You've definitely seen the many medical-themed dramas on Netflix if you've been scrolling through the Korean Dramas section. Despite the fact that there are several dramas with medical themes, many fans continue to watch these types of Korean dramas. If you're new to K-dramas, these are the ones to watch:
10. Good Doctors
The film Good Doctor was so well received that it was converted into an American television series starring Freddie Highmore. In this drama, Park Shi-On is a young man who has been diagnosed with savant syndrome and has a developmental impairment, but this does not prevent him from pursuing his dream of becoming a paediatric surgeon. His sickness has given him the ability to put his skills and experience in the spotlight at work, which has brought with it a new set of problems, such as bias and discrimination, which he must face.
9. Kill Me Heal Me
The medical drama Kill Me, Heal Me is not your ordinary medical drama. Do Hyun, a third-generation business heir has dissociative identity disorder as a result of a terrible experience. In order to keep this from his peers, he seeks treatment from Oh Ri Jin (Hwang Jung-Eum), a first-year psychiatric resident who treats him privately. But how long can he keep his seven selves hidden?
8. It’s Okay, That’s Love
It's Okay, That's Love is a Korean drama classic, so if you haven't seen it yet, now is the time to hop onto Netflix and start binge-watching. The narrative follows a psychiatrist and an author with schizophrenia who initially disagree, but are forced to live together due to a series of events. This may appear to be another rom-com, yet it delves deeply into mental health and relationship issues.
7. Doctor Stranger
"Doctor Stranger" is a film about a young doctor who fled North Korea and returns to live in South Korea. He swears to do whatever it takes to reunite with the lady he loves in North Korea, despite having left her behind. Despite the fact that the majority of the film was shot in South Korea, numerous key scenes were shot in Budapest, Hungary. Lee Jong-suk appears in some of the toughest action situations of his career in these scenes.
'Life,' a medical drama, focuses on a common issue found in many medical dramas: hierarchical power struggles. In 'Life,' Lee Dong Wook plays a friendly and personable doctor who clashes with the hospital's new president, Koo Seung Hyo (Cho Seung-Woo), a former businessman whose primary purpose is to turn the hospital profitable.
5. Yong Pal
Kim Tae Hyeon is a gifted physician whose debts are constantly growing as a result of his younger sister's illness. To make ends meet, he uses the moniker Yong Pal to carry out unlawful operations for gang members and the wealthy. When he becomes involved in a case involving Han Yeo Jin, a chaebol heiress, things take an intriguing turn.
4. Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim
Doctors Kang Dong-Joo (Yoo Yeon-Seok) and Yoon Seo-Jung (Seo Hyun-Jin) acclimate to life in a small, modest hospital outside of Seoul in the K-drama Dr. Romantic. They have no idea that this small-town hospital is home to one of the country's most famous surgeons, Boo Yong-Joo, now known as Teacher Kim.
After you've finished watching this, don't forget to catch up on the second season (Dr Romantic 2), featuring Lee Sung-Kyung and Ahn Hyo-Seop.
3. Descendants of the Sun
The classic love story of Dr. Kang Mo Yeon and Captain Yoo Si Jin from Descendants of the Sun must be included in any list of Korean dramas about doctors! The two main protagonists meet in the drama while Yoo Si Jin, a captain in the South Korean Special Forces, is off duty. After a series of futile attempts, the two decide to split ways - at least until Mo Yeon is assigned to lead a team of medical volunteers in the same peacekeeping mission as Yoo Si Jin.
2. Hospital Playlist
Hospital Playlist should be at the top of your binge list if you're looking for a good time and a lot of laughs. This Korean medical drama portrays a group of five doctors who all happen to be friends. Despite the fun and uncomplicated premise, you can't help but be drawn in by the stories of each character.
This love drama, also known as Doctor Crush, is likely to make an audience swoon. Hye-Jung rebellious adolescent years are depicted in the first episode, during which she encounters a doctor who motivates her to pursue a career as a neurosurgeon. After 13 years, she and that same doctor reunite in the hospital where they both now work.
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