Drama Casting & News
Script reading and first teaser for Emergency Couple
by | December 23, 2013 | 59 Comments

Muahaha. The first teaser is out for tvN’s new romantic comedy series Emergency Couple, and it’s short but hilarious. It features Choi Jin-hyuk (Heirs) smiling wistfully over romantic music, only to twist his face into a devilish smile as he raises a scalpel: “Memories I want to rip up.” Song Ji-hyo (Mandate of Heaven) follows suit with a sweet opening warming her hands by a fire, only to laugh maniacally: “Love I want to burn.” Ha. I think we’re in for some laughs with these two.

The new medical workplace rom-com is set to take over Answer Me 1994’s slot on Fridays and Saturdays starting in late January. It stars Choi Jin-hyuk and Song Ji-hyo as a couple that marries and divorces while med school, mostly because they argue like nobody’s business. Then six years after the separation, they end up interns in the same hospital and have to suffer working together while dealing with their hate. Co-starring are Lee Pil-mo (Light and Shadow) as the chief ER resident and Choi Yeo-jin (Incarnation of Money) as a surgeon.

The producers are cheekily calling it a “blood-pressure-raising romance,” where bickering is the name of the game. Hee. I’m excited. I’m just a fan of a good old-fashioned opposites-attract romance where witty banter can make sparks fly as much as any kiss. Not that we should be skimping on the kisses. No, no, not saying that! With 20 episodes, there should be plenty of time for both, and maybe even a little doctoring on the side.

Emergency Couple premieres January 24 on tvN.

Via Hankooki


59 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. domino

    They look so cute together!! ‘Song Jinhyuk’ otp, I approve!

  2. ziggystardust

    The evil laugh cracked me up. Fingers crossed this is more cute-funny than medical-jargon-bore-me-to-death soup.

    • 2.1 ziggystardust

      Tbh I am all for doctors if they are actually BEING DOCTORS… romantic bickering in the hospital workplace setting can be good, if it’s the sort where they drive each other nuts but actually push each other to be better people/doctors… not so much if relationship melodrama and wrist grabbing take precedence over, say, someone’s gaping chest wound.. o_o

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  4. Niara

    Looks cute <3

    Hope it'll be more romantic and humorous than medical.Not that I hate medical dramas, there was just too many uninteresting ones this year.

    • 4.1 wannabean

      exactly! i mean, i get that they want to be accurate with the medical cases/terms, but it starts to take away too much from the central plot itself.

      • 4.1.1 Lilian

        reminds me of Medical Top Team…or was it Top Medical Team??

  5. miracleloveuknowfireinlove

    wow love love love

  6. haruka

    They didn’t use the hospital or ER room as background in teaser which is a good sign. Woot!

    • 6.1 Thursdaynexxt

      maybe that’s a sign that the focus of the show won’t be the actual doctoring stuff…? Don’t mind one bit if it’s being replaced with OTP-time!

  7. Anonymous

    Why do they have to be doctors? Why not lawyers, or teachers, or any other profession that ISN’T a time suck/can’t get awkward with combining romance?

    Either you sacrifice the doctor, or you sacrifice the romance, and clearly neither is good.

    • 7.1 noon

      ooh I would have like to see them as teachers, but being doctors puts them in a position to bicker with each other. they can argue about medical stuff and personal things.

    • 7.2 Dean


      doctors have the highest divorce rate…

    • 7.3 Sako

      Please, let them sacrifice all the ‘doctor’ here!

      I am the sworn fan of ‘House’ and saw every single episode of the series. Even the last 2 seasons which were pretty shitty. Loved every minute of it. And I love ‘Scrubs’ (pretending last season didn’t happen).

      Although Korean drama, I watch it for entirely different reasons – they have never done any convincing medical settings, and don’t believe they will be able to pull it off. Just do what you can do best, kdrama!!

  8. Miky

    the trailer even if it was short hooked me in especially the devilish laugh,hope it will be fun,witty and romantic

  9. crab

    kya – song ji hyo 귀여워 귀여워

  10. 10 hoaa

    gonna watch this one!!

  11. 11 OMG

    M excited!!

  12. 12 siska chandra

    jihyo’s laught crack me up. huahahaha.. lol… this… i must watch this drama.. lol

    • 12.1 s2cutechibi

      Yup, i think i saw bad jihyo from those laugh LOL. This show is gonna be so much fun=]

  13. 13 shisuisen

    I am excited. Would have been supremely excited if they’re not doctors… I mean, why not lawyers? That would have been super hot and so full of tension~

    Either way, looking forward to this couple~

  14. 14 damianna

    ‘love i want to burn’. puhaha. finally ji hyo’s character is different from her previous serious, quiet ones.

    please bicker lots so you have to make it up with lots and lots of kisses later.

  15. 15 miiko

    jihyo unnie so cute…

  16. 16 ty

    those script reading pictures are the prettiest ones i have ever seen…

  17. 17 mg

    Song Jihyo look so young !! wowwww

  18. 18 Yee

    Loviiing you is sooo easy coz you’re BOTH so beautiful! They look so freaking adorable.. I am shipping so hard and the show haven’t even started yet!

  19. 19 Mrs.Jang Guem Suk

    Awwwwww ik watching this 😊

  20. 20 neener

    I’m gonna watch this and I hope Mong Ji’s sched won’t affect her appearance on RM!

  21. 21 ebay

    Ottoke! They look good together!

  22. 22 bluesky

    loving youuuuu…OMG, that evil laugh!! 😈 love the teaser..Anticipating for this JiHyuk couple 😆 😆 😆

  23. 23 niKai

    good looks all around. i’m officially jealous!

  24. 24 canxi

    Yay! Go Choi Jin Hyuk!

    I read that he was going to give up on acting this year thinking he was not good enough. So glad he did not! Hoping for the best of him and will definitely be watching this one!

  25. 25 BellaMafia

    I’m a bit confused. JB said EC starts in late January (take over AM’ 94 slot). I thought AM’94’s final episode is this week? Am I wrong? I haven’t seen it yet, I’m waiting till it’s finished airing to watch.

    • 25.1 canxi

      It ends. There is probably a break or something for that time-slot and then Emergency Couple goes on air.

  26. 26 callmeadreamer

    Song Ji-hyo’s laugh killed me, lol.

  27. 27 Abbie

    Freaking hilarious teaser! Cannot wait for this!

  28. 28 goldeng

    rofl!! ji hyo’s creepy laugh is priceless!! I’ll def watch!

  29. 29 Intyce

    Can’t wait!! ^_^ CJH finally gets to be a lead= MORE SCREEN TIME!! <3 YAY!!!!

  30. 30 aly

    have you guys not seen the bts pictures of him holding her arm. omg made me swoon. you can tell that they are already getting on really well!

  31. 31 jademwong

    Oh my god this cracked me up lol I can’t wait to see this.

  32. 32 Sadie

    bring it on! so excited for this ^^

  33. 33 Emy

    This is the first drama in ages whose synopsis had me excited. Can’t wait for this to start!

  34. 34 lemon84

    Can’t wait! After the cold hearted choi jin hyuk as kim won.. I want him as a romantic comedy.. just watch I need romance.. its a pity he didn’t ended up with the lead actress.. so.. finger cross for this one.. I don’t know.. as much I’d enjoy Monday couple but it is okay to ship song ji hyuk? (^^)

  35. 35 Exquisitemelody

    Excited! I hope it’s good. Medical dramas aren’t really for me so the less there is, the better.

  36. 36 ok

    Choi Jin Hyuk oozes so much of everything… charisma, sexiness, hotness, cuteness. when I first watched Gu Family book, I thought everyone was overreacting, but after watching Heirs… the way he smiles and talks… sooo hot.

  37. 37 Mia

    Omg I can’t wait!!! LOL their laughs, muahahahaha
    This show will be awesome!

  38. 38 Viki

    So looking forward to this! This makes it that Choi Jin Hyuk has to star in Running Man again to promote this drama!!!

    • 38.1 Yee

      OMG then Monday boyfriend will be soooo jealous of Friday hubby! LOL Friday couple…FIGHTING!

  39. 39 RaeDar

    Glad I wasn’t the only one who found the teaser cute. This is an OTP I would go crazy for. Song Jin-hyuk? *SQUEEEEEE*

  40. 40 Dea

    OMG!! can’t wait! but why late january?

  41. 41 MizzMizzEka

    Must have watch this, looks so hillarious and funny.
    hopefully dont ended like unemployment romance that spoiler so cute but the story goes MEH. Ji hyoo Nunaa, fighting! You looks so beautiful … and Ji Hyuk-sii looks so mature despite his age younger than Ji Hyoo Nunaa

  42. 42 YoeYoe

    Choi Jin Hyuk, Dear, why so hot????? no matter what the acting or script suck (dun think so though), I’m gonna watch this show, no matter what!!

  43. 43 LangitBiru

    Oppa!!!! So handsome but when I first saw the picture. I thought it was Ji Chang Wook. Long time no see Lee Pilmo.

  44. 44 Octopus

    Ji hyo fanning the flames was SO CUTE.

  45. 45 kirana

    i’m shipping this couple now

  46. 46 SHINeeGirl

    I wish you would recap this. I couldn’t follow any of the dramas for the past few weeks because of my exams. I am almost done with it.
    Can anything be better than a CJH drama to return to drama world??? Its his first lead too. Woo hoo.
    No doubt. Am gonna love this 🙂

  47. 47 Luzie

    I really hope you guys recap this after all the shitty dramas this year

  48. 48 Skwon

    Adorable! And what an attractive couple!

  49. 49 Perrie

    so excited!!
    Fingers crossed!

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