Medical / Thriller

Yong Pal

Talented surgeon Kim Tae-hyun (Joo Won) decides to create an alternate persona Yong Pal in a bid to earn money to pay off his sister’s spiralling hospital bills.  As Yong Pal, he provides medical services to gangsters and gets rewarded handsomely, but it is not enough to keep the loan sharks at bay.

He is then selected to work on the VVIP ward of the hospital and gains access to a highly-secured room with a comatose patient, wealthy heir and majority shareholder of her company, Han Yeo-jin (Kim Tae-hee).  Tae-hyun soon works out that she has been in a medically-induced coma for several years, following a tragic accident and has been forced to stay in that condition while her company is being siphoned away from her.  Things become really interesting when a glitch results in her becoming conscious for a brief moment.  And when she does, she offers to help Tae-hyun save his sister in return for saving her life.

Also Known As: The Gang Doctor
Directed by: Oh Jin-suk
Written by: Jang Hyuk-rin
Starring: Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Jo Hyun-jae, Chae Jung-an
Extended Cast: Jung Woong-in, Stephanie Lee, Song Kyung-chul, Min Jin-woong, Ahn Se-ha, Bae Hye-sun, Jo Bok-rae, Cha Soon-bae, Kim Mi-kyung, Oh Na-ra, Park Pal-young, Choi Joon-yong, Kim Na-woon, Nam Myung-ryul, Jang Gwang, Yoo Seung-mok, Jo Hwi, Choi Min
Original network: Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release: 5 August 2015 – 1 October 2015
No. of episodes: 18
Running Time: 65 minutes
Executive producer(s): Moon Bo-mi
Production Company(s): HB Entertainment
Source: SBS