Best Medical K-Dramas to Binge-Watch

A lot of people, especially Pinoys, love watching Korean dramas (K dramas), even medical practitioners or interns working in medical startups. And whether you care to admit it or not, you’re probably one of them too. So just in case you’ve run out of k-dramas to spend hours binge-watching, below are some popular medical Korean TV shows you might like.

Good Doctor

The Good Doctor is about an autistic savant named Park Shi-on, his residency as a pediatric surgeon, and his struggles to prove his worth as he navigates his way around the hospital and the people he works with. The Good Doctor became such a hit in Korea and beyond that American and Japanese remakes were created.

Doctor Stranger

After getting tricked and sent to North Korea with his father, Park Hoon gets medical training (first from his father and later in a medical school in North Korea), becoming a genius cardiothoracic surgeon and falling in love with Song Jae-hee. After his father’s death, Park Hoon attempted to escape to South Korea with Song Jae-hee in an attempt to give her a better life.

Emergency Couple

Medical student Oh Chang-min and dietitian Oh Jin-hee decided to get married despite opposition from Chang-min’s family. The couple eventually divorced due to their career and family struggles and parted ways. Unbeknownst to either of them, Chang-min and Jin-hee decided to go to the same med school. And through a twist of fate, the erstwhile couple find themselves pursuing an internship at the same hospital, where they must work together for three months.

It’s Okay, That’s Love

Jang Jae-yeol is an arrogant and playful author of best-selling mystery novels who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder due to a dark past. Meanwhile, Ji Hae-soo is a determined and ambitious psychiatrist on her first year of fellowship who doesn’t believe in love and relationships. Thus, it shouldn’t be surprising that they ended up contending with one another the first time their paths crossed. Soon, however, their bickering blossomed into something more, as Jae-yeol and Hae-soo try to heal each other’s wounds.

Kill Me, Heal Me

A life-threatening event traumatized Cha Do Hyun to the point that he developed multiple personality disorder. In an attempt to regain control of his life, he began secretly seeking help from Oh Ri Jin, a beautiful first-year psychiatric resident, while trying to fend off the machinations of her scheming twin brother Oh Ri On, a writer who’s determined to expose Do Hyun’s skeletons.

Have Fun Watching

These TV shows are guaranteed to satisfy even the most hardcore K-drama addict. So whether you’re working at a startup practice clinic or chilling at home, you would do well to stay tuned to any of these Korean television series.