This will be the first time that Joo Won will visit Southeast Asia, immediately after wrapping up the filming of <The Gang Doctor>.
Titled ‘A Date with Joo Won’ (IG Hashtag #DrJooWon), the meet-and-greet session will allow his fans to have a upclose and personal session with the dashing, boyish actor. There will also be a press conference during the day where members of the media will be invited. The venue and time for both sessions will be advised later this week.
The multi-talented 28-year-old star, who has acted in big-scale musicals, such asAltar Boyz, Grease, Spring Awakening, as well as in TV dramas and films, has been lauded for his charismatic and natural acting skills. Joo Won first appeared on TV in the 2010 drama, <King of Baking>, where he played the antagonist of the title character. The drama was hugely popular and achieved over 50% ratings, earning it a ‘national drama’ status in Korea. In 2013, Joo Won acted in <The Good Doctor> to acclaimed reviews and swept multiple acting awards for his role as an autistic doctor.
His latest work, <The Gang Doctor>, is Joo Won’s first TV drama on SBS (Seoul Broadcasting Network) and on ONE. Acting alongside other Korean big names, including Kim Tae Hee (Jang Ok Jung), Jo Hyun Jae and Chae Jung Ahn, the show has been dubbed the most popular Korean drama series of 2015, garnering record ratings in Korea and in the region. It is the first TV series to cross the 20% ratings mark in Korea since the 2014 supernatural hit <My Love From The Star>. And just days ago, it was also announced that due to its immense popularity, the series will be extended by two more episodes, bringing the total to 18 from 16 episodes. <The Gang Doctor> is currently airing on ONE, every Thu and Fri at 8.55pm/7.55pm (JKT), within 24 hours from Korean’s first telecast in the PPALI-PPALI show time.
ONE is available in Singapore on: Singtel TV Ch 513, 604 and StarHub TV Ch 124, 820 and 823.
ONE’s programmes are also available on demand on: Singtel TV Ch 514, 605
<The Gang Doctor> Synopsis
A medical prodigy with incredible surgical skills is forced to make illicit house calls to the wealthy to pay for his younger sister’s dialysis treatment. On one such assignment, he meets an heiress who has been kept in an induced coma by her brother as he desires her share of the inheritance. After she is rescued from her predicament, she embarks on her revenge against those who have plotted against her.
(All photo credits to ONE)