Doctor Stranger

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Doctor Stranger
Doctor-Stranger.jpg
Promotional poster for Doctor Stranger
Genre Medical
Romance
Written by Park Jin-woo
Kim Joo
Directed by Jin Hyuk
Hong Jong-chan
Starring Lee Jong Suk
Jin Se-yeon
Park Hae-jin
Kang So-ra
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Han Jung-hwan
Koh Dae-hwa
Lim Sung-gyun
Producer(s) Park Chang-yong
Production location(s) Seoul, South Korea
Budapest, Hungary
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Aura Media
Distributor Seoul Broadcasting System
Release
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release May 5 (2013-05-05) – July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08)
Chronology
Preceded by God's Gift - 14 Days
Followed by Temptation
External links
Website

Doctor Stranger (Hangul닥터 이방인; RRDakteo Yibangin) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Lee Jong-suk, Jin Se-yeon, Park Hae-jin and Kang So-ra.[1] It aired on SBS from May 5 to July 8, 2014 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 KST (UTC+9) for 20 episodes.

Synopsis[edit]

As a child, Park Hoon (Lee Jong-suk) and his father Park Cheol (Kim Sang-joong) were tricked and sent to North Korea. After being sent to North Korea, Park Hoon and his father were denied access to go back to South Korea. In North Korea, Park Hoon was trained to become a doctor by his father who was already a famous doctor. He became a genius cardiothoracic surgeon after attending medical school in North Korea. There, he fell deeply in love with Song Jae-hee (Jin Se-yeon). After Park Hoon's father died, he tried to flee to South Korea with Jae-hee, but lost contact with her in the end. Park Hoon was able to flee to South Korea alone.

In South Korea, Park Hoon begins to work as doctor in a top hospital Myungwoo University Hospital. Meanwhile, he found a girl that looks exactly like Jae-hee, Doctor Han Seung-hee, who claims not to know Park Hoon.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A South Korean who was raised in North Korea after his father was conned into going over to North. He trained to be a genius doctor in North Korea and later defects to South Korea in a bid to live a better life with his lover.
  • Jin Se-yeon as Song Jae-hee / Han Seung-hee[2]
    • Seo Ji-hee as young Song Jae-hee
Jae-hee is Park Hoon's soul mate who was separated from him while they were escaping from North Korea; Seung-hee is a North Korean woman and is a specialist in oriental medicine anesthesia.
A genius who graduated from Harvard and become a doctor to take revenge on Myungwoo Hospital, as Park Hoon's rival.
  • Kang So-ra as Oh Soo-hyun
    • Shin Soo-yun as young Oh Soo-hyun
Daughter of the chairman of Myungwoo Hospital, a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Supporting[edit]

  • Park Hae-joon as Cha Jin-soo (North Korean agent)
  • Chun Ho-jin as Prime Minister Jang Seok-joo
  • Jeon Gook-hwan as Oh Joon-gyu (Soo-hyun's father and chairman of the Myungwoo Hospital)
  • Choi Jung-woo as Moon Hyung-wook
  • Nam Myung-ryul as Choi Byeong-cheol
  • Yoon Bora as Lee Chang-yi
  • Kim Sang-ho as Yang Jeong-han
  • Hwang Dong-joo as Geum Bong-hyun
  • Kang Tae-hwan as Oh Sang-jin
  • Lee Jae Won as Kim Chi-gyu
  • Kim Bo-mi as Kim Ah-young (Chi-gyu's younger sister)
  • Uhm Soo-jung as Min Soo-ji
  • Han Eun-sun as Eun Min-se
  • Jung In-gi as Kim Tae-sool
  • Kim Yong-gun as President Hong Chan-sang
  • Kim Ji-young as Jeong-min
  • Kim Sang-joong as Park Cheol (Park Hoon's father)
  • Zhang Liang as Sean Zhang (Jae-joon's friend)

Production[edit]

Director Jin Hyuk previously directed Brilliant Legacy (2009), City Hunter (2011), Master's Sun (2013). Co-screenwriter Park Jin-woo previously wrote Conspiracy in the Court (2007) and The Kingdom of the Winds (2008).

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[3] AGB Nielsen[4]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 5 May 2014 9.4% 11.6% 8.6% 9.5%
2 6 May 2014 11.3% 13.7% 9.4% 9.9%
3 12 May 2014 11.6% 13.6% 12.1% 13.3%
4 13 May 2014 13.1% 16.2% 12.7% 13.3%
5 19 May 2014 14.2% 18.1% 14.0% 15.6%
6 20 May 2014 12.1% 15.9% 12.7% 14.3%
7 26 May 2014 12.8% 15.8% 13.1% 14.8%
8 27 May 2014 12.3% 15.1% 12.5% 14.1%
9 2 June 2014 13.0% 16.1% 13.2% 14.7%
10 3 June 2014 12.0% 14.8% 11.7% 12.9%
11 9 June 2014 10.7% 13.5% 11.0% 12.4%
12 10 June 2014 11.1% 14.1% 11.5% 12.7%
13 16 June 2014 11.4% 13.6% 11.6% 13.1%
14 17 June 2014 11.5% 13.6% 10.8% 12.3%
15 23 June 2014 12.4% 15.2% 11.9% 13.6%
16 24 June 2014 10.8% 12.4% 11.8% 13.4%
17 30 June 2014 10.9% 12.7% 11.6% 13.3%
18 1 July 2014 11.5% 12.8% 10.1% 11.2%
19 7 July 2014 11.2% 13.7% 10.9% 12.3%
20 8 July 2014 12.2% 14.2% 12.7% 14.6%
Average 11.8% 14.3% 11.7% 13.1%

International broadcast[edit]

  • In China, the online streaming rights for drama were sold for $80,000 per episode and the drama was made available for online streaming on both Youku and Tudou where it received 330 million and 50 million views, respectively. As of July 7, 2014 it has been streamed close to 400 million times.[5] Due to the drama's success in China there are currently plans to edit the drama into a film and release it theatrically exclusively in China with an alternate ending.[6][7][8]
  • It was aired in Japan on cable channel KNTV on November 29, 2014.[9]
  • In Thailand, it aired on PPTV HD from April 19 to June 27, 2015.[10]
  • In Vietnam, it aired on HTV2 since November 13, 2015.
  • In the Philippines, it aired on Cine Mo! (part of the digital TV network of ABS-CBN) every Sunday at 13:00 to 15:00 PST UTC+8 starting January 1, 2017 (replacing Orange Marmalade).

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 7th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Lee Jong-suk Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress Kang So-ra Won
3rd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Jin Se-yeon Nominated
Kang So-ra Nominated
Popular Star Award, Actress Jin Se-yeon Won
SBS Drama Awards SBS Special Award Lee Jong-suk Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special Jin Se-yeon Nominated
Kang So-ra Nominated

References[edit]

External links[edit]