The return of a familiar face has helped part 3 of this title record a rating record.
Dr. Romantic 3 (Teacher Y Duc 3), after 11 consecutive episodes, only maintained at 12-13% rating, there was a positive change in episode 12. Specifically, this episode’s rating has reached 14.4. %, setting a new record in viewership ratings for season 3 of the popular medical title. The attractive content of episode 12, especially the return of the male lead part 1 – Doctor Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yeon Seok) is said to be the main reason for the growth in viewership ratings.
In this episode, Doldam doctors eagerly await the return of an old member. According to Mr. Kim’s hint, this is someone “more formidable” than his, coming to take over the head position at the Doldam trauma center.
Right after teacher Kim’s introduction was the official appearance of Kang Dong Joo and the first person to meet him was Woo Jin (Ahn Hyo Seop). Woo Jin is a junior, doesn’t know about senior Kang’s “trophies” at the hospital, so he is quite cautious. The two introduced their names, then Dong Joo turned his gaze to Woo Jin’s injured hand that was undergoing rehabilitation. Doctor Kim appeared, smiling brightly, welcoming Kang Dong Joo’s return, while Woo Jin remained cautious and skeptical.
Kang Dong Joo is an excellent student of Mr. Kim but also the only one who always wants to win against his teacher. Smart and has a strong desire to succeed, he is still not as respected as his colleagues with a family background. After the failed surgery for VIP, he is sent to Doldam Hospital and learns many things from Kim Sa Bu. After part 1, this character is said to have gone to study abroad, instead of the new class of Kim’s students, played by Ahn Hyo Seop and Lee Sung Kyung.
Compared to the main couple of parts 2 – 3, the character Kang Dong Joo and Yoo Yeon Seok’s acting are much more appreciated. That is why, Dr. Romantic 1 has always been rated by the majority of the audience as the best movie in this series. The audience is also looking forward to Yoo Yeon Seok’s comeback. And this return seems to exceed expectations as he is not only a cameo but also plays an important role in the final events of the film.
The trio that made the success of season 1 Dr. Romantic
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