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Athena: Goddess of War 

Athena: Jeonjaeng-ui Yeoshin (original title)
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IRIS Spin-Off about a new agency, called the National Anti-Terror Service (NTS), as they go up against another secret terrorist organization, called Athena.
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Series cast summary:
Woo-sung Jung ...  Lee Jung-Woo / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Soo Ae ...  Yoon Hye-In / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Seung-won Cha ...  Son-Hyeok / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Lee Ji-ah Lee Ji-ah ...  Han Jae-Hee 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Min-jong Kim Min-jong Kim ...  Kim Ki-Soo 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Si Won Choi ...  Kim Joon Ho / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Dong-Geun Yoo Dong-Geun Yoo ...  Director Kwon Yong-Kwan 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Yeong-ae Kim ...  Choi Jin-Hee 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Jeong-kil Lee Jeong-kil Lee ...  President Jo Myeong-Ho 17 episodes, 2010-2011
Byung-man Kim Byung-man Kim 17 episodes, 2010-2011
Dam Ryu ...  Amusement Park Shooting Gallery employee 17 episodes, 2010-2011
Sean Dulake ...  Andy 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Han-wi Lee Han-wi Lee ...  Park Sung Chul / ... 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Yun-a Oh Yun-a Oh ...  Oh Sook-Kyung 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Sung Hoon Chu Sung Hoon Chu ...  Black Agent / ... 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Ho-bin Jeong ...  Deputy Director Kang Chul Hwan / ... 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Seung-woo Kim ...  Park Cheol-yeong 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Gook-hwan Jeon ...  Han Jung Pil 9 episodes, 2010-2011
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IRIS Spin-Off about a new agency, called the National Anti-Terror Service (NTS), as they go up against another secret terrorist organization, called Athena.

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Release Date:

13 December 2010 (South Korea) See more »

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Athena: Goddess of War See more »

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Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Taewon Entertainment See more »
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Weaker than IRIS in form of suspense and drama
12 January 2012 | by Romulus-13See all my reviews

Having watched both IRIS and Athena I felt compelled to write the review for the former mentioned show.

Athena has some good action scenes, however some of them feel a bit forced and overdone. How to put it more clearly and bluntly? Some of them feel too unrealistic and you have a feeling that it is too fictitious and not believable. Same thing was present in IRIS but in much less quantity.

Next minus is the suspense. Instead of a flowing story arc there are subplots which don't fit so well one after another. They are not so compact. The transition itself is good, but after it ends you feel like it had no big impact on the story as a whole (I am referring to episodes 3 to 5).

The last great flaw is the drama, which in the absence of better description from my part is not up to par (not satisfying enough), it lacks more storytelling and exploration. The kind that was done well in its sister show IRIS.

However there are some pleasant surprises in this show and the end does have closure, although the last 10 episodes are somewhat dragged out when it comes to storytelling.

All in all I found Athena as a good, solid show which lacks some pace, suspense and more deeper drama but it makes up for it in a good measure of action, acting and immersion into its world.


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