PD Shin Won Ho Shares 3 Reasons Why “Hospital Playlist” Is Special

The premiere of “Hospital Playlist” is quickly upon us, and PD Shin Won Ho has opened up about some of the reasons that make it so special.

“Hospital Playlist” tells the ordinary stories of ordinary doctors and stars Jo Jung Suk, Kim Dae Myung, Jung Kyung Ho, Yoo Yeon Seok, and Jeon Mi Do as long-time friends who met when they were in medical school.

1. “I wanted to be able to show the strength that [the viewers can get] through the small and precious stories from the hospital.”

Because the drama is one that shows ordinary people leading extraordinary lives, Shin Won Ho said, “The setting and background is the only thing different about this drama compared to that of the ‘Reply’ series or ‘Prison Playbook.’ Similar to those dramas, [‘Hospital Playlist’] follows the everyday lives of ordinary people, telling those small but previous and warm stories. The funny moments, the interesting moments, and the sad moments of life are all part of that story that I wanted to show when making this drama.”

2. “It’s a charming snapshot of these doctors’ professional and everyday images, as they’re connected through the most dramatic moments.”

The main cast of “Hospital Playlist” are five doctors who’ve been friends for 20 years, and thus the drama shows their lives both inside and outside of the hospital. Shin Won Ho said, “I think the viewers will find it charming, seeing the ordinary people behind the doctors’ professional image.”

3. “A drama that people will easily be able to relate to, with a story about lives that aren’t so different from our own.”

Rather than focusing on only the dramatic stories that come out of a hospital, “Hospital Playlist” focuses on the day-to-day happenings inside of one. Shin Wo Ho said, “Rather than being a large-scale, grandiose drama, I want people to take away from it that it’s a story about lives that aren’t so different from our own. I want people to be able to sympathize with the characters, to get made with, to laugh with them, just like in our own everyday lives.”

“Hospital Playlist” premieres on March 12 at 9 p.m. KST.

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