My interest in Kill Me Heal Me is now completely lopsided in one direction. It isn’t always this way, just because I’m a female viewer doesn’t mean I gravitate only towards the male actors cast in a drama. I just like folks whose acting connect with me whether it’s an actor or actress in question. The ladies in KMHM just happen to be lackluster is all. Kim Yoo Ri is in talks to round out the cast of KMHM, a choice that is likely a lock since the drama is already behind schedule with filming due to the delay in confirming the two leads.
Kim Yoo Ri is a decent perennial second female lead but she always plays the character with the same brittle refined haughtiness whether in Cheongdamdong Alice or The Master’s Sun. My suggestion is to grow out her chic blunt bob and change up her stagnant image. In KMHM, she joins male lead Lee Seung Gi, female lead Lim Ji Yeon, and second male lead Park Seo Joon in a big budget drama about mental illness and healing set against the backdrop of a chaebol family’s conflict and strife. Read on for more descriptions of the leads.
Often the ladies, whether it’s my favorite actresses or even promising supporting female leads, interest me just as much if not more. The gender preference is an easy but false assertion, especially here in the case of KMHM where the two male leads happen to be actors I enjoy while the ladies ended up being actresses that haven’t won me over with any previous performance(s).
Lee Seung Gi plays Cha Do Hyun: A third generation chaebol with 7 different personalities. Due to various attempts on his life resulting in his multiple personality mental illness (woman, child, animal, old man, gay guy, etc.), he’s tormented and tries to find a cure for his disorder. He asks a psychiatry first year medical resident to secretly treat him. The increasing conflict within his chaebol family leads to his 6 non-dominant personalities to start to battle with his dominant main personality.
Lim Ji Yeon is Oh Ri Jin: She’s bipolar and a first year psychiatry resident. A genius who gets perfect scores on tests, with a pretty exterior but a very sassy mouthy attitude that riles people up. Her romance with Do Hyun is described as funny and touching.
Park Seo Joon is Oh Ri Jin’s fraternal twin brother Oh Ri On: A 4D personality mystery writer, with a personality that is either a genius or an idiot. To find out the backstory behind the mentally ill third generational chaebol, he starts to follow Do Hyun as the inspiration for his next novel. Through his research he starts to piece together Do Hyun’s life and unexpectedly develops a friendship with Do Hyun and helps him find his true personality back.