Dr. Brain: Season 1

Dr. Brain: Season 1

Dr. Brain: Season 1

The mysterious death of his family provokes an obsessive brain scientist to link his mind to his dead wife's memories in this South Korean sci-fi from the director of I Saw the Devil.

2021South KoreaBound Entertainment, Kakao Entertainment, YG Studioplex, Dark Circle Pictures
MysteryScience FictionThrillerWorld Cinema

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EPISODE 1.1
4 November 2021

Chapter 1

Sewon, a research-obsessed brain scientist, gets devastating news that pushes him to advance a risky brain-sync system in search of answers.

EPISODE 1.2
4 November 2021

Chapter 2

Intel from a private investigator drives Sewon to conduct more brain syncs, leading him to believe his wife, Jaeyi, was right about their son Doyoon

EPISODE 1.3
4 November 2021

Chapter 3

Sewon’s investigation makes him a target, and he discovers a disturbing truth about the private investigator that rocks both their worlds.

EPISODE 1.4
4 November 2021

Chapter 4

Heejin, the daughter of a man connected to Jaeyi, sheds new light on Sewon’s home life and shares more details about what happened to Doyoon.

EPISODE 1.5
4 November 2021

Chapter 5

Sewon confronts the mastermind pulling the strings behind his ordeal and setting in motion the diabolical plan involving him and his family.

EPISODE 1.6
4 November 2021

Chapter 6

Harnessing the power of his unique brain and the knowledge of those he synced with, Sewon risks his life to save his family. Season finale.

Dr. Brain: Season 1 / Reviews

Decider

Decider

We just hope it keeps that interesting premise and doesn’t become another run-of-the-mill thriller.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Your new South Korean TV crush...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An amusingly loopy concept delivered with only lacklustre returns.

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Paste

Paste

Dr. Brain conducts big thrills with sleek imagery and nimble storytelling.

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Vulture

Vulture

Dodges the dark freakiness of its central idea and instead lingers on rote, slow-moving mystery plotting.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Incredibly weird in all the best ways.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

(Dr. Brain) squanders a twisted premise.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Whole sections of Dr. Brain are silly as hell, but to paraphrase the old song: You might've been a headache. But you never were a bore.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

An intriguing blend of imaginative science fiction and mystery.

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