Cross (TV series)

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Cross is a South Korean television series that aired on tvN from January 29 to March 20, 2018. The series is a medical drama centered around Kang In-kyu, a doctor who seeks revenge against the murderer who killed his father. However, as he embarks on his quest for vengeance, he also ends up saving lives at a prison medical center, challenging his morals and beliefs.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The story follows Kang In-kyu, portrayed by Go Kyung-pyo, whose father was brutally murdered 15 years ago. In-kyu decides to become a doctor to gain access to the prison where his father's killer is held. While working in the prison's medical facility, he plans his revenge but finds himself in ethical dilemmas as he starts treating the prison's inmates, which includes his father's murderer. The series explores themes of forgiveness, healing, and the moral complexities of revenge.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Go Kyung-pyo as Kang In-kyu
  • Jeon So-min as Go Ji-in, a passionate volunteer medical doctor who becomes involved with In-kyu.
  • Cho Jae-hyun as Go Jung-hoon, the head of the prison medical center and Ji-in's father.
  • Kim Ji-han as Lee Joo-hyuk, a doctor at the prison medical center with a mysterious past.

Production[edit | edit source]

The series was directed by Shin Yong-whi and written by Choi Min-suk. It was produced by tvN, a prominent South Korean cable television network known for its quality dramas. Cross was noted for its gripping storyline, strong performances, and its exploration of the medical profession within the unique setting of a prison.

Reception[edit | edit source]

Cross received positive reviews for its unique blend of medical drama and revenge thriller. Critics praised Go Kyung-pyo's performance as Kang In-kyu, highlighting his ability to convey the character's complex emotions and moral struggles. The series also sparked discussions about the nature of vengeance and redemption, making it a thought-provoking addition to the genre.

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