On November 4, the drama Dr. Brain was released on Apple TV+. The drama is based on the webtoon Dr. Brain by author Hongjacga, who also authored the prequel to the Netflix drama Seungri-ho. Lee Sun-Kyun, who starred in the films Parasite(2019) and My Mister takes the lead, with Kim Ji-Woon, the director of the film I Saw the Devil, directing.
Dr. Brain Synopsis
Sewon(played by Lee Sun-Kyun) is a brilliant brain scientist. Because of his uncommon brain structure, he never forgets anything he has seen from birth. Instead of remembering everything, he is unable to experience the feelings linked with his memories. He is also unable to empathize with other people’s feelings.
“Instead of a character without emotions, I framed the role as a serious and melancholy figure, and anytime a single memory or feeling came in, I acted with a point suited to the scenario,” Lee Sun-Kyun remarked.
Sewon, who had no emotions at the start of the play, goes through numerous transformations as a result of “brain syncs” with various people. He begins to blame himself for his family’s sorrow and discovers true family love through self-criticism for being a lousy husband and parent.
Lee Sun-Kyun, who is himself a father of two children, stated that his experience influenced his acting for the children of Sewon, the drama’s main character.
“What has changed since I got married is that when I play an emotional character, I think of my children,” he stated, adding, “In this drama, I acted out the process of recognizing the regret and thankfulness for my son.”
Season 1 of the original webtoon Dr. Brain was serialized on the Kakao Page from November 27, 2016, to April 9, 2017, and Season 2 started serialization on November 4, 2021. The drama Dr. Brain will air on Apple TV+ on December 10, 2021, for a total of six episodes.
Dr. Brain Official Trailer(Apple TV+)