The minutes or hours in which a person suffering a traumatic injury needs to be saved are what doctors in the emergency department call “golden time.” That’s what the doctors in the frenzied emergency department at an urban hospital in Seoul learn as they try to save patients’ lives. Lee Min Woo (Lee Sun Gyun) begins work there as a trauma doctor after finally coming to the realization that he needs to do something good with his medical education. For the past two years after finishing his medical training, he has been skating by working as a lecturer at a hospital for oriental medicine, making easy money by letting the other oriental medicine doctors write prescriptions (for a fee) under his medical license. He meets Kang Jae In (Hwang Jung Eum), a first-year resident who suddenly inherits the headache of being an employer when she discovers that she is the heiress to the Se Joong Foundation, which owns a medical school and five hospitals. They must both learn how to be a good doctor from Choi In Hyuk (Lee Sung Min), a trauma surgeon who lives, eats and breathes his work and hardly ever leaves the hospital in his quest to save lives. But the person who really keeps the department functioning is Shin Eun Ah (Song Seon Mi), Dr. Choi’s secretary and scheduler, who is torn between her loyalty to the Dr. Choi and the department and the new life awaiting her with her fiancé in Canada. “Golden Time” is a 2012 South Korean drama series directed by Kwan Seok Jang.