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Life tells the story of the power struggles in a hospital.

Ye Jin Woo (Lee Dong Wook) is a doctor in the emergency medical center at Sangkook University Hospital. Meanwhile, Goo Seung Hyo (Cho Seung Woo) is the president at Sangkook University Hospital. One is a warm heart doctor but another one is cool heart president.

  • Drama: Life
  • Revised romanization: Laipeu
  • Hangul: 라이프
  • Director: Hong Jong-Chan
  • Writer: Lee Soo-Yeon
  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: July 23 – September 11, 2018
  • Runtime: Mon & Tue 23:00
  • Genre: Medical


A power struggle ensues at a hospital. Ye Jin-Woo (Lee Dong-Wook) is a doctor in the emergency medical center at Sangkook University Hospital. He has a warm heart and charisma. He admires hospital director Lee Bo-Hoon (Cheon Ho-Jin). One day, he hears from his brother Ye Sun-Woo (Lee Kyu-Hyung) that the hospital director placed government subsidy money into his personal bank account. On that night, the hospital director dies after falling off an apartment building rooftop where vice-director Kim Tae-Sang (Moon Sung-Geun) lives. His death is ruled an accident caused by a heart attack. Ye Jin-Woo believes otherwise.

Koo Seung-Hyo (Cho Seung-Woo) begins work as the president of Sangkook University Hospital. He is cool-headed and ambitious. As a businessman, he wants the hospital to become profitable. Other people tell him that running a hospital is different from running other businesses, but Koo Seung-Hyo doesn’t see why a hospital is any different. So that the hospital can start turning a profit, he decides to transfer 3 departments, including the money hemorrhaging emergency medical department, to other hospitals. Hospital staff members oppose that idea and a strike is led by the vice-director. Meanwhile, Koo Seung-Hyo experiences the dark side of running a hospital, including cover-ups on patient’s deaths.


  1. Life takes over JTBC’s Monday & Tuesday 23:00 time slot previously occupied by “Ms. Hammurabi” and followed by “The Beauty Inside” on October 1, 2018.

Life (393.9 KiB, 27 hits)


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