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Doctor Stranger

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Title: 닥터 이방인 / Doctor Stranger
Chinese Title: 异乡人医生
Genre: Medical, Action, Thriller, Romance, Melodrama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2014-May-05 to 2014-July-08
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00


A man with a genius IQ follows in his father’s footsteps in more ways than one. Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk) is raised in North Korea to become a doctor by his doctor father, who had defected to South Korea years ago and met his South Korean mother before being captured and returned to North Korea. After Park Hoon becomes an accomplished chest surgeon, he too defects to South Korea and goes to work in the prestigious Dongwoo University Hospital. As he tries to adjust to his strange new life in South Korea, Park Hoon does his best to work alongside Han Jae Joon (Park Hae Jin), a Harvard graduate who first discovers Park Hoon’s talent, while catching the eye of Oh Soo Hyun (Kang So Ra), Jae Joon’s fiancée and the daughter of the hospital chairman. Anesthesiologist Song Jae Hee bears a strong resemblance to Han Seung Hee (both played by Jin Se Yun), Park Hoon’s girlfriend back in the North whom he wants desperately to come join him. Can the genius doctor do what it takes to make a new life for himself and his love in the South?


Main Cast

Lee Jong Suk as Park Hoon
Goo Seung Hyun as Park Hoon (child)
Jin Se Yun as Song Jae Hee / Han Seung Hee
Seo Ji Hee as Song Jae Hee (child)
Park Hae Jin as Han Jae Joon
Kim Ji Hoon as Han Jae Joon (Child)
Kang So Ra as Oh Soo Hyun
Shin Soo Yun as Oh Soo Hyun (child)

Myung Woo University Hospital

Jun Gook Hwan as Oh Jong Yoo
Choi Jung Woo as Moon Hyung Wook
Nam Myung Ryul as Choi Byeong Cheol
Kim Sang Ho as Yang Jeong Han
Hwang Dong Joo as Geum Bong Hyun
Kang Tae Hwan as Oh Sang Jin
Lee Jae Won as Kim Chi Gyu
Uhm Soo Jung as Min Soo Ji
Han Eun Sun as Eun Min Se
Jung Hye In as Yeo Sun Hee

People outside the hospital

Chun Ho Jin as Jang Seok Joo
Jung In Ki as Kim Tae Seol
Park Hae Joon as Cha Jin Soo
Yoon Bo Ra as Lee Chung Yi
Kim Yong Gun as Hong Chan Sung
Hwang Bum Shik as Mr. Lim
Kim Ji Young as Jung Min
Sung Byung Sook as Lee Chang Yi’s mother
Won Jong Rye as Oh Sang Jin’s mother


Kim Sang Joong as Park Chul
Lee Il Hwa as Park Hoon’s mother
Park Hee Bon as dr. Song Jae Hee
Gil Hae Yun as Kim Eun Hee (Oh Soo Hyun’s mother)
Lee Seung Hyung as presidential chief of staff
Zhang Liang as Sean Zhang (Jae Joon’s friend)
Kim Ji Eun as Oh Joon Gyu’s secretary
Kim Bo Mi as Kim Ah Young (Kim Chi Gyu’s younger sister)

Production Credits

Production Company: Aura Media
Chief Producer: Han Jung Hwan
Producer: Park Chang Yong
Director: Jin Hyuk
Screenwriter: Park Jin Woo, Kim Joo


On March 4th 2014, Lee Jong Suk and Jin Se Yun traveled to Budapest, Hungary to film for one week.


2014 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars: Lee Jong Suk (Pinocchio, Doctor Stranger)
2014 Korea Drama Festival Award 2014 – Excellence Actress Award: Kang So Ra (Doctor Stranger)

Episode Ratings

2014-05-0519.4 (11th)11.6 (7th)8.6 (15th)9.5 (12th)
2014-05-06211.3 (7th)13.7 (5th)9.4 (13th)9.9 (10th)
2014-05-12311.6 (9th)13.6 (5th)12.1 (5th)13.3 (5th)
2014-05-13413.1 (5th)16.2 (4th)12.7 (5th)13.3 (4th)
2014-05-19514.2 (4th)18.1 (4th)14.0 (4th)15.6 (4th)
2014-05-20612.1 (5th)15.0 (4th)12.7 (5th)14.3 (4th)
2014-05-26712.8 (5th)15.8 (4th)13.1 (5th)14.8 (4th)
2014-05-27812.3 (6th)15.1 (5th)12.5 (5th)14.1 (4th)
2014-06-02913.0 (6th)16.1 (5th)13.2 (6th)14.7 (4th)
2014-06-031012.0 (7th)14.8 (6th)11.7 (9th)12.9 (8th)
2014-06-091110.7 (8th)13.5 (6th)11.0 (8th)12.4 (6th)
2014-06-101211.1 (7th)14.1 (6th)11.5 (6th)12.7 (5th)
2014-06-161311.4 (7th)13.6 (6th)11.6 (8th)13.1 (5th)
2014-06-171411.5 (7th)13.6 (6th)10.8 (9th)12.3 (8th)
2014-06-231512.4 (6th)15.2 (3rd)11.9 (6th)13.6 (6th)
2014-06-241610.8 (8th)12.4 (7th)11.8 (6th)13.4 (3rd)
2014-06-301710.9 (8th)12.7 (6th)11.6 (10th)13.3 (6th)
2014-07-011811.5 (7th)12.8 (6th)10.1 (10th)11.2 (9th)
2014-07-071911.2 (11th)13.7 (5th)10.9 (8th)12.3 (5th)
2014-07-082012.2 (7th)14.2 (4th)12.7 (5th)14.6 (3rd)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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