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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 3.58 of 5 by 1069 users
total users 1916
rating 3832
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


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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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stellybish 21 May, 2014
How come Jongsuk looks good with every girl (guy lol xD)??? I can ship with with anyone! xDD
limenora 20 May, 2014
I'm already addicted to this drama. Amaaazing. Umm, I'm not sure Han Seung Hui is Jae Hee...(you know, in a drama nothing is plastic surgery ect. Who knows.)
limenora 20 May, 2014
@thefreak I'm hungarian. :D Many older (like doctors, lawyers...ect.) people speaks german as a second language instead of english. Nowdays english is more common, but a few years ago german was the most popular as a foreign language here. :D
tomoesama 20 May, 2014

I want Hoon with the Quack xD
mradke 18 May, 2014
Oh, Jong Suk... you're killing me in many different ways. I love you so much! Hahaha ♡♡
And I'm enjoying the drama so far. I hope it keeps getting better. ;3;
thefreak 16 May, 2014
Didn't know they speak German in Hungary XDD It's freaking me out to hear my native language in a Korean drama *lol* Especially when the pronounciation is totally off....
And am I the only one wondering about the fact that the majority of the cast is/seems smaller than Lee Jong Seok??! XD
kiyoshi 16 May, 2014
Ep 4 : It reminds me Good doctor .....
sbloom 15 May, 2014
@stellybish same, I love her, everyone keeps saying that she gets her roles because she has an sponsor, but hey, he was replacing other ones =.='