Dark streetlit posters for medical-sleuth drama Doctor Detective
Doctor Detective promises to be an intriguing social commentary that is half-sleuth, half-medical drama, starring Lee Ki-woo (Fate and Wrath), Bong Tae-kyu (Return), and Park Jin-hee (Return). The first posters were released, and I’m definitely getting mysterious vibes from them. The main theme of Doctor Detective is societal inequality, which leads to real-life irrational injustices.
The main poster showing all three characters, at an abandoned construction plan, says: “I will save them until the very end, and uncover everything.” The background and copy hints at possible industrial site accidents that can occur and be covered up without any attention.
Park Jin-hee plays a stubborn by-the-book doctor-detective who believes: “Abiding by rules is what makes a doctor, and is thus what governs the medical principle.” In contrast, Bong Tae-kyu plays a doctor with a flexible mindset and agile survival instinct, who believes: “There are only three things you need in the Republic of Korea! Wealth, good looks, and a way with words.” Finally, we have Lee Ki-woo who plays a third-generation chaebol that has, not only access to the facts, but also the absolute power to cover it up, should he choose. He believes “The world is already sideways. We are above it.”
Despite their different personalities and backgrounds, these three come together because of this one case. They make a powerful team, withstanding the might of corrupt ultimate power, to search for the truth.
SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday drama Doctor Detective, directed by Park Joon-woo and written by Song Yoon-hee, will begin on July 17.
Via Seoul Kyungje
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