Park Shin-hye, Lee Sung-kyung up for new SBS drama Doctors
Baek In-ha, as a doctor? A neurosurgeon at that? I can’t be the only one having a total brain malfunction every time I try to picture this, right? SBS has a new Monday-Tuesday drama in the works called Doctors, which is about — you guessed it — doctors. The drama was originally called Female Gangster Hye-jung, after the prickly heroine, but decided for some reason to go with the most generic title on Earth, so Doctors it is. Offers are currently out to Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio) and Lee Sung-kyung (Cheese in the Trap) to star.
The new series comes from writer Ha Myung-hee, of High Society, Warm Words, and Can We Get Married. Park Shin-hye has reportedly been considering the project for some time, but is still unconfirmed. She’s being courted to headline as a neurosurgery fellow with obstinate follow-through. She’s smart and active and bold, but her outgoing personality develops a dark inner side when she faces some turmoil in her life. She doesn’t share her inner feelings and doesn’t trust other people, to the point that she wants no relationships of any kind with others.
Model-turned-actress Lee Sung-kyung is up for the role of the heroine’s main rival, a former high school classmate who’s also a neurosurgery fellow. She was born with everything — good looks, money, a prestigious doctor family. She wants for nothing in life and even has a bright, cheerful personality and a strong sense of justice, and is loved by everyone around her. But when the person she loves is stolen from her, she goes evil. Does she also go crazy?
The drama centers around the incorrigible heroine who starts out a gangster (metaphorically, I think) and eventually learns to become a good doctor. It’s about the unfair social hierarchy present in the medical field and promises realism in its approach. I dunno, your casting director might need a helping hand with that so-called realism. Just sayin’.
Doctors is slated to follow Jackpot (after Six Flying Dragons) on Mondays and Tuesdays in June.
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