Healer (TV series)
|Written by||Song Ji-na|
|Theme music composer|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Executive producer(s)||Bae Kyung-soo|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Kim Jong-hak Production|
|Distributor||Korean Broadcasting System|
|Original release||December 8, 2014 –|
February 10, 2015
Healer (Hangul: 힐러; RR: Hilleo) is a 2014-2015 South Korean television series starring Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young and Yoo Ji-tae. It aired on KBS2 from December 8, 2014 to February 10, 2015 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 for 20 episodes.
A decades-old incident involving a group of five friends who ran an illegal pro-democracy broadcasting station during the Fifth Republic in South Korea brings together three different people—an illegal "night courier" with the codename "Healer" (Ji Chang-wook) who possesses top-notch fighting skills, a reporter from a second-rate tabloid news website (Park Min-young), and a famous journalist at a major broadcast station (Yoo Ji-tae). In trying to uncover the truth from that 1992 incident, they grow into real, honest reporters, while dealing with the conflict between truth and fate.
- Ji Chang-wook as Seo Jung-hoo/Park Bong-soo/Healer
- Park Si-jin as young Jung-hoo
- Choi Jung-hoo as child Jung-hoo
- An illegal "night courier" who works under the alias "Healer". Renowned for being the best in his field, Jung-hoo is equipped not only with advanced technology and a trusty hacker sidekick, but also his superb fighting skills. His ultimate goal is to save money and buy an uninhabited island off the coast of Panama and to live there alone, but that changes after being given an order by his client, Kim Moon-ho, to find and protect a girl named Young-shin from the people who want her dead but he later falls in love with young shin.
- Park Min-young as Chae Young-shin/Oh Ji-an
- Kim So-yeon as young Young-shin
- Ku Geon-min as child Ji-an
- A strong-willed and quirky internet news reporter who dreams of becoming a legendary reporter. However, her dreams are put to the test when she finds out about her hidden past as the lost child Oh Ji-an. Due to her abusive past, Young-shin is traumatized and suffers from panic attacks whenever she sees violence. She later falls in love with her protector, Jung-hoo.
- Yoo Ji-tae as Kim Moon-ho
- Kim Seung-chan as young Moon-ho
- A star reporter, and brother to Kim Moon-sik, the CEO of a large news company. His goal is to last each day and to find Oh Ji-an, a supposedly dead child whom he suspects to still be alive. He pays Jung-hoo (as "Healer") to find and protect Ji-an (now known as Young-shin) from the people that want her dead out of guilt for not fully investigating the truth about a 1992 incident that ended in the tragic deaths of two out of five best friends, and the crippling of a third.
- Kim Mi-kyung as Jo Min-ja, Hacker ahjumma, a former detective specializing in cyber crimes
- Oh Kwang-rok as Ki Young-jae, Jung-hoo's teacher (and the first "Healer"), one of five friends from the past
- Choi Dong-gu as young Young-jae, Motorcycle rider and distractor during the illegal radio broadcasts
- Taemi as Kang Dae-yong, "Healer's" assistant
- Ji Il-joo as Seo Joon-seok, Jung-hoo's father, an engineer of the illegal radio station and later a photographer working with Oh Gil-han
- Lee Kyung-shim as Jung-hoo's mother
- Song Ji-in as young Jung-hoo's mother
- Park Sang-myun as Chae Chi-soo, Young-shin's adoptive father, a lawyer specializing in defending clients accused of burglary who also runs a café where he has employed many of his former clients
- Woo Hyun as Chul-min, a former convict and one of Chae Chi-soo's clients who now works at the café
- Park Won-sang as Jang Byung-se, head of "Someday News," an internet tabloid news site where Chae Young-shin works
- Choi Seung-kyung as Yeo Gi-ja, "Reporter Yeo" at "Someday News"
- Park Sang-won as Kim Moon-sik, one of the initial five friends, now a highly successful CEO of a news agency
- Son Seung-won as young Moon-sik, driver of the truck from which the five friends ran their illegal radio station
- Do Ji-won as Choi Myung-hee, Young-shin's biological mother, living in the present with Kim Moon-sik and confined to a wheelchair
- Jung Hye-in as young Myung-hee, one of the lead reporters in the illegal radio station
- Woo Hee-jin as Kang Min-jae, news director at "ABS News," where Kim Moon-ho works at the start of the story
- Jang Sung-beom as Lee Jong-soo, Kim Moon-ho's assistant
- Park Sang-wook as Bae Sang-soo, head of a rival "night courier" agency
- Hong Seung-jin as Yo-yo, employed by Bae Sang-soo
- Jo Han-chul as Yoon Dong-won, a detective specializing in cyber crimes
- Oh Jong-hyuk as Oh Gil-han, Young-shin's biological father, one of the lead reporters in the illegal radio station and a regular reporter after the fall of the Fifth Republic
- Jung Gyu-soo as Oh Tae-won, Moon-sik's secretary and agent of "The Elder"
- Kim Ri-na as Joo Yeon-hee, an actress who turns to Chae Young-shin and her father for help
- Choi Jong-won as Park Jung-dae, "The Elder," a shadowy figure operating behind the scenes
- Lee Moon-sik as Ko Sung-chul (cameo, ep 1)
- Nam Hee-seok (cameo, ep 9)
- Jeon Hye-bin as Kim Jae-yoon (cameo, ep 20)
|Episode #||Original Broadcast Date||Episode Title||Average Audience Share|
|TNmS Ratings||AGB Nielsen|
|Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area||Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area|
|1||8 December 2014||I have a dream||6.9% (NR)||7.5% (NR)||7.8% (NR)||8.3% (NR)|
|2||9 December 2014||Fate continues||7.6% (NR)||8.8% (18th)||7.9% (NR)||8.4% (NR)|
|3||15 December 2014||The first kiss that day||5.7% (NR)||6.3% (NR)||7.2% (NR)||7.6% (NR)|
|4||16 December 2014||Because I'm next to you||5.9% (NR)||6.4% (NR)||7.4% (NR)||8.0% (NR)|
|5||22 December 2014||Meaning of You||7.0% (NR)||7.4% (NR)||8.8% (19th)||9.8% (15th)|
|6||23 December 2014||Begin||7.1% (NR)||7.6% (NR)||7.7% (20th)||8.0% (NR)|
|7||29 December 2014||We, under the sunset||6.9% (NR)||7.8% (NR)||7.8% (NR)||8.9% (16th)|
|8||30 December 2014||Cannot be forgotten||8.4% (NR)||9.4% (17th)||8.6% (19th)||9.2% (17th)|
|9||5 January 2015||I trust you||7.6% (NR)||7.8% (NR)||8.2% (NR)||8.9% (NR)|
|10||6 January 2015||Can't it be me?||8.2% (NR)||9.5% (18th)||9.2% (17th)||10.0% (14th)|
|11||12 January 2015||In the darkness||7.4% (NR)||8.8% (NR)||9.4% (15th)||10.8% (10th)|
|12||13 January 2015||I don't know how to escape||8.7% (NR)||10.1% (17th)||9.1% (18th)||9.8% (14th)|
|13||19 January 2015||I'm waiting'||9.0% (18th)||9.7% (17th)||10.3% (14th)||11.3% (18th)|
|14||20 January 2015||It's alright even if you cry||9.4% (20th)||10.6% (12th)||9.7% (16th)||10.4% (13th)|
|15||26 January 2015||I remember||7.7% (NR)||8.2% (NR)||8.7% (20th)||9.2% (16th)|
|16||27 January 2015||To you again||8.5% (NR)||9.6% (18th)||8.9% (20th)||9.2% (19th)|
|17||2 February 2015||Won't you answer me?||7.1% (NR)||7.7% (NR)||8.5% (NR)||9.3% (19th)|
|18||3 February 2015||Just like the others||7.3% (NR)||8.4% (20th)||9.1% (19th)||9.6% (15th)|
|19||9 February 2015||I'll protect you||6.9% (NR)||7.8% (NR)||7.9% (NR)||7.7% (NR)|
|20||10 February 2015||Goodbye Healer||8.1% (NR)||8.6% (19th)||9.0% (18th)||9.1% (16th)|
Original Sound Track
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||February 9, 2015|
|Genre||Pop, K-pop, soundtrack, R&B|
|Label||Sixteen Media |
Kim Jong-hak Productions
|1.||"힐러" (Healer)||Lee Pil-ho & Park Jong-mi||Various Artists||2:36|
|2.||"Eternal Love"||Lee Sang Joon, Denzil "DR" Remedios, and Ryan Jhun Sewon||Michael Learns to Rock||4:16|
|3.||"When You Hold Me Tight"||Yael Meyer||3:12|
|4.||"눈이 하는 말" (What the Eyes Say)||Tei||3:36|
|6.||"그대 때문에" (Because of You)||JUST||4:09|
|7.||"지켜줄게" (I Will Protect You)||Ji Chang-wook||4:10|
|8.||"침묵" (Silence)||Lee Pil-ho & Park Jong-mi||Various Artists||2:40|
|9.||"Love and Pain"||Im Na-rae||Various Artists||3:30|
|10.||"코드명 힐러" (Code Name: Healer)||Lee Pil-ho||Various Artists||2:16|
|11.||"멋있다 힐러" (Super Healer)||Kim Min-woo||Various Artists||2:09|
|12.||"김문호 기자" (Reporter Kim Moon-ho)||Kim Ji-eun||Various Artists||2:32|
|13.||"지나간다" (Pass On By)||Im Na-rae||Various Artists||3:15|
|14.||"세상을 품다" (Embrace the World)||Ok Jeong-yong||Various Artists||3:59|
|15.||"정후사랑" (Jung-hoo's Love Theme)||Park Jong-mi||Various Artists||3:18|
|16.||"To Battle"||Kim Min-woo||Various Artists||2:37|
|17.||"영신이의 꿈" (Young-shin's Dream)||Im Na-rae||Various Artists||2:35|
|18.||"You Love Me"||Kim Min-woo||Various Artists||2:08|
|19.||"아픔의 흔적" (A Trace of Pain)||Kim Ji-eun||Various Artists||2:58|
|20.||"해킹루트" (Hacking Route)||Lee Pil-ho||Various Artists||1:43|
|21.||"Healing Me"||Im Na-rae||Various Artists||3:18|
|22.||"Trouble"||Kim Min-woo||Various Artists||3:11|
|23.||"그들의 운명" (Their Fate)||Kim Ji-eun||Various Artists||3:05|
|24.||"영원한 기억" (Eternal Memory)||Various Artists||2:53|
Awards and nominations
|2014||Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama||Ji Chang-wook||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Park Min-young||Won|
|Popularity Award, Actor||Ji Chang-wook||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Ji Chang-wook and Park Min-young||Won|
|2015||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Ji Chang-wook||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Do Ji-won||Nominated|
|2016||Best Couple||Ji Chang-wook and Park Min-young||Won|
|Best Korean Drama – Melodrama||Healer||Won|
- It aired in Vietnam on HTV2 from March 17, 2016, under the name Người hùng của em.
- It aired in Thailand on PPTV starting October 15, 2016.
- It aired in Israel on Viva (ויוה פלוס) from June 25, 2015 to August 27, 2015. It was rerun from September 1, 2016 to November 3, 2016.
- It aired in The Philippines on GMA7 as The Healer from July 25, 2016 to September 28, 2016.
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- "Park Min-young puts career over love". K-pop Herald. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-16.
- "Ji Chang-wook wanted to 'shoot to fame'". K-pop Herald. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
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- CoCo Kdrama, DramaFever (June 28, 2016). "Announcing the winners of the Fourth Annual DramaFever Awards!". DramaFever. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
- "Healer ปริศนาล่ารหัสลับ – ซีรีย์เกาหลี". korea.tlcthai (in Thai).
- "Healer - הילר". viva.walla (in Hebrew).
- "The Healer: Meet Juno Seo". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved 2017-08-04.