Live Surgery Room Chinese Drama Review and Ending Explained

Live Surgery Room is a Chinese medical drama that has an interesting story and dynamics between patients and doctors. But for those of us who witnessed the thrilling surgical scenes, this is a bit of a letdown. See the full review below!


Drama Details

Title: Live Surgery Room (手术直播间)
Episodes: 28
Release Date: April 6, 2024
Genres: Mystery, Drama, Medical
Country: China
Original Network: JSTV, Youku
Available On: Youku

Live Surgery Room Chinese Drama Review and Ending Explained

Synopsis and Plot Summary

Zhen Ren, a skilled surgeon, fulfilled his father’s dying wish by joining Haicheng Hospital, thanks to the support of ER director Pan. His journey to save lives took a significant step forward during a Whipple procedure.

Dedicated to his profession, Zhen Ren’s exceptional skills caught the eye of the brilliant doctor Su Yun. Fascinated, Su Yun began to study Zhen Ren’s techniques.

Their bond grew stronger when they both volunteered for the frontline rescue team following an earthquake. Witnessing Zhen Ren’s selflessness, Su Yun came to deeply respect him as a colleague.

Their collaboration deepened when they faced the challenge of treating conjoined twins with arrhythmia.

Zhen Ren and Su Yun formed a formidable team, joined by a group of medical professionals including equipment nurse Xie Yiren, attending physician Lin Yuan (Wei Wei), consulting physician Chang Yue, and German professor Rudolph.

Together, they worked tirelessly to save lives and make a difference in the world of medicine.


Live Surgery Room Chinese Drama Ending Explained

Everyone heeded Zheng Ren’s advice and decided to unwind together. Rudolf also joined in, adding to the fun. Su Yun found himself free from any further obstacles. However, Chang Yue seemed perplexed as Su Yun continued to gaze at her.

Su Yun assured Chang Yue that he would spare her this time and allowed her to depart. But Chang Yue, understanding Su Yun’s intentions all too well, refused to leave him behind.

Xie Yiren was overjoyed to present Zheng Ren with the chicken wings he had grilled as a test. As they all gathered, exchanging stories, Xie Yiren noticed Zheng Ren momentarily stunned. It turned out the chicken wings were a bit undercooked due to the heat.

Xie Yiren, quick to caution about the health risks of eating charred food, reassured everyone it was fine in moderation. Zheng Ren, with a smile, admitted he wasn’t as picky as they thought, even proudly showcasing the delicious wings to Su Yun. Lin Yuan proposed prioritizing the separation of the conjoined twins’ hearts.

However, Zheng Ren adamantly rejected the idea, deeming it too risky. He felt the prolonged separation process posed significant danger, especially for He Qian. While Lin Yuan argued for the plan, Xie Yiren empathized with the sisters’ bond, suggesting they consider the emotional aspect. Su Yun reflected on the challenges the sisters would face if they survived, drawing parallels to past difficulties. He Qian lamented Su Yun’s changed circumstances since then.

Rudolf, still disappointed with the burnt kebab, received comfort from He Qian. Su Yun, familiar with the team’s dynamics, skillfully navigated the situation, granting Rudolf a personal gift. It became evident that language barriers, not reluctance, hindered cooperation. Su Li observed the camaraderie among the group with delight. Looking up at the starry sky, Xie Yi reminisced about his childhood surgery, prompting similar memories from everyone.

Su Yun noticed He Qian’s transformation, sensing the weight of responsibilities on him. Encouraging each other, Zheng Ren and Su Yun expressed confidence in their success. However, their optimism was cut short when they received news of the conjoined twins’ heart failure.

In a rush, they mobilized for surgery. Despite concerns, Zheng Ren insisted on live broadcasting the operation. Su Li, initially hesitant, relented to Zheng Ren’s determination. As the tense operation unfolded, Zheng Ren’s quick thinking saved the day, leaving everyone elated.

Gifts were exchanged, and Su Li revealed an invitation for them to attend a Swedish school. Tears welled in Xie Yiren’s eyes as he resigned from his position, but seeing Zheng Ren and the others’ support, he felt a sense of relief and happiness. Xie Ning, witnessing her daughter’s contentment, couldn’t help but feel overjoyed.

Live Surgery Room Chinese Drama Review and Ending Explained

Live Surgery Room Chinese Drama Review

If you’re into medical dramas for the compelling patient stories and the intense doctor dynamics, this drama might hit the spot. But for those of us who tune in for the thrilling surgical scenes, it’s a bit of a letdown.

The story originates from a web novel featuring a protagonist with a special system that grants him incredible medical knowledge and skills. However, in the drama adaptation, this system is mysteriously absent.

Our main character just wakes up one day with all the expertise of a seasoned surgeon, skipping the usual training process entirely. It’s a bit of a stretch, to say the least!

If you’re craving realistic surgical action, you might want to stick to Korean, Japanese, or American medical dramas. Unfortunately, in this one, most of the operation scenes focus more on the surgeons’ facial expressions or the chatter among viewers, with the actual surgery area often frustratingly blurred out.

What’s more disappointing is that the novel actually provides explanations for medical jargon and detailed descriptions of surgical procedures to help readers follow along.

But in the drama adaptation, all of that helpful context is missing. Unless you’re prepared to pause and Google every term, or happen to be a medical professional yourself, you might find yourself feeling a bit lost.

Like many other novels with special systems, the adaptation leaves something to be desired. However, the drama still offers engaging medical cases lifted straight from the successful source material.


Live Surgery Room Chinese Drama Cast

Main Role

Vin Zhang as Zheng Ren

Dai Xu as Su Yun

Support Role

Liu Min Tao as Su Li

Zhao Zhi Wei as Zhou Li Tao

Yang Yu Tong as Xie Yi Ren

Liu Guan Cheng as He Qian

Vivienne Tien as Lin Yuan

Li Jian Yi as Pan Shi Hai

Cao Wei Yu as Lin Ge

Scotty Cox as Rudolf

Zhang Shen as Bu Ruo Tian

Zheng Yu as Kong Yu Min

Huang Hai Bing as Chen Miao

Tian Xiao Jie as Xie Ning

Wei Wei as Jin Yao Wu

Cui Bao Yue as Wen Xiu Xiu

And more


My Verdict

Overall, if you’re looking for a drama with gripping medical dilemmas but don’t mind the lack of authentic medical drama elements, this might still be up your alley.

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