An adaptation of the eponymous novels by Robyn Carr, Virgin River returns for a fourth outing. The season kickstarts with Mel unsure about who her unborn baby belongs to; her deceased husband, Mark, or the restaurant owner and former US Marine, Jack. However, she remains optimistic, ever closer to her dream of being a mother. Jack, on the other hand, is still on the ropes about all of it. The arrival of a new doctor further complicates the situation, and Mayor Hope, now dealing with a brain injury, recovers from her car crash. These plot lines interweave, forming an absorbing narrative that takes the characters to new highs and lows on their respective journeys.
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Youth of May (July 20)
Set in 1980, this show follows the romantic adventures of two medical students who would have had a perfectly normal life had it not been for the Gwangju Uprising. Hwang Hee-Tae, a scholar at Seoul National University College of Medicine, runs an illegal clinic for students evading the government. To keep up his end of a deal he made with his father, he meets a potential marital prospect in exchange for helping an injured factory worker move out of town. There, he runs into Myung-Hee, a determined nurse fighting the hardships of an impoverished life. She shows up in place of Hee-Tae’s actual date (who is her friend) to earn some extra money. It is then that fate plays its game as the duo find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other.