The premiere of tvN’s upcoming drama “Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist” is right around the corner!
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.
The drama is set to prescribe both healing laughter and happiness to viewers through its relatable storyline and talented cast. Read on to find out three reasons to tune in to the drama!
1. A mash-up of comedic, touching, and mysterious moments
Director Park Won Gook said of the drama’s purpose, “I want to tell the viewer that it’s not their fault. The pain and hardship you’re feeling right now—none of that happened because of what you did. I want to show that method of finding happiness, if only just a little bit. While filming, I thought a lot about how to extend warm comfort the people of this generation who are suffering from pain and loss.”
Drama fans are looking forward to how the main cast will convey messages of comfort and support as they sympathize with people’s pain and suffering. The way they treat not just people’s physical symptoms but also the root of their pain is certain to be both a touching and cathartic experience. Yoo Se Poong and Seo Eun Woo’s story combined with a royal mystery will also serve to pique the curiosity of viewers.
2. A trio setting out to heal hearts
The synergy between Kim Min Jae, Kim Hyang Gi, and Kim Sang Kyung is another huge point of interest. Kim Min Jae commented on the character of Yoo Se Poong, who had been on the fast track to success before an unexpected incident landed him in Gyesu village. The actor said, “The interesting plot point of a psychiatrist in Joseon is combined with the robust stories of the characters. I worked hard to portray Yoo Seo Poong in a fun way, as he is someone who is becoming indispensable to Joseon.”
Taking on the role of Seo Eun Woo, a keen and empathetic widow, Kim Hyang Gi commented, “There are a lot of funny and also touching moments that happen in the process of treatment. I hope everyone watching can be healed through joining us.”
The money-hungry and eccentric doctor Gye Ji Han is played by Kim Sang Kyung, who shared, “Keep an eye out for the fateful meeting of the members of the Gyesu clinic who will help Yoo Se Poong’s journey of growth while he is caught up in a grand conspiracy.”
3. Legendary characters who carry the plot
A lineup of skilled actors will only add to the drama’s high degree of perfection and comedic bend. Ahn Chang Hwan plays Gyesu clinic’s Man Bok and will bring even more excitement to each scene with his guile. Yoo Sung Joo will display a cold and charismatic attitude through his role as expert schemer Jo Tae Hak.
Drama fans can also look forward to other intriguing roles played by Jung Won Chang, Kim Hyung Muk, and Lee Seo Hwan. Other scene-stealing characters include the members of the Gyesu clinic, who will add even more life to the drama with their unique personalities.
“Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist” premieres on August 1 at 10:30 p.m. KST. Check out a teaser here!
In the meantime, watch Kim Min Jae in “Do You Like Brahms?” below: