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Romantic Doctor,Teacher Kim  



  • Drama: Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (tentative title) 
  • Korean : 낭만닥터 김사부
  • Director: Yu In Sik (Mrs Cop, Giant)
  • Writer: Kang Eun Kyung(What Happens To My Family?,Gu Family Book)
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 21 including Special Episode
  • Release Date: 7 November 2016
  • Runtime: Monday -Tuesday 22.00 KST (following Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo)
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea



Boo Yong-Joo was a famous surgeon with the nickname of "Hand of God." He suddenly disappeared and nobody knew exactly why. Boo Young-Joo is now as Teacher Kim and he calls himself the Romantic Doctor. He enjoys his life in seclusion. 

Kang Dong-Joo became a doctor to win somebody over and Yoon Seo-Jung become a doctor to be recognized by somebody. After they meet Teacher Kim, they learn about life values and comfort from love. The humanist drama depicts how the two doctors meet the oddball doctor, Kim Sa-bu and become to realize the true value of life and solace of love.





Source : SBS Mediacreate Monthly Magazine (Sept ’16)

The age of injustice, is called as the age of inequality and distrust. Since we’re living in a full of desire society where not only politics but also medical communities follow the tracks of money, I can’t help but to worry what if my family is ill. At times like this, a wish ‘I wish people like them to be around’, came for such kind of doctors.

‘Romantic’ nonsense. Teacher Kim is an eccentric swashbuckling doctor who is practical and cool-headed. He was once famous with the nickname of ‘Hand of God’, but now he saves many people lives with his incredible medical technique in *’Doldam Hospital’ (*literal : “Stone wall Hospital”), a small general hospital in a small city, in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and emergency department.

Looking like a trivial suburb hospital, but every staff including nurse moves silently and swiftly like masters in the forest do. One day, two young doctors came to the peaceful “Doldam Hospital”…

The first doctor was a young female patient who was rescued by Teacher Kim in a mountain. She was an emergency department resident, who once shouted “If you do not know love you’re not qualified to wear a doctor’s gown”, she shouted loudly in order to save one’s life in the emergency room. Written as seemingly passionate and hot-tempered but has something hidden inside, the casting of the mainstream actress Seo Hyun Jin for the role of ‘Yoon Seo Jeong’ is raising expectation.

The second doctor is kicked out from a large hospital in Seoul, a talented man but terribly rude and doesn’t have even an ounce of manners. It is said that once he was the best surgeon who did surgery easily. Being cast for the role of ‘Kang Dong Joo’, a man gifted with a talent but is wandering, Yoo Yeon Seok, the guy who shoots at the women’s heart will show a new transformation.

In addition to the fantastic combination of Seo Hyun Jin and Yoo Yeon Seok, for the drama’s key role ‘Teacher Kim’, actor Han Suk Kyu who can express ‘eccentric charisma’ well has been determined to star in the drama and is raising expectations.

[Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim] is a medical drama and a drama that shows the growth of a man and a woman who had chosen to become doctors for ‘success’ and ‘acknowledgement’ who later meets Teacher Kim and overcome their internal trauma and becoming real doctors.

Teacher Kim’s almost beyond human power medical technique in saving lives that are fading away would give an exhilarating thrill and there will be a melo/romance that will make the heart pounding faster than the urgency in the medical field.

Also, the main characters’ struggling growing phase in seeking for “real doctors” and “real life” after meeting with a genuine teacher will give us warmth during this winter to reflect on the value of ‘humanity’ that we all faintly missed.

via Yeoniverse

Cast of Characters

Main Cast


Han Seok Kyu as Boo Yong Joo/Kim Sa-Bu

Age: Late 40s

Hospital: Doldam Hospital

 Description: Boo Yong Joo is a wise mentor, a brilliant star doctor who was once at the top of his field. For reasons unknown he quits everything to go live a secluded life as the neighbourhood quack doctor. 


Yoo Yeon Seok as Kang Dong Joo

Age: 25/30

Hospital:  Geusan University Medical Center ➜ Doldam Hospital

Description: An expert surgeon. A surgeon who thinks surgeries are the easiest things in the world.

“Smart-richard simmons! I know well than anyone else that I’m a smart-richard simmons. Other than my own, I don’t want to know about other people’s business, I’m not interested. All by myself, I’m focusing only on how to do well.”


He was born with a dirt spoon, but he wanted to live with a gold spoon. So he chose doctor as his profession. All he has are his memory, brilliant mind and a healthy body, so once he sets a goal, there’s only one option. The perseverance and patience to keep going. He would not live a disregarded or a neglected life as he wanted to be treated greatly with his name and live the life that he wants, so in 6 years after admitting to the medical school, he graduated at the top of the class and passed the medical specialist course for a surgeon as the first place in the country.

He has already been recognised by the directors of surgery department for his quick judgement and manual skills since resident period. He thought he was on the road to success since he became a top medical specialist of Korea.

However, competing against those who came from highly privileged backgrounds was tough and he missed the opportunity to operate on a VIP patient under an emergency situation. Dong Joo’s position was significantly lowered overnight. In the end he came early only to receive a transfer order to Doldam Hospital! 6 years of medical school, 5 years of internship and residency course, so he couldn’t believe that he was fired overnight when all he did in the past 11 years were solely working towards the success and fame.

So as he was wandering when facing the biggest crisis in his life, he ended up entering Doldam Hospital’s door… Until then, he did not know at all. That he’d see her again there.

via YeoNiverse



Seo Hyun Jin as Yoon Seo-Jung

Age: 28/33

Hospital:  Geusan University Medical Center ➜ Doldam Hospital

Description: A disheartened passionate doctor, nicknamed " Crazy Whale"

"Those who do not know how to love do not have the right to wear the white coat, you cannot heal people without love. Because I never stopped loving, but when I do, in that moment, my heart will stop beating!"


Seo-Jung worked her heart out to be a doctor to gain recognition from someone. See-Jung is an ordinary person who has to give all out just to be in step with ordinary life. Her motto is that she will not stop until she becomes the doctor she has set out to be. The energy and strength that is being emitted from this body helps her to stabilise in the hospital environment, but at this time, a guy with a sharp tongue but soft heart barged into her life. Kang Dong Joo, an intern who is disrespectful and can't seem to get along with everybody else but yet filled with exceptional skills.

With a heart wanting to take care of a junior,she let her guard down, but this fellow is so short tempered that even ghost won't come near! Miserly and stuffy, without warmth and sociability. Communication skills zero! And he still thinks he is cool like that, totally laughable and difficult to handle. Impossible! Before you become a doctor, you better learn to become a person first! Attempt to train and tame such a Kang Dong Joo, you have to give him some compliments, sometimes keep him busy like a bee but also give him appropriate care and concern at the same time. With all these, surely it will help to correct this arrogant guy's weaknesses?Eh? What's happening now? This guy suddenly confesses and says he likes me?Things have become complicated now........

cr: Angel2013sg Twitter for translation & Chinese Credits to Hyunjin Light weibo

Supporting Casts

Doldam Hospital

Jin Kyung - Oh Myung Shim

Im Won Hee - Jang Ki Tae

Kim Min Jae - Park Eun Tak

Kim Hong Pa - Yeo Woon Young

Seo Eun Su - Woo Yeon Hwa


Geusan University Medical Centre

Choi Jin Ho - Do Yoon Wan

Yoon Na Moo - Senior In Soo

Jang Hyuk Jin - Song Hyun Chul

Tae In Ho - Dr Moon

Yang Se Jong - Do In Bum

Kim Bo Jeng - Nurse



Joo Hyun - Chairman Shin

Byun Woo Min - Nam Do Ill

Kim Jeong Yeong - Kang Dong Joo's mother

Yoon Chan Young - young version of Kang Dong Joo

Kim Hye Soo - Lee Yeong Jo (Special Appearance)


source and credits (info from page 5)

(The original source are from RDTK DC Minor Gallery post 1 and post 2. Certain translations are from this Soompi post, while the others were roughly translated by day_dreamer)


Official Posters



First Script Reading 


First script reading took place September 13, 2016 at SBS Ilsan Production Studios in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.



Teaser Videos

First Teaser


First Teaser on naver tvcast :  http://tvcast.naver.com/v/1178279


Second Teaser


Second Teaser on naver tvcast: http://tvcast.naver.com/v/1193457


Third Teaser


Third Teaser on naver tvcast: http://tvcast.naver.com/v/1209190


Fourth Teaser



FourthTeaser on naver tvcast: http://tvcast.naver.com/v/1224126


Highlight Video



Highlight Video on Naver TvCast : http://tvcast.naver.com/v/1219896

Press Conference

Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim Group Photos




Main Cast Photos




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Individual Photos


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Couple Photos


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Press Conference Video




Press Conference Videos Uploaded on Official Naver TVcast channel




Behind the Scene Videos




Part 1: Lee Hyun (이현) - Because It's You(그대라서)

Part 2: Haebin (해빈) from gugudan (구구단) -Forever Love

Part 3: Young Man(젊은이) - 제자리(In Place)

Part 4: Jeon InKwon (전인권) - 걷고, 걷고(Walking, Walking)

Part 5: Lee Suk Hoon of SG Wannabe - 오늘은 어제보다 괜찮았지 (Today Was Better Than Yesterday)

Part 6: Daybreak( (데이브레이크) - Mellow

Part 7: Shin Young Jae (신용재) of 4 Men - 언제나 괜찮( It's Always Okay)


Episode Ratings



Date Episode Subtitles TNmS (%) Nielsen Korea (%)
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul Peak
2016-11-07 01 How to Put an Elephant in a Refrigerator 9.5 (12th) 12.1 (5th) 9.5 (7th) 10.5 (6th) 12.2
2016-11-08 02 Adrenal hyperreflexia 8.7 (14th) 11.2 (5th) 10.8 (6th) 11.7 (5th) 15.5
2016-11-14 03 Friday of Thirteen People 12.5 (5th) 16.1 (4th) 12.4 (6th) 13.2 (4th) 15.3
2016-11-15 04 Necessary and Sufficient Condition 13.1 (5th) 16.8 (3rd) 13.8 (4th) 14.9 (4th) 17.3
2016-11-21 05 Principle of Relative 15.2 (4th) 18.2 (3rd) 16.5 (4th) 17.9 (2nd) 21.1
2016-11-22 06 Motivation 17.4 (4th) 20.6 (3rd) 18.9 (3rd) 20.3 (2nd) 23.1
2016-11-28 07 Unstable Factor 16.5 (4th) 20.3 (1st) 18.8 (2nd) 20.4 (1st) 23.2
2016-11-29 08 The Manifestation of Humanism 19.5 (2nd) 23.4 (1st) 21.7 (1st) 23.3 (1st) 25.4
2016-12-05 09 The Boundary of Good 18.8 (2nd) 22.8 (1st) 20.4 (2nd) 22.3 (1st) 21.7
2016-12-06 10 Crush 20.9 (2nd) 24.5 (1st) 22.8 (1st) 24.7 (1st) 26.1
2016-12-12 11 Psychological Entropy 20.0 (2nd) 24.2 (1st) 21.6 (1st) 23.0 (1st) 26.4
2016-12-13 12 The Boiling Point 21.6 (2nd) 24.9 (1st) 23.8 (1st) 25.8 (1st) 28.9
2016-12-19 13 The Art of Turmoil 19.7 (2nd) 24.0 (1st) 22.6 (1st) 24.8 (1st) 26.3
2016-12-20 14 Paragonimiasis Effect 21.6 (2nd) 26.0 (1st) 22.9 (1st) 24.6 (1st) 28.1
2016-12-27 15 The Cornered Stone Syndrome 20.6 (2nd) 24.9 (1st) 23.7 (1st) 25.6 (1st) 28.2
2017-01-02 16 Burden of Risk 19.5 (3rd) 23.0 (1st) 22.1 (2nd) 23.2 (1st) 25.5
2017-01-03 17 Moment of Truth 21.9 (2nd) 25.6 (1st) 25.1 (1st) 26.9 (1st) 28.3
2017-01-09 18 Whether You Want It or Not 23.4 (2nd) 27.7 (1st) 26.0 (1st) 27.9 (1st) 29.8
2017-01-10 19 Doctors and Righteous People 22.2 (2nd) 25.7 (1st) 26.7 (1st) 28.6 (1st) 30.0
2017-01-16 20 The Law of Conservation of Romance 24.7 (2nd) 28.4 (1st) 27.6 (1st) 29.0 (1st) 31.5
Average 18.4% 22.0% 20.4% 21.9% 24.2%
2017-01-17 Special Master Kim's First Love 23.1 (2nd) 27.4 (1st) 27.0 (1st) 28.7 (1st) -

Source: Nielsen Korea, TNMS media

via DramaWiki


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Official Naver tvcast channel

Romantic Doctor DC inside


Congratulations to the cast of Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim for Winning at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards!

Han Suk Kyu for Winning The Grand Prize Award (Daesang) & Top 10 Stars Award

Yoo Yeon Seok for Winning the Excellence Award for Genre Drama, Best Couple Award & Best Kiss Award 

Seo Hyun Jin for Winning the Excellence Award for Genre Drama & Best Couple Award, Best Kiss Award & Top 10 Stars Award

Kim Min Jae for Winning the New Star Award



Congratulations to PD Yoo In Shik for Winning Best Producer Awards at Baeksang Arts Award 2017




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@pandalover1, hi   hi_smiley_by_patino_kun.gif   And thank you for starting this thread. And hello to @day_dreamer, nice to "meet you."

I have had my eye for this drama ever since Han Suk-Kyu as announced for the lead.

Han Seok-kyu offered SBS drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim

photo HanSeokKyu1.jpg

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And then, with the addition to the cast, of Seo Hyun-Jin and Yoo Yeon-Seok.

Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim recruits students Seo Hyun-jin, Yoo Yeon-seok


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@irilight nice to meet you too ^^

@icemaid @Mayyes hi~ ♡ 

In the synopsis written in SBS Mediacreate magazine, it did say that the cast are confirmed, but then no official news are out on  casting confirmation. Hmm.

But I think they're confirmed. Cuz today the 3 of them were spotted at Seoul National University Hospital, doing a tour.

Take a look at this person's instagram update (the location is at SNU Hospital : 


Rough translation of the relevant part : "...today #YooYeonSeok #SeoHyunJin #HanSeokKyu came to our room, they're covered in smurf* clothes, hat, mask, just like ordinary people..."

*I think "smurf" outfit is referring to doctors / surgeon outfit(?) Lol I'm not so sure about this xD


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4 hours ago, day_dreamer said:

In the synopsis written in SBS Mediacreate magazine, it did say that the cast are confirmed, but then no official news are out on  casting confirmation. Hmm.

But I think they're confirmed. Cuz today the 3 of them were spotted at Seoul National University Hospital, doing a tour.

Take a look at this person's instagram update (the location is at SNU Hospital : 


Thank you @day_dreamer for good news  :)

I am getting more excited for this drama.

But I think you may have given us wrong IG address? What I get is a singer.  ;)

This site shows more cast members, but I do not know who they are? Anyone??





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@irilight that's the correct instagram. the OP was just talking about her day and in the midst of her post, there was a mention of seeing the 3 actors. ^^ 

The site you shared seems to be talking about offering slots for the drama's PPL if I'm not mistaken? The other actress is Jin Kyung (the mom in Uncontrollably Fond) where her character's name is "Oh Myeong Shim". The other actor is Im Won Hee, and his role's name is "Jang Ki Tae". :D

*edit to add : The drama's production company is "Samhwa Networks" (I think Writer Lee Eun Kyung is from that company)


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Hello  @pandalover1 @icemaid @Mayyes @day_dreamer @irilight  ,Nice to meet you all! i want to give a quick updates about this drama:wub:

Seems like they're  (Seo Hyun Jin - Yoo Yeon Seok) have start shooting since 6 September 2017 (the netizen who caught them at SNU Hospital saw they're wearing a surgeon/smurf gown and hat mask)



Also today staffs ,crews and all the actors are seems doing a script reading together.

BTW! the script are done until EP.3 so we can get the teasers soon rite? :)

Let's keep support all the actors , crews and the staffs of this drama!


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@fountainstripes Hi there~ nice to meet you too <3

I'm not sure if they've done script reading yet or not, but if I'm not mistaken, the one posted by "matdongs" above on Instagram is a staff meeting ^^. But I'm happy to see that they're already preparing to shoot with quite a number of scripts ready. Hopefully they will have a smooth shoot and get to prepare as many episodes as possible before airing time, so that the live-shoot will only catch up on them a lot later. 

That person seems to be from a 'location manager / director' from a company called 'Royal Quest'. He posted this photo with 'Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim' hashtag as well. This is probably where the small town's 'Doldam Hospital' will be /will look like.


Also, random bit. 


I saw a YYS kfan briefly mentioned in her IG update, that she heard the day before she went there, YYS and SHJ drop by YYS's restaurant / lounge bar 'Lua Lounge' in Itaewon. It's just a what she heard, so not sure how true it is. But then again, YYS co-workers often visit his restaurant when they were doing projects together too ^^


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On 9/6/2016 at 8:40 PM, day_dreamer said:

The site you shared seems to be talking about offering slots for the drama's PPL if I'm not mistaken? The other actress is Jin Kyung (the mom in Uncontrollably Fond) where her character's name is "Oh Myeong Shim". The other actor is Im Won Hee, and his role's name is "Jang Ki Tae". :D

*edit to add : The drama's production company is "Samhwa Networks" (I think Writer Lee Eun Kyung is from that company)


Thank you very much @day_dreamer

I have not watched UF, but I liked Jin Kyung in Pinocchio.

I am actually watching now an old drama with Lim Won-Hee (Syndrome). He seems to be more in films than drama.

@fountainstripes, hello, and nice to meet you too :)


1.  Good news, Viki already has a fan channel


Lets follow the channel and submit title request forms. I suggest to use the name they have when submitting title request forms to Viki :

Romantic Doctor Kim Sa-bu - 낭만닥터 김사부



2.  Might as well also submit sub requests to DramaFever, under the name we have:

Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim -낭만닥터 김사부




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Hi @day_dreamer @irilight woah! thanks for the updates.. it's getting more interesting and this drama will be hit daebak!

i just saw the IG link that you gave, seems like maybe they're creating a chemistry by hanging out together :P even the news it's still from ppl's mouth to mouth.

then, i just saw twitter this afternoon and Found SHJ formal photos are surface at SHJ fans site..  since i don't want to create any rumours and still no confirmation about it. but at the end.. they deleted it. (thanks to my superfast finger). 

hope it helps to give you an updates 





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13 minutes ago, ruzikie said:

KYAAAAA OPPPAAAA. I just left my foot step here hahahaha 


Hi Chingoooyaaaa!!! I guess you're here to cheer on chillbongie!!! and probably see you only when the drama airs! I'll summon you when the time comes then..November it is then! Hoping to get more updates from the rest of the crew and praying that yys will update his IG often when filming begins..:w00t:

Ps off topic


I see you're using the gif i made! IF YOU WANT MORE.. i have alot.. dont be shy.. HAHAHAH! most welcome and  :joy: Happy birthday!! :P


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@pandalover1 i think they begin shoot after chuseok holiday which it's should be within next week *fingercrossed* 

also my friend @gossong have been translate the casts IG update with a script and tagging Yoo Yeon Seok and Seo Hyun Jin , and seems one of them will become a male nurse or the scene stealer kkkk

Jump Ent and KingKong Ent better deliver the confirmation for both leads soon :w00t:Menampilkan IMG_2738.JPGMenampilkan IMG_2739.JPG


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5 hours ago, fountainstripes said:

@pandalover1 i think they begin shoot after chuseok holiday which it's should be within next week *fingercrossed* 

also my friend @gossong have been translate the casts IG update with a script and tagging Yoo Yeon Seok and Seo Hyun Jin , and seems one of them will become a male nurse or the scene stealer kkkk

Jump Ent and KingKong Ent better deliver the confirmation for both leads soon :w00t:


@fountainstripes yes! i also heard that filming will start after chuseok, but i was wondering how come they did the script reading on chuseok day itself..

i'm expecting a triple 'official' confirmation at the same time.. not sure which agency han suk kyu is in tho.. anyways that will all probably be after chuseok holidays ..sooo..let's wait..:tears:

and thank you for the trans!

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