Doctor Lawyer

Doctor Lawyer (Korean닥터 로이어; RRDakteo Roieo) is a 2022 South Korean television series starring So Ji-sub, Shin Sung-rok, and Im Soo-hyang. It premiered on MBC on June 3, 2022, and aired every Friday and Saturday at 21:50 (KST) for 16 episodes.[1][3] It is also available for streaming on Disney+ in selected regions.[4]

Doctor Lawyer
Doctor Lawyer.jpeg
Promotional poster
Also known asDr. Lawyer
Hangul닥터 로이어
Genre
Developed byKim Ho-jun (Planning)
Written byJang Hong-cheol[1]
Directed byLee Yong-seok[1]
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producers
  • Jo Na-yoon
  • Jeong Dae-woong
  • Jun Hyung-man
Producers
  • Park Jae-sam
  • Yoo Byung-sul
  • Lee Seung-hee
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkMBC TV
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJune 3 (2022-06-03) –
July 23, 2022 (2022-07-23)

SynopsisEdit

A genius surgeon who became a lawyer specializing in medical litigation after losing everything through a rigged operation, and a prosecutor in charge of medical crimes who lost her only family (younger brother) and lover due to that operation, work together to punish people who believe that wealth and power can rank above life, and comfort the victims of medical negligence.

CastEdit

MainEdit

Once a genius double-board surgeon specialized in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery, but now a lawyer specializing in medical litigation.
Asian branch manager of Honors Hand, a company that specializes in lobbying and investment.
A prosecutor in the medical crime division of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office.

SupportingEdit

Banseok Foundation and HospitalEdit

Chairman of Banseok Foundation and President of Banseok Hospital. He is currently appointed as Minister of Health and Welfare.
Director of Banseok R&D Center.
  • Lee Dong-ha as Gu Hyun-seong[12]
Director of Banseok Hospital and Gu Jin-gi's only son.
  • Woo Hyun-joo as Pyo Eun-sil[13]
An ace attorney and the team teader of Banseok Foundation's Legal Team.
Former Director of Anesthesia Department at Banseok Hospital, currently serving as Vice President of Banseok Hospital.
  • Kim Hyung-mook as Park Ki-tae[15]
A thoracic surgeon at Banseok Hospital.
  • Lee Seung-woo as Choi Yo-seop[16]
A 3rd year fellow at the Thoracic Surgery Department of Banseok Hospital.
  • Lee Gyu-bok as Director Cheon[17]
Gu Jin-gi's bodyguard and assistant.
  • Shin Su-jeong as Yoo Ga-yeon
Head of the management office at Banseok Hospital.
Head of Nursing at Banseok Hospital and also served as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Nursing at Banseok University.
Gu Jin-gi's wife.

New Hope Attorney's OfficeEdit

Special Investigator at New Hope.
  • Seo Yoon-ah as Ban Soo-hee[20]
Jo Da-rom's college senior and ace medical journalist.
A nurse from Banseok Hospital who followed Han Yi-han to New Hope.

Medical Crime DivisionEdit

  • Choi Jae-woong as Baek Kang-ho[10]
Chief Prosecutor at the Medical Crimes Division at Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office.
  • Noh Young-hak as Jeong Hee-kyung
A Level 8 investigator in the Medical Crimes Division teaming up with Geum Seok-Young.
  • Lee Sang-hoon as Park Gye-jang
A veteran investigator with 25 years of experience.

OthersEdit

  • Nam Myeong-ryeol as Im Tae-moon
Former Foreign Minister, Ambassador to the U.S., current Korean Party presidential candidate.
  • Kang Kyung-heon as Yoon Mi-sun[21]
A 4th term member of the National Assembly and the leader of the ruling Daehan Party.
  • Kim Tae-gyeom as Michael Young[22]
Strategy Team Leader of Honors Hand Asia.
  • Park Joon-hyuk as Kwon Yun-seok
Yoon Mi-sun legal assistance.

ExtendedEdit

  • Han Seung-bin as Geum Seok-ju[23]
Geum Seok-young's younger brother who suffers from a heart disease.
  • Lim Cheol-hyung as Nam Hyuk-cheol[24]
A death row inmate who was once a reputed medical device businessman, Jo Jung-hyun's ex-husband.
An elite autopsy surgeon from the National Forensic Service.
  • Nam Gi-ae as Han Yi-han's mother[26]
  • Hwang Hyun-bin as Mongolian housekeeper[27]
  • Jang Seo-yeon as Gil Seo-yeon[28]
An idol who lost her voice due to the side effects of a surgery.
  • Park Seon-hye as Gil Seo-yeon's mother[29]
  • Park Min-sang as Nam Jun-hwan[30]
The son of Nam Hyuk-cheol and Jo Jung-hyun. A patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Jung Bo-min as Yang Seon-ae[31]
Yoon Mi-sun's daughter.
  • Kim Dae-geon as Do Jin-woo[32]
Yang Seon-ae's boyfriend.

ProductionEdit

On April 27, 2022, photos from the script reading site were released.[10]

Original soundtrackEdit

Part 1Edit

Released on June 10, 2022[33][34]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Freedom"
  • Kang Dana
  • Quokka (Stupid Squad)
  • Kang Dana
  • Quokka (Stupid Squad)
  • Oh Hyung-seok (Stupid Squad)
Lee Chang-sub3:47
2."Freedom" (Inst.) 
  • Kang Dana
  • Quokka (Stupid Squad)
  • Oh Hyung-seok (Stupid Squad)
 3:47
Total length:7:34

Part 2Edit

Released on June 17, 2022[35][36]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."An Unfamiliar Day" (낯선 하루)
  • Ha Geun-young
  • Noh Sung-eun (Chansline)
  • Kim Shi-won (Chansline)
  • Kim Sung-min (Chansline)
  • Noh Sung-eun (Chansline)
  • Kim Shi-won (Chansline)
  • Kim Sung-min (Chansline)
Chen (EXO)4:04
2."An Unfamiliar Day" (낯선 하루; Inst.) 
  • Noh Sung-eun (Chansline)
  • Kim Shi-won (Chansline)
  • Kim Sung-min (Chansline)
 4:04
Total length:8:08

Part 3Edit

Released on June 25, 2022[37]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Fight On"Park Sang-yoo
  • Sang Yoon
  • MLC
  • Louis
  • Fascinador
Yoo Hwe-seung (N.Flying)3:21
2."Fight On" (Inst.) 
  • Sang Yoon
  • MLC
  • Louis
  • Fascinador
 3:21
Total length:6:42

Part 4Edit

Released on July 1, 2022[38]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."My Shadow"
  • Ha Geun-young
  • Lee Soo-yeon
  • Ha Geun-young
  • Lee Soo-yeon
Yi Ra-on3:39
2."My Shadow" (Inst.) 
  • Ha Geun-young
  • Lee Soo-yeon
 3:39
Total length:7:18

ViewershipEdit

Doctor Lawyer : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516
110068061162852997128511171076106410771285116811881100129412941111
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Korea..[39]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
Nielsen Korea[39] TNmS[40]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 June 3, 2022 5.2% (10th) 5.7% (8th) 5.3% (11th)
2 June 4, 2022 4.2% (16th) 4.6% (11th) 3.7% (18th)
3 June 10, 2022 6.5% (9th) 6.4% (6th) 6.8% (9th)
4 June 11, 2022 4.9% (13th) 5.1% (9th) 5.1% (10th)
5 June 17, 2022 5.7% (9th) 5.4% (9th) 5.3% (13th)
6 June 18, 2022 6.9% (4th) 6.7% (4th) 6.3% (4th)
7 June 24, 2022 6.4% (9th) 6.5% (7th) 6.5% (9th)
8 June 25, 2022 5.4% (12th) 5.2% (11th)
9 July 1, 2022 6.3% (10th) 6.0% (9th) 5.9% (11th)
10 July 2, 2022 6.2% (6th) 6.3% (5th) 6.4% (3rd)
11 July 8, 2022 7.2% (6th) 7.1% (7th)
12 July 9, 2022 6.1% (5th) 6.2% (4th) 6.5% (5th)
13 July 15, 2022 6.5% (8th) 6.3% (7th) 6.4% (11th)
14 July 16, 2022 6.2% (5th) 6.2% (6th) 6.2% (5th)
15 July 22, 2022 7.1% (7th) 7.3% (6th) 6.4% (11th)
16 July 23, 2022 7.0% (5th) 7.2% (5th) 6.4% (4th)
Average 6.11% 6.14%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

ReferencesEdit

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  14. ^ Yoo Byung-chul (May 2, 2022). "최덕문, MBC '닥터로이어' 출연…소지섭 동료의사 마취과장 役" [Choi Deok-moon to appear in MBC's 'Dr. Lawyer'... as the head of the anesthesia department, So Ji-sub's fellow doctor] (in Korean). Korea Economy TV. Retrieved May 2, 2022 – via Naver.
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  16. ^ Park So-young (June 17, 2022). "포스트 소지섭' 이승우, '그해우리는'→'닥터로이어' 열일 중입니다" ['Post So Ji-sub' Lee Seung-woo, 'That Year We Are' → 'Dr. Lawyer' is working hard] (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved June 18, 2022 – via Naver.
  17. ^ Baek Seung-hoon (May 31, 2022). "이규복, '닥터 로이어' 합류…이경영과 연기 호흡" [Kyu-bok Lee joins 'Doctor Lawyer'... Lee Kyung-young and acting breathing] (in Korean). iMBC. Retrieved May 31, 2022 – via Naver.
  18. ^ Kim Hye-young (June 4, 2022). "문희경, 카리스마 넘치는 이경영 아내 役으로 눈도장 (닥터로이어)" [Moon Hee-kyung, charismatic Lee Kyung-young's wife, painted eyes (Dr. Lawyer)] (in Korean). iMBC. Retrieved June 4, 2022 – via Naver.
  19. ^ Kim Hyun-rok (May 3, 2022). "정민아, '닥터로이어' 합류…소지섭 조력자 된다[공식]" [Jung Min-ah joins 'Dr. Lawyer'... Become So Ji-sub's assistant [Official]] (in Korean). spoTV News. Retrieved May 3, 2022 – via Naver.
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  21. ^ Baek Sung-hoon (May 23, 2022). "강경헌, '닥터로이어' 출연…뉴스 앵커 출신 국회의원役" [Kang Kyung-heon to appear in 'Doctor Lawyer'... Former news anchor member of parliament] (in Korean). IMBC. Retrieved May 23, 2022 – via Naver.
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  39. ^ a b Nielsen Korea ratings:
    • "Ep.1". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved June 4, 2022.
    • "Ep.2". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved June 5, 2022.
    • "Ep.3". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved June 11, 2022.
    • "Ep.4". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved June 12, 2022.
    • "Ep.5". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved June 18, 2022.
    • "Ep.6". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved June 19, 2022.
    • "Ep.7". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved June 25, 2022.
    • "Ep.8". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved June 26, 2022.
    • "Ep.9". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved July 1, 2022.
    • "Ep.10". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved July 2, 2022.
    • "Ep.11". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved July 8, 2022.
    • "Ep.12". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved July 9, 2022.
    • "Ep.13". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved July 16, 2022.
    • "Ep.14". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved July 17, 2022.
    • "Ep.15". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved July 23, 2022.
    • "Ep.16". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  40. ^ TNmS ratings:
    • "Ep.1". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved June 4, 2022.
    • "Ep.2". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved June 5, 2022.
    • "Ep.3". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved June 11, 2022.
    • "Ep.4". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved June 12, 2022.
    • "Ep.5". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved June 18, 2022.
    • "Ep.6". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved June 19, 2022.
    • "Ep.7". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved June 25, 2022.
    • "Ep.9". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved July 2, 2022.
    • "Ep.10". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved July 3, 2022.
    • "Ep.12". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved July 10, 2022.
    • "Ep.13". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved July 16, 2022.
    • "Ep.14". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved July 17, 2022.
    • "Ep.15". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved July 23, 2022.
    • "Ep.16". Breaknews (in Korean). Retrieved July 24, 2022.

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