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7 Best Shows Like ‘Doctor Slump’ To Watch If You Loved the K-Drama

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Doctor Slump is bringing smiles and tears to millions of Korean drama fans with its two brilliant leads Park Shin-hye and Park Hyung-sik. The Netflix series revolves around a plastic surgeon who gets entangled in a highly publicized criminal case because of a botched surgery and a doctor suffering from depression. When both of the leads meet each other again at the lowest moment in their lives, their high school rivalry starts to fade away as they start developing feelings for each other. So, if you are loving Doctor Slump here are some similar shows you could watch next.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (Netflix)

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Enemies to lovers is one of the most beloved tropes in Korean dramas, and this trope is used to perfection in the brilliant romantic-comedy series Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. Based on a 2004 film titled Mr. Handy, Mr. Hong by Kang Seok-beom and Shin Jung-goo, the series revolves around a dentist who leaves her big city job and moves to a small seaside town and opens up her clinic and that’s where she meets Chief Hong, who works seemingly every job in town and only charges the minimum wage amount. Their relationship starts a bit rocky but eventually a very beautiful romance blossoms between them. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha stars Shin Min-a and Kim Seon-ho in the lead roles with Lee Sang-yi, Gong Min-jeung, and Lee Bong-ryun starring in supporting roles.

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Love To Hate You (Netflix)

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A man who doesn’t trust women and a woman who thinks that men are evil meet each other and fall in love. Yes, that’s the basic plot of this Netflix Korean drama titled Love To Hate You. Starring Teo Yoo and Kim Ok-vin, the Netflix series revolves around an A-list actor who distrusts women and a lawyer who thinks that every man is evil try to find faults in each other but as they are doing that they build a bond which eventually turns into love. Love to Hate You also stars Kim Ji-hoon, Go Won Hee, Lee Joo-bin, and Kim Sung-ryung.

Welcome to Samdal-ri (Netflix)

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When you are at rock bottom in your life and you find the one person who can make you feel better, then you know that everything will be okay. That’s the basic plot of Doctor Slump as well as Welcome to Samdal-ri, the Korean drama revolves around a popular photographer who is canceled because of a fake allegation. To recuperate from the shock she goes back to her hometown where she once again starts a relationship with her life-long love. Welcome to Samdal-ri stars Ji Chang-wook and Shin Hye-sun in the lead roles with Kang Young-seok, Kang Mi-na, Shin Dong-mi, Kim Mi-kyung, and Yu Oh-seong starring in supporting roles.

Crazy Love (Hulu)

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If you loved the electrifying chemistry between the leads and enemies to lovers trope in Doctor Slump, then you will love Crazy Love. Created by Kim Bo-gyeom, the Korean drama revolves around Lee Shin-ah, the secretary to the top CEO of South Korea’s top math institute. Shin-ah is miserable because of her job and hates her boss but when she finds out that she has terminal disease, she decides to take her revenge but ends up falling in love with him. Crazy Love stars Krystal Jung and Kim Jae-wook in the lead roles.

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When the Weather Is Fine (Netflix & Viki)

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When the Weather Is Fine doesn’t have the trope of enemies to lovers but it does show a character going through some unfortunate things, who finds comfort with someone from her childhood. The slice-of-life Korean drama revolves around Cellist Hae Won, who moves back to her hometown after an unfortunate incident in Seoul. With no idea about what to do next, she becomes aimless and starts to hang out with a local bookshop owner Eun Seop, who is in the same class as her. Over time they both develop feelings for each other. When the Weather Is Fine stars Seo Kang-joon and Park Min-young in the lead roles with Kim Young-dae, Lee Jae-wook, and Im Se-mi starring in supporting roles.

Hospital Playlist (Netflix)

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One of Netflix’s first and most popular Korean dramas is a medical comedy-drama series that fits right into a list of shows similar to Doctor Slump. Created by Lee Myung-han, Hospital Playlist revolves around a group of doctors who have friends since grad school. They work at the same hospital and share their love for music while facing different life and professional challenges. Hospital Playlist stars Jo Jung-suk, Jeon Mi-do, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho, Shin Hyun Bin, and Ahn Eun-jin.

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Dr. Romantic (Hulu, Prime Video Add-On & Viki)

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Dr. Romantic is a medical drama and it follows a different set of characters each season except Boo Yong-joo, who is the constant throughout the series. The first season of the Korean drama is pretty similar to Doctor Slump because two of its lead characters have the same arc and face similar challenges as Doctor Slump. Dr. Romantic stars Han Suk-kyu in the lead role with Ahn Hyo-seop, Lee Sung-kyung, Yang Se-jong, Seo Hyun-jin, and Yoo Yeon-seok starring in supporting roles.

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