31 August 2014 09:15 | By Dang Hui Ling
Medical K-dramas: TV is the best medicine

What are some of the best and worst medical K-dramas in recent years?

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A Korean drama set in a hospital is not always the prescription for success, but it is undeniably a tried-and-tested formula that has worked over the years.

From classics like General Hospital and White Tower to recent shows like Golden Time and Good Doctor, medical-themed dramas have proved to be a hit with TV viewers, except maybe those with a weak stomach.

With upcoming Ch8 series You Can Be An Angel Tooand Life is Beautiful slated to be broadcast next year, it seems like local TV is catching up on the trend too.
Medical dramas, when done well (kudos to producers and writers for their extensive research as well as actors for their convincing delivery), are a huge source of inspiration and comfort for viewers.

On the other hand, however, there are instances when even a charming cast of actors can’t save a badly written drama.
Click on to check out the best and worst medical K-dramas in recent years.
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