Cha Do Hyeon is a rich young man who experienced a massive trauma in his childhood and therefore developed a personality disorder. Sharing his body and lifetime with six other identities makes Do Heon extremely lonely and wary, as he has to bear the consequences of his other personalities actions.
O Ri Jin on the other hand is a very capable student of psychology who takes on the challenge to cure him: her aim is to make one of his seven personalities dominate over the others. During this difficult process, Do Hyeon and Ri Jin fall in love with each other, while the former struggles for control over his life. Meanwhile O Ri On, Ri Jin's twin brother and a famous writer of mystery novels, does his own investigation on Cha Do Hyeon, slowly but steadily delving deeper into their past.
Following the trend of psychological based dramas, Kill Me Heal Me shows how a well written, well acted storyline can create a great show.
While the basic premise of Kill Me Heal Me is common - a rich family fights over inheritance and each other -the twist gets added in when your male lead has 7 personalities. And it's a testament to Ji Seong's acting that he nails all seven. So despite seeing the same face on screen, each personality is their own character and it's easy to tell which one is inhabiting the body at that moment in time.
And while Hwang Jeong Eum takes some time to settle into her role - the screaming is a bit much but she quiets down and gains gravitas - her character is fresh and blunt.
And while the overarching mystery takes some time to get going, it never feels like it's dragging because we get personality hijinks to help keep us entertained.
An entertaining watch, definitely a recommend for any romantic comedy fan.