Kill Me, Heal Me

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Kill Me, Heal Me
KillMeHealMe-Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Original title 병원선
Genre
Created by Han Hee
Written by Jin Soo-wan
Directed by
  • Kim Jin-man
  • Kim Dae-jin
Creative director(s)
  • Jin Chang-gyoo
  • Sung Chi-uk
  • Kwak Seung-yeol
Starring
Opening theme Kill Me by Various Artists
Ending theme Auditory Hallucinations by Jang Jae-in
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Han Hee
Producer(s) Kim Hee-yeol
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor MBC
Release
Original network MBC
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release January 7 (2015-01-07) – March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12)
External links
Website

Kill Me, Heal Me (Hangul킬미, 힐미; RRKilmi, Hilmi) is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon, Oh Min-suk, and Kim Yoo-ri.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] It aired on MBC from January 7 to March 12, 2015 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.[10][11] The series incorporates dissociative identity disorder and child abuse elements as pivotal topics.[12] It reunited Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum, who previously starred together in Secret Love (2013).[13][14]

Synopsis[edit]

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?

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Ji Sung as Cha Do-hyun (Cha Joon-young)[15][16] 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.
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.
She is Do-hyun's first love and Ki-joon's fiancée, a cold and prideful woman.

Supporting[edit]

  • 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.

Seungjin Family

  • 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

Others

  • 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

Special appearances[edit]

  • 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)

Original soundtrack[edit]

Kill Me, Heal Me:
Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released March 5, 2015
Genre Pop, K-pop, soundtrack, R&B
Language Korean, English
Label Pan Entertainment
Recording Industry Association of Korea, Inc.
No.TitleArtistLength
1."환청" (Auditory Hallucination)Jang Jae-in feat. NaShow3:29
2."Healing Love"Luna and Cho-yi (LU:KUS)4:11
3."말할 수 없는 비밀" (Unspeakable Secret)Moon Myung-jin4:26
4."이런 기분" (This Feeling)Lee Yoo-rim3:34
5."너를 보낸다" (Letting You Go)Park Seo-joon4:07
6."제비꽃" (Violet)Ji Sung3:54
7."환청 (Inst.)" (Auditory Hallucination (Inst.))Various Artists3:29
8."Healing Love (Inst.)"Various Artists4:11
9."말할 수 없는 비밀 (Inst.)" (Unspeakable Secret (Inst.))Various Artists4:26
10."이런 기분 (Inst.)" (This Feeling (Inst.))Various Artists3:34
11."Kill Me"Various Artists2:26
12."I Am Shin Se-gi"Various Artists3:39
13."Beyond Recollection"Various Artists3:58
14."Freak"Various Artists2:17
15."Childhood"Various Artists2:01
16."Who Are You?"Various Artists2:37
17."Driving to the Past"Various Artists3:40
18."I Am Cha Do-hyun"Various Artists2:16
19."Heal Me"Various Artists2:46

Ratings[edit]

  • 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[19] AGB Nielsen[20]
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)
Average 10.0% 12.8% 10.1% 11.1%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
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
Park Seo-joon Nominated
Most Popular Actress (TV) Hwang Jung-eum Nominated
10th Seoul International Drama Awards[21]
Best Actor Ji Sung Nominated
Excellent Korean Drama Kill Me, Heal Me Won
Outstanding Korean Actress Hwang Jung-eum Won
8th Korea Drama Awards
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)
Won
4th APAN Star Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Ji Sung Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Park Seo-joon Nominated
MBC Drama Awards
Grand Prize / Daesang
(Determined through fan votes)[22]
Ji Sung Won
Hwang Jung-eum Nominated
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
Hwang Jung-eum Won
Park Seo-joon Won
Popularity Award, Actor Ji Sung Nominated
Park Seo-joon Won
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
4th Annual DramaFever Awards[23]
Best Actor Ji Sung Won

International Broadcasts[edit]

  •  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.

Remake[edit]

A Chinese remake, A Seven Faced Man aired on Tencent in 2017.

References[edit]

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