Netflix, the streaming giant, boasts an impressive catalog of products sourced from all over the world. And the series that have stood out the most for some time are, above all others, Korean productions, popularly known as k-dramas.
In the case of “Doctor Cha,” the series tells the story of Cha Jung Sook, Uhm Jung Hwa, who studied medicine when she was young, but after getting married, decided to give up her career to dedicate herself to her family. After 20 years, he is presented with the opportunity to wear the white coat again and complete his training as a resident.
The medical k-drama premiered in South Korea on April 15, but it began to be distributed in Latin America on May 17 on Netflix, after being dubbed into Spanish. The latest chapter of the series is scheduled to be released on July 5.
What is “Dr. Cha” about?
Jung Yeo Rang’s script shows the life of Jung Sook, who gave up everything to take care of his family. One day, she finds out that her husband In-Ho, chief surgeon at Gusan Hospital, is cheating on her with a colleague. That disappointment, added to a health crisis that affected her, they motivate the woman to resume the dreams she postponed when she got married.
Thus, the woman faces the challenge of being a first-year resident and the challenge of interacting with younger colleagues, who treat her differently because of her age. doctor cha she must prove her ability while rediscovering the career that she was passionate about.
These are the actors of “Doctor Cha”
The stars of this series are Um Jung Hwa, Kim Byung Chul y Min Woo Hyuk. The protagonist is the most popular in South Korea, since she was also a singer of great local recognition in the 2000s. Her trajectory in k-dramas has been recognized by specialized critics. Jung Hwa won two Baeksang Arts Awards for Best Actress in 2002 and 2012.
Uhm Jung Hwa and her fight against cancer
Like her character, Uhm Jung Hwa was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2010 and had to undergo surgery to treat it. Years later, the Korean artist told her on television that her nerves were affected by the surgery and she even thought that she would not sing again. “Part of my vocal cords were paralyzed and I couldn’t speak for eight months.”he explained in 2017.
A married protagonist in “Doctor Cha”
Of the two male leads, only Min Woo Hyuk, the doctor Roy Kim, is married. In 2012, he married actress Lee Se Mi, and they have an eight-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter.
Success and controversy
Despite the excellent rating figures, the series received mixed reviews from the public.
Korean fiction was accused of misinforming and spreading negative stereotypes regarding Crohn’s disease. Following complaints from viewers, the producers apologized for the inaccuracy of the case, adding that they had no intention of underestimating the effects of the condition on patients.
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