Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Quiz from God S1

Title: Quiz from God / Shin-ui Quiz / 신의 퀴즈
Genre: Medical, crime, mystery
Cast: Ryu Duk Hwan (Han Jin Woo), Yoon Joo Hee (Kang Kyung Hee)
Directors: Lee Joon Hyung
Scriptwriter: Park Jae Bum
Broadcast Network: OCN (KiX on Indovision)
Number of episodes: 10
Runtime per episode: 50 min.
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Synopsis (from Drama Addicts)
Han Jin Woo, Korea's top medical examiner, leads a team of experts in conducting a medical crime investigation after strange events and mysterious deaths occur in a hospital. He first clashes with but is later aided by Kang Kyung Hee, an attractive female detective who possesses excellent skill in martial arts and a strong sense of justice.


I stumbled into the first episode of this series a while ago, and couldn't missed any of them since. It's like the CSI/Body of Proof meet Dr. House story. Just saw the final of S1 yesterday and can't wait for a re-run (or better, the S2).

So Dr. Han was a boy-genius protege in Han Kook University majoring in mechanical/robotical engineering (or something like that, couldn't really understood the background). But he became very ill with some rare brain disease. That's when he decided to study the best machine ever existed, the human body. Thus, he switches major into medical science. His illness, and his aloof behaviour, made him alienated from the others, until he met Prof. Park, a neuro-surgeoun doctor who also a director of Han Kook Medical Dept. He kind of took Jin Woo under his wings and introduced him into medical examiner world and team up with the police (lead by beautiful Det. Kang) to solved various murder-mysteries, with most of the cases (take that back, ALL of the cases) were involving a rare disease or syndrome or condition that for me, is the main attraction of this series.

So, the first case on episode 1, was a man with severe burned marks and several injuries. I thought it was an ordinary police story, until Dr. Han, with his twisted way of thinking and arrogant way of explaining, made clear to everyone of a Vampire's syndrome. A rare condition of a man that photosensitivity/sensitivity to the sunlight. Really! That's when I thought of this as a special treat. Of course after that, there was Det. Kang representing the police solving a murder case and a touch of humanity to tided everything together.

The next episodes were dealing with a lot of odd strange unordinary human genetic conditions, while showing an everyday life of ordinary people who had it. A music star wanabe, a high school girl who wanted to feel love, a young man who secretly loved his childhood friend 'till death do them part, a woman who had nothing and had to sell her egg cell, etc. And, as a good mystery series mix should be, to finalize the series, there are a genius psychopat serial killer who hold a grunge to our leading man. Oh yeah, and there were a sprinkle of romance too (no kidding!).

Love it. You can learn about diseases without have to tune in to Discovery or BBC Knowledge channel. :p

nb: I just don't get what the poster stated with half and half face. it wasn't the same size either. they were the same man, and with a scalpel in one hand and a surgical gloves in the other, what's the different? eh....

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