Good Doctor (South Korean TV series)

Good Doctor (Korean굿 닥터; RRGut Dakteo) is a 2013 South Korean medical drama television series starring Joo Won, Moon Chae-won, Joo Sang-wook, Kim Min-seo, Chun Ho-jin, Kwak Do-won, and Ko Chang-seok. It aired on KBS2 from August 5 to October 8, 2013, on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.[1] The early working title was Green Scalpel (Korean그린 메스; RRGeurin Meseu; lit. "Green Mes"[2]).[3][4]

Good Doctor
Good Doctor TV series-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul굿 닥터
GenreMedical drama
Romance
Comedy
Created byPark Jae-bum
Directed byKi Min-soo
Kim Jin-woo
Starring
ComposerChoi Cheol-ho
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producersKim Sung-geun
Lee Jang-soo
Yoo Hong-gu
ProducersLee Jae-hoon
Park Woo-ram
CinematographyKim Jae-hwan
Kim Yong-soo
EditorKim Mi-kyung
Production companyLogos Film
DistributorKorean Broadcasting System
Release
Original networkKBS2
Original releaseAugust 5 (2013-08-05) –
October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
Chronology
Related showsThe Good Doctor (US)
Good Doctor (Japan)
Mucize Doktor [tr] (Turkey)
Life After Death (Hong Kong)

SynopsisEdit

Park Si-on (Joo Won) is a savant on the autism spectrum who was sent to a specialized care center as a child, where he was discovered to have a genius-level memory and keen spatial skills. He eventually enters the field of pediatric surgery as a resident, where he is given six months to prove himself capable. However, due to his atypical mental and emotional condition, Si-on faces conflict from his peers and patients, who view him as childlike and unreliable. Most critical is the hotheaded surgeon Kim Do-han (Joo Sang-wook). Do-han was requested by the young surgeon's mentor, Choi Woo-seok (Chun Ho-jin), who is also a director of the hospital, to guide him but is unwilling to do so, as he labels him a soulless robot of a doctor who can only rely heavily on his photographic memory instead of feeling what the patient needs. Despite help from understanding and fair colleagues like Cha Yoon-seo (Moon Chae-won) and Han Jin-wook (Kim Young-kwang), the hospital is a fierce and competitive world, and the challenges Si-on faces become only greater when he falls in love with Yoon-seo, a fellow doctor at the hospital.

CastEdit

MainEdit

SupportingEdit

Sungwon University Hospital officialsEdit

Department of Pediatric SurgeryEdit

A warm and friendly fourth-year resident, who first approaches Park Shi-on when he is shunned by the others.
  • Yoon Park as Woo Il-kyu, second-year resident
  • Yoon Bong-gil as Hong Gil-nam, second-year resident
  • Wang Ji-won as Kim Sun-joo, intern

Nursing divisionEdit

  • Ko Chang-seok as Jo Jung-mi, senior nurse
  • Jin Kyung as Nam Joo-yeon, head nurse
  • Lee Ah-rin as Ga-kyung
  • Ha Kyu-won as Hye-jin

Children's wardEdit

OthersEdit

Special appearancesEdit

RatingsEdit

Good Doctor made a strong debut on the TV ratings chart.[18] It maintained the number one spot in its timeslot for most of its run, with an average viewership rating of 17.4% (TNmS) and 18.0% (AGB Nielsen).

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[19] AGB Nielsen[20]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 5 August 2013 10.5% 10.3% 10.9% 11.6%
2 6 August 2013 13.6% 14.6% 14.0% 15.1%
3 12 August 2013 13.8% 14.6% 15.3% 16.2%
4 13 August 2013 15.9% 16.9% 15.8% 15.8%
5 19 August 2013 16.5% 17.6% 18.0% 18.5%
6 20 August 2013 18.4% 20.4% 19.0% 20.0%
7 26 August 2013 17.2% 18.1% 17.4% 18.2%
8 27 August 2013 17.5% 19.0% 18.4% 18.5%
9 2 September 2013 17.0% 18.3% 17.4% 17.4%
10 3 September 2013 18.5% 20.5% 18.4% 18.3%
11 9 September 2013 18.3% 20.2% 18.3% 18.7%
12 10 September 2013 20.0% 22.2% 19.4% 19.4%
13 16 September 2013 17.5% 19.3% 17.9% 18.4%
14 17 September 2013 18.9% 20.3% 18.6% 19.3%
15 23 September 2013 18.5% 20.2% 19.6% 20.3%
16 24 September 2013 20.9% 22.7% 21.5% 22.8%
17 30 September 2013 18.0% 20.5% 20.3% 21.1%
18 1 October 2013 19.0% 21.4% 20.6% 21.5%
19 7 October 2013 17.6% 20.1% 19.0% 20.0%
20 8 October 2013 19.5% 22.4% 19.2% 19.5%
Average 17.4% 18.9% 18.0% 18.5%

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013
26th Grimae Awards
Best Drama Good Doctor Won
Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor Joo Won Nominated
Joo Sang-wook Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress Moon Chae-won Nominated
Best Writer Park Jae-bum Won
Top Excellence Award, Actor Joo Won Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor Joo Sang-wook Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress Moon Chae-won Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor Joo Won Won
Actor of the Year (selected by directors) Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress Moon Chae-won Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Joo Sang-wook Won
Joo Won Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Moon Chae-won Won
Best Supporting Actor Jo Hee-bong Nominated
Ko Chang-seok Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jin Kyung Nominated
Kim Min-seo Nominated
Best New Actor Kim Young-kwang Nominated
Best Young Actor Jung Yun-seok Nominated
Best Young Actress Kim Hyun-soo Nominated
Best Couple Award Joo Won and Moon Chae-won Won
Netizen Award, Actor Joo Won Won
Popularity Award, Actress Moon Chae-won Won
2014 Best Drama Good Doctor Won
Best Performer Joo Won Won
Best Drama Good Doctor Won
Best Director Ki Min-soo Nominated
Best Actor Joo Won Nominated
Best Serial Drama Good Doctor Won
Korea Broadcasting Awards[25]
Best Drama Won
Best Mini-series Runner-up

In November 2013, the Korea Association of the Welfare Institutes for the Disabled gave the series a plaque of recognition for creating awareness about autism and how socially challenged individuals can contribute to society.[27] In December 2013, Good Doctor also received an award from the Disability Awareness Campaign Headquarters and was designated as a "Good Program" by the Korea Communications Standards Commission.[28][29]

International adaptationsEdit

AmericanEdit

An American remake of the same name, produced by Daniel Dae Kim, debuted in late September 2017 on ABC. The story of a surgeon with autism is set in San Jose, California, airing during fall of 2017.[30][31][32]

JapaneseEdit

A Japanese remake of the same name starred Kento Yamazaki, Juri Ueno, and Naohito Fujiki aired from July 12 to September 13, 2018 on Fuji TV.

TurkishEdit

A Turkish remake called Mucize Doktor produced by Asena Bülbüloğlu, debuted on September 12, 2019 on Fox Turkey.

Hong KongEdit

Dr. Koo Hei-sun is the character inspire from Park Si-on in drama called Life After Death produced by Kwan Shu-ming and Kwan Man-sum, debuted on June 8, 2020 on TVB.

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