(Drama) Athena : Goddess of War

18 Feb


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TV Show: Athena: Goddess of War
Revised romanization: Atena: Jeonjaengui Yeosin
Hangul: 아테나: 전쟁의 여신
Director: Kim Myun-Joon, Kim Tae-Hoon, Hwang Jung-HyunHwang
Writer: Kim Hyun-Joon, Yoo Nam-Gyung
Network: SBS
Episodes: 20
Release Date: December 13, 2010 —
Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Cast
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
Kim Min Jong as Kim Ki Soo
Choi Si Won as Kim Joon Ho
Lee Bo Young as Jo Soo Young
Lee Jung Gil as Jo Myung Ho
Kim Seung Woo as Park Chul Young
Kim So Yun as Kim Sun Hwa
Yoo Dong Geun as Kwon Yong Gwan
Son Ji Hoon (손지훈) as Hong Jin Suk
Kim Young Ae as Choi Jin Hee
Lee Han Wie
Yoo Tae Woong
Sean Richard
Bang Kil Seung (방길승)
BoA as female singer (cameo)
Girls’ Generation (cameo)
Chu Sung Hoon (cameo)
Ryu Dam (cameo)
Oh Chang Suk

Plot
Sometime in the near future, the Korean peninsula attempts to reunify. The South Korean government, which needs enormous funds for the unification to succeed, develops a landmark new technology called the TWR. The TWR is a high speed nuclear reactor and other countries want the technology.

To prevent terror in the aftermath of the TWR breakthrough, the government establishes a new organization named NTS (National Anti-Terror Service). Jung-Woo (Jung Woo-Sung) is transferred to the NTS group from the NIS. He’s excited about the transfer and hopes to live the life of a real agent, but then discovers his main responsibility is to watch North Korean defectors.

One day, Jung-Woo is given the order to travel to Italy to track terrorists from North Korea. Jung-Woo goes to Italy with Ki-Soo (Kim Min-Jong). Ki-Soo is a former North Korean agent who has defected to South Korea. Ki-Soo’s specialty is information on the European region. Up until now, Ki-Soo was one of the North Korean defectors that Jung-Woo had to monitor.

While in Italy, Soo-Young (Lee Bo-Young), the daughter of the South Korean President Jo Myeong-Ho (Lee Jeong-Kil), is kidnapped by terrorists. To solve the case the Korean government sends additional NTS agents including Jae-Hee (Lee Ji-A) to Italy. The NTS agents are able to negotiate with the terrorists, but during their negotiations Hye-In (Su-Ae) suddenly appears. Jung-Woo and the other agents are surprised. Hye-In works as a guide at the exhibition hall in the NIS building. Jung-Woo has always held strong feelings towards Hye-In, but he has never expressed his feelings towards her. Following Hye-In, Son-Hyuk (Cha Seung-Won), the chief of the East Asia branch of Department of Homeland Security in the U.S., suddenly appears as well. The NTS agents are mystified by their appearance.

Jung-Woo learns that there is a secret “solutions” group within the NTS whose sole responsibility is to solve problems that others agencies can not. More surprisingly, Hye-In is part of that group.

Other mysterious cases start to occur and Jung-Woo’s intuition leads him to believe that there is unfathomable conspiracy occurring to rearrange the power structure of the entire world. That conspiracy is led by Athena.

What is the real identity of Athena and what does Hye-In and Son-Hyuk hide in their NTS “solutions” group?

Source : asianmediawiki.com
koreandrama.org

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One Response to “(Drama) Athena : Goddess of War”

  1. Andrew May 6, 2011 at 3:19 AM #

    Athena is a far cry from the shows I normally watch and yet (or maybe partially because of it) I love it! I only just started watching it recently too. I never thought I’d like a show where I had to read subtitles. But this one is well worth it. I stumbled on it while browsing dishonline which is a live streaming site set up by my employer, DISH Network. You can check it our here http://bit.ly/dJzWgo it has a massive amount of free content, a lot of it available even if you’re not a DISH customer so it’s definitely worth checking out. I’m glad I was browsing it, otherwise I’d never have come across this show.

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