You guys will no longer be shattered pieces but like connected puzzles.
With the name of Cha Do Hyun, you guys will become a cooler person.
~Oh Ri Jin
I, with this gaze is Cha Do Hyun.
~Cha Do Hyun
A favor asked will only become a threat when fear is felt.
~Shin Se Gi
Making a coincidence was my 1st mistake. Making that coincidence into fate is the 2nd. Constantly encouraging you and making the fate into destiny is the 3rd. Letting you leave me by choice was the last mistake.
~Oh Ri On
A psychiatrist is not a saviour. You can’t save everyone and you must not be under a delusion that you can.
Kill me heal me (2015) 杀了我，治愈我
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Medical, Mystery
Enjoyment: 10/10 Pace: 9/10 No. of times I watched it: 2
Plot: A romantic comedy about a third-generation billionaire with Dissociative Identity Disorder and a first-year Psychiatrist resident who treats him secretly. The “seven people” whom he created in his body began their battle to be the final dictator that will have control over his life.
Zoom into characters: Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) is the third generation of a chaebol family who suffers from multiple personality disorder after going through numerous life-threatening traumas. He tries to lead life normally and become the successor of the company with the help of a resident doctor, Oh Ri Jin (Hwang Jung Eum). Ri Jin herself lost some of her childhood memories which include Do Hyun. Meanwhile, Oh Ri On (Park Seo Joon) who becomes Oh Ri Jin’s twin brother is a genius writer. He has no choice but to keep his love for her to himself. He is determined to find out the secrets and stories of this third generation Chaebol and starts following him around to uncover them but unexpectedly forms an empathy for him instead.
Just a brief overview: Cha Do Hyun (the real person) is very rich and smart but lonely because of his medical condition. Shin Se Gi is a good fighter and the most dominating among all his other personalities. Most of the pain from Do Hyun’s childhood past falls on him so he is the strongest physically and mentally. 17 year old artistic and overly intelligent Ahn Yo Sub is the suicidal personality which will find all means to commit suicide. Ahn Yo Na is Yo Sub’s twin sister. She appears whenever Do Hyun is under great distress as she does not bear grudge. The only problem is that she will go around chasing idols like a crazy fan. Perry Park’s dream is to own a ship with his name on it. He enjoys making bombs and has a happy-go-lucky personality. Nana and X are personalities that are related to Ri Jin.
I personally like the Cha Do Hyun personality the most as he is more courteous and responsible unlike the others and I don’t want to root for a personality that will disappear. I will not deny that all the other personalities have their uniqueness and attractive points. Haha. It is interesting that the personalities relate to Do Hyun. For example, both Perry Park and Shin Se Gi are heavy drinkers just like Cha Do Hyun. Both Shin Se Gi and Cha Do Hyun uses the “watch” method at Ri Jin (you will know after you watch) to show the time that something significant starts. It is funny when Ri Jin first meets Se Gi and when Do Hyun thinks that she is a patient instead of a doctor.
It is hilarious when Yo Na is attracted to Ri On and starts chasing him with lots of love. It is very touching when Ri Jin tries very hard to deal with the different personalities with different methods, even calling out to Do Hyun to “resurface”. It is depressing that Do Hyun’s father unknowingly and indirectly forces the son he loves to split mentally just because of his own anger and incapability. Perry Park resembling his father is thus created as Do Hyun yearns for his loving father. I feel sorry for Ri On who does not stand a chance as he is Ri Jin’s brother and only feels miserable and conflicting feelings when seeing Ri Jin with Do Hyun.
Started watching this because of the interesting plot: 7 personality disorder. I am very fascinated by Ji Sung who acts all the different personalities very well, especially episode 9 where 3-4 of his personalities come out one by one. Watching this faster than it can be produced at first but slowed down because of my sister stopping me from watching it on television as she somehow dislikes the lead actress… Glad that I managed to continue. Surprisingly, this is the first drama with Ji Sung that I managed to finish completely.
Why you should watch: This drama is funny when the personality changes (especially when he is Yo Na) but at the same time saddening when Do Hyun is in despair. The plot is quite solid and I am satisfied with the reason for his medical condition, at least it is for someone and not because of the trauma he faces as I had expected. When the truth is finally out, it is so heartwarming and heartbreaking. The ending wraps the drama up nicely and gives time for the different personalities to say their farewells or express their gratitude to Ri Jin. Looks like I may become a fan of Park Seo Joon after this. Haha.
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