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August 3, 2018

 

Medical drama 'Life' to be available on Netflix this week

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Yonhap) -- "Life," an ongoing medical drama by the cable channel JTBC, will be made available for streaming on the global streaming platform Netflix this week.

 

The first four episodes of the TV series will be unveiled on Netflix starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday for the Asian region except Japan and in English-speaking countries except the United States, according to Netflix.

 

New episodes will be available at 1:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday, starting on Aug. 7.

 

Viewers in regions outside of Asia, except for Japan, and in English-speaking countries will be able to watch two new episodes at 1:30 a.m. every Tuesday, starting on Aug. 7. In the U.S., all the episodes will be available at once starting on Sept. 12, according to Netflix.

 

The 16 episode-series set sail for an eight-week run on July 27 to depict the stories of medical doctors coming under the command of a new profit-minded businessman.

 

Two prominent male actors star in the show, with screen and stage star Cho Seung-woo playing the role of the hospital president and TV star Lee Dong-wook appearing as one of the doctors.

 

These snapshots from the JTBC TV series "Life" were provided by the cable channel. (Yonhap)

These snapshots from the JTBC TV series "Life" were provided by the cable channel. (Yonhap)

 

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Thanks @rubie for the update.  Yay to getting subs the day after the episodes aired each week.  We soon catch up

 

Once again, just like Secret Forest, we get the complete drama after it finished airing in the US.  Wish they change the release format like Mr Sunshine for US.  There’s a huge fanbase of K-entertainment in US.  I feel so irrelevant! :lol:

 

Come alive thread :D

 

Edit:  @jongski this should make you happy.  I think they are airing new episodes weekly on Netflix Asia (except Japan) a few hours after live airing in SK, beginning next Monday.  E1-4 catch up this weekend.

 

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Netflix Picks Up Korean Medical Drama Series ‘Life’

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Netflix has acquired distribution rights to Korean-produced medical drama “Life” for imminent distribution in multiple Asian territories. The show will air in the U.S. later this year.

 

Life” hails from Lee Su-yeon, writer of “Stranger,” a series which won the grand prize in TV at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards in Korea. It is directed by Hong Jong-chan, who previously directed “Dear My Friends.”

 

The medical drama tells a story about the people in a hospital who want to protect and save, and also those who want to defend what what they believe is right. Lee Dong-wook, well known for his lead part in “Goblin,” stars in “Life” as a hospital doctor, and Jo Seung-woo plays (“Stranger”) the CEO of the hospital where everything takes place.

Netflix will premiere the first four episodes of “Life” in Asia Pacific markets (excluding Japan) and English-speaking regions (excluding U.S.) on Aug. 4 at 12 a.m. PST.

 

Episodes 5 and 6 will stream on the same day as the Korean broadcast on Aug. 6 and 7 at 9:30 a.m. PST followed by a regular weekly schedule. All other territories, excluding the U.S. and Japan, will premiere two episodes weekly on every Monday at 9:30 a.m. PST. All episodes will be available in the U.S. on Sep. 12.

 

Source:  Variety

 

 

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20 hours ago, wanda77 said:

    From few comments that I read (from knetz) , looks like the directing is not at the same level as SF, like " the directing is not at the same level with acting and script" , but they all ( or majority)  praised Cho Seung Woo. I'm not looking much because I don't want any spoilers to ruin the drama. 

     Hoping for a nice day to all of you! Just 2 days apart from meeting CSW's new work.

Oh well, SF really did set a high standard especially for legal/suspense drama. Nonetheless, I have faith in the production team and this being semi-preproduced, hopefully it gives the team more time to fine tune the drama.

 

 

CSW never fails to impress...

 

 

 

 

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Lee Dong Wook and Lee Kyu Hyung

 

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7 hours ago, bedifferent said:

All episodes will be available in the U.S. on Sep. 12.

Thank you @rubie, and @bedifferent, for the update.

I am not happy with Netflix excluding the U.S. from viewing as it airs. (They have done the same with Prison Break, Live, and others...)

I just called NF and talked to their rep, and asked that he pass along my comments and concerns.  I told him we, in the U.S would also like to watch Korean series as they air in Korea.
We are in discussion groups about them, and because of this Netflix practice - cannot join the discussions...

I told him that Netflix is essentially discriminating against U. S residents by excluding them from concurrent viewing with the rest of the Netflix community and Korea...

I do not know if it help... But at least they get our POV's - if we get the agent we talk to - to pass on our concerns..

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Lee Dong Wook And Cho Seung Woo Show Off Serious And Silly Sides In New “Life” Stills

 

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JTBC Monday-Tuesday drama “Life” has revealed stills of actors Lee Dong Wook and Cho Seung Woo.

 

“Life” is a medical drama about the conflicts that arise as different figures in the hospital have varied beliefs on medicine. Lee Dong Wook plays Ye Jin Woo, an emergency room doctor who values life above all else, and Cho Seung Woo is Goo Seung Hyo, the chief director of the hospital who values numbers above all else.

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In the released stills, Lee Dong Wook and Cho Seung Woo’s intense concentration is enough to set fire to the set. The two actors always hold their scripts in their hands and inspect their acting until the last minute, showcasing their serious passion with their sharp eyes. Reminiscent of a real emergency medical center doctor, Lee Dong Wook’s serious eyes complete the perfect details of his magnetic character. Cho Seung Woo, after a deep discussion with director Hong Jong Chan, implements the three-dimensional nature of Goo Seung Hyo, who can not be characterized as good and evil, into the drama, creating much tension.

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They show an almost scary passion and concentration when preparing their characters or when they start shooting, but most times, they lead a warm atmosphere with their friendly and daring charms. In one photo, Lee Dong Wook poses with two fingers out, truly embodying his nickname of “walking statue,” while in another photo, Cho Seung Woo shows off his unexpected cute side by holding out a V-sign with his hands, wearing the most serious expression on his face.

The production crew stated, “Lee Dong Wook and Cho Seung Woo are producing different energies and auras. The collision between the two creates more dramatic conflicts and tension. Viewers will be amazed by the two actors’ astounding acting skills. Please look forward to what changes the [doctor’s] tension-filled, conflicting principles will bring to the hospital.”

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Lee Dong Wook And Cho Seung Woo Show Off Serious And Silly Sides In New “Life” Stills

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TBC Monday-Tuesday drama “Life” has revealed stills of actors Lee Dong Wook and Cho Seung Woo.
“Life” is a medical drama about the conflicts that arise as different figures in the hospital have varied beliefs on medicine. Lee Dong Wook plays Ye Jin Woo, an emergency room doctor who values life above all else, and Cho Seung Woo is Goo Seung Hyo, the chief director of the hospital who values numbers above all else.
 
 
Sorry, I post the same article almost at the same time. :lol:
 
I am waiting for the subtitles. I want to watch the show with subtitles and the waiting is frustrating but  I am happy that Life is getting the attention and it is appreciated..
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'믿고 보는' 이수연-조승우의 재회, 다 좋은 '라이프'의 옥에 티

[TV 리뷰] JTBC <라이프>의 아쉬운 대목... 그럼에도 기대되는 이유

 

Lee Su-yeon, who believes and sees - Jo Seung-woo's reunion,
[TV Review] JTBC <Life> Awesome ... A lot of expectations

Google translate. Read and you will get the gist of it. Basically an acticle praising the work of LSY and JSW.

 

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As the era of TV dramas opens, the era of star writers has also started. There was a time of Kim Soo-hyun who played a part in the previous generation, and Song Ji- There was also a time when the shadows of drama that represented Mun Young-nam and Lim Sung-han were thick. And it was Kim Eun Sook who won the 2010s. His presence is overwhelming. Kim Eun Sook proved that his romance was unbreakable with TVN <Sean Shine>.

In addition, he has a stake in Kim Eun-hee who wrote SBS <Sign> <Ghost> <Three Days> and tvN <Signal>. JTBC is one of the best-known writers of the series, "She is a Distinguished Woman," and "KBS2 Miracle We Meet". But last summer, there was a writer who gave us an unforgettable shock. It is Lee Soo-yeon who wrote a wonderful work called tvN <Secret Forest>.

 

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<비밀의 숲>과 <라이프>ⓒ tvN/JTBC

The power of Lee Su-yeon is never far behind Kim Eun-sook. If Kim Eun-suk has a powerful weapon of 'romance', Lee Su-yeon has an explosive weapon called 'social accusation'. The Secret Forest, which won the grand prize at the BaekSang Arts Grand Prize in 2018, was a masterpiece that draws a lot of attention to the history of Korean dramas. I wonder if the Korean drama history has been said to be divided into "The Secret Forest".

Lee Su - yeon 's perspective penetrated the spirit of' liquidation ', and Lee' s gaze was meticulous and detailed, as if the prosecution 's organization was under a microscope. It was a perfect play that was incredible as the work of a new person. Inspector Hwang Shimok (Chung Seung-woo) who does not feel emotions was a new character that did not exist in the meantime. Cho Seung-woo's exquisite acting, full of moderation, enthralled viewers, and as a result, many viewers are still wandering in the Secret Forest.

 

 

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<라이프>의 한 장면ⓒ JTBC


Lee Soo-yeon, the author of the prosecutor's sword was drawn to the prosecutor's office was aimed at the medical system. <Life> depicts the conflict within the 'hospital (medical system)' where 'logic of money' permeates. It is through an antigen called Kwang Sung Hyo (Jo Seung Woo) and an antibody called Ye Jin Woo (Dong Wook Min). Lee Soo-yeon once again coincided with Cho Seung-woo, who had been breathing once in the Secret Forest. Cho Seung-woo praised Lee Su-yeon's essay on the essence and system, saying, "It seems to be going back to the root."

Like in the Secret Forest, Cho's presence is overwhelming in Life. Every scene that emits charisma emits a sense of tension. Delicate acting does not waste a single cut. Kwon Sang-hyo, who plays his role, is a villain as an advocate of capital logic and an expert in the destruction of a strong union. But as the play progresses, he is becoming a three-dimensional figure that goes beyond good and evil.

The act of Cho Seung-woo, who said, "Please be truly shameful" about the mistakes of medication in the cancer center and the behavior of the hospital that concealed it, was amazed. It was also impressive to find Kim Byeong-soo (Kim Ik-tae), the father of the minister of environment, to persuade the president to buy the Songtan site. Cho Seung-woo is not merely a cold-blooded person but a complicated and diverse character.

 

 

<라이프>의 한 장면

<라이프>의 한 장면ⓒ JTBC


The supporting actors supporting <Life> are also powerful. Yoo Jae - myong of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Jang Jung - moon, plays a soft but powerful role and establishes Kwang - hyo and Dae - wipgak. In the auditorium and the presidential office, the scenes of working with Cho Seung-woo were a different pleasure than the Secret Forest. The acting of Moon Sung-keun, the hospital's head of the hospital, Lee Bo-hoon, who is suspected of being questioned, and Chung Ho-jin, a vice-director of the hospital, are also exciting elements. Their dual attitude is one of the greatest features of drama.

In addition, Hyeon-hyeon of Kang Kyung-aa is the assistant of Kwon Seung-hyeon in the closest side because of a broken process, and the human aspect which is unexpectedly catches the eyes of viewers. It is a learning to taste smoke. 'Kwakbebi', which plays the role of eyes and ears of Kwon Sanghyo, and the organ transplant coordinator Sunwoo Chang are also eye-catching. The acting of Kim Won - sun at the emergency medical center Chang - Soo station is nagging.

 

 

<라이프>의 한 장면

<라이프>의 한 장면ⓒ JTBC


Although Jo Seung-woo and supporting actors are performing well, there are some questions about the casting of <Life>. Most of all, the emergency medical center who fights against Cho Seung-woo, Lee Jin-woo, who plays the role of a specialist, is somewhat sad. In order to protect the medical institution from the logic of capital, the character of Yejin should be more persuasive and the balance of the drama should be balanced.

Also, I wonder if you cast Won Jin - ah on the Ino - e station of pediatric adolescents and specialists who are motivated by. Wonjin is 10 years older than Dong-wook and is younger than Lee, Kyu-hyung of Yejin-woo's younger sister. Lee Joung-hyung calls Won Jin-a 'sister', and the flow is broken. Lee Gyu-hyeong's acting as an acting actor through <Secret Forest> <Wise Bamboo Life> is still somewhat awkward.

 

 

<라이프>의 한 장면

<라이프>의 한 장면ⓒ JTBC


Of course, this is a trivial question and a bit of a relief. It is still attractive for Lee Su-yeon to lead the society by setting a character that goes beyond the dichotomy of good and evil, and the problem consciousness that details the problems in the whole medical field. Moreover, there is also Seungwoo Cho. Lee Soo-yeon and Cho Seung-woo come together, and there is a small joke in <Life> that the great actors have gained.

 

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7 hours ago, annagriss8 said:

Episode 1 to 4 is on netflix asia now! :heart:

 

Watching it.  Trying to learn all the players.

 

How do you guys like the transition between present and flashbacks in one scene?

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19 hours ago, irilight said:

I am not happy with Netflix excluding the U.S. from viewing as it airs. (They have done the same with Prison Break, Live, and others...)

Me too, I will contact them to let them know I'm not happy with the having to wait until September to watch it legally, but I guess I'll be living the pirate life to watch this one.pirates-smiley.gif  I just checked, subbed episodes 1-4 are available at the sites that shall not be mentioned. I almost wrote this one off. I haven't had a lot of time to post here either, I'll be back next Saturday since I may not have time to check this one out until next weekend. 

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Reposting... for my own sanity :lol:

 

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A doctor at the ER Department.
Chief director of a hospital.
A junior pediatric specialist who treats patients with a warm heart.
Head of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He clashes with Goo Seung-hyo due to differences in their approach to work.
The first female chief of the neurosurgery department.

Recurring

A doctor who is sick of his current position, and aims to take over the hospital.
Judge of the Health Insurance Evaluation Committee, and an orthopedic specialist. Ye Jin-woo's brother.
An ideal doctor who is known for his good ethics, loyalty and kind personality.
Manager of Sangkook University Hospital.
Head of the Emergency Medical Center.
Coordinator of the transplant center.
Head of the cancer center.
Head of the transplant center.
A nurse at the ER Department.
An intern at the ER Department.
An emergency center resident.
Head of Ophthalmology center.
Restructuring officer of Sangkook University Hospital.
Head of Plastic surgery center.
An emergency center chief.
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Head of Gynechology center.
A reporter.
A chairman of Hwajung Group.

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Filming is done.

 

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OK, I only watched E1 subbed.  Very good and a lot of interesting things got thrown out for us to ponder about.  The drama set up is not straight forward so it took me a while to get through one episode.

 

First, technical stuffs that bother me.  Want to get it off my chest while I remember them.

 

1) GLOVES.  People.  Gloves.  Jin-woo, the ER staff al rushed to attend and work on pts with their bare hands.  The medical consultants of the drama dropped the ball on this one.  No one would touch any pt without donning on gloves in real life.

 

2) Chang Sun woo, the transplant coordinator, went into the OR room in doctors coat, no glove, and only a superficial mask on.  When you enter the OR, the first thing you do is garb up from head to toe, shoe covers, head cover, mask, gowns, hand wash... trying not to contaminate a lot of stuffs to keep the sterility. We try not to bring papers in as well.  The practical thing to do is for Sun woon to call both doctors out to discuss and sign the consent.

 

3)BGM and sound are a little too loud and misplaced I agree.  Some moments are better conveyed silently.  It's a little too manipulative.  Give the viewers space and control of their emotions.  The storytelling doesn't have to be this elementary.

 

Like SF, one death sets in motion a chain of events.  The director's death is the main axis where many of our characters' stories get unraveled and retraced.  Jin-woo and his brother recalled how their discovery of embezzled fund lead to their last moments with the dead hospital director. The deputy director's relationship with the dead man also get explored early on.  Throw into the mix are administrative changes to the university hospital that seemed to coincide with his death.  Three depts, ER, OB/GYN and Pediatrics are forced to relocate to a rural area to help care for these indigent pts.  A decision that was made by the Ministry of Health and Human Services that directly question the doctors' moral obligation and their own personal needs.

 

We get to hear the pay-for-performance healthcare model for the first time.  This was questioned many times in the staff meeting.  Physicians are rewarded financially based on how well they keep the patients from readmitting or needing additional care.  Proponents argue that this forces physicians to keep up their knowledge base and skills to give the best care for pts.  But like the drama suggests, also force them to selectively choose their patients or only use the most updated products/medicines (which we know are expensive and rewards the companies that make them).  Sometimes the latest and most expensive are not the best choices given the cost and outcomes.  So there is prejudice toward the patients and bias toward the business of the companies that benefit from our healthcare decisions.  This business mindset will also prejudice against many primary care departments like pediatrics and ER that drain the hospital of money by having to accept and treat patients irregardless of their insurance.  For hospitals, they make up by having departments like ortho, gastrointestinal, interventional cardiology, that do elective profitable procedures bring in the funding.  As a result, it created a power struggle and imbalance in hospital politics where orthopedic surgeons like deputy director Dr. Kim who takes on important making decisions for all.  

 

I have to go but will come back for more on JSW, who I think dropped a very critical question for the doctors to ponder at the end of episode 1.

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1 hour ago, bedifferent said:

GLOVES

Actually, there are lots of them ( doctors, nurses ) touching/consulting the patient with their bare hands, also some arrogant doctors who dare enter the theatre (op. room) with just coat. And I know for sure because I'm a scrub nurse.

   Anyway, CSW ...did it again. He's the giant; thanks to Lee Soo Yeon script, of course.

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58 minutes ago, wanda77 said:

Actually, there are lots of them ( doctors, nurses ) touching/consulting the patient with their bare hands, also some arrogant doctors who dare enter the theatre (op. room) with just coat. And I know for sure because I'm a scrub nurse.

   Anyway, CSW ...did it again. He's the giant; thanks to Lee Soo Yeon script, of course.

 

You’re right, there are but not when there is bodily fluids or trauma involved in the ER. Arrogant doctors would but it is not common.  :)

 

JSW is very good so far.

 

@wanda77 hi, how long have you’ve been a scrub nurse? :D

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11 hours ago, evie7 said:

Me too, I will contact them to let them know I'm not happy with the having to wait until September to watch it

Thank you @evie7. The more of us they will hear from, hopefully it will help, either with this drama or others.

 

8 hours ago, bedifferent said:

Reposting... for my own sanity

Actually, for all our sanities... haha.

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 1

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"Life" starts with a thud, rather than a bang, and the ripples caused by one's tragic fall that sparks everything already brewing under the surface begin showing immediately. The drama's sleek, dark and intense first episode introduces its characters and their basic connections, but it wastes no time in setting up the main mystery, the power play, as well as some more surprising elements, fueling my excitement for the story.


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August Drama Actor Brand Reputation Rankings Announced
Lee Dong Wook has placed 7 , Cho Seung Woo has placed 8
 

The Korean Business Research Institute has revealed this month’s brand reputation rankings for drama actors!
The rankings were determined through a data analysis of the media coverage, participation, interaction, and community indexes of 100 actors who appeared in dramas that aired between July 3 and August 4.

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