KDrama: Yong Pal
Genre: action, medical, romance
Cast: Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Jo Hyun-jae, Chae Jung-an
Original Network: Seoul Broadcasting System
Original Release: August 5 – October 1, 2015
Yong Pal also known as The Gang Doctor, Yongpal-i is a 2015 South Korean drama / tv series made in South Korea, starring Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Chae Jung-an and Jo Hyun-jae. It aired on SBS from August 5 to October 1, 2015, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 18 episodes. Originally slated for 16 episodes, due to the high ratings and popularity of the drama, it was extended by two episodes.
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Joo Won is a talented surgeon. Desperate for money to pay for his sister’s medical bills, he adopts the code name Yong-pal and offers his medical skills to those in need of medical attention but who cannot do so publicly, dealing with criminals and corrupt plutocrats. Joining a team of corrupt physicians Kim rescues “sleeping beauty” Kim Tae Hee, a chaebol heiress, from a medically induced coma, leading to unintended consequences.