You know how hard it is to watch a kdrama that has a storyline that can easily fit in as movie-length, that is instead fleshed out into 16-20 episodes? Literally, just because you have 1-2 important scenes in the episode, doesn't actually make the episode that important, because you wasted all the other parts.DOTS takes all its time and has a grand story that wastes no episodes.I still enjoy the drama and the way it just flowed from one drama to another , great writing kudos to the writers they did an amazing job !!!!!! this is one ofy fav drama..first when i watched ep1 i didn't like it..i thought it is also like typical love- story. They made his character so important that they forgot to explain why he choose to be a Volunteer Doctor, Also the back story of Agus/Argus aren't you also curious what made him go over to the dark side? So far, it is not because it focuses on the military that I am not enjoying it too much, but because of the cheesiness of it.Wen I first red the storyline it sounded lame to me. The leads are two mature adults, I understand, but when the first episode is ending with them literally having just met and an OST in the background going 'I love youu...' the relationship is hard to take seriously.
Shi-Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo-Yeon, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. Eight months later, Mo-Yeon rebuffs the sexual advances of hospital chairman Suk-Won (Tae In-Ho) and as retribution is assigned to lead a medical team in Uruk. I just have to complain about the kissing scenes, it was so painful to watch especially with the second couple I had to fast forward it at times, if there is a 2nd DOS, make it like the couples actually enjoy kissing each other and if my boyfriend was leaving for a long time a hug isn't going to cut it. The drama was okay for me but it was lacking at some parts I'll explain it but first the highlights for me was The Earthquake episode I was literary holding my breath especially with the rescuing scene also this episode made me cry, Then the episode with the North Korea was also the best part and last The episode with the Arabian I applaud Kang Mo-Yeon for being avail to perform the surgery at a very intense situation.
Not trying to put these drama's on a pedestal or anything, but it's clear these were some of the best dramas in recent years.
I have probably watched 50 different kdramas and movies since I lived in Korea a few years ago and I was late to this because of the hype.
With anime, you get your usually dose of Light Novel adaptions where a (nobody) boy finds himself in another world where he had to fight along with people he meets, or a failed idol show, or a school slice of life series that has no OTP. I do think the acting could be better with the people who weren't Korean (I mean, let's be real here.
With kdrama's, you get your usual dose of boring slice of life stories with little to no drama that run for over 16-20 episodes, when the show can easily be condensed into 3 episodes, and people start losing interests after episode 5. Some of them were just plain out terrible), but the storyline itself is just so humane.