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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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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    Alekwang 1 day ago

    I'm such a picky person (just look at my dropped/on hold list which are full of popular dramas) but this one is one of my favorites and will forever be. Even my sister, who doesn't watch kdramas, watched it and liked it.

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    Otps4Life 23 days ago - edited
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    Meowtastic 24 days ago - edited

    Episode 4 and I don't know if I should keep forcing myself to watch this. I honestly am hoping it won't stay as tiresome as this, however, as I am reading the comments below people say it's getting worse to the end. Can't say the main couple are bad at acting, no, but, imo, these roles aren't for them.The storyline itself is pretty tedious and sometimes it's hard to follow why some characters act the way they do, even though the idea of a show about multiple personalities seemed really promising... eh, I guess not my cup of tea.

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      namopanik 20 days ago

      Honestly, no. Not completely. She does tone down, her character gets more nuanced, you'll see her from different angles when she's tired or broken after some revelations or more mature than it seemed, but in the core - not. Sadly, she's typecasted to act in this style in many dramas.
      Small doses, I guess?
      If you want to see her without screaming, go for Lucky Romance (but her character there is so ridiculously supersticious it's hard to empathise with).

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      Alessa 20 days ago

      No, thanks, I'm already having trouble with her plastic surgeries =P
      But yes, I'll try to watch in small doses, Ji Sung is definitely worth it =)
      Thanks again!

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      Ginger 7 days ago

      Plastic? except for her nose she's all natural...her looks are quite unique so many ppl believe it's surgery...anyways her best role was Secret also with Ji Sung...you should watch that before judging her acting abilities..
      The directors usually ask her to scream and act childish in BTS and she's usually dressed weird but she is a very good actress with wide range of emotions and realistic crying scenes.

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      Alessa 6 days ago

      Her unique looks, for me, are very close to those of people who abuse plastic surgery. If it's real, I guess I don't like her. But anyways, I saw her also in She Was Pretty; the screaming was (also) neverending and the acting kind of over the top... I'll keep in mind Secret; maybe there the writters made her do something different. Thanks!

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      Ginger 6 days ago

      In secret she plays a normal character..she dresses normally and since it's a melo there's no screaming...try it out.

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    Mio 25 days ago

    So... I'm really disappointed cause it's really cool to make a show about D.I.D (which is a desease that most people don't believe exists) so i was expecting a lot from this drama. At first i thought it was really funny but then it became such a tragedy, they were crying all the time and Shin Se Gi didn't have enough screen appearance, he was the best personality tbh.

    To be short, it was a nice concept but bad writing and cringy production.

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    Sarai 30 days ago

    It started out so good but it dropped off by the final episodes. Aside from that, it's a really good drama, the best thing was Ji Sung's acting.

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    leemijin May 25, 2017

    By far one of the most loved show on MDL kkkk
    I liked it just so-so.... gave it 8/10
    Jisungs act was brilliant but i didnt sympathize with many things he went through

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    JLY May 20, 2017 - edited

    I have been hesitant about this drama for a long time, the plot indeed didn't appeal me at 100%. I gave it a try...and wow, what an amazing choice I have made! I easily give it a 10, the plot was interesting and not too complicated to understand, the characters were never boring and I grew fond of them! I have loved every personality of Mr Cha, those were so hilarious!
    Good drama, I RECOMMEND IT!

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    CallistoSangre May 20, 2017
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    RodJun828 Apr 22, 2017

    This is one of the best. 10/10 for me easily, i wish i could give it a higher rating. Kudos to the main leads specially the male. His acting is very convincing with each personality. Became his fan instantly.

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    JulySnow2 Apr 12, 2017

    Just completed this drama...this is one of the best ones!

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    JulySnow2 Apr 11, 2017

    Eeeek I've only 2 eps left to watch (1st time viewer) then it's all over. I don't want to watch the last 2 just yet to delay this 1st time viewing experience...at the same tile, I can't wait to watch it right until the end right away, too curious, this drama is so unprwdicatble! Ah...the dilemma!

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    ShairaMicole Apr 4, 2017

    This drama is jus 10/10. Starting from its storyline to actors is just completely perfect!! This drama gave me so much feels I cannot.

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    SmileyVibe Apr 3, 2017

    I love this drama! This is one of the rare korean drama I can watch after one episode and then to the next. The cast are amazing actors and actresses. Ji Sung is very good actor. You have to admit, playing SEVEN characters is not easy.

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    Mimi Apr 2, 2017

    One of the best dramas out there it was just amazing from beginning to end n the chemistry between hwang jung eum n ji sung was mind blowing they're so cute together

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    JulySnow2 Mar 30, 2017

    Started watching this now, 5eps in and wow is the romance confusing! So who exactly are you supposed to ship the female lead with? The kind heir? The badass? All of them/him!?!? I see a potential for a terrible case of second lead syndrome developing, and it's the SAME actor playing him/them!

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 15,677 users)
  • Ranked:

    #17
  • Popularity:

    #12

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