킬미, 힐미 (Kill Me, Heal Me)

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킬미, 힐미 (Kill Me, Heal Me)

MBC – 20 Episodes
A Pan Entertainment/Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Production
Timeslot: Wednesday & Thursday Evenings, 10:00 PM
Genre: Trendy Drama
Format: 1080i Dolby Digital 2.0 – 65 Minutes
Ran from: 2015/Jan/07~Mar/12

WITH 지성 (Ji Sung) as Cha Do-Hyeon/Shin Se-Gi/Perry Park/Nana/Ahn Yo-Seop/Ahn Yo-Na; 황정음 (Hwang Jung-Eum) as Oh Ri-Jin; 박서준 (Park Seo-Jun) as Oh Ri-On; 김유리 (Kim Yoo-Ri); 오민석 (Oh Min-Seok) as 차기준 (Cha Gi-Jun), 김영애 (Kim Young-Ae) as Seo Tae-Im; 심혜진 (Shim Hye-Jin) as Shin Hwa-Ran; 고창석 (Go Chang-Seok) as Seok Ho-Pil; 최원영 (Choi Won-Young) as Ahn Guk; 김희정 (Kim Hee-Jung) as Ji Soon-Young; 박준규 (Park Joon-Gyu) as Oh Dae-Ho; 김나운 (Kim Na-Woon) as Yoon Ja-Gyeong; 김일우 (Kim Il-Woo) as Cha Young-Pyo; 김슬기 (Kim Seul-Gi) as Heo Seuk-Hee;

CREW Production Director 김진만 (Kim Jin-Man) B-Team Director 김대진 (Kim Dae-Jin) Main Writer 진수완 (Jin Su-Wan) Executive Producer 김희열 (Kim Hee-Yeol) Chief Producer 한희 (Han Hee) Producer 지환 (Ji Hwan) Director of Photography 정승우 (Jung Seung-Woo) 김화영 (Kim Hwa-Young) 지승우 (Ji Seung-Woo) Lighting 최성문 (Choi Sung-Moon) Art Director 원혜정 (Won Hye-Jung) Editor 배희경 (Bae Hee-Gyeong) 방윤희 (Bang Yoon-Hee) 박소영 Park So-Young) Music 김수한 (Kim Soo-Han) Assistant Producer 진창규 (Jin Chang-Gyu) 성치욱 (Sung Chi-Wook) 곽승열 (Kwak Seung-Yeol)

RATINGS
AGB Nielsen Nationwide
HIGHEST: 11.5% (03/04 - E17)
LOWEST: 8.9% (01/08 - E02)
AVERAGE: 10.13%

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SYNOPSIS

Here is one man living in a Dystopian world. He was traumatized as a young child. It was difficult for him to deal with his childhood trauma so he created another personality to cope with his pain! His alter ego’s uncontrollable anger will explode after being suppressed in his subconscious. But the problem is that he will have no recollection of what happened while he was in a rage. But the split personality turns out to have splintered into a third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seven personalities. He quietly seeks medical help and is diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. What caused him to have multiple personalities? Why did his mind have to create seven personalities to suppress his past? What terrible things happened that he can’t remember now? An annoying woman appears in the life of this man who is torn apart. She is a psychiatrist but quite transparent in her intentions. He almost even dated her. When he asked her to take him on as her patient, she turns him down but offers to be his friend! [MBC Global Media]

IN SHORT

Split personality is the new rage in Yeouido, and it’s easy to see why – you can grab the headlines and half-ass characterization since the gimmick will probably be enough to carry the show, at least buzz-wise. But if this were anywhere near a serious production (and I’m not talking about mood here), you first would have found someone who could handle SEVEN different characters in one setting, let alone a complex one. Sure enough, casting directors struggled for months until they found the nearly range-less Ji Sung in December (which means that we’re in live shooting mode right from the start, albeit Jin Su-Wan did complete a good half of the drama’s script beforehand). And I’m certainly not faulting his effort, as he pours heart and soul into playing these disparate yet desperately underdeveloped cookie-cutter “personalities.” The fault is with the 해를 품은 달 (The Moon Embracing the Sun) writer, taking what was an interesting concept on paper and filling it with an ungodly amount of fluff and schizophrenic tonal shifts, to the point that it becomes insufferably bloated. In the span of 60 minutes you might witness over-edited action, “gown people” who would make the cast of Scrubs look competent throw a flurry of random medical jargon at the screen, daily drama-like company dynamics (complete with conspicuous PPL) and of course the mandatory dose of half-baked romance, all tied together with the spit and chewing gum of Jin’s lousy dialogue and nonexistent characterization. With this mess of a script, you could even excuse the shrieky acting of Hwang Jung-Eum, or Park Seo-Jun’s insipidness. Even the most versatile of cast wouldn’t be able to get much out of it.

ACTING GRADES

70 김영애 (Kim Young-Ae)
65 지성 (Ji Sung)
65 김희정 (Kim Hee-Jung)
64 김일우 (Kim Il-Woo)
63 박준규 (Park Joon-Gyu)
61 김나운 (Kim Na-Woon)
60 심혜진 (Shim Hye-Jin)
60 김유리 (Kim Yoo-Ri)
60 오민석 (Oh Min-Seok)
60 고창석 (Go Chang-Seok)
60 최원영 (Choi Won-Young)
58 김슬기 (Kim Seul-Gi)
55 박서준 (Park Seo-Jun)
51 황정음 (Hwang Jung-Eum)

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~ Last Update: 2015/03/22