Park Hyung Sik is making a comeback in the romantic comedy genre with the new series Doctor Slump, slated to premiere on JTBC on January 27th. The series released stills of Park Hyung Sik portraying Yeo Jeong Woo, a star doctor in crisis.
Doctor Slump is a new rom-com about Yeo Jeong Woo (Park Hyung Sik) and Yeo Ha Neul (Park Shin Hye), who find themselves in the worst slumps of their lives after only knowing success.
This marks Park Hyung Sik’s return to the genre after seven years, following the much-loved series Strong Girl Bong-soon. In Doctor Slump, Park Hyung Sik plays a star plastic surgeon who falls into the worst slump of his life following a mysterious medical accident. His life, which had been a smooth ride from his school days as a top student to becoming a renowned surgeon, takes a drastic turn.
The released photos show Yeo Jeong Woo in a doctor’s gown, captivating the hearts of patients, staff, and the public as the head of a cosmetic surgery clinic. However, his life plummets from the pinnacle to rock bottom, drawing attention as he is seen undergoing a police investigation.
Park Hyung Sik shared his reasons for choosing Doctor Slump, stating, “The theme of ‘slump’ resonated deeply with me. I know many people experience burnout and slumps in their busy lives. I’ve been through it too, and it’s something almost everyone encounters, which made me feel bittersweet.” He added, “I thought the story could be told in a fun yet meaningful way, offering empathy and comfort.”
Regarding his character Yeo Jeong Woo, he explained, “Born into a successful medical family and leading an enviable life as a cosmetic surgeon, he faces an unexpected incident and falls into the worst slump of his life. It was important to portray how Yeo Jeong Woo overcomes his slump with a positive mindset and the sincere support of those around him.”
Meanwhile, Doctor Slump premieres at 10:30 PM on the 27th KST.