Kim Hyang-gi (left) as Seo Eun-woo and Kim Min-jae as Yoo Se-poong in a still from Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist. The Korean period piece finds its groove as an episodic medical drama, but then abandons this formula and sidelines the best characters. Season two has been given the green light.
Kim Hyang-gi (left) as Seo Eun-woo and Kim Min-jae as Yoo Se-poong in a still from Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist. The Korean period piece finds its groove as an episodic medical drama, but then abandons this formula and sidelines the best characters. Season two has been given the green light.

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K-drama review: Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist – medical drama starring Kim Min-jae loses its episodic groove, looks forward to season 2

  • After a slow start, the series about a royal court doctor found its groove as an episodic drama in which lead Yoo Se-poong treats patients in a Korean village
  • But the last episodes switch from the village clinic to a treason story that’s been there all along, which ends unsatisfactorily. Let’s see what season 2 brings

Kim Hyang-gi (left) as Seo Eun-woo and Kim Min-jae as Yoo Se-poong in a still from Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist. The Korean period piece finds its groove as an episodic medical drama, but then abandons this formula and sidelines the best characters. Season two has been given the green light.
Kim Hyang-gi (left) as Seo Eun-woo and Kim Min-jae as Yoo Se-poong in a still from Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist. The Korean period piece finds its groove as an episodic medical drama, but then abandons this formula and sidelines the best characters. Season two has been given the green light.
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