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.
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’
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.
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.”
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!!
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