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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: May 5, 2014 - Jul 8, 2014
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Network: SBS
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 9,965 users)
  • Ranked: #889
  • Popularity: #55
  • Members: 19,755

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Doctor Stranger
7.9
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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 9,965 users
# of Members: 19,755
Reviews: 59 users
Ranked #889
Popularity #55
Members 9,965

As a child, Park Hoon and his father were kidnapped by North Korea. In North Korea, Park Hoon was trained to become a doctor by his father who was already a doctor. Park Hoon became a genius like chest surgeon. He then flees to South Korea. Park Hoon begins to work as a doctor in South Korea's top hospital Myeongwoo University Hospital, but he feels like a complete outsider. To bring hislove from North Korea, he does anything to make money.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: May 5, 2014 - Jul 8, 2014
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Network: SBS
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 9,965 users)
  • Ranked: #889
  • Popularity: #55
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Reviews

Nana
23 people found this review helpful
May 20, 2015
Overall 9.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.5
Overall I thought Doctor Stranger had a unique story line to it.I personally am interested in medical dramas and found this one to be very informative to the surgical aspect to it.This is a drama I don't recommend to people that don't like blood.

The overall story line was about the struggles of North Korea,which was amazing but it was too stretched out.Also the love story get very boring after awhile unless you enjoy romance a lot.
I rewatched this drama with my older sister and she also had a similar opinion but she said it was very boring at some points especially with the love story.

Acting was fantastic and the music matched the tension in the drama the majority of the time.I understand that they tried to use a commonly popular pop song to express how the information and freedom of creativity is limited but I found their choice of sound very random ,that's just a personal opinion though.

Personally If i had to rate this separately as medical drama i would give a 8-9 as for the love story i'd give a 4-5 to be honest i'm very bias.The only reason personally why i loved this drama was because the medical portion of it but if it wasn't a medical drama and just a love story, then i would have given a lower score.
If i do decide to rewatch it by myself I can honestly say i would just skip to the surgery scenes directly.

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yankumicho
115 people found this review helpful
Jul 10, 2014
Overall 5.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
The term "wasted opportunity" should have a definition--Doctor Stranger. Doctor Stranger was nothing but a wasted opportunity--a piece of work that started so strong and had a pretty powerful premise combined with corrupt politics and evil machinations with world-altering circumstances, but turned out to be nothing but people piddling around a hospital in a competition which seemingly went nowhere and somewhere at once. In other words, Doctor Stranger felt like it surgically removed too many parts and tried to put them back together, but when doing so, it mistook some organs for others and ultimately ended up being a "table death."

That "death" was almost predestined by Doctor Stranger's plot. At first, the show was thrilling; it's focus on Park Hoon and the things a doctor has to do gripped me. Yet, a show that has one weak character from the beginning will often find that weak character to be the cause of its entire downfall. That's what happened here. A weak character was then joined by mediocre characters, and the whole show had to rely on one really strong character (Park Hoon) to bolster the story. That weak character, though, thread through Park Hoon's performance, made a wrong stitch, and unraveled it altogether. (Don't even get me started on the ending.)

Acting-wise, it was either a beating heart or a flat line. Lee Jong Suk, Kang Sora, and Park Hae Jin gave a lot to their roles. In Jong Suk's case, his acting showed more depth than his previous roles and made me feel for Park Hoon in a real way. Unfortunately, the flat-lined actress Jin Se Yeon, brought as much character as character development for her character, that is to say, none. She tripped and stumbled over every scene that required any emotion other than a blank face that clearly said, "I don't know what the hell I'm doing."

Music-wise, I have no complaints.

Instead of asking, "Will you re-watch this?," I would say the question should be, "Do I have to re-watch this?"

Overall, I can't waste any more words than the characters did over dying patients on this drama.

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