

I was hoping IRIS could take the number one spot on my drama list (Time Between Dog & Wolf holds the number one spot) because my favorite actor is Lee Byung-hun, so is only natural that I would want his drama to be my favorite number one drama. Nevertheless, as early as it is on the show, I have to say that if things keep going the way they are it will not make it to be number one… on my list, that is.
I absolutely hate when they try to diverge your mind from what’s really interesting and key factor to the story with sub-plots, making them main-plots when they should always stay as sub- [Read more]

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@6, deedee

If someone doesn't beat me to it, you bet! I don't think it's airing on OCN for several more hours though, I think it's only about 12:30 p.m. there. But I'll be on the lookout, rest assured! :-D

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@8 langdon813 Thank you for searching!

Sadly, when I watched ep 3 I realized once again that I am too young to think the kinds of thoughts I do about BH. That man is...

Right. Anyway, as I get older, the more I realize that I am too young for alot of things and every time I see that man I am reminded that I need to take a Flinstones' vitamin and take a nap!

I mean what was he thinking touching that little girl's face...WTF! I needed to be that little girl...

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I have to say I like this drama. I have never really been a fan of LBH but I especially like his character in this drama. The man is really beautiful!!

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@Laura

Woah ......I had the same thought. I didn't like scenes set in Japan. My guess is the director is giving us some romantic scenes so that when there's a separation later it's going to be poignant and bittersweet. But the romantic scenes were classic kdrama cliches. It could have been more realistic and natural. I wish they had gone for something different. Not naked LBH much as I love his body. The romance was handled so well in TBDW. But then I do prefer Nam Sangmi to KTH. Iris otherwise is much better than I expected .Those North Koreans are really cool. It's funny how in all the Korean films I have seen about North and South , the north Korean always are so much cooler than the south Koreans. Like the cool north Korean character the great Song Kang Ho played in Joint Security A [Read more]

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WAAA. . . .i just finished watching episode 3. . . the scene in japan was soooooo cute. . . I wished I had a bf like that loll anyways. . . .I did find the love scene a little bit too short loll. . .anyways I still liked it hihi

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The twittering between the romantic scenes and TOP getting his killer on doesn't really work. (Therefore, This Belleza stayed pregnant free through Episode 3. Phew!!) Having said that . . .

What I love about their scene is that HE has less clothes than she does. And I could be wrong, but I think Kim Tae Hee kissed Lee Byung Heon's BOOBS. Amen sista!! How's that for female empowerment??? :D

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I loved how she just sort of dove in and smelled him when she nuzzled under his arm. Now that is sexy. ..cause you just know he smells GREAT. :-D

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@ 13 belleza

You just crack me up with those comments, but I have to admit that the same idea crossed my mind as well.

After I saw all those translated interviews with LBH on You Tube, I was wondering- he is not talking about marriage any more, there is no hint that he has a girlfriend, he becomes more and more known not only in Asia etc. Yea ... I know he is very low-key with respect to his private life, but what drives me crazy is WHO ENJOYS THIS BUDDY (or should it be, body :-) ) ??? Sorry for being shallow... it just happens when you realize that you are deprived of a super hot scene with LBH in IRIS :-)

BTW, I really miss JB's insights and comments on Iris. It seems that LBH factor makes my brain inactive.

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"cause you just know he smells GREAT. "

Amen. LBH BO is actually written as L=B=H=B=O, which is a chemical formula for Smells Like Love. :D

(But seriously, when she went for his nipple, I was like OMOMOMOMOMOMO) :D

I love how KTH's character is the superior, the drinker, the demander, and well the one who's enjoying her piece of meat.

"It seems that LBH factor makes my brain inactive."

And it makes me pregnant. This is going to be a problem for 2 months. :(

"know he is very low-key with respect to his private life, but what drives me crazy is WHO ENJOYS THIS BUDDY"

He has a playboy reputation (deserved or not), but honestly we won't find out he has a girlfriend until he is marrying his GF.

Just as long as it's not Sienna. OMG This Belleza will give the Mishilbrow of Death [Read more]

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This Belleza will have plenty of accomplices, too. One, for sure.

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@Sonam

Thank you. Im so glad someone agrees with me… so many LBH fans (me included) blinded by his nakedness. I was very angry during those scenes because I thought that IRIS would actually be better than that, but… DISAPPOITMENT.

Now the whole spy story and mystery with his parents (what they SHOULD focus on) its right on, super, AWESOME.

Before IRIS came out, there was a lot of fans rooting for TOP and still there are, and I thought to myself “who the hell is this TOP person? What else is there but LBH?” But now, I know what they see. He is so much cooler than LBH’s character…. At this point, is all that love, mushy stuff, between the two lead…by the way, is it me, or what? Actually, I don’t think they have all that chemistry to begin with.

Episode 3: Whe [Read more]

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yeah..what do you expect from spy stories........??

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Hehe...KTH is now getting more and more attractive!! ^___________^

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@ Jenna: What do you expect from a spy drama???? Well… hahaha, very simple: you expect a wicked intense, greatly intricate, seriously executed PLOT.

You expect mystery, suspense, and lots of action. You know, themes like; politics, religion, nuclear weapons (like in this case, partly) and love yeah why not...? but the latter, very little of, or very subtle anyway. You don’t expect a spy drama to be compare to a love drama like “Spring Waltz” as someone has done while translating the subs for this drama.

Aside from that, I have to say, I just finish watching episode 4, and now is when it’s getting good. ON THE 4TH EPISODE????
Yeah, well, the only good thing was that even when they were giving you all those sappy mushy moments – unnecessarily tawdry- between the leads, at the [Read more]

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"Now the whole spy story and mystery with his parents (what they SHOULD focus on) its right on, super, AWESOME. "

Yeah, the core problem with Episode 3 is that the romance needs to be driven by the situations coming from the spy story. I thought the kissing scene in Episode 2 worked because it just came after a torture and a fight regarding her deception. However, here, it seemed inappropriate, and the contrast in tone between TOP's killing spree and the Lovers in Japan stuff was distracting.

Of course, we know that their separation is nigh, and so they needed to push the romance early. Haven't seen Episode 4 yet, but I'm hoping the show quickly refocuses.

I should mention that I felt Time of Dog and Wolf's big weakness was the romance. Didn't work for me, and I actually wished the [Read more]

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@ Belleza

Whats up? its been a while... anyway:

"That’s about right though. Most 20-episode K-dramas use the first 4 episodes to set the table."

Which is why it should have been 20 epsiodes. If we cut all those romantic scenes we actually have a new IRIS with only 18 to 20 episodes... thats how heavy (in a bad way) the romance on the third episode is.

The romance in Time Between Dog & Wolf, I thought was very good actually. I liked it, becuase it was the first suspense/action drama (and so far the only... well not really, "The Devil" good one) that didnt focus on romance while giving you a taste for it. But of course, everybody has their own opinions. So...

TOP... OMG I'm so glad there is such an assassin… however, right now all I can think of, after having watched episode 4, [Read more]

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"If we cut all those romantic scenes we actually have a new IRIS with only 18 to 20 episodes… thats how heavy (in a bad way) the romance on the third episode is."

I felt Iris had been pretty lucky in the romance department for the first 2 episodes. In the sense that I didn't think the rom-com bits were taking away from the flow of the show. In episode 3, that luck ended. Now, I liked the romantic bits, but it took away from the flow of the show.

"TOP… OMG I’m so glad there is such an assassin…"

TOP's scenes were really well directed. One stylistic choice that Kim Kyu Tae's emphasized is shooting everything very tight. The fights fill out the frame, and there's less emphasis on wide-lens and establishing shots or overtly complex tracking sequences (besides the car chas [Read more]

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Just finished episode 4 .. .like the twist and i could not believe that his friend will turn against him..or will he? i still like the romance bit between LBH and KTH.. wish they would have more scenes like that..

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The name of the drama is IRIS btw (all capital letters, it's an acronym, I guess.)

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@26 Thanks for pointing that out. I have been thinking of the flower Iris and trying to make the connection.

Yes, who is this TOP? Is it also an acronym? Who ever he is, he has made quite an entrance! Can't wait to see him again.

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Yeah well, TOP equals ASWEMONESS

Im expecting LBH to equal aswemoness in a major way right now... after episode 4 I think ill get my wish come true. :) can't wait for 5.

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@ laura
I couldn't wait for the romantic scenes to be over. It was so boring and predictable. It was like waiting for the commercial to be over while watching something terrific on Tv.
I wish those scenes had been like Dalja's Spring. At least Dalja had wit and self irony.

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Re: 18 Laura

"Episode 3: When they go to rescue that guy from NK, and they are at the church; All I was thinking, during the scene with the guy and LBH and God and all that philosophy, was: “ OMG don’t let KTH come in now and spoiled the good mood” lol. Not because of the actress – actually I don’t think she’s half bad- but because LBH’s character is so much better when she is not around, and the whole story turns into this really good mystery spy drama when they are not together."

I've watched through episode 3. It seems clear that crucifix the NK agent gave LBH is important. Perhaps it contains the blueprint of South Korea's nuclear weapon designs, which their President is searching for. And perhaps that is the reason LBH said, in the first episode, that there was [Read more]

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The postcard pretty scenes were too much of a shift in tone as if we don't know bad things are coming and seemed way too unsophisicated for these characters.
( ALSO....Since when are your own spys unreacheable in the age of GPS and their phones are off??????)

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@ Sonam

Perhaps my comparison was a bit off… hehehe But I meant that I was watching one of those love comedies, and Dalja Spring which was awesome and full of wit as you have said was the first thing that popped into my head. My apologies to Dalja Spring, how dare I compare??? LOL

@ Chuck

Thank you… you have said things very clearly, something im incapable of doing. I agree 100% with you.
If you haven’t, watch episode 4. The forced romance was over on 3, so 4 gets to the good part. It wont let you down. It also reinforces what you have said about his friend.

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no whyyy someone please upload it =[

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@Chuck
Thank you. You put into words perfectly what I felt about those romantic scenes.

@pat
Agree! Not only did it ruin the tone and pace of the drama but those shots were so predictable. Something you see in tourist brochures all the time. Like a Sandals vacation commercial. Those images made the romantic scenes seem even more cliched.

@laura
How about comparing it to Winter Sonata or Autumn Tale where wit and irony is inconceivable? LOL.

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@Chuck
"That built up his character into someone who isn’t just LBH’s sidekick, but a force to be reckoned with in his own right."

Well-said! Sa-woo seems to exhibit beta-male characteristics, and then, BAM. CLIFF-HANGER.

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I knew it. I knew they would just re-edit the bed scene... How can it be that inappropriate? 15+ "children" don't mind, Korean or not! Well, I may think like that because I'm French but still!

@Laura: I totally agree with your first post! The scene in Akita was so off-topic! A bit too long in my opinion. If it wasn't that long, then I think I would have totally liked it! But it was like more than 10 minutes long (well, it felt like more than that actually XD)! Still it was pleasant too see them together :p. And I want to see the complete version of it :p.

TOP is awesome as the bad guy! He's like the hottest bad guy I've ever seen in Korean dramas! And I'm not biased at all because I don't know who Big Bang are XD. Well, I know that it's a group, they sing, they dance XD, but I've nev [Read more]

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Well, episode 4 was excellent. Especially the ending. It put Sawoo on the horns of a dilemma, forcing him to make a decision, a moral decision. That's what makes drama. And whatever decision he makes, will reveal character.

I don't know anything about this TOP character. But his English? It makes him sound like a yuppie, not a gangster. "Keep me in the loop."

So, is the guy who plays the North Korean security agent, the one who shot LBH, is that the actor who played the maestro in Beethoven Virus?

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@chuck
no, but he played a director/writer suffering from a writer's block in Hong Sang Soo's wonderful Woman on the Beach. You've got to see that film.

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I had no idea who TOP was until Iris, but I'm probably one of the few that thinks he isn't hot. On the contrary, he scares me to death...which is probably a good thing, since it shows that he's playing the ruthless killer well. His English makes it scarier for me as well since his voice is deep and his accent noticeable - I agree with Net-chan in that he sounds like a gangster!

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@ Sonam

I didn’t want to go as far as Winter Sonata…. There are many fans you know, they will probably feel offended. I have learn while posting comments here, that most people don’t interpret what you write, they interpret what they read, and they read what they want to… if that makes any sense lol. What I mean is that most people would interpret your writing the wrong way. So to be on the safe side I restrain myself A LOT. I don’t want to be “the devil’s advocate” even though I pretty much come across as that. My friends tell me all the time how I just LOVE arguing.

I have a feeling that we might have the same taste in dramas. What’s your favorite so far? I mean as in your number one.

Oh, and ah… CHUCK!!!! Hahahaha… you are right once more. Yuppie is the [Read more]

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@ Net-chan

I hate how they are so obvious with LBHs body shots, “he is hot” we get it. But, hehehehe... I love to see him half naked just like any other fan. So… don't get me wrong when I say how incredibly corny those love scenes were. I still want some romance, just not an entire episode of it, not from a spy drama… no.

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Regarding the blueprint for the nuclear weapon, I believe LBH has memorized it in his head, albeit he was brainwashed by NSS agent after both his parents were killed. The NSS deputy director sent him for a suicide mission, killing two birds with one stone for national security issues. However, up to now, I have no idea about the true motives of the deputy director. Is he genuinely wanted reunification or he is actually a spy himself from Japan.

My guess is that with the cross necklace he obtained from the North Korean nuclear scientist, South Korea is capable of making a long range missle to hit the American soil i.e. Hawaii.

I believe TOP is an agent from Japan. He was in China trying to gather certain information about Chinese nuclear capabilities. Japan has no nuclear weapons, bu [Read more]

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I think the story is going to develop as such that LBH going to defected to North Korea with the South Korean nuclear blueprint + the latest nuclear and missles technology inside the cross; or he is going to be the warrior of light to destroy both the blue print and the cross?

The six parties talk between South Korea, North Korea, Japan, China, US and Russia on the nuclear non-proliferation seems to be ineffective if their respective agents are so capable!!

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I love love love love this drama. SOHOT!!

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Re: 42 & 43 Agent Darwin,

You could be right about LBH having the blueprint memorized in his photographic memory. That makes sense. And they did mention something about North Korean advances in ICBM's, too, so that could be what's in the crucifix. And it certainly does appear that the Vice Director wants to get rid of LBH. Why else make his mission solo, when two other agents were right there available to help him?

But even if the Vice Director is evil, I cannot see LBH defecting to North Korea. That would cutting off your nose, to spite your face. It doesn't make sense. Nor do I see why South Korea would want missiles capable of hitting the US---their ally. Again, that doesn't make sense. The US is not a threat to South Korea.

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@laura
Woah...It's hard to name a number 1 . But if have to, I guess it has to be

1, La Dolce Vita. Loved the message about True Love transcending the Physical. When LDW says, when I miss you my world becomes you or something like that ...I was amazed. At the end when she holds up her hand and feels his love I cried. When he's falling to his death and holds up his hand I was inspired.

Here are some other favorites in no particular order
2, Dalja's Spring Loved it from beginning to end.
3, Bad Family The lead guy is awesome
4, Sorry I love you . The only drama I like my beloved SJS in.
5, Lovers in Prague The first half was great . The rest got tiresome so I stopped watching. Loved the leads especially the leading lady.
6, Green Rose Just watched the parts with GS a [Read more]

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I agree with them for editing it out. Think about all the younger kids watching their favorite idol on tv and then seeing this scene also. Leave the hot and steamy bed scenes to the movies and xxx but not in dramas please.

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Hello Chuck, about South Korea, hehe...that was an intended mistake to lull you out for a conversation!! :P

Of course US is the protector of South Korea, and South Korea is not going to that stupid to hit the big brother. And no one is going to start a nuclear wars, except if one of them hit the wrong button i.e. Murphy Law takes place.

Assumption based on public information available from the internet: South Korea does not have nuclear weapon, North Korea has nuclear capabilities to enrich uranium to develop weapon grade nuclear materials. Technology acquired from AQ Khan of Pakistan, rather than Germany as captured in IRIS. AQ Khan did learn from the Germans.

To move towards reunification, one of the premise is to have a nuclear free Korean peninsular. BTW, I love the fact that [Read more]

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Is me again Agent Darwin. He is my scattered brain analysis. May be some of you may have other comments. :)

Scattered Brain Analysis
(1) There is an ultimate big boss. But, how did he come into power is my question? Is he elected or self man, and how did he make the men work for him and continue to stay loyal to him. He must be somewhat very charismatic or he has certain idealogy and those men share his idealogy.

(2) This big boss has 2 motives: (i) to reunite the North and South Korea; and (ii) to see a nuclear freezone within the Korean Peninsular

(3) This big boss ordered (i) the killing of LBH's parents, (ii) the assisination of the North Korean Chief; (iii) the assisnation of the South Korean President, and (iv) the assisination of LBH.

(4) Both the personal assistant of [Read more]

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@16 belleza

as for LBH's playboy reputation, I would totally expect it to be like that after all his bed scenes, hot looks, seducing smiles etc . He must have been checking the impact of all those in real life, otherwise he wouldn't be that convincing in all those scenes that make his fans' hearts skip a beat. Oh boy, he knows how to do it!

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