Fans eager to see the return of Joo Won and Moon Chae Won to the small screen won’t have to wait much longer. The actors for KBS’s new Monday and Tuesday drama “Good Doctor” had their first script reading on June 9th.
According to the reports, the actors and staff gathered at KBS’s Yeoido Drama Practice Annex to undergo their first group script reading session. Present that was a star studded lineup of actors and actress including names such as Joo Won, Moon Chae Won, Joo Sang Wook, Kim Min Suh, Chun Ho Jin, Kwak Do Won, Na Yong Hee, Jung Man Suk, Uhm Hyun Kyun and Yoon Bong Gil.
The practice session ran for over 3 hours yet the crew didn’t show any signs of tiredness, clearly demonstrating the passion these actors and actresses have for the project. The actors also appeared to be extremely well prepared with Joo Won, Moon Chae Won and Joo Sang Wook dealing effortlessly with the large quantity of medical terms contained within their scripts. Everyone present also treated this practice run like an actual recording and there was no shortage of passionate acting being delivered during the session. The atmosphere was also very friendly with the crew clearly seen enjoying themselves and having a good laugh throughout the session.
“Good Doctor’s” main producer Ki Min Soo PD, previously responsible for the hit weekend drama “Ojakgyo Brothers,” showed his resolve by telling the crew that “I hope we make a drama that warms the hearts of everyone and is of a completely different nature to prior medical dramas.” This statement was met with a round of applause from the rest of the crew.
The drama “Good Doctor” will be based around the pediatric department of a university hospital, telling the story of Park Shi On (Joo Won), who overcomes his Savant syndrome in the hopes of becoming a pediatrician. The story will also feature the highly talented associate Professor Kim Do Han (Joo Sang Wook), who is hiding some wounds of his own and the easy going doctor Cha Yoon Suh (Moon Chae Won) that warms the hearts of both men. The drama will first air on August 5th after the end of “Shark.”