Medical Top Team

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Medical Top Team
Medical Top Team.jpg
Promotional poster for Medical Top Team
Genre Medical drama, Romance
Written by Yoon Kyung-ah
Directed by Kim Do-hoon
Oh Hyun-jong
Starring Kwon Sang-woo
Jung Ryeo-won
Ju Ji-hoon
Oh Yeon-seo
Choi Minho
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original run October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) – December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)
Chronology
Preceded by Two Weeks
Followed by Miss Korea
External links
Website

Medical Top Team (Hangul: 메디컬탑팀; RR: Medikeoltaptim) is a South Korean television series written by Yoon Kyung-ah and directed by Kim Do-hoon. It starred Kwon Sang-woo, Jung Ryeo-won, Ju Ji-hoon, Oh Yeon-seo and Choi Minho. The series began filming in August 2013, and aired on MBC from October 9 to December 12, 2013 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.[1] The medical drama focuses on the lives of doctors and nurses who are members of an elite medical team from the fictional Gwang Hae University Hospital.

Characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

A genius thoracic surgeon who is misunderstood due to his straightforward manner of speaking, but is kind and soft-hearted.[2][3]
A charismatic and ambitious thoracic surgeon.[4] Lee Min-jung and Lee Na-young were previously in talks for the role.[5][6]
A renowned internist whose mild-mannered appearance hides his heart-of-ice interior. He is the son of chairman of Gwang Hae Hospital.[7]
An enthusiastic and energetic resident surgeon who has been in the field for only two years. She is close friends with Kim Seong-woo.[8]
A good-natured resident surgeon, and the youngest member of the team. He has a one-sided crush on Choi Ah-jin.[9]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Kim Young-ae as Shin Hye-soo - The deputy director of the Gwang Hae University Hospital.[10]
  • Park Won-sang as Jo Joon-hyuk - A kind doctor at the hospital idolized by Ah-jin.[12]
  • Lee Hee-jin as Yoo Hye-ran - The sociable surgical nurse of the team who is supportive of Park Tae-shin.[11]
  • Kim Ki-bang as Jung Hoon-min - Another doctor of the team who is in a relationship with Yeo Min-ji.[14]
  • Jo Woo-ri as Yeo Min-ji - Another surgical nurse of the team who is the love interest of both Bae Sang-kyu and Jung Hoon-min.[11][15]
  • Kim Sung-kyum as Lee Doo-kyung - Chairman of Gwang Hae Group and the father of Han Seung-jae.
  • Lee Dae-yeon as Hwang Cheol-goo - The director of the Paran Clinic.[16]

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[17] AGB Nielsen[18]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 9 October 2013 6.5% 6.8% 7.3% 8.5%
2 10 October 2013 6.5% 7.4% 7.0% 7.1%
3 16 October 2013 6.5% 7.1% 7.2% 8.3%
4 17 October 2013 6.3% 7.2% 6.1% 6.6%
5 23 October 2013 5.6% 6.1% 5.5% 5.8%
6 24 October 2013 5.9% 6.3% 5.8% 6.1%
7 30 October 2013 4.7% 5.1% 4.9% 5.1%
8 31 October 2013 5.9% 6.0% 6.4% 6.8%
9 6 November 2013 5.2% 6.4% 4.4% 5.0%
10 7 November 2013 4.7% 5.0% 3.8% 4.6%
11 13 November 2013 4.3% 5.3% 3.9% 4.6%
12 14 November 2013 3.9% 4.5% 3.6% 4.3%
13 20 November 2013 6.0% 7.0% 5.7% 6.0%
14 21 November 2013 5.7% 6.5% 6.0% 6.9%
15 27 November 2013 5.7% 5.9% 5.5% 6.5%
16 28 November 2013 5.5% 5.8% 5.1% 5.8%
17 4 December 2013 6.0% 7.0% 5.4% 5.8%
18 5 December 2013 5.3% 5.7% 5.8% 6.7%
19 11 December 2013 5.0% 6.0% 5.3% 6.0%
20 12 December 2013 5.5% 6.0% 5.6% 6.2%
Average 5.5% 6.1% 5.5% 6.1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013
MBC Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Kwon Sang-woo Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Jung Ryeo-won Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Ju Ji-hoon Nominated
Best New Actor Choi Minho Nominated
2014
Baeksang Arts Awards
Most Popular Actor (TV) Choi Minho Nominated

Original soundtrack[edit]

Disc 1:
No. Title Artist Length
1. "시간에 기대어" (I'll Be There) Lim Jeong-hee  
2. "Can You Feel Me?"   Melody Day  
3. "불빛" (Light) John Park 3:50
4. "I Hear You"   Mooy & Miro  
5. "그 자리에" (That Place) Jang Yi-jung of History  
6. "탑팀의 활약"   Kim Joon-seok  
7. "메디컬 탑팀" (Medical Top Team) Kim Joon-seok  
8. "성공의 환희"   Jung Se-rin  
9. "사랑과 우정"   Jung Se-rin  
10. "코드블루" (Code Blue) Jung Hee-jung  
11. "Emergency"   Kim Joon-seok  
12. "야망"   Lee Hyo-jung  
13. "눈앞의 벽"   Lee Hyo-jung  
14. "파란병원"   Jung Se-rin  
Disc 2:
No. Title Artist Length
1. "탑팀의 하루"   Jung Se-rin  
2. "의사 박태신"   Jung Se-rin  
3. "탑팀 결성"   Kim Joon-seok  
4. "갈등과 고민"   Kim Joon-seok  
5. "삶의 기쁨"   Jung Se-rin  
6. "독하고 쓸쓸하게 나의 길을 가련다"   Jung Se-rin  
7. "Blue Love"   Jung Se-rin  
8. "수술현장"   Lee Hyo-jung  
9. "Chaos"   Lee Hyo-jung  
10. "Janus"   Jung Hee-jung  
11. "Disturb"   Jeon Se-jin  
12. "Portentous Question"   Kwon Won-jin  
13. "Déjà vu"   Kwon Won-jin  
14. "Doctor's Blues"   Jeon Se-jin  
15. "Something There"   Lee Yoon-ji  
16. "고된 과정"   Kim Joon-seok  

International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Japan on cable channel KNTV starting May 17, 2014; Kwon Sang-woo embarked on a series of fan meetings in order to promote the drama.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Sun-min (25 September 2013). "Medical Top Team stars get ready for season premiere". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  2. ^ Lee, Eun-ah (5 July 2013). "Kwone Sang-woo Cast in New Medical Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  3. ^ Ahn, Joo-hee (8 July 2013). "Kwon shows another side with new medical drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  4. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (25 July 2013). "Jung Ryeo-won Cast in Kwone Sang-woo's Medical Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  5. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (18 July 2013). "Rhee Min-jung Considering Medical Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  6. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (5 July 2013). "Lee Na Young Declines Role in Medical Top Team". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Joo Ji Hoon confirmed for MBC drama Medical Top Team". Allkpop. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  8. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (23 July 2013). "Oh Yeon-seo Cast in Kwone Sang-woo's New Medical Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  9. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (29 July 2013). "SHINee Minho Confirms Medical Drama Role". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  10. ^ 김영애-안내상-박원상, '메디컬 탑팀' 명품 중견배우 합류. Hankooki Sports (in Korean). 30 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Alex and Lee Hee Jin Joins Drama Medical Top Team". Soompi. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  12. ^ "HanCinema's Drama Review: Medical Top Team Episode 1". Hancinema. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  13. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (31 July 2013). "Clazziquai's Alex to Join Medical Top Team as Two-Faced Doctor". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  14. ^ 김기방 '메디컬탑팀' 합류, '골든타임' 흥행 재현하나. Newsen (in Korean). 31 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  15. ^ "Jo Woo-ri becomes a lovely nurse". Hancinema. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  16. ^ "Medical Top Team, hospital gets raided by loan sharks". Hancinema. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  17. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  18. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  19. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/prog/detail/?p=27515
  20. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/sangwoo-thestage/

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