Yong Pal

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (990)

Yong Pal is a gripping South Korean drama that aired in 2015 on SBS. It stars popular actors Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, and Hyeon-jae Jo, among others, and is set in Seoul, South Korea. The show's title character, Yong Pal, is a skilled surgeon named Kim Tae-hyun (Joo Won), who moonlights as a secret doctor for criminals and the wealthy elite. He takes on risky, underground surgeries to pay off the hefty medical bills of his sister, who is in a vegetative state. Despite his morally ambiguous actions, Tae-hyun is a principled man who believes in helping those in need when no one else will.

One day, he's scoping out a wealthy client's home for a potential surgery when he runs into Han Yeo-jin (Kim Tae-hee), a comatose heiress living in the house. Tae-hyun is caught between helping the client, who wants to kill Yeo-jin to inherit her wealth, and saving Yeo-jin's life. In the end, he chooses to operate on Yeo-jin and saves her life.

Thanks to Tae-hyun's expertise, Yeo-jin wakes up from her coma and soon learns of the betrayal and danger she faced in her own home. She resolves to gain back control of her company and fight for her family's legacy. Tae-hyun, meanwhile, becomes entangled in Yeo-jin's life as she starts to depend on him for both medical needs and emotional support.

As Yeo-jin sets out to reclaim her position in the company, she and Tae-hyun become embroiled in a web of betrayal, power struggles, and conspiracies. The two must navigate the dangerous world of corporate espionage and corruption, while trying to stay true to their own ideals.

One standout aspect of the show is its strong female lead in Han Yeo-jin. She's a smart, capable woman who commands respect and fights for what's right. Her relationship with Tae-hyun is also nuanced and compelling, as they both come to rely on each other in different ways.

Another strength of Yong Pal is its well-plotted storyline, which keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. From the high-stakes surgeries to the intense action scenes, there is never a dull moment. The show also touches on themes of morality, justice, and class conflict, making it a thought-provoking watch.

The acting in Yong Pal is also top-notch, with Joo Won and Kim Tae-hee delivering impressive performances. Joo Won shows range as the conflicted and complex Tae-hyun, and Kim Tae-hee shines as the determined and charismatic Yeo-jin. Hyeon-jae Jo also impresses as Han Do-joon, Yeo-jin's cunning and manipulative brother.

Overall, Yong Pal is a must-watch for fans of Korean dramas. Its gripping storyline, strong characters, and skilled acting make it a standout show that's sure to keep viewers hooked until the very end.

Yong Pal is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on August 5, 2015.

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Episode 18
18. Episode 18
October 1, 2015
Tae Hyun learns who his friends and allies are when people show their true colors. Yeo Jin finally gets her ring.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
September 30, 2015
Tae Hyun has built a clinic in a small town and is trying to lead a quiet, happy life. Chae Young still wants revenge for her husband.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
September 24, 2015
Yeo Jin wages war in opposition to Daejung Group. Tae Hyun makes a move that he thinks will help Yeo Jin, however it does not work out the way he expected.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
September 23, 2015
Chae Young reaches out to Tae Hyun for help as Yeo Jin exacts revenge on her brother. Tae Hyun tries to reason with Yeo Jin.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
September 17, 2015
Tae Hyun has trouble adjusting to being a bigwig at the hospital, and he finds out what happened the night his mother was brought into the hospital. Yeo Jin wants revenge.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
September 16, 2015
The funeral does not end the way Do Joon expected. Tae Hyun sees his new home. Chae Young and President Go try to figure out their place in the new world order.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
September 10, 2015
A war is brewing and everyone must choose a side. Tae Hyun asks Man Sik for help, and Doo Chul comes to Tae Hyun's rescue.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
September 9, 2015
The Chairman and President Go make arrangements for Yeo Jin's funeral. Yeo Jin puts her own plan into action and finds what her father left for her.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
September 3, 2015
Tae Hyun returns to the hospital to find that a lot of things have changed. He agrees to trade his life for his sister's safety.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
September 2, 2015
Yeo Jin regains her strength and gets closer to Tae Hyun. Tae Hyun tells her how his sister ended up with liver damage. A local woman needs Tae Hyun's help.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
August 27, 2015
The Chairman invites Chief Lee and Dr. Kim to his house for dinner to make sure they understand that he owns them. Chae Young tells Tae Hyun how Yeo Jin ended up in a perpetual coma.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
August 26, 2015
President Go and the Chairman sit down to discuss the future. Tae Hyun, having lost a lot of blood, faints in the OR.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
August 20, 2015
Nurse Hwang looks into what is going on with her patient when she overhears a conversation she was not meant to hear. Tae Hyun tries to figure out who is really on Young Ae's side.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
August 19, 2015
Tae Hyun's sister's condition gets worse. The board pushes for a court order to visit Young Ae, which forces the Chairman to make a call.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
August 13, 2015
Hae In tries to get revenge on Cha Se Yoon and threatens to kill everyone in the hospital in the process.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
August 12, 2015
Dr. Kim makes a stealthy move to save Young Ae from herself. Dr. Kim makes a house call for a celebrity who gets into some trouble with a woman in a hotel room.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
August 6, 2015
The police follow up with a lead when Yong Pal's scalpel is left at the last job. Dr. Kim is assigned an ICU patient with no known family.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
August 5, 2015
A VIP who was in a car accident lies in a coma. Yong Pal, a superstar surgeon, treats gangsters on the side to pay off his debt, and to cover treatments for his sister.
Where to Watch Yong Pal
Yong Pal is available for streaming on the SBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Yong Pal on demand at Netflix and Viki.
  • Premiere Date
    August 5, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (990)