[K-Drama] Emergency Couple

What are the odds of bumping into your hateful ex after a terrible divorce several years ago? In the case of Oh Jin Hee (Song Ji Hyo of Running Man fame) and Oh Chang Min (Choi Jin Hyuk from the recently concluded The Heirs), they met each other as colleagues at work.

Jin Hee and Chang Min met when she was a dietician and he, a medical student in a university. They fell in love and got married despite strong oppositions from Chang Min’s affluent family of doctors. After the marriage, Chang Min quitted his medical studies and worked as a medical rep selling pharmaceutical meds to doctors and hospitals while Jin Hee stayed at home as a housewife. As a medical rep, he was humiliated having to sucked up to those doctors in order to sell meds. It was worst for Jin Hee as she had to endure all the abusive words from her mother-in-law who is still pissed at her for “ruining” her son’s future as a doctor. She was so stressed out that she developed heart condition. The stress began to take a toll on both of them and they constantly fought over the smallest thing. One day, they decided to quit their marriage after a major argument (where they both threw things at each other). It is understood that Chang Min continued his medical studies in the States after the divorce.

Fast forward a couple of years later, Chang Min is now a doctor and so did Jin Hee. As fate would have it, they were both placed in the same hospital as interns. Worse still, they are placed in the same department (ER). Obviously, they hated the sight of each other the moment they both realised that they are in for the long haul (at least for the duration of the internship). As they worked together, they rekindled their feelings for each other. However, there are external forces in the form of head of ER department, Dr. Gook and Han Ah Reum, their fellow intern. Ah Reum also happens to be a minister’s daughter whom Chang Min’s mother tried to set him up with (albeit several fail attempts). Chang Min’s mom too, still does not approve of Jin Hee as her son’s equal and is still the domineering woman as ever despite her small stature. One can only wonder what did Chang Min’s good natured of a dad sees in her. I guess, love makes one blind to his/her partner’s bad points.

Interesting concept. A divorced couple met each other again in the workplace. It might seems like a sick joke from God to them but they were reunited for a reason. Why else would they meet and fall in love again after a messy divorce. Well, who am I kidding…anything is possible in the land of K-drama and that’s what keeps us glued to the screen every week.