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Park Shin-Hye The Doctors South Korean TV series

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By William SolanoPublished 2 months ago 6 min read
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The Doctors[2] (Korean: 닥터스; RR: Dakteoseu; lit. Doctors) is a 2016 South Korean medical drama starring Kim Rae-won and Park Shin-hye. It aired every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST) on SBS from June 20 to August 23, 2016 for 20 episodes.[3][4][5][6][7]

The drama was a hit and averaged 18.40% in audience ratings.[8][9] In particular, Park's character as a troubled teenager turned charismatic doctor was very popular among the audiences for her action scenes and straightforward lines Yoo Hye-jung (Park Shin-hye) was a headstrong girl in high school with a prickly, gangster personality. Due to her many childhood scars, Hye-jung keeps her heart closed towards other people. However, she changes after meeting her mentor Hong Ji-hong (Kim Rae-won), who plays a key role in transforming her life from a "hopeless" delinquent to a compassionate doctor. They part ways due to a report of their close relationship, which was reported by a fellow student but subsequently meet again after 13 years, when Yoo Hye-jung had become a successful doctor Kim Rae-won as Hong Ji-hong

Gil Jung-woo as child Hong Ji-hong

Lomon as teen Hong Ji-hong

Hong Ji-hong, whose birth name was Lee Ji-hong before his adoption, is a hard working man who lost his parents at a young age in a car accident. He was adopted later on in his life, graduated from a prestigious medical school and started out as a doctor. However, a medical accident while he was working as a surgeon made him step back and he restarts his career as a biology teacher. He cares for teenagers, especially his students since he had a rough life as a teenager. This makes him interested in the life of rebellious Yoo Hye-jung when she decides to turn over a new leaf and actually work hard in school. It is after being separated from her that he realizes she is the one he has fallen in love with. When he and Yoo Hye-jung cross paths 13 years later, he who is now a neurosurgeon confesses his feelings for her.

Park Shin-hye as Yoo Hye-jung

Kal So-won as child Yoo Hye-jung

Yoo Hye-jung is a successful neurosurgeon. She was a delinquent in high school, known for her wayward personality. Having gone through a tough childhood, she found it hard to trust anyone. The only person she trusted and loved is her grandmother, who never failed to support her. However, her thoughts about others changed after meeting teacher Hong Ji-hong, who helped her find her goal in life.

Yoon Kyun-sang as Jung Yoon-do

Jung Yoon-do is a neurosurgeon as well as a visiting staff who is from a wealthy family. He is not good with rough situations in society. However, he knows how to handle his work with strictness. He finds himself attracted to Yoo Hye-jung, who is very different from him.

Lee Sung-kyung as Jin Seo-woo[12]

Jin Seo-woo is a neurosurgeon and also friends-turned-enemies with Yoo Hye-jung. She liked Hong Ji-Hong, but seeing the growing relationship between Hong Ji-hong and Yoo Hye-jung, she causes trouble for them. This in turn caused them to part ways. Forgetting about Hong, she starts liking Jung Yoon-do but again feels inferior to Hye Jung due to Yoon-do's attraction towards Hye-jung. Eventually, she reconciled with Hye-jung and restored their friendship. Additionally, in the end, she fell for Young-gook and became his girlfriend People around Hong Ji-hong

Lee Ho-jae as Hong Doo-sik – Ji-hong's adoptive father and Gookil Hospital's chairman

Yoo Da-in as Jo In-joo – General Surgery's specialist

People around Yoo Hye-jung

Kim Young-ae as Kang Mal-soon (cameo) – Hye-jung's grandmother

Jung Hae-kyun as Yoo Min-ho – Hye-jung and Yoo-na's natural father

Park Ji-a as Lee Ga-jin – Hye-jung's stepmother and Yoo-na's mother

Han Bo-bae as Yoo Yoo-na – Hye-jung's younger half-sister

Ji Soo as Kim Soo-cheol (Guest: Ep. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7–8) – Hye-jung's friend[13]

Moon Ji-in as Cheon Soon-hee – Hye-jung's best friend and Seo-woo friend.

People around Jin Seo-woo

Jeon Gook-hwan [ko] as Jin Sung-jong – Seo-woo's grandfather and Gookil Hospital's vice president

Um Hyo-sup as Jin Myung-hoon – Seo-woo's father and Gookil Hospital's director

Yoon Hae-young as Yoon Ji-young – Seo-woo's mother

People of Gookil Hospital

Jang Hyun-sung as Kim Tae-ho – Gookil Hospital's deputy director and Head of Neurosurgery

Kim Kang-hyun [ko] as Kang Kyung-joon – Neurosurgery's 4th year resident doctor

Baek Sung-hyun as Pi Young-gook – Neurosurgery's 3rd year resident doctor and Seo-woo's friend who had a long-time crush on Seo-woo herself

Jo Hyun-sik as Ahn Joong-dae – Neurosurgery's 2nd year resident doctor

Kim Min-seok as Choi Kang-soo – Neurosurgery's 1st year resident doctor[14]

Jung Jin [ko] as Baek Ho-min – Head of General Surgery and Hospital's public relations chief

Lee Seon-ho as Jung Pa-ran – General Surgery's teacher, Ji-hong's friend and Yoon-do's uncle

Choi Sung-jae as Hwangbo Tae-yang – General Surgery's 1st year resident doctor

Pyo Ye-jin as Hyun Soo-jin – 5th year nurse

Ji Yi-soo as Yoo Byul – 2nd year nurse Park Young-soo [ko] as Namyang Girls' High School's teacher

Nam Moon-cheol [ko] as Cheon Soon-hee's father, Namyang Girls' High School's director

Kim Dae-sung [ko] as club DJ

Gong Da-im [ko] as Choi Mi-ra

Kim Min-cheol [ko] as Kim Soo-cheol's friend

Lee Jin-kwon as Kim Soo-cheol's friend

Lee Bom-so-ri as So-ri

Son Jang-woo as pregnant patient's son

Jeon Ji-an [ko] as patient passenger on airplane

Im Ji-kyu as gunman

Jin Seon-kyu as Kim Chi-hyun

Go Woo-rim [ko] as Nam Hae

Choi Jeong-hoo as Nam Dal

Jung Dong-gyu [ko] as parliamentarian Na Min-soo

Yeo Hoe-hyun as Choi Young-soo (Kang soo's younger brother) (Episodes 17–18)

Hong Seung-beom [ko] as lawyer

Special appearances

Lee Ki-woo as Gong Byung-doo – gang boss (Episodes 1, 3–6, 9)

Lee Jun-hyeok as boss's subordinate

Jung Kyung-soon [ko] as Oh Young-mi

Lim Ji-yeon as Lee Soo-jeong – youngest gold medalist in archery (Episode 7–8)

Han Hye-jin as Jo Soo-ji (Episodes 11–12)

Jo Dal-hwan [ko] as Ahn Sung-soo – Jo Soo-ji's stalker/assailant (Episodes 11–12)

Namkoong Min as Nam Ba-ram – Nam Hae and Nam Dal's father (Episodes 13–15)[15]

Lee Sang-yeob as Kim Woo-jin – Lee Hee-young's fiancé (Episodes 15, 16, 18, 20) The Doctors was based on the screenplay by Ha Myung-hee which is one of the winners in Broadcasting Content Promotion Foundation (BCPF)'s 3rd Find the Desert's Shooting Star Screenplay Competition, held in 2010.[16] Then titled as Female Thug Hye-jung (Korean: 여깡패 혜정; RR: Yeokkangpae Hyejeong), the series was in talks to air on KBS 2TV's Monday-Tuesday prime time slot in 2015 following the end of Healer, however, it did not push through.[17] HB Entertainment [ko] (My Love from the Star, You're All Surrounded) was supposed to produce the drama, while PD Mo Wan-il [ko] (Smile Again, Dream High 2) was in talks to direct.

First script reading took place on April 28, 2016 at SBS Ilsan Production Studios in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.[18][19]

The series reunited Park Shin-hye and Baek Sung-hyun, who previously played the younger versions of Han Jung-suh and Cha Song-joo, respectively, in the 2003 hit drama, Stairway to Heaven.[20] It also reunited Park Shin-hye and Yoon Kyun-sang who previously worked together in the 2014 hit drama, Pinocchio.

In the United States, the drama was aired in the Los Angeles DMA free, over-the-air on Asian American-oriented TV channel, LA 18 KSCI-TV (channel 18) with English subtitles, Monday through Tuesday at 9:00pm, from July 18 to September 20, 2016 Lets address the elephant in he room first. In the series. Rae-won Kim is sid to be 9 years older than. Park Shin-Hye (though he look solder) and he first tries to date her at school whilst being her teacher! Not acceptable,

I didn't feel much chemistry between them - though Park Shin-Hye did her best, ass usual (including the action scenes).

The supporting actors were ok and did their bit. The overall story was rather boring but the individual stories were good, if a bit gory for family viewing.

Park Shin-Hye had great outfits and the music and production was well done. Just not sure who this was aimed at.

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