After spending two years teaching in the country, Lee Min Woo returns to a city hospital to complete his residency and face his own uncertainties about being a doctor. Free-spirited and goofy, he is jaded about his job and just wants it easy. He is then jolted out of apathy when a traumatic incident forces him to rethink why he wanted to be a doctor in the first place. The first-year residentKang Jae In comes from a rich family that owns hospitals, but she just simply wants to be a doctor who can support herself and help others. Both Min Woo and Jae In work in ER under the guidance of Choi In Hyuk, a famously astute workaholic surgeon who puts his patients before himself.
Cast & Credits
Story: The first 2 episodes were amazingly exciting. I thought wow if this how the rest of the episodes are going to be im in for one awesome medical drama. Then as episode by episode passed, my interest in the show dwindled. By episode 15 I had had enough and my love for the actors was not enough to make me keep wasting any more hours on watching a boring drama. Really all your getting is medical case after medical case. I understand this is a medical drama but the writers could have done a better job with balancing personal story arcs of the main characters to make it more engaging. For example, the writers pimped this out as a medical romance. Even up to episode 15 there was zero romance, which I was really looking forward to. Really unless your completely obsessed with the medical field, you will find this drama completely boring. So don’t waste your time especially since the ending is nothing to brag about.
Acting/Cast: Lee Sun Gyun showed a different side that I haven’t seen before. He stepped up his game and I just find it so odd how he can play someone way younger than his actual age. He’s almost 40! Hwang Jung Eum was kind of the same as always but I like her acting style even though a lot of her characters feel the same. Lee Sung Min (King 2 Hearts) plays a major role in this one so I thought it was cool that he plays a very serious and brilliant surgeon because his character in Pasta was the total opposite. He is a wonderful actor! As for the supporting cast, noone really made their character stand out to me but you do see some famailiar faces (from Pasta).
Music: The indie band Every Single Day produced the OST (same as Pasta) so while it was good for the drama, its not something I wanted to listen outside of the show, which was a bit disappointing because I love the Pasta OST so much.
Rewatch: Couldn’t even finish it the first time so yeah that’s out of the question.
Overall Golden Time failed to keep me engaged so I wouldn’t recommend it unless you have the patience.