K-Drama Review: ‘Healer’ The Romance Between An Illegal Night Courier And A News Reporter

 

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Everything You Should Know About The 2014 K-Drama, Starring Ji Chang-wook and Park Min-young Healer

Since its release in 2014 and ending in 2015, the drama series Healer aired on KBS2 for a total of 20 episodes with the romance, action, thriller genre, was the most popular series broadcast at the time in South Korea. Healer is directed by Lee Jung-sub, Kim Jin-woo, and scriptwriter Song Ji-na.

Healer tells the story of a dark period and a number of facts revealed by the three main characters who are played by top South Korean actors and actresses, such as Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, Yoo Ji-tae. Beside that, Healer also became the winner of the nomination of Best Korean Drama-Melodrama at the 4th Annual Drama Fever Awards.

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For those of you who are curious about how interesting the storyline of Healer is, make sure you read every detail of the Healer review, cast, soundtrack, and more, in this Chanel-Korea article below.

Healer: Introduction and Synopsis

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Healer (Hangul: 힐러) tells the story of Seo Jung-hoo who works as a secret messenger. He has the code name Healer because Seo Jung-hoo has never shown his true identity as a reliable secret messenger. Seo Jung-hoo teamed up with a hacker to carry out his work. Healer’s clients are elites who pay high fees for their services.

When a news anchor named Kim Moon-ho uses the services of Seo Jung-hoo, the main conflict in the drama Healer begins. Kim Moon-ho apparently asked Healer to get a DNA sample from Chae Young-shin. But over time, Healer got a new task to spy on Chae Young-shin every day.

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Chae Young-shin herself has a dark past. The innocent girl was abandoned by her biological parents near the trash can. Chae Young-shin was then adopted by and lived together with a foster father.

Seo Jung-hoo found out that his past was connected to Chae Young-shin and Kim Moon-ho on the reconnaissance mission. The allegation began when Seo Jung-hoo found past photos of 5 friends who were scattered. The photos later became the starting point of an investigation into his father’s death.

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To investigate this, Seo Jung-hoo becomes an intern at Chae Young-shin’s office. That’s where Seo Jung-hoo’s feelings for Chae Young-shin start developing. On the other hand, Seo Jung-hoo aka Healer slowly reveals his past as well as Chae Young-shin and Kim Moon-ho. They are also trying to catch the criminal who was behind the death of her parents.

The Ending of Healer

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When a favorite drama ends, the audience hopes that the last episode will provide closure and an explanation of the story that has been still stuck with many unsolved mysterious things that need to be answered. What is interesting is the ending of a story that is difficult to predict, this is the last impression for loyal viewers of this drama.

SPOILER ALERT!!!

In the last episode, there was a tense action between the Healer and the accomplices of the ‘Chairman’.

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Long story short, Healer got shot by Detective Yoon Dong-won. Healer fell down covered in blood and it took Chae Young-shin by surprise. Viewers think that the end of this story is a sad ending because the main character is killed. But the allegation was refuted when the blood that came out of Healer’s body was fake, and the shooting scene had been engineered thanks to the request of Jo Min-ja, Healer’s fellow hacker who was Yoon Dong-won’s boss.

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Of course, the audience calmed down when they saw the happy ending of the story, where we can see Seo Jung-hoo or Healer return to Chae Young-shin’s side.

Healer: The Cast

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Healer is a Korean action drama that was aired by SBS in 2014. Even though it’s been quite a while, this drama is almost always in the category of the most recommended Korean action dramas.

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The storyline, which is full of twists and seasoned with intense action scenes, managed to make the audience feel at home following this drama from beginning to end. In addition, Healer was also executed with many top actors ranging from Korean top rising stars to veteran actors, such as Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, Yu Ji-tae, Kim Mi-kyung, and many more.

Let’s find out more about all the leading roles of Healer in this section below!

Ji Chang-wook as Healer

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In the drama Healer, Ji Chang-wook had the opportunity to play the main character named Seo Jung-hoo, an illegal courier with the codename Healer. Although he mostly carries out his own missions, his prowess is not inferior to agents supported by large groups.

Besides having self-defense skills, Healer is also assisted by advanced technology, a trusted hacker, and an assistant. He is capable of completing any task, but he does not accept the request to kill. He also has a big goal to achieve which is to raise as much money as possible to buy an island in Panama and live alone there.

Park Min-young as Chae Young-shin

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Several years after starring in the action drama City Hunter, Park Min-young is back again to play in a drama with a similar genre. In the drama Healer, she played the role of Chae Young-shin, an online news reporter for Someday News. Young-shin has a strong determination to become a famous reporter like her idol, Kim Moon-ho.

Behind her cheerful nature, Chae Young-shin turns out to have a mysterious past regarding her biological family.

Yu Ji-tae as Kim Moon-ho

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An actor who often graces the big screen, Yu Ji-tae was also one of the main stars in the drama Healer. Here, he had the opportunity to play the role of Kim Moon-ho who is a famous reporter and brother of Kim Mun-sik, the CEO of a major news media. Even though the incident happened many years ago, he has a strong belief that his niece Oh Ji-an is still alive. Therefore he hired the Healer to find her whereabouts.

Kim Mi-kyung as Jo Min-ja

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Senior actress Kim Mi-kyung also participated in the drama Healer. Unlike the roles she usually plays, in Healer, she plays a hacker named Jo Min-ja who works for Healer. Before becoming a hacker ahjumma, Jo Min-ja used to be a detective who took care of cybercrime cases.

Jo Han-chul as Yoon Dong-won

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In the drama Healer, actor Jo Han-chul plays the character of Yoon Dong-won. He is a cybercrime detective who has been searching for the Healer for years. And it turns out that back when Jo Min-ja was still a police officer, he was her junior. Dong-won also suspects that Healer is working with his former senior.

Healer: The Soundtrack

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A K-Drama will not be complete if it is not accompanied by a soundtrack that complements the story of the drama itself. Healer is also one of the dramas that have various songs in the soundtrack, and so there are 25 songs for the Healer soundtrack recorded.

Below are some of the best picks from the lead soundtrack of Healer that are recommended for you to listen to.

Park Jong-mi’s “Healer”

Michael Learns to Rock’s “Eternal Love”

Yael Meyer’s “When You Hold Me Tight”

Tei’s “What the Eyes Say” (Hangul: 눈이 하는 )

Ben’s “You”

JUST’s “Because of You” (Hangul: 그대 때문에)

Ji Chang-wook’s “I Will Protect You” (Hangul: 지켜줄게)

Stories Behind Healer

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Ji Chang-wook’s Message For The Last Episode Of Healer

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Healer ended on February 10th, 2015, leaving a deep impression on the fans. The Healer himself doesn’t seem willing to give up his role either. But Ji Chang-wook still said goodbye to his role.

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Ji Chang-wook expressed his sadness at parting with Healer via Instagram. He uploaded a photo of himself wearing Seo Jung-hoo’s costume while serving as a Healer. “Goodbye!” he wrote briefly.

Previously, Ji Chang-wook also took a photo of his room in Healer during the last shoot and uploaded it to Instagram. While the last shooting took place in February 2015 it was revealed by Ji Chang-wook with a selca with the script.

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In addition, photos from the Healer shoot were also released showing the interactions of the main characters. Not only serious, but the atmosphere also looks relaxed by posing sweetly together. Even Ji Chang-wook did not hesitate to pose for a cute photo with Yoo Ji-tae.