We’re still emotional over the Hospital Playlist 2 finale that aired Thursday, September 16 – moreso becuase the South Korean medical drama won’t be returning for a third season.
But as the 12-episode season came to an end, the lead cast members, according to Soompi, wrote sweet messages to thank viewers as they looked back on their experience in filming the drama.
Jo Jung-suk said that he will always remember the moments he played hepatologist Lee Ik-jun as a “happy time.” “I hope that our drama will remain as a comfortable memory for many viewers as well.”
Jung-suk also thanked those who supported the drama from season one to season two. “Since this was a drama with two seasons, this is the first time that I’ve said goodbye twice to the same project and the same character. It feels new, but also more regrettable,” he said.
Yoo Yeon-seok shared that he “received a lot of love and support” while playing his character, pediatric surgeon Ahn Jeong-won. “The time we spent playing and acting together was a period of happiness, learning, and unforgettable memories. The two years that I spent with the Hospital Playlist family was a very precious time for me,” he said.
“I think that this project and this role was a real turning point for me,” shared Jung Kyung-ho, who portrayed Kim Joon-wan, a cardiothoracic surgeon.
Kyung-ho added, “It was an honor to be able to act with the other 99s and I’ll always remember our time together happily. While filming the Hospital Playlist, I realized anew that one’s health is the most important thing.”
Kim Dae-myung, who played obstetrician-gynecologist Yang Seok-hyung, expressed his appreciation for director Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung, who made his “happy time” as a cast member possible.
“To the coolest cast and crew in the world, and to the 99s, with whom I can no longer live without, I want to say I love you. To the viewers, who became our friends starting in season one, thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Dae-myung said.
Meanwhile, Jeon Mi-do, who portrayed neurosurgeon Chae Song-hwa, said that she was “happy to have spent” the past three years working with her Hospital Playlist family.
She said, “I was able to receive the best gift that an actor can receive through Hospital Playlist. Everyday I spent as Chae Song-hwa was a happy one. I will anticipate the day that I can meet the Hospital Playlist family once again.”
Hospital Playlist follows a tight-knit group of five best friends in their 40s who all work in the same hospital after meeting each other in medical school in 1999. (READ: K-dramas to watch if you miss hanging out with your friends)
The second season premiered in June 2021, while the first season first aired in March 2020. – Rappler.com