Kill Me, Heal Me
|Kill Me, Heal Me|
|Created by||Han Hee|
|Written by||Jin Soo-wan|
|Opening theme||Kill Me by Various Artists|
|Ending theme||Auditory Hallucinations by Jang Jae-in|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Executive producer(s)||Han Hee|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||January 7– March 12, 2015|
Kill Me, Heal Me (Hangul: 킬미, 힐미; RR: Kilmi, Hilmi) is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon, Oh Min-suk, and Kim Yoo-ri. It aired on MBC from January 7 to March 12, 2015 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes. The series incorporates dissociative identity disorder and child abuse elements as pivotal topics. It reunited Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum, who previously starred together in Secret Love (2013).
The human body is capable of all sorts of things to survive difficult situations. 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?
- Ji Sung as Cha Do-hyun (Cha Joon-young) and as child form for Cha Do-hyun is (Kim ye-Joon)
- Lee Do-hyun as child Cha Do-hyun (Cha Joon-young)
- A wealthy businessman with a warmhearted personality who loves to help others. He is the main personality of the body. However, after realizing that he suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID) 11 years ago, he has been desperately trying to hide this fact from his families and friends. In Episode 17, it was revealed that Cha Joon-young is his real name. He has six other identities:
- Shin Se-gi: A vehement guy with a devil-may-care demeanor who appears when Cha Do-hyun experiences violence. He may be violent, but he never hurts children and women. Se-gi endures all of Do-hyun's pain as he is the only identity to have all of Do-hyun's memories. His first love is Oh Ri-jin.
- Perry Park: A 40-year-old man with an affinity for fishing and building bombs. He appears when Cha Do-hyun reminisces the sweetside of his father before they came back into the mansion. The name "Perry Park" came from the promise Do-hyun (Joon-young) made to his father, which is to buy a boat named Perry Park Boat for him. He speaks with a Jeolla dialect.
- Ahn Yo-seob : A suicidal, intelligent 17-year-old boy who is an artist. He first appeared when Cha Do-hyun attempted to commit suicide when he was in High School. He is Yo-na's twin brother.
- Ahn Yo-na : An extrovert and mischievous 17-year-old girl who loves idols. She appears when Cha Do-hyun undergoes a great deal of pain or mental stress, and needs to endure it clandestinely. She has a crush on Oh Ri-on. She is Yo-seob's twin sister.
- Na-na (Cha Do-hyun): A 7 year-old girl who owns a teddy bear named Nana and revealed that her name is Cha Do-hyun . She is the embodiment of Do-hyun's childhood fears as well as Ri-jin's younger self.
- Mr. X: A mysterious guy who is later revealed as the father of Na-na.
- Oh Ri-on's twin sister. A first-year psychiatry resident who tries hard to maintain her seemingly perfect image to cover for her real personality. At first glance, she looks elegant and gentle, but she is actually messy and short-tempered. Ri-jin then becomes Do-hyun's secret psychiatrist, and slowly falls in love with him. In Episode 16, it was revealed that Cha Do-hyun is her real name .
- Park Seo-joon as Oh Ri-on (Omega / Oh Hwi)
- Kim Ye-joon as child Oh Ri-on
- Oh Ri-jin's twin older brother. Ri-on often gets mistaken for a goofy simpleton, but he is actually a famous mystery novelist under the pseudonym Omega who investigates about the Seungjin Family. His other name is Oh Hwi which he used to flirt with girls.
- Oh Min-suk as Cha Ki-joon
- President of ID Entertainment, he is Do-hyun's confident and competent cousin. Ki-joon and Do-hyun are rivals, with both competing to inherit their family's company.
- Kim Yoo-ri as Han Chae-yeon
- She is Do-hyun's first love and Ki-joon's fiancée, a cold and prideful woman.
- Choi Won-young as Ahn Gook, Do-hyun's Secretary.
- Ko Chang-seok as Suk Ho-pil (Dr. Schofield), Do-hyun's physician and Ri-jin's professor.
- Kim Young-ae as Seo Tae-im, Chairwoman of Seungjin Group and Do-hyun's grandmother
- Shim Hye-jin as Shin Hwa-ran, Do-hyun's birth mother
- Ahn Nae-sang as Cha Joon-pyo, Do-hyun's father
- Kim Il-woo as Cha Young-pyo, President of Seungjin Group and Ki-joon's father
- Kim Na-woon as Yoon Ja-kyung, Ki-joon's mother
- Myung Se-bin as Min Seo-yeon, Do-hyun's registered mother
- Kim Yong-gun as Cha Gun-ho, First Chairman of Seungjin Group
Family of Ri-jin and Ri-on
- Kim Hee-jung as Ji Soon-young, Ri-jin and Ri-on's mother
- Park Jun-gyu as Oh Dae-oh, Ri-jin and Ri-on's father
- Kim Hyung-bum as Section Chief Choi
- Baek Chul-min as Alex Kang
- Kim Hyun-joo as Baek Jin-sook, Chae-yeon's mother
- Lee Si-eon as Chief Park Min-jae
- Kang Bong-sung as Doctor Shin Sun-jo
- Jo Chang-geun as Doctor Kang In-gyu
- Choi Hyo-eun as Nurse Joo Mi-ro
- Heo Ji-woong as Omega's editor
- Jung Eun-pyo as U.S. psychiatrist who was afraid of Do-hyun (Episode 1)
- Kan Mi-youn as Shin Se-gi's girlfriend in the U.S. (Episode 1)
- Woo Hyun as Alcohol-dependent, mental patient (Episode 1)
- Koo Jun-yup as Club Paradise DJ (Episode 1)
- Kim Seul-gi as Patient Heo Sook-hee (Episode 1-4)
- Jo Yoon-ho as The biker with leather jacket (Episode 1-3)
- Seo Yi-ahn as Hong Ji-sun, Do-hyun's arranged date (Episode 7)
- LU:KUS as Idol group Rocking (Episode 8)
- Park Seul-gi as The MC (Episode 8)
- J.One (LU:KUS) as J.I. (Rocking) (Episode 11-12)
- Ahn Young-mi as Tarot card reader (Episode 13)
- Kwon Yuri as Ahn Yo-na (Episode 20)
|Kill Me, Heal Me: |
|Soundtrack album by Various Artists|
|Released||March 5, 2015|
|Genre||Pop, K-pop, soundtrack, R&B|
Recording Industry Association of Korea, Inc.
|1.||"환청" (Auditory Hallucination)||Jang Jae-in feat. NaShow||3:29|
|2.||"Healing Love"||Luna and Cho-yi (LU:KUS)||4:11|
|3.||"말할 수 없는 비밀" (Unspeakable Secret)||Moon Myung-jin||4:26|
|4.||"이런 기분" (This Feeling)||Lee Yoo-rim||3:34|
|5.||"너를 보낸다" (Letting You Go)||Park Seo-joon||4:07|
|6.||"제비꽃" (Violet)||Ji Sung||3:54|
|7.||"환청 (Inst.)" (Auditory Hallucination (Inst.))||Various Artists||3:29|
|8.||"Healing Love (Inst.)"||Various Artists||4:11|
|9.||"말할 수 없는 비밀 (Inst.)" (Unspeakable Secret (Inst.))||Various Artists||4:26|
|10.||"이런 기분 (Inst.)" (This Feeling (Inst.))||Various Artists||3:34|
|11.||"Kill Me"||Various Artists||2:26|
|12.||"I Am Shin Se-gi"||Various Artists||3:39|
|13.||"Beyond Recollection"||Various Artists||3:58|
|16.||"Who Are You?"||Various Artists||2:37|
|17.||"Driving to the Past"||Various Artists||3:40|
|18.||"I Am Cha Do-hyun"||Various Artists||2:16|
|19.||"Heal Me"||Various Artists||2:46|
- In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
- NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
|Episode #||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|TNmS Ratings||AGB Nielsen|
|Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area||Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area|
|1||January 7, 2015||8.7% (20th)||11.1% (12th)||9.2% (15th)||10.3% (13th)|
|2||January 8, 2015||8.0% (NR)||11.2% (10th)||8.9% (17th)||9.6% (16th)|
|3||January 14, 2015||8.5% (NR)||11.3% (9th)||10.3% (14th)||11.2% (8th)|
|4||January 15, 2015||8.4% (NR)||10.4% (19th)||9.4% (18th)||10.8% (10th)|
|5||January 21, 2015||8.6% (20th)||11.3% (10th)||9.5% (16th)||10.5% (11th)|
|6||January 22, 2015||9.2% (17th)||12.3% (8th)||9.9% (14th)||10.9% (10th)|
|7||January 28, 2015||9.4% (18th)||12.0% (7th)||9.6% (14th)||10.6% (10th)|
|8||January 29, 2015||9.8% (14th)||12.3% (7th)||11.5% (11th)||12.5% (6th)|
|9||February 4, 2015||10.2% (16th)||12.5% (6th)||10.5% (12th)||11.3% (9th)|
|10||February 5, 2015||10.9% (14th)||13.5% (6th)||11.0% (11th)||12.2% (6th)|
|11||February 11, 2015||11.2% (12th)||14.7% (5th)||10.9% (12th)||12.0% (6th)|
|12||February 12, 2015||10.2% (14th)||14.1% (6th)||11.4% (9th)||12.3% (7th)|
|13||February 18, 2015||11.0% (10th)||14.1% (5th)||10.3% (9th)||11.1% (7th)|
|14||February 19, 2015||10.1% (9th)||13.2% (4th)||9.4% (7th)||9.6% (4th)|
|15||February 25, 2015||11.2% (10th)||14.6% (6th)||10.5% (9th)||11.3% (8th)|
|16||February 26, 2015||10.7% (13th)||12.8% (8th)||10.4% (11th)||11.2% (9th)|
|17||March 4, 2015||12.1% (8th)||15.0% (6th)||11.5% (9th)||12.5% (6th)|
|18||March 5, 2015||10.6% (10th)||13.0% (7th)||9.8% (15th)||11.0% (8th)|
|19||March 11, 2015||10.7% (11th)||13.4% (7th)||9.2% (16th)||10.0% (13th)|
|20||March 12, 2015||10.5% (13th)||13.1% (7th)||9.4% (17th)||10.6% (11th)|
Awards and nominations
|2015||Best Drama||Kill Me, Heal Me||Nominated|
|Best Director (TV)||Kim Jin-man||Nominated|
|Best Actor (TV)||Ji Sung||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay (TV)||Jin Soo-wan||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actor (TV)||Ji Sung||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actress (TV)||Hwang Jung-eum||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Ji Sung||Nominated|
|Excellent Korean Drama||Kill Me, Heal Me||Won|
|Outstanding Korean Actress||Hwang Jung-eum||Won|
|Grand Prize / Daesang||Ji Sung||Nominated|
|Best Drama||Kill Me, Heal Me||Nominated|
|Best Production Director||Kim Jin-man||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Hwang Jung-eum||Nominated|
|Best Original Soundtrack||"Auditory Hallucination"
by Jang Jae-in (feat. NaShow)
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Ji Sung||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Park Seo-joon||Nominated|
|Grand Prize / Daesang
(Determined through fan votes)
|Drama of the Year||Kill Me, Heal Me (Kim Jin-man)||Won|
|PD Choice Award||Hwang Jung-eum||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Ji Sung||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Hwang Jung-eum||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Park Seo-joon||Won|
|Top 10 Stars||Ji Sung||Won|
|Popularity Award, Actor||Ji Sung||Nominated|
|Popularity Award, Actress||Hwang Jung-eum||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum||Nominated|
|Ji Sung and Park Seo-joon||Won|
|2016||Best Actor||Ji Sung||Won|
- Philippines - GMA Network - The Series aired on May 10, 2016 and it finished in July 20, 2016 from Mondays-Wednesdays (22:00-23:15) under the title, "Love Me, Heal Me".
- Myanmar - MRTV Entertainment - The drama aired on everyday schedule with Burmese/Myanmar subtitle, under the title "စေလိုရာစေ", started from July 2016 and ended in the same month.
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