Namgoong Min deals in dark bargains in KBS’s Doctor Prisoner
There’s just something oddly appealing about an antihero, isn’t there? We’ve got our first look at Namgoong Min (Handsome Guy and Jung-eum) as a former surgeon in KBS’s prison thriller Doctor Prisoner, and there’s definitely a dark edge to our doctor hero according to the show’s recently released teaser.
The clip starts with Namgoong Min hard at work as a surgeon with his star on the rise, followed by a somewhat superfluous dictionary meaning of ‘doctor:’ a person whose job it is to cure illnesses. Things take a downturn when a patient can’t be revived despite the efforts of nurses with defibrillators, and the next thing we see, Namgoong Min stabs an unknown man with a scalpel to his neck. Well, that escalated pretty quickly.
I wonder whether that short scene has something to do with the doctor’s career change, since there’s a definite sense of demotion, going from a hotshot surgeon at a large hospital to a member of a prison medical unit. Namgoong Min strolls through his new workplace, as the captions read, “When a doctor goes to prison…” He stops in front of a cell, which holds Kang Shin-il (Room No. 9), and offers a spine-chilling deal: “I’ll release you. If you can withstand pain that will make you wish you were dead.” Yikes.
I’m a little sad we haven’t gotten a look at some of the other members of this enviable cast, especially SKY Castle alums Choi Won-young and Kim Byung-chul, but I’ll guess we’ll just have to sit tight until we get some more teasers. KBS’s Doctor Prisoner will premiere on March 20.
Via 10 Asia