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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.

(Quote) To you, what kind of actor Yoo Yeon Seok is?

“I’ve found the answer as to the question of ‘a good actor, the best actor or the needed actor’.

When I first started acting, I worked hard to become a good actor. I tried my best to hear that “There’s a new actor who is really good at acting”. When I got a lot of love, I was greedy at that time to be the best. Now I want to become an actor that is necessary for every kind of work.

If I ever decide to quit acting, I want to hear others’ saying, “I wish to see his acting again.” I also want to become an actor that staffs and producers need. I am not sure whether it will be feasible or not, but I thought of becoming an actor that is necessary.” (Yoo Yeon Seok’s interview with Chosun Ilbo, January 2017)

[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


What Yang Se Jong Has to Say on Yoo Yeon Seok?

About Yoo Yeon Seok, Yang Se Jong said “He’s a really nice hyung”, while smiling brightly. Yoo Yeon Seok played Kang Dong Joo, Do In Bum’s bickering rival.

“Starting from the second half of filming, every day I would tell Yeon Seokie hyung ‘I love you sunbae-nim’, ‘Sunbae-nim, today too, I love you'” Yang Se Jong laughed as he said this.

“Yeon Seokie hyung is a real mood maker at the filming site. He’s always cheerful and kind so he makes people happy. I really like him that  I would confess that I love him every day. Then one day hyung replied ‘Oh yes, I love you too’ to me (laughed)”

(Yang Se Jong’s interview with Yeonhap News, Jan 22 2017)

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[20160116] Instagram Update: Yoo Yeon Seok Bids Farewell to His Kang Dong Joo

They said good things eventually come to an end. So does the role of doctor Kang Dong Joo to Yoo Yeon Seok. As ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim is nearing its end, his time playing doctor Kang is also numbered. This role must be a sentimental one for him as he took to instagram to share a farewell melancholic message to his white doctor gown and name tag.

English translation:

I’ve been wearing this doctor’s gown for 4 months. Today is the last time… ㅜㅠ #DoldamHospital #GeneralSurgeon #KangDongJoo

Not long after he posted the sentimental note, Yoo Yeon Seok shared another photo on instagram to thank actress Park Shin Hye the coffee truck she sent to his drama set.

English translation:

Queen, thanks~^^ The support warmed the hearts during the last shooting. Shin Hye ya thank you~~ Romantic Doctor + Doctors = Romantic Doctors

Wonder why he called address Park Shin Hye as ‘queen’ on his instagram post? If your minds immediately wander to ‘Royal Tailor’ movie, you will surely get a right answer. In the movie, Park Shin Hye plays Yoo Yeon Seok’s queen whose relationship to the King turned bitter at the end. Luckily, Yoo Yeon Seok and Park Shin Hye continues to be good friend long after their movie ended. She previously showed her support to Yoo Yeon Seok by attending his musical ‘Man Who Walk Through Walls’. Oh, let’s not forget that our Teacher Kim is also in ‘Royal Tailor’ as the King’s tailor.

Have you been enjoying ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’?

[Rating Report]’Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ Breaks Its Own Record in Week 9

Heading toward its finale, ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ proves once again that there’s no end to how high its rating can go. As if hitting a new high of 26% during the airing of episode 18 is not enough,  the drama soars higher in episode 19 as it clocked in 26.7% viewership rating.

The success came with a sweet reward as the cast and crew is confirmed to have a paid vacation in Cebu, the Philippines. They are scheduled to depart on 20 January on  a 4-days-5-nights vacation.  Lead stars Han Suk Gyu and Seo Hyun Jin will not be able to join due to personal schedules.

Ratings for Episode 18
AGB: Nationwide: 26%, Metropolitan: 27.9%
TNMS: Nationwide: 23.4%, Metropolitan: 27.7%

Ratings for Episode 19
AGB: Nationwide: 26.7% Metropolitan: 28.6%
TNMS: Nationwide: 22.2%, Metropolitan: 25.7%

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The rating in episode 18 peaked at 30% when Dong Joo (Yoo Yeon Seok) confronted his mentor Teacher Kim (Han Suk Kyu) of events surrounding the death of his father in Goedae Hospital.  According to Nielsen Korea, as cited by International Business Time, a 30% rating in episode 18 means that around six million viewers tuned in to watch the drama. The drama leads the Monday-Tuesday broadcast slot by a landslide with four time as many viewers as other two shows at the same time.

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As the drama progresses, viewers are hooked with its storylines as well as the growth of its characters. Everyone in Doldam are flawed characters to begin with and its so satisfying to see their steady progress throughout the series. People in their 20s, especially, will relate with Dong Joo’s arc as he struggles to find his place in the world. People are in turn rooting for him and are anticipating how much he will grow as a doctor and as a person. So imagine how satisfying it must be to see the selfish and ambitious Dong Joo learns how to apologise, set aside his ego and becoming a doctor that he supposed to be. Many are praising Yoo Yeon Seok for his portrayal of Dong Joo and we could’t be happier *mama bear sobs*.

If there is one thing that the drama hasn’t made any change but still made us happy is the amount of behind the scene pictures released to public. Through the pictures, viewers can feel just how comfortable the casts are with each other. They are seen laughing, sending cheeky smiles and most importantly, some tall person is extra clingy to his sunbae. hehehe…

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[OST] ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ Released New Songs and Music Scores

It’s not like everyday we got our drama releasing OST, let alone a music score. So let’s celebrate!

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If you are enjoying the sentimental, mysterious, and j-drama medical nuanced musics in ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’, the OST score album will surely satisfy your need to listen to them on repeat. The OST score album that was released in the first week of December contains 3 songs are titled ‘Hope Of Hospital’, ‘Western Humanism’, and ‘Lie’. At the helm of the score making is hitmaker Jeon Chang Yup who previously produced music for other hit dramas such as ‘You Who Came from Another Star’, ‘Brilliant Legacy’, and ‘Deep Rooted Tree’.

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Singer-songwriter Young Man participated in the ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ with the release of OST number 3. Young Man sings a song titled ‘제자리’ which can be translated as ‘Same Place’. The song is available on iTunes Music under different title, ‘Where Am I’. The songs tells a desperate effort made by our young leads, Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yeon Seok) and Yoon Seo Jung (Seo Hyun Jin) in seeking for their places in the world.

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The latest OST for ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ is a song by Jeon InGwon (전인권) titled ‘Walking, Walking (걷고, 걷고). It was released on December 28, 2016 by CJ E&M. If the previous song was about our song doctors, this song’s melody and lyrics are very much about Master Kim and his long winding journey in life.

Have you been enjoying the songs released for this fantastic drama?

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[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 is in discussion for 1 episode extension as a result of preempted episode due to SBS Gayo Daejun


Star News via Naver : [Exclusive] Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim is in discussion for 1 episode extension as a result of preempted episode due to SBS Gayo Daejun


1. [+3237,-96] Please extend ㅠㅠ I don’t know about other dramas but Romantic Doctor is full of many stories so it will not drag even if (it’s extended)!!

2. [+2518,-74] It is episode focused and the writer has plenty of experience so there won’t be a problem when it comes to maintaining quality for about one episode extension.

3. [+1843,-63] Wow I really like it!! ㅠㅠ

4. [+1590,-58] Please make it. Drama of my life ㅠㅠ

5. [+1384,-121] Let’s go with 4 or 5 episodes extension