One of the predominant factors that establish a connection between the viewer and a K-Drama character is occupation. Finding similarities in their work and life experiences, a K-Drama character’s work perhaps not only makes the character appealing to viewers, but the entire drama series as well.
One of the occupations that is vividly used in many K-Dramas today is a doctor. These talented individuals have shown their penchant for saving lives despite the magnitude of the odds they may face both in their hospitals and in their personal lives. Some are fighters, some are stern and straightforward, and some are just plain hilarious and chaotic, regardless of their personality traits or hobbies, a common trait they have is a constant and obedient trait that makes us root for them.
We ran a fun poll asking our readers to vote for their favorite K-Drama doctor characters. Many votes were cast and we thank you for your participation.
The results are there! Here are the top 3 favorite K-Drama doctor characters as voted by global fans.
Smart, talented, resilient, caring, strong-willed, and with a hint of stubbornness that always gives her an edge over others, Seo WooJin (played by Ahn HyoSeop) was a character we all looked up to and rooted for. A brilliant character development arc both for his skills as a doctor and for his interpersonal relationships with the staff at Doldam hospital.
The original walking green flag, Lee IkJun (played by Cho JungSeok) was the epitome of fun, happiness and warmth. With his hilarious and chaotic personality, he is seen as the character everyone gravitates towards. As a physician, he was a clear favorite with patients and staff alike for his intelligent and caring approach. His adorable and loving relationship with his son also projected the kind of doctor and all-around person he was, making him even more attractive and a favorite as with 26.4% of the total votes, he ranks 2nd in this poll.
1. “Doctors” – Yoo HyeJung
Yoo HyeJung (played by Park ShinHye) was a character that many viewers fell in love with because of her warm and kind nature. her spunky, resilient attitude and her ability to throw a punch or ten at bad guys. As a physician, she was dedicated and reliable in her work, treating and advocating for patients. A good friend, an amazing colleague, and a caring partner, with 47% of the total votes, she is K-Drama’s favorite doctor, ranking #1 in the poll.
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