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Healer

Genre: action, thriller, romance, comedy

Episodes: 20

Main actresses: Park Min Young, Kim Mi Kyung

Main actors: Ji Chang Wook, Yoo Ji Tae

Story: The job of a night courier is not only dangerous and oftentimes highly illegal but also a place where one must be able to fight and stand up for himself in every situation. Strong and beast like Seo Jung Hoo (Ji Chang Wook), codename “Healer”, is the most famous night errand guy in Seoul and its neighbourhood who only accepts the toughest jobs with the highest payment. One day, popular broadcasting reporter Kim Moon Ho (Yoo Ji Tae) hires the “Healer” to find and protect a certain person for him. Seo Jung Hoo has to go undercover and disguises himself as clumsy and shy news reporter “Bong Soo” to find a job at a news company. There, he not only meets Kim Moon Ho himself but also a girl named Chae Young Shin (Park Min Young), an enthusiastic, strong willed and good hearted person with the goal to become the most famous broadcasting reporter in South Korea! And while Sung Hoo’s desperately trying to perfect his act as “Bong Soo” is his real business – the night courier job – slowly starting to draw its dingy circles arround him…

Trailer:

Own opinion: MUST WATCH!!! I can’t believe I’m saying this but… “Healer” really did what none other drama was able to do until now: It shoved my second favourite drama “Bad Guy” out of its place! O.o I mean: I LOVE “Bad Guy” since Kim Nam Gil is my favourite actor and the genre of melodramas basically my most beloved one… but “Healer”… really now… what’s this? What did you do to me?! XDD

Whoever created the story, whoever directed the scenes and whoever casted the actors and actresses for this one… I so want to thank them for doing their job perfectly perfect even to the tiniest detail! The action scenes are awesomely cool; the music harmonizes with every word spoken, every look given and every move made in such a breathtaking way that one wonders which genius might be behind this work of art; the acting by every main character is so intriguing that my feelings got all mixed up since I could hardly decide for whom I should root!

There’s not even one single person I disliked to the point of hate but so many lovable people that there was not one dull moment during the show. Wherever and at whomever the drama focused didn’t matter for I was excited at each and every story on its own! I watched “Healer” weeks ago but I’m still kind of enchanted by its perfectness… so impressive! ❤

Ji Chang Wook as “Seo Jung Hoo” a.k.a. “Bong Soo” did such an awesome performance by displaying so many different layers of a person in just one moment that I wondered how the hell he was still as unfamous as any other random actor in SK before “Healer”! Acting a cool, foreclosed and mysterious guy like Seo Jung Hoo who’s undercover acting as clumsy, warm hearted and friendly “Bong Soo” who, sometimes, has to go undercover as well and act like a sophisticated and realiable chaebol but still display certain character traits of Bong Soo must’ve been a really difficult task to do! Still, Ji Chang Wook mastered this job like he’s never done anything else and so great at that that I was really able to see all three “characters” he’s displaying in one of these awesome undercover-undercover-mission moments!

Plus I really love the way how randomly normal Seo Jung Hoo is at home! 😀 Normally, especially main guys in kdramas tend to be overly perfect and would walk around in a suit even when they bake or cook. Not so this time – the oh-so-cool Healer is not only eating simple microwave food (which doesn’t look healthy, by the way) but also lazily lying around in grey and worn out sweatpants with some comfortable shirts and simple slippers. XDD Sooo cute!

Park Min Young on the other hand was already one of the most beloved South Korean actresses even before “Healer” which’s why her doing a perfect job was to be expected. She’s infamous for always picking projects which later on turn out to be absolutely brilliant and successful; and so she did again with this one! I love her “Chae Young-Shin” in the drama because this girl is neither annoyingly weak nor uncertain of her feelings or unreasonably unforgiving. She’s simply to die for cute and funny! >.<

Rating: 10 / 10 – When something’s as perfect as “Healer” we should recognize it and give it the love it deserves! 😉

 

Bad Guys

Genre: action, crime, thriller

Episodes: 11

Main actress: Kang Ye Won

Main actors: Kim Sang Joong, Park Hae Jin, Ma Dong Seok, Jo Dong Hyeok

Story: Within the Korean police department exists one detective who’s different from the others; one guy with the nickname “Crazy Dog” who’s so effective yet so dangerous that you hardly know if he’s on the good or bad side of life; one leader whom even the creepiest of creepy will end up following: Oh Goo Tak (Kim Sang Joong), a detective on suspension because of his excessive force and brutality while catching and questioning suspects. Besides these flaws though is the “Crazy Dog” a man whom the police can’t afford to lose – so he’s once again brought back on the road to get some criminals. A brutal and cold-blooded serial killer is drawing his circles around Seoul and has yet to be stopped. Oh Goo Taks task is it to form a special investigation team which’ll solve the mystery about these serial crimes and – HELL YEAH! – he definitely knows whom to get! Let’s take a look in three local prisons: Park Woong Chul (Ma Dong Seok) is a mafia vice-boss, bad ass gangster and overtook the whole underworld of Seoul in a matter of just 25 days! He may not be the biggest thinker but his fist is like that of a jackhammer and his loyalty always in the right place. Jung Tae Soo (Jo Dong Hyeok) on the other hand was a professional contract killer, skilled, heartless and literally invisible. No one knows how many people he actually killed before he suddenly turned himself in – because he’s never left any tracks on his crime scenes at all. He’s not only a great and detailed fighter but also smart and experienced with murders. Last but not least we have Lee Jung Moon (Park Hae Jin). This really handsome and extremely intelligent young guy with an IQ above 160 and a PhD in mathematics and philosophy is someone nobody wants to mess with: Famous as the youngest serial killer in South Korea ever is he not only a psychopath on paper but also kinda creepy in reality – even for his teammates. Supporting this team consisting out of slightly crazy people is tough police inspector Yoo Mi Young (Kang Ye Won) who’s someone which’ll never back down – not even in front of a murderer.

Trailer (I’m sorry it’s not subbed but I couldn’t find one… it pretty much explains itself though):

Own opinion: Out of 10 points? HUNDRED!!

Awesome! I didn’t know that it would be possible to produce a Korean late night drama with the quality of a Hollywood film – but it is! Each and every episode felt like I was in a movie theater watching something like… I don’t know… James Bond?! Thanks God the story line’s not like “James Bond” though. 😉

The plot is just WOW! It’s so packed with shocking news, revealing facts and breathtaking action that not even one second gives you the chance of getting bored. I’ve honestly never seen a Korean drama which was so well made and I’m just astonished as to the degree of perfection which “Bad Guys” accomplished! The acting’s mesmeric, the story line addictive and the art design absolutely bewitching!

I loved how they displayed the different pasts from our main characters one after another but always only a little bit at a time, not all at once. The viewer was left in the dark till the very end which made the whole story even more thrilling. The only thing that bothers me somehow is that they almost forgot about Lee Jung Moons traits as a super intelligent guy! At one point of the plot I even forgot that he has a PhD in mathematics and philosophy. I mean: This is so cool! The producers could’ve done more with this – but then it would’ve been definitely necessary to film more episodes and I don’t know if that was possible because I really do think that they’ve spent a lot of money on this project already. 😉 Besides that: ~ LOVE ~

I really don’t know what to say about this anymore. It’s simply awesome! I already LOVED the first episode but feared that the quality might go down with the time – but NO! It just got better and better! So please do yourself the favor and watch this drama! You’ll not regret it – promise!!

Rating: 10 points out of 10! YEAH!! 😀