DOCTORS - EPISODE 1
You've seen the press releases by now. If you haven't, the basics are that a lost teenager (with a planet-sized chip on her shoulder) becomes a doctor. This drama is her story. The players?
Park Shin Hye as Yoo Hye Jung
She's had a rough life. Of course, her thug-like behavior doesn't make it easy for anyone to tame the shrew. She's been dropped off at grandma's, and hopefully the elder will succeed where her father failed.
Kim Rae Won as Hong Ji Hong
Her new teacher has his work cut out him. His job (though he doesn't know it yet) is to take this intransigent teen and make a doctor out of her. He's ideal, in a way, as he was a doctor himself, and his ailing dad is the president of the local hospital.
Kim Young Ae as Mal Soon, Hye Jung's grandmother
It falls to Mal Soon to try and get Hye Jung to shape up. Good luck with that. She used to be on the wrong side of the tracks herself -- a former prostitute. She knows what road Hye Jung's heading down.
Jang Hae Gyun as Yoo Min Ho - Hye Jung's father
He's given up, though according to Hye Jung he's not been a great father. After she gets expelled (despite his begging for more chances), he knows his last hope is Grandma. I'm willing to bet we won't see much of him anymore.
Obviously there's more to it, but that can wait. There are fistfights, battles with two sets of girl gangsters, underage drinking, and the teacher's initial attempts to set this girl on the right path. There is a part at the beginning which obviously features her as the tough-as-nails doctor who opens a can of whoop-ass on a bunch of thugs. I wonder if this flash-forward will be a regular thing?
First thoughts? This thing is action-packed. When she's not throwing punches, she's giving a merciless tongue-lashing to whoever's unlucky enough to encounter her. And the teacher? To say he's unconventional is understating the point. When she insists she's not a student, he aggressively demands they date. Which gets her upset enough to admit that she is a student, natch -- his plan all along.
It's hilarious and exciting all at once. Now I literally can't wait for the next episode -- and that's tonight! Until next time, my readers.