Horse Doctor

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (184)

Horse Doctor, also known as The King's Doctor, is a historical medical drama that aired on MBC from 2012-2013. It follows the life of Baek Gwang-hyo (played by Jo Seung-woo), a skilled veterinarian who becomes the personal physician of King Hyojong (played by Lee Soon-jae) during the Joseon Dynasty.

Baek Gwang-hyo is a talented doctor who specializes in treating horses, which were highly valued during this time period for their importance in transportation, agriculture, and military operations. He is a man of great integrity and moral values, and he always puts the welfare of his patients above all else. When he becomes the king's doctor, he is faced with numerous challenges and political obstacles as he tries to advocate for his patients and provide the best medical care possible, despite the constraints of the royal court.

The show features a strong ensemble cast of supporting characters, including I Jovon as Seo Joo-young, a young physician who becomes Baek Gwang-hyo's protégé and ally, and Son Chang-min as Lee Myung-hwan, a ruthless minister who opposes Baek Gwang-hyo's methods and tries to manipulate the king for his own gain. There is also a romantic subplot involving Baek Gwang-hyo and Lady Han (played by Yoo Sun), a noblewoman who becomes his love interest and ally in his fight against corruption and injustice.

One of the standout aspects of the show is its attention to historical accuracy and detail. The Joseon Dynasty was a fascinating period in Korean history that saw numerous advances in medicine, science, and technology, and Horse Doctor does an excellent job of capturing the spirit of this era. From the elaborate costumes and set designs to the intricate medical procedures and treatments, everything about the show feels authentic and immersive.

The show also explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and morality, as Baek Gwang-hyo and his colleagues grapple with the difficult ethical dilemmas of practicing medicine in a society that is rife with corruption and greed. At its core, Horse Doctor is a human story about a group of individuals who are committed to healing the sick and saving lives, even in the face of tremendous adversity.

Overall, Horse Doctor is a compelling and emotionally resonant drama that will appeal to fans of historical fiction, medical dramas, and epic sagas. With its complex characters, intricate plot, and stunning visuals, it is no wonder that the show remains a beloved classic of Korean television.

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Episode 50
50. Episode 50
March 24, 2013
Kwanghyon becomes a royal physician and does private practice for those in need. He lives happily ever after with Jinyoung saving many lives, including what he's best at- treating horses.
Episode 49
49. Episode 49
March 19, 2013
Doctor Baek along with his medical staff discuss how to operate on the King's ulcer.
Episode 48
48. Episode 48
March 18, 2013
Jinyoung is freed from being a slave, however the officials are against their marriage since Kwanghyon's from a different class. The viceroy pressures him into entering the public service.
Episode 47
47. Episode 47
March 11, 2013
Lord Yi turns himself in and the viceroy and ministers face punishment as well. Jinyoung has to return to being a slave, but Kwanghyon tries to stop it...
Episode 46
46. Episode 46
March 10, 2013
Jinyoung tells the Queen the truth about their birth secret. The inquisitors are after Lord Yi as the truth reveals itself...
Episode 45
45. Episode 45
March 4, 2013
Jinyoung is saddened by the fact that she took away everything from Kwanghyon. She tries to put things back into place when the Queen rejects Kwanghyon's treatment.
Episode 44
44. Episode 44
March 3, 2013
Jinyoung suspects something after she hears Officer Kang talking about her old records. Meanwhile, the Queen becomes ill.
Episode 43
43. Episode 43
February 25, 2013
Kwanghyon tells Songha that he is going to charge Lord Yi of Yi Hongik's murder. Meanwhile, Kwanghyon sends Jinyoung away with the Princess while they are in trial...
Episode 42
42. Episode 42
February 24, 2013
Kwanghyon pleads to the King to use a veterinary procedure to save the Princess. The Ministers request his dismissal from the palace...
Episode 41
41. Episode 41
February 18, 2013
The doctors find out that the cure to smallpox is to adjust the treatment for each stage of the disease. However, Dr. Choi manages to make the Princess's condition worse and Kwanghyon tries to stop it...
Episode 40
40. Episode 40
February 17, 2013
Kwanghyon treats the Crown Prince with toad ashes. The capital is in grave danger as smallpox begins to spread...
Episode 39
39. Episode 39
February 11, 2013
Kwanghyon successfully treats the Crown Prince with acupuncture. However, after his treatment regimen doesn't work, they start to look for alternatives.
Episode 38
38. Episode 38
February 10, 2013
A man with Onguk's Guide to Sores shows up and tells Yi Myonghwan that he doubts Kwanghyon's abilities to treat the Crown Prince. They face danger when the Crown Prince doesn't stop bleeding from the surgery.
Episode 37
37. Episode 37
February 4, 2013
Kwanghyon gets praised by the king for treating the hospital's cast-offs and carrying on with Lord Ko's vision. The king has appointed him to be the physician of the seventh rank...
Episode 36
36. Episode 36
February 3, 2013
Jinyoung finds the medical records and matches it up Kwanghyon's handwriting. Kwanghyon finally makes a comeback at the pavilion where everyone is present.
Episode 35
35. Episode 35
January 28, 2013
Kwanghyon amputates Lord Oh's leg successfully. Meanwhile, Master Saam gets arrested to the infirmary for practicing magic.
Episode 34
34. Episode 34
January 27, 2013
Kwanghyon is back at the capital treating patients anonymously. Songha gets injured while he's trying to help Jinyoung...
Episode 33
33. Episode 33
January 21, 2013
Kwanghyon cures the empress and goes back to Joseon. Meanwhile, Jinyoung creates her own surgical college.
Episode 32
32. Episode 32
January 20, 2013
Lord Yi treats her Grace while Kwanghyon tries to figure out the cure for tetanus. He finds out that Jinyoung had visited Qing and chases after her...
Episode 31
31. Episode 31
January 15, 2013
The Empress has been diagnosed with sequestrum. Physicians from all over are brought together to find a cure.
Episode 30
30. Episode 30
January 7, 2013
Kwanghyon is treating patients in Ningbo, Qing China with Master Saam and Kayoung. Meanwhile, Lord Yi is planning on a trip there...
Episode 29
29. Episode 29
January 6, 2013
Kwanghyon survives Yi Myonghwan's trap and is on the search for Master Saam. He leaves to the Qing with So Kayoung and Master Saam.
Episode 27
27. Episode 27
December 31, 2012
Kwanghyon discovers that Jinyoung is Yongdal. Meanwhile, Lord Ko gets tetanus and ends up in critical condition.
Episode 26
26. Episode 26
December 25, 2012
Kwanghyon was successfully doing Lord Ko's surgery. Lord Yi finds out that Kwanghyon is Kang Dojun's son and capture him.
Episode 25
25. Episode 25
December 23, 2012
Lord Ko has been diagnosed with Sequestrum and Kwanghyon attempts to operate on him. Meanwhile, the widow tells Jinyoung her father was behind Lord Ko's poisoning...
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
December 17, 2012
Nurse Inju tells Kwanghyon about his past and how he has to choose between Jinyoung and his father. Meanwhile, he discovers Lord Ko with a serious illness.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
December 16, 2012
Kwanghyon gets released and performs surgery on the widow. Nurse Inju finally decides to tell him the truth about his father...
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
December 10, 2012
Kwanghyon gets charged with harrassing the viceroy's daughter-in-law. Inju tells Lord Ko the truth about Kwanghyon and Jinyoung.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
December 9, 2012
The princess asks Jinyoung to set her up with Kwanghyon at the lantern festival. Things don't go as planned and Kwanghyon ends up with Jinyoung instead. Meanwhile, Myonghwan is arranging Songha and Jinyoung's wedding.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
December 3, 2012
Yi Myonghwan tries to stop Lord Ko from treating the king, but Kwanghyon helps him. The nurse tells Kwanghyon that someone poisoned him on purpose, and Lady Shin tells him to be careful of Yi Myonghwan.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
December 2, 2012
The king forms sepsis and Kwanghyon finds out that his diagnosis was correct.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
November 26, 2012
Lord Ko tells Kwanghyon being a horse doctor is nothing to be ashamed about. However, when Kwanghyon diagnoses the king with gallstones, he's faced with dismissal from the clinic.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
November 25, 2012
Songha tells Kwanghyon that he can't get with Jinyoung since he's a commoner and she's a noble. The nurse finds out that Oh Jangbak is from the same island as Kwanghyon. During the practical application, Kwanghyon faces the king...
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
November 19, 2012
Kwanghyon and Jinyoung save Eunso. While he is locked up in the morgue, he brings a corpse back to life.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
November 18, 2012
Kwanghyon passes the exam and becomes an apprentice. He wants to prove to Myonghwan how commoners like him can become physicians too.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
November 12, 2012
Kwanghyon is preparing for the exam when Lord Yi Myonghwan finds out about them. He restricts Jinyong from seeing him and tries to stop him from becoming a doctor.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
November 11, 2012
When the medical exam is announced without any restrictions in social class, Gwanghyon begins preparing with Jinyong's help.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
November 5, 2012
Kwanghyon gets punished for attempted murder with acupuncture. After he recovers, he gets an offer to become a real doctor by Lord Ko.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
November 4, 2012
Kwanghyon tries to treat his colleague, Kang Dalho, with acupuncture.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
October 30, 2012
Kwanghyon finds the cure for the illness and is able to save Jinyoung. The Princess leaves the palace to see Kwanghyon
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
October 28, 2012
Kwanghyon thinks the cattle plague isn't cowpox. While he tries to find the poison, Jinyoung gets infected...
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
October 22, 2012
Kwanghyon and Jinyoung start working together at the Royal Stables. They find out about the cattle plague that spreads to people.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
October 21, 2012
Kwanghyon uses seven calming points to cure the horse that's supposed to be a tribute to the Qing. Ji Nyung finally joins the Welfare Clinic, where she gets sent to the stables.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 15, 2012
Jinyoung finds out that the horse doctor's name is Kwanghyon. Kwanghyon decides to save the horse that is supposed to be a tribute for the Qing.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 14, 2012
The doctor in the cave discovers Kwang Hyun's abilities as he heals the horse for the first time. After time passes, Kwang Hyun pays another visit to the capital and meets Jinyoung.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 9, 2012
Kwanghyon gets saved and lives in the stables. While the ministers come to buy the horses, Jinyoung comes along with Yi Myonghwan.
Kang Dojun's disgraced clan gets restored. Meanwhile Kwanghyon, Baek Sukgu, and Yongdal are on the run.
3. Kang Dojun's disgraced clan gets restored. Meanwhile Kwanghyon, Baek Sukgu, and Yongdal are on the run.
October 8, 2012
Kang Dojun's disgraced clan gets restored. Meanwhile Kwanghyon, Baek Sukgu, and Yongdal are on the run.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
October 2, 2012
Kwanghyun finally frees himself and goes out to the capital. There, he meets Youngdal, the real daughter of his father, Baek Suk Gu.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 1, 2012
Myonghwan meets Kang Dojun and Inju at the apprentice library. There, they share their hopes and dreams together. However, after they find out the secret behind the Crown Prince's assassination, they are faced with grave danger...
  • Premiere Date
    October 1, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (184)