Beethoven Virus / 베토벤 바이러스 (2008)
* Title: 베토벤 바이러스 / Beethoven Virus
* Genre: Romance, drama, comed
* Episodes: 18
* Broadcast network: MBC
* Broadcast period: 2008-Sep-10 to 2008-Nov-12
* Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
The drama is about a new orchestra which is exclusively established to fulfil the city mayor's political benefit. The orchestra is made up of amateur players who initially joined the orchestra because of their love for music and the outstanding and demanding conductor.
At first, each of these people just lives his life as simply as a fish swimming along with the river current. They don't waste their energy to dream, or to trouble themselves with another unreal object for them, passion. Well, at least that was what they thought.
The first male lead character, Kang Gun Woo, A.K.A Maestro Kang, or who everyone calls Kang Mae, thinks in a different way. He believes that companionship, sympathy and care are unnecessary in life. A man of total control and hard even on himself, this brilliant conductor demands only the best from his musicians. With his sharp tongue, he pushes his musicians to their limits. Unaware, this time he gets tangled with what he is afraid of most, human emotion. He witnesses a middle aged housewife fight hard against her personal obstacles so that she can play music again. He also cannot blindly walk away from the oboe player who fights against dementia.
He clashes with two of the orchestra members, his student, a young genius trumpeter who shares the same name as him and a passionate violinist. They are two of the most important people in his life, making him realize that he too, needs to have others in his life.
* Kang Gun Woo, A..K.A. Maestro Kang, A.K.A. Kang Mae, played by the phenomenal Kim Myung Min.
A 45 years old charismatic world class orchestra conductor, very demanding, hot-headed, and extremely difficult man. Yet he is actually a kind-hearted one, type of person who can't just walk away seeing somebody's trouble. He believes once someone pulls out his efforts everything can be achieved even stars far above the sky.
* Kang Gun Woo, A.K.A. Gun Woo Jr, A.K.A. Little Kang Gun Woo, played by talented cutie boy Jang Geun Suk.
A passionate, carefree, young genius trumpeter. A warm person himself, he always listens to people and reaches his hands to them.
* Du Ru Mi, played by talented Korean new sweetheart, Lee Ji Ah.
Even the cold Kang Mae recognize her as a beautiful girl, her elegant look sometimes doesn't come along with her stubbornness and her short tempered traits. However, she's a compassionate and sensitive person. It's her warmth that touches Kang Mae's cold heart.
* Kim Gab Yong (Oboe): Lee Soon Jae (Guardian Angel)
* Ha Yi Deun (Flute): Hyun Jyu Ni
* Jung Hee Yun (Cello): Song Ok Sook (Glass Slippers)
* Bae Yong Gi (Trumpet): Park Chul Min (Spring Day)
* Park Hyuk Kwon (Double Bass): Jung Suk Yong (The King and the Clown)
* Park Jin Man: Lee Bong Gyu (Ireland)
* Jung Myung Hwan: Kim Young Min (A Cruel Attendance)
* Kim Joo Yeon: Jo Se E
* Kim Joo Hee: Park Eun Joo
* Kim Joo Hee: Park Eun Joo
* Kang Chun Bae: Lee Han Wie (Princess Lulu)
Check out Kang Mae's message to MMI