The second season has just wrapped up and is available to stream on Netflix
Shin Wpn-Ho, director of tvN’s hit series Hospital Playlist took an interview to discuss about the show and its future.
The romantic comedy drama stars Jo Jung Suk, Jung Kyung Ho, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jeon Mi Do, and Kim Dae Myung as five doctors who first met in medical school and have been close friends ever since. It tells the story of ordinary doctors and patients, and is warm and funny at the same time. The final episode of season 2 aired on September 16 and received the season’s highest ratings.
Shin Won-Ho talked about the popularity, and said that he thinks the audience came in after they found certain aspects charming. They are usually the chemistry between the main cast, the music, the band, or the warm stories between the doctors and patients. You find one thing attracting and end up loving everything the show offers.
He was able to air one episode a week, which is uncommon for Korean dramas. The usual number is two per week. The fatigue of the cast and crew were reduced since they aired only one episode. It also offered them more creative freedom.
About season 3
About season 3, he said that there are still many stories he can tell about the patients and their guardians. However, due to the exhaustion of producing two seasons, it won’t be an easy decision on whether they want to continue or not. He also added that the five main actors had no difficulty after the 10-month hiatus between both seasons, and got into the groove easily. He called it a fascinating experience.