Title: 골든타임 / Golden Time
Chinese Title: 黄金时刻
Genre: Medical, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 23 + 2 Special
Broadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-July-09 to 2012-Sep-25
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


This drama is set within the backdrop of an emergency room at a hospital.

The one hour you have to save a person’s life after a traumatic injury is what emergency physicians call “Golden Time”. Lee Min Woo (Lee Sun Gyun) learns this all too quickly as he starts work as an emergency physician at an urban hospital. Kang Jae In (Hwang Jung Eum) is a first Year resident who discovers that she is the heiress to a foundation that owns the hospital. Can they learn to become great doctors from Dr. Choi In Hyuk (Lee Sung Min), a renowned trauma surgeon who puts his patients before everything else in his life?


Main Cast

Lee Sun Gyun as Lee Min Woo
Hwang Jung Eum as Kang Jae In
Choo Ye Jin as Jae In (child)
Lee Sung Min as Choi In Hyuk
Song Sun Mi as Shin Eun Ah

Jae In’s Related People

Sun Woo Yong Nyeo as Park Geum Nyeo (Jae In’s grandmother)
Jang Yong as Kang Dae Je (Jae In’s grandfather)
Song Yoo Ha as Bang Sun Woo

Haeundae Sejong Hospital

Jung Kyu Soo as Na Byung Gook (Department of Emergency Medicine)
Kim Ki Bang as Kim Do Hyung (Department of Emergency Medicine)
Lee Ki Young as Hwang Se Han (Orthopedics)
Jo Sang Ki as Park Sung Jin (Orthopedics)
Heo Tae Hee as Ko Jae Won (Orthopedics)
Ji Il Joo as Yoo Kang Jin (Orthopedics)
Kim Hyung Il as Kim Ho Young (Department of Neurosurgery)
Shin Dong Mi as Jo Dong Mi (Department of Neurosurgery)
Uhm Hyo Sup as Kim Min Joon (General Surgery)
Hong Ji Min as Song Gyung Hwa (General Surgery)
Jung Suk Yong as Ji Han Goo (Anesthesiology)
Chun Jae Ho as Park Keun Soo (Plastic Surgery)
Kim Sa Kwon as Jang Hyuk Chan (Trauma Surgeon)
Park Young Ji as Oh Gwang Chul (Hospital Director)

Other People

Kim Mi Kyung as Min Woo’s mother
Park Jung Min as Jang Young Woo
Hong Hyun Taek as Lee Se Min
Na Seung Ho as Kang Dae Je’s secretary
Samuel Kang as doctor of emergency room
Seo Ji Yeon as nurse
Lee Seung Won as Min Kyung’s father
Lee Woo Dong

Production Credits

Producer: Kim Ho Young (김호영)
Director: Kwon Suk Jang, Lee Yoon Jung
Screenwriter: Choi Hee Ra

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2012-07-09 1 8.8 (20th) 9.2 (19th) 8.7 9.7 (14th)
2012-07-10 2 7.2 8.7 7.8 (19th) 8.9 (18th)
2012-07-16 3 7.2 8.5 6.9 (<8.2)
2012-07-17 4 7.8 8.3 (20th) 7.4 8.4 (20th)
2012-07-23 5 12.0 (7th) 14.2 (5th) 10.9 (8th) 12.6 (5th)
2012-07-24 6 13.3 (4th) 15.0 (3rd) 13.6 (3rd) 15.9 (3rd)
2012-07-30 7 13.1 (12th) 16.0 (6th) 12.0 (6th) 14.2 (4th)
2012-07-31 8 14.4 (8th) 17.2 (7th) 14.2 (3rd) 15.5 (3rd)
2012-08-06 9 14.1 (8th) 17.9 (5th) 13.2 (5th) 14.8 (5th)
2012-08-11 sp1 5.3 6.7 4.8 (<9.0)
2012-08-12 sp2 5.7 6.4 5.0 (<9.1)
2012-08-13 10 14.7 (3rd) 17.7 (3rd) 14.7 (3rd) 15.6 (3rd)
2012-08-14 11 14.2 (5th) 16.5 (3rd) 13.2 (4th) 14.4 (4th)
2012-08-20 12 14.5 (4th) 17.3 (4th) 14.0 (3rd) 15.6 (3rd)
2012-08-21 13 15.5 (5th) 17.7 (3rd) 14.6 (4th) 16.0 (3rd)
2012-08-27 14 13.1 (10th) 14.8 (5th) 13.3 (9th) 14.8 (5th)
2012-08-28 15 15.4 (7th) 17.7 (4th) 14.3 (9th) 15.7 (7th)
2012-09-03 16 15.0 (4th) 17.0 (3rd) 14.6 (3rd) 16.7 (3rd)
2012-09-04 17 15.4 (6th) 18.6 (3rd) 15.4 (4th) 16.4 (3rd)
2012-09-10 18 13.5 (6th) 15.5 (4th) 13.5 (5th) 15.1 (3rd)
2012-09-11 19 15.1 (5th) 16.1 (5th) 15.2 (4th) 16.9 (4th)
2012-09-17 20 14.5 (9th) 16.2 (5th) 15.5 (3rd) 17.5 (3rd)
2012-09-18 21 13.4 (7th) 15.2 (4th) 15.2 (4th) 17.8 (3rd)
2012-09-24 22 13.0 (6th) 15.1 (4th) 13.7 (5th) 14.8 (3rd)
2012-09-25 23 13.6 (6th) 15.1 (4th) 14.5 (4th) 16.6 (3rd)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


– 2 Special Episode aired on 11/Aug/2012 and 12/Aug/2012 which will summarize what had happened till the time the drama was interrupted for the Olympics. The special episodes will include behind-the-scenes footage, actors’ interviews, and the plot of the drama.

– The total episode will be extended from 20 to 23 due to the high rating of this drama.


2012 MBC Drama Awards: Producers’ Choice Actor of the Year, Lee Sung Min


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Trailer I & Trailer II

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84 Responses to “Golden Time”

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  1. 51
    Lorem Says:

    My apology for hogging the comments.

    Just wanted to add, I really like the mood, the soundtrack is nicely handled. Reminds me somewhat of the soundtrack for Monster with Charlize Theron.

    I’m impressed with the writer. He/She must have worked in a medical environment. Wonderful!

  2. 52
    swift Says:

    a pity with such good casting in the drama, i do not seem to have interest to watch this drama which i find to be too draggy that i could only watch three episodes before giving up

  3. 53
    Momo Says:

    Like this drama better than DrJin ’cause of good storyline, acting of leadings and supporters are syncronized. Worth to watch eventhough it don’t have famous lead actor and actress.

  4. 54
    Micc Says:

    They have really good casts in this drama, but I couldn’t quite understand what point the writers are trying to make. All the doctors in this hospital but three are lazy and incompetent. The less work the better for them. They want glory and power but don’t have the talent to match. On second thought, maybe that’s reality.

  5. 55
    Micc Says:

    Just when I commented about not getting the point….I think I start to see it now. Other doctors are slowly influenced and motivated by the good doctor.

  6. 56
    rose Says:

    can anyone tell me if this series comparable to the U.S. “ER” and worth watching?

  7. 57
    maryta Says:

    BECAUSE “”””””””JUNSU””””””””””””
    HE IS IN MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SEPTEMBER 6H 2012

  8. 58
    Myr Says:

    It’s already episode 17 but I’m not seeing romance developing? Is it going to be pure medical drama? Still, it is exciting to watch and looking forward for more episodes!!^__^

  9. 59
    Nili Says:

    😀 my favourite drama <3 😀

  10. 60
    pipay Says:

    Actually the lead actor, Lee Sun Gyun is an excellent actor with a very good voice. Most korean actors to me sounds the same except for this actor, even only his voice that is acting you could tell it’s him. Hwang Jung Eum as well is a good actress she could deliver the role that is asked of her naturally, despite being new to televison. I’m not surprised if I see her more often in the dramas because she’s really good. As for this drama… i can’t blame some viewers here that are getting tired of medical dramas ’cause i have the same reservations when it comes medical dramas, but i do give the benefit of the doubt that it may turn out good and of course must be different from other medical dramas that are previously aired. So far this drama did not bore me watching it, reaching as far as this 18 th episodes and still looking forward seeing the next few episodes and also happy that it will be extended for few more episodes. My only hope on this drama is to see more romance developing between Lee sun Gyun and Hwang Jung Eum.

  11. 61
    Fika DD Says:

    Can’t hardly wait too watch full episodes.

  12. 62
    iwoney Says:

    I really enjoy watching this drama, so realistic w/ a cinematic touch. I encounter commend the writers and researchers for this drama. Being from a medical background, that live and breathe life threatening situations, i find this drama fascinating and informative.

  13. 63
    iwoney Says:

    I really enjoy watching this drama, so realistic w/ a cinematic touch. I commend the writers and researchers for this drama. Being from a medical background, that live and breathe life threatening situations, i find this drama fascinating and informative.

  14. 64
    Dede Says:

    The professors/doctors are selfish,boring incompetent fools. No admiration whatsoever. Basically I want to throw up. The trauma team is the inky redeeming factor with these guys

  15. 65
    samosir7 Says:

    i really like this drama than dr jin,there is many new case in every episode,and i feel so sad in episode 13,about the police and the kidnaper..many leading actor in this drama.

  16. 66
    GirL_KicK_AsS Says:

    I like the lead actor…he’s the one in pasta!I’ll wait for this to finish then I’ll watch it…tho I don’t like medical genre but i gotta endure watching this one like Thank You of Jang hyuk…^^

  17. 67
    Cathy Says:

    I only start liking this drama at episode 17, 🙂 … but the casting is really good, I love Hwang Jung Eum, she is a good actress, i hate blood but i endure watching it because of the story, it’s quite realistic… What’s the real name of the cute guy, who like to gossip., he is one of the intern.. the one who always called Min Woo .. “Hyung”.. he is like a cry baby but i find him really cute… 🙂

  18. 68
    Doris Aguirre Says:

    I think that this is a total replica of New Heart.

  19. 69
    dirajunsu Says:

    i really love this drama. really amazing!!
    very worth to watch!! 🙂

  20. 70
    Lorem Says:

    Cathy #67 I think his name is Ji Il Joo.

    It’s over now. This drama is done.

    The script was good. The music married well enough with the scenes. The casting was spot on and I was not bored though the pace was slow.

    Like modern medicine this drama was dry and stoic. And though I found it enjoyable, I much rather imbibe the nectar of a truly wonderful romantic drama, than endure carbolic acid. 🙂

  21. 71
    Shirley Says:

    Sorry didn’t get a chance to watch the ending. Did the ‘pasta’ Dr ended up with the lady doctor?

  22. 72
    JC Says:

    I enjoyed watching the drama. However, I find the ending a bit abrupt. After watching Ep 23, I didn’t know that was the ending of the drama. I was looking forward to Ep 24. But then I found out that the drama had ended. So, I find the ending a bit weak.

  23. 73
    WitLily Says:

    Very good medical drama, but very weak with ending story (maybe another season 2?)

  24. 74
    boa Says:

    Lol,random comment comment about Junsu in MEXICO LOLOL

  25. 75
    ina Says:

    I watched bcoz of lee sun gyun….


  26. 76
    Janno Says:

    this drama is very good i hope there is a part 2 of this drama……..

  27. 77
    Лучшая Дорама 2012 Года — Корея | Мираленд Says:

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  28. 78
    dwan Says:

    please make golden time 2

  29. 79
    emmanuel Says:

    Love this drama.am hooked up already.

  30. 80
    emmanuel Says:

    Am really dissapointed with this drama.

  31. 81
    Yozora Says:

    the operation is a little bit messy, appearantly the doctors in this serial really love yelling when they do the operation and the 2nd female lead lack of compassion of a doctor, her face doesn’t change much even when she’s laugh or angry (too many surgery done maybe? making her face too stiff) just like a barbie dressing as a doctor in this serial..

    but, the story is somehow good though.. 🙂

  32. 82
    Clarice Esguerra Says:

    I really hope this will have a part 2 after 4 years since it aired. This was so great that I can’t really recover how this drama got me. I can barely hear its ost every morning even though 2days already passed since I finished watching. Seriously. So love it!

  33. 83
    Chadel Says:

    I fervently hope that there will be Season 2 for this drama series. This was a really awesome drama! The plot, artists and staff who created this were truly talented. You knew how to stir people’s interest. The protagonist’s love story was quite hanging too that it needs continuation. Hopefully there will be one to look forward to…
    It was also amazing that most of the casts in this drama were in the ongoing tv series of Miss Korea!

  34. 84
    EK Says:

    great drama..great plot and surprises

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