‘Syndrome’ Came before ‘Brain’
Writer Kim Sol Ji, who wrote the script for the upcoming jTBC drama Syndrome, pointed out just how her drama was different from KBS2’s Brain.
Kim attended the press conference for Syndrome on February 7 in Seoul with the stars of her drama.
Kim said to a question on what was the most attractive point about neurosurgery, “Actually, because Brain got a time slot first, it aired on television first, but I had already finished writing the first four episodes of Syndrome last spring.”
Kim added, “While I lived with the neurosurgeons to write my script, I became immersed in the mysteriousness of the brain. It was great to be opening up the hidden world of the brain. I also found out in my research that neurosurgeons are able to make new lives for other people from their fingertips but aren’t able to plan their own lives in the same way.”
About how her drama was different from Brain, she said, “It’s similar to Brain in that they both cover neurosurgeons. They may also seem similar because there are brain surgery scenes in both.”
Brain was a highly popular medical drama that aired its last episode in January. It told the story of how the cold doctor Lee Kang Hoon (Shin Ha Kyun) endured the quiet power struggles taking place in the hospital.
Kim went on to point out the differences, saying, “It’s not one character that’s leading the story, but a family. The problems the main characters are concerned about, their visions and their directions are all different.”
She added that it might be interesting to compare Syndrome with Brain while it airs.
Syndrome is a medical drama that tells of how neurosurgeons forgive the greed and hate they hold against each other and learn about the true meaning of family. Its first episode will air on February 13.
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