I thought maybe my inexplicable excitement for Dr. Stranger was the result of my last crack drama ending in Bride of the Century and nothing on my plate currently that captures my full attention. But with so many K-dramas line-up on the starting gate for this week’s premiere central I’m still really looking forward to Dr. Stranger so my anticipation for it is legit due to interest in the story shown in the long preview. Of course the good parts could have all been shown in the long trailer already and the actually drama might end up a dud with the central plot points not making sense. For example, it’s going to have to be compelling for us to understand why Lee Jong Seok‘s character Park Hoon’s dad had to take his son to North Korea with him. Then it has to be believable why his first love played by Jin Se Yeon is forcibly taken away from him, and also a good explanation for how he ends up in South Korea.
From the previews it seems Park Hoon is not a doctor in South Korea right away and does odd jobs to scrape by, only after crossing paths with top surgeons in Park Hae Jin and Kang Sora does he get roped back into his trained profession and ends up working alongside them. It already kinda crazy to think a hospital would easily hire an undocumented guy to be a doctor and treat patients, LOL. I’m going to refrain from jumping the gun on whether the second character Jin Se Yeon plays turns out to be his first love but I sure hope so since I really adore how cute that couple looks. Park Hoon and first love Jae Hee meet as kids in North Korea and their romance blossoms all the way through to adulthood. How can I not root for them? Kang Sora is gorgeous in character but she’s got Park Hae Jin as a fiancee so I hope she makes out with her man candy rather than cast googly-eyes over at Park Hoon. There is enough expert surgeons around for both girls to each get one and sharing is caring. Dr. Stranger drops tomorrow so fingers-crossed this one is a keeper to follow.