The Doctors (2016 TV series)
|Also known as||Doctor Crush|
|Written by||Ha Myung-hee|
|Directed by||Oh Choong-hwan|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Pan Entertainment|
|Distributor||Seoul Broadcasting System|
|Budget||5.1 billion won|
|Original network||SBS TV|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||June 20 –|
August 23, 2016
The Doctors (Hangul: 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.
The drama was a hit and averaged 18.40% in audience ratings. 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.
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Cast
- 3 Production
- 4 Original soundtrack
- 5 Ratings
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 International broadcast
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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 subsequently but meet again after 13 years, when Yoo Hye-jung becomes a doctor.
- Hong Ji-hong 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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-gyun 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
- Moon Ji-in as Cheon Soon-hee – Hye-jung's best friend
People around Jin Seo-woo
- Jeon Gook-hwan 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 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
- 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
- Jung Jin 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 as Namyang Girls' High School's teacher
- Nam Moon-cheol as Cheon Soon-hee's father, Namyang Girls' High School's director
- Kim Dae-sung as club DJ
- Gong Da-im as Choi Mi-ra
- Kim Min-cheol as Kim Soo-cheol's friend
- Lee Jin-kwon as Kim Soo-cheol's friend
- Son Jang-woo as pregnant patient's son
- Jeon Ji-an as patient passenger on airplane
- Im Ji-kyu as gunman
- Jin Seon-gyu as Kim Chi-hyun
- Go Woo-rim as Nam Hae
- Choi Jeong-hoo as Nam Dal
- Jung Dong-gyu as parliamentarian Na Min-soo
- Yeo Hoe-hyun as Choi Young-soo (Kang soo's younger brother) (Episodes 17–18)
- Hong Seung-beom as lawyer
- Lee Ki-woo as Gong Byung-doo – gang boss (Episodes 1, 3–6, 9)
- Lee Jun-hyeok as boss's subordinate
- Jung Kyung-soon 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 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)
- Lee Sang-yeob as Kim Woo-jin – Lee Hee-young's fiance (Episodes 15, 16, 18, 20)
- Title: 닥터스 OST / The Doctors OST
- Artist: Various Artists
- Language: Korean, English
- Release Date: August 1, 2016
- Number of Tracks: 25
- Publisher: RIAK ((사)한국음반산업협회)
- Agency: Pan Entertainment (팬엔터테인먼트)
|1.||No Way||Park Yong-in (박용인) & Kwon Soon-il (권순일) of Urban Zakapa|
|2.||Sunflower||Younha ft. Kassy (케이시)|
그 애 (愛)
|Jung-yup of Brown Eyed Soul|
|Jungho (정호) of 2MUCH|
|SE O of Jelly Cookie (젤리쿠키)|
|6.||No Way (Inst.)|
|8.||That Love (Inst.)
그 애 (愛) (Inst.)
|9.||You're Pretty (Inst.)
넌 예뻐 (Inst.)
|12.||From Me To You|
|17.||Into The Time|
|21.||Hurt And Heart|
|22.||Sad Gold Spoon|
|23.||Good-bye My Fellow|
|25.||Doctors In Love|
In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||June 20, 2016||11.4% (4th)||15.1% (4th)||12.9% (4th)||14.7% (4th)|
|2||June 21, 2016||12.4% (4th)||16.9% (3rd)||14.2% (4th)||16.2% (4th)|
|3||June 27, 2016||12.8% (4th)||16.5% (3rd)||14.4% (3rd)||16.9% (3rd)|
|4||June 28, 2016||14.6% (3rd)||17.8% (2nd)||15.6% (3rd)||18.0% (2nd)|
|5||July 4, 2016||16.1% (3rd)||20.7% (1st)||18.4% (3rd)||20.2% (3rd)|
|6||July 5, 2016||16.8% (3rd)||20.8% (1st)||19.7% (3rd)||21.6% (2nd)|
|7||July 11, 2016||18.4% (3rd)||22.3% (1st)||18.8% (3rd)||21.3% (2nd)|
|8||July 12, 2016||17.8% (3rd)||20.3% (2nd)||19.2% (2nd)||21.1% (2nd)|
|9||July 18, 2016||16.8% (3rd)||20.0% (2nd)||19.4% (3rd)||21.5% (2nd)|
|10||July 19, 2016||17.2% (4th)||19.9% (2nd)||19.3% (2nd)||22.6% (2nd)|
|11||July 25, 2016||17.2% (3rd)||20.2% (1st)||19.2% (3rd)||21.9% (2nd)|
|12||July 26, 2016||18.2% (3rd)||20.9% (1st)||18.7% (3rd)||21.7% (2nd)|
|13||August 1, 2016||17.6% (4th)||20.6% (1st)||18.5% (3rd)||20.8% (1st)|
|14||August 2, 2016||17.2% (3rd)||21.2% (1st)||19.6% (2nd)||21.8% (1st)|
|15||August 8, 2016||20.0% (3rd)||23.3% (1st)||21.3% (2nd)||23.1% (1st)|
|16||August 9, 2016||18.4% (2nd)||21.4% (1st)||20.6% (2nd)||22.4% (1st)|
|17||August 15, 2016||20.6% (2nd)||23.8% (1st)||20.8% (2nd)||22.8% (1st)|
|18||August 22, 2016||16.2% (4th)||19.7% (2nd)||17.8% (4th)||19.6% (4th)|
|19||16.1% (5th)||19.5% (3rd)||19.5% (3rd)||22.0% (2nd)|
|20||August 23, 2016||17.9% (3rd)||21.2% (1st)||20.2% (2nd)||22.0% (1st)|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Kim Rae-won||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Kim Rae-won||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Park Shin-hye||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Yoon Kyun-sang||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Kim Rae-won and Park Shin-hye||Nominated|
|Grand Prize (Daesang)||Kim Rae-won||Nominated|
|Best Drama||The Doctors||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor||Jang Hyun-sung||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Park Shin-hye||Nominated|
|Best Artist Award, Actor||Kim Rae-won||Nominated|
|Best Artist Award, Actress||Park Shin-hye||Won|
|Grand Prize (Daesang)||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre & Fantasy Drama||Kim Rae-won||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Genre & Fantasy Drama||Park Shin-hye||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre Drama||Yoon Kyun-sang||Nominated|
|Special Award, Actor in a Genre Drama||Jang Hyun-sung||Nominated|
|Special Award, Actress in a Genre Drama||Lee Sung-kyung||Nominated|
|Top 10 Stars Award||Park Shin-hye||Won|
|New Star Award||Kim Min-seok||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Kim Rae-won and Park Shin-hye||Nominated|
|Idol Academy Award – Best Kiss||Nominated|
|2017||53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress||Park Shin-hye||Nominated|||
|Best New Actor||Kim Min-seok||Won|
|Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Drama||The Doctors||Won|||
The series aired in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia through Sony's Pay-TV channel ONE TV Asia on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 20:10 (SST|MYT|WITA), 19:10 (WIB) within 24 hours of its first telecast in South Korea. It is also available for streaming in Singapore on Viu with English subtitles.
In the United States, the drama 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.
The Turkish drama Kalp Atisi ("Heartbeat") is a remake of Doctor Crush, starring Öykü Karayel and started airing in June 2017.
In Malaysia, Sony One will re-air the series again on Tuesdays at 17:45 starting from July 24, 2018 for the third time after two years.
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