Athena: Goddess of War - 아테나: 전쟁의 여신

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    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?

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    Cast
    A special agent with South Korean intelligence under the NTS (National Anti-Terror Service), Lee Jung-woo was described to be as intelligent and adaptable as the protagonist of his predecessor's series, but with the suave of James Bond.[3] Jung-woo was once an agent with the National Intelligence Service prior to being transferred to the NTS. Jung-woo is romantically involved with Hye-in.
    A survivor of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Son Hyeok rescued Hye-in when they were kids and they became close as siblings. Desiring a seat of great power and influence, Son Hyeok joined Athena some years later in attempts to fulfill his ambition and share his glory with Hye-in. Son Hyeok once worked for the CIA and is now the head of the East Asian branch of the DIS—the fictional equivalent of the United States Department of Homeland Security. By utilizing his position in the intelligence community, he is able to ensure that many of Athena's operations go unhindered as potential threats are preempted and neutralized. While often viewed as a cold-hearted and unforgiving person, he has a soft spot for Hye-in.
    Hye-In lost her family in the aforementioned riots in Los Angeles and was saved by Son Hyeok. They grew to love each other as siblings and she decided to join Athena for Son Hyeok. She later became a black agent and provided inside information as a NIS officer. After she was transferred to NTS, she continued to feed Son Hyeok intelligence about NTS's activities. However, all the killings she's done in Athena's name had worn thin on her conscience. After falling in love with Jung-Woo and her change of loyalties, she decided to stop Son-Hyeok to end the madness.
    Han Jae-hui once worked with the European branch of the NTS as well as being involved in a relationship with Jung-woo. However, their relationship was broken after her father forced Jung-Woo to choose between his career and their relationship. After departing from service abroad, she continued working intelligence in both the NIS and NTS. She would later re-join Jung-woo together in NTS; however, she often suffers in silence as her hopes of rekindling a romantic relationship with Jung-woo is dashed with Hye-in in the way. She later died after trying to stop Son Hyeok alone.
    The son of a prominent North Korean political figure, Kim Gi-soo learned numerous languages and studied abroad for a number of years. He subsequently served under North Korea's elite black ops agency, Section 35, but later fled his home country and into the hands of South Korean officials. He grows close with Lee Jung-woo, befriending him and becoming one of his closest allies and partners. Unknown to everyone, he was reactivated in the service of Park Cheol-young (from IRIS).
    A data analyst agent working for the NTS, Kim Jun-ho looks up to Lee Jung-woo as a role model and, although he begins as a green agent who is reluctant to return to the field due to a traumatizing incident, he aspires to become an elite spy. It is implied that he has a sibling-like bond with Jae-hui, and was most affected by her death.
    Cheol-young returns as North Korea's liaison to South Korea. He assigns Kim Gi-soo to help him confirm his suspicions that South Korean had Dr. Kim in their possession. He continues to use Gi-soo to provide inside intel of NTS activities and later warns him to flee after the higher-ups decided to eliminate all defectors.
    • Kim So-yeon as Kim Seon-hwa [​IMG]
      Former North Korean agent and was Hyun-Jun's second in Iris, she's now a married woman with a daughter in New Zealand. Her previous commander, Park Cheol-young, was worried for her safety as there's a crackdown on defected agents. Kim Gi-soo tried to warn her of the potential danger, but it was too late, her husband and daughter was killed. In her daughter's name, she vowed vengeance against North Korea and will kill all that was responsible.
    • Shim Chang-min as Choi Tae-hyeon
      NIS explosives specialist
    OST




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    Changmin is confirmed to appear in Athena as the unrevealed nuclear expert.

    Last week Changmin received a role in SBS drama Athena: Goddess of War, and had began filming last week.

    Changmin will appear on the 16th episode that will broadcast on February 7th, and will continue to act until the 20th episode. He will act as a nuclear expert from the National Intelligence Service (NIS).

    Because he also plays the lead role in Paradise Ranch, audiences can watch Changmin on TV for two straight hours from 9PM to 10PM.

    On February 7th, Changmin will make his first appearance in Athena.

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    TVXQ's Changmin will be joining the cast of SBS's "Athena: Goddess of War" alongside labelmate Super Junior's Choi Si Won. Changmin began filming last week, and he'll appear for the drama's 16th through 20th episodes. The idol/actor took on the role of a nuclear bomb specialist from the National Intelligence Service. Viewers will be able to see him for two hours in a row starting from 9 PM and 10 PM respectively, thanks to his leading role in "Paradise Ranch" as well. Changmin will be making his first "Athena" appearance in the February 7th episode.
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    On February 9, SBS drama ‘Athena’ rose from 15.4% to 15.6% on the 8th, according to reports from the AGB Media Research Center.

    Because of the unconvincing plot and lack of reputation for individuality, the ratings have been hovering around the 10% range, but has recently increased dramatically with the face off between Cha Seung Won and Choikang Changmin and the guest appearance of Kim So Yeon.

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    (cr:andithankyou) When Changmin's comments (video) was on screen, , there were screams! He introduced the next stage (after the video) like "They are also popular in Japan! The next to perform is Super Junior"♡

    (cr:andithankyou) Changmin's scenes (in drama) was also on screen. Short-haired swept‐backed Changmin was also very cool! He spoke about the episodes during the shooting, and said Athena was a wonderful drama, so please support the drama. After that was the introduction of SJ.

    (cr:andithankyou, TVyunhoXQ) When Changmin's video was on screen, together with the screams, there were sighs...it should be that Changmin wasn't there as the guest.
    I myself was thinking that he wouldn't come today, so I wasn't so discouraged(´∀`;)

    Lastly, when all the performers were on stage, the BGM was Tohoshinki's ATHENA, so I enjoyed the two members' vocals(*^^*) There vocals are so nice~!

    Other than that, there were comments from BOA-chan, too!

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