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[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "OB and GY"

2010/01/28 | 7871 views | Permalink | Source

The cast of "OB and GY": (from left) Actors Ko Joo-won, Jang Seo-hee and Seo Ji-suk pose during a press conference on January 27, 2010. [SBS]

SBS Special Drama - "OB and GY"
- Written by Choi Hee-ra
- Directed by Lee Hyeon-jik, Choi Yeong-hoon
- Produced by JS Pictures
- Starring Jang Seo-hee (as Seo Hye-young), Ko Joo-won (as Lee Sang-shik), Seo Ji-sueok (as Wang Jae-seok), Jung Ho-bin (as Yoon Seo-jin), Song Joong-ki (as Ahn Kyung-woo), Lee Young-eun (as Kim Young-mi)
- In one sentence: A competent obstetrics and gynecology surgeon learns about life, grows as a person and finds new love after experiencing demotion, pregnancy and meeting patients with unfortunate life stories.
- Premiere date: February 3, 2010 (9:55 PM)

Most people go to the hospital when they fall sick or get into accident. But an OB/GYN office is a place that many women must inevitably visit when they go though a certain process in life -- namely pregnancy and giving birth. The most ordinary and most dramatic aspects to an OB/GYN office was revealed during a 15-minute highlight video shown at the press conference for SBS TV series "OB and GY", held January 27 at Konkuk University Hospital.

OB/GYN doctor Seo Hye-young (played by Jang Seo-hee), who is known for her surgical skills and for being a workaholic, finds out that she is pregnant while she is having an affair with married co-worker Yoon Seo-jin (played by Jung Ho-bin). To make matters worse, she gets fired and demoted to a hospital in the rural countryside. Hye-young starts working with fertility doctor -- and former classmate -- Wang Jae-seok (played by Seo Ji-suk) and good-natured pediatrician Lee Sang-shik (played by Ko Joo-won). OB/GYN resident Ahn Kyung-woo (played by Song Joong-ki) breaks up with his OB/GYN nurse girlfriend Kim Young-mi (played by Lee Young-eun) when he decides it is hard to make money after getting married. But "OB and GY" is not just about romance at the hospital. Each episode carries two or three sub-plots -- stories about the patients -- and deals with the predicament of OB/GYN doctors who "must take responsibility for two lives, the mother and the fetus, at the same time". Director Lee Hyeon-jik explained his purpose of making the drama by saying, "First, I wanted to show men how much pain women go through and risk their lives to give birth. Secondly, I wanted to inform young women who avoid getting check-ups at the OB/GYN, that the sooner they go see an OB/GYN doctor, the sooner they'll get better. Third, I wanted to portray the difficult, just and respectable a job OB/GYN doctors have, having to deal with two lives at the same time".

Anticipation Quotient (1-10 points)

If you want to know how much pain your mother went through to give birth to you - 8 points
If you think having a married man's baby and not plotting revenge against the man is boring - 7 points

Scenes from TV series "OB and GY" [SBS]

The current winner of Wednesday/Thursday evening dramas is KBS' "The Slave Hunters", which is riding high with a viewership rating of over 30 percent. But a medical drama has rarely failed and it would be interesting to see a specific story, about an OB/GYN office, which has never been told properly before. A top star who asks to give up the fetus during a surgery, a mother who wants to have a blood test in case her husband is not the father of the baby, parents who sob and wail over their baby who is born with a rare disease... Jang Seo-hee's passionate acting also shines through when coupled with such unfortunate stories.

Producer and cast of SBS TV series "OB and GY" [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]

From left, producer Lee Hyeon-jik and actors Ko Joo-won, Jang Seo-hee, Lee Young-eun, Seo Ji-suk, Song Joong-ki and Jung Ho-bin pose during a photo session of a press conference for SBS TV series "OB and GY" held at Konkuk University Hospital on January 27, 2010.

Actors Ko Joo-won, Jang Seo-hee and Seo Ji-suk [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]

From left, actors Ko Joo-won, Jang Seo-hee and Seo Ji-suk pose during a photo session of a press conference for SBS TV series "OB and GY" held at Konkuk University Hospital on January 27, 2010.

Actress Jang Seo-hee [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]

Actor Jang Seo-hee poses during a photo session of a press conference for SBS TV series "OB and GY" held at Konkuk University Hospital on January 27, 2010.

Actress Jang Seo-hee [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]

Actor Ko Joo-won [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]

Actor Ko Joo-won poses during a photo session of a press conference for SBS TV series "OB and GY" held at Konkuk University Hospital on January 27, 2010.

Actor Ko Joo-won [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]

 

Reporter : Choi Ji-Eun five@10asia.co.kr
Photographer : Lee Ki-bum metro83@asiae.co.kr
Editor : Lynn Kim lynn2878@asiae.co.kr, Lee Ji-hye seven@10asia.co.kr
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