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[20170120] Yoo Yeon Seok Off to Cebu on A Reward Vacation

An avid traveller, Yoo Yeon Seok joins the cast and crew of his mega-hit drama ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ on a reward vacation to Cebu, the Philippines. The vacation is a well-deserved gift for everyone in the drama, especially when it ends with the personal highest rating the show ever recorded.

He was off to Cebu on 20 January 2017 via Incheon Airport and he quickly shared a photo of him in the waiting lounge.

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To Cebu ✈️☃

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We are also very fortunate to have BNT International in the airport to capture his departure.

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Enjoy your vacation, Yeon Seok ssi!! Have fun and please comeback refreshed. Don’t forget to share beautiful pictures from your vacation.

[Rating Report] ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ Ends With Flying Colours

Our favourite and your beloved drama ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ has ended its successful run with flying colours last weekend.

The drama hits an all-time high 27.6 % in viewership rating for episode 20 while maintains almost the same amount of viewers for the special episode. The rating shows how far this sleeper hit drama steadily rise in capturing audience’s hearts with its realistic, deep, and profound storyline.

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Ratings for Episode 20
AGB: 27.6%, Metropolitan: 29%
TNMS: 24.7%, Metropolitan: 28.4%

Ratings for Special Episode
AGB: Nationwide: 27%, Metropolitan: 28.7%
TNMS: Nationwide: 23.1%, Metropolitan: 27.4%

There are many life lessons worth noted throughout the drama, and it ended with the one from Teacher Kim about how to live a romantic life. Narrated beautifully (as always) by uri Yoo Yeon Seok, it says:

You cannot find the right answer every single time. But Teacher Kim always said, ‘Do not give up asking questions about why we live and what we live for. The moment you give up on that, the romance in life ends’

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Actress Kim Hye Soo cameos on the final and prequel episodes as Teacher Kim’s first love named Lee Young Jo who works for Doctor without Borders. It is wonderful to see her story is seamlessly woven into the dynamics of Doldam family. Her brief appearance peaked at 31.5%, the highest real-time ratings ever recorded by the drama.

But there is nothing can beat the satisfaction of watching our resident doctors grows into their better self, all the while finding love and friendship in each other. A little jealousy and fights are common in this quirky hospital as long as patients are saved and love are preserved.

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To thank audiences who had stayed with them and cheered them on throughout the drama, cast of this wonderful drama writes special thank-you notes. Yoo Yeon Seok is pictured making a finger-heart while holding his script where he scribbled:

“Thank you for the love ♡. Please stay healthy. I love You! Dr. Kang Dong Joo.”

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Actress Seo Hyun Jin who plays Yoon Seo Jung  Yang Se Jong who plays Do In Bum also thank the viewers for watching and loving ‘Romantic Teacher Doctor Kim’.

We also thank you, ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’! Thank you for being a wonderful and awesome drama. Thank you for the life lessons and warmth you brought into our living room. It has been a pleasant journey with you. Stay romantic!!

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p.s. we miss you already, Yoo Yeon Seok!! Can you make a comeback as soon as you find an amazing script?

All photos credited to SBS


[Rating Report] ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ Came Out Triumphant Despite Pre-Emption

Despite one-episode cancellation on Monday, ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ came out triumpant on Tuesday as it tops the game with 23.7% viewership rating.

Not only the juggernaut drama has reclaimed its position as the most viewed drama of Monday-Tuesday time slot, it managed to increase the number of viewers from last week’s episode 14 that clocked in 22.9% in rating. What’s better, the rating of episode 15 is only a shy away from its personal best of 23.8% that was achieved in episode 12. With this record in mind, there is a big hope that ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ can achieve a higher rating as it enters the final quarter next week.

AGB: Nationwide: 23.7%, Metropolitan: 25.6%
TNMS: Nationwide: 20.6%, Metropolitan: 24.9%

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While romance was making its return last week with a steamy kiss, Doldam Hospital is now home to a blossoming romance with crazy touch of cheesines and giddiness. Who would have guessed that Dong Joo (Yoo Yeon Seok) is such an overly giddy teenage boyfriend type? No wonder Seo Jung (Seo Hyun Jin) can’t help but curling her hand at his spur-of-moment love confession in different languages. But how cute is that? ❤

Rating wise, the romance took the hearts of many. The drama peaked at 28.23% when Dong Joo and Seo Jung are engaged in fake fight to conceal their new romantic relationship from the eagle eyes of hospital staff. Like they can be fooled anyway.. mhuahahahaha..

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If you don’t believe me of their giddy exchanges, watch the snippet posted by SBS below:

Have you been enjoying the drama as much as we do?

[Rating Report] ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ Maintains Lead in Week 7

Why does ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ maintain rating lead even after the drama’s romance kicked into a high gear?

According to OSEN, the answer is pretty simple. ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ is not a drama that uses hospital to bloom romance between doctors. It is a drama about the growth of doctors. It is also a slice-of-life drama portrays the bitter reality in South Korea through the various medical incidents or the patients coming to Doldam hospital. Taken an example of the recent MERS situation in episode 13 and 14, the drama tries to reflect on the ineffectiveness of response carried on during an outbreak. With this amazing feats, it is to no surprise that, the drama continues to glue its avid viewers and managed to hover around the coveted 20% rating in week 7.

Ratings for Episode 13
AGB: Nationwide: 22.6%, Metropolitan: 24.8%
TNMS: Nationwide: 19.7%, Metropolitan: 24%

Ratings for Episode 14
AGB: Nationwide: 22.9%, Metropolitan: 24.6%
TNMS: Nationwide: 21.6%, Metropolitan: 26%

Rating aside, it is the giddiness of romance that brings smile to many viewers, us included. Watching the recuperated Kang Dong Joo looking so much in love with Yoon Seo Jung bring so many butterflies, and of course smiles. That expression Yoo Yeon Seok has while his character is looking at the love of his live captures hearts, every single time.

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Words are incomprehensible the moment Kang Dong Joo and Yoon Seo Jung decided to mutter whatever they have in their hearts at the end of episode 14. I love that the show addresses Seo Jung’s past trauma and while Dong Joo’s persistence might not sit well with some viewers, I am hoping that the show will eventually show how much love is not love without efforts to understand each other and to ease each other’s pain. So let me once again express just how much I love their kiss scene at the end, so passionate with gorgeous lighting in the background. Perfect ending for an amazing drama.

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And look at those two beloved actors blushed after filming their kiss scene. So cute!

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[Eng] (Comments) Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim Ep. 8

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(1) Nov 29, 2016 – XsportsNews via Naver : ‘Romantic Doctor’ Yoo Yeon Seok is angry towards Han Suk Kyu who gave up on Seo Hyun Jin’s life.

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  1. [+1010,-23] Heol, what a reversal. I thought he was a villain, but turns out there was such a story about him
  2. [+948,-43] Rather than the operating room, it would have been nice if they go to the Blue House instead
  3. [+735,-118] It’s weird that Yoon Seo Jung’s pitiful trauma didn’t happen.. I understand Kim Sabu has his points but he went too far with being dogmatic and the writer is also over. What’s with the song nonsense* (*not so sure about this phrase)
  4. [+604,-84] I’m a bit flustered with the nonsense development
  5. [+464,-90] This.. is not it

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(2) Nov 30, 2016 – IlganSports via Naver : ‘Romantic Doctor’, Episode 8 broadcast exceeded 20%, first place with an overwhelming of 21.7%

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  1. [+5395,-66] I like all of the actors but first of all Han Suk Kyu is of course Han Suk Kyu
  2. [+4435,-85] Han Suk Kyu’s acting is crazy.. there’s a reason Han Suk Kyu acting is famous… this time the Daesang candidates should watch out!!!* (*not sure if it’s correct)
  3. [+3107,-57] Congratulations for breaking through 20%!
  4. [+2725,-70] It’s fun enough to exceed 20 percent
  5. [+2132,-50] It’s so jjang jjang fun!!!@!

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(3) Nov 30, 2016 – Osen via Naver : [Star TokTok] ‘Romantic Doctor’ Han Suk Kyu, is he going to get this year’s ‘Acting Daesang’
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  1. [+3605,-97] An actor who suits the word 명불허전(Myeongbulheojeon)* (*which sort of mean that the fame / nickname he got is not vain and well deserved?)
  2. [+2952,-104] Han Suk Kyu’s acting reputation is already well known. When watching this drama, I realise it’s a drama that gives a lesson to us that without power, we cannot do anything. We need to become a needed person and fight against the forces with our ability and win… Han Suk Kyu, Seo Hyun Jin, Yoo Yeon Seok,…seriously the best
  3. [+2860,-132] Lee Cheol Min who played the villain should also be given an acting award, no? Yesterday his acting was deeply moving that I was in tears
  4. [+2093,-82] Han Suk Kyu… He’s an actor we watch with complete trust
  5. [+1741,-83] Suk Kyu hyung’s acting is so cool he’s an acting genius!

[Eng] (Comments) Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim Ep. 7

These are a few of the popular articles on Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim ep. 7. There were more but I forgot to bookmark the others so we’ll have to just settle with these? Haha. As usual, sorry if the rough translations are not that accurate ^^;;

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1) Osen via Naver : ‘Romantic Doctor’ Seo Hyun Jin, threatened by an armed assailant crisis.. Yoo Yeon Seok ‘shocked'[comprehensive]

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  1. [+2479,-48] Tomorrow the SWAT team will be dispatched ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ it’s a really unusual development… My first time seeing a medical drama like this ㅋㅋㅋㄱㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  2. [+2251,-169] The Chinese woman is a nuisance, there is no big * if she doesn’t come out (*not sure what this meant)
  3. [+1505,-44] What’s wrong with that ahjusshi….. why are you doing that to Dr. Yoon Seo Jung ㅠㅠ
  4. [+1117,-33] At the back the Head of Department is 똬아아악* (*not sure)
  5. [+1124,-46] It’s an amazing dramaㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ



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2) Xsportsnews via Naver : [1001 nights] ‘Romantic Doctor’ Yoo Yeon Seok vs Yang Se Jong, will Seo Hyun Jin who’s in danger be saved?

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  1. [+933,-33] The captivation is no joke. When I look at the watch 55 minutes has passed
  2. [+791,-27] I suppose that Han Suk Kyu as a premium actor holds the center just with his presence.
  3. [+585,-27] Yesterday was no joke, but today I’m anticipating it more. Always bb* (*not sure if this is a slang or a typo)
  4. [+565,-31] It’s been a long time since I last watch a medical drama with various materials like this… really fun. Dong Joo, make sure to save Seo Jung sunbae!!!!
  5. [+395,-22] Again today I don’t know what to say. Looking forward to it~ hahaha


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3) Sports Chosun via Naver : [SC Focus] Whatever the beginning is, it ends with romance… ‘Romantic Doctor’, even though cliche it’s a wickedly heart fluttering drama

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  1. [+736,-54] This time Yoo Yeon Seok harvest the best!! It’s nice when he’s with Seo Hyun Jin and it’s also exciting when he’s fighting with Han Suk Kyu. More than anything, Kang Dong Joo’s distinct colours are really interesting. Seems like Yoo Yeon Seok has become (the actor) whom I trust. Well, except for the Chinese woman who comes out when forgotten, everything is the best among the best
  2. [+521,-40] Both actors Yoo Yeon Seok and Seo Hyun Jin are good in melo / romance. Even though within just a few minutes yesterday Yoo Yeon Seok’s mellow eyes made my heart fluttered
  3. [+516,-42]  1 minute is enough to show melodrama with Yoo Yeon Seok’s eyes only
  4. [+542,-66]  The ratings will fall quickly if it’s only about dating like Doctors. Like how it has been until now, keep up the tension and go all the way with the story about doctors
  5. [+407,-26] Even though romance only appear for 2 minutes, I like both actors’ gaze. They draw me in ㅠㅠㅠ

[Preview] Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim – Episode 7

Just about time, SBS!

Few hours before Episode 7 of Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim goes on air, SBS is being extra generous by releasing a new video preview, on top of the one released last week. So yeay!! Here’s to more endorsement for the drama in the future, including an official MV plus more OST songs. (yes.. I am still petty we got only one OST released for Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim so far)

  New video trailer of episode 7

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Don’t forget to tune in to Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim episode 7 tonight, 10 PM KST. Even Yoo Yeon Seok himself is endorsing it (via instagram, no less)

English translation:

Those of you who are hurt do come here to the Romantic Doctors in Doldam Hospital🏥 #RomanticDoctorTeacherKim #KangDongJoo #YooYeonSeok #RomanticDay #livebroadcast


All videos and pictures are credited to SBS

Lee Hyun Lends Voice for ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ OST

Lee Hyun of 8Eight has the honor to sing the first OST for ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’.

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The song, titled ‘Because It’s You (그대라서)’, tells a silent promise made by the singer to not giving on his love even if he is pushed out again as the love he longs for is still in his heart. He promises to wait for her and make her face smiles brightly again. She is the reason he lives and asks her to hold his hand because she is his only love.

Sounds like a perfect song for Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yeon Seok) who has only eyes for Yoo Seo-Jung (Seo Hyun Jin) and his unwavering love for her even after a 5-year of not seeing her in his life.

For you who suddenly has the urge to rewatch all episodes of ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ after hearing this song, don’t miss a special broadcast of the drama on November 29. SBS announced that all 6 episodes will be re-edited so viewers can watch all of them at once. The special broadcast will start at 20:55 KST.

What a treat!!

Source: Popgasa, HanCinema


[Rating Report] Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim – Week 3


That’s the only word that came into mind as ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ inches closer to reaching the coveted 20 percent viewership rating. AGB Nielsen Korea reports that the sixth episode recorded an 18.9 percent rating, a 2.4 percent increase from the fifth episode that clocked in a 16.5 percent rating. The drama also ranks first in the Content Power Index (CPI) on the second  week of November (7 – 13) with 250.1 points. The two statistics are the testaments of just how popular ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ is.

Episode 5
AGB: Nationwide 16.5%, Metropolitan 17.9%
TNMS: Nationwide 15.2%, Metropolitan 18.2%

Episode 6
AGB: 18.9%
TNMS: Nationwide – 17.4%, Metropolitan: 20.6%

The future seems brighter for ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ as the air ambulance / helicopter transfer, where Yoo Yeon Seok and Han Suk Kyu send patient to be operated by orthopaedic surgeon, recorded the best rating peak at 23.11 percent. 

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The drama also has been receiving praise for its attention to medical detail. The romance is equally alluring. Just look at the way Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yeon Seok) playfully yet intentionally asks his crush Yoon Seo-Jung (Seo Hyun Jin) to play melodrama between them. Are you ask her out, Dong Joo ya? Seo-Jung might not budge down with his request but for us… swooooonnnn. Stop giving her that ‘chilbongie’ look, Yoo Yeon Seok!

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And that subtle smile and look as he holds her hand when she sleeps… #heartbreak

For YeoNizens, have you been enjoying the drama as much as we do?

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[20161122] Yoo Yeon Seok Instagram Update

English Translation:

Today I’m going to watch the #livebroadcast in Doldam Hospital  #RomanticDoctorTeacherKim #KangDongJoo #YooYeonSeok