5 Korean Dramas Warning Us about Depression
Posted 2017/12/20 0 0
As beloved Korean boyband SHINee's lead singer committed suicide recently due to depression, let’s take a careful look at this scary disorder.
1. Hello Ghost
After a failed suicide attempt, Sang-man wakes up in the hospital with the ability to see ghosts. He bumps into four ghosts who keep following him everywhere he go. He then reluctantly works to fulfill all their wishes to make them leave him for good. On his way to help the ghosts, Sang-man meets nurse Yun-soo and attempts to win her heart.
2. Me Too, Flower
A tough female police officer who suffers from depression falls in love with a young multimillionaire whom she initially believed was a parking attendant. Instead of counting her lucking stars, she is taken aback by how rich he is. Officer Cha Bong-sun is a peculiar woman who defies the rigid social hierarchy and rails against it. And Seo Jae-hee, the millionaire boyfriend, is a peculiar man who falls in love with this quirky police officer. They fall passionately in love with each other. A crazy sort of love. A story about people, relationships and love.
3. I Am Happy
A man (Hyun-Bin) suffers from mental illness after having lived with a mother suffering from dementia and a brother addicted to gambling. Now institutionalized, he falls in love with a nurse (Lee Bo-Young) at the psychiatric hospital.
4. Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim
Story about Boo Yong-joo (Han Suk-kyu) a genius and triple-board certified surgeon, who was once at the top of his field and used to work at Seoul's top hospital, Geodae. After a traumatic incident, he disappears and changes his name to Kim Sa-bu to work at a small hospital named Doldam, which is located at Gangwon Province. He guides Kang Dong-joo (Yoo Yeon-seok) and Yoon Seo-jeong (Seo Hyun-jin) to become great doctors there, teaching them to fight against power and money for the sake of patients.
5. It’s Okay, That’s Love
Jang Jae-yeol is an author of bestselling mystery novels and a radio DJ. Playful and a bit arrogant, he also suffers from obsessive–compulsive disorder. Ji Hae-soo is a psychiatrist on her first year of fellowship. Driven and ambitious with her career yet compassionate towards her patients, Hae-soo has a negative attitude towards love and relationships in her personal life. Once Jae-yeol and Hae-soo meet, there is much contention between them caused by their strong personalities and refusal to give in to each other. But slowly their bickering turns into love and they begin to learn how compatible they are. Jae-yeol and Hae-soo attempt to heal each other's deep-seated wounds, but their fledgling relationship takes a blow when they learn that Jae-yeol's mental health issues are more serious than they initially suspected.