I think I can get over one supremely unpalatable drama trope as long as it’s minimal and everything else works. That means upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Doctors has to limit the high school scenes where Park Shin Hye‘s younger rebellious self bonds with her high school teacher played by Kim Rae Won, because even if they don’t have actual romantic feelings towards each other then when she’s still underage the whole teacher-student forbidden romance is one of my most loathed story ideas.
It’s annoying that SBS is playing up that angle in the latest drama stills showing the two in science lab blanketed by warm sunshine looking way cozier than any student and teacher should ever be. I don’t know anyone who thinks it’s cute that a student has a crush on a teacher, and vice-versa is just illegal and gross, so please just gloss over it drama and give me all the relationship building for ten years later after Park Shin Hye grows up and becomes a neurosurgery resident under Kim Rae Won. Then I can ship them as intensely as I want to after seeing how they continue to spark onscreen in the long 5-min trailer.
Long 5-min trailer for Doctors: