D-Day

The description of this drama caught my attention right away, so I couldn’t wait to see it. And it didn’t disappoint….at least not until the very end. I liked how they tied up lose ends, but the ending still wasn’t great. The story did also drag during some episodes but overall it was a really good drama and I would buy it on DVD as long as the subtitles were decent. 

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  • Drama: D-Day
  • Revised romanization: Di Dei
  • Hangul: 디 데이
  • Director: Jang Yong-Woo
  • Writer: Hwang Eun-Kyung
  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 20
  • Release Date: September 18 – November 21, 2015
  • Runtime: Fridays & Saturdays 20:40
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

A natural disaster strikes the city of Seoul. The whole city becomes paralyzed. Doctors and emergency personnel struggle to save the people.

Lee Hae Seong is a surgeon who is transferred, from one of the best hospitals in Seoul to a rundown hospital with no ER, after disobeying his previous hospital director, Park Geon. He then meets Jung Ddol Mi, an orthopedic resident from Busan, who came to Seoul to transfer a patient. Ddol Mi tries to meet professor Han Woo Jin, a cold robotic surgeon who works in Hae Seong’s old hospital, before going back to Busan. However, she is stuck in Seoul after trying to save a patient. Meanwhile, a sinkhole appears in Seoul followed by a big earthquake that blocks all access to the city, causing phones, electricity, and water to not function. Hae Seong teams up with Ddol Mi to treat people, but soon medicine starts to runs out.

Main characters

  • Kim Young-kwang as Lee Hae-sung
  • Jung So-min as Jung Ddol-mi
  • Ha Seok-jin as Han Woo-jin

Supporting characters

  • Kim Ki-moo as Cha Ki-woong
  • Kim Jung-hwa as Eun So-yul
  • Kim Sang-ho as Choi Il-seop
  • Kim Hye-eun as Kang Joo-ran
  • Song Ji-ho as Lee Woo-sung
  • Yoon Joo-hee as Park Ji-na
  • Lee Geung-young as Park Gun
  • Cha In-pyo as Koo Ja-hyuk
  • Lee Sung-yeol as Ahn Dae-gil
  • Ko Kyu-pil
  • Jung Yoon-sun
  • Han Seo-jin