Doctor John

Doctor John Korean Drama starring Ji Sung, Lee Se-young, and Lee Kyu-hyung

Synopsis

A doctor nicknamed “10 second” is so brilliant (and arrogant) he’s given a moniker that reflects his extraordinary abilities as the youngest professor of anesthesiology in a medical school. He’s obsessed with relieving people of their pain but when a patient dies under his care, he ends up in jail.

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General Info

  • Official Title: Doctor John
  • Also Known As: Doctor Yo-han, Doctor Room
  • Genre: Medical
  • Director: Jo Soo-won (Thirty But Seventeen)
  • Writer: Kim Ji-woon (Hyde Jekyll, Me)
  • No. of Episodes: 32
  • Broadcast Period: July 19 to September 7, 2019
  • Time Slot: Friday & Saturday @ 22:00 Korean Standard Time
  • Running Time: 28 to 35 minutes per episode
  • TV Network: SBS (terrestrial)
  • Production Company(s): Studio Dragon, KPJ Corporation
  • Preceded by: Nokdu Flower
  • Followed by: Vagabond
  • Other Facts:
    • It is based on the 2010 Japanese novel On Hand of God by Yo Kusakabe.

Cast & Characters

Main

Ji Sung as Cha Yo-han, the youngest anesthesiology professor at a medical school. He truly cares about his patients but when a patient dies under his care, he ends up in prison.

Lee Se-young as Kang Si-young, a talented and kind anesthesiologist who has always been on top of her class.

Lee Kyu-hyung as Son Seok-ki, a prosecutor who imprisons Cha Yo-han whom he describes as dangerous.

Ratings

The following figures are nationwide TV ratings from Nielsen Korea.

  • Episode 1 (July 19, 2019) — 6.0%
  • Episode 2 (July 19, 2019) — 8.4%
  • Episode 3 (July 20, 2019) — 7.0%
  • Episode 4 (July 20, 2019) — 10.1%
  • Episode 5 (July 26, 2019) — 7.7%
  • Episode 6 (July 26, 2019) — 12.3% (HIGHEST)
  • Episode 7 (July 27, 2019) — 8.0%
  • Episode 8 (July 27, 2019) — 11.2%
  • Episode 9 (August 2, 2019) — 8.5%
  • Episode 10 (August 2, 2019) — 10.8%
  • Episode 11 (August 3, 2019) — 6.9%
  • Episode 12 (August 3, 2019) — 9.2%
  • Episode 13 (August 9, 2019) — 7.9%
  • Episode 14 (August 9, 2019) — 10.3%
  • Episode 15 (August 10, 2019) — 7.3%
  • Episode 16 (August 10, 2019) — 10.1%
  • Episode 17 (August 16, 2019) — 7.2%
  • Episode 18 (August 16, 2019) — 9.2%
  • Episode 19 (August 17, 2019) — 6.5%
  • Episode 20 (August 17, 2019) — 9.4%
  • Episode 21 (August 23, 2019) — 7.5%
  • Episode 22 (August 23, 2019) — 9.2%
  • Episode 23 (August 24, 2019) — 5.5% (LOWEST)
  • Episode 24 (August 24, 2019) — 8.0%
  • Episode 25 (August 30, 2019) — 7.2%
  • Episode 26 (August 30, 2019) — 8.6%
  • Episode 27 (August 31, 2019) — 5.5% (LOWEST)
  • Episode 28 (August 31, 2019) — 8.8%
  • Episode 29 (September 6, 2019) — 6.3%
  • Episode 30 (September 6, 2019) — 8.1%
  • Episode 31 (September 7, 2019) — 6.7%
  • Episode 32 (September 7, 2019) — 10.2%
  • AVERAGE — 8.3%

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