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Beethoven Virus (베토벤 바이러스)

베토벤 바이러스 (Be-to-ben Ba-i-reo-seu)

Directed by Lee Jae-gyoo (이재규)

Screenplay by ,


MBC | Airing dates :

16 episodes


Two musicians who retired from their musical careers for different reasons join together with a demanding and difficult genius conductor to form an orchestra against all odds.
Although it requires a lot of hard work to form their orchestra, they keep chasing their dreams of doing what they love the most in the world and this gives them great satisfaction.
Three young and old people with different personalities and life experiences gather together under a common dream and they find love and the room to forgive each other as they eventually earn each other’s respect. The drama exudes a positive energy.


Kang “Ma-ae” Gun-woo / actor Kim Myeong-min
Age: 42. Male. Maestro. Nickname is Ma-ae.
He is an elitist and never settles for second best.
With an oversized ego, he has a righteous attitude and thinks he’s superior to everybody else. He does not like to socialize with people.
He believes that you need talented players in order to give marvelous performances.
Thus, he abhors players with mediocre talent and treats them with disdain.
This is how he earned the nickname, “Orchestra Killer” and went on to become a legendary musical figure in Korea.

Durumi / actress Lee Ji-ah
Age: 27. First violinist. Orchestra conductor
She is true to her inner desires and has a positive outlook on life.
She never holds a grudge.
With her pale white skin and long straight hair, she plays the violin while wearing a black silk dress with her eyes half-closed. The sight of her playing the violin is picturesque. However, she acts like a tomboy.

Kang Gun-woo / actor Jang Geun-seok
Age: 24. A genius conductor. Trumpet player
He shares the same name as conductor Kang Ma-ae.
He’s straightforward, frank, cool and open. He’s a man of character.
With a sharp logical mind, he will not tolerate illogical behavior.
Underneath his strong character, he harbors an exquisite musical talent.


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  • Jang Geun-seok Voted Asia's Most Talked-About Star

    2010/12/21, Source,
    Jang Geun-seok /Courtesy of Tree J. Company Actor Jang Geun-seok won two prizes at the 2010 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards, held last Friday in Hong Kong. Based on the number of searches for his name on Internet portal Yahoo in Asian countries including Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Indonesia between Nov. 8 and Dec. 1, Jang was named both Asia's and Korea's Buzz Star,...More
  • 'Detective K' mixes wit and tradition

    2010/12/21, Source,
    By Han  Sang-hee Detective mysteries can be compelling in any period, and the new film "Detective K" hopes that adding a bit of "hanbok", Korean dress, and a traditional flair from the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) will win the hearts of viewers. Starring Kim Myeong-min ("Beethoven Virus", MBC, 2008) and Han Ji-min ("Yi San", MBC, 2008), the period piece brings to screen the smart yet wacky detective Tam-jeong, who is on a special mission for King Jeongjo. He befriends a dog seller played by the talented Oh Dal-soo ("Thirst", 2009) and starts to expose a plot that revolves around the beautiful femme fatale Gaek-ju, played by Han,...More
  • Jang Geun-seok to receive 2 awards at 2010 Asia Buzz Award

    2010/12/02, Source,
    Actor Jang Geun-seok [Tree J Company] Korea's popular idol star Jang Geun-seok is likely to receive two awards for the upcoming Yahoo! Buzz Awards 2010, according to Jang's promoter Tree J. Company on Thursday. Tree J. announced in press release that Jang is currently first in two of three categories -- top male star and top Asian star -- in a popularity poll including Internet users in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Indonesia between November 8 to December 1,...More
  • Kim Myeong-min cancels Christmas Show in Japan

    2010/12/01, Source,
    The Kim Myeong-min Special Christmas Show scheduled on December 25 in Tokyo will no longer take place. Pia Company, the organizer of the event issued an apology in Kim Myung Min's official Japanese website citing the growing tension in the Korean peninsula as one of the probable reasons for the cancellation.,...More
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 Oh Kyeong-hoon (오경훈)
 Production department
 Jang Joon-ho (장준호)
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 Sin Yong-hwi (신용휘)
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 Jo Joo-hyeon (조주현)
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Airing dates : 2008/09/10~2008/11/12

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2010-02-08 06:41:21
2009-04-30 01:53:14
Greatest drama Korea can possibly do. :))
I started to love Classical Music, a stoned-heart man and an orchestra because of this drama. :)
2009-04-30 01:51:56
2009-04-24 14:00:33
Love classic music, appriciate more to orchestra because of this drama.
I love Beethoven Virus no matter what.
2009-04-13 22:08:02
2009-02-23 19:37:39
i'm now satisfied with my life.. I watched the greatest drama in this life, that is, Beethoven Virus. :)
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