‘Hospital Playlist 2’: Main Characters Unleash Their Inner Rockstars in Episode 10

One of the big attractions of the Netflix Korean drama Hospital Playlist is the friendship and comical moments between the main characters. The characters still find time to hang out outside their hectic work lives. Their main form of entertainment is performing as a band they created. The episodes dedicate a whole segment to their performance that often covers popular Korean songs. In episode 10 of Hospital Playlist 2, the characters tried something new and covered a classic rock song by Bon Jovi.

'Hospital Playlist 2' main characters in band room holding microphones
Main characters of ‘Hospital Playlist 2’ as their band | via tvN

The doctors play in a band called Gongnyong Ridge

Fans of the K-drama are aware that the Lee Ik-Joon (Cho Jung-Seok), Ahn Jeong-Won (Yoo Yeon-Seok), Kim Jun-Wan (Jung Kyung-Ho), Yang Seok-Hyeong (Kim Dae-Myung), and Chae Song-Hwa (Jeon Mi-Do) became friends in college. They now all work as experts in their field at Yulje Medical Center. Despite constantly being on-call and having extended hours, they still make time to perform as a band in Seok-Hyeong’s basement.

Hospital Playlist 2 episode 10 gives more insight into the band. At the beginning of the episode, other hospital doctors sit outside enjoying ice cream and discuss the band. They reveal the band’s name for the first time, Gonyong Ridge. The characters initially started as a hiking club. Jeong-Won likes a particular mountain trail whose name in English means “dinosaur.” But the characters never make it through the challenging trail and instead shifted into becoming a band.

Lee Ik-Joon’s birthday song is ‘It’s My Life’ by Bon Jovi

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In the first and second seasons of the K-drama, fans learn that the main characters get to pick any song they want for their birthday. It is Ik-Joon’s turn in Hospital Playlist 2 episode 10 and while eating McDonald’s, he tells his friends his choice is “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi. Jeong-Won, Jun-Wan, Seok-Hyeong, and Song-Hwa complain that it is too difficult for them to play.

Further into the episode, Jeong-Won receives a text that the mandatory dress code is “black and chains” The characters certainly did not disappoint in looking like rockstars. They wear leather button-up shirts, leather vests, and even leather pants. They also did not forget the chunky chains. As Ik-Joon takes on lead vocals, fans can not help but be enamored by their cover of the classic rock song.

‘Hospital Playlist’ actors really sing their Korean cover songs

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South Koreans or international fans will recognize the songs in Hospital Playlist and Hospital Playlist 2. Each episode covers a song that roughly reflects its storyline of friendship, fun times, heartbreak, sentiment, or complex emotions. The main characters have covered songs such as “You Always” by Mono, “Your Crush on Me” by No Brain, “Met You By Chance” by Songolmae, and “Still Beautiful” by Kim Yeon-Woo. The K-drama uses songs from varying genres and different eras.

Just as the characters in the K-drama can sing, so can its main actors. The songs covered are pre-recorded in a studio by the actors and included in the drama. What fans see in each episode is really the actors performing. The songs are released as a part of the Hospital Playlist soundtrack. According to Soompi, the song sung by the actors “Me to You, You to Me” hit No. 1 on the real-time charts of three major music sites.