Click here to see the first part of my review for Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim – Drama review
It’s been a few months now since I finished watching this drama but I had just such a hard time writing the second part of my review on it. Why? Because I ended up being very disappointed with the drama in its later half and it did not live up to my expectations. This especially pains me since I was so inclined to mark this as one of my favourites based on the cast and its first few episodes.
All seemed to have been set in place for a great drama. The characters felt real and believable and it had a strong story line in the beginning that seemed to just be waiting to be explored further. Not to mention the great cast bringing the dramas characters to life. So where did it all go wrong? I’m still not sure myself. But here is what I do know. About halfway through the drama it started to seem as if the people in charge had forgotten where the drama was going. Characters stopped evolving, story lines kind of trickled away without being fully explored or explained. And things started to get repetitive. Every episode there seemed to be a new case of a rare or formerly incurable disease that the doctors had to deal with. And no one seemed to be questioning the likelihood of a patient with this disease showing up at this small hospital located in a rural area. And sometimes the person with the disease was at first not even a patient themselves but just there as a guardian or to accompany someone sick. I kept thinking that if I was a resident in the area, I would avoid this hospital at all cost. Because the doctors may take one look at you and off to the surgery room you go. This was the other thing bothering me more and more. Every patient needed surgery. It was a constant repeat of surgery scenes. -You’re going to die unless we cut you open and find out how to cure you.- Wait!! What?? If at least these had been used in some way to further develop the characters, it would have been acceptable. But sadly that was not the case. There was useless and unprofessional bickering going on between the doctors that led nowhere. I was left with so many questions about certain characters and felt that there had been plenty of time and opportunity to answer these and fully take advantage of the great initial character set up.
I realize the above sounds more like a rant than a review. But as I mentioned before, I had a hard time with this one. Did I miss something important that made me misunderstand where the writers/directors were going with this drama? So I wrote and rewrote this but it kept on coming out about the same. So I finally decided to post it this way as I want it to represent my honest feeling/opinion about the drama and to move on.