Healer (2014)

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Seo Jung Hoo is so-called "errand boy". For a relevant price he may complete any task, only if it's not connected with murder. Under Healer's mask he had run foul of some organizations that now strive to catch him, however no one knows who he really is. He can count on older woman's help, genius hacker responsible for the technical part of their job. One of his tasks is closely connected to read moreone girl, Chae Yeong Shin, second rate tabloid reporter. She starts to have an interest about Healer when he tries to get close to her, which results in the discovery of their common past.

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Feb 25, 2015
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Perfection. That is the only word I can use to describe the absolute treasure that was Healer.

Funnily enough, I almost passed by this drama and, had I not been practically forced to push the play button, I would have missed out on the best drama I've seen in my twelve years of drama watching experience. Even the fact that this is my first drama review on MDL shows how highly I read more think of this drama and how strongly I feel that the overall rating of #2 and popularity of #1 is completely well deserved. Healer has become my top favorite drama, dethroning my previous favorite, which had held onto the top spot for the last seven years. That's the power of Healer.

If strong characters all around, both male and female, are your thing, watch it. If a solid love line without stupid, nonsensical love triangles and noble idiocy break ups are your thing, watch it. If you enjoy a good action, romance, political, and gripping-the-edge-of-your-seat-intense drama, then this is definitely, definitely for you. Watch it.

The acting by the ENTIRE cast is flawless. The OST is amazing and so well suited to each scene that its played in. Healer will make you experience the widest range of emotions throughout its 20 episodes and you'll still feel like you didn't get enough. Heartwarming, touching, beautiful, intriguing, heartbreaking, action-packed, downright hilarious, and so perfect! That's Healer.

In fact, I don't think there are enough words in the world to describe Healer and the effect it has on me and this is coming from a writer. The plot was solid, the pacing was perfectly balanced while never slow, and the characters were so natural and realistic. I walked into this drama unfamiliar with the cast and walked away a fan of all three leads and then some.

If you've ever fallen so in love with someone or something to the point where your heart hurts and throbs with the pain of overwhelming emotions, then you'll understand what Healer has done to me. But, quite frankly, it would hurt more to never experience this drama than to deal with the withdrawal of a perfect in every aspect drama.
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Feb 18, 2015
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I am absolutely in love. Literally. It is the best I've seen since...ever... I think actually. This drama will forever hold a place in my most memorable and favorite dramas. I really hope you watch Healer and enjoy it as much as I did.

It's comedic, suspenseful, romantic (wonderfully), full of action (and awesome fight scenes), character development, and deep/heavy/intricate plot lines.

I usually write a review by covering each of the read more topics I am to rate (e.g. Story, Acting/Cast, Music, etc.), but I feel this drama deserves something more unique. A list of the first things that come to mind when I think of Healer or recommending it to others.

1. Whatever you do don't let this be your first drama.
It can be your second or forty fifth, but don't ruin every other drama by making it your first. It would be like listening to your favorite song for the first time and then only being allowed to listen to "It's a small world" for the rest of your life. (Okay thats a bit of an exaggeration but think of it this way): You won't be able to truly appreciate how wonderful this drama unless you have something to compare it to, and any drama you watch afterwards will fall short of expectations.

2. Whatever you do watch it.
If you have to wait, wait. It's completely worth it. It's ratings are proof of its beauty. I mean its the first drama to break the 9.0, "1 liter of tears" since probably 2006, and the only drama currently in the top 5 (while being surrounded by movies).

3. Relationship goals.
It will become a desire, envy, need, and dream to find a love as wonderful as theirs.
Every time I find a relationship I fall in love with or adore I find certain aspects of that relationship that I want or aspire to, it's kinda like piecing together your dream significant other, but the relationship part instead of the person and what color eyes they'll have.
Healer's aspects: The way they subconsciously recognized each other. The way they looked at each other. How they craved the others' touch. The way they acted like a real couple when they hugged, kissed, and touched each other. The way they spoke to each other. The way you could see how they felt and treasured each other. The reassurance and peace they had when they were together. These are the aspects I personally dream of in a relationship. ( I apologize for gushing, but you'll understand after you watch it).
AKA: the chemistry and acting are A+

4. Plot.
Besides extremely lovable characters, the interconnected relationship and plot lines made me obsess over watching the next episode. I woke up early to get an episode in before school... it was too good to watch while sleep deprived, which brings up point 5..

5. Don't marathon it over night.
The story is basically a drug, it will infest your mind and make you want to marathon the show in 24 hours. Don't let it. Take your time, savor every episode, because it will be over way too quickly.
Imagine your on a diet and your not allowed to eat your favorite food of all time. Now imagine your allowed to eat that food only once (for the last time), don't ruin it by shoveling huge bites into your mouth. Relish every spoonful, forkful, (heck, chopstick-ful) while watching your favorite show, or looking out at a beautiful (your favorite) view. Eat at a leisurely pace: not finishing it in seconds and not putting half into the fridge to save it while slowly letting it go old.
Start, don't rush, savor, enjoy, (possibly cry here or there), finish, and then cry (probably again) because there's nothing left to watch, (then pray your hardest that a drama just as wonderful will air soon), and then (probably) watch it again.

6. There are flaws.
There are probably a ton of flaws in this show, but they are so insignificant that you can't pinpoint them, or they just don't matter to you, because you love even Healer's flaws.

One thing to note: I take rating and reviewing very seriously, because I rely on ratings very heavily as an avid drama fan/watcher. Please don't see my 10/10 rating and just think, "oh it's one of those people who just rate anything they like a 10/10", because that is not the case. My 10 just shows how high I treasure and enjoyed this drama, and I hope you will too.

P.S. sorry for the length, I hope it was helpful :)
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    MissHoly 15 days ago - edited

    Was it a happy ending ?

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    shivangi 26 days ago - edited


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      funfan 26 days ago

      Me to;) I wasn't able to continue ji Chang recent suspicious partner:( on hold now.so watching this again and now I noticed that reporter Kim has amazing mesmerizing voice:)

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      shivangi 24 days ago

      I've already watched suspicious partner and couldnt live without watching chang wook oppa lol so here i am

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    TsutsuminTaichi 27 days ago
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    kahoko 29 days ago

    It was a masterpiece and it became one of my favorite dramas, but I wish the ending hadn't been so rushed. There were many things left unsolved and they were pretty important to the story as a whole.

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    mediaklan Jul 19, 2017

    Pfiouu... Park Min Young is cute. Incredibly cute. She's refreshing the whole show by her presence alone. Anyway, Healer is a good drama that can bring something to anyone, so don't hesitate to watch this.

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    Asena Jul 13, 2017

    When I started watching it I didn't get hooked until around episode 9. So at first I didn't understand all the praise and neither why it has such high ratings but guys o my god after that I just fell more and more in love with each episode. It is an absolute masterpiece and easily became one of my favorites (not that I've seen a lot). Wish it had more episodes, just can't get enough. 10/10!

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    DREAMY Jul 8, 2017


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    real_Mokona Jul 7, 2017

    nice to watch - I was hooked by the OST

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    AdePutraHabibi Jul 7, 2017 - edited

    The ending is so dissapointing...
    Overall is good. Ji Chang Wook is really hot

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      TeleriFerchNyfain Jul 17, 2017

      I think you got this mixed up w/City Hunter, dear. How in the WORLD did the ending disappoint!!!????

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      AdePutraHabibi Jul 17, 2017

      No i'm not mixing it with City Hunter. The ending feel rushed for me

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      TeleriFerchNyfain Jul 17, 2017

      Maybe a bit - but hardly the huge let down so many dramas give (like City Hunter)

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      xcrystalstarx Jul 19, 2017

      yeah it did feel rushed to me, plus Moon Shik's secretary never got caught in the end? maybe he'll be back if they have a season 2 lol

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    EBN Jul 4, 2017 - edited

    A little boring -_- but nice ..
    I like "Ajumma" character, so genius hacker ^_^

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    EmpyreanConqueror Jun 29, 2017

    I'm about to start this drama, don't let the hype disappoint me please.

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    Antonin Jun 21, 2017

    I like the main lead when he acts clueless/scared when not in healer mode.

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    SusieQ Jun 5, 2017 - edited

    This is still my favorite JCW drama.

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      jinja b Jun 6, 2017

      Sama here... I don't think there could be any Kdrama that would match this, in general... aside from JCW's masterpiece..

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    sanna Jun 5, 2017

    It surprised me how much I liked Healer, because after watching the first episode I wasn't too convinced.. but then, immediately after second episode I was sold. The characters, the story - it all worked for me. One of the best dramas that I've seen for sure! :D

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    Mio May 31, 2017

    It was a nice show for a Korean one lol. It wasn't too tragic and was enjoyable overall.


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    South Korea
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    Dec 8, 2014 to Feb 10, 2015
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.9 (scored by 18,708 users)
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