Out of all the K-dramas airing in 2015, Yong Pal by the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) is the one true standout so far. Premiering on August 5, 2015, the K-drama was more than well-received, earning an average of 11 percent viewership for both Seoul and nationwide viewership. It is amazing any K-drama would earn double-digit ratings upon its premiere and by the eighth episode, Yong Pal‘s percentage viewership boomed up to 20 percent average. Yong Pal even beat this year’s “super K-drama,” Producer.
Kim Tae-Hyun (Joo Won) is an excellent surgeon, but he is constantly harassed by debt collectors due to his younger sister. His younger sister requires expensive kidney dialysis. To make more money, he goes to see patients privately for a high fee. He doesn't care whether these patients are criminals as long as they can pay him. ae Hyun becomes a pawn in the chief’s priority of catering to VIP patients within the hospital. But his life changes when he meets Han Yeo Jin (Kim Tae-Hee), a chaebol heiress, who has been in a coma for three years.Tae Hyun helps Yeo Jin to wake from her sleep.