Dr. Brain Series 2021, Trailer, Release Date, Cast & plot Summarly

Dr. Brain

Dr. Brain Series 2021

Dr. Brain is produced for Apple TV+ by Bound Entertainment, Kakao Entertainment, Studioplex, and Dark Circle Pictures, all of which are based in Korea. KIM Jee-woon will direct and executive produce the series.

Bound Entertainment’s Samuel Yeunju Ha and Jamie Yuan Lai, StudioPlex’s HAM Jung Yeub and Daniel Han, Kakao Entertainment’s Joy Jinsoo Lee and Min Young Hong, and Antonio H.W. Lee are among the executive producers.

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Dr. Brain Trailer

Dr. Brain Release Date

Apple TV revealed its first-ever Korean language original title on October 24th, an adaptation of Hongjacga’s hit webtoon ‘Dr Brain.’

Dr. Brain Cast

  • Lee Sun-Kyun
  • Park Hee-Soon
  • Seo Hi-Hye
  • Lee Yoo-Young
  • Lee Jae-Won

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Dr. Brain Plot

Dr. Brain tells the story of Sewon, a brilliant scientist with a photographic memory who witnessed his mother die tragically in a hit-and-run accident when he was a toddler and is now a well-known neurobiologist.

Sewan concludes that he has failed after endlessly testing on the deceased person utilizing ‘brain syncs’… However, he begins to have hallucinations a few days later.

His life, however, is flipped upside down once more as his family suffers another horrific tragedy. He searches his dead wife’s recollections for clues, desperate to learn what happened in their disaster.

Dr. Brain Season 1

  • Episode 1 – Loss of Life
  • Episode 2 – Mind Games
  • Episode 3 – Soul Searcher
  • Episode 4 – Back in Time
  • Episode 5 – Flashback
  • Episode 6 – A Certain Smell

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Dr. Brain Review

The main character of Dr. Brain syncs his brain with the brain of a deceased cat at some point in the second episode. I could go into detail about the approach, goal, and context of this speculatively scientific activity, but suffice it to say, it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. That scene is without a doubt my favorite from the drama, which is Apple TV+’s first Korean-language original.

Unfortunately, the feline brain sync, like everything else in Kim Jee-six-episode woon’s translation of the Korean webtoon of the same name, is an amusingly loopy notion with only mediocre results. Nothing here reaches to the kind of wildness that the program is teasing, nor is there the sort of foundation that could serve as an alternative for a show with a wild fundamental premise and a goofily audacious title. Dr. Brain’s underlying mystery is convoluted enough to keep me interested, if not always riveted, for four episodes.

After that, the tale is resolved in two laborious exposition marathons that pay off nearly none of the series’ most important ideas regarding memory, intricate brain networking, and neurodiversity.

In a flashback, we see a young Sewon Koh, who is intelligent but distant. Sewon, who has been labeled as autistic, watches his mother’s death under horrific circumstances, which leaves him with more questions than answers. What are you talking about? It doesn’t really matter. Then it’s on to the present day, where Sewon (Lee Sun-kyun) has developed into an ambitious researcher who is preoccupied with “unlocking what was within other people’s brains.” He has a profession that allows him to murder innumerable rats while trying to sync their memories, despite the fact that no one believes in his goal of “synchronization of brainwaves utilizing quantum entanglement.”

When mysterious private investigator Kangmu (Park Hee-soon) begins questioning Sewon about his son’s death and his wife’s attempted suicide, Sewon realizes that the only way to find answers is to expand his research to human trials, playing detective himself by syncing his own brain with the memories of dead or comatose patients. There’s also a cat.

It’s not a perfect process, as you might expect, and sharing memories with these subjects leaves a mark on Sewon. He quickly loses sight of whose memories are his own, and he begins to take on the characteristics of the people (and cats) with whom he syncs, all in the cause of uncovering a deeply personal mystery. And yes, if it sounds precisely like the idea of iZombie, except with sensor caps instead of brain-eating zombies, it is, only without the sense of humour.

The series devotes a little more time and effort to the study of atypical neurology. South Korea had considerably higher rates of identified autism than the rest of the world a decade ago, and this has influenced a current wave of storytelling, including the original series adapted by ABC as The Good Doctor. I’m not here to discuss cultural perspectives on autism; rather, I’m here to point out that certain aspects of the show’s portrayal of the main character seem to be driven by a surface-level irony — he can’t understand how other people see the world, so he develops technology to do so — rather than any deep curiosity. It’s autism as a complex story device.

Lee has a lot of fun with Sewon’s “learning to feel through magical technology” arc, even though the character’s psychological profile is completely unrealistic. Unfortunately, the most of the actors aren’t given much to work with. Seo Ji-hye portrays a police lieutenant who lacks any distinguishing characteristics. Kangmu has a bit of a swagger, which allows Park to inject some personality into the narrative, even though the detective has little past or personality.

It’s worth noting that subtitling is sometimes an art that prioritizes relaying crucial plot material over individual voices, so I can’t say for sure what was lost in the translation. I’m not sure how often Dr. Brain gets sucked into data dumps.

The performances are, for the most part, consistently strong and dry. That method fits the characters, but it’s a mismatch for a program called Dr. Brain, which stars a brain scientist who tries to solve a mystery by tapping into the brain of a cat, among other things.

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