Doctor Stranger Episode 16: Review, Thoughts, and Reactions
Oops! You’re not lost. This is still my blog. Incorporating dramas and gore movie topics in this blog has been part of my content plan long time ago, but I excused myself for always being “too busy” that I never had a time to do it. Yet, I’m doing it now. *claps*
Though I’m now too late to start reviewing this messy series that has disturbed my normal Kdrama routine, I still want to get on and ride along with the “crazies” who decided not to drop it until the very last episode.
What is Doctor Stranger?
It is a Kdrama series that tells the story of Park Hoon, a genius thoracic surgeon (who was raised in North Korea) and his struggles to find his first love (who was separated from him) while living a new life as a doctor in one of South Korea’s most respected hospitals.
This series (as of this writing) is still currently airing in South Korea with 4 more episodes left before it will end. If you want to catch up what happened from episode 1 to 16, do an intensive reading here.
Episode 16: My Review, Thoughts, and Reactions
Just when I started to give up that there’s no hope left for Park Hoon and Soo Hyun to be the end game, this episode sparks new probability for their tandem. But, how could this become possible when the story is now focusing on Seung Hee/Jae Hee’s noble idiocy to self-sacrifice herself to save Hoon and his mother? Realistically, pretty much too little possibility if I’ll believe that what the screen writers want to do is actually what they will do.
Park Hoon and Soo Hyun as the End Game
In a scale of 1 to 100, the probability that this will happen is well below 20%. Although I still want to believe that there’s a bigger chance that my favorite tandem will end up together, looking at how the story progresses, there’s only a slim chance that my wish and my fellow “quackers” wish will come true. Anyway, despite these, I still don’t lose hope. It’s not over ‘til it’s over.
Does Hoon Has Developed Some Deeper Feelings for Soo Hyun?
In this episode, the screen writers are actually playing with the minds of HoonHyun shippers. Showing us scenes where Hoon is conflicted and battling with himself if he’ll text Soo Hyun or not, showing that he is bothered and uneasy and keeps on checking his phone. And then we see him defending Soo Hyun against a thug, comforting her while she cries, and lying to Seung Hee/Jae Hee when asked if he’s with the former. If these are just mere trolling, and not part of the plot to decide who will end up with whom, then I’ll say fuck you DS screen writers! You’ve been trolling us since episode 3 and now those are all just for NOTHING?
Does the Prime Minister Take Seung Hee Seriously?
One of the main reasons why I’ve been wanting to drop this series since earlier episodes is the inconsistency of the plot that it loses its logic and credibility. Nevertheless, I decided to continue for the sake of knowing what will happen next. Honestly, I remain mainly because I ship Hoon and Hyun. But, although I’m focusing my attention to the romance part of the drama, I still can’t shake off how the politics and conspiracy plot annoy the fucking shit out of me.
In this episode, I feel like a 5-year old while watching Seung Hee orchestrated a deal with Prime Minister Jang. I can’t help but cringed because it is just very laughable. How come a North Korean spy with less than 2 years’ experience can threaten a very powerful man with 30 years of scheming and connection to back him up?
Seung Hee’s character shamed and destroyed the reputation of spies and covert agents (say hi to Carrie Mathison and Evelyn Salt) in the world of fictional espionage and detective stories. The mere fact that she told the prime minister that she had already revealed their grand plan to his enemy (Park Hoon) is already an epic failure. The actress who plays the role didn’t manage to convince me that she’s actually talking about a very secret mission to South Koreas 2nd most powerful man. Also, when she threatened the prime minister about his plan to become the next president, I wanted to smash my head on the wall. What are you talking spy? How could you guarantee that the North Korean government will go along with your plan when you’ve already betrayed them? Oh, come on!!
I did a face-palm while I watched the rest of the scene.
My Reaction to Those Who Assassinate Soo Hyun’s Character
I only have one thing to say – just wait and see. I’m still not changing my prediction that she’s the dark horse in this whole grand conspiracy between North and South. Wait and see, and be careful, Soo Hyun’s will gonna kick some more nuts in the next episodes to come. Bam, bam, bam!