The Hippocratic Crush II

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The Hippocratic Crush II
On Call 36小時II
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The Hippocratic Crush II promo poster
Also known as 'On Call 36 Hours II'
Genre Medical drama
Created by Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited
Written by Shin Shu Mui 冼淑梅
Lee Hui Yee 李慧儀
Wong Siu Ching 黃秀清
Lau Chee Heng 劉芷恒
Leong Kin Bong 梁建邦
Wong Bin Yee 黃秉怡
Chum Kin Wai 譚劍偉
Yu Kar Kun 余家冠
Starring Lawrence Ng
Kenneth Ma
Tavia Yeung
Tracy Chu
Mandy Wong
Him Law
Louisa So
Eliza Sam
Benjamin Yuen
Derek Kok
Paisley Wu
Theme music composer Tang Chi-wai
Opening theme 續集 by Joey Yung (Sequel)
Ending theme 連續劇 by Joey Yung (Serial Drama)
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 30
Production
Executive producer(s) Tommy Leung
Producer(s) Poon Ka tak 潘嘉德
Location(s) Hong Kong
Editor(s) Lam Choong Bong 林忠邦
Tong Kin Ping 湯健萍
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 45 minutes (each)
Production company(s) TVB
Release
Original network Jade
HD Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 4 November – 15 December 2013
Chronology
Preceded by Brother's Keeper
Followed by Return of the Silver Tongue
Related shows The Hippocratic Crush
External links
Website

The Hippocratic Crush II, also known by its Chinese title On Call 36 Hours II (Chinese: On Call 36小時 II) is a Hong Kong television medical drama series produced by Poon Ka-tak and TVB. The drama follows the lives of young housemen, residents, and their mentors working in Mercy Hospital (慈愛醫院), a fictional hospital set in Hong Kong.

Synopsis[edit]

The Hippocratic Crush II (a.k.a. On Call 36 Hours II) immediately follows off from The Hippocratic Crush (a.k.a. On Call 36 Hours), following the lives of doctors, new and old, facing the patients and challenges that unfold before them.

Cheung Yat Kin/Yat Kin Tau (Kenneth Ma) and Fan Chi Yu/Yu Zai (Tavia Yeung) are now happily married to each other but life ahead is not easy for them. They are faced with new obstacles that they have to face together if they are to keep their relationship growing strong. Chi Yu finds herself pregnant but being diagnosed with intramedullary spinal cord tumour makes her unfit to continue with the pregnancy. However, she insists on carrying on with the pregnancy and this causes disputes between the couple. Though this does not mean that Yat Kin loves Yu Zai any less; he just can’t bear watching her suffer so he offers to carry some of her burden.

The challenges that he has to face with Yu Zai on top of his stubborn personality takes a toll on his relationship with newly transferred pathology specialist, Lok Man San/Lokman (Lawrence Ng). The two are constantly at each other’s head with differing opinions and their different approach with medicine further causes tension between the two doctors. Lokman gets involved with fellow internal medicine doctor, Heung Chin Yi (Tracy Chu), who is twenty years his junior.

Lokman and Chin Yi have a very different view towards love. Lokman is a widowed man with a young daughter (Elkie Chong) while Chin Yi is left having to take care of her runaway (later revealed as deceased) boyfriend's son. Through mutual understanding and hardships, the two grow to love each other despite their age difference.

Yu Zai’s illness causes her to eventually relent to getting an abortion, as well as making her incompetent to perform surgery on patients. This is a huge blow to her as well as Yat Kin Tau. His mother also falls sick and this added on to all the pressure in life causes him to develop an anxiety disorder. However, with Yat Kin Tau by her side, Yu Zai isn’t ready to give up yet; she wants to help Yat Kin Tau to stand strong again. So she decides to switch afresh, switching from cardiology to pathology, learning under the disciplinary of Lokman who helps her to regain her strength.

Meanwhile, Yu Zai’s sister and neurosurgeon, Hong Mei Seut (Mandy Wong) also has her own challenges to face as she finally becomes a doctor in her own right. However, that is not the only challenge in her life. Her relationship with orthopaedic surgeon boyfriend Lau Ping Chan/Benjamin (Benjamin Yuen) heads on the rocks as their relationship turns into a love triangle.

Fresh Cardiosurgeon, Yeung Pui Chung (Him Law) undergoes his own journey to become a better doctor. As his career picks up, he finds himself in a love triangle with training doctor, Zung Zi Ting (Crystal Li) and social worker, Ce Hui Tung (Eliza Sum) who suffers from a chronic illness.

Yat Kin Tau finds it difficult to accept the new challenges in his life, however, as he watches his friends and fellow subordinates, Mei Seut and Pui Chung grow to become independent, capable and experienced doctors, he learns that he must first protect himself before he can protect others. Will he be able to do this and protect those whom he loves and cares about? What is the true meaning behind being a doctor? It is merely about saving about patients? What about the doctors themselves?[1]

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Ratings[edit]

Week Episode Date Average Ratings Highest Ratings
1 01-05 November 4, 2013 - November 8 26 Points 31 Points

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2 06-10 November 11, 2013 - November 15 26 Points 27 Points

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3 11-13 November 18, 2013, 20, 21 26 Points 27 Points

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4 14-18 November 25, 2013 - November 29 25 Points 28 Points

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5 19-23 December 2, 2013 - December 6 26 Points 28 Points
6 24-28 December 9, 2013 - December 13 26 Points 28 Points
29-30 December 15, 2013 30 Points 31 Points

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