Based on renowned Japanese novelist Yamazaki Toyoko's representative work, MBC's critically acclaimed drama Inside the White Tower, a.k.a. The Great White Tower, brings viewers deep into the political inner workings of the medical field. The drama takes a satirical look at malpractice and powerplay at a university hospital, contrasting the paths and personalities of two doctors played by Kim Myung Min (The Immortal Lee Soon Shin) and Lee Seon Gyun (The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince). Inside the White Tower was a critical and ratings hit in South Korea, with Ahn Pan Seok winning Best Producer and Kim Myung Min beating out some very strong competition for the Best Leading Actor statuette at the 43rd Baeksang Awards. The drama stands out amongst the current wave of lightweight offerings with its intelligent, well-written, and uncompromising story, situating the little known wheeling and dealing of medicine in a tight and interesting tangle of deception, friendship, and romance. What really goes on Inside the White Tower? You may not want to know.
Brilliant and ambitious, assistant professor Jang Joon Hyuk (Kim Myung Min) is a rising star in the Myeongin University Hospital surgery department. His knowledge and expertise is undeniable, but his cavalier confidence and cold personality has earned him more than a few enemies including the department head. While Jang's drive stems from a desire for success and advancement, fellow doctor Choi Do Young (Lee Seon Gyun) is committed to the well-being of his patients, leading to frequent clashes with the practices and personnel within the hospital. With the head of the surgery department retiring, Jang seems to be the clear successor until a new rival emerges in the form of Noh Min Guk (Cha In Pyo, Star in My Heart), who has the backing of the department head. Jang, however, is determined to win at all costs.
This edition comes with English-subtitled cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.