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Title: 신드롬 / Syndrome
Chinese Title: 综合症
Genre: Medical, Thriller
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: jTBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Feb-13 to 2012-Apr-17
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 20:45


Syndrome is a medical thriller drama set in the neurosurgery departments.

A family of surgeons with complicated ties perch at the top of the hospital hierarchy, with son Cha Yeo Wook deciding to follow in his parents’ footsteps by becoming a neurosurgeon. Lee Hae Jo (Han Hye Jin) is a talented intern who joins the department despite having a less priviledged background than Cha Yeo Wook (Song Chang Ui), and the two develop a bickering friendship while the mysterious doctor Kang Eun Hyun (Park Gun Hyung) also shows an interest in Hae Jo.


Main Cast

Han Hye Jin as Lee Hae Jo
Song Chang Ui as Cha Yeo Wook
Park Gun Hyung as Kang Eun Hyun
Jo Jae Hyun as Cha Tae Jin
Kim Sung Ryung as Oh Eun Hee
Kim Yoo Suk as Min Sung Joon

Supporting Cast

Im Won Hee as Oh Kwang Hee
Uhm Hyo Sup as Park Sun Woo
Yoon Ji Min as Kim Yi Joon
Jang Sung Won as Heo Jo Gang
Kim Dong Hyun as Lee Jae Yoon
Jang Ye Won (장예원) as Park Bum Joo
Lee Joo Hwa as Lee Jung Mi
Yang Ing Kko (양잉꼬) as Kwon Mi Ran
Baek Ok Dam as Go Ah Reum
Im Byung Ki as Lee Kyu Jo
Lee Kan Hee as Kang Hee Yeon
Kim Ho Chang as Yang Sang Doo
Min Joon Hyun as Journalist

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Lee Young Joon
Producer: Yoo Jung Joon, Yoon Jae Won (윤재원)
Director: Lee Sung Joo, Go Jae Hyun (고재현)
Screenwriter: Kim Sol Ji (김솔지)

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide
2012-02-13 1 0.93
2012-02-14 2 0.80
2012-02-20 3 0.77
2012-02-21 4 0.80
2012-02-27 5 0.82
2012-02-28 6 1.10
2012-03-05 7 0.99
2012-03-06 8 1.19
2012-03-12 9 1.11
2012-03-13 10 1.15
2012-03-19 11 1.16
2012-03-20 12 1.35
2012-03-26 13 1.48
2012-03-27 14 1.32
2012-04-02 15 1.89
2012-04-03 16 1.51
2012-04-09 17 1.64
2012-04-10 18 1.58
2012-04-16 19 1.81
2012-04-17 20 1.89

Source: AGB Nielsen

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II

8 Minutes Preview

Watch Online with English, Chinese & Other Subtitle (Coming Soon)


  1. 1 : Nid Says:

    BRAIN Season 2 ?

  2. 2 : Mia Says:

    “BRAIN Season 2 ?”

    i don’t think so…

  3. 3 : OK OK OK Says:

    At 1st i couldn’t recognize the leads just one glance until i get into the page to read the names.

    Oh, I like both the lead cast. Hope the story is interesting and entertaining. 🙂

  4. 4 : Mic Says:

    I love Park Gun Hyung so I will skip this drama, knowing nothing good will come out of his second lead position.

  5. 5 : wennys Says:

    Another medical drama set …i hope its better than brain…

  6. 6 : Qin Lang Says:

    thanks for this info 🙂

  7. 7 : japs Says:

    can’t wait for this HAN HYE JIN fighting!!!!

  8. 8 : HHJ fan Says:

    Really looking forward to this new Han Hye Jin drama! Love anything that she is in!

  9. 9 : luciana Says:

    exceptional cast I’m happy.

  10. 10 : OK OK OK Says:

    Ep 1

    Ridiculous. How can someone who had brain surgery no need to shave hair at all ????????? 🙂

  11. 11 : Mic Says:

    @Ok Ok Ok-10
    And she had no dressing on her head whatsoever after her surgery!!! Not even a bandaid! LOL!

  12. 12 : Mic Says:

    Well, there is liquid bandaid maybe they use liquid dressing and then cover it with a wig! ROFL!

  13. 13 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Mic

    LOL. Just after 1 day from the brain surgery, the lady doctor can walk around. What a superb doctor (her husband) who operated on her.

    Anyway, I have watch Ep 2. Will continue to watch. Quite interesting. 🙂

  14. 14 : Mic Says:

    @Ok Ok Ok-13

    Haha! I know. It was a brain surgery and she acted like just given birth!

    I really think Korean drama should do what they do best, melodrama or romantic comedy, the cheesy and predictable kind.

    I said I won’t watch it but I just couldn’t help peeking. I just hate to see Park Gun Hyung in a second lead. Well, keep me posted if you continue. 🙂

  15. 15 : Mic Says:

    Just peek at episode 2, they finally put a little gauze on her head. Good for them!

  16. 16 : jangerr Says:

    Brain has raised the bar really high so this drama has a tall order to fill…

  17. 17 : BOY GIRL BAND Says:

    exceptional cast I’m happy.

  18. 18 : nancy Says:

    jangerr, you are right. Brain has really set the bar high for medical dramas. If these three aired episodes are any indications, Syndrome is definitely nothing like Brain, not even close.

  19. 19 : dany Says:

    I have no patience to wait there, not find it anywhere on the subtritare in English, if you know where gases please tell me, I adored Brain

  20. 20 : Bonnie Says:

    When park gun hyung held her hand ,
    at the babies ward oh my so… charismatik !
    and their eyes locked tightly, as usual
    not aware of their surrounding !

  21. 21 : OK OK OK Says:

    Hv watched up to Ep 5. What can i say — NICE !!!

    I like leading male star Song Chang Ui (Cha Yeo Wook) & his biological parents & also the female lead Han Hye Jin. 😛

    Our lives lie on the Doctor’s hand.
    If he is good, you are safe. If he is irresponsible — gone case. ha ha ha

  22. 22 : lucy Says:

    Enjoying this drama A LOT. Han Hye Jin is awesome, as usual!

  23. 23 : Mariana Says:

    I like this drama very much. Please translate it!

  24. 24 : japs Says:

    loving this drama especially Han Hye Jin & Song Chang Ui…

  25. 25 : monikaetesor Says:

    It`s really good!!!!!!!!!!
    the leader couple has a lot of chemistry
    i cant wait for the next episode

  26. 26 : Sina Says:

    I like HHJ. She is one of my favorite actresses. Hope this drama is good.

  27. 27 : HHJ Fan Says:

    This drama is fantastic! Ratings are soaring and it’s now the highest rating drama on a private channel in Korea. A must watch! HHJ rocks of course!

  28. 28 : torri Says:

    ok guys i was so reluctant to start watching this drama but trust me it is great drama i mean every thing about is great , this drama is better than brain why because the focus is just not on one doc but a other doc as well i love love loove it watch it guys is worth every sec

  29. 29 : luciana Says:

    I love this drama and the actors.All actors are great.Of course I love Song Chang ui,Han Hye Jin and Park Gun Hyun probably because I know them erlier. Totaly I love Syndrome from all my heart so that I watched it without sub.Today I’ll watch ep 18 but is realy hard not to understand what my dearest actors say. Anyway is so very good that I can,t help watching it.After Padam Padam this is the second drama of JTBC I love very much. JTBC is a great movie maker.Love you all and especially my dearest actors. God bless you!

  30. 30 : luciana Says:

    me too. Monika do you watch it with translation?

  31. 31 : torri Says:

    hey guys i have watch up to ep 12 with sub do u know were i can fine the rest of the ep with eng sub am realy exsisted to see what happens next when the killeer doc finds out he works with his realy son at the hospital and what his son reaction will be , acnt wait , eng sub please

  32. 32 : japs Says:

    can’t wait to watch the nest episode!!!! FYI SYNDROME is on top in terms of ratings in jTBC

  33. 33 : torri Says:

    where can i watch it with eng sub, tryed every where but cant find ep 13 and the rest help guys, my korean is not that great so i dont understand every thing just a few words so i need eng sub

  34. 34 : natasha Says:

    Can not wait to see the next ep, him jye Jin’s characther is very interesting , she rocks my favourate actress.

  35. 35 : Ellen Says:

    Can someone tell me what is the name of the song started playing at 51:35 at the last episode and who is the singer?

  36. 36 : marilyn Says:

    I love this drama, better than brain. But how I wish Han Hye Jin ended up with Park Jeon Heong. I love the character of Park Jeon Heong. And Jo Jae Hyeon, after playing a doctor with a heart in New Heart is now a doctor who makes his patient as experiment or treated human beings as guinea pigs. Wish that Han Hye Jin and Park Jeon Heong will have a drama with the two of them as the main character.

  37. 37 : Sina Says:

    More episodes please with subs.

  38. 38 : Eruma Says:

    Where I Can download the ost??

  39. 39 : Tommy Gal Says:

    does anyone know the song that plays at the end of episode 16?? the one when CYW kiss LHJ…million thankssssss (^_^)V

  40. 40 : pei Says:

    great drama…i like it

  41. 41 : rei Says:

    i like this dorama

  42. 42 : Ina_Indonesia Says:

    I am watching this drama. N I hope it will end happy

  43. 43 : Edith Says:

    Another brilliant medical drama. Well studied and filmed. Bravo to every single person who involved in this drama…Brilliant actors and actresses … all chemistries between them worked perfectly in accordance to the story line.

  44. 44 : Rika Y.Sari Says:

    Very good and inspiring drama,perfect cast,bravo for all

  45. 45 : zarima USA Says:

    starting to watch it and i find it interesting though the sub is late.. but its really nice and it makes me thrilled…mmm

  46. 46 : plick Says:

    @Tommy Gal, it’s Kiss Kiss by Taru. 🙂

  47. 47 : Sa Rang Hae Says:

    I just bought a copy of this drama. I am excited to watch this. . . I love Han Hye Jin!

  48. 48 : 사랑해 Says:

    I just bought a copy of this drama. I am excited to watch this. . . I love Han Hye Jin! Aja unni!

  49. 49 : zarima USA Says:

    just finished watching it.. and i must say its a good drama and of course a happy ending .. amust see kdrama

  50. 50 : reny Says:

    good movie.. i like this.. can anyone tell me about the full story coz was watched this movie but very bad translated..

  51. 51 : max Says:

    just finished this one and the flow of the story is not good…very predictable also far from my expectation for a medical drama. its kinda disappointing.

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  53. 53 : Myr Says:

    Syndrome (a group of symptoms) was aptly titled. It was a combination of different emotions, motives, desires & outcome which made the overall story line complicated yet subtly satisfying. Definitely a craft well done. Thanks for giving us a chance to be a part of it (from afar).

  54. 54 : Maria Says:

    Why are MBC’s not in English subtitles. Every now & then I catch a series that seems interesting, but haven’t learn enough Korean to understand. A friend who is also in the early stage of trying to learn Korean by watching dramas said she gave up even trying to watch any of your programs.

    San Jose, CA

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  56. 56 : Sveta_0976 Says:

    Who know the song on 6 minute 18 ep.Please tell me.

  57. 57 : Ahjussi2012 Says:

    I starting watching, but after episode 7, I had had enough. Skipped to the last 2 episodes to find out how it ended. If you have patience for all the backstabbing, plots and twisted minds. go for it. If not, skip it.

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