Kim Rae-won, Park Shin-hye confirmed for SBS’s Doctors
I had a feeling this was coming, and now producers have confirmed that Kim Rae-won (Punch) and Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio) have signed on to star in the upcoming Monday-Tuesday SBS miniseries Doctors. Both actors had been announced weeks ago as possibilities, and a few days ago there was even a rash of confirmation articles that were immediately countered with “no, still considering” rebuttals, but now the final decision has come in.
The drama, which comes to us from the writer of Could We Marry, Warm Words, and High Society, is set in the field of neurosurgery, with Kim Rae-won set to play a neurosurgery specialist and professor who’s both a rational realist and an eminently affable personality who’s liked by all. Aw, I love happy Kim Rae-won, and I’ve missed him! He’s certainly wonderful in grittier, darker roles too, but man when he’s warm and charming, he’s so endearing.
He’ll also become the mentor and sunbae who’ll help turn around the cynical heroine’s life; that role is Park Shin-hye’s, who plays a woman who doesn’t trust people easily because of scars from her childhood, and who keeps her heart shut from others. She’s tough both in personality and with her fists, and is always going wayward, until she meets a mentor and starts to change, which allows her to put the past behind her and become a doctor.
The title is terribly generic-sounding, but I’m definitely up for these actors and those character descriptions. Sounds like it could be both fun and thoughtful, and I’ll be looking to see who else they cast; Lee Sung-kyung (Cheese in the Trap’s Baek In-ha) and Yoon Kyun-sang (Six Flying Dragons) are also in the mix as potential co-stars.
Doctors will air following Jackpot, which puts its premiere in June.
Via TV Report