Kdrama Podcast: HEALER overview

Be a super cool night messenger whose only weekness is lurrrve, because this week Lee Evie is discussing her adoration for the 2015 kdrama HEALER, which stars Ji Chang Wook and Park Min Young. This Korean drama is comfort food at its highest level …  want something sweet and fun, romantic and exciting, thrilling and moving? Well, Healer has you covered!

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2 thoughts on “Kdrama Podcast: HEALER overview

  1. Hi Lee Evie,

    Before anything, I would just like to commend the short poem you featured as a random thing. I love it… that had me stop for a while and daydream.

    Anyway, Healer… right, feedback on your review…

    I just watched the series and I agree, this series is one of those series that I kinda avoided because there’s so much hype on it. Then, using “Healer” as a code name of a man for hire is really, really weird; it kinda pushed my attention away. But yes, on the second episode, it got me hooked and now I’m raving and wanted an outlet — I’m glad to see that you have the podcast for this πŸ˜€

    I guess it felt like the series were made for Ji Chang Wook and I can’t think of another actor who can do this as flawless as he did. I’m also not a fan but I also don’t hate him either. But really, the way he executes the parkour stuff and the punches made his preparations for the show fruitful and I cannot complement him enough for his efforts on the show.

    Park Min Young also was really, really cool. Probably her acting is the major reason I continued watching the show after I dozed off on the first episode. She reminded me so much of Meg Ryan (…okay, there goes the giveaway of how old I am). Meg Ryan is my major hero in romance films and I can imagine her taking on this role as well and doing the same thing that Park Min Young has performed in this series… does this mean Park Min Young just took over her throne? Maybe so…

    I also like Yoo Ji-Tae as Kim Mun-Ho and how he made himself sexy without over doing it. He made it believable that Jung-Hu would be jealous — and I love those scenes whenever Mun-Ho and Young-Shin would engage in a conversation and Jung-Hu would bring out “Bung-Su” to interrupt them… hahahaha… oh and yes, he made me watch the plight of Mun-Ho and his reasons for keeping everything as a secret.

    As for the entire series, if I turn down the musical score of the series, it was great. I also agree that the series can be better if the proper score were applied to those “could have been gripping” action. The story was just okay for me. I probably said it because I’ve already watched K2 and I’m comparing the story. I can’t help comparing because it also starred Ji Chang Wook. But while typing this reaction now, the execution of the romance and emotion in Healer is on point that the simplicity did not drag the whole story down. I just hoped, though, that there was closure on Young-Shin’s memory on the steel pipe and the reason why she has that on her memory. Same with the actress who exposed herself– I mean, what happened to her afterwards… Would I recommend K2 to those who watched and loved Healer? If you liked the romance in Healer, maybe not.

    Would I continue to watch K-dramas? Ofcourse! and I hope the next one that I’ll watch will have a podcast for it too! πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh thank you so much about the poem (I can’t even remember which one I put in this episode now, haha, but I really appreciate you saying so, as sometimes I wonder if people like them or think I am crazy, haha) Thank you πŸ™‚
      Hahaha, oh my gosh! Actually I can totally see what you mean about the Meg Ryan thing! I think it is the puffy hair but also the kind of ditsy yet charming yet sassy attitude? I am so interested by that comparison! Actually I used to watch so many Meg Ryan romcoms. I really liked her a lot, but its been a while now! πŸ™‚
      I really enjoyed the story in the K2 as well (and the villain! I thought she was excellent!), and think I watched it after watching Healer for the first time. They do have a lot of things in common, I think I just love that capable but soft inner core action hero thing, haha.It is good fun!

      I really love reading your comments and thoughts, thank you so much for writing everything down here!! πŸ™‚ I hope the next one you watch has a podcast episode so you can tell me your thoughts again too! πŸ™‚
      Happy watching!
      FIGHTING πŸ™‚

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