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Drama: Wise Doctor Life/ Hospital Playlist (English title)

Hangul: 슬기로운 의사생활

Genre: medical

Network: tvN

Episodes:  season 1 -12

             season 2- 12

Director: Shin Won-Ho (Reply series, Prison Playbook)

Writer: Lee Woo-Jung (Reply 1997,1994, 1988)

Release Date: season 1 : March 12th, 2020 - May 28, 2020

                 season 2: June 17, 2021- September 16, 2021

Runtime: season 1 on Thursdays,  21:00 KST

season 2 on Thursdays,  21:00 KST

Production Company:


OST: season 1

part 1 Kwon Jin Ah-Lonely Night

      part 2 JOY- Introduce me a good person

part 3 JO JUNG SEOK - 아로하 (Aloha)

part 4 규현 (KYUHYUN) - 화려하지 않은 고백 (Confession Is Not Flashy)

part 5 Urban Zakapa (어반자카파) - Beautiful My Love/My Sweet Love

part 6 Kwak Jineon (곽진언)- In front of city hall at the subway station (시청 앞 지하철 역에서)

part 7 J Rabbit (제이레빗) - You Always ( 넌 언제나 )

part 8 Whee In ( Mamamoo) - 내 눈물 모아 (With My Tears)

part 9 Lee So Ra (이소라) The Wind Is Blowing

part 10 Mido And Parasol (미도와 파라솔) - Oh! What A Shiny Night

Park Hyuk Jin – Beyond The Rainbow Forest

Mido And Parasol – Canon 캐논

part 11 JEON MI DO- I Knew I Love

OOHYO (우효)-As I Live"



OST: season 2

part 1이무진 (Lee Mujin) - 비와 당신 (Rain and You) MV

part 2 김대명(Kim Dae Myung) - 가을 우체국 앞에서 (Autumn Outside The Post Office)

part 3 Jang Beom June (장범준) - 'I Like You' [나는 너 좋아]

part 4 TWICE (트와이스) - 누구보다 널 사랑해 (I love you more than anyone)

part 5 조정석 (CHO JUNG SEOK) - 좋아좋아 (I Like You)

part 6 미도와 파라솔 (Mido and Falasol) - 슈퍼스타 (Superstar)

part 7 유연석 (YOO YEONSEOK) - 너에게 (To You)

part 8 SEVENTEEN (세븐틴)-Is It Still Beautiful

part 9 정경호 (Jung Kyung Ho) - 회상 (Reminiscence)

part 10 윤미래 (yoomirae) - It's My Life 입니다
part 11 HYNN (박혜원) - 하늘을 달리다 (Running in the sky)


Official site:http://program.tving.com/tvn/doctorlife/1/Vod/List




"Wise Doctor Life" depicts the stories of doctors, nurses and patients at a hospital.

"Wise Doctor Life" depicts the stories of doctors, nurses and patients at a hospital. 5 doctors all entered the same medical university in 1999. They are now friends and work together in the same hospital.




Main characters

Jo Jung Suk as Lee Ik Joon (hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery)

Yoo Yeon Seok as Ahn Jung won (pediatric surgery)

Jung Kyung Ho as Kim Joon Wan (cardiothoracic surgery)

Kim Dae-Myung as Yang Suk Hyung (obstetrics and gynecology surgery)

Jeon Mi Do as Chae Song Hwa (neurological surgery)


Yulje Medical Center: Doctors

Kim Kap Soo as Ju Jong-Su (CEO)

Jo Seung-Yeon as Ju Jeon (executive)

Shin Hyun-Bin as Jang Gyeo-Wool

Jung Moon-Sung as Do Je-Hak

Jeon Kwang-Jin as Jong Se-Hyeok

Ahn Eun Jin as Chu Min-Ha

Choi Young Woo as Cheon Myeong-Tae

Choi Young-Joon as Bong Kwang-Hyeon

Moon Tae-Yoo as Yong Seok-Min

Kim Hye-In as Myung Eun-Won

Kim Joon-Han as An Chi-Yong

Ha Yoon-Kyung as Heo Sun-Bin

Seo Jin-Won as Min Gi-Jun

Shin Do-Hyun as Bae Jun-Hui

Jung Jae-Sung as chief neurosurgeon

Lee Ji Hoon as doctor (ep.2)

Myung Jae-Hwan as doctor (ep.2)

Lee Ji-Hoon (1979) as doctor (ep.2)

Cho Yi-Hyun as Jang Yoon-Bok (intern doctor)

Bae Hyun-Sung as Jang Hong-Do (intern doctor)

Choi Seung-Yoon as Chae Song-Hwa's ex-boyfriend (ep.1-2)


Yulje Medical Center: Nurses

Kim Soo Jin as Song Su-Bin

Lee Noh Ah Lee Young-ha

Yang Jo-A as Hwang Jae-Shin

Park Han-Sol  as Sunwoo Hui-Su

Lee Dal as Kim Jae-Hwan

Lee Hye-Eun as Guk Hae-Sung

Kim Bi-Bi as Ham Deok-Ju

Kim Ji-Sung as Han Seung-Joo

Seol Yu-Jin as Eun Seon-Jin

Yang Jo-A as Hwang Jae-Shin

Park Han-Sol as Sunwoo Hui-Su

Mi So-Yun as nurse (ep.3)


Lee Ik-Jun's group

Kwak Sun-Young as Lee Ik-Sun

Kim Joon as Lee Woo-Joo

Lee Soo-Mi as nanny

Ki Eun-Se as Yuk Hye-Jeong (ep.3)


An Jeong-Won's family

Kim Hae-Sook as Jeong Ro-Sa

Sung Dong-Il as Jung-Won's oldest brother (ep.1)

Ye Ji-Won as Jung-Won's oldest sister (ep.1)

Kim Sung-Kyun as Jung-Won's older brother (ep.1)

Oh Yoon-Ah as Jung-Won's older sister (ep.1)


Yang Seok-Hyeong's group

Moon Hee-Kyung as Jo Young-Hye

Nam Myung-Ryul as Yang Tae-Yang

Lee So-Yoon as Kim Tae-Yeon

Kim Sun-Hwa as Yang Seok-Hyeong's aunt


Patients & their family

Yum Hye-Ran as Min-Young's mother (ep.1)

Park Ji-Yeon as Eun-A's mother (ep.1)

Yum Hye-Ran as Min-Young's mother (ep.1)

Hwang Young-Hee as daughter of brain cancer patient (ep.1)

Park Seung-Tae as brain cancer patient (ep.1)

Shin Hee-Gook as Park Jeong-Su (ep.2)

Kim Choo-Wol as Han Seung-Hyeok's mother (ep.2)

Hwang Jae-Yeol as son of female patient (ep.2)

Park Ok-Chool as daughter of female patient (ep.2)

Kim Guk-Hee as Gal Ba-Ram (ep.2)

Gal Ba-Ram (ep.2) as Gal Ba-Ram's husband (ep.2)

Park Hye-Jin (1958) as patient next to Gal Ba-Ram (ep.2)

Min Kyung-Ok (1955) as patient next to Gal Ba-Ram (ep.2)

Kim Han-Jong as Gong Hyeong-U (ep.2)

Kim Sung-Cheol (1991) as No Jin-Hyeok (ep.2)

Hong Joon-Woo as Sang-U (ep.3)

Lee Chang-Jik as Jeong Su-Beom (ep.3)

Jung Yoo-Min as Jeong Eun-Bin (ep.3)

Shin Joo-Hyup as Jeong Ho-Jun (ep.3)

Lee Chae-Yoon as Jeong Su-Beom's wife (ep.3)

Ji Min-Hyuk as Hui-Dong (ep.3)

Oh Dong-Min as Yuk Hui-Gwan (ep.3)

Hong Ji-Hee as Yuk Hui-Gwan's wife (ep.3)

Lee Chun-Moo as Won-Jun (ep.3)

Ha Yi-An as Jae-Hun/Jae-Yong (ep.4-5)

Jung A-Mi as Sim Yeong-Su's wife (ep.4)

Son Kyung-Won as Oh Jae-Il (ep.5)

Lee Jung-Mi as Oh Jae-Il's wife (ep.5)

Kim Ga-Hee as Bin (ep.5)

Heo Soon-Mi as Kim Jae-Yeong (ep.5)

Yoon Byung-Hee as Kim Jae-Yeong's husband (ep.5)

Kim Dong-Yong as son of patient seeing Cheon Myeong-Tae (ep.5)

Yang Seung-Kul as Kim Tae-Jin's father (ep.5)

Jung Doo-Kyum as Go Yeong-Min (ep.5)

Go Ara as Go Ara/ Ik Jun`s ex girlfriend (ep.5-6) cameo


Park Hyoung-Soo as Attorney Pyeon

Kim Min-Seok as Lee Seok-Hyeon (ep.1)

Bae Sung-Il (1972) as electrician (ep.1)

Lee Joo-Myoung as PD Song (ep.1)

Oh Ki-Hwan as detective (ep 5)

Cameo season 2

Jo A Jin- restaurant waitress

Lee Kyu- Hyung

Park Ji Yeon

Yoo Jae-myung


Posters season 1













 Posters season 2






Character description


Lee Ik Jun (Male / Medical School Class 99, Assistant Professor, Hepatobiliary Pancreas Surgery / 40 years old)

A genius that is approved by other genius people!
His studies, operating skills and even playing guitars! An all-around man who can do many things

If you look at Ik Jun, well...  The world is unfair.

He is always gets in the first place even when he never misses the time to play!
He was born with a good brain and his concentration is also amazing.
He entered and graduated from the medical school as the top of his class and got promoted the fastest among his peers and is on a roll.

He has a life who doesn’t know about failure. That’s why for Ik Jun, life is fun and pleasant. As the mood maker, a good sense and cheerful personality are the secret of his popularity and charm.However, Ik Jun biggest charm is simple. To save his patients life, together with the operating room team members, he is a doctor who always thankful of their hard work.

Ik Jun’s treatment is far from 3 minutes and even longer than 30 minutes. To appreciate the donors and understanding the beneficiary’s desire, he keeps listening to the stories of the patients.And his long treatment which has passed the normal time for consultation is often embarrassing the nurses.

Of course his talkativeness is not limited with his patients. From what he knows to any specifics things, for one question he will give long speeches and make his friends having a hard time (because of his long speeches).



Ahn Jung Won (Male / Medical School Class 99, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery / 40 years old)

Schweitzer, no he even win against Confucius and Mencius. The owner of angelic personality. Despite the fact that he is a catholic, his nickname is ‘Buddha’.

The hospital bed is more familiar with the children’s cry rather than their parents’ embrace. The rage of the parents who are feeling empty, didn’t know where they have to rant and the heartbreaking cries of pediatric surgeons.In pediatric surgery, when your heart is more tired than your body, Jung Won’s warmth brings comfort and hope.  He might feel tired after being a doctor for the last 20 years, but he has never shown his anger towards the guardian and his patients or even with his colleagues.
That’s why his nickname is ‘Buddha’. No matter even if he is a Catholic.
Of course, his ‘kindness’ doesn’t work for his group of classmates. If you’re not angry, then what is he doing? His stubbornness and being sensitive are the basics, and can hold a grudges too.
Over a small mistake he will have a restless night, and once he made a decision he won’t eat even a bite before he see the end of it.

From his university days, Jung Won was a little bit different from his peers. Naturally, people would be interested with Jung Won, want to know about him and asked about him again and again. But ironically, no one is interested with Jung Won and he only has 4 people remaining as his friends for 20 years.

Jung Won’s hobby is to take a picture but he has thrown away the camera because of the children who only left their smiles inside the pictures when they’re gone. When he’s looking at the children’s name, his heart is hurting and keep thinking that being a doctor is not his way. For a long time.

He wanted to be a priest, even before his older brothers or sisters. He was shaken out of his dream of being a doctor but he has never given up his dream to be a priest.

The love that came in his 20s, the honor that he got in his 30s, there is nothing as bright as the priest’s dream. People may laugh at the rich chaebol who was born with a golden spoon but Jung Won, like his namesake ‘a garden’ silently heads toward the thorny path.

And now, there is not much time left.




Kim Joon Wan (Male, Medical School Class 99, Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery / 40 years old)

He is the legendary crazy man from thoracic surgery which is the department belongs to the crazy during the medical school. To the residents he is like an evil, and even more evil to the patients, which made him called as Doctor of Satan.Heart (the organ) is heart and heart is love... The heart of the hospital ‘thoracic surgery’ has been understaffed. That means it is a rare item in the hospital!
Joon Wan is the one who calmly protects this kind of thoracic surgery. Of course the personal story is not that easy. It was just a sudden attack from his senior when they were playing computer games together... He was concentrating with the game when his senior asked “How about (joining) thoracic surgery?” He didn’t even remember what his answer was.

The moment he got a hold of himself... He was already standing in the middle of thoracic surgery, a gunless battlefield. And then he decided! It’s hard so might as well trying for success as much as I can!!The result of the surgery that didn’t do well as he wished, blaming himself when there is no other way but to let the patients go. His rudeness and heartless personality made him looks cold to others. Because of that, to the resident and patients he is a cold-hearted person. But there is one thing that can make Joon Wan laughs. It is a bright red heart who beats again after the surgery.

When everything is not fun, even for a whiny 40 years-old Joon Wan, there is one passion of 20 years-old! It is a woman. But the problem is he can’t date for a long time! For now, when you are in love and meeting someone new, you feel lonely. Very much. His dream is to become a normal head of family, but he was punished as a playboy.

A tsundere-like Joon Wan weakness is Song Hwa. A rude Joon Wan when in front of Song Hwa strangely become a gentle sheep. They are friends but he respects her and of the same age but feels like an adult. He believes and follows Song Hwa the most.





Yang Seok Hyeong (Male, Medical School Class 99, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology/ 40)

A hermit-sized loner whose inner feeling is unknown, a voluntary outsider, it’s interesting to be able to breath and live, a pronoun of laziness.

It is the only place in the hospital where hearing someone’s crying make you happy. It’s a place where mystery of birth and wonders of life shine brightly. That is gynecology department. And...There is someone with the unhappiest expression. He is Seok Hyeong.

With a sour expression whose inner feelings in unknown, he barely answers the question that was asked with his looks, he is an unusual doctor but he covers his weakness with his good feelings. His treatment room is always crowded.

Other than his job as a doctor, there is nothing that looks normal. At the age of 40, a mama-boy who keeps saying ‘mom, mom’, he feels awkward to talk in front of other people so when his mom call, he answers it via message app. Inside the empty house, his hobby and specialty is watching TV while seating on a recliner.
Seok Hyeong’s view of life is that in the least of human relationship is the least of communication.

Luckily, when he was in college, the choice of ‘that day’ gave him the only friends of his life. It’s awkward to meet with Joon Wan only, a jealousy Jung Won, Ik Jun who finds Seok Hyung interesting yet giving him a hard time. And lastly until the end of his life the only girl-person-friend Song Hwa... He might be mistaken when he is alone but with all their youth, together with the human ‘Yang Seok Hyeong’, he shares and lives.

In a life where everything is annoying, listless and boring and there is nothing fun to enjoy, a big change came to a 40 years-old Seok Hyeong.
“Guys! Let’s do a band again! Me! I want to do a band!”



Chae Song Hwa (Female, Medical School Class 99, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery/ 40)

A charisma comes from a small body! A professor who is respected by her juniors, a permanent fixture inside the hospital, got questioned when she eat and sleep, known as ‘ghost’.

‘Brain’, an unknown world, got called as the small universe of our body! Attracted to that mystical charm, she has been going back and forth from hospital to home and back to hospital for the last 10 years.Song Hwa is the hospital permanent fixture ghost and become the only female professor in neurosurgery. If she gives up now, then she has to hear the words ‘woman tends to do that’ again. In front of my juniors, they called me ‘the only female professor’, a horrible title that I didn’t want to stick. No matter what prosecution and deprivation or discrimination I had to face, I won’t give up and will endure it again and again.

In contrast to the appearance of a girl in a small body, on the inside she is strong and meaningful. In the unusual medical school of class 99, inside a four person room, she is the owner of the leadership in that room. To the patients she is a kind doctor and to her juniors she is a professor whom they can trust and follow.

During her busy schedules, she read the juniors’ thesis meticulously, and the first person to come for emergency surgery. In front of the operating table, to her juniors, Song Hwa’s expressions that is sharper than the scalpel, she is respected and acts a symbol of hope who can save a life.

No love can win against Song Hwa wishes to save the patients’ life. Of course she had a first love. At the age of 20 years-old, that time when the youth of the year burned Song Hwa with love. After that, she has no particular memory about dating or sad farewell.Song Hwa life hospital, patient and thesis! With these 3, her life is perfect.
Living as hospital ‘ghost’ all she got is neck pain (or herniated cervical disk) and gluttonous appetite.

The only pleasure for Song Hwa is going alone and camping in the peaceful nature. Someday, buying a cool camping car and going for a nationwide tour, that are Song Hwa’s small dreams.


Translation by @alleram95




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“Reply” Series And “Prison Playbook” Director Reportedly Working On Medical Drama Next

by R. Jun

“Reply” series director Shin Won Ho reportedly has a medical drama in the works, according to a January 22 report by Ilgan Sports.

Medical dramas abound in the K-drama world, but this latest from PD (producing director) Shin Won Ho will be taking a different approach. Rather than hospital politics or medical practices, the usual when it comes to medical projects, the drama will focus on depicting the very human lives of doctors.

PD Shin Won Ho was met with skepticism prior to the airing of his previous drama, tvN’s “Prison Playbook,” which concerned some viewers about potential glamorization of criminals. However, the drama was praised for leaving a message with viewers that was of the opposite sentiment. PD Shin Won Ho’s new medical drama is likewise expected to turn viewer expectation on its head.

The title of the drama has yet to be determined, but meetings with potential cast members have begun, with the director favoring face-to-face meetings with actors in which he explains the drama rather than sending synopses and scripts. There is also talk of the drama being seasonal, to be developed over the course of three years, or three seasons. tvN responded to the report, simply saying that they cannot confirm anything at this time.




Jo Jung Suk In Talks For “Reply” Series PD Shin Won Ho’s Upcoming Medical Drama

by S. Na

Jo Jung Suk is in talks for producing director (PD) Shin Won Ho’s new drama!

On May 29, a source from Jo Jung Suk’s agency said, “Jo Jung Suk is in the process of positively reviewing the casting offer for PD Shin Won Ho’s new tvN drama ‘Doctor Playbook’ (tentative title).”

“Doctor Playbook,” which is expected to air in the second half of the year as tvN’s Friday drama, will be directed by Shin Won Ho, the PD behind several hit dramas such as the “Reply” series and “Prison Playbook.” The drama will also be written by “Reply” series screenwriter Lee Woo Jung, who has worked with PD Shin Won Ho for a long time.

The upcoming drama tells a story about humanism. It will be set in a hospital and follows the desperate struggles of doctors, nurses, patients, and more. If he accepts the offer, Jo Jung Suk will take on the role of a doctor.

The drama has already gained much attention from the public after it was revealed that the drama may have three seasons. Because the same main lead will reportedly star in all three seasons, PD Shin Won Ho seems to have settled on choosing an actor who has already proven to have solid skills rather than discovering a new star or making an unexpected casting choice.


more https://www.soompi.com/article/1328315wpp/jo-jung-suk-in-talks-for-reply-series-pd-shin-won-hos-upcoming-medical-drama



May 29 2019

Cho Jung-Seok offered lead role in tvN drama series “Wise Doctor Life”


Cho Jung-Seok has been offered the lead role in tvN drama series “Wise Doctor Life” (literal & working title). Currently, Cho Jung-Seok is “positively considering” his offer. If Cho Jung-Seok accepts, he will play a doctor who is a main character in the drama series. “Wise Doctor Life” is tentatively scheduled to start airing in the second half of this year in South Korea on Friday nights. The drama series is also scheduled to have a total of 3 seasons. “Wise Doctor Life” will be directed by Shin Won-Ho and scripted by Lee Woo-Jung. Director Shin Won-Ho and screenwriter Lee Woo-Jung previously worked together on tvN drama series “Reply 1997,” “Reply 1994” and “Reply 1988.”




Jo Jung-seok considers tvN drama from Answer Me director-writer duo

by tipsymocha


Jo Jung-seok might still be busy fighting for the common folk in Nokdu Flower, but he’s already courting offers for his next project, and I’m really really hoping he takes this one. The star PD-writer combo that brought us the Answer Me series is reuniting for another outing at tvN and has offered Jo Jung-seok a lead role. The working title of the show is Smart Doctor Living, a play on PD Shin Won-ho’s 2017 hit Smart Prison Living.

There’s not been much that has been released about the show in terms of plot details. But, understandably, there’s a lot of buzz given that PD Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung are coming together again for their fourth collaboration after the hugely successful Answer Me series. I’m not sure my heart’s ready for another installment of Answer Me, so I’m pretty happy to see them take on another concept for this show.

I’m honestly a little surprised that Jo Jung-seok has been offered a lead character in the show because this director is famous for casting lesser known actors. But, I’m not at all opposed if he does accept, because I can see Jo Jung-seok fitting right into the heart-tugging dramedy genre that this director-writer duo is so good at.





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Yoo Yeon Seok In Final Talks For New Medical Drama By “Reply” Series PD Shin Won Ho

by M. Dang

Yoo Yeon Seok may be joining an upcoming drama by director Shin Won Ho!

On July 9, an industry representative reported, “Yoo Yeon Seok is joining as one of the leads of the new tvN drama ‘Doctor Playbook’ (tentative title).”

In response, his agency King Kong by Starship commented, “Yoo Yeon Seok has received the offer to appear in ‘Doctor Playbook’ and is in the midst of final negotiations.”

“Doctor Playbook” is a humanistic medical drama that tells the stories of doctors and patients in an emergency room. The drama marks the reunion of “Reply” series director Shin Won Ho and writer Lee Woo Jung, and Jo Jung Suk is also in talks to star. The drama will reportedly feature four male leads and one female lead.





July 9 2019

Yoo Yeon-Seok offered co-lead male role in tvN drama series “Wise Doctor Life”


Yoo Yeon-Seok has been offered a co-lead male role in tvN drama series “Wise Doctor Life” (literal title). Actor Cho Jung-Seok has already received an offer to play a co-lead male role and he is still considering his offer. Yoo Yeon-Seok is currently “positively considering” his offer. The drama series will have feature 4 co-lead male characters. “Wise Doctor Life” is directed by Shin Won-Ho and scripted by Lee Woo-Jung, who previously worked with Yoo Yeon-Seok in tvN drama series “Reply 1994.” Director Shin Won-Ho and screenwriter Lee Woo-Jung have worked together in all three of the “Reply” drama series.

“Wise Doctor Life” will first air sometime during the second half of this year in South Korea.





July 15 2019

Cho Jung-Seok cast in tvN drama series “Wise Doctor Life”


Cho Jung-Seok is cast in tvN drama series “Wise Doctor Life” (literal title). Cho Jung-Seok will play a co-lead male role in the drama series. Actors Yoo Yeon-Seok and Kim Dae-Myung have received offers to play co-lead male roles and they are both currently “positively considering” their offers. All presumably will play doctors.

Cho Jung-Seok held interviews with various Korean media today, July 15, 2019 and he confirmed that he will appear in “Wise Doctor Life.” Cho Jung-Seok mentioned his fondness for the “Reply” drama series that was directed by Shin Won-Ho and scripted by Lee Woo-Jung. Both Shin Won-Ho and Lee Woo-Jung are also working on “Wise Doctor Life.” Cho Jung-Seok mentioned he hasn’t even seen the script yet for “Wise Doctor Life,” but he wanted to work with director Shin Won-Ho and screenwriter Lee Woo-Jung. After he completes promotional duties for upcoming film “Exit,” he will meet with director Shin Won-Ho and screenwriter Lee Woo-Jung.

“Wise Doctor Life” will first air sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea.





Actor Kim Dae-myung  "" A wise doctor life 'final coordination stage appearances "(official position)


According to the official, Kim Dae - myung was suggested as a doctor who is one of the leading men.

Wise Doctor Life is scheduled to be released in September and will be organized as a follow-up to the Friday Night Market.


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  • Guest changed the title to [Upcoming Drama 2019] Wise Doctor Life, 슬기로운 의사생활 - Jo Jung Suk - Premieres in September
  • 3 weeks later...

The new drama of Shin Won-ho PD is scheduled to be the band's material.



According to multiple entertainment officials, Shin Won-ho handles the band story in TVN's "Wise Doctor Life", which he put out in the second half of this year. As the title suggests, this drama is going to be a drama with doctors as heroes, but one axis of the story is a band story.

However, the 'Wise doctor's life', which is attracting attention due to actor Cho Jung Seok and Yoo Yun Seok, who are currently the main characters, is known to be a medical drama that draws stories of people living in hospitals through doctors, nurses, and patients. No story was introduced. So the fact that the band will be the subject of drama is enough to stimulate the interest of many fans.

An official said, "I have not seen synopsis or script yet, but I heard that it was a band."

Another official said, "The main charactes are Cho Jung Seok and Yoo Yun Seok. They both have musical experience, so it's a good cast for band material. "




I don`t know if I understand corectly from Google translate. Our doctors have a music band? Cool... if it is true.

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Jung Kyung Ho In Talks For New Medical Drama By “Reply” Series PD Shin Won Ho

by R. Cho

Actor Jung Kyung Ho may be appearing in a new medical drama by “Prison Playbook” producing director (PD) Shin Won Ho.

On August 2, a source from tvN stated, “There were conversations about Jung Kyung Ho appearing in ‘Doctor Playbook,’ but at the moment he is focusing on another project so it’s hard to say that he’s confirmed [for the drama].”

“Doctor Playbook,” which is set to be directed by “Reply” series and “Prison Playbook” PD Shin Won Ho, is a humanistic medical drama that tells the stories of doctors and patients in an emergency room. The drama will reportedly feature four male leads and one female lead, and currently Jo Jung Suk and Yoo Yeon Suk are also in talks to star.

Jung Kyung Ho starred in tvN’s “Prison Playbook” in 2017, and is currently appearing in tvN’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “When the Devil Calls Your Name.”





WOW, I hope he will appear in the drama. What a cast! :D The one female lead will have a very tough job compeating with the four male leads charisma but I still want her to have a good character to play in the drama. Bring it on!







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1 hour ago, jongski said:

@larus  they're all cast in this dramas? Jo Jung Suk and Yoo Yeon Seok and Jung Kyung Ho . Wow! So JJS is male lead? Yey. He's good.  But YYS though I like.. Is JKY appearance a cameo?  Female lead? I know who I want. 


They are not all officially confirmed yet but I think they will sign to appear.

 There will be four male leading roles. The actors will be Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho and Kim Dae - myung. There is one female lead role and if I have to guess, her character will be a sister of one of the boys of a childhood friend. A doctor or a nurse. :D


I always root for good female roles but most of the time the male actors have the most interesting roles. I real recently that young actress Kim Hyang-Gi  said to her mom that “i envy male actors because male actors are given the opportunity to play many different characters." She is so right. I also said one day that I envy the male actors for the same reason. 

I already know that the female character will be overshadow by the males roles but I still hope she will be an interesting character as well.


The only male lead that I am not familiar is Kim Dae Myung. He appears mostly in movies. I read that he is good. (I did not doubt that). I saw that he and Jo Jung Suk played in a couple of movies together.


I found a video from 2015, The Exclusive: Beat The Devil’s Tattoo, where they played together.





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2 hours ago, triplem said:

So it seems the male leads are confirmed right 

 Yes. I knew that Jung Kyung Ho will sign for this drama but we still don`t have any articles about the confirmation. Good to have Instagram. :D

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  • Guest changed the title to [Upcoming Drama 2020] Wise Doctor Life, 슬기로운 의사생활 - Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho - Premieres in 2020

What a cast ! 

From: Soompi 


An exciting new drama is coming to tvN!

“Doctor Playbook” (working title) is a medical drama that tells the everyday stories of doctors and patients in a hospital. Director Shin Won Ho and writer Lee Woo Jung, who previously worked together on “Reply 1997,” “Reply 1994,” “Reply 1988,” and “Prison Playbook,” will be reuniting for this drama.

Actors including Jo Jung Suk, Kim Dae Myung, Jung Kyung Ho, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jeon Mi Do, Kim Hae Sook, Jung Moon Sung, Moon Tae Yu, Shin Hyun Bin, Kim Jun Han, Choi Young Joon, Ahn Eun Jin, Ha Yun Kyung, Kim Hye In, Cho Yi Hyun, Bae Hyun Sung, Kim Soo Jin, and Choi Young Woo recently attended the first script reading session for the upcoming drama.

Jo Jung Suk, Kim Dae Myung, Jung Kyung Ho, Yoo Yeon Seok, and Jeon Mi Do showed perfect chemistry as long-time friends who met when they were at medical school. Their experience shined as they impressed with their detailed acting.

The talented supporting actors also immersed immediately into their characters, increasing the tension and fun of the script reading session.


Director Shin Won Ho commented, “If you watch the dramas I have done until now, the hospital setting has been used particularly often. I thought it might be because the key moments of life all take place at a hospital. ‘Doctor Playbook’ is a project I started while thinking about telling the stories of people who live through an atmosphere filled with birth, old age, sickness, and death.”

He continued, “It is not a drama that is incredibly thrilling or has a dramatic plot. As I have always done, I filled it with ordinary and everyday stories. I gathered actors who can show the strength of ordinary, trivial, and everyday stories. I will work to create a project with a high level of perfection especially as I am working with these actors.”


“Doctor Playbook” is scheduled to premiere in 2020.

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December 3 2019

First script reading for tvN drama series “Wise Doctor Life”


First script reading for tvN drama series “Wise Doctor Life” (literal title) took place recently in South Korea. Main cast members including Cho Jung-Seok, Kim Dae-Myung, Jung Kyoung-Ho, Yoo Yeon-Seok, Jeon Mi-Do, Kim Hae-Sook, Shin Hyun-Bin, Jung Moon-Sung, Kim Joon-Han, Kim Soo-Jin, and Ahn Eun-Jin all attended. Prior to the first script reading announcement, Kim Dae-Myung, Jung Kyoung-Ho, Yoo Yeon-Seok and Jeon Mi-Do were all considering offers to play characters in the drama series and they are now cast in the drama series. In the drama series, Cho Jung-Seok, Kim Dae-Myung, Jung Kyoung-Ho, Yoo Yeon-Seok and Jeon Mi-Do play characters who all entered the same medical university in 199. They are all friends and work together in the same hospital. The drama series is directed by Shin Won-Ho and scripted by Lee Woo-Jung who worked together in “Reply 1997,” “Reply 1994” and “Reply 1988.”

“Wise Doctor Life” first airs sometime next year in South Korea.





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1 hour ago, Jillia said:

This sounds so much fun and the cast... THE CAST! :wub:

I’m very excited . I hope script will be as good as Prison Playbook . 


:love: lol! He kept his hair from When The Devil Calls Your Name 







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Answer Me team returns with slice-of-life drama Smart Doctor Living

by tineybeanie

Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Dae-myung, Jeon Mi-do, Jo Jung-seok, Jung Kyung-ho

I can’t express how excited I am for this series to begin. Answer Me star team PD Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung are back! The title of their new drama is Smart Doctor Living (aka Wise Doctor Life), styled similarly to Shin Won-ho’s most recent project Smart Prison Living (aka Prison Playbook), so I’m not sure if it’s going to be a related work or if it’ll just have some awesome cameos like the Answer Me series. Anyway, the first script read was held recently, and we have photos.

As the name suggests, Smart Doctor Living takes place in a hospital, where life and death are on the line every day. This drama will take a look at this microcosm and the seemingly ordinary but simultaneously extraordinary things that happen around the people who work there. As always, PD Shin Won-ho promises this will be a people-focused drama, so Beanies, bring out those tissues because I can already tell this is going to get heartfelt.

Jo Jung-seok (Nokdu Flower), Kim Dae-myung (The Sound of Your Heart), Yoo Yeon-seok (Mr. Sunshine), Jung Kyung-ho (When the Devil Calls Your Name), and Jeon Mi-do (Mother) play the tight-knit group that plays at the center of most of PD Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung’s dramas. They are doctors who formed a strong bond as they persevered through med school together as part of the 99th graduating class. In addition to the leads, the supporting cast was also present at the script read.









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Happy to see they start filming.  This will bring back memories of fond and (not so) best time of my life.  Love many in the cast.


I watched PD Shin since his 1N2D years.  The Reply series were well done.  Haven't seen Jo Kyung Ho since Life on Mars and Yoo Yeon Seok since Mr Sunshine.  The script has to be excellent to attract all these actors.


Reading this reminds me of the 80s TV series ER... 



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