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Random recommendations for long historical dramas 2 Horse Doctor

I am adding one more to the list! In addition to Jumong and Dong Yi, you can consider Horse Doctor 馬醫.

horse doctor

This drama tells the story of a veterinarian in the Joseon Period as he goes through various obstacles and becomes a royal physician. Baek Gwang Hyun (Cho Seung Woo) will be the aspiring Royal Physician. Lee Sung Ha (Lee Sang Woo) will be his rival. Kang Ji Nyeong (Lee Yo Won) who has good memory would be the female physician involved in the love triangle. Jang In Joo (Yoo Sun) is a talented acupuncturist interested in Gwang Hyun and knows of his past.

This drama shows the journey of a horse doctor, one of the lowest class in the society that their lives are not even as treasured as that of a rich man’s horse, as he becomes a doctor who heals people. He has exceptional acupuncture skills and is gifted in healing people.

Liked how the drama goes as Gwang Hyun faces many difficulties due to his social class when he is actually the son from the upper class. Ji Nyeong on the other hand tries to hide her identity of being in the upper class in order to be a physician that is treated like others. Unlike normal love rivals, (although Sung Ha disapproves of her being with Gwang Hyun) he only thinks for Ji Nyeong and does not force her to marry him even though their marriage has been set since young.

It is interesting as Gwang Hyun tries to become a doctor who cures human after he is punished severely for attempted murder when he tried to save one of the horse doctors using acupuncture. He may not be good at knowing the patients’ illness due to lack of experience but he is definitely quick-witted, caring and willing to learn. Enjoyed how Guang Hyun uses his knowledge in treating animals to help solve diseases that are thought to be incurable. Although by doing that he may offend the people, especially those in the royal family, he will not give up in trying to treat them. Really admire his determination in this whole drama. When his right hand is severely injured and he has a fever, he still went to take the acupuncture test in his determination to become a doctor who treats human and not being looked down by others. He even used his body to experiment on a new cure for an incurable disease. I admire Ji Nyeong’s eagerness to give up her position and tell the truth when she learns about the truth of her real identity.

Liked Kim So Eun acting as the princess who has a crush on Gwang Hyun after he treated her pet cat. The princess is always being told by the court lady that she can never dream of having Gwang Hyun but the irony is Gwang Hyun is not from the lower class. It is a waste that she have to give up on him even though I prefer Ji Nyeong to be with Gwang Hyun. Haha. It is funny whenever the princess orders her so called bodyguard to do ridiculous things like finding an item (which ends up to be a woman’s underwear) which can give Gwang Hyun luck. The lead couple acted well in this drama and I am glad that the ending is a happy one!

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Favourite MV+ osts: It hurts and hurts by Yaerin  Horse Doctor ost ig post

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Korean Drama Review 14 days

God’s Gift – 14 Days (2014) 神的礼物-14天

Genre: Melodrama, Action, Crime, Thriller, Time-Travel

Enjoyment: 9/10  Pace: 9/10  No. of times I watched it: 1

gods gift poster

starring Lee Bo Young as Kim Soo Hyun, Cho Seung Woo as Ki Dong Chan, Kim Tae Woo as Han Ji Hoon (Soo Hyun’s husband), Jung Gyu Woon as Hyun Woo Jin, Kim Yoo Bin as Han Saet Byul (Soo Hyun’s daughter).

Did not expect the 14 days time-travelling will turn out to be this fruitful. So many things that happened in the past which are left unnoticed are discovered in this time-travel. This makes me wonder if I miss anything around me and take things for what they are when they are not.  Soo Hyun even finds out about her husband’s extra-marital affair which she did not notice before that. The family seems to be a lot happier with less worries before the time-travelling but I guess it is worth it in exchange for Saet Byul’s life. I wonder if Saet Byul’s education is not as important anymore since her life is more important. I don’t think this happens in the real world as it is normal for parents to expect their child to do well in their studies. Haha.

Soo Hyun is really fearless, even fighting personally with potential kidnappers of Saet Byul. This shows her strong mother’s love when her child’s death is approaching. It is funny how Soo Hyun is constantly paranoid about Saet Byul’s safety and repeats about Saet Byul’s death which no one believes her and thinks that she is crazy. It does seem to work as Saet Byul becomes more aware and did not fall straight into the kidnapper’s hands.

Liked Saet Byul’s relationship with Young Gyu, Dong Chan’s mentally challenged nephew. Young Gyu is Dong Chan’s brother’s adoptive son who becomes mentally challenged after being shot on the head by Woo Jin (but Dong Chan thought that he himself shot him). Saet Byul does not mind his disability and still treats him as her best friend. Young Gyu keeps his promise to protect Saet Byul in face of any danger.

Despite Dong Chan being more protective towards Soo Hyun and both of them sharing woes, I  would have liked it more if there is more chemistry. Haha. It is sad that the real murderer of Dong Chan’s girlfriend actually indirectly forced his friends into being his accomplice and made their lives so miserable. Feel sorry for Dong Chan’s brother who did not do anything wrong yet spend years in prison for a brother who is sure his elder brother is the murderer just because he says so.

MV+Favourite osts: Because it hurts by Sandeul (of B1A4)  God’s gift 14 days ost ig post

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