19 July 2013

The Virus Review

Title: The Virus
Genre:  Mystery, Thriller
Episodes: 10
Broadcast period: 2013-Mar to 2013-May
Cast: Uhm Ki Joon, Lee So Jung, Lee Ki Woo, Ahn Suk Hwan, Hyun Woo and Jo Hee Bong.

When a fire breaks out at a Medical Center, and the survivor from Center dies due to illness, the people involved in the saving suddenly become infected with the same disease. In matter of three days about 34 people die and the CDC (Contagious Disease Crisis) Team are put to the task to figure out the source. When they realize that every person infected will die in short as 2-3 days’ time, the team asks to announce it as an epidemic, but due to the low death rate, and the fact that only the people who have been near the Medical Center, the higher-ups leave decide to keep it hidden. Frustrated by this Squad Leader of the CDC Lee Myung Hyun (Uhm Ki Joon) who lost his daughter due to an unknown disease tries his best finding the reason.
Trying to trace the illness they notice that a young man happens to be connected to the spread of it and seems to be immune of it. Now they have to find him and how to cure the disease, before the number of sick becomes too large…

The drama caught my interests after I entered the “Yeongasi” hype, but it didn’t really manage to reach that level. I felt that it tried too hard to become like IRIS or dramas like that, but could have become great if it didn’t try to do so. Casting wise, pretty brilliant, recognized some of them, but I didn’t feel like this drama had much acting focus, except for the lead actor.
I really spent almost 2 weeks watching this 10 episode drama, not because its bad, just not that intriguing I guess. Action/conspiracy/police/outbreak drama lovers, will absolutely adore this. I just wasn’t into it.

☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥ / 3 out of 5 hearts

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