I'm in love with this drama. Everything is so realistic. And especially the female protagonist is just wow. She stands up for herself, although she can be a little bit loud and irritating sometimes but she owns up to the mistakes she has done and always accepts them.
Yes, Daylight Entertainment! The team has produced Battle of Changsha, All Quiet in Beijing, Nirvana in Fire I&II, The Disguiser, Love Me if You Dare, When a Snail Falls in Love, Candle in the Tomb, Surgeons and Ode to Joy 1&2 ^-^
Half way through the first episode right now, I can't help but wonder how Zhuang Shu was able to move to America and attend school over there. What about language barrier, lodging, food, and money? His mom didn't seem like a wealthy lady. It seems a bit unrealistic at this point.
Plot , ZhuangShu's mother was the scapegoat of a medical malpractice which resulted in the death of a patient. He studied abroad and became and top surgeon and is now here for payback. But he does not let this interfere in his principles as a good doctor.
Male and Female leads clash a lot but are reasonable and rational, lots of interaction
Then there is the usual power struggle, pushing for profits, underhanded deals etc
Acting is top notch, the overall setting/ambiance/cinematography is amazing
The only character that is annoying to watch is Fu who pleads or confronts with no evidence or leverage over and over
@3ngin33r has given a short description of the plot, so I'll just add my two cents.
Acting is good, no doubt about it. I guess it helps that this production tend to cast actors they know well, like Jin Dong, Liu Yi Jun, etc. There's also decent romantic chemistry between the two leads (they are not in love yet, but you see the potential), which is something rarer in Chinese dramas. Most of the time you just forgive the fact that they feel very much like strangers just because they look pretty (e.g. Love O2O).
It's a pity that Surgeons is going up against In the Name of People, which is just slaying all their competitors in the (domestic) ratings department. For international viewers, Surgeons should be a good balance between mainstream entertainment and acting. I personally find it difficult to put down, and I watch it on YouTube the moment the channel updates the episodes.
I agree that Surgeons is pretty addictive. Watched several episodes of In The Name of People, it's a bit boring for my taste, pace is pretty slow, definitely not my cup of tea but I guess the anti-corruption theme creates lots of buzz in China.
Surgeons have been fun so far. Bai Bai He's grow up is also another fun drama, interestingly it stars Lu Yi (the male lead of In The Name of People), haha. The rating isn't bad, it's actually just "normal decent rating" in my opinion. In the Name of People has an insanely high rating, which is rare.