Episodes: 20

Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller, Mystery


  • Jung Woo Sung as Lee Jung Woo
  • Cha Seung Won as Son Hyuk
  • Soo Ae as Yoon Hye In
  • Lee Ji Ah as Han Jae Hee
  • SYnopsis:

    A terrorist group known as “Athena” and led by evil mastermind Son Hyuk threatens South Korea and the world. It is now up to special agent Lee Jung Woo of the National Security Agency to foil their terrifying conspiracy. Jo Soo Young, the daughter of the South Korean president, is kidnapped and hidden away in Italy. Jung Woo and his team are given the assignment to find her and bring her back.

    Credit to dramawiki


    Been doing a little injustice to this drama, since I rated it long ago, yet didn’t kind of advertise it. Lee Ji Ah is salvaging her acting career. Since her first debut, it seemed to me the roles she picked up is pretty bad, especially STYLE. But again, she is up to her peak I felt. Love her character in this drama. Though in the end, her character died. The cast is simply fabulous! Plot is also slightly better than IRIS. The impact for IRIS is WOW the first 2 episodes and then can’t sustain much, ending is like what?! ended?! Yet, Athena ending is wrapped up at least nicely. Seung Won in terms of looks convince me enough as a baddie as compared to IRIS Joon Ho. Kim Tae Hee’s character mysterious relationship with the Head of NSS isn’t as nice compared to Son Ae’s charcter and Seung Woo’s character. Even if this is a spin off, personally I felt it outshine its predecessor. Actions part is equally breathtaking. Furthermore, the addition of BoA part, is a little refresher and break from the plot.

    Similar drama: IRIS