Hotheaded hospital clashes in Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim
SBS’s upcoming Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim may not have been initially on my radar, but it’s been gradually making its way there; each round of promos has piqued my interest a bit more, featuring solid conflict, strong actors, and a whiff of mystery. Today we’ve got new posters and a teaser, and although I mostly think all medical drama posters look the same, I do quite like these.
The first poster above is the most standard-looking, but I really love the one below, which casts the leads as small children playing doctor, while the next two add a mysterious, noir-like vibe to the title character played by Han Seok-kyu (Secret Door). The drama is set against the backdrop of a dumpy hospital out in the sticks, where a tremendously talented but eccentric doctor (Han Seok-kyu) works, guiding along two younger, passionate doctors (Oh Hae-young Again’s Seo Hyun-jin, Warm and Cozy’s Yoo Yeon-seok) in a story of growth.
This is being described as a “romantic medical drama,” which isn’t quite the same as a medical romance, though I do wish there were a better way to word the distinction. “Romantic” is an accurate literal translation of the title, but the drama means it in a sense of the rose-colored romance of life, rather than in the love story sense. (“Romantic doctor” makes me think of a Casanova, but I doubt our Teacher Kim will be that guy.)
This latest teaser starts out with Yoo Yeon-seok asking incredulously if all the other doctors have gone nuts, continuing when they should stop. We see Han Seok-kyu’s face, and Yoo exclaims, “Are you even a real doctor?!” His voiceover notes that the hospital is strange, and so are the people.
Then, he freezes when he comes face to face with Seo Hyun-jin, who asks in surprise, “Why are you here? Why have you shown up in front of me again?” She doesn’t seem happy about it, and suggests that they act like strangers for the time that they’re both here. Yoo then asks Han Seok-kyu, “Are you a good doctor… or the best doctor?” (Psst, it’s a drama. Always go with best.)
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim will take over SBS’s Monday-Tuesday timeslot from Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, which ends today. The drama premieres next Monday, November 7.
Via Star News
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