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Chaser, Empire of Gold, Punch writer to tackle medical drama next

Well, this oughtta be good: The writer-director duo behind last year’s Punch, PD Lee Myung-woo and writer Park Kyung-soo, is reteaming for a new drama this year.

I know we can’t only look to past projects in predicting future ones, but these two have quite the impressive list of credits, both together and separately: Park is the one I’m more excited about, having written three consecutive critical hits with The Chaser, Empire of Gold, and Punch. Though PD Lee’s resumé isn’t bad, having also worked on You’re All Surrounded, Warrior Baek Dong-soo, and Daemul. (I’m going to exercise my K-drama-given right to selective amnesia and discount Fashion King from the list.)

All that’s been said about the new project is that it’ll likely be a medical drama, and it’s in the synopsis stage. And given that all of the above aired on SBS, I’d say it’s a safe bet to assume it’ll go there as well. Until it’s got a script out it’ll be difficult to know what kind of angle the drama’ll take, but with writer Park at the keyboard, I’m pretty sure we can expect something a little more than your garden-variety medical workplace drama. He’s a writer who often explores social issues with sharpness and insight, and populates his dramas with complex, fierce, and flawed characters, giving us the chance to see lots of stellar acting. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for updates on this one.

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Exciting. I hope they get wonderful cast, just as Punch had.

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Wow what a team behind this! Its been a while since a good Medical drama....looking forward to this one

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This is one of my must follow writers. I'm in, I don't care what it's about.

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Ditto.

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Me too

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Me three.

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Me four. Lol
I hate medical dramas, but for this writer, YES!

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So excited!!! I agree that it probably won't be a workplace drama or a procedural, but I wonder if it'll be like White Tower--which almost felt like a sageuk with its focus on power and politics in the medical field--or a more traditional kind of thriller.

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YES! I loved Punch and I've been waiting in anticipation for their next project! I hope they cast great actors as they've done in the past.

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Cast Jo Seung Woo, please Drama Gods!!! *crossing fingers*

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Hundred times yes to the idea! Jo seung woo'll be definitely great. The chaser's scenario wasn't super original but I liked the verbal exchanges. Sharp, precise, rough. Quite excited for this one.

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Hell yes! Would love to see Jo Seung Woo back on the small screen!

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With this writer I'd think it'd be something more like White Tower than most medical dramas.

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"I’m going to exercise my K-drama-given right to selective amnesia and discount Fashion King from the list"

Lol love it.

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Yes!!!!! I love this writer and please cast Jo Seung Woo!!!

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Hell Yes! I freaking love Punch and The Chaser. Hoping it'll be just as thrilling and powerful like those two.

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So excited by this news! Punch was the first of this writer's work that I watched, so I don't know anything about Chaser or EOG, but a writer's style can't change THAT much from project to project, or can it?

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He's been consistently great, so far at least. The Chaser was amazing.

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All three dramas are amazing. I have watched all, i cannot determine which one is the best. All are great, I have repeated The Chaser and Empire of Gold twice, on the way to repeat Punch also. hihi.

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I loved Punch and I wish Kim Rae-won would act in this project too.

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Omaigod! i never knew these three are from the same writer. All are my favourite! ;)

Hope there will have solid casts ;) i am in for sure.

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I have very limited tolerance for medical dramas, but for this writer-PD team? I'll try anything.

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same! The last medical drama that I actually watched was "Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors".

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Love it that one.

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I just hope before any writers write about medical dramas, they do research carefully so won't make medical dramas look silly. And the actors who will play doctor too. They should learn or observe how's working as medic person.

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I live for all Park Kyungsoo's drama! Being a creative writing major myself, I'm always beyond amazed (and maybe a bit jealous too) at how genius his writing is! I don't mind another legal drama to be very honest, but a medical drama would be good as well, or maybe the best since I personally think we lack good medical dramas.

So yeah, I'm completely on board but still, I'm prepared for the worst. The production team is good, but you know.. just in case. I don't want to get hurt.

For some reasons I'm not worried about the casting now. I trust them!

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I want so badly for Kim Myung Min to work with Park Kyung Soo.

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Chaser, Empire of Gold and Punch----all 3 were excellent.

Already looking forward to what writer Park Kyung-soo has in store for us!

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YES! I love love the writer! Love Punch too much! This is going to be interesting coz i hate medical dramas. Im in the medical field and i just cant stand the inaccuracy in the drama...

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Wish my fave one will be in this ...though I doubt It'll happen LOL T_T

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I've seen Punch and Chaser, I'll say I'll board on this one too. I'd super love if the writer would cast Jo Jae Hyun again. He's super good in Punch that I'd love to punch him seriously! Lol. Jk. But seriously, I've seen New Heart, and would love to see Jae Hyun back in the scrub!! I'm sure he'll nail it again.

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