A love story with a twist, Cha Do-hyun is a wealthy businessman who develops dissociative identity disorder to cope with past trauma. To be precise, six other identities have surfaced: the violent Shin Se-ki, a 40-year-old man who likes to fish and build bombs, two twin 17-year-olds, a 7-year-old girl named Nana, and the mysterious Mr. X.
With the clandestine help of first-year resident Oh Ri-jin, Do-hyun tries to get better. But Ri-jin has a twin brother who happens to be with the papparazzi, writing about the lives of the rich and famous no matter the cost, and he’s started to take an interest in Do-hyun.
Can Do-hyun keep it together under the reporter’s watchful eye? Or will he be tomorrow’s news?
Healer is a thinly veiled riff on Superman, but what a beautifully executed riff. Imagine a TV show where the amount of fight scenes is matched by the number of scenes about investigative reporting. Remember, it’s a K-drama, meaning the blossoming romance between young reporter Chae Young-Shin and the mysterious night errand boy known only as Healer is also given equal screen time.
And the show is no rip-off. You really get a sense that investigative reporters are real-life superheros, embodied in the show by the character Kim Moon-ho, played by the charismatic Yoo Ji-tae, who risks his job and his life to get the story out.
And over the course of the 20-episode series, we discover how a small group of friends who ran a pirate radio station back in Korea’s military dictatorship days were able to shape the events of today.
Soong Joong-Ki’s role before Descendants of the Sun is the polar opposite to Big Boss. In the beginning, Joong-Ki’s character in The Innocent Man, Kang Ma-ru, is a kind and caring partner to television reporter Han Jae-hee. Jae-hee at first returns that care and attention, but as she gets more and more desperate to escape poverty, she is lead further and further away from Ma-ru and into the arms of a rich businessman.
One night, Ma-ru is forced to make a huge sacrifice for Jae-hee, but Jae-hee turns her back on him. The betrayal leaves Ma-ru emotionally scarred. And instead of carrying on his work as a doctor, he becomes a bartender and gigolo.
One day, he has a chance encounter with a young heiress named Seo Eun-gi. Though Eun-gi is cold and calculating, she falls for Ma-ru, hard, who begins to melt her icy heart. But Eun-gi is the Jae-hee’s stepdaughter. And Eun-gi is nothing more than a pawn in Ma-ru’s revenge against the woman who ruined his life.