Drama Title: Brain
Korean Title: 브레인
Revised Romanization: Beu-re-in / Beulein
Chinese Title: 脑袋
Japanese Title: ブレイン
Genre: Drama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Place: South Korea
Broadcast Network: KBS2
Broadcast Period: 14 November 2011 – 17 January 2012
Language: Korean
Air Time: Monday and Tuesday 21:55

Preceded By: Poseidon
Followed By: Dream High 2

Plot Summary

A drama that tells the story relation to the brain and neurosurgeons, centers around neurosurgery department of a university hospital.


Lee Kang Hoon (played Shin Ha Kyun) who is graduated with flying colors from the top medical school, is a person who is arrogant and obsessed with success due to poor childhood. He works in a top university hospital and is known as the top neurosurgeon. He has ambition to become the director of the university hospital. He is fighting hard to win over his main rival Seo Joon Suk (played by Jo Dong Hyuk) who is also a doctor but from wealthy family.

However, once he meets his guidance teacher Kim Sang Chul (played Jung Jin Young), the world renowned neurologist Lee Kang Hoon starts to change and improve his value to become a sincere doctor. Originally he chose to become a doctor just because the profession is known to everybody, and experience of his critically ill father used to reject treatment. Yoon Ji Hye (played Choi Jung Won) is also a neurosurgeon who grew up in an ordinary family. She is extremely strict in matters of work and study, but has a warm bedside manner with her patients.


Shin Ha Kyun (신하균) as Lee Kang Hoon (이강훈)
Jung Jin Young (정진영) as Kim Sang Chul (김상철)
Jo Dong Hyuk (조동혁) as Seo Joon Suk (서준석)
Choi Jung Won (최정원) as Yoon Ji Hye (윤지혜)
Lee Sung Min (이성민) as Go Jae Hak (고재학)
Ban Hyo Jung (반효정) as Hwang Young Sun (황영선)
Park Cheol Ho (박철호) as Park In Bum (박인범)
Lim Ji Eun (임지은) as Hong Eun Sook (홍은숙)
Jo Soo Min (조수민) as Im Hyun Jung (임현정)
Kwak Seung Nam (곽승남) as Yang Bum Joon (양범준)
Shim Hyung Tak (심형탁) as Jo Dae Sik (조대식)
Lee Seung Joo (이승주) as Dong Seung Man (동승만)
Kwon Se In (권세인) as Yeo Bong Goo (여봉구)
Song Ok Sook (송옥숙) as Kim Soon Im (김순임)
Kim Ga Eun (김가은) as Lee Ha Young (이하영)
Kim Soo Hyun (김수현) / Yoo Ri El (유리엘) as Jang Yoo-jin (장유진)
Kang Ye Seo (강예서) as Choi Ryu Bi (최루비)
Lee Hyun Woo (이현우) – Special appearance
Song Joon Geun (송준근) – Special appearance

Brain Characters Description

Production Credits

Director: Yoo Hyun Ki (유현기), Song Hyun Wook (송현욱)
Screenwriter: Yoon Kyung Ah (윤경아)

Synopsis by Episode

Episode Ratings (Ranking)

Date Episode Nationwide (TNS) Seoul (TNS) Nationwide (AGB) Seoul (AGB)
November 14 2011 1 8.9 (19th) 9.7 (15th) 8.6 10.1 (15th)
November 14 2011 2 8.9 (19th) 9.7 (15th) 9.5 10.1 (15th)
November 21 2011 3 8.2 9.8 (18th) 8.7 9.5 (20th)
November 22 2011 4 10.3 (15th) 11.6 (11th) 8.8
November 28 2011 5 10.6 (10th) 11.5 (10th) 9.7 (12th) 10.0 (15th)
November 29 2011 6 10.7 (10th) 11.6 (10th) 10.0 (11th) 11.0 (11th)
December 5 2011 7 12.0 (10th) 12.5 (4th) 10.9 (9th) 11.8 (4th)
December 6 2011 8 12.9 (8th) 13.9 (5th) 11.8 (6th) 12.4 (5th)
December 12 2011 9 13.8 (4th) 14.7 (4th) 12.6 (4th) 14.3 (4th)
December 13 2011 10 14.4 (5th) 15.4 (4th) 13.1 (5th) 15.4 (4th)
December 19 2011 11 13.0 (3rd) 15.2 (2nd) 13.0 (4th) 14.2 (4th)
December 20 2011 12 12.7 (6th) 14.8 (4th) 13.1 (4th) 14.6 (4th)
December 26 2011 13 15.9 (3rd) 17.7 (2nd) 14.9 (3rd) 15.8 (3rd)
December 27 2011 14 17.7 (3rd) 21.0 (1st) 15.5 (3rd) 15.6 (4th)
January 2 2012 15 17.5 (3rd) 19.4 (1st) 16.5 (3rd) 17.3 (3rd)
January 3 2012 16 18.7 (3rd) 20.6 (2nd) 17.9 (3rd) 18.4 (2nd)
January 9 2012 17 16.5 (3rd) 19.0 (2nd) 15.4 (4th) 15.9 (4th)
January 10 2012 18 17.6 (3rd) 20.6 (2nd) 16.2 (3rd) 16.4 (4th)
January 16 2012 19 6.1 11.0 (17th) 12.3 (13th)
January 17 2012 20 14.8 (4th) 15.6 (4th) 16.1 (5th) 16.8 (4th)

Source: TNmS and AGB Nielson


  • The original casting for the drama is Lee Sang Yoon, Yoon Seung Ah and Lee Hyun Jin. However, they are removed on September 20, 2011 after the first script reading on September 17, 2011 as the producer felt the actors did not fit the characters in the drama due to age, acting and personality differences.

Official Site
Official Photo Gallery
Official Behind the Scene Video Clips

Brain Trailers

Brain OST Part 1 – At the End of the Route
Brain OST Part 2 – I Love You to Death
Brain OST Part 3 – Solitude
Brain OST Part 4 – I Will Run Over
Brain OST Part 5 – Closer
Song in Brain – Melancholy Letter

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