Korean Medical dramas are everyone’s favourite. The detail they provide in their medical series regarding the surgeries and treatment is remarkable. There are many Korean medical romance dramas and doctors romance series that you should watch if you have an interest in medical dramas.
Here are our best Korean medical dramas that you cannot miss. It also includes latest 2023 Medical Kdramas.
1: It’s Okay That’s Love (2014):
This is one of the best Medical dramas in Korea which highlights the issues of mental illness and deals with mental health problems. The story is a mixture of comedy, and romance but highlights serious issues. The main lead Jang Jae-yeol who seems to be a happy person actually has an obsessive-compulsive disorder. He imagines his younger self and thinks that it is actually someone else.
Ji Hae-soo is a psychiatrist, although she does not have any illness she does not believe in love and romance, in fact quite afraid of it. They live with other housemates under one roof. As Ji Hae-soo is a psychiatrist the drama portrays other characters who have a mental illness. It is a must-watch Korean drama. The drama has 16 episodes.
2: Ghost Doctor (2022):
It is one of the comedy fantasy Korean medical dramas. The drama story revolves around two doctors who have completely different personalities and also have different ambitions. Their destiny intertwines in a weird way. Cha Young-min is considered one of the best doctors in the town. Go Seung-tak does not seem to have much interest in the medical field. He has great knowledge but does not want to practice or do any work.
One day, Cha Young-min finds out that he is actually in a coma and but there is an interesting fact that he can enter the body of Go Seung-tak. The drama is a blend of comedy and romance. The cast of Ghost Doctors includes Kim Bum, Rain and Uee in lead roles. The drama has 16 episodes and is an interesting watch.
3: Angel’s Eyes (2014):
The drama is about a blind girl and a surgeon. Yoon Soo-wan and Park Dong-joo are in love and Yoon Soo-wan is blind. She undergoes surgery for an eye transplant and regains her eyesight. She starts working as an emergency rescue worker and does not recognise Park Don-joo. He also remains silent as she is engaged to another doctor. It is a Korean doctor romance series. The drama has 20 episodes.
4: Faith (2012):
The story revolves around a plastic surgeon who is kidnapped by a man. The man played by Lee Min-Ho has been transported by a miracle into the modern world in order to find a doctor to cure the soldiers and the king’s family. Yoo Eun-Soo is shocked when she is carried away by Choi Young. He takes her into the mountains to treat his people.
In the beginning, it takes her a while to understand the situation. There is a door that opens between the modern world and the Goryeo Period. Yoo Eun-Soo tries her best to run away but there is no way until she starts treating people there. It is a fantasy romance Kdrama with 24 episodes. It is an entertaining drama.
5: Beautiful Mind (2016):
This Korean Medical series is inspired by the novel Frankenstein. The story revolves around a neurosurgeon who has no sympathy and is associated with the mysterious deaths in the hospital. This is one of the Korean medical dramas that received low viewership. It is also one of the Korean medical mysteries and it has 14 episodes.
6: Emergency Couple (2014):
This is one of the doctors romance series and it is about a medical student and a dietitian who falls in love in their youth. They get married instead of family opposition. The circumstances are not in their favour and they eventually get divorced. After that, they pursue their careers which they have left for marriage. After completing their studies, they end up in the same hospital and they have to work together for three months. This Korean medical romance drama has 21 episodes.
7: Descendants of Sun (2016):
This is one of the Korean medical dramas in which two professions are highlighted. The story revolves around a young military man who falls in love with a doctor. The drama is about their love life and the struggle they face in their professions. Kang Mo-yeon is a beautiful surgeon while treating a soldier they fell in love with each other. This is one of the most popular Korean dramas starring Song Joong-Ki, Song Hye-Kyo and Kim Ji-won as lead actors. The drama is not overall based on the medical field but it highlights the profession of medicine. This drama has 16 episodes.
8: Kill Me Heal Me (2015):
Kill Me Heal Me story revolves around a man who is suffering from Multiple personality disorder. He meets a doctor (psychiatrist) and one of his personalities fell in love with her. The woman has a good impact on his health and she helps him to recover his true self. She starts working beside him to examine his condition. This is one of the most popular Korean dramas. The drama deals with mental health problems which are caused by childhood trauma. This Korean medical series has 20 episodes.
9: Yong Pal (2015):
This is one of the popular Korean medical dramas. The story of this Korean doctor series revolves around a doctor who changes his name to Yong-Pal to work secretly. He needs money and offers his medical services to criminals and those people who cannot come in front of the public to get treatment. This drama has 18 episodes. This Korean medical series cast includes Kim Tae-Hyun and Han Yeo-Jin in lead roles.
10: D-Day (2015):
This Korean doctor romance series revolves around a cold female doctor and a rebellious doctor. They work together after Korea is hit by an earthquake and between all these horrific incidents, they fell in love. This drama has 20 episodes. The cast includes Kim young-Kwang and Jung So-min as leads.
11: Doctor John (2019):
Ji Sung is playing the role of doctor John who is a skilful doctor. He is an expert in the field of anesthesiology. He ends up in jail because he could not save a patient. He can diagnose the disease in 10 seconds. He teams up with Kang Si-Young to treat patients who come to the hospital for treatment of chronic diseases. It is not easy for him to start his life again as a practising doctor because of the controversy. This drama has 32 episodes.
12: Blood (2015):
Blood is one of the Korean medical dramas that revolve around a mysterious creature, the Vampire. It is also a doctor romance series and is a love story between a human and a vampire. The war is between good vampires and evil vampires who want to harm humans. The story is about Park Ji-Sang who is working as a practising doctor but no one knows that he is also a vampire. He seems arrogant but soon the love of Yoo Ri-ta changes him.
In fact, they both help each other to control their anger and find peace. Their fight is against the evil doctor who has acquired immense power by doing unethical experiments. Park Ji-Sang tries to stop him from doing further experiments as it is inhuman. It is one of the best Korean medical thrillers. The number of episodes is 20.
13: The Doctor (2016):
The cast includes the famous actress Park Shin-hye as a lead. It is the story of a woman who is rebellious in his students’ days but finally ends up a passionate doctor. After joining a hospital, she meets again with her mentor who changed her life. They both fell in love. It is one of the Medical Kdramas which focuses on the hardships of doctors as well as hospital politics. The cast also includes Lee Sung-kyung who is also playing the role of a doctor. This medical series has 20 episodes and it is one of the best medical Kdramas.
14: Doctor Strangers (2014):
This is one of the Korean doctor romance series. The story revolves around a man who is trapped and along with his son send to North Korea. The man is killed there and somehow the son played by Lee Jong-suk comes back to South Korea. He remains low profile but really has lots of skill. By looking at his appearance no one can say that he is such a skilled doctor.
He has lots of pain in his heart as he lost his lover. However one day she returns back and pretends to be someone else and in reality, she is an agent of North Korea. The drama revolves around his love life and also the conspiracies against South Korea by North Korean agents. This drama has 20 episodes and it is one of the best Korean medical dramas.
15: Hospital Playlist (2020-2022):
Hospital Playlist is one of the Korean medical dramas that also focuses on the life of nurses. The drama focuses on five friends who are working in a hospital.
It is the story of their passion for their work and their love life. It is considered one of the best Korean medical dramas which highlights the tough lives of doctors and how they cope with work stress. It is a blend of comedy and romance and it is a must watch for medical dramas lovers. The number of episodes of the first season is 12.
16: Good Doctor (2013):
Good Doctor is one of those famous Korean medical dramas which is adapted by many countries. One of the adaptations of this Korean medical drama is running successfully in America. Joo Won is playing the character of an autistic person who is sent to childcare in his childhood. He is very genius and ultimately succeed to enter in the field of pediatric surgery. He is given a limited time to prove himself as a capable doctor. There are lots of challenges for him as he has to prove himself capable amidst all those who do not want to see him. The number of episodes of this Korean doctor series is 20.
17: Dr.Romantic (2016-2023):
The story revolves around a senior surgeon who was very successful in his career. However, one tragic event changes his life and he disappears. He changes his name. There is also a romantic plot between two young passionate doctors. They also fight against the corruption of doctors. There are two seasons of this Korean medical drama. This is one of the popular Korean medical series which also showcases how hospital authorities favour the doctors of their own choice and ignore their talent. Doctor Romantic is back in 2023 with another season and fans are equally excited for it. The new season of Doctor Romantic is getting immense popularity.
18: Doctor Cha (2023):
Doctor Cha has become one of the best Korean medical dramas. The drama is available on Netflix and is loved by a huge audience. The story revolves around a housewife who has left behind her dreams for the sake of her marriage and family. However, after many years, she realizes that the people she cares about always took her for granted. She decides to pursue her medical career and gets into the same hospital as her husband.
The worst thing or we can say the best thing which happens to her is that she comes to know about her husband’s affair which he is hiding for many years and has a daughter from that relationship. This 2023 medical drama is getting popularity because of so many elements that the makers have put into it. The drama is a blend of romance, and comedy and highlights the issue of adultery and cheating. It also gives hope to women that if they have the courage they can do anything at any stage of life.
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