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Doctor Stranger’s new mishmash of a preview

A new Doctor Stranger teaser is out!

…and to be quite honest, I don’t know that I get it. It’s certainly a… diverse preview — we start out with a light, cheeky vibe as Lee Jong-seok bickers with a disdainful Kang So-ra, then calls a bunch of doctors quacks. Then things get serious on the medical front as Park Hae-jin wonders how they called in a North Korean refugee for this procedure, turning dire (and operatic?) as he offers a woman — Jin Se-yeon, it looks like — a pill that he warns will make her heart stop momentarily.

Then, shower angst, some running, and “One man’s long journey seeking love.”

I am totally looking forward to this drama and its interesting mix of love, medicine, and espionage, but let’s be honest — this preview is a bit of a hot mess. Well on the upside, the show has still got a few weeks to clean up its rough patches before its premiere, which is on May 5. Doctor Stranger will be a Monday-Tuesday drama following God’s Gift – 14 Days.

Via FN News

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Wow...can't wait to see this! ?

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i think hs first love was ill and he performed the operation like we saw,stopping her heart and the thing when wrong way and the girl died maybe?so now he is hunted by thinking he killer her?
the preview looks fun i might say,hope the story will be good

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I hope all the actor can give us good acting coz the storyline seems heavy and deep in emotion, hopefully all of them can deliver.

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"heavy and deep in emotion" + "Sorry Lollipop" = LOL.

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It is admittedly confusing but I'm in this because of Lee Jong-seok, for better or for worse. What a myriad of expressions this guy has. Always a pleasure to see him bring a character to life.

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Lee Jong-suk looks like a teen playing doctor-doctor. But I'm still into the premise; it looks really promising and different even if that promo is seriouslu bipolar.

P.s. Is it just me or Kang Sora looks like a younger version Kim Tae-hee here?

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I volunteer to play doctor with Lee Jong Suk if he needs practice.

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Me three...

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I think the third teaser makes more sense - or makes it less of a hot mess - if you watch the first and second teasers.

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cant stand Jin Se-yeon... pass!

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I hate to nitpick but I could have sworn that I saw you say the same thing already on the previous thread(s). I believe you've made your intention of not watching this drama pretty clear already. I don't know what you're trying to accomplish by repeating the same sentiment over again.

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LJS + shower scene = I'm in it for the long haul. ^^

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Word! The preview is perfect if you ask me...

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Is it too late to wish Kang So-ra is the lead and not Jin Se Yeon?

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Count me in.

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praying here...

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There's more of Kang Sora in this preview than JSY, so that must be a good sign, right...

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It's what we all hope hahaha

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Not that KSR becoming the lead will change anything, but for JSY's sake I hope it had been just the case because people won't stop whining about it. Had this drama been centered on a female protagonist, then it would be a much legitimate request. But JSY being the 'lead' just means that she is the primary 'love interest'. Interchanging them will hardly affect anything. I think people should be thankful though that KSR got a role that is within her comfort zone, not that I don't think she has enough range to play something differently, but this is a safe pick for her.

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What is the range of JSY then when she's weaker than KSR, what the Producer was really thinking while casting her for a double role when she can't handle ONE?

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Once upon a time this role was offered to Park Min Young too. So acting range doesn't seem really to be the concern here. Speaking of which, I am curious whether the same sentiment would have been true had PMY accepted the role.

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Strange ,confusing teaser....still hopeful....remember the mess that was city hunter's previews/publicity?....now its my fav drama ever!!

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That's what I thought too !

I have a feeling its gonna be a emotional story arc like city hunter, and something in my gut says this is gonna be good
Maybe that is just my optimism talking !

Please drama, don't make me eat my words !

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When the preview and/or the poster are not appealing, usually the drama is good.
Remember I Hear Your Voice and You From Another Star.
I so want to watch this drama, but I'm allergic to Jin Se Yeon. *dilemma*

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So . . . at least one of Jin Se-Yeon's characters is going to die in the opening episode? Meaning the other one will die somewhere around Episode 19?

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Sorry, the actresses in this one have not had enough plastic surgery and don't look enough alike. I can't watch a series like that after Easter.

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...What?

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Exactly my point.

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The fact that what you said almost made sense to me indicates that I have just about reached rock bottom in k-dramas.

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The hair is driving me crazy. In no previews has LJS ever had a hairstyle that says I am from North Korea. It bugs me to no end. I want realistic characters, but if they can't get the hair right what faith should I have in the rest.

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you realize that not every single north korean has the hairstyle of kim jong eun and that it's not as closed off to modern culture as you'd think it would?

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Not everyone no. Just those in Pyongyang.

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So you think he should get one of those approved Kim Jong Un haircuts?

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Is Jin Se Yeon EVER going to play a role that DOESN'T die in the show? =.=

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Wouldn't it be sad if she got a choice part in a foreign flick opposite Sean Bean?

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I hope this isn't a train wreck, I really like LJS

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I got a glimpse of naked abs and didn't bother to judge for quality from then on.

Screaming shower scene is a new one.

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I'd advocate for the female lead getting equal time on shower scenes, but Jin Se-Yeon would probably die doing that, as well.

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I can sense an age of feeling frustration in the air.

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Talk about a bipolar teaser

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well, that was....chaotic.

I really hope PD Jin Hyuk has made this less of a mess than it looks, because I'm laughing at that shower scene angst already.

Now Triangle needs to drop its teasers, too.

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If Doctor Stranger premiers on May 5... Doesn't God's Gift end this week though? Or was I mistaken and we still have one week to go before the finale?

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God's Gift only has 16 episode which means episode 15 & 16(final) will air this week.
*sniff..sniff..my dose of Dong Chan gonna end..

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They're airing some sort of 'Special' on God's Gift and Doctor Stranger on the Monday, and a documentary on the Tuesday.

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I see. Thanks for clearing that up! :)

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I really wanted to watch this drama bc of Kang Sora but I seriously cannot stand Jin Seyeon's acting. I kind of liked her in Daddy's Girls but she was annoying in Bridal Mask and ever since than I cannot watch her dramas. I'm lowkey sad bc I really love Kang Sora and I want to see her acting in a melodrama. Stuck :(

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Lee Jong-seok face is so unnatural and his new nose is just a disaster. Why can’t people stay away from plastic surgeries?

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because plastic is the new term of Beauty. (for them)

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whoa! he had plastic surgery??? ** shocking**

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Park Hae-jin looks yummy. Lee Jeong-seok looks yummy. And the universe is excellent! Never mind Jin Se-yeon, though I am giving her a chance. And I hope Kand So-ra redeems herself from the absurdity that was called Dream High 2.

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Omg i really cant stand lee jong seok face.his face looks so unnatural i wonder why they dont pick phj to be the 1st lead instead.. i think i will pass this drama although i really love the park hae jin.but i bet 1st lead always get more screen timeTT.

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Lee Jong Suk's nose maybe distracting in the beginning but his smile and his good acting makes up for it....also some people are born with a bit of raised & pinched nose so I can overlook it if he can get into the character.
I love both the actors....the actresses, not much.
These two girls are either influential or has some good backing and support from their agency because as far as I know their acting is not so special... also I have only read comments where people are not their fans... Kang Sora is a wee better in terms of talent so I hope she gets more screentime...

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Allergic to Lee Jong Suk & Jin Se Yeon. Okay with Kang So Ra and love Park Hae Jin.

Why can't the second leads be the first leads instead? Heard that though KSR is engaged w PHJ, she starts to waver after meeting LJS. Can my PHJ ever able to get his girl?

Most probably won't be watching this, but would read the recaps and watch filtered scenes if it's really interesting. Oh my PHJ.

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I will definitely try this.

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Let me write my own ending. LJS thought his first love is a manipulative chic and decided to just love KSR and run away to other countries together. PHJ and JSR are villains having an affair and thought they have feelings and decided to get married. Fin.

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Classic case of a show trying to do too much at once. Just pick ONE GENRE and stop with the tonal shifts.

I can't wrap my head around what this show is trying to be tbh. I like the writer but I don't know if he can pull off the medical stuff, the espionage elements, AND doppelgangers. There is just too much going on. What is up with all that screaming in the shower?? Lee Jong Seok does not have the chops to pull off really dramatic material (imo). Light and cute he definitely can do, but this might be too much for him to handle. JSY is the same.

I will give this a try, but yeah, not expecting much. Hopefully it will be better than the teasers indicate.

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Oooff.. LOL at one of the comments here.. bipolar teaser!

I have faith with the Director of this drama. I'm not a fan of both LJS & PHJ, they're okay, serviceable. I love Sora, really want her character to shine and for her to get more offer after this.

JSY, well, same all character all over again, you need to do something else after this girl. Seriously.

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Am I watching a comedy or a thriller?

Man, I am really having a hard time getting over that plug-on noze.

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Glad that I'm not the only one who thinks that LJS's nose is fake :-)

Luckily he can act, not great but yeah, good. I love his dramas, School and ICHYV but not enough to become his certified true fan.

I will watch this drama because the storyline is interesting, but really hope all the cast will give a great performance, fingers crossed.

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ooo hoho this trailer IS a cluster! hahahaha they are trying to convey ALL the emotion with this esoteric, art-house trailer. (the music screams "serious")

When my daughter was young she would make the most hideous art because she had to use ALL the colors, this trailer is similar. ALL the emotion.

Ah well he is a cutie pie. I hope it is well written and directed, would hate for our sweetie to get a hickey on his resume.

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I'm out of words with this one... Just weird.

In any case I have my own list of hopes going in this drama because I was already apprehensive with the wacky synopsis to begin with, but for JSY's sake I hope that this one doesn't flop -- not that her previous one did per se, but admittedly it was far messier than I envisioned it to be.

Firstly, I do hope that there will be more to both KSR's and PHJ's character rather than just being another vertex to the love square. Especially KSR's because at the very least I get the vibe that PHJ is in the know to the entire eapionage schtick but with her's, it seems she's a bit out of place.

Secondly, I sincerely hope that JSY's character will be given enough justice this time around. Everything about the description seems interesting enough but I'm becoming rather wary with this kind of character tropes. I expect the writers to give her a decent and consistent chracter development and arc. With her being this "mysterious" though, it's kind of a russian roulette. At least all the surprises will be justified this time and less of an effect of rewriting midway through.

Speaking of russian roulettes, I'm rooting that JSY's character would at least survive this one through. Twice is a trend -- thrice is a typecast. Likewise, this genre mish-mash is yet another gamble. Deathflags all around.

Aptly, this teaser and drama itself, surely is strange.

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Huh? Mishmash? I only see 1 scene... Lee Jong Suk in the shower! I think he must have gotten PS on his n!pples!!! ^^ (well... it IS the best one I've seen so far)

The South Korean hair is terrible. North Korean one is the same as the one in his recent movie which I initially thought was bad but was so suitable for the film.

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LMH is absolutely good looking! LJS, according to my taste, is not handsome and sometimes i find his face is a little bit weird. But still, i am more addicted to watch LJS than LMH.

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... because LJS is a much better actor than that overrated, overhyped LMH - that's why.

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Poor Jin Seo Yeon nobody wants her as the lead girl! I count myself too hahahahah, i prefer Kang So Ra. 이종석♡

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@camila...i like sora,shes gorgeous and i think she has great personality but i think she doesnt deserve a fan like you..heres a tip for your selfish heart think sora is the lead but the story line wont changed..the other actress will still be the main character(park hoon)love interest.

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....LOL! Just a bit too over-dramatic there ;)

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Gonna watch this for Kang Sora. If anything, I'll just fast forward JSY's part if it gets annoying.

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agreed! I love KS & LJS' S interactions waaaay more.

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why so much hate for LJS? he is good actor.

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I think u misunderstood @camila,,just because jin se yeon fans not really involve in this thread not means jin se yeon don't have their own fans,,we as se yeon fans don't like to disturb or make an annoying comment to another actor or actress,,we just support our lovely se yeon,,she deserve everything what she get now,,i think other actor & actress fans just jealous because their actress don't get what se yeon get nowww,,ahhh name of jealousy,,so dangerous,,

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I'm tired of coming into LJS posts and seeing people obsessing with his nose and how they hate his face and all. Really, that's all there is to say about a committed actor in an ambitious production? Not just once but over and over again? It has become a regular thing on Dramabeans.

This borders on malicious, really. I can't help but think the same type of people are the very reason celebrities and even normal people turn to plastic surgery in the first place. Do they feel better after calling someone ugly, or do they think it would automatically make the person in question less talented/successful/popular than their favourite?

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I will watch this (for obvious reasons : CAST) but...I really hope it doesn't disappoint. It's a bit of a wacky idea.

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i went to other sites i realized jin se yeon fans dont write hate comments to other actors actresses..jin se yeon is young but she has a lot of matured fans..to all the chingus who support JSY lets spread the love not hate..to the haters one day youll get tired of hating her..hating someone who didnt do anything wrong to you is silly i think..funny is while a numbers of haters using different usernames are hating her she keeps getting roles,cf deals,endorsements...one day she will be one of the riches south korean actress..

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First: LJS fan for life.

Second: Extremely excited about this drama.

Third: Have not been enjoying a lot of Korean drama of late - mostly after IHYV. So, this drama is super important for my continued Korean Drama patronage.

Fourth: The previews are not really good.

Five: SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THE DRAMA.

I wish they can do better job with previews.

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Lee Jong Suk and Kang Sora Ohhhh I totally ship it!!!!

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Kang sora fighting!

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