Medical Top Team

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Medical Top Team
Medical Top Team.jpg
Promotional poster for Medical Top Team
Genre
Written by Yoon Kyung-ah
Directed by
  • Kim Do-hoon
  • Oh Hyun-jong
Starring
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original release October 9 (2013-10-09) – December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)
External links
Website www.imbc.com//broad/tv/drama/topteam/

Medical Top Team (Hangul메디컬탑팀; RRMedikeoltaptim) 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]
  • Ahn Nae-sang as Jang Yong-seop - Chief of surgery.[11]
  • 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]
  • Alex Chu as Bae Sang-kyu - A kind-hearted medical imaging specialist of the team who hides great ambition.[11][13]
  • 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 October 9, 2013 6.5% 6.8% 7.3% 8.5%
2 October 10, 2013 6.5% 7.4% 7.0% 7.1%
3 October 16, 2013 6.5% 7.1% 7.2% 8.3%
4 October 17, 2013 6.3% 7.2% 6.1% 6.6%
5 October 23, 2013 5.6% 6.1% 5.5% 5.8%
6 October 24, 2013 5.9% 6.3% 5.8% 6.1%
7 October 30, 2013 4.7% 5.1% 4.9% 5.1%
8 October 31, 2013 5.9% 6.0% 6.4% 6.8%
9 November 6, 2013 5.2% 6.4% 4.4% 5.0%
10 November 7, 2013 4.7% 5.0% 3.8% 4.6%
11 November 13, 2013 4.3% 5.3% 3.9% 4.6%
12 November 14, 2013 3.9% 4.5% 3.6% 4.3%
13 November 20, 2013 6.0% 7.0% 5.7% 6.0%
14 November 21, 2013 5.7% 6.5% 6.0% 6.9%
15 November 27, 2013 5.7% 5.9% 5.5% 6.5%
16 November 28, 2013 5.5% 5.8% 5.1% 5.8%
17 December 4, 2013 6.0% 7.0% 5.4% 5.8%
18 December 5, 2013 5.3% 5.7% 5.8% 6.7%
19 December 11, 2013 5.0% 6.0% 5.3% 6.0%
20 December 12, 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
32nd 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 Min-ho
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]
  • It aired in the Philippines on GMA Network from June 1 to July 1, 2016 under the title I Heart You Doc. It is also available to stream on Iflix with a variety of subtitles in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.[21]
  • It aired in Vietnam on VTV3 from April 24, 2015 under the title Đội ngũ danh y.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Sun-min (September 25, 2013). "Medical Top Team stars get ready for season premiere". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Lee, Eun-ah (July 5, 2013). "Kwone Sang-woo Cast in New Medical Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ahn, Joo-hee (July 8, 2013). "Kwon shows another side with new medical drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (July 25, 2013). "Jung Ryeo-won Cast in Kwone Sang-woo's Medical Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (July 18, 2013). "Rhee Min-jung Considering Medical Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (July 5, 2013). "Lee Na Young Declines Role in Medical Top Team". enewsWorld. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Joo Ji Hoon confirmed for MBC drama Medical Top Team". Allkpop. July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (July 23, 2013). "Oh Yeon-seo Cast in Kwone Sang-woo's New Medical Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (July 29, 2013). "SHINee Minho Confirms Medical Drama Role". TenAsia. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ 김영애-안내상-박원상, '메디컬 탑팀' 명품 중견배우 합류. Hankooki Sports (in Korean). July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Alex and Lee Hee Jin Joins Drama Medical Top Team". Soompi. July 30, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ "HanCinema's Drama Review: Medical Top Team Episode 1". Hancinema. October 10, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  13. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (July 31, 2013). "Clazziquai's Alex to Join Medical Top Team as Two-Faced Doctor". enewsWorld. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  14. ^ 김기방 '메디컬탑팀' 합류, '골든타임' 흥행 재현하나. Newsen (in Korean). July 31, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Jo Woo-ri becomes a lovely nurse". Hancinema. September 26, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Medical Top Team, hospital gets raided by loan sharks". Hancinema. October 10, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  17. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  18. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 26, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  19. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/prog/detail/?p=27515
  20. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/sangwoo-thestage/
  21. ^ http://www.mediabusinessasia.com/news_article.php?id=949

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