Kill Me Heal Me

Title: Kill Me Heal Me
Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Leads: Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eum, Park Seo Joon, 
Plot: A rich heir suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and enlists the help of a first-year medical resident to heal him
Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐★ (4.5)
Describe the show with a hashtag: #IamChaDoHyun


Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) is a third-generation business heir who developed dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) in the aftermath of several life-threatening traumatic events. He tries to regain control over his life with the help of Oh Ri Jin (Hwang Jung-eum), a first-year psychiatric resident who helps him secretly, but Ri Jin’s twin brother, Oh Ri On (Park Seo-joon), is a writer who is determined to uncover the unscrupulous lives of the rich and starts following Do Hyun around. Can Do Hyun take control over his condition before one of his seven personalities takes control of him instead?

My Feelings

This is another K drama that addresses mental health, not quite the same way as in It's Okay That's Love but it was just as interesting and meaningful. I will start by admitting that this drama was pretty much the Ji Sung show, in the sense that this drama gave him the chance to show off a full range of his acting skills, he plays a teenaged girl, middle aged alcoholic, suicidal teenaged boy and a young man in his prime all in one drama...and he killed it! He played all the roles so well that it's easy to see why he won several awards for this drama. There was enough comedy to make sure the drama wasn't a drag, but never in a way that it took away from the depth of the issues being addressed. As can be expected in all K dramas, the leads are connected in ways that are borderline beyond belief, but this connection was well written so it didn't seem too ridiculous. My oppa Park Seo Joon was also really great in this drama, although I wasn't a fan of the love angle, it didn't ruin it for me because they didn't overdo it. There was little to no dragging in this drama, and the supporting cast played their roles pretty well. I must mention again how I am not a huge fan of the way k dramas like to "redeem" the bad guy, and this drama was no exception. I know no one is beyond forgiveness but the father was just a terrible terrible man and there are no excuses for the things he did, and saving his son did absolutely nothing to change that in my books, I was so so so mad at him and I didn't really get closure in this regard, I know there's nothing more he can do but apologize but I need time to heal haha. Hwang Jung Eum was over dramatic as is her style but I think it worked here, she is very suited to comedies so I may not have chosen her for this drama personally but she really did well. Cha Do Hyun seemed like a really down and depressed character but obviously we can see why, so I like that his character started that way but began to loosen up as he started to heal. The writing really was excellent with this drama.


I definitely recommend this drama, it is emotional and funny and just really enjoyable to watch. It could be encouraging to people that have been through hard times to see Do Hyun heal and to realize that they too will be okay one day. Fighting!


Naija Noona


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