Code Blue

Code Blue (2008)

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If it can be treated one second earlier, the heart might start beating again.
If there is one extra helicopter, another life in danger may be saved.
If one more life can be saved, the Japanese medical community may regain trust.
There are more lives in this country that can be saved.
The "Doctor Helicopter" system was legalized in Japan in June 2007. A medical team is dispatched to the patients on read morea helicopter to provide medical care in the field as soon as possible. One day, four young physicians are assigned to this latest medical system. The doctors experience traumatic medical situations, deal with personal ambitions, witness the fragility of life, and they grow personally and professionally. --Fuji TV

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Jul 23, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Love Yamapi- he is so cool and believable in this roll! Erica and Manami both do well here as well . This drama is about a group of young doctors getting over their handicaps to work their dream job and fly to traumatic scenes on a helicopter. Think ER with helicopters and hot actors. The characters really worked together and the drama really left you wanting another episode; hence the specials and read more the season 2 offering. This drama isn't for the faint of heart - they use real technical terms show what seems to be real blood/ guts and load you up with the suspense. There is no romance- like 0- but you don't miss it. The drama teaches important stories through its characters, and each one you can relate to (except the girl playing megumi, she wasn't believable). The majority of the cast is made up of veterans that you've seen in dramas and movies before, so that's something else to look forward to.

Enjoy it!

p.s. the sequel is just as good.

p.s.s. love the tsundere yamapi
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Dec 23, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I'm writing this review while rewatching this drama for the third time. I absolutely don't feel bored, I'm not skipping even one second of the episode and I'm enjoying it like the first time.
When you look at the story, It's simply about daily life of doctors and different kinds of cases to confront with, but it's actually much more than that. It's about accepting the challenges that life brings you every read more day - win over and you'll become much more skilled doctor and a way better person than you were before. Doctors can change the lives of patients, but patients' stories can change the lives of doctors as well. You can feel their stories and realize how valuable your life is. Sometimes you'll tear up, sometimes you'll laugh, naturally some stories are better than others, but every story, every episode has it's own meaning.
We have four young people in this drama, each of them with a totally different personality, using their own, different ways to reach the top of their medical careers. We also have the senior doctors with their own stories, experiences and hardships to go through. I really liked how they chose the patients - almost every patient had a story to help our heroes to get over their fears or troubles.
Actors did an amazing job portraying their roles and for Yamapi's fans - i have to say - this was one of the best roles he ever played, if not even the best, but that's my personal opinion after all. Girls were also fantastic.
As for music, I'm giving it 10, since i feel like it was suitable and i don't think it was the big factor in this drama. I would watch it even without music.
Be patient if you don't understand some medical terms, it's not that important for the story but believe me, you'll get to learn them quickly. Anyway, if you're not expecting fairytales, I'm sure you'll like this drama. It's pure reality.

And at the end, I'd like to explain why I gave it 9 and not 10. Actually, it's simple - only because I liked the second season more. It gave me the stronger impression although both have the same meaning.
Enjoy watching it!
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Both are really intense medical dramas. Both dramas have a similar feel to them as they both have similarities in them.
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Both dramas are about doctors and nurses trying to save people outside the hospital though Dr. DMAT focuses more onto disaster cases.
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    ilovemassu Jun 17, 2017

    watching this again for season 3. seems like ages since I watched it. I don't even remember a lot of things.

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    Elle Apr 23, 2017

    trying to push myself to restart this drama ... kinda stuck in the middle of episode 2

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    claudya87 Apr 17, 2017

    I checked it out because of YamaPi and as much as I don't like Toda Erika, it was really good.

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    arbios Apr 2, 2017

    started this yesterday and i'm up at ep 3 and i'm really enjoying this :)

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    zahirah Jan 14, 2017

    Intense far my fav medical drama.. yamapi's acting was just great, all the leads actually were good. i really recommend this drama.

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    peacewon May 15, 2016

    First let me say, i HATE medical dramas. second let me say, i REALLY enjoyed this drama and will move directly over to season two after the special!! YAY for Yamapi!!

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    Meeno Mar 5, 2016

    xtremely well done in all aspects..recommended watch for everyone

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    scarleT Jul 22, 2015 - edited
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    Rangadeviii Apr 19, 2015

    One of my favorite medical dramas with JIN (historical med drama).
    Actually it the only med drama that I really enjoyed watching

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    scarleT Feb 8, 2015 - edited

    I'm actually plesantly surprised about this series. Tomohisa Yamashita-san's acting in this series is alright but I feel maybe someone like Takeru Satoh-san would have been better. My favourite character is Shiraishi-sensei by far, I just love Aragaki-san here! Very intense medical drama, but well worth your time!

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    fadetoblack Feb 1, 2015

    is there a drama similar to code blue that focuses on nurses instead of doctors?

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    meloindex Oct 28, 2014

    gakky and toda erika? with mr children's hanabi for ost? my favorites in a single drama. why did i only watch this now. totally enjoyed this. ill now gear up for the sp and s2 <3

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    riribl Oct 24, 2014

    It's a good medical drama, I really enjoyed it

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    lontongstroong Jul 31, 2013

    If only this drama is made in 2013 with the same cast except Yamashita. It will be so good

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    green_tokki Jun 5, 2013

    bloody good medical drama! tomohisa and erika are in it so additional plus to it :)


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    Jul 3, 2008 to Sep 12, 2008
  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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