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  1. I don't know if it would have fared better on another night but it's the only drama in its time slot. KBS's family drama airs earlier and the other dramas air later than Melting Me Softly.
  2. Hmm, I wonder if the episode number was cut after the previous drama, Be Melodramatic, was pushed back a month. Though given the extra long episodes I would think they could have avoided some of the abrupt cuts and inconsistencies.
  3. That is kind of what I'm doing. He's too old for historical LBW but I do think they made the right call going with an experinced vet for the role. They are only touching on history anyway.
  4. The show sort of touched on his motivation in the first scene with his father but that's about it. As far as looking evil, for me, Yi Bang Won, his father, Nam Jeon and even Sun Ho are about the same in terms of looking evil in that they are all willing to do whatever it takes/kill whomever it takes in their quest for power, survival, revenge, etc … e.g. Yi Seong-gye, Nam Jeon and Sun Ho and the killing of the advance party, Nam Jeon plotting to kill Hwi not to mention his own son, Nam Jeon, Sun Ho and the Queen plotting to kill Bang Won and his five brothers, and of course, Yi Bang Won doing his own plotting and eventual killing.
  5. You know, I don't think any of the weekenders I've watched started in the past so I don't really know. But the backstory might last longer than I originally thought. I didn't realize Do Jin and his mom were related to JK and the Judge. I don't know how SA and Do Jin get to marriage given that.
  6. I'm not really a fan of sagueks, but I thought it was okay. Too long though. One thing I hate about cable dramas is the extra long episodes. It looked great which is not a surprise given the PD's previous works. The three leads didn't really excite me but they were fine. I'm glad Yang Se Jong's character is the one on Yi Bang Won's side because I like that actor the best.
  7. It very much applies to real life in S. Korea, unfortunately. Agree that HW's situation is pitiful. I don't really know what kind of ending they will give him. I just want him to get professional help.
  8. It was a nice, well-acted drama, but I agree about the drama straying from the original premise and ending up with a muddied message. I'm not sure what it was ultimately trying to say about euthanasia. I think there was some interesting stuff there but when they introduced YH's CIPA it seemed the drama shifted direction.
  9. Yeah, industry reps were throwing out names of people they'd like to see but there's no way they could ever get most of those people, especially with how S3 ended. Season 4 comes with so much baggage, I can't see many "names" or even up and comers, especially those that are actors and musicians, wanting to touch it. Even IF they ask CTH back, which is doubtful IMO, I don't see him accepting. As a family man, I can see him wanting to move on from this chapter. Honestly, I think he would have quit a couple years ago, but he was loyal and enjoyed hanging out with the members.
  10. Ducks and shares my unpopular opinion: I like SY and CYH together but the drama has set up a potential separation that makes total sense to me. I usually hate the separation trope in dramas but here I feel it would be good for both characters. CYH is a doctor and CIPA patient. As much as he may like SY, I think a job researching CIPA is a great opportunity for him and he should take it if offered. It's sad for SY if he goes, but she's a second year resident, and I kind of think it would be better for her to concentrate on work and not a complicated romance. I'm surprised they haven't done more with SY's dad and his situation. I would think that would be the major storyline next week but who knows.
  11. I definitely think CYH and the prosecutor will end up working together. I don't see CYH approving of the minister's actions and the prosecutor is actually a pretty fair guy despite his stalkery behavior. The nurse needs to be exposed for her own sake as well as others. Even if she ruins CYH she'll just find someone new to blame. She needs to be stopped so she can finally deal with her own pain and grief.
  12. I liked this week's episodes, but I have to admit, I prefer when the episodes center around the race to diagnose a patient. I found that really interesting, and I rather wish they had stuck to diagnosis of the week, Euthanasia debate, SY's dad issue, and romance and not added all of these illnesses (I don't mind CYH's but do both lawyers have to be sick too?) and conspiracies. The Prosecutor and nurse having an agenda was enough IMO. I don't think it was necessary to add a conspiracy between the former Minister of Health and lawyer and throw in a shady organization to boot.
  13. I'm confused too. I was happy thinking they had finally taken the extensions out but no, there was a hunk of long hair in the back. I do not understand it at all.
  14. They started shooting at the end of April, and IIRC I saw pics of the scripts for 10 and 11 posted about a month ago. I wouldn't worry about the storyline being altered. Plus, the ratings have been good and holding steady.
  15. I'm preparing myself for a sad ending for CYH, but I can see them going with a make the most of every moment you have left type ending with CYH and SY not knowing how much time is left but together, saving lives. They still have to deal with SY's father and it seems a little too heavy for SY to lose both.
  16. I’m so confused about the Prosecutor. He doesn’t seem like the type to lie about having cancer. I’m also confused about what happened to his kid. I thought his kid was one of Yoon Sung Gyu’s victims but from the latest episode it appears he was the Prosecutor of Yoon Sung Gyu’s case and the two kids kidnapped and murdered were the nurse’s. But why does the nurse think he should have a personal grudge as a parent? Well, I guess the goal of a drama is to keep us guessing lol and we’ll find out soon enough. I really enjoy the medical cases. I know in the descriptions of the drama it was said that they wanted the race to diagnose to feel like a thriller and it really does. I liked that the one male resident got his own little story with the phantom limb pain patient.
  17. The nurse’s child was a girl so it looks like the little boy they visited in the first episode was probably the Prosecutor’s though only in a kdrama would a Prosecutor be able to prosecute a case related to his child’s murderer. Dr. Cha should not be running. but I always enjoy watching Ji Sung run. Weird, I know, but I noticed how good of runner he is in Defendant lol. I’m getting the feeling that Dr. Cha will end up being one of the Pain Department’s cases.
  18. This drama keeps getting better and better.
  19. John would be an English version of Yo Han hence the English title of Doctor John. I think the original title would have been fine but English titles are often different from the Korean title. At least this isn't a big change like how What's Wrong, Poong-sang (also not hard that hard to pronounce) English title was Liver or Die.
  20. I think you're definitely right about him having insensitivity to pain. Since you mentioned it, I've been watching for signs. I too noticed the nail and how he's always using the antiseptic hand gel. He didn't drink the alcohol either when he was out with SY and her uncle.
  21. @thistleThank you for sharing your story. I appreciate the way the drama is raising the topic of euthanasia and making the characters as well as viewers think about and discuss difficult ethical questions. Personally, I support euthanasia with certain restrictions, but I understand other viewpoints as well. So far I think the drama has done a good job of presenting different viewpoints as well as making me think about how I would feel as a doctor, a patient, or a family member. I want to say I'm glad there is good discussion going on in this thread.
  22. Yeah, I think the nurse's little boy was one of the two that was kidnapped and murdered. It would explain why she got the patient to sign the papers for the clinical trial - she wanted her child's murderer to suffer as much as possible. If I were in her shoes, I'd probably be angry with Yo Han for denying her that, for giving him a dignified death when her child didn't get the same. I'm not sure how the Prosecutor fits in.
  23. I don't know what the laws are in South Korea, but I think this is something that will require suspension of disbelief. That said, here in the U.S. I remember seeing a story several years ago about doctors convicted of felonies who got their licenses back, and it was shocking. So maybe it's not completely unbelievable.
  24. I think he has a medical issue too. Not drinking hot stuff or eating spicy food but also from Ep. 1 we know he's been taking his vitals every day but brushed it off when Si Young asked about it.
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