The 3rd Ward

The 3rd Ward (2012)

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"The Third Hospital" will reveal the tale of neurosurgeons working in an alternative hospital that practices both western and eastern medical practices.

  • Native title:

    제3의 병원
  • Also Known as:

    Je3eui Byeongwon; Third Ward ; The 3rd Hospital

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Nov 19, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
If this didn’t have ideal casting why did I bother checking it out? TvN tends to produce not boring dramas and Im always on the lookout for a good medical drama…

Story: Often intense but also mixed quite well with humor. Plot wise it hasn’t done anything different Ive seen in all the other medical dramas but I found myself glued to the screen wondering if these two brothers will be able read more to mend their hostile relationship and also who would end up with who romantically in the end (the romance was VERY light but there is a OTP made clear by the end). So while I did find the romance weak, the writers did a good job establishing an actual plot, while focusing on certain patients and not stuffing several medical cases down our throats like a lot of the medical dramas ive seen tends to do (making it repetitive and causing me to lose interest). The ending is a bit up in the air for one of the characters but all in all i liked it. I think what made the story so enjoyable was the excellent pacing.

Acting/Cast- Ive seen the 3 main actors before but their not on my got to watch their dramas list. However, I came to like the casting choices because the chemistry was there and the acting was solid. The Girls Generation member Soo Young pleasantly surprised me. I didn’t think I would like her (this was her debut an actress) but she really did a phenomenal job playing Eu Jin who had to go through a lot of obstacles. A lot of the plot centered around her character also so if she didn’t make her character believable, the drama could have gone south for me.

Music: Didn’t care for the music but the score was kind of intense.

Rewatch: I wouldn’t mind rewatching because it wasn’t boring, but I don’t really see a reason to watch it again cause im not obsessed with the actors nor was I blown away by the story.

Overall Third Hospital is a very watchable series whether you like medical dramas or not.
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May 22, 2015
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
"From now on, whenever my existence comes into your consciousness, have your brain to secrete dopamine from the frontal lobe and serotonin from the brain stem as much as possible" - Dr. Kim Doo Hyun to Dr. Jin Hye In

I didnt expect that this drama will be awesome! I dont usually watching medical dramas because there's so many bunch of dramas like that. But this one is different. They didnt focus read more on the love line between the couples on the drama. Well its nice but the they lack on skinships? That's why my feels are exploding whenever Doohyun and HyeIn are together. But it shows maturity. They became inspiration to each other.

This drama is worth to watch! Make sure to watch this one! Daebak! It feels like I need a season two for this one because I need to see Doohyun and Hyein together. They are all great and the storyline is great too! Though I really want to see more interactions of the main couple.

I hope this review will somewhat help you kkk~ You guys need to watch this :)) Worth watching for ^^
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    Ladybritaky May 30, 2014 - edited

    Is there some romance in this drama?

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      Yume Jul 20, 2014

      There kinda is, like a love triangle. But no kisses and stuff like that

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    soumatra Nov 12, 2013

    eastern neurosurgeons lol ... a group of hustlers ... sometimes I think the writers think we are all dumps

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      PrettyCarEye Dec 22, 2013

      Dude, what do you have against the Koreans? Sometimes I really have to LOL at your comments! haha

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    romnin18 Feb 20, 2013

    this is a very good film when you watch it in the hospital

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    zu_ai_grusz Dec 30, 2012

    This was great through the first half. Cool and intense with good pacing. What clearly differentiates it from other medical drama is its main subject which I found interesting, the fusion of old traditional eastern and modern western medicine. Think of normal brain surgery using acupuncture for anesthetics. The conflicts were clear, not just with medical ideologies and practices, but also on character relationships. Because what really drew me to this drama is its medical aspects, I found that it flagged on its second half and I felt somewhat disengaged whenever it veered away from this plotline to focus on the emotional predicaments of the characters. However, for those who would appreciate good character development in a medical drama then this is also a nice drama for consideration.

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    lilymeid1998 Dec 26, 2012 - edited

    i swear that girl with big eyes and ugly hair she pissed me of-.-

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      koreandramamama May 29, 2015

      I'm on the 5th episode and I'm feeling the same way...i hope her character gets better soon....

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      lilymeid1998 May 29, 2015

      i hope it i dont really remember it because its like 2/3 years ago xD

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    KdramaQueen89 Nov 19, 2012

    This one was way more interesting than Golden Time (which i couldnt even finish).

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    darkn3ss Nov 9, 2012

    I usually love medical dramas, but this one bored me through and through....

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    jschoco Oct 28, 2012

    Eui Jin felt more like a younger sister in my opinion.

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    KdramaQueen89 Oct 10, 2012

    Ive only seen the first 2 eps but they are really funny and intense at the same time> Im curious about everything. Great start!

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    Kyah Oct 5, 2012
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    icednoodles Oct 5, 2012

    "Dachi ugo pump up the volume! Up, up~!"

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    Baya Sep 26, 2012

    I hope this drama will make me know more about estern medicine since i'm a doctor ^^

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    Cutty_Flam Sep 16, 2012

    not bad start drama

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    KdramaQueen89 Sep 12, 2012

    i watched the first episode out of curiosity and it was pretty good!

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    whatteverr Sep 7, 2012

    This drama also goes on a lot of drama websites as "the 3rd ward".


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Sep 5, 2012 to Nov 8, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    45 min.


  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 517 users)
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