As "Dr. Romantic 2" finished its extremely strong run on South Korean television, one surprise figure returned to the drama unannounced. Kim Hye-eun, who appeared in "Dr. Romantic" as Sin Hyeon-jeong, popped up in the drama's final stretch.
Kim Hye-eun was a bit of a deep cut. Even in "Dr. Romantic" her character had been credited as a special appearance, which made her return in a similarly low-key role that much more surprising. Originally she played the daughter of Chairman Shin, who had been played by Joo Hyun in the original drama. His character died, but Kim Hye-eun's came into new relevance as the executor of his will.
Though Kim Hye-eun's character originally had something of an antagonistic relationship with the title character played Han Suk-kyu, in "Dr. Romantic 2" she demonstrated eagerness to assist with his current hospital management issues. This is appropriate, as the two had reconciled their differences in the original drama. Meanwhile, Kim Hye-eun is currently appearing in "Itaewon Class" as the leader of a business group.
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"Dr. Romantic 2" is directed by Lee Gil-bok, Yoo In-sik, written by Kang Eun-kyeong, and features Han Suk-kyu, Ahn Hyo-seop, Lee Sung-kyung, Kim Joo-hun, Shin Dong-wook, Yoon Na-moo. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/01/06~Now airing, Mon, Tue 22:00 on SBS.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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