Park Shin-hye and Park Hyung-sik break up after starting a relationship
Park Shin-hye and Park Hyung-sik break up after starting a relationship
Viewership ratings for JTBC's Saturday-Sunday drama 'Doctor Slump' rose.

According to Nielsen Korea, a viewership rating research company, on the 19th, the viewership rating for episode 8 of 'Doctor Slump', which aired the previous day, was 6.2% nationwide and 6.8% in the metropolitan area (Nielsen Korea, based on paid households), ranking first among all comprehensive and cable programs. On this day's broadcast, Nam Ha-neul (played by Park Shin-hye) and Yeo Yeong-woo (played by Park Hyeong-sik) entered into a full-fledged relationship. However, the time it took for them to go from friends to lovers was meaningless, and the two people who encountered reality immediately had a tearful farewell, causing sadness.

Nam Ha-neul’s worries began with Yeo Jeong-woo’s confession. He said he liked me and held my hand, but I was confused as to whether this relationship was friends or lovers. Nam Ha-neul, who received counseling from her younger brother Nam Bada (played by Yoon Sang-hyun) following her mother and uncle, headed to the rooftop room after being told that if there was no suggestion that they were dating, it would only be a relationship. Nam Haneul wanted to hear a definite answer about this relationship from Yeo Jeong-woo. Just then, Nam Bada came to visit Yeo Jeong-woo, and Nam Ha-neul unknowingly hid in the bathroom and overheard the conversation between the two. Nam Bada shocked Nam Ha-neul by asking Yeo Jeong-woo to go out with his older sister.

Yeo Yeong-woo assured Nam Ha-neul, “I like you, and I don’t want to be friends anymore.” As a result, Nam Ha-neul, who entered the first day of dating, took Yeo Yeong-woo on a sweet date. For him, who said that reading and discussing papers together was his dream with his lover, Yeo Jeong-woo took Nam Ha-neul on a date that was more special than the ordinary, such as a movie theater, an arcade, or a cafe. And I asked Nam Ha-neul a question I had been curious about but had not been able to ask. It was about the real reason I quit the hospital. Nam Haneul hesitated for a moment and then answered that nothing had happened.

After returning from their date, Nam Ha-neul and Yeo Jeong-woo saw the wedding invitation that Min Kyung-min (played by Oh Dong-min) had left behind. Upon hearing the news of Min Kyung-min's marriage, Nam Ha-neul's expression immediately hardened and she hurried downstairs, saying she was not feeling well. Nam Ha-neul sat down on the stairs, avoiding Yeo Jeong-woo's eyes, and exhaled heavily. As curiosity about her relationship with Min Kyung-min grew, Nam Ha-neul visited a psychiatrist and requested additional prescriptions for depression medication. When asked if there was a particularly difficult situation, Nam Ha-neul shed tears. That day was the day Yeo Yeong-woo received regular medical treatment. Yeo Yeong-woo, who visited the hospital, felt heavy when he saw the unexplained tears.

The stories of Nam Ha-neul and Min Kyeong-min, who worked as seniors and juniors at the same university hospital, were revealed. Nam Ha-neul followed and respected Min Gyeong-min as a senior, who showered him with praise and favor. However, Nam Ha-neul removed his name from the paper and Min Kyeong-min submitted it as the sole author, aiming for success. Nam Ha-neul, who still hasn't forgotten the shock and betrayal, heard that Min Kyung-min was quitting the hospital not long after being appointed as a professor. He stormed into the farewell party uninvited and poured alcohol on Min Kyung-min. It was a part that made us guess that Min Kyung-min was the reason for quitting the hospital that Yeo Jung-woo asked Nam Ha-neul about.

Nam Ha-neul, who was drinking alone with unresolved emotions, received a call from Lee Hong-ran (played by Gong Seong-ha). He reported that Yeo Yeong-woo received an offer from Bin Dae-young (played by Yoon Park) to work together, but he turned it down. He was worried that Nam Ha-neul would feel a sense of loss if he went back to the hospital alone. For some reason, Nam Ha-neul's feelings were complicated by his shabbyness and self-reproach toward Yeo Yeong-woo. On his way back home, he ran into Yeo Yeong-woo and broke up with him, saying, "Let's just stop here. I forgot about it for a while, but I'm a person who can't handle anything."

The final moments of Nam Ha-neul and Yeo Jeong-woo breaking up in tears in the rain were all the more pathetic because they were realistic. In particular, they believed that they were better and happier because they had each other, but Nam Haneul's past, which fell apart again with the news of Min Kyung-min, doubled the sadness. As a memory of the day his father passed away, which he recalled with the narration, "At the end of a perfect day, an unbearable misfortune was waiting for him," Nam Haneul suddenly felt anxious in a corner of his heart whenever something happy happened. Attention is focused on what the story will be like after the sudden breakup between the two, as if he is not even allowed to be happy with Yeo Jeong-woo.

Kang Min-kyung, Ten Asia reporter translated by google