[2012~KDrama] The Horse Healer / Horse Doctor
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Title: 마의 / Horse Doctor
Chinese Title: 馬醫
Also known as: The Horse Healer / Veterinarian
Director: Lee Byung-Hoon Lee Byung-Hoon (Dong Yi~2010, Yi San~2007, Song of the Prince~2005, A Jewel in the Palace~2003, Sangdo~2001, Heo Jun~1999)
Writer: Kim Yi-Young ( Dong Yi~2010, Yi San ~2007-2008, Marrying a Millionaire~2005-2006, My Love Patzzi~2002)
Genre: Historical, Romance
Episodes: 50 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Oct-01 to 2013-March-19
Air time: Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55





Plot

This drama tell the story of a veterinarian in the Joseon Period as he goes through various obstacles and become a royal physician.

Baek Gwang Hyun (Cho Seung Woo) will be the aspiring Royal Physician. Lee Sung Ha (Lee Sang Woo) will be his rival. Kang Ji Nyeong (Lee Yo Won) would be the female physician involved in the love triangle. Jang In Joo (Yoo Sun) is a talented acupuncturist interested in Gwang Hyun.






Notes
1. Director Lee Byung-Hoon & screen writer Kim Yi-Young previously worked together in the 2010 MBC period drama "Dong Yi" and the 2007 MBC period drama "Lee San, Wind of the Palace".
2. Korean title 마의 "Maui" is a term used during the Joseon Period to describe a veterinarian.
3. "Horse Doctor" takes over the MBC Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "Golden Time".
4. Staff & cast of "Horse Doctor" visited an oriental hospital in Bundang, South Korea on July 27, 2012. The visit lasted for more than 2 hours and the staff & cast received training on oriental medicine and acupuncture.



Main Cast

Cho Seung Woo as Baek Gwang Hyun / Ahn Do Gyu as Baek Gwang Hyun (child)
Lee Yo Won as Kang Ji Nyeong / No Jung Ui as Kang Ji Nyeong (child)
Son Chang Min as Lee Myung Hwan
Yoo Sun as Jang In Joo
Lee Sang Woo as Lee Sung Ha
Lee Soon Jae as Ko Joo Man
Han Sang Jin ad King Hyunjong
Kim So Eun as Princess Sookwhee
Jo Bo Ah as Seo Eun Seo

Jung Gyu Woon as Prince Sohyun

http://asianwiki.com/Veterinarian_%28Korean_Drama%29
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Lee Yo-won and Jo Seung-woo star in The Horse Healer



Lee Yo-won (49 Days) will be returning in the new MBC medical sageuk The Horse Healer, starring Jo Seung-woo (Go Go 70s, Tazza) as the titular horse whisperer. I could have gone with Dr. Horse, but that sounded more Mr. Ed, and less historical epic drama.

The production will be helmed by the team behind Dong Yi and Yi San — writer Kim Yi-young and PD Lee Byung-hoon. (PD Lee is most famous for directing Dae Jang Geum / Jewel in the Palace.) Jo Seung-woo will play Baek Kwang-hyun, a person born to the lowest class who starts as a horse healer, becomes a renowned veterinarian, and then eventually rises to the position of royal doctor. So he goes from treating horses to treating the king? Pretty impressive.

Lee Yo-won plays Kang Ji-nyung, his love interest. She lives an unpredictable carefree life, and takes an interest in the study of medicine, eventually becoming a doctor who treats the common people. Her character is described as a very progressive woman in the Joseon era. Lee said herself that the character is like a cross between her characters in Queen Seon-deok and Surgeon Bong Dal-hee. Lee has a backlog of films to finish shooting first — Total Love and Fists of Legend — before joining the drama production.

The Horse Healer plans to premiere in September on MBC.



http://www.dramabeans.com/2012/06/lee-yo-won-and-jo-seung-woo-star-in-the-horse-healer/



Lee Sang-woo in "The Horse Healer"



Actor Lee Sang-woo is attempting at a historical for the first time in his acting career. He's been cast for the new MBC drama "The Horse Healer". "The Horse Healer" is produced by Lee Byeong-hoon and written by Kim Ee-yeong, and is an oriental medical drama about the values of a generation and history.

Lee Sang-woo will take on the role of Lee Seong-ha, a handsome and intelligent man who forms a three way relationship with Baek Gwang-hyeon (Jo Seung-woo) and Kang Ji-nyeong (Lee Yo-won).

Baek Gwang-hyeon and Lee Seong-ha will create a rival route against each other as Lee is the son of the man involved with the death of Baek's father.

This is Lee Sang-woo's first historical since his debut. Lee claimed, "I am very nervous about this drama and I am going to do my best to show you what I've got". The chairman of his agency says, "This will be a turning point of his acting life. He is busy analyzing his character".

Meanwhile, "The Horse Healer" has a cast of Jo Seung-woo, Lee Yo-won, Kim So-eun, Yoo Seon and more and is to be aired after "Lights and Shadows".

http://www.hancinema.net/lee-sang-woo-in-the-horse-healer-44492.html
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Interesting. It's gonna be a battle of the saeguks come September, seeing SBS is offering The Great Seer.
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Yoo Seon to star in "The Horse Healer"



Yoo Seon has been cast for "The Horse Healer" which is created by producer Lee Byeong-hoon and writer Kim Ee-yeong. Jo Seung-woo and Lee Yo-won make up the other parts of the cast.

Yoo Seon will take on the role of Jang In-joo who is a genius daughter of a physician with a talent for acupuncture. She meets Baek Gwang-hyeon (Jo Seung-woo) in the middle of everything that happens to her.

Yoo Seon has built on her reputation for a long time with her fixed number of fans. She is coming back with a historical for the first time in 10 years since a historical drama in 2002.

Meanwhile, MBC "The Horse Healer" is an oriental medical drama which will show the values of the generation back then and history.

http://www.hancinema.net/yoo-seon-to-star-in-the-horse-healer-44368.html



Ahn Sang-tae to star in Lee Byeong-hoon's "The Horse Healer"



Comedian Ahn Sang-tae has confirmed to star in the drama "The Horse Healer". Ahn Sang-tae will take on the role of Park Dae-mang in the new MBC drama "The Horse Healer".

"The Horse Healer" is a collaboration by producer Lee Byeong-hoon and writer Kim Ee-yeong. It is a medical historical drama about a horse doctor during the Chosun times who rises to become the king's medical aid. The cast includes, Lee Yo-won, Lee Sang-woo, Han Sang-jin, Yoo Seon, Kim So-eun and more.

Ahn Sang-tae's agency revealed, "Ahn Sang-tae is now in "The Horse Healer" after "Hooray for Love" and "The Rooftop Prince"".

Meanwhile, Ahn Sang-tae has moved over to Mersen Agnecy and has been getting acting lessons and physical training.

http://www.hancinema.net/ahn-sang-tae-to-star-in-lee-byeong-hoon-s-the-horse-healer-45338.html




Jeong Kyeo-woon to star in "The Horse Healer"



Actor Jeong Kyeo-woon is coming back with "The Horse Healer". MBC announced on the 10th, "Jeong Kyeo-woon is appearing in "The Horse Healer" as prince So-hyeon".

Being the eldest son of In-jo and elder brother to Hyo-jong (Choi Deok-moon), Prince So-hyeon was taken hostage by Cheognara when the Manchu War broke out and is known to have been an unfortunate king who passed away at the age of 34.

Jeong Kyeo-woon revealed, "I decided to s tar in this drama out of trust for director Lee Byeong-hoon. It's short but I shall create a strong impression of prince So-hyeon".

As a sequel to "Golden Time", "The Horse Healer" is about the life of Baek Gwang-hyeon who is a humble horse vet become a royal physician.

Meanwhile, the cast of "The Horse Healer" incudes Jo Seung-woo, Lee Yo-won, Son Chang-min, Yoo Seon, Lee Sang-woo and more.

http://www.hancinema.net/jeong-kyeo-woon-to-star-in-the-horse-healer-47364.html
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Horse Doctor’s cast and crew took acupuncture training



In order to make their drama believable, Horse Doctor’s team, from the director to actors, started to learn acupuncture.

On July 27, they started the education of oriental-medicine and acupuncture in a oriental medical clinic. They learned the theory and practiced acupuncture on their own body.

MBC’s upcoming drama Horse Doctor tells the journey of Baek Kwang Hyun in the background of Chosun dynasty. He starts his career as the horse’s doctor until finally becomes King’s doctor.
The leading cast are Jo Seung Woo and Lee Yo Won.


http://koreanvibe.com/horse-doctors-cast-and-crew-took-acupuncture-training
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Producer Lee Byeong-hoon's "The Horse Healer"



Lee Byeong-hoon's "The Horse Healer" will be aired on the 1st of October. According to Kim Jong-hak Productions on the 19th, new MBC drama "The Horse Healer" will be aired for the first time on the 1st of October at 9:55PM.

Currently airing "Golden Time" is about to end on the 25th of September with twenty-three episodes.

"The Horse Healer" is about the real character of Baek Gwang-hyeon who started off as a horse healer and ended up becoming a royal physician. This is a collaboration between Lee Byeong-hoon an writer Kim I-yeong.

Source : osen.mt.co.kr/article... ( English )

http://www.hancinema.net/producer-lee-byeong-hoon-s-the-horse-healer-47657.html
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'Horse Doctor' Reactions After 2 Episodes "Can't Wait For More" vs. "What A Disappointment"



MBC 51st Anniversary Special Project 'Horse Doctor' placed last after airing its first episode on October 1st. The reactions of the netizens were split between "it's interesting" and "it's a disappointment".

After the second episode aired on October 2nd, one netizen listed the problems with 'Horse Doctor' and said, "The male child actor does not know how to act cute. The outside lighting makes me think I'm watching an old movie. Also, the lines are all cheesy and the editing is choppy. Is this drama really directed by Lee Byung Hoon?"

Other netizens have also stated their disappointment on the message boards. They said, "The childhood casting is not particularly good", "'Dong Yi' was also boring in the beginning; this drama feels the same", "I don't expect the ratings to be high for this one", "There is a lot left to be desired for start of this drama", "This drama feels old-fashioned", and "It doesn't have a trendy feel to it at all."

However, there are a lot of words of encouragement as well. There were plenty of kind words like "The childhood actors, they're pretty decent", "It has a Lee Byung Hoon-feel to it so I like it", "I am more excited to see Jo Seung Woo and Lee Yo Won act", "It's more fun than I expected", "I have good feelings about this drama", and "I look forward to watching more episodes."

http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/5875/20121005/horse-doctor-reactions-cant-wait-what-a-disappointment.htm
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