Review on ‘Doctor John’

“Doctor John” is a medical drama about doctors specializing in pain management. In a refreshing take on the genre, “Doctor John” will portray the doctors’ search for the cause of their patients’ mysterious pain as a thrilling chase, almost like a detective hunting down the perpetrator behind an unsolved crime. Cha Yo Han is a genius anesthesiologist, who is also the youngest professor at his medical school.

The brilliant doctor goes by the nickname “10 Seconds,” a reference to his ability to diagnose his patients in the 10 seconds that it takes for them to enter an examination room and walk to their seat. Kang Shi Young is a legendary anesthesiologist, who was always at the top of her class throughout medical school. The talented doctor inherited her skills from her cool-headed, rational mother, while she inherited her empathy, listening skills, and warm bedside manner from her father.

I solely started this drama because of Ji Sung. I can’t say I dislike medical dramas but they aren’t exactly my go-to genre. But like always, Ji Sung didn’t let me down. I am so glad that I decided to watch this drama!

It’s no breaking news that Ji Sung has acting chops. Well, that seems a bit of an understatement. Every character that he plays on screen, you can’t help but fall in love with. With that much charisma he is surely one of the most lovable ahjussi on TV right now.

Lee Se Young has grown so much as an actress. Maybe her character didn’t sit well with everyone, but she did grew a lot throughout the series. Though that girl’s hair is a mess, that I cannot deny.

The chemistry between the leads! Woah!! I loved them!
This has a slow burn romance, but it’s so worth it! The drama doesn’t shy away from their age gap, but it’s never creepy or uncomfortable. Their relationship begins simply as a mentor mentee, but gradually develops into more, and it’s so beautifully portrayed!