Park Tae Shin (Kwon Sang Woo) is a warmhearted, medical surgeon at rural hospital. Because of his skill as a doctor, the Director of Internal Medicine Han Seung Jae (Joo Ji Hoon) offers him a position at Gwang Hye University Hospital’s Medical Top Team, a collaborative group of the best doctors who help heal different illnesses.
Also on the team is Cardiothoracic Surgeon Seo Joo Young (Jung Ryeo Won), 3rd Year Cardiothoracic Residents Choi Ah Jin (Oh Yeon Seo) and Kim Sung Woo (Choi Min Ho), Neurosurgeon Jung Hoon Min (Kim Ki Bang), Radiologist Bae Sang Gyu (Alex), Head Surgical Nurse Yoo Hye Ran (Lee Hee Jin) and Anesthesiologist Jo Joon Hyuk (Park Won Sang). However, the group faces varying degrees of opposition from the hospital whose aim is to use the team to make money over treating people who really need their help.
Following an accident that occurs during the production of his last drama, top drama producer, Anthony Kim (Kim Myung Min), finds himself without any backers and out of a job. Let down by working on the same project and with a ruthless producer, Newbie assistant screenwriter, Lee Go Eun (Jung Ryeo Won) gives up her dream of working in television. After struggling for several years, Anthony Kim is eager to be on top again and finds a sponsor in a wealthy Japanese business man. He convinces Lee Go Eun that he wants to turn her script into a number one drama.
Really, I had no expectations from this drama before it started airing. I saw the strange promo pictures but I really didn’t know what to make of it or what the plot was about. But sometimes that’s the best way to approach a new drama. It’s a little tough to explain the premise for the drama as there are many elements, many characters and many storylines.
It’s basically a drama set in the corporate world and at the head of this corporate world is Chun Ha Group’s Jin Shi Hwang (Lee Duk Hwa). Yoo Bang (Lee Bum Soo) enters the corporate world and starts from the bottom up.
(**In my haste, I forgot to post this song. Hearing the song on its own, I didn’t take to it at first. Within the context of the drama, the song is awesome making it part a fighting song in support of the underdog and expressing the humor that is HOTS.)
Choi Hang Woo (Jung Kyeo Woon) aims to takedown Chun Ha Group and Jin Shi Hwang because his father’s death was caused by being loyal to a company that did not return the favor. Baek Yeo Chi (Jung Ryeo Won) is Jin Shi Hwang’s granddaughter and next in line for succession despite being inexperienced and having an uncle who believes he should be next in line. Cha Woo Hee (Hong Soo Hyun) is Chun Ha Group’s Chief Pharmaceutical Researcher who is testing out the company’s new Eternal Youth Pill, which is at risk for being stolen by Chun Ha Group’s competition.
Boy and girl receive a grim prognosis. Boy meets girl. Boy and girl shop for their own funeral. You know. It’s your classic love story.
Let me just get this out of the way. I hate the title for this movie. True, the movie from the 80’s doesn’t have the space in the middle. But considering the plot of the movie, they could have gone with a million other titles. Now that that’s out of the way…
Uhm Tae Woong plays Dong Joo, cancer patient and man-child. He lives with his younger brother and sister-in-law. He likes to play the lottery in hopes of one day winning it. Jung Ryeo Won is Song Kyung, cancer patient and extremely practical. She is a bank teller and is constantly planning for her future.