good doctor korean drama

Title: Good Doctor / Green Scalpel
Genre: Medical, Romance
Episodes: 20
Director: Ki Min Soo, Kim Jin Woo
Screenwriter: Park Jae Bum (God Quiz 1-3)
Broadcast network: KBS2, every Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2013-Aug-05 to 2013-Oct-8

A story about an autistic man who overcomes his illness and society’s discrimination and becomes a pediatric surgeon with his gifted abilities that the ilness brings

Character Description

Park Shi On

First year resident in hospital

He had Idiot Savant Syndrome when he was young. Through long-time medication and rehabilitation, doctor finally said that he’s normal.
But, sometimes he still shows unstable eye, intimidating gesture and awkward walking as a sign of his past illness.
On the other hand, he has genius memory, talent in painting and space perception.

Since he’s young, instead of his violent father and weak mother, President Choi from Sungwon Hospital has been caring for him.

Choi helped him to graduate from medical school and then Shi Ohn got a chance to train (became resident doctor) at Sungwon Hospital, the largest and best hospital in South Korea.
He meets Yun Seo there, it’s time to make his love and can Shi On become a real doctor?

Cha Yoonseo

2nd year resident doctor at Sungwon Hospital

She is pretty, smart and has a warm personality.
She liked children and when she was young she dreamed to be a pre-school teacher.
But, since she saw a child with cancer in a hospital, she decided to be a pediatrician.

When she treats children patient, she cares children’s feeling as well. Her soft attitude sometimes causes conflict with Section chief, Dohan.
But, Dohan also the man whom she loved one-sidedly since her medical college days.

Kim Dohan

Associate Professor in ‘Pediatric Surgery’ Department

He is the most capable doctor in ‘pediatric surgery’ field.
This charismatic doctor is respected by his senior and junior.
He always got number one score during his medical school days, and although many hospitals tried to get him, he refused them and chose ‘pediatric surgery department’ , the least popular department in the hospital.
Why? Actually, there’s a hidden painful story for it.

Yoo Chaekyung

Chief of Planning Department in the Sungwon Hospital

After received MBA degree from Stanford University in United States of America, she joined Sungwon , where his father was the chairman.
Behind smart, beauty and haughty charms, she kept unhappy memory that she lost her mother in her early age and then her father re-married. Now, after her father died, her step-mother tries to take over the hospital.
She and Dohan has been a long time lover and the best couple. But, one day, she feels there’s another girl in Dohan’s heart.

Han Jinwook

4th year resident doctor

He is the chief of pharmacy in the Hospital.
He is a good senior for Dohan and Yoonseo. He is a good and kind senior for juniors.

When Shi On was bullied by other staffs and doctors in the Hospital, he was the first man who helped him

Choi Woosu

President of Hospital ‘Sungwon’

As a legendary doctor in ‘Pediatric Surgery’ department, he is the person who made ‘Pediatric Surgery’ department at ‘Sungwon’ Hospital.

20 years ago, he found possibility of a genius young boy who lives in coal-mining town. He has acted as a guardian for Shi On brought him to the Hospital.

Kang Hyuntae

Vice President of Sungwon Hospital
Before he works in the hospital, he worked in the bank.

He was hired to normalize Hospital’s financial. He is very gentle and courteous.
But, behind his poker-face, there is a secret plot.

Lee Yeowon

Chairwoman of Sungwon Hospital

She is very brave and strong lady and showed excellent management skill.

But she can not control his only step-daughter, Chaekyung.
Though Chakyung is not her biological daughter, for the sake of her late husband and sole daughter, she tries to do her best to develop the hospital
She wishes to inherit a financially healthy hospital to Chaekyung.

But Chaekyung just considers her as a bad and greedy woman. Only one man, President Choi, understand her wounded heart

Joo Won as Park Shi Ohn
Choi Ro Woon as child Shi Ohn
Moon Chae Won as Cha Yoon Seo
Joo Sang Wook as Kim Do Han
Kim Min Seo as Yoo Chae Kyung

High Officials of Sung Won University Hospital

Chun Ho Jin as Choi Woo Suk (director)
Kwak Do Won as Kang Hyun Tae (deputy director)
Na Young Hee as Lee Yeo Won (chief director)
Jo Hee Bong as Go Choong Man (chief of Department of Pediatric Surgery)
Lee Ki Yeol as Lee Hyuk Pil (managing director of hospital foundation)
Jung Man Shik as Kim Jae Joon (chief of Department of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery)

Nursing Division

Go Chang Suk as Jo Jung Mi (senior nurse)
Jin Kyung as Nam Joo Yun (chief)
Lee Ah Rin  as Ga Kyung (nurse)
Ha Kyu Won  as Hye Jin (nurse)

The Quartet of Department of Pediatric Surgery

Kim Young Kwang as Han Jin Wook (four-year residency)
Yoon Park as Woo Il Kyu (two-year residency)
Yoon Bong Gil as Hong Kil Nam (two-year residency)
Wang Ji Won  as Kim Sun Joo (intern)

Children’s Ward Family

Kim Hyun Soo  as Na In Hae
Uhm Hyun Kyung as Na In Young

The Quartet of Children’s Ward

Ahn Sung Hoon as Lee Woo Ram
Yoo Je Gun as Park Ho Suk
Lee Jang Kyung  as Kim Ye Eun
Oh Eun Chan  as Cha Dong Jin

Other People

Jung Ho Geun as Park Choon Sung (Shi Ohn’s father)
Yoon Yoo Sun as Oh Kyung Joo (Shi Ohn’s mother)
Seo Hyun Chul as Byung Soo

Official Site

Trailer 1 (English subtitle)

Trailer 2 (English subtitle)

Trailer 3

9 minutes preview (English subtitle)


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Date Episode TNmS (%) AGB Nielsen (%)
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2013-08-05 01 10.5 (11th) 10.3 (12th) 10.9 (6th) 11.6 (5th)
2013-08-06 02 13.6 (3rd) 14.6 (4th) 14.0 (3rd) 15.1 (3rd)
2013-08-12 03 13.8 (4th) 14.6 (4th) 15.3 (3rd) 16.2 (3rd)
2013-08-13 04 15.9 (3rd) 16.9 (3rd) 15.8 (3rd) 15.8 (3rd)
2013-08-19 05 16.5 (3rd) 17.6 (2nd) 18.0 (3rd) 18.5 (3rd)
2013-08-20 06 18.4 (3rd) 20.4 (1st) 19.0 (3rd) 20.0 (2nd)
2013-08-26 07 17.2 (3rd) 18.1 (2nd) 17.4 (3rd) 18.2 (3rd)
2013-08-27 08 17.5 (3rd) 19.0 (2nd) 18.4 (3rd) 18.5 (3rd)
2013-09-02 09 17.0 (3rd) 18.3 (3rd) 17.4 (3rd) 17.4 (3rd)
2013-09-03 10 18.5 (2nd) 20.5 (2nd) 18.4 (3rd) 18.3 (3rd)
2013-09-09 11 18.3 (3rd) 20.2 (1st) 18.3 (3rd) 18.7 (3rd)
2013-09-10 12 20.0 (2nd) 22.2 (1st) 19.4 (2nd) 19.4 (2nd)
2013-09-16 13 17.5 (3rd) 19.3 (2nd) 17.9 (3rd) 18.4 (2nd)
2013-09-17 14 18.9 (3rd) 20.3 (2nd) 18.6 (3rd) 19.3 (2nd)
2013-09-23 15 18.5 (3rd) 20.2 (2nd) 19.6 (3rd) 20.3 (2nd)
2013-09-24 16 20.9 (2nd) 22.7 (2nd) 21.5 (2nd) 22.8 (2nd)
2013-09-30 17 18.0 (3rd) 20.5 (2nd) 20.3 (3rd) 21.1 (2nd)
2013-10-01 18 19.0 (3rd) 21.4 (3rd) 20.6 (3rd) 21.5 (3rd)
2013-10-07 19 17.6 (3rd) 20.1 (3rd) 19.0 (3rd) 20.0 (3rd)
2013-10-08 20 19.5 (3rd) 22.4 (3rd) 19.2 (3rd) 19.5 (3rd)

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