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Title: 베토벤 바이러스 / Beethoven Virus
Chinese title : 贝多芬病毒
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 18
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2008-Sep-10 to 2008-Nov-12
Air time: Wednesday & Thursdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)


Kang Gun Woo is an orchestra conductor in his 40’s. He is an elite workaholic conductor who has a very bad reputation. He is known as someone who will do absolutely anything in order to create the very best music. However, due to his self-righteous and stubborn personality he thinks that only his thoughts are correct which makes him unable to form good relationships with those around him. He meets Du Ru Mi, a violinist, and a trumpet player who has the same name as him, and together they form a love triangle.


Kim Myung Min as Kang Gun Woo (Conductor)
Lee Ji Ah as Du Ru Mi (Violin)
Jang Geun Suk as Kang Gun Woo (Trumpet)

Extended Cast

Lee Soon Jae as Kim Gab Yong (Oboe)
Hyun Jyu Ni as Ha Yi Deun (Flute)
Song Ok Sook as Jung Hee Yun (Cello)
Park Chul Min as Bae Yong Gi (Trumpet)
Jung Suk Yong as Park Hyuk Kwon (Double Bass)
Lee Bong Gyu as Park Jin Man
Kim Young Min as Jung Myung Hwan
Jo Se Eun as Kim Joo Yeon
Park Eun Joo as Kim Joo Hee
Jung Suk Yong as Park Hyuk Kwon
Lee Han Wie as Kang Chun Bae
Park Gil Soo as Kim Kye Jang
Hwang Young Hee as Hyuk Kwon Cheo
Yum Dong Hun as professor
Lee Young Suk
Jo Seung Yun
Park Sung Taek as Journalist

Production Credits

Producer: Lee Jae Gyu
Screenwriters: Hong Jin Ah & Hong Ja Ram

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2008-09-10 1 15.7 (3rd) 17.1 (3rd)
2008-09-11 2 11.4 (10th) 11.9 (8th)
2008-09-17 3 12.7 (7th) 13.3 (7th)
2008-09-18 4 14.6 (8th) 16.2 (6th)
2008-09-24 5 18.0 (2nd) 19.3 (2nd)
2008-09-25 6 16.8 (4th) 18.1 (2nd)
2008-10-01 7 19.8 (2nd) 21.5 (2nd)
2008-10-02 8 17.4 (4th) 18.8 (2nd)
2008-10-08 9 18.4 (2nd) 19.8 (2nd)
2008-10-09 10 17.7 (2nd) 18.9 (2nd)
2008-10-16 11 20.2 (2nd) 21.8 (2nd)
2008-10-22 12 19.2 (3rd) 21.1 (3rd)
2008-10-23 13 18.5 (2nd) 19.9 (2nd)
2008-10-29 14 19.2 (2nd) 20.6 (2nd)
2008-10-30 15 19.7 (2nd) 20.7 (2nd)
2008-11-05 16 20.7 (2nd) 22.2 (2nd)
2008-11-06 17 19.5 (3rd) 20.8 (3rd)
2008-11-12 18 20.3 (2nd) 22.2 (2nd)
2008-11-13 Special 13.9 -

Source: TNS Media Korea


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194 Responses to “Beethoven Virus”

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  1. 151
    via Says:

    just finished watched this drama, very entertaining and it makes me love Classical music.. but I could’nt find the last episode (Special) from this drama,does anybody know about it???

  2. 152
    wilma Says:

    Great story…never a dull moment….
    Remarkable performance by 3 main actor and actress….
    Musicality at its best….wish to have more like this …
    Or better yet a real musical like GLEE…..
    That would be a fresh eyesight…hahahah…
    Jang geun suk is damn handsome here than in ‘he’s beautiful…as for me.
    Love this….
    aja aja fighting c:

  3. 153
    Simone Says:

    I’m in episode 11 now… It’s one of the very best dramas I’ve ever watched. A great and unusual storyline, great music, and the great acting skill- especially the one of Kim Myung Min..

  4. 154
    weekender Says:

    i’m interested in getting the song of “Dream of Swan”. the song is so inspiring and really represent the member of the orchestra. just saw the video on youtube but still can’t get the song (did the searching on google).

  5. 155
    Ata Says:

    I Really love this drama,,great story, beautiful musics, great actors and actress..
    it’s inspiring me to love classical musics…

  6. 156
    Casey Says:

    Spent my whole Sunday evening watching this great drama, just finished Ep 10. This drama makes u want to continue watching again & again… Love the cast, the music… to be honest, the classical orchestra did not only move the audience in the drama, but also the viewers in front of the TV (i.e. Us). I think i’m in love.

  7. 157
    pandora Says:

    people, watch this drama! so worth it!

  8. 158
    Haitao Tcheng Says:

    I love this drama, enjoyed it very much which included beautiful music. Keep it up!

  9. 159
    ok Says:

    Must watch drama – Gumiho – Tale of a Fox child. – The picture look scary but actually the drama is not scary but exciting. The actors and actresses including the kids all acted very very well.
    Jung Kyu & Yeon Yi met the 1st time & catching fire flies at the river side – so sweet
    My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (a comedy) – also very nice.

  10. 160
    myr Says:

    Goosebumps (-;
    Simply one of the very best, a masterpiece!

  11. 161
    bee Says:

    You are great!!!
    love you,, >_<

  12. 162
    mekjah Says:

    must watch drama..
    i love this drama so much…
    great actor/actress
    great song..and everything was so great for this drama…
    jang geun suk..u look very hensom in this drama…

  13. 163
    toh quan ming Says:

    I love this drama because i like LJA very much as the idol.

  14. 164
    anna Says:

    i hate myself for not watching this drama right away….coz i thought the main actor looks matured…..at first i decided to watch this because of Jang Geun Suk…but now I’m torn between the two actors….I’m beginning to love Kim Myung Min….what a man! Thumbs up!

  15. 165
    happy Says:

    what happened in the end??? i’m VERY curious:)
    PEOPLE!!! after watching this, if u like jang geun suk, watch you’re beautiful, SUPER NICE:)

  16. 166
    happy Says:

    What happened in the end??? VERY CURIOUS….

  17. 167
    blackitty Says:

    I really like the drama, im currently watching episode 10, but I must be hones i just want to kill du ru mi, i hate her with all my soul, for a moment i even thounght of stop watching it because of her but I love Jang Geun Suk too much to stop watching the drama, I mean he is just an amazing good looking actor, I fell in love with him again because of this drama, but i just don’t get how du ru mi can be such a horrible person, not that i don’t like the idea of her and the conductor together (well to be honest he deserves someone better than her), I really don’t mind them being together, what I cant stand is her actitude, if she liked the conductor why not just saying so instead of playing around with JGS feelings.

  18. 168
    lovegeunsuk Says:

    i love this drama so muchhh….kang gun woo, du ru mi, kang mae, u al do the great job…

  19. 169
    may Says:

    one of my fav drama…love u jang geun suk..

  20. 170
    indah Says:


  21. 171
    disha Says:

    Kim Myung-Min…. GREAT —-

  22. 172
    naf Says:

    really love this drama…jang geun suk….u r so great..

  23. 173
    Violet Says:

    i never watch this drama yet.. start digging coz of JGS.. 🙂 can anyone tell me whether he’s the lead or 2nd hero in this drama?

  24. 174
    Heidi Says:

    @violet! JKS ‘s a 2 lead for this drama.He acted so well .I’m also love his short hair too ,he ‘s good looking .This drama it classic music .Anyway try to watch it when you have time !

  25. 175
    Andy (from Singapore) Says:

    I got to know this movie through SNSD Kim Tae Yeon singing the OST “Can you hear me”.

    Its was a great movie! Really hope there will be part 2 coming up.

  26. 176
    eri Says:

    I watched this drama because of Jang Geun Suk ,and I liked it. It worth your time.

  27. 177
    Lorem Says:

    So I’m watching and Yu Ri’s character is falling for the cold, narcissist, love-bereft conductor. I’m thinking.. what the…!! Click.

    A pity cos I really like cast.

  28. 178
    jacjac Says:

    as i continue watching, oddly i was beginning to like the nasty kang gun woo more than the goodie kang gun woo…he’s cool but yet there’s another beautiful side to the man and as the story goes, the better him begins to unfold…

    you’ll like him too like the rashful du ru mi…i guess we can relate to her in someway in our daily lives 😉

  29. 179
    mylz Says:

    Bethoven virus…hmmmm its really like a virus that will crash your emotion..the cast did justicefor thier role awesome story line..
    Kim Myung Min as Kang Gun Woo (Conductor)-represents the classics style of music..has this hard shell personality but deep inside his a cool man and have a real guy personality.. his really in control of his life. stubborn yet unyielding; beleive in your dream and strive to achieve it no matter what. perfectionist

    Jang Geun Suk as Kang Gun Woo (Trumpet)- represents the modern generation that have this faith of being adventorous and never afraid to try new things that he thinks challegeable. A very positive mind and willing to accept failure and learn from it. Willing to sacrifice in the name of love…for his girl and for his considered brother.

    the lessons to be learned here is that the importance of valuing one’s self, respecting each other, failures are but stepping stones that helps you achieve your goals and dreams and it never is too late to dream and be what you really want to be, humility does not lessen the value of one’s pride, forgiveness, and lastly no person could live alone and be happy. Everybody needs someone to share ones triumph and failures.

  30. 180
    chrissy Says:

    started this drama cos of JGS..
    totally awesome..

  31. 181
    jane Says:

    there’s a love triangle ryt?? so who won the heart of the girl, the old one or the young man??

  32. 182
    List of Korean Drama I Have Watched « My Life My Journey Says:

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  34. 184
    Sara Quay Says:

    Very good show…highly recomended

  35. 185
    Dramaaddict Says:

    Hated Lee Ji Ah as the so called girlfriend. Thought her acting was awful.

  36. 186
    Mozhani Says:

    I see lots of korean drama,but because my love to the classic music this one was one of the best that I saw!
    Really congratulate to all of the actor & actress & all the scene man! Specially to Maestero Kang, Mr. Kim Myung Min for the best acting that I saw of him! It was so exiting for me all the scens! I wish to all of the scene man Success! Fighting 😀

  37. 187
    Sepideh Alice Says:

    I loooooooooove this Serial.


    Darling Myung min and Ji ah.

  38. 188
    dramamama Says:

    Loved this drama! Watched it 3X. Kim Myung Min is really amazing!! LeeJiAh, JangGeunSuk & the other actors/actresses were marvelous too! Really wish there’s a sequel to this great drama & this time please don’t let the characters end up so LONELY….

  39. 189
    reefa k Says:

    I watched this drama bcoz of jgs also…hahah but what happen to me…. l’ve fallen for the bad Gun Woo… too..what should i do…=)

  40. 190
    tigerb Says:

    this is really, really beautiful drama series portraying the lives of the struggling musicians, what they have to go through to achieve their dreams with passion. true artists are like that. the ensemble of a cast was excellent, am sure there were real musicians included in the cast, but did the main characters play the instruments for real? if so, i applaud them. i could not find fault with the leading actor portrayal, he was superb. jgs did a very good job here than in ‘you’re beautiful’, not sure of his ‘conducting ability’. the story is well written and i enjoyed watching this although am not classical music lover. cheers!

  41. 191
    joda Says:

    I haven’t seen it yet but i wish that it will not deceive me like some jgs’s drama >_< ill be back to give my opinion after watching it.

  42. 192
    alrisa Says:

    i never seen this drama but since i watch lee ji ah at the legend and i like her as an actress and really admire her acting at the legend so i gonna watch this drama i think this is interesting. 🙂

  43. 193
    MayaF Says:

    I miss this drama.. Great cast! Good story… Jang Geun Suk Oppa saranghae…

  44. 194
    Duygu Says:

    I hope someday Produders think to make ”Beethoven Virus 2 ”while all the players are alive…Magnificant cast Magnificant job…Best Regards from Turkey…

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