Choe Mu Gak's sister is murdered by an unknown serial killer. Wanting to avenge her, he decides to become a policeman. Soon, he meets O Cho Rim, an aspiring comedienne, who was involved with the killer but as result of this traumatic experience has lost her memories of the event. However, in return, she has gained a special skill -- she can now see smells.
The two of them develop a special bond after Choe Mu Gak begins to help O Cho Rim with her work and she begins to help him with his.
The Girl Who Sees Smells is a half detective half melodramatic story about two people connected by a misfortune. One of them may see smells, another does not feel any pain. It explains the second title of the dorama that is Sensitive Couple.
I gave the dorama a good mark. I did not like a love story at all because only of the one reason. It takes time from the detective storyline. Even a whole episode is dedicated to a wedding.
A detective story here is really great. A serial killer stamps his victims with QR codes. Isn't it cool? From the very beginning, it is not clear who a real murderer is. Around episode 14 I even thought it was one of the detectives. The story develops step by step and a viewer may easily solve cases with detectives.
There are also some drawbacks: incomplete comedian storyline, lack of father's story in last episodes. But the main question is still the same for me - how did the protagonist become a policeman? But of course, there are some positive issues as well - lots of Korean food, soju, Russian themes (my Russian soul is happy =)
Park Yu Cheon and Sin Se Gyeong acting are ok but not outstanding. Nam Gung Min turned out to be real good. A detective squad is also nice portrayed.
Sensitive Couple is a nice dorama if you seek for something serious and criminal but at the same time entertaining and light.
Sensory Couple it's a great drama approaching good issues like pshycopaty and prosopagnosia. It also have some romance and investigation scenes and i guess that it was really good produced. Congrats to Shin Se Kyung, it was my first time to see her acting and i really appreciated her talent as actress. About Micky Park, he is really gorgeous, and the others chacacters worked really well. Sensory Couple it's on my favorite list, i loved it!
After a sudden event in her life the female lead in both titles is gifted a power relating to her sense of smell, allowing her to uncover a person's secrets. She then decides to participate in investigations using her new skill.
The 2015 title is about criminal investigations, while the 2008 is about love affairs.