White Tower / 하얀 거탑**** (2007)
MBC Drama / 20 episodes
Genre: Medical Drama
Director: An Pan Seok (안판석)
Screenwriter: Yi Ki Weon (이기원)
Cast: Kim Myeong Min (김명민), Yi Seon Gyun (이선균), Song Seon Mi (송선미), Kim Bo Kyeong (김보경), Byeon Hee Bong (변희봉), Yi Jeong Gil (이정길), Kim Chang Wan (김창완), Jeong Han Yong (정한용), Im Seong Eon (임성언), Jeong Yeong Suk (정영숙), Yi Hee Do (이희도), Ki Tae Yeong (기태영), Pak Kwang Jeong (박광정), Jang Hyeon Seong (장현성), Cha In Pyo (차인표), Yang Hee Kyeong (양희경)
Jang Jeon Hyeok, coming from a poor background, is an extremely ambitious assistant professor who specializes in pancreatic cancer. As he lacks compassion and focuses more on the diseases than the patients themselves, he is not chosen to become head of department. Professor Yi Ju Wan prefers No Min Guk to him. From that moment on, Jeon Hyeok, who is convinced he is the best surgeon in Korea and striving to become the best surgeon in the world, will do all he can to get that seat and reach the top.
Very good drama. I think it’s the best medical drama I’ve seen so far, with a lot of tension. Very good story and very good cast. I wish all dramas were like that! The search for power is always the same, in any kind of environment… alliances, betrayal, collateral damages, etc… The only down point, without unveiling the end, I can say I don’t like how Jeon Hyeok’ story line evolves towards the ends. Anyways, I recommend that.