Medical K-Drama List for 2019

2019 Korean Medical Drama Series List You Should Know

Medical Korean dramas are my favorite genre type of dramas to go to whenever I need some suspense and actions (i.e. Doctors and nurses working hand in hand together trying to save patients who are in desperate need or critical conditions) to spur me up and get my adrenalin rush. Moreover, watching medical kdramas have enabled me to be knowledgeable in the area of medical terms as they explained them in layman terms that most people will be able to understand easily.

So what does the Korean medical drama list for 2019 contain? The list includes three Korean medical dramas in 2019, namely Doctor Prisoner, Doctor Detective, and Doctor John, in drama release date ascending order.

Doctor Prisoner

Drama Release Start Date: March 20, 2019
Drama Release End Date: May 15, 2019

Na Yi-je (Namkoong Min) works as an ace doctor in the emergency department of a university hospital. He treats his patients with dedication and without discrimination. However, his medical license was suspended due to a medical malpractice that he was involved in. As a result, he was forced to leave the hospital.

He then applies to work at a prison hospital with the intention of getting rid of the current prison chief doctor, Sun Min-shik (Kim Byung Chul) and take over from him. His plan is to gather sufficient evidence so that he can take revenge against the hospital that ousted him.

This is a medical revenge drama that is full of suspense and action. Killed it as a revenge type of drama. If revenge drama is the type that you fancy, you will enjoy it thoroughly. The acting was top notch for the main leads. The characters were trying to outsmart one another making it worth watching.

Rating: 4.5/5

Doctor Detective

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Drama Release Start Date: July 17, 2019
Drama Release End Date: September 5, 2019

Do Joong-eun (Park Jin-hee) a talented medical doctor, was asked to join the UDC (Undiagnosed Disease Center). She joined them while experiencing difficulties in her personal life. At UDC, another industrial doctor, Heo Min-ki (Bong Tae-gyu) and her worked closely together with the rest of the UDC team to resolve and uncover the truths behind the industrial accidents, of which, some of the victims were killed due to unsafe practices.

These industrial accidents were covered up by the big companies who do not care about the people safety while working for them. Most of these disasters could have been prevented if safe practices and checklist were followed.

The drama relates to a real life accident that happened which is similar to the industrial accident that the drama depicts in the episodes and how it ends up. Overall, if you are the type of person who likes to see justice served to honest, hardworking people, and see those big companies being taken to task, you will enjoy this drama.

The thrills and actions with the industrial doctors uncovering the truths behind each industrial accident makes it worthwhile to watch it.

Rating: 4/5

Doctor John

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Drama Release Start Date: July 19, 2019
Drama Release End Date: September 7, 2019

Cha Yo-han (Ji Sung) is a talented and hardworking genius anesthesiologist. He specializes in pain management. Due to a Euthanasia decision that he made to end the life of a murderer, he was sentenced to a jail sentence.

After he was released, he was hired by Hanse Medical Center to lead the Pain Management department. There, he worked closely with Kang Shi-young (Lee Se-young) and the rest of the Pain management team to uncover many undiagnosed cases of pains of patients.

Son Seok-ki (Lee Kyu-hyung), a prosecutor who is against the practice of euthanasia, holds a grudge on Dr Cha as he is the doctor that ended the life of his son’s murderer.

This medical drama is unique such that it focuses on pain management specifically. The cause of it. The acting of Ji Sung and Lee Kyu-hyung is great, and chemistry between Ji Sung and Lee Se-young is fantastic too.

Doctor 10 Seconds

Dr Cha is also known as ‘Doctor 10 Seconds‘ in the drama. He is able to diagnose what’s wrong with a patient just by scanning them for 10 seconds. Can this really happen in real life? I doubt so though I believe there are such skillful doctors like him in reality.

Overall, the different unique cases that the pain management team face and how they help the patients make this medical drama full of empathy and love.

Dr Cha has a secret in the drama that is only revealed at the latter episodes. Watch it, you won’t regret it.

Rating: 4.5/5

Best Doctor Korean Drama for 2019

If I have to choose the best medical drama for 2019 from the above list, Doctor Prisoner gets my vote! I really enjoyed watching the ups and downs of the drama with each character trying their best to outsmart the other. The thrills you get from it. I will watch it again!

What’s your favorite medical K-drama for 2019? Feel free to share it with me in the comments below.

ps. Don’t forget to check out our Best Korean Medical Drama List of All Time too!

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Vinnie is the founder of Dramakicks. He enjoys watching Korean dramas and movies. His favorite genres are medical, crime, action, romance and comedy. He likes to jog during his free time.
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