Sunday, March 15, 2015
Outrageous stories and complicated plots are a Korean drama staple. Especially in the last few years, even prime time works have been getting convoluted and messy in ways that are most characteristically associated with soap operas. When 'Kill Me, Heal Me' was announced and during its early episodes, it seemed to be going down the same path. In a surprising and admirable manner, however, this seemingly generic show has achieved something incredible. It tells a good story and tells it wonderfully.
Cha Do-hyeon (Ji Seong) is a man suffering from dissociative identity disorder, otherwise known as multiple personality disorder. Being the sole heir to his family's company, he is called back to Korea from the United States and needs to keep his condition hidden and get help. Oh Ri-jin (Hwang Jeong-eum) is a first year resident of psychiatry who meets Do-hyeon when she bumps into one of his personalities. She eventually becomes his secret doctor and together they try to find the source of his trauma and family's secrets.
Full Article: [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Kill Me, Heal Me".