I’m genuinely impressed and happy for the much deserved success of Kill Me Heal Me. The drama has flaws aplenty but overall is so entertaining and interesting to watch. Most of the success lays with Ji Sung convincingly playing 7 different characters, getting some writing help with the comedic and comic book presentation of the DID medical condition with underlying serious moments. I don’t take this drama seriously in either the medical aspects or the minutae of the story details and enjoy sitting back to just laugh constantly with the hijinks.
With China locking down the licensing of overseas shows until after the run is complete, splashing cold water on the live-watch popularity of K-dramas online in the last two years, the networks are looking for other ways to more quickly recoup the production costs so it makes sense that Japan comes back into focus. The news is reporting that this week KMHM has been licensed for Japanese network airing, which isn’t anything new for K-dramas, but what is worth mentioning is the drama will air in early March which is the fastest any K-drama in history has gone from it’s run in Korea to hitting the airwaves in Japan.