Title: 아이리스 시즌2 / IRIS 2
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2013-Feb-13 to 2013-Apr-18
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Related Series : IRIS Series


The story take place three years after the the death of Hyun Joon in IRIS I. It will reveal mystery surrounding Hyun Joon’s death and Baek San (Kim Young Chul), who has been arrested for being active in the secret organization IRIS. It will also outline the story of mysterious group, who controlled everything through Baek San.

Yoo Gun (Jang Hyuk) will plays the team leader of the NSS and Ji Soo Yeon (Lee Da Hae) plays an Olympic gold medalist shooter who turned into spy sniper. Meanwhile, Yoo Joong Won (Lee Bum Soo) plays a formal spy for North Korea and Choi Min (Oh Yun Soo) will plays the newly appointed deputy director of the NSS. At the same time, Seo Hyun Woo (Yoon Doo Joon) will plays a perfect agent and Yoon Si Hyuk (Lee Joon) will plays the computer genius in NSS’ Command Center. Kim Yeon Hwa (Im Soo Hyang) will plays a killer in IRIS 2.



Jang Hyuk as Yoo Gun
Park Gun Tae as Yoo Gun (Young)
Lee Da Hae as Ji Soo Yeon
Kim So Hyun as Soo Yeon (Young)
Oh Yun Soo as Choi Min
Yoon Doo Joon as Seo Hyun Woo
Lee Joon as Yoon Shi Hyuk
Kim Il Woo as Kang Chul Hwan
Baek Seung Hyun as Kang Byung Jin
Sung Dong Il as Park Joon Han (ep.1-2)
Yoon Joo Sang as Oh Hyun Kyu
Jun Jae Hyung as Pyo Jin Hwan
Cha Hyun Jung as Yoo Hae Young (NSS Dispatch Team Leader)
Lee Seung Hak as Kim Ji Hun
Kim Hyung Gon as Song Young Min
Lee Jae Hoon as NSS agent

North Korea Party

Lee Bum Soo as Yoo Joong Won
Kim Seung Woo as Park Chul Young
Yoon So Yi as Park Tae Hee
Park Jung Won as North Korean agent (Park Chul Young’s servant)


Kim Gab Soo as Mr. Black
Kim Young Chul as Baek San (NSS vice-director)
Jung Suk Won as Baek San (Young)
Im Soo Hyang as Kim Yun Hwa
David Mclnnics as Ray (IRIS Operations Team Leader)
Yoon Joo Hee as Lee Soo Jin (NSS Secretary)
Kim Ji Min as Jamie
Go Yoon as Yoo Jin


Lee Jung Gil as Jo Myung Ho
Jo Sung Ha as Ha Seung Jin
Yoo Min as Rie
Joo Jin Mo as Ha Jae Yong
Lee Bo Hee as Jung Soo Min
– Na Yeon as Soo Min (young)
Kim Ki Yul as bakery staff (Oh Hyun Kyu’s nephew)
Park Sang Wook as Chinese dealer of firearm transactions (ep.1)
Jung Joon Ho as Jin Sa Wo (cameo)
Kim So Yun as Kim Sun Hwa (cameo)
Kim Jung Wook as Yo Han (ep. 13-14)
Jun Jin Gi as Phillip (ep.17)
Kang Shin Hyo as Jang Cheol

Production Credits

Production Company: Taewon Entertainment
Director: Pyo Min Soo, Kim Tae Hoon
Screenwriter: Jo Kyu Won

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2013-02-13 1 17.0 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd) 14.4 (6th) 15.3 (3rd)
2013-02-14 2 15.0 (6th) 16.9 (5th) 12.4 (12th) 12.0 (9th)
2013-02-20 3 12.2 (11th) 13.2 (7th) 10.8 (15th) 10.7 (15th)
2013-02-21 4 11.7 (14th) 12.9 (9th) 10.7 (15th) 10.5 (12th)
2013-02-27 5 11.6 (13th) 13.5 (5th) 10.1 (12th) 10.0 (11th)
2013-02-28 6 10.8 (15th) 12.1 (10th) 10.1 (15th) 10.1 (14th)
2013-03-06 7 11.1 (11th) 12.0 (6th) 9.4 (15th) 9.3 (17th)
2013-03-07 8 11.2 (14th) 12.4 (8th) 9.5 (17th) 9.8 (14th)
2013-03-13 9 10.6 (15th) 11.6 (6th) 10.0 (13th) 9.6 (11th)
2013-03-14 10 9.7 (16th) 10.4 (9th) 10.0 (12th) 9.5 (13th)
2013-03-20 11 10.4 (13th) 12.0 (6th) 9.5 (15th) 9.0 (13th)
2013-03-21 12 10.6 (13th) 11.3 (7th) 10.5 (12th) 10.2 (12th)
2013-03-27 13 10.6 (12th) 11.8 (6th) 9.6 (11th) 9.4 (11th)
2013-03-28 14 10.4 (15th) 11.9 (8th) 10.3 (14th) 10.2 (14th)
2013-04-03 15 10.6 (10th) 11.3 (6th) 10.2 (9th) 10.3 (8th)
2013-04-04 16 11.3 (9th) 12.5 (6th) 11.1 (7th) 10.9 (8th)
2013-04-10 17 10.5 (10th) 11.3 (6th) 9.7 (12th) 9.6 (11th)
2013-04-11 18 9.8 (16th) 10.4 (10th) 8.2 8.7 (18th)
2013-04-17 19 8.8 (14th) 9.2 (11th) 9.7 (10th) 10.7 (9th)
2013-04-18 20 10.5 (12th) 11.4 (7th) 10.4 (12th) 10.7 (11th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


– Filming began shooting in Budapest, Hungary on 21/November/2012. The Hungarian staff from “IRIS I” series and the staff from “Die Hard 5″ has joined the production team of “IRIS 2″ in Hungary.

– Shooting moved to Angkor Wat, Cambodia on December/2012. IRIS 2 is the first production to shoot in Angkor Wat since Hollywood film “Tomb Rider” and the first ever Korean production to shoot there. The Angkor Wat scene features Yoo Joong Won (Lee Bum Soo) and Kim Yeon Hwa (Im Soo Hyang) meeting for the first time.


Related Photo

Official Site

Trailer @ KBS Drama Awards

The New K7 – IRIS 2 Unveiling

KIA K3 Advertisement by Lee Da Hae in IRIS 2

Trailer I & Trailer II

5 Minutes Highlight

OST (Part 1)

Watch Online in Viki.com

Watch Online in Dramafever.com

213 Responses to “IRIS 2”

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  1. 101
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @KDaddict All I just want to say are RATINGS are important for us foreign viewers to categorically analyze K-drama series whether we are right or wrong on our first impression after we saw all its episodes afterwards.

    If I see a drama with low ratings, my impression would be is, “this must be a boring drama”. But if I saw drama with high or very high ratings, then my mind would say, “Spectacular, this must have been a very good drama.” That’s what I am emphasizing with this matter even though there are FEW underrated drama with HIGH QUALITY. But I can’t mention them right now, I don’t have it in my mind. Can you name some?

    The bottomline is RATINGS ARE IMPORTANT, some for me as the basis to include in my list.

    As to Reply 1997 ratings which I consider as irrelevant, what I mean with this one is if we will compare it to other drama being shown by 3 big networks in SK, it’s now irrelevant, coz the way their viewership ratings were achieved are different, one is on free air TV, the other one is Pay per view or via cable . They are basically if we compare it to movies are INDIE FILMS.

    If I see ratings as a simple way of appreciating good quality dramas, then I would mind if I can be described as a simple-minded person. After all I’m just a simple K-drama viewer. :)

  2. 102
    eny Says:

    I don’t watch drama because of the rating but from the synopsis. Most of good rating drama is good but sometimes I enjoy low rating drama more.
    I didn’t enjoy TMES and Briliance Legacy but I like drama with low rating like Wild romance, Madam Butterfly n Bad Love

  3. 103
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    I enjoyed so far dramas with high ratings. and Wild Romance, Mischievous Kiss, Love Rain, Marry Me Mary which have very low are kind of boring series, simple and just sorry bad series.

  4. 104
    eny Says:

    Mischievous Kiss, Love Rain, Marry Me Mary I don’t like it too, but different with Wild romance Ilike the comedic part and the suspense part for people who like comedy may be they don’t like when this drama chang to suspense. I like all genre drama and the acting is good. I drop some drama with good story but the acting is bad

  5. 105
    eny Says:

    I don’t like two good rating drama TMETS and brillian legacy because there’s nothing special about the story. The child story of TMETS actually good just in grow up version hard to enjoy it

  6. 106
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @envy I strongly agree. Brilliant Legacy fires me up. TMETS as what you said has good track for the child stage but after they grew up I DISLIKE the ACTING of Han Ga In and the “ghost” character of the 2nd female lead and slight dislike of Kim Soo Hyun while I believe Jung Ill Woo acted with justice but ended dead on the last episode. What a fool scene it was!

    For Brilliant Legacy, I really don’t have negative feedback with this one coz it quite gives me fires for entertaining. LSG and HHJ acted well. The 2nd lead also did his part well, Moon Chae Won even strikes me with a good remark and her mother was effective as its antagonist. Can you explain to me your dislikes about this drama? :)

    Oh my we are off topic. Originally, I was just comparing ratings between IRIS 1 and IRIS 2, and now it became a general discussion of K-drama with their ratings. :)

  7. 107
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @envy omitted word error “I strongly agree’ should have been “I strongly disagree” :)

  8. 108
    eny Says:

    For Brillian legacy I just don’t see there’s something new in the story, the story is just usual i didn’t say it bad, it just standart story nothing special. The most interesting charracter for me is moon chae won.
    I didn’t see iris 1 try to watch it 2 ep but didn’t find something that make me wanna watch it again. I’m interested with iris 2 but haven’t watch it yet may be after many episode. I find that most action drama doesn’t have a good story, I don’t like city hunter too, too much slow motion and I didn’t get the emotion

  9. 109
    Iris2 Says:


    I don’t depend myself on the ratings,cos there are also dramas with low ratings but very entertaining and with good storyline example Arang and the Magistrate…it really doesn’t mean it’s high ratings it’s also nice…cos I personally don’t like TMETS…I only like the child’s part :)I don’t even like Innocent Man even it has high ratings cos I find I Miss You too way better…

  10. 110
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @Iris2 Well we have different tastes but all I know is that TV Series with high ratings so far that I already watched did not upset me at all.

    You don’t like Innocent, I super like it.
    You don’t like TMETS, I like it even if the ending sucks.
    You like Arang, I neither Like it or dislike it but that series was boring. (I FINISHED IT HUH)

    We only have one common factor, and that’s I Miss You. It started with low ratings, at middle with high ratings and at the end with mediocre ratings.

    I did not say that low ratings have low quality. All that im stressing is ratings are practically IMPORTANT.

  11. 111
    Iris2 Says:


    You’ve got your point there usually series with high ratings definitely has a great story but TMETS? I don’t really like it when the kids grew up…yes I don’t like Innocent Man it made me sleep but anyway you’re right we do have different taste…but this one Iris2 I like it a lot cos my 2 favourite actors Jang Hyuk and Lee Bum Soo are here.So, I don’t really care about the ratings as long as I like the actors :)I’m also totally hooked with TWTWB!

  12. 112
    Verra Says:

    Cant wait for this drama :)

  13. 113
    Eliza Says:

    Truce! – just enjoy the shows you personally like!!!

    There’s no general “good” or “bad”. Everything has its flaws. It depends on your peronal scale and it depends on what makes you happy:
    – some love their “star” – indifferent what role she/ he is playing,
    – some love great written storys, which do make sense in the end,
    – some are into well acted characters,
    – some prefer shows, who try to deliver the whole package,
    – some prefer to depend on ratings, others don’t, etc.
    If you enjoy sth, it dosen’t really matter why. And it’s nobodys business to criticize you for your taste or what ever draws you to a certain show. Just state your opinion (supported by some reasons or examples) and hopefully no one will bite your head off. At the end of the day it’s all about the exchange of ideas and not to convince sb that her/his opinion is wrong.

    Therefore, why soooooooo many posts about how important ratings are?
    @Kurayuzaki666, it’s your cup of tea, that’s fine! But it’s also ok to state “I don’t care about ratings” or even ” they annoy me”. As well as it’s ok to say “this actor/script/drama/ etc. annoys me”. Free expression!

  14. 114
    Iris2 Says:

    @Kurayuzaki666 #101

    I can name you one drama that has been UNDERRATED and that’s Arang and the Magistrate :) you want me to tell you the OVERRATED dramas?it’s definitely TMETS and Innocent Man :)

    There you have it.

    As long as I like the actors no matter how low the ratings are,I’m going watch it…there are high ratings and yet you don’t like the actors?I don’t think I can force myself to watch the drama…for me actors,storyline and genres are IMPORTANT.So,it’s a matter of taste and likes.

    I like IRIS2 cos I love Jang Hyuk and Lee Bum Soo they NEVER disappoint me!Definitely, I don’t care the ratings of IRIS2 :)guess your rooting for TWTWB, right?I like it too cos I like Jo In Sung.

  15. 115
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @Eliza may you first read my comments first. From the very start I was just stressing ratings are important. And ratings between IRIS 1 and IRIS 2 are relatively different. 1 has high ratings, 2 has mediocre ratings, therefore I commented that perhaps the quote “Most Part 2 are bad or worse” compare to the original.

    I AM NOT FIGHTING OR ARGUING WHETHER THIS DRAMA IS BAD OR GOOD. I was just comparing their ratings (IRIS & 2). You sound angry and you seemed annoyed but I TELL YOU, You shouldn’t be like that especially in forums or this kind of thread. QUALITY, RATINGS, PERFORMANCE are all accepted in this kind of forums.

    DID I OFFEND SOMEONE HERE? NONE AT ALL. We (KDaddict, Iris2, eny) have quite ood conversations of our distinct tastes in dramas or ratings. READ ALL OUR COMMENTS.

    If you love this drama, then appreciate this. But I NEVER CRITICIZE THE QUALITY OF THIS DRAMA. I was just mentioning a quote with a question.

    @Iris 2 Arang is underrated? I don’t think so maybe because it has mediocre ratings? But honestly, I watch that series and from my previous comment I described it as BORING.

    DON’T you worry @Eliza i won’t be here anymore to avoid someone like you. So sad for this kind of people. :(

  16. 116
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    Lastly @Iris2 yes TWTWB is daebak so far. I love the story. See you there in their thread. I’ll be posting my thoughts there. I’ll be out in this drama thread today. See you there. Hope IRIS 2 will bring us jam-packed action!. :)

  17. 117
    Eliza Says:


    I’m really sorry, if I offended you! I didn’t wanted to! I just said my personal opinion. Please accept my apologies.
    I think you misunderstood me, because I’m not able to express myself properly just by writting. I couldn’t transmit what I meant.

    By the way, I wasn’t angry at all! I was just completely irritated by the comments about “ratings”, the intense advocacy for it and (ultimately) the link to quality.

    Since I’m a quite reader for some time now, it’s just fair, that I become quite again and you all continue as before :-)
    Sorry again.

  18. 118
    MISA Says:

    I agree with Kurayuzaki666. Knowing this drama, IRIS II as the hightest cost of production for Korean drama we have at least te right to expect greatest acting, special effects …
    However seeing the ratings which are prettly low, you can tell that’s not the case.

    Of course, to each it’s own but there has always being a major scenario approved by a MAJORITY. If not, why shows such as miami expert, hawai 5.0 , walking dead and other american series are so famous all around the world and therefore get such high ratings ?
    Producers know what the public wants to see et likes to see, that is why they hope the largest ratings as possible which is a sign of approval.
    Now, seeing such low ratings, you can tell they failed so people disapprove of the cast, the acting, the scenario ?

    By example, I am actually seeing horse doctor and the rating are excellent (2nd) (3rd) place and I saw queen seon duk with ratings such as 1th from episode 1 to 62 . They are excellent dramas and looks like people enjoyed it like I did.

    I will pick another and last example : level 7 civil servant . The first episodes were pretty funny and had high ratings (3rd) (4rd) .
    I didn’t like the female lead but kept watching. After episode 5 I stopped. !why? Because I couldn’t stand her ( she is acting like a 12 years old girl) and there was no comedy anymore which is supposed to be to core in this drama. And guess what ?! I just look and the ratings dropped at episode 7 and they are (12th) (13th).

    So, I will not say I have the same taste as Korean people but looks like the thing those dramas like IRIS 2 and level 7 civil servant lack which is valued worldwide still weigh a lot and this is QUALITY.

  19. 119
    Xcurior Says:

    I agree, the ratings are also very important for me and are what guide me to watch a particular drama — I am rarely disappointed by high-rated drama’s. I’m sure some great lower rated drama’s pass under the radar, but a lot of them seem to have a very conditional viewership — depending on the viewer, it could be great or unexciting. I’ve enjoyed a few recommendations from my friends in Korea here studying on exchange — such as the medical drama “White Tower.” It’s almost impossible to find through a google search for “korean medical drama’s” without knowing the name of it itself. I didn’t realize it was so unpopular because I absolutely loved it to pieces — the ending was incredibly touching and I enjoyed that drama more than many top rated ones I’ve seen.

    So I understand the viewpoint that rating isn’t what’s important; however, it nevertheless is an excellent way to have a good idea that you’ll like or dislike a drama. So many times I’ve been disappointed and quit watching a drama, I really hate going through that experience.

  20. 120
    jenn Says:

    great drama, loved ep 01. so many beautiful sets and backgrounds … just finished ep 04 http://koreandramaseries.net/iris-2-%ec%95%84%ec%9d%b4%eb%a6%ac%ec%8a%a4-%ec%8b%9c%ec%a6%8c2-ep-04/

  21. 121
    Cattus Mulier Says:

    Hiya there!Can I butt in?IMO,there are lots of low rated dramas that I enjoyed alot…Like Queen Inhyun’s Man,I Do2,Flower Boy Ramyun,Me Too Flower,King2hearts,Big and alot more…because I like the actors…There are some high rated dramas but I don’t like it,cos I don’t like the actors and genre especially if it’s medical unless I like the actors then I’ll watch it!

    So,for me I don’t really mind the ratings as long as I’m enjoying watching the drama…

    Though,there are high rated dramas that I love so much that I can’t get over and would love to rewatch it again like Queen Seon Duk,Legend,Jumong,Giant,and a lot more!

    So,if it is the drama of my favorite actors like Lee Jun Ki,Hyun Bin,Park Shi Hoo, Jang Hyuk,Lee Bum Soo,Song Seung Hun,Jung Il Woo,Lee Dong Wook,Jang Dong Gun,Kim Ji Hun,Kim Jae Won,Cha Seung Won,Joo Jin Mo,Jung Woo Sung,Gong Yoo,Kim Sun Ah,Gong Hyo Jin,Lee Yo Won,Ha Ji Won,Song Hye Jin!Then count me in!Even their dramas has low ratings I’m still going to watch it~^^


  22. 122
    sanchan Says:

    well for me to start watching new dramas, rating is the second most important. the first thing is I should read the comment box, yeah, what you guys say

  23. 123
    eny Says:

    @ Misa
    I laugh because of Level 7 civil servant and still until ep 11,every episode there’s always funny side event in the most intense part. IN EP 7 this drama still no 2 in wed-thurs in the same time, it count 13th or 14th compare to whole day rating program.
    Rating/Popularity doesn’t always same with quality. If you see many movie festival even oscar the winner mostly not really popular. We see Spiderman or James Bond, did they win oscar? many thing affect the popularity

  24. 124
    Vi Says:

    God. They should really stop making spinoffs of the series. It`s just another money-making scheme. The script is inconsistent, the romance seems forced and there is no charisma. I`m a total fan of Jang Hyuk, but here, he really falls flat. There`s none of that rugged charm. It all just seems cheesy. It`s disappointing.

    And then there`s Lee Da Hae. Her character seems to exist just for the sake of being the love interest. What`s worse is that the romance seems fake and over-the-top dramatic. They seem to be skipping on the beach more than they actually do their freaking job of protecting national security. (I know it`s just a drama but STILL.) She’s gotten more interesting after the time skip but idk, it’s too soon to tell.

    OH, and that third-wheel other perfecto NSS guy is the worst. The hell is wrong with his voice, anyway?! I cringe every time he speaks. In fact, at one point, I just turned off the sound entirely while he was talking for a particularly long time. God. He should just… leave.

    What did I liked was Yeon Hwa (Im Soo Hyang) and Joong Won (Lee Bum Soo) though. Joong Won manages to be comical and tragic, at the same time. I love their interactions, and Yeon Hwa is a total badass. I mean, it figures. Her sister was my favourite character is IRIS, after all. And after Seon Hwa`s disappointingly short appearance in ATHENA, I`m eager to see how everything will unfold. Heh. Heh. Heh.

    Oh, and Kim Seung Woo is still great. I like him. New NSS Director lady seems cool as well. And that old forensics guy is still hilarious. The other staff is basically composed of starlet wannabees that can’t act for shit. Especially that guy with the earrings. Ugh.

    Anyway, end rant/. Haha, despite all my complaining, I`ll probably keep watching it. Lol. That`s what usually happens. Well, we’ll see.

  25. 125
    KDaddict Says:

    Ep 5, 6:
    This weeks eps are exciting IMO. I’m glad that they find the mole quickly. But the Director should eat humble pie for being the conduit for the leak!
    So Baek San is Jung Team Jang’s father? Wow! Does Baek San know that? Is that why he is so revealing w Jung?
    And Iris is both seriously sick n brilliant in capturing Jung n using his amnesia to turn him into a killing machine working for them. When NSS finds out, it’s going to throw them into chaos! Exciting!
    I find Yoon Doo Joon to be doing a credible job; nothing extraordinary, but not bad.
    Lee Joon finally appears for 4 secs.

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