Created by Kim Dae-jin and Jung Yeo-rang, Netflix’s ‘Doctor Cha’ is a South Korean medical comedy series that revolves around a medical student turned homemaker named Cha Jung-sook who returns to become a first-year medical resident after two decades of letting go of her medical career. On the other hand, a doctor-husband leads a seamless dual life as he is not only great at his job but also quite excellent at cheating on his wife. As Cha returns to her duty as a medical professional, she struggles to settle into the job that has many surprises for her.
The comedy show features hilarious onscreen performances from talented actors like Uhm Jung-hwa, Kim Byong-chul, Myung Se-bin, Min Woo-hyuk, Song Ji-ho, and Jo Ah-ram. Most of the medical series takes place inside a hospital, with Doctor Cha returning to duty and dealing with different challenges daily. The occasional backdrop of the cityscape throughout the show makes the viewers more interested in knowing the actual filming sites of ‘Doctor Cha.’ If you are one such curious soul, we have got you covered!
Doctor Cha Filming Locations
‘Doctor Cha’ is filmed entirely in South Korea, possibly in and around Seoul. As per reports, the principal photography for the inaugural iteration of the medical comedy series commenced in August 2022 and wrapped up in December of the same year. Now, without wasting much of your time, let us walk you through all the specific locations that appear in the Netflix show!
Seoul, South Korea
Almost all the pivotal sequences for ‘Doctor Cha’ are seemingly lensed in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, situated in the country’s northwest region. Firstly, the external shots of the hospital where Cha starts working are supposedly taped using the exterior facade of an actual hospital in the city. Moreover, the interior scenes of the hospital are seemingly recorded in a set constructed on a sound stage of one of the many film studios situated in or around Seoul.
To shoot the rest of the exterior scenes, the production team reportedly travels to different sites in the capital in search of suitable backdrops for the show. Thus, you shouldn’t be surprised to spot some iconic landmarks and high-rise buildings in the background of a few scenes, including the Gangnam Finance Center, the Tower Palace, Namsan Seoul Tower, the Lotte World Tower, the World Trade Center Seoul, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung, and Gyeonghuigung.
Besides ‘Doctor Cha,’ Seoul’s locales have been featured in numerous film and TV projects. As a matter of fact, the capital has hosted the production of ‘My Sassy Girl,’ ‘Boys Over Flowers,’ ‘The Thieves,’ ‘Midnight Runners,’ ‘The Accidental Spy,’ and ‘What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim.’
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