Watch: Kim Min Jae Slowly But Surely Warms Up To Kim Hyang Gi, Kim Sang Kyung, And Gyesu’s Residents In “Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist”
“Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist” has given a close look at the residents of Gyesu village!
Based off a novel of the same name, “Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist” depicts the story of Yoo Se Poong (Kim Min Jae), a well-known internal medicine doctor who gets expelled from the royal court after being caught up in a conspiracy. Afterwards, he meets Seo Eun Woo (Kim Hyang Gi) and Gye Ji Han (Kim Sang Kyung) in the strange and beautiful Gyesu village and works to become a true doctor who heals the heart.
With the colorful and unique characters of Gyesu village being a key point of the drama, tvN has unveiled new photos of the intriguing residents. In the first photo, a grandmother with Alzheimer’s (Jeon Gook Hyang), Gye Ji Han’s daughter Ib Boon (Kim Soo Ahn), and Jang Goon (Han Chang Min) look happily at something up ahead. Behind them, Man Bok (Ahn Chang Hwan) looks surprised and confused. There’s also the charismatic Nam Hae Daek (Yeon Bo Ra), who oversees all housekeeping duties around Gyesu village.
During a meal, Seo Eun Woo dives into a chicken leg and Yoo Se Poong smiles brightly as he watches her eat. At the other end of the table, Gye Ji Han looks dissatisfied and ready to come firing with a long list of complaints.
Kim Min Jae commented, “Man Bok is someone who’s always looking after Se Poong. Although Se Poong doesn’t show it, he’s always relying on Man Bok. In real life, I rely a lot on [Ahn Chang Hwan] on set and we’re filming enjoyably while sharing ideas.”
Kim Hyang Gi shared, “There are a lot of three-dimensional characters who are full of individuality, but weirdly enough, the harmony works really well. It has the strength to make you think ‘they’re odd but charming.’ When they’re together, everything becomes a memorable scenario.”
Kim Sang Kyung added, “As Yoo Se Poong, Man Bok, and Seo Eun Woo enter the Gyesu clinic, it feels like we’ve been completed. In addition to Gye Ji Han, I have affection for all the Gyesu clinic family members. I don’t know if that’s why, but it’s always lovely when I see all the Gyesu family members together.”
Along with the stills, tvN released a preview for episode 1. The start of the teaser details Yoo Se Poong’s rise to chief acupuncturist in the royal palace with his exceptional medical skills. However, during a procedure for the king, Yoo Se Poong finds himself in unexpected danger and is eventually forced out of the palace.
His life completely changes overnight and he starts meeting new faces like Seo Eun Woo and Gye Ji Han, but does not open up to them right away. When Gye Ji Han instructs him to look after patients for 11 straight days, Yoo Se Poong angrily responds, “I am leaving as soon as I finish treatment.”
Watch the full teaser here!
“Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist” premieres on August 1 at 10:30 p.m. KST. Watch another teaser here!
In the meantime, check out Kim Min Jae in “Do You Like Brahms?” with subtitles below: