Drama Casting & News
Jang Hyuk considering lead role in IRIS 2
by | September 14, 2012 | 55 Comments
Really, IRIS 2 is happening after all? They’ve been talking of this for years, but nothing ever came of it and I thought the idea had been shelved. But the latest news is that the drama sequel to 2009’s action-thriller is (back?) in pre-production and courting Jang Hyuk (Tree With Deep Roots, Chuno) as the... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #5
by | February 25, 2011 | 117 Comments
Time for another podcast! Here’s Numero 5… In which javabeans and girlfriday discuss: our Dream High–My Princess bet; the upcoming 49 Days; Return of Iljimae, how we miss it, and Jung Il-woo’s Mane of Glory; our issues with Athena and IRIS; My Princess, cuteness, and the dullness of bad villains; Dream High, its awesomeness, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
The IRIS franchise keeps chugging along
by | February 14, 2011 | 52 Comments
A hit drama series. A not-quite-hit spinoff drama series. An upcoming sequel drama series. A movie version for the original. A movie version to the spinoff. A sequel drama series for the spinoff series. Overseas broadcasts and OST concerts. Where’s the end for the spy-action IRIS franchise? I find it pretty amazing (astounding, really) that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim So-yeon confirms Athena
by | November 5, 2010 | 96 Comments
Kim So-yeon has confirmed her guest stint on highly-anticipated IRIS spin-off Athena: Goddess of War. Round of applause! She’ll be reprising her IRIS role as kickass Northern intelligence agent Kim Sun-hwa, and will be joined by her commanding officer Park Chul-young, played by the awesome Kim Seung-woo. These two were the runaway stars of IRIS... More »

Drama Casting & News
IRIS agent(s) to return for Athena
by | August 2, 2010 | 27 Comments
I say agent(s) because as soon as a slew of articles hit the net announcing this news, there was a contradictory one from Kim So-yeon‘s representatives denying it. First, the news: Two of IRIS‘s stars, Kim So-yeon and Kim Seung-woo, have reportedly signed on to reprise their characters in Athena. This comes despite the fact... More »

Drama Casting & News
IRIS 2 to follow Athena in 2011
by | April 20, 2010 | 42 Comments
Although Athena: Goddess of War has been called IRIS 2, producers have specified that Athena is merely an IRIS spinoff, not a sequel. In actuality, another series bearing the title IRIS 2 is being produced as a separate drama and will be a true sequel. All three series — IRIS, IRIS 2, Athena — are... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won denies IRIS 2 reports
by | March 19, 2010 | 82 Comments
Hm, conflicting reports on this one. Although a few news outlets have reported that Ha Ji-won would take the lead in the IRIS sequel drama, Athena, the actress’s side has come out to say that this isn’t the case. On the 19th, it was reported that the Taewon Entertainment CEO had said that they were... More »

Drama Casting & News
IRIS 2 unveils its leads
by | March 2, 2010 | 155 Comments
Well well, now. Producers have announced the two lead stars of its anticipated IRIS 2: Hallyu star Jung Woo-sung and rising actor Cha Seung-won. The drama which will be produced under the title Athena, which is an international terrorist organization that provides the conflict in the sequel. Jung plays the good guy, while Cha is... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episodes 19-20 (Final)
by | February 21, 2010 | 105 Comments
I thought a long time about how I wanted to start off this last recap for IRIS: First off, I want to thank javabeans for giving me this opportunity to write a recap and contribute to her site. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity as an avid fan of her site and as a... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episode 18
by | February 11, 2010 | 10 Comments
Just when you thought things could only get better, it only drastically goes wrong. Why, you ask? Well, of course! – We have two more episodes! (I promise – two-episode recap next time!) Therefore – we need a few more problems and obstacles before we bring the series to an end. And so, let’s get... More »