Doctor Stranger

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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (3,452)

Doctor Stranger is a South Korean television drama series from SBS that premiered in 2014. The show stars Lee Jong-suk as the lead character, Park Hoon, a skilled medical doctor from North Korea who defected to South Korea. A total of 20 episodes aired, with each episode being approximately 60 minutes long.

The show's premise revolves around Park Hoon and his fellow doctors as they navigate the complex world of medicine and politics. The storyline is set against the backdrop of the tense relationship between North and South Korea, and Park Hoon finds himself caught in between the two countries as he tries to reunite with his long-lost love.

Park Hoon's character is central to the story, and his experiences serve as the foundation for his motivations and actions. As a talented surgeon from North Korea, he is forced to navigate cultural and societal differences as he adapts to life in South Korea. Despite being a highly skilled doctor, he is often underestimated and overlooked due to his past and his close association with North Korea.

Throughout the show, Park Hoon also grapples with personal issues, including his troubled relationship with his father, the motivation behind his defection, and his growing feelings for his colleague, Dr. Oh Soo-hyun, played by Kang So-ra. The romantic aspect of the show serves as a secondary storyline that adds depth to Park Hoon's character and his motivations.

The other major characters in the show include Han Jae-joon, played by Park Hae-jin, who rivals Park Hoon and is often at odds with him, and Song Jae-hee, played by Jin Se-yeon, who is Park Hoon's North Korean love interest. Both characters also have their own motivations and personal conflicts that drive their actions throughout the show.

The medical aspects of the show are well-executed and serve to add authenticity to the storyline. The characters are often faced with complex surgical procedures and medical dilemmas that require quick thinking and skilled execution. The show also tackles ethical issues in medicine, such as the use of untested treatments and the prioritization of patients based on status or wealth.

The pacing of the show is fast-paced and action-packed, with each episode often closing on a cliffhanger. The show's ability to balance the romantic and medical aspects of the storyline is impressive and serves to keep viewers engaged and invested in the characters.

In terms of production value, the show is visually stunning, with beautiful locations and well-executed cinematography. The soundtrack is also excellent, with memorable songs that add to the emotional impact of the story.

Overall, Doctor Stranger is a well-crafted and engaging television drama that combines romance and medicine against the backdrop of the North-South Korean conflict. With its relatable characters and fast-paced plot, the show is a must-watch for fans of medical dramas and romantic television shows alike.

Doctor Stranger is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on May 6, 2014.

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Episode 20
20. Episode 20
July 8, 2014
The exciting conclusion to Doctor Stranger, Park Hoon and Jae Hee make the ultimate sacrifice to be together.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
July 7, 2014
Park Hoon is once again forced to use the risky SAVER procedure to save the president.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
July 1, 2014
The prime minister finally divulges who will perform the heart surgery.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
June 30, 2014
During the final round of the competition Park Hoon is forced to confront what it truly means to be a doctor.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
June 24, 2014
The competition between surgeons reaches a boiling point as Han Jae-joon is desperate to prove himself.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
June 23, 2014
Park Hoon is reprimanded after performing a very risky surgical procedure in a last ditch effort to save a dying patient.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
June 17, 2014
Allegiances are tested when Jae Hee finally reveals her true intentions to Park Hoon.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
June 16, 2014
When the prime minister announces he will have his heart surgery at a different hospital and a looming malpractice suit begins to take form, the staff at Myung Woo Hospital fear for their jobs.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
June 10, 2014
The competitton takes a dark turn as Park Hoon's loyality to the hospital is put to the test and not just his surgery skills.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
June 9, 2014
Han Jae Joon uses Park Hoon's illegal action of looking at private medical records as leverage to reinstate their competition.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
June 3, 2014
Han Jae Joon and Park Hoon's long awaited reconnection is cut short when they are both taken back to the north.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
June 2, 2014
The surgery competition finally begins only to end with a shocking twist. Meanwhile, pressure is mounting on Han Jae Joon to complete her mission.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
May 27, 2014
Power struggles at the hospital threaten the legitimacy of the competition while evidence mounts that the Han Jae Joon may not be all that she seems.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
May 26, 2014
The competition to perform heart surgery on the Korean Prime Minster heats up, the stress is on Park Hoon to once again show off his surgical skills.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
May 20, 2014
Park Hoon is emotionally tormented as a doctor who looks excatly like his lost love Song Jae Hee continues to insist that she is not.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
May 19, 2014
When Park Hoon is fired after performing a controversial surgery, he finds a chance to redeem himself using his surgical skill.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
May 13, 2014
After impressing the hospital staff, Park Hoon is hired to head up a new surgery team, but his North Korean past creates tensions with the existing staff.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
May 12, 2014
When a horrendous traffic accident creates chaos at a local hospital, Park Hoon winds up preforming an unlicensed surgery to save a dying father.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
May 7, 2014
Park Hoon is sent to Hungary to perform a difficult surgery. While there, he attempts to escape the North's clutches along with his childhood crush, Song Jae Hee.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
May 6, 2014
Doctor Park Cheol and his son Park Hoon are sent to the north to perform heart surgery on the North Korean leader in a last minute effort to stop a war between North and South Korea.
Where to Watch Doctor Stranger
Doctor Stranger is available for streaming on the SBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Doctor Stranger on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix and Viki.
  • Premiere Date
    May 6, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (3,452)