Posted: 25 August 2012 in Uncategorized


Title: 아이리스 / IRIS
Chinese Title : iris
Previously known as: 쉬리 / Shiri
Genre: Action, mystery, thriller, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2009-Oct-14 to 2009-Dec-17
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Related Series : Athena: Goddess of War, IRIS 2



Kim Hyun Joon is an assassin who belongs to a top secret organization known as the “NSS” whereas T.O.P is an assassin who works in another secret organization located in the United States called “IRIS” and was ordered to kill Hyun Joon. Seung Hee is a psychological analyst who plays an important role in bring Hyun Joon into the “NSS.” Jin Sa Woo is Hyun Joon’s colleague and falls in love with Seung Hee as well but keeps this to himself.


Lee Byung Hun as Kim Hyun Joon
Kim Tae Hee as Choi Seung Hee
Jung Joon Ho as Jin Sa Woo
Kim Seung Woo as Park Chul Young
Kim So Yun as Kim Sun Hwa
T.O.P as Vick
Hyun Jyu Ni as Yang Mi Jung
Yoo Min as Sato Eriko
Kim Young Chul as Baek San
Yoon Je Moon as Park Sang Hyung
Yoon Joo Sang as Oh Hyun Kyu
Lee Jung Gil as Jo Myung Ho
Jung Han Yong as Jung Hyung Joon
Na Yoon as Hwang Tae Sung
Kim Hye Jin as Yang Jung In
Myung Ji Yun as Hong Soo Jin
Miyama Karen as Yuki

Production Credits

Production Company: Taewon Entertainment
Director: Kim Kyu Tae, Yang Yoon Ho (양윤호)
Writers: Choi Wan Kyu, Kang Je Kyu
Screenwriters: Kim Jae Eun (김재은), Jo Kyu Won (조규원), Kim Hyun Joon (김현준)
Executive Producer: Choi Ji Young
Producer: Kim Young Jo


2009 KBS Drama Awards: Grand Prize (Lee Byung Hun)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Novella Drama Excellence Award – Actress (Kim Tae Hee)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Novella Drama Excellence Award – Actor (Jung Joon Ho and Kim Seung Woo)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Yoon Joo Sang)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Hee)


– Filming sites include Hungary, Russia, Japan, China and the U.S.
– The production cost for this drama is 20 million dollars, making it the most expensive Korean drama to date (10/2008).
– Japanese distribution rights for the drama series “Iris” was sold to TBS for a record ¥ 400,000,000 / ₩ 5,300,000,000 ($4.3 million USD).
– This drama is somewhat based on the film Shiri.

Episode Ratings


Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2009-10-14 1 24.5 (2nd) 25.4 (1st)
2009-10-15 2 25.3 (1st) 26.1 (1st)
2009-10-21 3 27.9 (1st) 29.3 (1st)
2009-10-22 4 26.2 (1st) 27.2 (1st)
2009-10-28 5 29.6 (1st) 30.3 (1st)
2009-10-29 6 28.9 (1st) 29.8 (1st)
2009-11-04 7 30.7 (1st) 31.1 (1st)
2009-11-05 8 30.9 (1st) 31.9 (1st)
2009-11-11 9 32.7 (1st) 33.3 (1st)
2009-11-12 10 33.7 (1st) 34.5 (1st)
2009-11-18 11 34.1 (1st) 34.9 (1st)
2009-11-19 12 31.3 (1st) 32.3 (1st)
2009-11-25 13 32.0 (1st) 32.5 (1st)
2009-11-26 14 32.5 (1st) 33.4 (1st)
2009-12-02 15 34.7 (1st) 35.5 (1st)
2009-12-03 16 35.7 (1st) 36.5 (1st)
2009-12-09 17 37.2 (1st) 39.1 (1st)
2009-12-10 18 35.7 (1st) 37.8 (1st)
2009-12-16 19 35.0 (1st) 36.4 (1st)
2009-12-17 20 39.9 (1st) 41.8 (1st)


Source: TNS Media Korea

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