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Top 5 Best Korean Medical Dramas You Should Watch Real Soon

Updated on July 8, 2019
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5 Best Korean Medical Dramas

Are you one of the Korean Drama fans who are fond of watching Medical Dramas or someone who is just looking for something to binge-watch this weekend? Say no more, I've got 5 amazing Romantic Medical KDramas you should watch real soon!

1. Doctors

Doctors Korean Drama
Doctors Korean Drama

Doctors (2016)

Revised romanization: Dakteoseu

Hangul: 닥터스

direct translation: Doctors


  • Asianwiki: 89% (11625 votes)
  • Google users: 93% likes
  • Viki: 9.3/10

Network: SBS TV

Genre: Medical drama / Drama / Romance Film

Episodes: 20

Main Cast:

  • Kim Rae-won as Hong Ji-hong
  • Park Shin-hye as Yoo Hye-jung
  • Yoon Kyun-sang as Jung Yoon-do
  • Lee Sung-kyung as Jin Seo-woo

Doctors Cast Korean Drama
Doctors Cast Korean Drama | Source

Doctors Synopsis

This Medical Drama revolves around Yoo Hye-jung, a headstrong girl in high school with a prickly, gangster personality. Due to her many childhood scars, Hye-jung keeps her heart closed towards other people. However, she changes after meeting her mentor Hong Ji-hong, who plays a key role in transforming her life from a "hopeless" delinquent to a compassionate doctor. They part ways subsequently but meet again after 13 years, when Yoo Hye-jung becomes a doctor.


Doctors KDrama
Doctors KDrama | Source

Doctors - Trailer

2. Doctor Stranger

Doctor Stranger Korean Drama 2014
Doctor Stranger Korean Drama 2014 | Source

Doctor Stranger (2014)

Revised romanization: Dakteo Yibangin

Hangul: 닥터 이방인


  • Asianwiki: 90% (7007 votes)
  • Google users: 93%
  • IMDb: 7.6/10

Network: SBS

Genre: Medical drama / Romance Film

Episodes: 20

Main Cast:

  • Lee Jong-suk as Park Hoon
  • Jin Se-yeon as Song Jae-hee / Han Seung-hee
  • Park Hae-jin as Han Jae-joon / Lee Sung-hoon
  • Kang So-ra as Oh Soo-hyun

Doctor Stranger Korean Drama 2014
Doctor Stranger Korean Drama 2014 | Source

Doctor Stranger Synopsis

As a child, Park Hoon and his father Park Cheol were tricked and sent to North Korea. After being sent to North Korea, Park Hoon and his father were denied access to go back to South Korea. In North Korea, Park Hoon was trained to become a doctor by his father who was already a famous doctor. He became a genius thoracic surgeon after attending medical school in North Korea. There, he fell deeply in love with Song Jae-hee. After Park Hoon's father died, he tried to flee to South Korea with Jae-hee, but lost contact with her in the end. Park Hoon was able to flee to South Korea alone.

In South Korea, Park Hoon begins to work as doctor in a top hospital Myungwoo University Hospital. Meanwhile, he found a girl that looks exactly like Jae-hee, Doctor Han Seung-hee, who claims not to know Park Hoon.


Doctor Stranger 2014
Doctor Stranger 2014 | Source

Doctor Stranger - Trailer

3. Romantic Doctor

Romantic Doctor Korean Drama
Romantic Doctor Korean Drama

Romantic Doctor (2016)

Also known as "Romantic Doctor Kim", "Dr. Romantic"

Revised romanization: Nangmandakteo Gimsabu

Hangul: 낭만닥터 김사부

direct translation: Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim


  • Asianwiki: 90% (5565 votes)
  • Google users: 95%

Network: SBS

Genre: Medical Drama / Romance

Episodes: 20 + 1 special

Main Cast:

  • Han Suk-kyu as Kim Sa-bu (Teacher Kim) / Boo Yong-joo
  • Yoo Yeon-seok as Kang Dong-joo
  • Seo Hyun-jin as Yoon Seo-jung

Romantic Doctor
Romantic Doctor | Source

Romantic Doctor Synopsis

This story about Boo Yong-joo, a genius and triple-board certified surgeon, who was once at the top of his field and used to work at Seoul's top hospital, Geodae. After a traumatic incident, he disappears and changes his name to Kim Sa-bu to work at a small hospital named Doldam, which is located at Gangwon Province. He guides Kang Dong-joo and Yoon Seo-jeong to become great doctors there, teaching them to fight against power and money for the sake of patients.


Romantic Doctor Korean Drama
Romantic Doctor Korean Drama | Source

Doctor Romantic - Trailer

4. Good Doctor

Good Doctor Korean Drama
Good Doctor Korean Drama | Source

Good Doctor (2013)

Revised romanization: Gut Dakteo

Hangul: 굿 닥터

direct translation: The Good Doctor


  • Asianwiki: 93% (5630 votes)
  • Google users: 91%
  • IMDb: 8.1/10

Network: KBS

Genre: Medical drama / Romance / Comedy

Episodes: 20

Main Cast:

  • Joo Won as Park Shi-on
  • Moon Chae-won as Cha Yoon-seo
  • Joo Sang-wook as Kim Do-han
  • Kim Min-seo as Yoo Chae-kyung

Good Doctor Korean Drama
Good Doctor Korean Drama

Good Doctor Synopsis

Park Shi-on is an autistic savant 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, Shi-on faces conflict from his peers and patients, who view him as childlike and unreliable. Most critical is the hotheaded surgeon Kim Do-han, who 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 and Han Jin-wook , the hospital is a fierce and competitive world, and the challenges Shi-on faces become only greater when he falls in love with Yoon-seo.


Good Doctor Korean Drama
Good Doctor Korean Drama

Good Doctor - Trailer

5. Descendants of the Sun

Descendants of the Sun
Descendants of the Sun | Source

Descendants of the Sun (2016)

Revised romanization: Taeyang-ui Huye

Hangul: 태양의 후예

direct translation: Descendants of the Sun


  • Asianwiki: 92% (22838 votes)
  • Google users: 97% likes
  • IMDb: 8.5/10

Network: KBS

Genre: Romance / Melodrama / Action

Episodes: 16 + 3 special episodes

Main Cast:

  • Song Joong-ki as Captain Yoo Si-jin (a.k.a. Big Boss)
  • Song Hye-kyo as Doctor Kang Mo-yeon (a.k.a. Beauty)
  • Jin Goo as Master Sergeant Seo Dae-young (a.k.a. Wolf)
  • Kim Ji-won as First Lieutenant Yoon Myung-ju

Descendants of the Sun Korean Drama
Descendants of the Sun Korean Drama

Descendants of the Sun Synopsis

Shi-Jin is the captain of the special forces. He catches a motorcycle thief with Sergeant Major Dae-Young. The thief is injured during his capture and is sent to the hospital. Dae-Young realises his cellphone was stolen by the thief and goes to the hospital to retrieve his cellphone.

In the emergency room, Shi-Jin meets Dr. Mo-Yeon for the first time. He falls in love with her immediately. Mo-Yeon mistakenly assumes Shi-Jin is part of thief's criminal gang. He proves to her that he is a soldier with the help of army doctor Myeong-Joo.

Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon begin to date, but due to their jobs their dates don't go well. Shi-Jin takes an order to lead his soldiers on a peacekeeping mission to the country of Uruk. Meanwhile, Mo-Yeon becomes upset that she fails to become a professor due to a colleague's privileged background. When Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again, they talk about their views on life and realise how different they are. Shi-Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo-Yeon, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. They say their goodbyes.

Eight months later, Mo-Yeon rebuffs the sexual advances of hospital chairman Suk-Won and as retribution is assigned to lead a medical team in Uruk. There, Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again.


Descendants of the Sun Korean Drama
Descendants of the Sun Korean Drama

Descendants of the Sun - Trailer

Awards, Nominations and Ratings

Awards Won
Highest Nationwide Ratings
1. Doctors
2. Doctor Stranger
3. Romantic Doctor
4. Good Doctor
5. Descendants of the Sun

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      3 months ago from PH

      I absolutely agree, Eva!

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      Eva Gonzales 

      3 months ago from Philippines

      Romantic Dr Kim is a rare treasure amongst all the gems out there. :)


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