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Horse Doctor - Korean Drama 2012
Honestly, I was surprised when I first heard about his casting news, because Jo never ventures himself into a drama, he's very comfortable acting in movies and musicals.
Not to mention that The Horse Doctor is a sageuk drama and it's very lengthy (50 episodes, *jaw-dropped). Even though I shouldn't be surprised that this drama which is also known as The Great Healer is MBC's 51st anniversary drama; why do I get a feeling that this drama can be extended to more than 50 episodes?
The scriptwriter & PD duo are the team which gave us two MBC successful sageuk dramas: 77 episodes of Yi San and 60 episodes of Dong Yi; scriptwriter Kim Yi Young and PD Lee Byung Hoon. PD Lee Byung Hoon is King of Sageuk Drama PD, so I know that we're in for a great long ride.
The leading actress is Lee Yo Won, she left a footprint on my heart playing as Queen Seon Deok, I'm very excited to see her in another sageuk drama - most importantly this is her 2nd MBC Anniversary Special Planning Drama; Queen Seon Deok was MBC's 48th Anniversary Drama and aired in 2009.
Horse Doctor premieres in October 2012 following medical drama Golden Time.
Details, Synopsis & Casts
Number of Episodes: 50
Also Known As: The Horse Healer
Original run: October 1, 2012 - March 25, 2013 on MBC every Monday & Tuesday 21.55KST
- Jo Seung Woo as Baek Kwang Hyun
- Lee Yo Won as Kang Ji Nyung
- Lee Sang Woo as Lee Seong Ha
- Kim So Eun as Princess Sukhwi
- Yoo Sun as Jang In Joo
- Lee Soon Jae as Go Ju Man
- Jung Gyu Woon as Crown Prince Sohyeon
- Son Chang Min as Lee Myung Hwan
- Jo Bo Ah as Seo Eun Seo
- Jo Jin Mo as Guru Saam
- Han Sang Jin as King Hyun Jong
Scriptwriter: Kim Yi Young (Dong Yi, Yi San, Marrying a Millionaire)
Official Website: Horse Doctor
Horse Doctor / Horse Healer is based on a true story of Baek Kwang Hyun. Born in a low class, he initially treats horse, he then gains respect & reputation as a veterinarian and due to his medical talents, he rises to be King's Royal Physician. He studies medical science and acupuncture with Guru Saam who has a deep medical knowledge.
While he's studying there, he develops a feeling for Kang Ji Nyung who is a carefree & compassionate young woman and later on becomes a general doctor. After Lee Myung Hoon sees her talents, he adopted her & it raises her status as a daughter of a noble family.
Unfortunately, fate separates this lovebird. Few years later, they cross path and Kwang Hyun who is in the mission to seek revenge for his father's death learns the sad truth that Lee Myung Hoon and his deceased father had some sort of dark history.
Lee Seong Ha, Lee Myung Hoon's son is a great compassionate Royal Physician and he also develops feeling for Kang Ji Nyung. Even though Ji Nyung has been adopted into his family and is his step-sister, his feeling doesn't disappear. In the beginning, he treats Kwang Hyun as his rival, but as he slowly discovers Kwang Hyun's medical skill, he respects him.
Horse Doctor Character Chart
News | Casting News
- Joo Jin Mo plays saeguk drama for the first time
- Jung Kyeo-woon cast as prince in The Horse Healer
- ‘Horse Doctor' Jo Seung Woo-Lee Yo Won Learn Acupuncture
- Lee Sang-woo and Kim So-eun join Horse Healer
- Lee Yo-won and Jo Seung-woo star in The Horse Healer
- Jo Seung-woo cast in "The Horse Healer", first drama ever
Horse Doctor Press Conference Video
Horse Doctor Casts held their press conference on 24 September 2012 and the casts turned up wearing their beautiful hanbok.
Horse Doctor OST - Only One MV
Horse Doctor OST List
Horse Doctor OST Part 1 - Released October 10, 2012
1. Only One by Sohyang | English Lyric Translation
Horse Doctor - Awards
MBC Drama Awards - December 30, 2012
- Daesang (Grand Prize): Jo Seung Woo
- Best Actor (Special Project): Jo Seung Woo
- Excellence Actor (Special Project): Lee Sang Woo
- Best New Actress: Kim So Eun