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Doctor Cha

April 15, 2023
60 min
Season: 1
Episodes: 16
Status: released

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Doctor Cha TV Series Details:

Hangul 닥터 차정숙
Literal meaning Doctor Cha Jeong-suk
Revised Romanization Dakteo Cha Jeong-suk
McCune–Reischauer Takt’ŏ Ch’ajŏngsuk
Country South Korea
Language Korean
GenreComedy, Drama
Release dateApril 15 – June 4, 2023
Aired onSaturday, Sunday
Running time60 min
Age rating16+
StarringUhm Jung-hwa
Kim Byung-chul
Myung Se-bin
Min Woo-hyuk
Developed byStudio&NEW (planning)
Directed by Kim Dae-jin
Kim Jung-wook
Written byJung Yeo-rang
Produced byKim Woo-taek
Lim Jong-hwa
Kim Jun-seong
Kang Yu-ra
Music byJeon Jong-hyuk
Production CompaniesStudio&NEW
Distributor JTBC
Budget ₩15 billion

Doctor Cha TV Series Cast & Character:

  • Main
    • Uhm Jung-hwa as Cha Jeong-suk: A housewife returning to her medical career after surviving a crisis.
      • Park Joo-won as young Cha Jeong-suk
    • Kim Byung-chul as Seo In-ho: Jeong-suk’s perfectionist husband and chief surgeon, who is having an affair.
      • Park Tae-in as young Seo In-ho
    • Myung Se-bin as Choi Seung-hee: In-ho’s first love and a family medicine professor.
      • Moon Ye-jin as young Choi Seung-hee
    • Min Woo-hyuk as Roy Kim: A charismatic surgeon entangled with Jeong-suk.
  • Supporting
    • Song Ji-ho as Seo Jung-min: Jeong-suk and In-ho’s son, a first-year surgical resident.
    • Jo Ah-ram as Jeon So-ra: Jung-min’s girlfriend and a third-year surgical resident.
    • Baek Joo-hee as Baek Mi-hee: Jeong-suk’s dermatologist friend.
    • Park Joon-geum as Kwak Ae-sim: In-ho’s mother and Jeong-suk’s mother-in-law.
    • Kim Mi-kyung as Oh Deok-rye: Jeong-suk’s mother, working as a caregiver.
    • Lee Seo-yeon as Seo Yi-rang: Jeong-suk and In-ho’s daughter.
    • So A-rin as Choi Eun-seo: Seung-hee and In-ho’s daughter.
    • Park Chul-min as Yoon Tae-sik: Chief of the surgery department.
    • Kim Byung-chun as Im Jong-kwon: Chief of the family medicine department.
    • Lim Hyun-soo as Lee Do-gyeom: A first-year resident in family medicine.
    • Kim Ye-eun as Min Chae-yoon: An intern in the family medicine department.
  • Extended
    • Jo Eun-yoo as Hwang Mi-ra: A surgeon at the university hospital.
    • Song Young-ah as Park Ji-yeon: A third-year chief resident.
    • Song Young-chang as Chairman Oh Chang-gyu: A VIP patient.
    • Sung Byung-sook as Jang Hae-nam: A patient imprisoned for killing her husband.
    • Kim Hyun-mok as Hwang Seong-gyu: A patient with Crohn’s disease.
    • Seo Yoon-ji as Seo-yeon: Seong-gyu’s wife.
    • Nam Myeong-ryeol as Park Ho-won


Twenty years after leaving her medical career, a housewife returns as a first-year resident — struggling to find her footing in a job full of surprises.

About Doctor Cha TV Series:

Doctor Cha (Korean: 닥터 차정숙) is a South Korean comedy-drama television series written by Jung Yeo-rang and directed by Kim Dae-jin and Kim Jung-wook. The series stars Uhm Jung-hwa in the title role, along with Kim Byung-chul, Myung Se-bin, and Min Woo-hyuk.

The original soundtrack for Doctor Cha includes five singles, released between April 15 and May 20, 2023. These singles, as well as 46 score tracks, were later included in the original soundtrack album for Doctor Cha, released on June 3, 2023, by Music&NEW.

It aired on JTBC from April 15 to June 4, 2023, every Saturday and Sunday at 22:30 (KST) for 16 episodes. It is also available for streaming on TVING in South Korea and on Netflix in selected regions.

Doctor Cha was a commercial hit and became one of the highest-rated series in Korean cable television history. Studio&NEW, SLL, and JCN produced the series and the cost of production was about ₩15 billion.

The series was remade in Turkish under the title Bahar, which premiered on February 13, 2024.

Doctor Cha TV Series Episodes List:

Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Korea.

Ep.Original Broadcast DateAverage Audience Share
Average Audience Share
1April 15, 20234.937% (1st)5.464% (1st)
2April 16, 20237.780% (1st)8.632% (1st)
3April 22, 20237.814% (1st)8.488% (1st)
4April 23, 202311.205% (1st)11.715% (1st)
5April 29, 202310.856% (1st)12.007% (1st)
6April 30, 202313.203% (1st)13.317% (1st)
7May 6, 202312.874% (1st)13.019% (1st)
8May 7, 202316.181% (1st)16.868% (1st)
9May 13, 202315.588% (1st)15.708% (1st)
10May 14, 202317.958% (1st)18.925% (1st)
11May 20, 202316.225% (1st)17.059% (1st)
12May 21, 202318.493% (1st)19.336% (1st)
13May 27, 202314.420% (1st)14.560% (1st)
14May 28, 202318.168% (1st)17.920% (1st)
15June 3, 202314.676% (1st)14.742% (1st)
16June 4, 202318.546% (1st)19.383% (1st)