Doctor John (TV series)
Doctor John (Korean: 의사요한; RR: Uisayohan; lit. Doctor Yo-han) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Ji Sung, Lee Se-young, Lee Kyu-hyung and Hwang Hee. It is based on the Japanese novel On Hand of God by Yo Kusakabe and aired on SBS from July 19 to September 7, 2019.
|Based on||On Hand of God|
by Yo Kusakabe
|Written by||Kim Ji-woon|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||32[a]|
|Running time||35 minutes[a]|
|Original network||SBS TV|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||July 19 –|
September 7, 2019
Cha Yo-han (Ji Sung) is a doctor of anesthesiology. He is arrogant, but he is a genius at his work. Kang Si-young (Lee Se-young) is a resident of anesthesiology who works with Cha Yo-Han. She is smart, warm and listens carefully to her patients. People, with mysterious acute or chronic pain come to the hospital. There, Cha Yo-han and Kang Shi-young try to find the causes of their pain.
- A talented anesthesiologist who spent three years in prison for performing euthanasia on a dying patient whose pain he could not reduce. He is often called "Ten Seconds" as he can disgnose one's disease very quickly. He secretly suffers from CIPA until it was exposed by Chae Eun-jeong, who held hatred towards Yo-han for ending the life of her daughter's murderer with euthanasia.
- A second year resident who was a top student at medical school. She took a break during her studies after she could not save her father in an accident. She decided to come back to the hospital after working at the prison where she met Yo-han.
- A prosecutor who is against the practice of euthanasia. He was present during Yo-han's trial and wanted to sentence him to ten years in prison. He holds a grudge against the doctor who ended the life of Yoon Sung-gyu, a murderer who killed Seok-ki's son. He suffers from stomach cancer. It was also shown that he was an opponent to the death penalty, viewing as an act nothing less than murder, albeit a legally-sanctioned one.
- He is a fellow of the Anesthesiology Department. He first wanted to prove Yo-han wrong as the doctor corrected his misdiagnosis twice when he was an inmate, but eventually decided to learn from him instead.
Hanse Hospital Pain Management TeamEdit
- A third year resident and Shi-young's younger sister who was allergic to animal hair, including cats. She had a strained relationship with Shi-young over the health of their comatose father.
- A fourth year resident.
- Oh Hyun-joong as Kim Won-hee
- A first year resident.
- Son San as Nurse Hong
- She has been a nurse for 20 years.
- Lee Yoo-mi as Na Kyeong-ah
- She has been a nurse for 3 years.
People at Hanse HospitalEdit
- Chief of the Anesthesiology Department. Shi-young and Mi-rae's mother.
- A lawyer specialized in medical affairs.
- Director of Sehan Hospital.
- Oh Seung-hyun as Min Joo-kyeong
- Professor of the Anesthesiology Department. Shi-young and Mi-rae's aunt.
- Jung Jae-sung as Kwon Seok
- Professor of the Anesthesiology Department.
- Ham Sung-min as Yoon Seong-kyu
- An anal cancer patient.
- Kim Do-hoon as Park Jung-bo
- Inmate 5353 who suffers from Fabry disease. Also a barista.
- Ha Do-kwon as Joo Hyeong-woo
- A Mixed Martial Arts Champion who suffers from Myasthenia gravis.
- Yoon Chan-young as Lee Gi-seok
- A CIPA patient.
- Lee Ju-won as Choi Seung-won
- Lee Do-kyung as Yu Dok-gyu
- A melioidosis patient.
- Chun Young-min as Lee Da-hae
- A phantom limb patient.
- Oh Yu-na as Yu Ri-hye
- A former actress who suffers from neuroblastoma.
- Shin Dong-mi as Chae Eun-jeong
- A nurse at an hospice center. Yo-han ended the life of her daughter's murderer (It was the same person, who also killed Seok-ki's son).
- Jang Hee-soo as professor
- A professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
- Kim Gyul as Seong Dong-ho
- A professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
- Yoon Joo-sang as Lee Won-gil
- Former Minister of Health and Welfare. He supports the practice of euthanasia.
- Moon Hak-jin as Kim Jung-woo
- A third year resident in ophthalmology.
- Kim Seung-hoon as a prison guard
According to director Jo Soo-won, the series was in development since 2014, the year when SBS bought the rights to adapt Yo Kusakabe's On Hand of God as a TV series.
The first script reading took place in March 2019 at SBS Ilsan Production Center in Tanhyun, South Korea.
|Doctor John OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Label||Blending Co., Ltd.|
SBS Content Hub Co., Ltd.
|2.||"Way Back" (Inst.)||3:30|
|2.||"Look At" (Inst.)||MYK||3:16|
|1.||"Pain or Death"||Moon Sung-nam||Samuel Seo||4:28|
|2.||"Pain or Death" (Inst.)||4:28|
|1.||"Just Go"||Moon Sung-nam||Moon Sung-nam||Baek A-yeon||3:42|
|2.||"Just Go" (Inst.)||Moon Sung-nam||3:42|
|1.||"Way Back (Acoustic Ver.)"||Ha-na||Jinsil||3:40|
|2.||"Way Back (Acoustic Ver.)" (Inst.)||3:40|
|1.||"Reason" (이유)||Tree Tube||Tree Tube||Tree Tube||3:39|
|2.||"Reason" (Inst.)||Tree Tube||3:39|
|3.||"Life Cycle"||Moon Sung-nam||1:27|
|5.||"Into the Room"||Kim Yung-jin||1:33|
|6.||"Morning Star"||Lee Hye-rim||3:04|
|8.||"Coming Home" (Guitar Roman)||Moon Sung-nam||2:56|
|11.||"Serene Death"||Son Han-mook||3:01|
|12.||"Day Off"||Kim Hong-gap||3:22|
|14.||"Mad Cello"||Jeong Cha-sik||3:29|
|15.||"Creeping Monster"||Kim Yung-jin||1:15|
|18.||"Pain or Death" (Guitar Sad)||Moon Sung-nam||3:15|
|21.||"Coming Home" (Strings)||Moon Sung-nam||4:40|
|23.||"An Unpleasant Memory"||Son Han-mook||2:37|
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|1||July 19, 2019||Between Hope and Despair
(희망과 절망 사이)
|6.0% (16th)||6.3% (15th)|
|2||8.4% (8th)||8.7% (7th)|
|3||July 20, 2019||A 0.00001% Hope
|7.0% (15th)||7.5% (9th)|
|4||10.1% (4th)||11.3% (3rd)|
|5||July 26, 2019||Champion
|7.7% (11th)||8.0% (11th)|
|6||12.3% (2nd)||13.0% (2nd)|
|7||July 27, 2019||About Fears
|8.0% (8th)||8.5% (6th)|
|8||11.2% (3rd)||11.3% (4th)|
|9||August 2, 2019||21g, The Weight of the Soul
(21그램, 영혼의 무게)
|8.5% (7th)||9.3% (8th)|
|10||10.8% (3rd)||11.5% (3rd)|
|11||August 3, 2019||World Without Pain
(고통 없는 세계)
|6.9% (11th)||7.6% (7th)|
|12||9.2% (4th)||10.2% (3rd)|
|13||August 9, 2019||Secrets and Lies
|7.9% (8th)||8.2% (8th)|
|14||10.3% (4th)||11.2% (3rd)|
|15||August 10, 2019||Understanding Someone
(누군가를 이해한다는 것은)
|7.3% (12th)||8.4% (6th)|
|16||10.1% (4th)||11.3% (3rd)|
|17||August 16, 2019||Terminal: Terminal and Incurable
(Terminal: 말기의, 불치의)
|7.2% (11th)||7.9% (10th)|
|18||9.2% (7th)||9.5% (7th)|
|19||August 17, 2019||Foreboding on a Crisp Afternoon
(화창한 오후의 불길한 예감)
|6.5% (16th)||7.1% (10th)|
|20||9.4% (3rd)||9.9% (3rd)|
|21||August 23, 2019||Consolation
|7.5% (9th)||8.4% (8th)|
|22||9.2% (5th)||9.9% (5th)|
|23||August 24, 2019||Schrödinger's Cat
|5.5% (18th)||5.9% (15th)|
|24||8.0% (4th)||8.8% (3rd)|
|25||August 30, 2019||The Promise to Try
(노력한다는 그 약속)
|7.1% (10th)||8.1% (8th)|
|26||8.6% (6th)||9.0% (6th)|
|27||August 31, 2019||A Certain Choice
|5.5% (18th)||6.1% (11th)|
|28||8.8% (3rd)||9.8% (3rd)|
|29||September 6, 2019||The Heart of the One Who Leaves
(떠나는 사람의 마음)
|6.3% (14th)||7.1% (11th)|
|30||8.1% (7th)||8.7% (5th)|
|31||September 7, 2019||Farewell, I Hope to Meet You Again Someday
(이별은, 언젠가 다시 만나길 바라는)
|6.7% (17th)||7.3% (18th)|
|32||10.2% (6th)||11.3% (3rd)|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2019||12th Korea Drama Awards||Excellence Award (Actor)||Lee Kyu-hyung||Won|||
|27th SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award in Miniseries (Actor)||Ji Sung||Nominated|||
|Excellence Award in Miniseries (Actor)||Lee Kyu-hyung||Nominated|
|Excellence Award in Miniseries (Actress)||Lee Se-young||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Ji Sung and Lee Se-young||Nominated|
|Child Actor Award||Yoon Chan-young||Won|
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