Doctor Lawyer (2022) Review


In the drama ‘Doctor Lawyer’, a genius surgeon who became a lawyer specialized in medical litigation after losing everything through a rigged operation, and a prosecutor in charge of medical crimes who lost their one and only family and lover in the operation meet to gain wealth and power. It is a heartwarming and exhilarating medical suspense court drama that punishes people who believe they can rank life as well as comforts the victims of unfairness.

So Ji-sub will join the drama as Han Yi-han, the main character who was once a genius surgeon but now a lawyer specializing in medical litigation. Han Yi-Han is a double-board genius surgeon who graduated from the top medical school in Korea and has two specialties: general surgery and thoracic surgery. He was an ace doctor who was nicknamed ‘monster swordsman’ because of his outstanding skills as well as innate fun and his charm. However, one surgery changed his life. Han Yi Han believe he did well on that surgery, but the patient died. He then got his medical license revoked.

After that, four years later, Han Yi Han works as a lawyer, specializing in medical litigation. He finds the truth about the mysterious case surrounding him 4 years ago, uncovers the truth behind the death of his former patient. For his trials, Han Yi Han defends victims and tries to punish those that commit medical malpractice and negligence. He works with a public prosecutor, who lost a family member and a lover due to the surgery Han Yi Han performed. They confront the heartless world.

In the play, Im Soo-hyang plays the role of Geum Seok-yeong, a prosecutor in the medical crime division of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. Seok-Young Geum is a prosecutor who believes that the reincarnation of criminals comes from punishment, not forgiveness and leniency. In addition to that, she is also a person with humanity who is more active than a lawyer for innocent defendants.

Previously, ‘Doctor Royer’ was a hot topic as So Ji-sub’s comeback work. Among them, Im Soo-hyang, who has established herself as a trusted and watched actress through her many works such as ‘Graceful Family’, ‘My ID Is Gangnam Beauty’, ‘New Tales of Gisaeng ‘, and ‘When I was the most beautiful ‘, is attracting more attention.

The script for ‘Doctor Lawyer’ was written by Jang Hong-cheol, who wrote the drama ‘Class of Lies’. Jang Hong-cheol has been well-received by viewers with his excellent suction power and powerful message that is unbelievable that it is his first work in his previous work, raising expectations for his next work. In addition, director Lee Yong-seok, who has been loved by viewers through dramas such as ‘Haechi’, ‘The Village: Achiara’s Secret’ and ‘Iljimae’, is directing and raising expectations even more. Celltrion Entertainment, which produced ‘Monster’, ‘Exit Ticket’, and ‘Vagabond’, and Monjakso, who produced ‘Terius Behind Me’, joined hands and started production. With a total of 16 episodes, it will meet viewers on March 4, 2022.

An official from MBC Drama Studio said, “Doctor Lawyer” has the charms of both a medical drama and a courtroom drama, so it will not only give viewers a different kind of fun, but also a refreshing catharsis through the protagonist’s fight against the absurdity of the world.”


  • Drama: Doctor Lawyer
  • Native Title: 닥터 로이어
  • Also Known As: Dr. Lawyer, Dagteo Loieo
  • Director: Lee Yong Seok
  • Screenwriter: Jang Hong Chul
  • Genres: Thriller, Law, Drama, Medical
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Airs: Mar 4, 2022 – Apr 23, 2022
  • Airs On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older