Much as I’m keeping my expectations way low for IRIS 2, I can’t help but avidly follow along with its big-budgeted around-the-world filming. The cast and crew spent last month in Budapest, Hungary filming extensive action and spy sequences for the drama that garnered even coverage in the local media. I just know this drama will be so pretty to look at, especially with a cast of leads I love in Jang Hyuk, Lee Da Hae, and Lee Bum Soo, some sizzling veterans in Oh Yeon Soo and Kim Seung Woo along with Im Soo Hyung playing a baddie, and a bunch of young and able bodied idols such as Lee Joon of MBLAQ, Yoon Doo Joon of BEAST, and Kang Ji Young of Kara. Whenever I see Yoon Doo Joon I just want to giggle, his episode of I Live in Cheongdamdong was so funny I still chuckle when remembering scenes from it. I also read that Baek Sung Hyun is part of the cast but I don’t know if he is merely doing a cameo appearance. Look, as long as the story is less stupid than Athena: Goddess of War, I’m sure I can stick around for the pretty without feeling like I’m losing brain cells. Check out the new stills and BTS pictures from the cast filming in picturesque Budapest. I definitely think the production is putting its money where its mouth is when filming action sequences. I’m getting acclimated to Hyukie’s pageboy crew cut while Da Hae continues to look so pretty and glowing when she gets paired up with her now three-time co-star. Finally, it’s now a given that Lee Bum Soo will steal this show. The only question is by how much. He looks fantastic in character.