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[Kdrama] Faith/The Great Doctor

Daisy Mun Member
edited October 2012 in Asian Dramas & Movies



  • TV Show: The Great Doctor / Faith
  • Revised romanization: Shinui
  • Hangul: 신의
  • Director: Kim Jong-Hak
  • Writer: Song Ji-Na
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 24
  • Release Date: August 13, 2012 --
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 20:55
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

The title Shin-eui (Hanja: 信義) means faith, as in belief in justice. But in Hangul it also means divine healer or great doctor, a pun on "god" + "medicine", as a play on the medical and the fantastical, two major elements of the world. It’s a re-imagining of a what-if version of history, potentially changed on a massive scale by the actions of two individuals. The taglines for the show: "Fantasy and history will meet. Person and person will meet. Person and heaven will meet." It’s described as the epic story of those that will shape a king and change the course of fate.

Choi Young is a bodyguard to the king in the mid-1300s of the Goryeo Dynasty. He’s 29 years old and has no regrets in life, no ambition for women or money, and whose hobby is sleeping. Because he lives a life of no regret and gave up on love to be an unflinching warrior, he’s not afraid of death. He is a brave general of the Woodalchi warriors and loyal to the king. Choi Young believes that people who don’t fear death needn't spin their wheels scheming, so he takes that to the extreme — he’s a warrior who doesn't strategize, so much as attack everything head-on. If he happens to succeed, great; if he fails and dies, so be it. [4]

Yoo Eun-soo is a 33-year old plastic surgeon in the year 2012. She was originally a general surgeon, but quickly found that it was an overworked, under-paid profession and jumped ship to plastic surgery. Her dream is to someday open her own practice. But one day a strange man she thinks is dressed as a drama extra kidnaps her... and takes her back to the Goryeo era. In Goryeo, she is believed to be the apprentice of the famous Chinese surgeon, Hua Tuo and from heaven. Their love story spans centuries but also warring beliefs. 



  • Fusion sageuk drama seem to be the trend these days. After Rooftop Prince, Queen Inhyun's Man and now Faith - there is also Arang and the Magistrate. But anyway, is there anyone else watching this drama at the moment? I am shipping the Lee Minho Kim Heesun pairing so much right now it's not even funny.
    And I am so addicted to how puffy Minho's cheeks are in this drama.
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