Beethoven Virus

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  • TV-Y
  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (358)

Beethoven Virus is a 2008 South Korean television drama series that is broadcast by MBC. The series revolves around classical music and its impact on the characters. Beethoven Virus stars Kim Myung-min, Lee Ji-ah, Jang Keun-suk, Lee Soon-jae, Hyun Jyu-ni, Song Ok-sook, Park Cheol-min, Lee Han-wi, Lee Bong-gyoo, Jeong Seok-yong, and Park Gil-su.

The story begins with Kang Gun-woo (Kim Myung-min), a renowned conductor and former pianist, who is tasked with taking over the struggling orchestra in La Corda. Kang is a perfectionist and expects the best from his musicians, but forces collide as he clashes with the orchestra's members and his assistant conductor, Du Ru-mi (Lee Ji-ah). Du is a former student of Kang's and, like him, believes in the importance of achieving musical excellence, but approaches music with a less rigid philosophy.

Meanwhile, the orchestra must prepare for the upcoming World Classical Music Festival, where they will compete with the best orchestras from around the world. As they prepare for the competition, Kang and Du must navigate the complex relationships and politics within the orchestra, while dealing with personal issues and romantic tensions.

Adding to the drama is the arrival of Ha Yi-deun (Jang Keun-suk), a talented, but seemingly reckless trumpet player who Kang sees as a potential threat to the orchestra's success. Despite their initial clashes, Kang grudgingly accepts Ha into the orchestra, impressed by his talent and passion for music. As the competition draws closer, the orchestra must overcome their differences and unite to achieve success.

As the series progresses, Beethoven Virus also delves into the personal lives of its characters, exploring their struggles, triumphs, and relationships. From the budding romance between Kang and Du, to the complicated family dynamics of some of the orchestra's members, the series offers an intimate look at the lives of those involved in classical music.

Beethoven Virus is noteworthy for its impressive performances and musical numbers. The series features an array of classical music pieces, performed by the actors themselves or by a professional orchestra. Kim Myung-min, in particular, delivers a standout performance as the intense and driven conductor Kang.

In addition to the music, Beethoven Virus also explores themes such as perseverance, passion, and the pursuit of excellence. Through the orchestra's struggles and successes, the series emphasizes the importance of hard work and dedication in achieving one's goals.

Overall, Beethoven Virus is a captivating and emotionally charged series that will appeal to fans of classical music and drama. With its talented cast, beautiful music, and compelling storyline, the series is a must-watch for anyone looking for a nuanced and engaging portrayal of the world of classical music.

Beethoven Virus is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on September 29, 2009.

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Special Episode
19. Special Episode
November 9, 2012
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Episode 18
18. Episode 18
September 29, 2009
Kang receives an offer to conduct another orchestra in Europe, and the musicians return to their old lives.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
September 29, 2009
The orchestra begins to fall apart with Kang's impending departure.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
September 29, 2009
Maestro Kang steps into a battle he may not win for the sake of the orchestra.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
September 29, 2009
The two Gun Woos face new challenges separately in their personal and professional lives.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
September 29, 2009
The mayor sabotages the festival, but the orchestra manages to impress enough for another festival performance.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
September 29, 2009
Rumi's hearing worsens as the Mouse Philharmonic Orchestra hands off their demo to a selection committee for the festival.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
September 29, 2009
Gun Woo asserts himself as a conductor in front of Maestro Kang.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
September 29, 2009
Kang and the orchestra become involved in the mayor's political games. Rumi goes on a retreat.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
September 29, 2009
Gun Woo does his best to make sure the second performance will be a success, despite setbacks with the choir.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
September 29, 2009
Rumi continuously cheers Kang up, which casts uncertainty over her relationship with Gun Woo.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
September 29, 2009
As a sign of his softening heart, Kang allows the original musicians to join his new orchestra for a particular piece, and connects with Rumi.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
September 29, 2009
Gun Woo tries to express his attraction towards Rumi. Kang sends Gun Woo off to his old rival for conductor training.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
September 29, 2009
Kang decides to form a new city orchestra that does not include all the original musicians. Rumi visits a doctor to check out her hearing.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
September 29, 2009
The orchestra performs for the first time onstage, but several of the musicians have difficulty getting there.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
September 29, 2009
The mayor wants to replace Maestro Kang with an old rival, and so Kang finds a better solution in Gun Woo.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
September 29, 2009
Without the conductor's encouragement, the musicians take their cues from the younger Gun Woo, whose musical genius is discovered.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 29, 2009
The younger Gun Woo is put in a difficult position when Rumi finally convinces Maestro Kang to stay.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 29, 2009
When asked to come up with a cultural project for her city, Rumi proposes, and heads, an orchestra performance.
Where to Watch Beethoven Virus
Beethoven Virus is available for streaming on the MBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Beethoven Virus on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    September 29, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (358)