Country of origin South Korea
Final episode date 25 March 2013
Written by Kim Yi-young
First episode date 1 October 2012
Genres Sageuk, Medical drama
|Also known as Horse DoctorThe Horse Healer|
Directed by Lee Byung-hoonChoi Jung-gyu
Starring Jo Seung-wooLee Yo-won
Composer(s) Kim Jun-seokJung Se-rin
Cast Jo Seung‑woo, Lee Yo‑won, Kim So‑eun, Lee Sang‑woo, Jo Bo‑ah
The King's Doctor (Hangul: 마의; Hanja: 馬醫; RR: Ma-ui; lit. Horse Doctor) is a 2012 South Korean television series depicting Baek Gwang-hyeon (1625–1697), Joseon Dynasty veterinarian, starring Jo Seung-woo and Lee Yo-won. It aired on MBC from October 1, 2012 to March 25, 2013 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 50 episodes. The historial/period epic drama commemorated MBC's 51st anniversary.
Filmed at MBC Dramia in Gyeonggi Province, The King's Doctor was directed by Lee Byung-hoon, known for his previous works Hur Jun, Jewel in the Palace, Yi San and Dong Yi. This marked the first television drama for actor Jo Seung-woo in his 13-year film and stage career.
The life of a Joseon-era low-class veterinarian specializing in the treatment of horses, who rises to become the royal physician in charge of the King's health.