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Netflix’s K-drama that blends medicine, drama and humor

Just as legal experts have taken to Netflix with Shin, a divorce lawyer, or Wu, an extraordinary lawyer, so have doctors in series like Doctor Cha.

The latest title to join the extensive list of Korean productions set in clinics, good examples of which are Hospital Corridor and Good Doctor on the same platform.

A scenario that also shares location is written by Jang Yeo-rang, who through 16 episodes creates a story that moves through drama, romance, and plenty of comedy.Doctor Cha | Netflix

which premiered in South Korea last April via the JTBC network, will now debut in Latin America via streaming with two airings.

New episodes will be added weekly with narration centered on Cha Jeong-suk (Uhm Jung-hwa), who has been Seo In-ho’s (Kim Byung-chul) wife for two decades.

Jeong-suk’s big life change

Doctor Cha | Netflix

Surgeon and teacher at Gusan University Hospital with whom Jeong-suk has two children: medical student Jung-min (Song Ji-ho) and teenager I-rang (Lee Seo-yeon).

But after two decades of marriage and devoting himself entirely to his family, including his mother-in-law Ae-sim (Park Joon-keum), everything changes in the protagonist’s life.

Fulminant hepatitis puts her life at risk unless she can decide to donate a part of her liver to her cousin or her husband, who are compatible.

Netflix's k-drama that blends medicine, drama and humorDoctor Cha | Netflix

However, none of them accept and Jeong-suk receives an organ from someone suffering from brain death and decides to focus on herself when she can recover.

Some were motivated by the frustration caused by the refusal of her husband to be a donor, with whom she had already had a cold relationship, and the lack of concern from the rest of her family.

A new opportunity for Dr Cha

Netflix's k-drama that blends medicine, drama and humorDoctor Cha | Netflix

Which leads her to resume her career as a doctor, which she left behind when she became pregnant, secretly preparing to take the exams that would allow her to resume her medical residency. will allow.

He passes with honors and makes her another rookie at the same hospital where her husband works and her lover of decades, her colleague Seung-hee (Myung Se-bin).

Netflix's k-drama that blends medicine, drama and humorDoctor Cha | Netflix

Jo was In-ho’s first love before she had to marry Jeong-suk and has a daughter with the doctor, who is the same age as I-rang and knows very well who her father is.

There’s one more name missing though to complete the dramatic/romantic knot of the series: Roy Kimberly (Min Woo-hyuk), the charming American-raised doctor who performed the transplant on the protagonist.

He who falls in love with her from the start and comes to work at the university hospital at the same time as Jeong-suk starts his practice by being her protector.

But Dr. Cha also includes several medical cases and a lot of humour, managing to balance personal and professional conflicts in a good way in its emotional and tight-knit plot.

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