Hospital Ship

Hospital ShipProfile

  • Drama: Hospital Ship (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Byungwonsun
  • Hangul: 병원선
  • Director: Park Jae-Bum
  • Writer: Yoon Sun-Joo
  • Network: MBC
  • Episodes: 40
  • Release Date: August 30 – November 2, 2017
  • Runtime: Wednesdays & Thursdays 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)
  • Genre: Medical
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Drama series depicts the story of young doctors who provide medical service to island residents via a hospital ship.

Song Eun-Jae (Ha Ji-Won) is a capable surgeon at a large hospital in Seoul. She works very hard at her job and will become the youngest female chief surgeon there. Song Eun-Jae is burdened with responsibility over her mother and younger sibling. Her mother lives on an island with her aunt. Her mother sometimes sends patients to the hospital where Song Eun-Jae works, which brings trouble for her. One day, Song Eun-Jae’s mother, who frequently has indigestion problems, comes to the hospital. Her mother talks with Song Eun-Jae on the phone. Song Eun-Jae becomes upset, believing her mother has sent her another patient. Her mother goes back to the island without seeing Song Eun-Jae. Later, Song Eun-Jae receives a phone call from her aunt that her mother has collapsed. When Song Eun-Jae gets to the emergency room where her mother is at, she learns that her mother has passed away. Song Eun-Jae is devastated.

Meanwhile, Kwak Hyun (Kang Min-Hyuk) is a physician. He volunteers to work aboard a hospital ship as a public health doctor instead of serving in the military. He became a doctor due to his father. His father is a highly regarded physician and known as the “Korean Schweitzer,” but he has neglected his family. Kwak Hyun wants to become a good doctor, but not become like his father. He now works at the hospital ship with Kim Jae-Gul (Lee Seo-Won) who is an oriental doctor and others.

Song Eun-Jae then appears aboard the hospital ship.

Notes

  1. Drama series will takeover the MBC Wednesdays & Thursdays 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Man Who Dies to Live” and followed by “I’m Not a Robot” on December 6, 2017.
  2. Filming for the drama series takes place mostly on Geoje Island, South Korea.
  3. Choi Jin-Hyuk was first offered the lead male role, but declined.
  4. First script reading took place July 6, 2017 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea.
  5. Ha Ji-Won plays a doctor for the first time in her acting career.
  6. First still images of Ha Ji-Won in MBC drama series “Hospital Ship.”
  7. First still images of Kang Min-Hyuk in MBC drama series “Hospital Ship.”

Cast

Additional Cast Members:

  • Park Tae-Sung – Kang Yong-Soo
  • Woo Sang-Jeon – Woo-Jin’s grandfather
  • Lee Chae-Kyung – chief nurse
  • Kim Bo-Jung – Park Sun-Hwa
  • Park Ji-Il – Seol Jae-Chan
  • Min Kyung-Jin – Soo-Bong
  • Yoo Jang-Young – Tae-Wook
  • Kim Kyeong-Ryong – Tae-Wook’s father
  • Kong Jung-Hwan – Sang-Pil
  • Yum Dong-Hun – auditor
  • Na Ya – Hwang In-Kyung
  • Kil Hae-Yeon – In-Kyung’s mother
  • Jung Wook – detective
  • Jeon Hyun – Kim Tae-Woo
  • Kang Da-Hyun – Kwak Ji-Eun
  • Ahn Jae-Min
  • Yoon Hee-Won
  • Han Geu-Rim
  • Sul Ji-Yoon
  • Hong Hee-Won
  • Choi Seung-Hoon – Kim Jae-Gul (young)
  • Park Sun-Ho – Kim Jae-Hwa (cameo)
  • Jo Jae-Wan – loanshark (cameo)
  • Kim Bo-Mi – Geun-Hee / Geun-Ja (cameo)
  • Ahn Yong-Joon – mountain climber (cameo)

Trailers

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Episode Ratings

Date Episode TNmS AGB
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-08-30 1 10.8% (9th) 11.4% (6th) 10.6% (7th) 11.9% (5th)
2017-08-30 2 11.9% (7th) 12.5% (4th) 12.4% (4th) 13.8% (4th)
2017-08-31 3 8.9% (12th) 9.5% (7th) 8.9% (9th) 9.9% (6th)
2017-08-31 4 9.9% (7th) 10.5% (6th) 10.7% (5th) 11.4% (3rd)
2017-09-06 5 9.1% (10th) 10.1% (5th) 10.3% (8th) 10.5% (5th)
2017-09-06 6 10.7% (7th) 12.1% (4th) 11.8% (4th) 11.9% (4th)
2017-09-07 7 10.2% (9th) 11.4% (6th) 11.3% (6th) 11.7% (5th)
2017-09-07 8 11.8% (6th) 12.5% (3rd) 13.0% (4th) 13.6% (3rd)
2017-09-13 9 9.6% (9th) 9.7% (7th) 9.8% (9th) 10.2% (8th)
2017-09-13 10 11.7% (7th) 11.2% (4th) 12.0% (4th) 12.1% (4th)
2017-09-14 11 10.1% (9th) 10.1% (9th) 11.0% (6th) 11.6% (6th)
2017-09-14 12 11.5% (7th) 11.2% (6th) 12.9% (4th) 13.2% (4th)
2017-09-20 13 9.8% (9th) 10.4% (7th) 9.8% (9th) 10.4% (6th)
2017-09-20 14 11.1% (7th) 12.1% (4th) 11.6% (6th) 12.0% (4th)
2017-09-21 15 9.3% (12th) 9.7% (9th) 10.5% (8th) 11.0% (5th)
2017-09-21 16 11.3% (7th) 11.5% (4th) 12.4% (4th) 12.6% (4th)
2017-09-27 17 9.2% (15th) 9.0% (10th) 9.8% (8th) 9.8% (9th)
2017-09-27 18 10.8% (10th) 11.0% (7th) 10.6% (7th) 10.6% (5th)
2017-09-28 19 8.5% (15th) 9.2% (10th) 9.3% (11th) 9.5% (11th)
2017-09-28 20 10.1% (8th) 10.7% (7th) 11.3% (6th) 11.4% (6th)
2017-10-04 21 5.5% (18th) 6.4% (8th) 5.6% (14th) 5.8% (13th)
2017-10-04 22 6.8% (10th) 7.5% (5th) 6.6% (9th) 6.8% (9th)
2017-10-05 23 6.3% (19th) 7.1% (15th) 7.1% (16th) 6.7% (15th)
2017-10-05 24 7.3% (15th) 8.3% (9th) 8.3% (11th) 8.1% (11th)
2017-10-11 25 8.9% (14th) 9.4% (9th) 7.5% (16th) 6.7% (15th)
2017-10-11 26 10.2% (9th) 10.3% (7th) 9.3% (9th) 8.4% (11th)
2017-10-12 27 NR 6.6% (18th) 8.5% (13th) 8.6% (13th)
2017-10-12 28 7.6% (16th) 7.9% (12th) 10.0% (8th) 9.8% (10th)
2017-10-18 29 8.1% (15th) 8.6% (12th) 8.3% (10th) 8.9% (8th)
2017-10-18 30 8.6% (11th) 8.7% (11th) 8.6% (8th) 9.1% (7th)
2017-10-19 31 NR NR NR 7.2% (19th)
2017-10-19 32 8.7% (14th) 8.0% (15th) 8.7% (12th) 8.4% (13th)
2017-10-25 33 NR NR 7.3% (16th) 7.4% (15th)
2017-10-25 34 7.3% (17th) 6.6% (17th) 7.9% (13th) 7.8% (12th)
2017-10-26 35 NR NR NR 7.5% (17th)
2017-10-26 36 7.7% (16th) 7.0% (16th) 8.4% (11th) 8.3% (11th)
2017-11-01 37 6.6% (15th) 6.3% (17th) 7.2% (12th) 6.9% (14th)
2017-11-01 38 8.1% (9th) 8.2% (8th) 9.0% (5th) 8.5% (7th)
2017-11-02 39 NR 6.6% (18th) 7.2% (18th) 7.4% (14th)
2017-11-02 40 7.4% (15th) 7.2% (15th) 8.6% (9th) 9.1% (9th)

Source: TNS Media Korea & AGB Nielson

  • NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 TV programs (including news, sports, variety, etc.) for that day according to TNS Media Korea and AGB Nielson.

Awards

  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards – December 30, 2017
    • Best Actress (mini series) (Ha Ji-Won)
  • 2017 (10th) Korea Drama Awards – October 2, 2017
    • Hallyu Star Award (Min A)


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