“Doctor Slump”, the follow-up to “Welcome to Samdal-ri“, is a JTBC Saturday and Sunday drama that began its first broadcast on January 27th. “Doctor Slump” is a romantic comedy drama that depicts the story of doctors who are in the biggest slump of their lives due to reasons such as a billion-dollar lawsuit and burnout, and how they overcome their ruined lives. Note that it has nothing to do with the Japanese manga of the same name.
The viewer response has been extraordinary since its first release last week. After the broadcast, there was a hot response along with the opinion that a worthwhile romantic comedy had come out. “Doctor Slump”, which can be watched on Netflix, recorded first place in the South Korea TOP 10 series and ninth place in the non-English speaking global TOP 10 TV section.
Furthermore, it also started its global popularity by entering the TOP 10 in 11 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. It’s very much anticipated whether the popularity of “Doctor Slump”, which captivated viewers with just two episodes, will continue in the future.
- Genre: Romance, Comedy, Medical
- Release Date: January 27, 2024 (broadcast twice a week)
- Episodes: 16 episodes
- Director: Oh Hyun-jong
- Actors: Park Shin-hye, Park Hyung-sik, Yoon Park, Gong Sung-ha
Actors Park Shin-hye and Park Hyung-sik are teaming up again for the first time in 11 years since ‘Inheritors‘. Their return to the romantic comedy genre has garnered a lot of attention. As soon as the broadcast started, they displayed perfect chemistry, turning people’s expectations into certainty. It’s exciting to see what kind of acting they will show in each episode to create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
What is the plot
Fourteen years ago, the two main characters, Nam Ha-neul and Yeo Jeong-woo, who lived in different regions, ranked first in the national mock exam. Then, when Nam Ha-neul transfers to Yeo Jeong-woo’s school, the two compete for the first place. In this way, the two spend their high school years together and each become doctors.
However, Nam Ha-neul quits due to burnout and Yeo Jeong-woo quits due to a billion-dollar lawsuit from a medical accident. This is a story of the two main characters overcoming the worst slump of their lives, where they became unemployed unexpectedly after living a life that everyone envied.
Who is the cast
Nam Ha-neul (Actress Park Shin-hye)
Nam Ha-neul was the daughter of a Busan fish cake factory and was the best student during her school days. She was smart and made crazy efforts, so there was no one who could beat her in terms of grades. As a result of studying fiercely, she became a doctor, but she quit being a doctor due to burnout and depression. The role of Nam Ha-neul is played by actress Park Shin-hye, who gave a passionate performance in the drama ‘Sisyphus‘ and the movie ‘Alive‘.
Yeo Jeong-woo (Actor Park Hyung-sik)
Thanks to his natural intelligence, Yeo Jeong-woo never missed the top of the entire school with a little effort. So, his life was always overflowing with leisure and always positive. He became a plastic surgeon in this way, but he quit being a doctor due to a mysterious medical accident. The role of Yeo Jeong-woo is played by actor Park Hyung-sik, who showed great acting in ‘Suits‘ and ‘Happiness‘.