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Lee Bum-soo Cast in Iris 2

Just in case you didn't get it from the title, Lee Bum-soo has been cast in Iris 2 . He plays a secret agent (aren't they all sort of that...?) from North Korea against the show's protagonist Yoo Gun played by Jang Hyuk. Also cast are Lee Da-hae, Kim Young-chul, Kim Seung-woo, Kim Min-jong, and Oh Yeon-soo. This makes me sad. ㅠ.ㅠ First Dr. Jin , and now this!? At least I enjoyed his movie Over my Dead Body , so I haven't been avoiding all of his projects. Anyways, I have a bad record with Korean action dramas and just don't really like them, personally. Saw half an episode of Iris , and wasted too much time on Athena. I'll probably still catch the first episode to see how it turns out, but I'm 95% sure I won't touch the thing again with a ten foot pole. Via  DKBnews

First Impressions

Monday-Tuesday: Oohlala Couple The drama sets up its characters in the beginning episodes, and gets to the main conflict right off the bat. Shin Hyun-joon's Go Soo-nam is a double-faced, chauvinistic pig who deserves a good smack-down, and Kim Jung-eun's Na Yeo-ok is the passive-aggressive housewife who should go see a psychiatrist. Neither character is perfect, though all sympathies go to the wife, and both are equally boring and unappealing. However, it's Byun Hee-bong's fate rendering old man that remains the glue for the show. He is the old man version of cupid that everyone can see and who "tsk tsk" at the foolishness of humans, but with all his bizarre and unrealistic traits, he is oddly relatable and the most enjoyable character of the bunch. Though he hardly had any screen time, Byun Hee-bong's character is like a personified version of the audience that brings in this sense of whimsy and dramatic irony. The way he shakes his head and grumbl