Kill Me, Heal Me

Kill Me, Heal Me (2015)

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After a traumatic experience in his childhood, Cha Do Hyeon, a third-generation billionaire, suffers memory lapses and his personality then scattered into seven different identities. Wanting to regain control over his life he asks Oh Ri Jin, a first-year psychiatric resident, to try to helps him secretly, but she eventually falls in love with one of his personalities. Meanwhile, Ri Jin’s twin brother, Oh Ri On, is a famous mystery novelist who read moreinvestigates about Do Hyeon and his family.

  • Native title:

    킬미힐미
  • Also Known as:

    Kilmihilmi; KMHM;

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moonmystery
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Mar 12, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I will mention BOTH the good and the bad of this show----- SO THIS IS KIND OF LONG, SORRY.

THIS SHOW IS HONESTLY AT THE LEVEL OF MASTER'S SUN, YWCFTS, AND HEALER. It is one of the best so far for 2015.

At a first glance, this show may seem like a mess. When I began watching this show I had VERY low expectations because of the description -- rich chaebol with read more memory lapses and 7 different personalities falling in love with a docto......... it sounded like a recipe for disaster.

But, don't worry because the writing and production team turned KMHM into a masterpiece with the help of main actor Ji Sung. ALSO, the title Kill Me, Heal Me is beautifully illustrated in the show--I cried tears of happiness when I saw the meaning.

Not only is the show itself well-written, it is CONSISTENTLY GOOD. Where many other dramas slowly fall apart half-way through the series, this show managed to keep delivering quality episodes from start to finish. the actors also flesh out their characters and fill the show with meaningful symbolism.

ACTING: Ji Sung is, hands down, the BEST ACTOR I have ever seen in a Korean drama. (My opinion only--pls don't be offended) He makes me laugh with him and then immediately cry a few seconds later. If that isn't superb acting ability, I don't know what is. The screen romantic chemistry between the two leads are also OFF THE CHARTS. They are amazing together because this is the 2nd time they've acted together! :-) Anyhow, I have only praise for the acting in this drama.

MUSIC: 1/3 of the reason why I cry every episode is the music. The main OST, Auditory Hallucination, is a perfect mixture of rap and soft singing, and this contrast between soft and rough reminds me of the doctor's healing and the main character's tragic anger. After watching the first two episodes, I've been listening to this song every single day for the past 2 months. In fact, tears are rolling as I write this--I'm listening to it right now. The other songs are also perfectly timed, although they didn't leave as heavy of an impact on me.

PLOT:
Multiple-personality disorder is a sensitive and controversial issue that can easily be misrepresented or shown with a lack of seriousness. KMHM manages to avoid this problem despite its hilarity. The plot successfully transitions from comedy to tragedy in mere seconds, and this is the reason for its success: by having light comedy first, it then forces us to look at the sad situation of personality disorders without us looking away.

Many people, including me, dislike pure melodrama--and KMHM did a great job of softening the blow while maintaining its seriousness. I promise you there ARE hilarious situations every episode, but overall the show leaves you wondering about what the main character had to go through in his life. This show makes us feel pity for the characters without using cheap tricks.

An evidence of this show's success would be when fans of this show fundraised over $3000 in a week (american dollars) for a cause after watching the show.

REWATCH: YES YES YES. I personally watched this 2 times before writing a review. I plan on watching it again in a couple of months.

NOW, time for my CRITICISMS:
- One thing this show overdid was its flashbacks. This can get a bit annoying after 14 episodes, so make sure to skip ahead if you ever get tired of it. (skipping some flashbacks will help you have a good experience with this drama)
- The main female lead's high pitched screaming can be very loud and irritating---especially for people with sensitive ears. Be careful with the volume control, guys and girls. I personally got used to it, but I know some people who couldn't stand her voice.
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ShreeyaSharma
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May 3, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Brilliant. Genius. Beautiful. Heart-wrenching. Heart warming. Unforgettable. These are the words that are spinning in my head as I write this after just finishing the show. The potential was evident from the first episode and everyone delivered on the expectations that became exponentially high, even till the last minute of the show. There were moments when I wasn't sure how the story would move froward from that point or how they were read more thinking of executing a plot, but the writers wove the story so beautifully, everything just unfolds itself smoothly, it just wraps you up in a cocoon you never want to come out of. There was such warmth in the show, it's unbelievable.

If you had to summarize the story of this show, it'd be pretty simple, could be done in a few lines. To have given a lifelong worth of depth to those few lines, to have brought alive the events in the life of the characters, to have made us feel what what the characters were going through with such beautiful narratives, the writers need to be commended. The plots could have easily gone awry in so many places, but EVERY plot, every character, every loose end - have all been taken care of with remarkable finesse. There are zero complaints or unsatisfied worms lingering in my head, none.

Where do I begin with the actors? Where? I've been blown away, drowned, burned, buried, shocked - you name it - by every actor in this wonderful show. Ji Sung left me begging for more of him, even when he was present in 90% of the scenes, I just wanted more. "I wish that the time would stop, and that I could be with you forever", that's all that I felt every time he appeared. This guy can ACT, and he did a bloody brilliant job in this show. To have portrayed 7 personalities, is commendable. To have played 7 personalities with such absolute perfection, is downright worth worshiping him for. There wasn't a moment went he faltered in his performances, never a flaw, never a single crack in his portrayal. Be it the grumpy, violent, protective, dashing and charming Shin Se Gi; the middle-aged, goofy, bomb-making, beer-loving, accented Perry Park; the quite, calm, suicidal teen-genius Ahn Yo Sub; the foul-mouthed, oppa-crazy, troublemaker twin sister of Ahn Yo Sub, Ahn Yo Na; and the less frequently appearing 7-year old Nana, or Mysterious Mr. X; Ji Sung has lived and brought to life each of them. I didn't know it was even possible to be able to do such a thing! I had to literally pause the episodes and look at his face to believe in the changes. His eyes changed, how does one do that. Just with his expressions, his gaze, his very demeanor it was obvious as to which personality it was. He wasn't just Cha Do Hyun behaving like someone else, he WAS someone else. And it was one of the best performances by any actor that I've seen. My opinion of Ji Sung has reached the Sun.

The lead lady Hwng Jung Eum came as a surprise to me. I've ever seen her works before and I'm glad I began with this show. She handled every scene so well. She was goofy and loud and cute and serious and mature and terrified and depressed - and every emotion was conveyed very nicely. I'm looking forward to seeing her other works. Park Seo Joon was a delight to watch, that guy made me laugh and cry with equal flare. His character was simply brilliant, very heart touching. It would be unfair to the others if I focused on a few actors more than the other but these three deserved the mentions, the rest of the cast did a pretty great job as well. They're the ones who were able to make the script, story and direction work.

I don't know what I had in mind when I began the show, what it was that I had expected it would turn out to be, but whatever it was, it was nothing compared to what I actually got. The stories of each personality, their traits, the personality itself grows on you so much that it's hard to let them go. I found myself hoping for them to come out sometimes. I grew to love every facet, every broken piece of Cha Do Hyun. I was sobbing harder with every farewell. It felt as if you're losing a person rather than a personality. The story of each character in this show is going to be in my heart for a long, long time.

I'm really glad I picked up this show, it is one of the best I have seen. The level of brilliance is more than worth watching. I'm already looking forward to rewatching it in the near future. I don't think I've had enough of the characters yet.

The kind of show that Kill Me Heal Me is, you don't need any reasons to watch it, all you have to do it watch the first episode for a couple of minutes and you'll be irrevocably hooked, just as I was. It's everything you want in a drama of this genre. Everything and more. Don't miss out on this one, you'll be passing on a masterpiece.
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the main characters are the same and you will still get the same excitement as you did watching Secret.
Recommended by emmysu
ON KMHM A chaebol suffers memory lapses and he has got personality disorder, he has got 7 personalities, a first-year psychiatric resident, to tries to helps him secretly, but she eventually falls in love with one of his personalities.

ON Song Huajai Nee Puea Tur

A businessman loses his memory and becomes someone who is the complete opposite of his former self and only remembers a woman and someone who looks like her, this involves past life memories
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    Pinocchio 5 days ago

    Loved this from beginning till end it was just awesome the acting n chemistry was on another level definitely a 10/10

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    VitoriaBach 10 days ago

    I really wish this drama was better. Ji Sung is a great actor. But this drama is so slow, have a lot of scenes that made me yawn. I'm trying to finish this since 2015.

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    HinaruUchihaUzumaki 10 days ago

    Ji Sung is my most favourite actor because his roles in this drama were varied but convincingly portrayed. He's also one to speak with his eyes - by this I mean that in those dramatic close up moments where there is no dialogue and the viwers are to soak up on the emotions portrayed by the actor. He's amazing at it and it's as if the emotions are pouring out of his eyes. I think Park Bo Gum is another actor I've personally noticed do this (in Moonlight Drawn by the Clouds)

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    Hyuna 10 days ago

    This is an amazing drama but I don't really like the female lead or at least the actress I mean I'm sure she's a nice person but as an actress I thought she wasn't as good as she could've been

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    NeveStellar 12 days ago

    Jisung is really a great actor.. He can act each of the characters differently from the expressions to the behaviors with such details.. it just awesome!!.. Definitely beat Hyde and jackal drama stared by Hyun Bin which airing at the same time in different channel... 7 characters at once.. Jisung Jang!!!!~

    Park Seo Joon and Hwang Jung Eum chemistry as sibling is also great which make the their couple relationship in another drama is looking dim.. Make me wish to have a brother like him and the parents is also great..

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    taezz 16 days ago

    One of the best drama!! I regret not watching this back in 2015. Jisung is a great actor

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    OnigiriBunnie 17 days ago

    I laughed. I cried. I spilled juice on my good pants. Seriously. I can't sing the praises of this drama enough. I was worried to watch it since it has been mentioned as an 'overrated K-drama' a lot but I think that the praise this drama received is warranted. Ji Sung is brilliant. Really. Each and every personality he portrayed felt like it was a different actor! It was amazing. Hwang Jung Eum was great as well. She wasn't the typical princess that needed to be saved and as a result Do Hyun and Ri Jin end up saving eachother. Honorable mention goes out to Park Seo Joon. I really felt for his character. I always have seen him as the main but it was refreshing to see him as the second male lead. Honestly, this drama has again set the bar high for me. 1.) I must now watch more Ji Sung dramas. 2.) I wish I could meet all of his personalities in this drama in person. For real.

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    Gia 24 days ago

    While watching an episode I find myself stopping and thinking WOW... this show is really good. Ji Sung is just an amazing actor. Im loving every minute of it.

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    redxxxcrimson 25 days ago

    Wooooow can't describe with other words

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    Mssankacoffee 25 days ago - edited

    I must say, this was one of the BEST dramas I have watched. I can't say enough about Ji Sung's brilliant performance; to pull of 7 very different personalities flawlessly is a major feat. He deserved all the awards he got from this show.

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    Gulsen 27 days ago - edited

    Now that I think about it, there is not many actors out there who could have pulled this off as good as Ji sung did. very touching story, one of my fav drama <3

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      Gulsen 27 days ago

      thanks for notifying..i started watching chinese dramas recently, i dont know many actors. let's see how it will turn out

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 27 days ago

      I like Taiwanese dramas with modern plots, and for historical/fantasy Chinese, my only problem is the dubbing you have to get used to it, I think I'm already used.

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      Gulsen 27 days ago

      dubbing? for what language?

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 27 days ago

      Chinese, they dub most of their dramas!

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      Gulsen 27 days ago - edited

      why do chinese actors dub their dramas though? is it bcs of dialect?

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    Emily Jul 13, 2017 - edited

    Every time I see my comment off the first page I feel the need to reiterate how bad this drama is lmao

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan Jul 14, 2017

      No worries if you feel the urge to let it out and cant let go by all means. I loved it.

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    Alekwang Jul 11, 2017

    Re-watching this all over again, this show is such a gem! I love it so so so much!

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    EmpyreanConqueror Jul 7, 2017

    I just finished this drama, took me a whole day and can I just say, it was worth it. The actors were superb, the story line, the mystery, everything was great. It also had a happy ending. Also at the end I love how the two leads are thanking the viewers, absolutely stunning, 10/10.

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    EmpyreanConqueror Jul 7, 2017

    It's funny because a lot of people including myself are having second main lead syndrome for Shin Se Gi despite the fact that he is in the same body as Cha Do Hyeong, excellent drama. Loving it so far.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Jan 7, 2015 to Mar 12, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 2 min.

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  • Score:

    8.9 (scored by 16,319 users)
  • Ranked:

    #19
  • Popularity:

    #14

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