Kill Me, Heal Me‘s premise had so much potential to go very wrong, so I’m glad that it’s taken the path of thoughtful pathos rather than cheap laughs and overwrought melo. By packing some emotional heft into the characters, even the much-used battlefield of corporate takeovers can be refreshed.
Fighter Se-gi provides a strong counterpoint to good-guy Do-hyun, living with the urgency of someone who knows he’s on borrowed time, while on the heroine’s side, Ri-jin’s competence as a doctor and no-BS attitude doesn’t take away her sensitivity to others, giving us an idea why she’s the healing half of the equation. Overall, the character treatment and plot direction makes me hopeful so far. Of course, it’s too early to tell, but… I like to err on the side of optimism.