Park Shin-hye, Kim Rae-won smile for the cameras on set of Doctors
Aw, they kind of look cute together. I mean, he looks very much like her older wiser sunbae, but that’s the dynamic in the drama, right? Maybe it’s just that Kim Rae-won (Punch) is permanently seared into my brain as the perfect oppa-next-door type, so I’ll always see him as that. Here’s a peek at Park Shin-hye and Kim Rae-won together for the first time on the set of their new SBS drama Doctors, a coming-of-age story about a rebellious heroine who overcomes her gangster background and becomes a doctor.
The 20-episode Monday-Tuesday drama stars Park Shin-hye as a prickly heroine who has a hard time trusting people. She spent her youth as a gangster but turned her life around and became a doctor, and Kim Rae-won will be a mentor to her at the hospital. He’s a patient, caring doctor who quietly endures a painful past and always fights for what’s right. With his encouragement, she’ll become a better doctor and start letting people get close to her, and they’ll fall in love.
Lee Sung-kyung (Cheese in the Trap) co-stars as Park Shin-hye’s rival since high school, and Yoon Kyun-sang (Six Flying Dragons) is a chaebol heir who wants to be a doctor instead of inheriting the family company. I’m looking forward to the Pinocchio reunion, even though they really didn’t share much screen time in that drama except when he was being scary and threatening, which will make it a fun reversal when he becomes the pining second lead.
The drama sounds like familiar territory, but I’m encouraged by the description of the sassy heroine. I’m hoping for something upbeat and character-driven rather than another medical procedural, so fingers crossed!
Doctors follows Jackpot and premieres June 20.
Via SBS FunE
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