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Kim Bum drags Rain around in new promos for body-rental drama Ghost Doctor

As the premiere date approaches, tvN’s Ghost Doctor has released more promos including a new poster and video teaser.

In this fantasy medical drama, Rain (Welcome 2 Life) plays a talented surgeon who relies on his own skills and intellect to succeed in his career. Naturally, he clashes with the incompetent resident doctor, Kim Bum (Law School), who coasts through life using his money and connections. Taking a fun twist on bromances and body swaps, the two somehow find themselves sharing a body and have to learn how to understand each other.

The newly released poster shows a gold-gloved Rain sitting on top of Kim Bum’s shoulders. The tagline explains that he was blessed with “god hands” to skillfully perform medical procedures. In contrast, Kim holds up his brown-gloved hands, which the caption attributes to Kim’s poo-like medical abilities (yep!).

Similar to the previous teaser, the new video features Rain and Kim Bum’s body-sharing situation, but this time it comes from Kim’s perspective. The teaser starts with a dramatic sequence and a very serious Kim Bum preparing himself for surgery. His narration is captured through the onscreen text: “Any doctor who is about to enter surgery has a heavy weight on his shoulders. Especially days like today.”

Then, suddenly the music warps as the door opens and the lights turn on, revealing a smiling Rain who is clinging to Kim Bum’s back. Looking exhausted, Kim complains that the weight is getting heavier. He stumbles into the OR under Rain’s weight, and his fall scrambles the letters of the onscreen text: “Body-rental medical.” The teaser closes with Rain tightening his grip, and Kim struggling to announce the following: “Body-rental medical Ghost Doctor premieres January.”

Premiering on January 3, Ghost Doctor is written by Kim Seon-soo (Live Up to Your Name) and directed by PD Bu Sung-chul (Our Gapsoon, My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho).

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The promos certainly wouldn't entice me to tune in, but I like Rain, Kim Bum and Uee enough to give it a try.

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ohhh, i have to watch this. will have to bring out my Cloud membership card to clutch while watching....
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i'm enjoying watching Hairy & Hungry or whatever it is called... the 6 episode travel show with rain and his friend.

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I'm enjoying The Hungry and Hairy too.

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Not KDrama related but I read this random post somewhere mentioning that this dude Rain (who kinda looks like a bargain basement Junho at this point) and Kim Taehee are property tycoons and are obscenely wealthy. Kim Taehee is also a silver spooner par excellence.
You can probably tell that I don’t trust really wealthy people!

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Rain is a big star who has made his name in the industry despite being from a really poor family. I read once that he lost his mother because they could not afford her treatment on time. Plus when Junho debuted he did hear quite often that he looks like Rain who was and still is a superstar. KTH, on the other hand, has always been rich probably. And tbh all celebrities that are doing well are insanely rich. Them buying buildings when they hit it big is no surprise really. People generate a passive income on the side if they can afford to. That said, I don't think anyone in the entertainment industry or maybe in other professions is black and white anyway. It is a really tough industry with lots of competition. Hardwork and persistence are not the only thing you need to make it big. But as I said, that may apply to other professions as well.

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I appreciate your thoughtful reply. I was being somewhat didactic but to me and this is an outlier opinion I admit, it seems obscene for any artist to become so wealthy that they end up with a property empire. Of course by no means unique to Sk. But still rubs me the wrong way.

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Oh yeah definitely if we're talking about the rightful distribution of wealth in society, actors and generally celebrities do get paid a heavy check. Recently Kim Soo Hyun's salary for On Ordinary Day sparked controversy because that's the highest any actor has been paid for an episode. Notwithstanding that their female counterparts are paid much less, not even half.

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And you don't have an outlier opinion, many show concern over their extremely high income. Come to think of it, they probably earn more from ads than dramas or music and that's what retains their celebrity status too.
The only drama that I've seen pointing it out is You are my Glory. The female lead who is an actress questions her manager if she even deserves such high pay. At that time obviously, she is connecting it with her non-celebrity Male lead who is struggling to earn well in his career.

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Kim Soo Hyun more than doubled his salary from Its Okay To Not Be Okay where he was paid 200M per episode to being paid 500M per episode for One Ordinary Day. For actresses only Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Young Ae and Song Hye Kyo earn 200M per episode and even that was being heavily questioned because all their recent dramas flopped. The pay disparity between Male and Female actors does exist but I feel Kim Soo Hyun keeps pushing his payscale up and other male actors see that as a doorway to demand more. On the other hand the female top tier Jun Ji Hyun, Song Hye Kyo and Lee Young Ae rarely do dramas and when they do they don't push their pay scales by a large margin. This prevents other actresses like Shin Min Ah and Son Ye Jin from demanding higher pay because they can't get paid more than the tier above. Song Joong Ki was paid 200M for Vincenzo and now it's rumored he's getting about 300M for Youngest Chaebol Son but on the other hand Song Hye Kyo or Jun Ji Hyun can't ask for a bigger salary for their next project because their current dramas underperformed. Kim Tae Hee used to be one of the highest paid too at one point but because her drama with Yoo Ah In failed she had to take a pay cut but Yoo Ah In didn't since he was still a rising star at the time but even with a failed drama he could demand more for his next one. Eventually as her dramas kept failing Kim Tae Hee had to keep lowering her salary. Male actors don't have to lower their salaries even if the drama underperforms.

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The level of inequality is rage inducing. It's on so many accounts that it makes you wonder if there can ever be a limit to these practices.

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Apart from the general grossness of people having that much money when so many people can’t even get by, I kind of have less of a problem with celebrities being paid mega amounts than corporations who use the products the celebrities feature in to pay their executives mega amounts (if that makes sense - think the actors from Friends being paid a million dollars an episode each, how much was the show making for the network to have it be worth paying them that kind of money?) Celebrities tend to have a limited shelf life of peak popularity so they may as well cash in.

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Celebs getting paid exorbitantly isn't the biggest problem what I find more troubling is the bragging rights that comes with. It becomes a part of their PR machine to brand themselves as young and rich or super luxury celebs or a real estate moghul. Then add to it the noblesse oblige image to justify flaunting their wealth. The whole image marketing is gross.

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@yuve agree that the bragging rights are very problematic and lead to a perception that wealthy people are in some way more worthy as people and don’t need to do things like treat less wealthy people with basic respect (I’m thinking of the stories you hear about the obscenely wealthy mistreating shop assistants/flight attendants etc)

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Then you're going to hate Won Bin and Jun Ji Hyun. They own more property than some millionaire business tycoons.

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Thanks for this interesting info.
I know property prices in Seoul are bonkers and how so many people live in basement rooms so property tycoons of any kind push my buttons. I kmow this id a global issue of income inequality.

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Real estate is the black gold of South Korea and its boom is fairly recent. Mostly happened in the last 20-25 years which isn't a very long time ago. Whats more interesting is these purchases are made in all cash paid upfront. You see it dramas and think its exaggerated but its what actually happens. First come first serve and pay in full upfront. People who take out loans to buy homes are considered "poor" by which I mean normal people but since Korea is Hell Joseon poor is literally an affront (I know that makes no sense). You often see variety shows make a joke of how all that cf money is used to buy buildings mainly because actors only make real money through cfs and not dramas or movies which is why Jun Ji Hyun does 20-30 cfs even now. Won Bin runs a real estate business as a side job apparently plus he has a talent for it apparently and his love for real estate seems to be the only reason he still sticks around to do cfs because apparently he has no love for the entertainment industry. Not that one can blame him since his peers were Lee Byung Hun, Jo Jin Moo etc. who are extremely shady.

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It seem to be a thing in SK to buy property? It often comes up around idols and actors.
In the west we hear about multiple homes, but in SK it sometimes seems to be a building.

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Gangnam is the heart of the real estate boom and everyone is obsessed with owning a building in Gangnam because then they can charge exorbitant rent from tenants. Buildings over homes because multiple tenants at the same time means higher returns on investment in the long run. A lot of celebs were called out for not giving any rent relaxation at the peak of the pandemic when businesses were running on losses and people were out of jobs. Jun Ji Hyun especially charged full rent the entire time despite having made a public statement about giving a 10% discount. Technically its her building and she doesn't have to give a discount but she should never had made the promised to give a discount in the first place.

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It’s not just SK where buying property is a thing, here in New Zealand it’s what people do to invest (rather than shares etc) which means our housing market has gone insane, hooray!

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The same with ours in Australia. Obscene is the only apt word.

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But South Korea has forced evictions where neighborhoods that look poor are forcefully cleared out because they "bring down the price" of neighboring areas. People are obsessed with land price and house price plus they have a weird system where rent isn't paid monthly but annually+deposit. Imagine if you want to rent a place for 2 years you'll have to pay the whole amount on day 1 along with the deposit. Which is why people even take out loans to just rent a place and if a crises like the pandemic happens you can imagine the debt trap. South Korea is crazy with their real estate obsession which is made worse by the fact that more than half the population of the whole country resides in one city which is Seoul because its the only city with proper jobs. People will pay any amount of money just to have a roof of their heads as long as that roof is in Seoul.

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@yuve - You have just blown my mind re “ But South Korea has forced evictions where neighborhoods that look poor are forcefully cleared out because they "bring down the price" of neighboring areas. People are obsessed with land price and house price plus they have a weird system where rent isn't paid monthly but annually+deposit. Imagine if you want to rent a place for 2 years you'll have to pay the whole amount on day 1 along with the deposit. Which is why people even take out loans to just rent a place and if a crises like the pandemic happens you can imagine the debt trap. South Korea is crazy with their real estate obsession which is made worse by the fact that more than half the population of the whole country resides in one city which is Seoul because its the only city with proper jobs. People will pay any amount of money just to have a roof of their heads as long as that roof is in Seoul”. Just horrifying. I didn’t know any of this.

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Let's stop all these criticism, a good number of this things happens in our various countries. And besides if you get the opportunity to own buildings you wouldn't reject it. I also pay annual rent, my landlord is not a celebrity but a lecturer, my rent was due on 16the Dec I got a reminder everyday since November. Till I paid yesterday.

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@lawlan- i accidentally liked your post. I take it back.
My point was about property tycoons and not just ‘ordinary owners’. It is mindless to tell us not to be critical as adequate housing is a human right and so critical to the wellbeing of humans. And, please don’t attribute wishes to me. I don’t aspire to be a property tycoon.

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@dncingemma I'll like yours to give it back😀. At the end of the day what really matters is your person as an individual. Like @yuve said people who are obsessed with living in those areas actually drive up the price. Once I was trying to fault a taxi driver for hiking the price because it was late when someone else cut in and offered an even higher price. Some invest in shares and stocks while some in properties. Sorry if i offended you. let's enjoy the movies, that's why we are here

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@Lawla: 😊☺️
I ‘liked’ your subsequent one. I feel strongly about income inequality because of my academic and professional training as well as personal experiences but didn’t take it personally. Please don’t worry about it and take care.

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