5 Must-Watch Medical K-Dramas

K-dramas have won over audiences all around the world with their captivating plotlines and enduring characters. Medical dramas are a prominent subgenre of K-dramas that offer a glimpse into the world of doctors and the difficulties they encounter. Whether you’re a fan of action, romance, comedy, or drama, there’s a medical K-drama for everyone.

You won’t want to miss these five of the best medical K-dramas.

Doctor Stranger

Led by Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin, Jin Se Yeon, and Kang So Ra, the drama revolves around Park Hoon who was brought to North Korea as a child. There he became a great heart surgeon. He then got the chance to return to South Korea and started working at a prestigious hospital.


“Life” revolves around the struggles of doctors and administrators in a large hospital as they navigate ethical dilemmas and power struggles. The drama delves into several issues such as hospital politics, power dynamics, and the struggle between profits and patient care. The k-drama is led by Lee Dong Wook, Cho Seung Woo, Won Jin Ah, Lee Kyu Hyung, Yoo Jae Myung, and Moon So Ri.

Good Doctor

The drama revolves around a young doctor named Park Shi On who has savant syndrome and is also autistic. His excellent abilities and dedication demonstrate his value as a doctor despite the many obstacles he faces and the prejudice of his peers. The series is led by Joo Won and Moon Chae Won.

Hospital Playlist

Led by Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, and Jeon Mi Do, the drama showcases the life and journey of five doctors who were friends since they were in medical school. The five then got the chance to work together in one hospital and there, they will encounter and shared the struggles of each other, their patients, and even their colleagues. The series has two seasons and both are worth the watch.

Dr. Romantic

Lastly, this drama revolves around Kim Sa Bu, a genius doctor who decided to work in a small neighborhood town where Doldam Hospital is located. The drama will showcase his journey as a great doctor, teacher, and even colleague to the people around him. The series has already released two seasons that were both hits. The third season will premiere this coming April. Dr. Romantic is led by Han Seok Kyu.

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