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  • 2014
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized doctor ibangin
english Doctor Stranger
literal Doctor Barbarian
aka doctor foreigner, dakteo ibangin


genres drama, romance, medical


language Korean


country Korea
type real
format TV
network SBS


date 05 May, 2014 - 08 Jul, 2014
episodes 20
duration 75 minutes
air day Monday, Tuesday
at 22:00 - 23:15
status released


avg. score 3.59 of 5 by 1067 users
total users 1913
rating 3827
favorites 56



In order to stop a war from occurring between North Korea and America, Park Hun and his father--a famed heart surgeon--are forced to North Korea. There Hun is trained by his father to be a doctor. He also falls in love with Song Jae Hui, a girl he believes to be the love of his life.

In a crazed turn of events Jae Hui is taken away from Hun, and he is taken to a North Korean facility where he furthers his abilities as a doctor and surgeon. When he finds Jae Hui, he saves her life only to have her torn away from him again-- just as he finds sanctuary in South Korea.

Hun works as a 'doctor' in South Korea. He performs a life saving surgery in a top hospital where he also manages to see a woman who looks exactly like Jae Hui. In order to make money, and bring Jae Hui to South Korea, he takes a job at Myeongu University Hospital.




Park Hun
Han Jae Jun
O Su Hyeon
Song Jae Hui
Lee Chang I
Jang Seok Ju


singer, composer


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20 Jul, 2014
The first thing I have to address in a review is the ending...because I loved it so much. I don't have one standard ending that I like to see with dramas, I just want to see one that is appropriate to that specific series, that's with that I couldn't be any happier.

Now as for the storyline...I loved it. I know there are reviews and comments around about how it's choppy or bad and it falls off...and seriously, I just shake my head at that because I realize while reading some of those comments that people really just wanted to see things unfold to suit them, and when that didn't happen exactly - they got fed up. Lol, if you want something like that you need to create your own story and have it televised.

There is nothing I would have changed about this story. It unfolded really well, and as far as how things developed....every single action made sense if not right away, then at some point later. If there is some confusion, its because the writers wanted you to be that way...its not because there is a fault with how things unfold.

Character wise...loved them all as well. From the adorable Park Hun to the disgusting Jang Seok Ju. They were all pretty well developed, not the least bit choppy. Most of ALL, EVERYONE was consistent. And when I say this I don't mean with sides to choose or anything but that for instance Hoon is not a fickle person and no matter what is thrown at him or how he deals with it.....he's not going to suddenly change character in order to do so and leave the viewers feeling as if they stumbled onto another drama. This can be said about every character and I loved it.

Actor wise, they all did darn good jobs, everyone. I'm so happy to see Park Hae Jin and Seok together especially. Then Gang So Ra and Jin Se Yeon who has really improved a lot. Bo Ra too did a job that was very suitable for the character she was given, as did everyone else.

This is a series that has a mind of its own. Its not going to unfold the way you always want it to, it doesn't carter to "popular opinion" THANK GOODNESS. I think its a real gem. Every single element is explained when its necessary to be so, everything falls in place in some way. I loved every episode.
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19 May, 2014
Both series involve doctors who are above average in the way they perform surgeries (i.e. they can visualize the anatomy of a person and know how the surgery should be performed). Though Good Doctor is more light-hearted, both series have doctors who face adversity in the pursuit of becoming a doctor.


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leylachan 15 May, 2014
Great drama so far but..
The mini skirts and high heels bother me.
I get that female leads need to look hot on screen but...
I dunno ... I find it kinda weird for a doctor to be walking around the hospital dressed like that.
limenora 15 May, 2014
Woow... ep.4 and it's getting better and better. It's been a long time since i've seen such a great drama. I hope it won't go downhill.

I think Park Hoon will end up with Su Hyeon. I agree with @nami24 , I think Su Hyeon is (or going to be) the female lead. I hope so. I'm kind of angry with Jae Hee...(although she must have a reason not to tell anything to Hoon)
nami24 14 May, 2014
finished ep 4 yaaay \o/

why do i have a feeling the mainist girl is sora? o.o
actually idk what I want i mean i want se yeon to reunit with him and he really loves her a lot but i'm mad at her if it's really her /which seems like it really is/ and she isn't even telling him or anything... it dosn't shw that she cares that much about him ;-;
and sora kinda have that char feeling that she will be the main? but if she was the second girl i wouldn't mind either *-*
and is park hae jin the second guy with the love too? i mean he is supposed to be with sora but if she is the real main then..... he will be left alone again? ;-;
aww i feel bad for him ..

all in all this drama amazing so far *-* /just need to close my eyes for the surgical scenes...
lee jung suk <3 amazing and cute *-*
stellybish 14 May, 2014
I don't know why everybody is so against Se Yeon!
This is my 4th drama with her and as always, I think she's pretty amazing!
I'm curious about the mystery around Han Seung Hui. Who is she really?
nyappychiyo 13 May, 2014
Lots of people are saying how Se Yeon is terrible in this drama, but I absolutely love her acting! Whole drama is a masterpiece for me so far.
dramahloic 13 May, 2014
I can see myself dropping this drama because of Se Yeon..
kiyoshi 13 May, 2014
I don't like Se Yeon's acting at all T_T
berrytm 08 May, 2014
I kind of wanna see more of Gang So Ra x Park Hae Jin instead of Lee Jong Seok x Jin Se Yeon :S So i'm hesitating if I should watch it or not.