Dramabeans Podcast #27: The Healer edition
by | February 14, 2015 | 298 Comments

Hello everybody! It’s been a fun, exhilarating ride with this drama, and now that it’s over girlfriday and I felt it was appropriate to send off Healer with a toast and lots of (blubbering, incoherent) love.

We know we’ve all said tons about this show already and maybe non-Healer fans are tired of hearing about it (which is why we separated this podcast out into its own thing, so as to be easily skippable) — but when the heart speaks, we’ve learned it’s best to let it get it all out. One of the perks of evolving past dinosaur-brain-hood! So grab a glass and join us, why don’t you?

Podcast #27

Running time: (1:18:57)

In which we:

  • Ramble about Healer.
  • Drink.
  • Not necessarily in that order.

Names mentioned: Ji Chang-wook, Lee Min-ho, Kim Woo-bin, Park Shin-hye, Choi Jin-hyuk, Choi Ji-woo, Bae Yong-joon, Park Min-young, Lee Bo-young, Song Ji-nah, Lee Sung-min, Yoo Ji-tae, Jeon Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae, Kim Haneul, Ha Ji-won, Do Ji-won, Woo Hee-jin, Kim Hee-sun, Kim Mi-kyung, Jang Sung-bum, Yeo Jin-gu

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Songs Used in Podcast (In order of use)
All from the Healer OST:
“Reporter Kim Moon-ho”
“You” by Ben
“Eternal Love” by Michael Learns To Rock


298 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. k lava

    YAY! Healer squeefest!

    • 1.1 k lava

      And now I’m squeeing because I only see my comment. Why?dunno.but it’s exhilarating.

      • 1.1.1 yimmi

        Hah! One can’t squee alone! Let me join you! Yay! It’s awesome Healer gets its own podcast. I’m downloading it right now! Thank you, JB and GF!

        • k lava

          Squeeeeeeeeeee Lol

      • 1.1.2 k lava

        Just hearing the Ost has me squeeeeeing, one hour 18 minutes of healer goodness.Thank you @Javabeans @girlfriday, I definitely need closure.😞

        • yimmi

          Awww! I know it! Eternal Love. What a nice way to end. Love to all my fellow Healer Beanies! You are the reason this experience was so intensely satisfying and fun. I looked forward to recaps every week and the crazy, fun, delightful, and insightful comments I read. I hope to see you all around!

    • 1.2 Fab

      *Squeeeeeeeeee* is all I can do for now, can’t wait to get home and binge listen to it!

    • 1.3 Anna

      Thanks JB and GF!

      I wanna hold you two close to my bosom forevah!

      • 1.3.1 Lita

        Yes, I agree! I am so much want to thank you JB and GF for the recap of Healer! I am so in love with this drama and I felt like a teen-ager eagerly waiting for Monday to come. It already ended but why do I still clamor for more!

    • 1.4 Healerfan

      Vote for Healer as the best drama of the month at Dramabuzz.com! Kill me heal me is in the first place with 5073 votes right now. Fighting Healer fans. We need 1400 votes to be in the first place!

    • 1.5 eunsun

      Found some really awesome fan fiction today and wanted to share… Credits: original writing by azzurrithings, with some ruthless editing on my side. Enjoy!


  2. VoteCoolidge24

    Yes! I knew we were due for a podcast!!

  3. harukogirl


    I need this DVD. It can join My Girl, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Prosecutor Princess and I Can Hear Your Voice in my small collection of kdramas I loved obsessively – enough to shell out over $100, haha

    • 3.1 yimmi

      Ah, another SKKS and My Girl fan! Nice to meet you! You have excellent taste!:D

      • 3.1.1 harukogirl

        Hello!:D Thank you, so do you! πŸ˜€

        • yimmi

          Why, Thank You!:)

      • 3.1.2 Fortune

        Yes! I guess I am not the only one out there. This joins my collection when it comes out.

    • 3.2 k lava

      I already bought the first half of healer on Dvd already for a dollar ,I’m guessing the second half will be available next week.kekekeke.

    • 3.3 Shuerei

      @ yimmi, harukogirl
      Me too me too. I love my girl, SKKS and ICHYV too… not seen Prosecutor Princess yet. And now Healer of course.

      • 3.3.1 yimmi

        @Shuerei and mary
        Welcome Friends! It’s so nice when you find people who like the same things that you do.

        • Shuerei

          @ yimmi
          *smile* look at the rooftop date photo…It’s actually their first date right? Do you recall how he confessed to her? The way he tried up hide his “disappointment/excitement”…What do you think about it?

          • yimmi

            Well, to be honest I can’t say I was thinking very much of anything haha! I was too busy feeling. The Lion King popped into my head and I wanted to start singing ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ for no apparent reason, except I could feel the loooooove.:)

          • Mary of Bethany

            actually that rooftop confession after the press conference, when JH said “i can live in the image you want, as long as possible, carefully, by your side..” is one of my favourite part in the drama… nothings beat the willingness of a man, to give up Himself to change and become someone that you pleases, as long as “that someone” he peaceable with. greatness in not just willing to die for loving u, but to live for you, live in life style you want, live in characters that you likes… for someone that never felt anything for a girl.. just like Teacher said,he was never interested in women, yet he is willing to give up a luminous grand persona , and become the not so outstanding Bongsookie, its a direct opposite. when he said, he need to find the “real Me”… actually Bongsookie is not completely the real me. what is real in Bongsookie, is mainly when he was Bongsookie,he can be naked with his emotion, and get into meaningful conversation with the woman he loved and have ability to comfort or advise her, or just be the listening ears… who exactly in his past history really bothered to listen to what he said or trust him enough to share deep secrets with him? with Bongsookie persona, he finally had a taste in knowing and be known, Bongsookie is only a part of the”real me” in Jung Hoo… the emotional part… and for Young Shin sake, he is willing to transform, or say stay within this “form”, lesser glory form.
            cannot image how can a woman not touched, when a guy said that to her, to be willing to live in the image she wanted…. what a sacrifice. … its beyond my ability to fathom.
            young shin, young shin, do you know, actually at that moment, to say that you have a crush on Healer, but unknowingly, you have fallen for Bongsookie already at that rooftop… else why were you so hurt when you found out Bongsookie is Healer. if Healer is greater than all, who he is doesn’t hurt much.
            to say that he is hurt or disappointed at her rejection, i guess it is more of touched by the depth of her persistent and unwavering devotion…. he should be thinking: “well, i will wait and enjoy one day that moment when you realize “he is me”…then i shall continue to watch over you at your side quietly, like your shadow….

      • 3.3.2 harukogirl

        Well, since we all apparently have the same taste, I would recommend to you πŸ˜€

        I want a Beannie Marathon night!!!!!

    • 3.4 mary

      Hey! Hallo! It’s my first time seeing someone who loves Prosecutor Princess very much too. πŸ˜€ *waving*

      • 3.4.1 harukogirl

        Hello!!! *waves*

        OMG yes!!!!! That “THIS” line still absolutely slays me. That was one of my first crack dramas. πŸ˜€

  4. splatterpainted

    AHHHH, thank you for posting a podcast just about Healer! Finished watching the finale last night and am already missing it terribly.

  5. dramapenchant is dazed and confused post-Healer

    YEEESSS! I was hoping Javabeans and Girlfriday would dedicate an entire podcast to Healer and my prayers were heard! And with a running time of (1:18:57), I think I’m in heaven! ^^

    Will have more to say once I get a chance to listen to it. But first, let me go grab a glass of wine! πŸ˜€

    • 5.1 Saema

      One hour and eighteen minutes.! I’m sure there’ll be lots of awesome thoughts on Healer. Hah can’t wait πŸ˜€

    • 5.2 wits

      I also stood up when our captains JB and GF practically ordered us to drink with then, and went to get a glass of wine for myself. And then I remembered I actually have a bottle of soju! (that I opened, took a few sips and re-capped. Yes, the taste takes getting used to.) how appropriate!

      I am a few sips left to a dry bottle so I better type this now while my buzzing head is still (somewhat) functioning.

      This is my first time to listen to a podcast from beginning to end. And I lloooovveee it!!! I never knew Javabeans and Girlfriday are so like us! LOL, I would have laughed just as hard every other word when speaking about Healer. It is such a blessing to see your friendship work so well together. You feed off each other and the result is this truly remarkable blog that binds people of kindred interest together.

      And you called us Healer fans – “nice”… awww. Thank you.

      • 5.2.1 Shuerei

        @ wits and all

        In one particular scene, Healer/SJH was queried by mom for ordering icebeans each time they meet when he doesn’t even like beans. SJH replied that it’s because mom liked it.

        It’s especially thoughtful of him that he orders two sets, one for himself so he can give all the beans to his mom. Seems like that’s what love is all about. Giving the other person what they love. I dunno why that Healer scene appears to be made-for-Dramabeans. So let’s dedicate Healer-beans to Dramabeans. More beans more love!

        • Emi757


          That scene just illustrated how thoughtful, caring, and forgiving SJH became despite being abandoned by the adults around him.

          • Shuerei


            SJH is such an awesome guy and why aren’t there more characters like him in k-drama land? I think Song Ji Nah has out-written her previous works. I need to pray for a good hubby like him….*praying hard*

  6. kaycee

    WHOO!!! Been hoping for a healer podcast πŸ˜€

  7. gilamonsterya

    I’m extremely excited… I listen to your podcasts in the car…. I went back to listen to all of them but the link to the Dream High one, I think no. 5, is broken…. I’m so happy to add another to the collection…. *dances in glee*

    • 7.1 Emi757


      Hi, gilamonsterya.
      I could have used more screen time of YJT but when he was on he grabbed my attention that’s for sure. Have you watched any old works of his yet? I haven’t had the time but have put it on my to do list.

  8. smile 134

    I have a newborn here but I’m totally gonna listen to this tonight of after he sleeps. Now I will just join the squeefest with you guys πŸ™‚

    • 8.1 pastmidnite's shell

      @smile 134
      Congratulations on your newborn baby! How did you follow Healer with a newborn and all? I guess you didn’t watch it live, right? Or did you LOL

      I used to read DB’s recaps while rocking my baby daughter to sleep πŸ˜€

      • 8.1.1 smile 134

        Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m in the US, so can’t watch it live. I put on headphone and watched Healer with or without sub while my son was sleeping in my arms. Then I came to DB to read recap, but of course haved no time (and hands) to type comment, so I just silently sqee πŸ˜€

    • 8.2 Fab

      Congrats with the baby! I guess he can’t wake you up now. πŸ˜‰

      • 8.2.1 smile 134

        Haha, he sure can do that no matter how sleep-deprived I am. That’s the power only babies have.

    • 8.3 Maripaz

      Hahaa right there with you!! I totally wanted to drink as I was listening to this podcast but I was nursing my almost 3 month old. My baby has basically absorbed healer bc I marathoned the show every time I nursed him and caught up in time for the last two episodes. I feel like he could learn korean through osmosis!

  9. dramabliss

    YAY! This is awesome. Great gift for all Healer lovers. Thanks, JB and GF!

    • 9.1 dramabliss

      Listening to it right now. I don’t have soju on hand, but every time JB and GF drink, I pop a chocolate in my mouth.

      • 9.1.1 wits

        Chocolates are just as great! Wine and chocolates – women’s best friends.

  10. 10 Cocoboo

    Oohh I guess this will be my first time checking out a podcast. I haven’t listened to one before since I’m never caught up on all the shows mentioned. OTL

  11. 11 rinoak05

    Yay! This was so needed! I already miss Healer but at least it ended perfectly. I mean, really, what else can you hope for? (Well, aside from your very own Ji Chang Wook, but I don’t think my prayers are being answered on that one, sadly.)

    • 11.1 dramamama5

      Hahahahahaha!!! NK. Well….I did have one eensy teensy something to ask for. More OTP analyzing!!! I know there’s lots to squeee about and it is Just a Little Embarrassing….but me wants more!! More squeeeee!!!

  12. 12 hwj&healerruinedme

    Kyaaaa! A Healer-dedicated podcast!!! Thank you very much girls! Just in time, too, before i was just about to spiral down in my healer-no-more-what-kind-of-life-is-this misery.

  13. 13 xcmk


  14. 14 pogo

    …..wait a second, the writer of Golden Time called LEE SUNG-MIN a pig? For Golden Time?!

    (were they drunk?!)

    • 14.1 Jackeline

      As JB and GF speculate, it must be the only reason. (DB article: /2012/11/golden-time-writer-puts-foot-in-mouth-insults-cast/)

  15. 15 kanz

    Woah… A dedicated podcast for Healer!!!! JB and GF sure are crazy over it!
    Things I like: Ji Chang Wook, Dramabeans, JCW’s dramas
    Things I dislike: anything that keeps me away from those…

    Happy Healer squeefest! And thanks a bunch Dramabeans as the second home to Healer fans all over the world! πŸ˜€

    • 15.1 azfih

      LOOOOL Love the things i like and things I dislike πŸ™‚
      things I like: dramabean healer fan comments
      things I don’t like: anything that keeps me away from those…

  16. 16 blo

    Wooooooooooooo you all made my night again. Smiling like a goof here at work.

  17. 17 risa

    What an awesome Valentine’s Day present! Thank you!!! I’m especially looking forward to hearing gf talk about her Healer feels.

    Just looking at the screencaps makes me all nostalgic…

  18. 18 Hazeldb

    You girls are the best! Love this drama and its been a hard week to see it come to an end.
    More squeeing to be done.
    Snaps to you, gals. Cheers!

  19. 19 Saema

    Podcast only for Healer.? You girls are AWESOME.
    Thank you so much. I loved listening to your thoughts on Healer the last time!

  20. 20 Skyofblue

    A podcast dedicated to Healer! I was wondering if you’d do one. Thank you so much @JB and GF!

    • 20.1 Sumee is busy with JCW tonight 😍

      @sky I think JB and GF have gone equally crazy like the rest of the all of us ..

      • 20.1.1 pastmidnite's shell

        @Sumee Yeah, I think they are too hahaha
        You know what, I bet if they both weren’t the owner of this blog, they would post tons of comments and squee with us at the Healer threads like the rest of us πŸ˜€

  21. 21 hwj&healerruinedme

    Re: Heirs killing our love for its actors —–> Totally true!!! I LOVED Lee Minho to an insanely and alarmingly high degree, but then in came Heirs and poof goes my affection just like that. It defied my usually sound logic (after all, he was just PLAYING a character), but awful writing does that to you.

    • 21.1 Lunatic4KD

      I still like Lee Min Ho and I fell in love with him in Faith and then followed with every other one of his dramas. Loved City Hunter. It wasn’t really Heirs itself that dampened my enthusiasm, it was reading an interview with him after Heirs where he said he felt so wrong playing a teenager when he was 27 and he was sick of it. OK. I still liked him a lot – but then a few months ago I saw a video of several dozen photos strung together of Min Ho constantly checking himself out in the mirror, followed by an interview where he just seemed a bit ….smug and slick. So I still like him but not in love as I was in the beginning. BUT he will totally redeem himself if his acting is amazing in Gangnam Blues. I’m hoping it’s so. But here’s the deal for me: Ji Chang Wook is so humble and adorable and shy and goofy and multi-talented and open with his fans and thinks himself ordinary that I think he’s way ahead of Lee Min Ho now as an actor AND a basically good guy. It’s just a feeling…just an instinct – and I would LOVE to be wrong. Prove it to me, LMH. Please!

      • 21.1.1 Fab

        I love everything you said about JCW! He is the *one* to cheer for. Though I don’t have much of an opinion about LMH, to me he is just another actor. JCW is the only one I follow crazily. <3

      • 21.1.2 redsun-forever-stay-in-the-gutter-and-unhealed

        oh my God!You took the words out of my mouth, @lunatic4KD!i was a LMH fan, but then come the heir, and then also a series photo of him checkin out his face on that tiny-pinky-victorian mirror, and i just couldn’t.erm..

      • 21.1.3 siesta in Healer's arms

        @Lunatic4KD in my case i always have a crush on LMH everytime i watch any of his dramas, but couldn’t care less about him outside of them lol. strangely i have no desire to follow him outside his works. i guess that goes to show how well he played his characters? he certainly is a camera magnet

        he’s still one of my fave kdrama actors and i do wish he’d act in a quality drama this year

      • 21.1.4 che1010

        Me too, I use to like LMH but it kinda turned me off when i found he was so vain.. When it comes to acting I’ve never seen him so immersed with his character like JCW.. I was so impressed watching his controlled emotions in this drama.. And yes, his humble and simple personality adds to his appeal.. Very talented guy.. Looking forward to more of his projects.. 😍

    • 21.2 Chesens

      Yes. There was a huge disconnect for me with Heirs too. I really tried to relate to it because I love LMH. It was just sad watching him in Heirs.

      • 21.2.1 mellina

        I like LMH. yeah,I used d word “like” cuz I loved him but after his role in heirs.. I just went from love to bleh.
        LMH can act BUT JCW acts better,wayyyyyyy better.
        I practically drool,stalk,ff every news or article bout him.
        LMH has to get my first love for him back in a good show.

    • 21.3 August

      Granted Heirs is not everyone’s cup of tea. Yet nevertheless, I liked the fact that I didn’t have to like nor was I required to automatically swoon for Lee Min-Ho’s & Kim Woo-Bin’s characters. Instead, I could just focus on appreciating their performances and the character journeys/arcs for Kim Tan & Choi Young-Do. It’s good to see actors challenge themselves by stepping outside of their comfort zones and try their hand at tackling something different. In this case unlikable characters you love to hate. Both leads were utterly compelling and possessed an intangible charisma.

  22. 22 Sumee is busy with JCW tonight 😍

    Awwwwwwwwwww..let the squee fest and the drooling begin…. have fun cohesively … Will join everybody later..

    My family is so over me …healer you are officially ruined my life ..

    Ji Chang Wook did I mention already.. I LOVE YOU ❀️

    Javabeans and girfriday you guys are such a hoot for giving this to all of us ..

    I will,listen to it in the evening as the cricket World Cup had started and it’s india Pakistan match happening and nothing gets bigger then this for us Indians …enjoy you all ✌️

    • 22.1 dramapenchant is dazed and confused post-Healer

      @Sumee Haha Love the name. If you have JCW for the night, would you mind sharing? XD

      • 22.1.1 cherkell

        Ha. Line forms behind ME, remember? πŸ˜›

        • Sumee is busy with JCW tonight 😍

          @cherkell … You will have to wait like really long πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

        • dramapenchant is dazed and confused post-Healer

          @cherkell *rolls up sleeves* I’m not afraid to fight you for JCW πŸ˜›

        • luv_KimRaeWon

          Cherkell: love your work at JCWKitchen. i’lldefinitely start posting there too.

        • Fab

          I don’t know about you Beanies, but I’m queuing right behind @Cherkell. Love your site! πŸ˜‰

      • 22.1.2 Sumee is busy with JCW tonight 😍

        @dramapenchant … No no no I a’int sharing … 😜
        Strictly for my pleasure … 😝

    • 22.2 Srishti

      Hey, I’m an Indian too and never thought another Indian would be here too! I LOVE this series and of course JCW! Also, I’m also very very happy that India won the match yesterday! Would love to hear back from you!

  23. 23 R

    Thanks so much JB and GF !!! You are awesome πŸ™‚

  24. 24 Canavalia


    JUST what I need right now!

    One and a half hour of squeeeeeee β˜…

    Have to serve myself some choclate and grab a blanket!! *offtolisten*


  25. 25 Emi757

    Oh, wow! Squee!

    Thank you for this Valentine to Healer.

    • 25.1 Lilly

      Is a nice gift to fans. Hope everyone had a nice Valentines Day.

      • 25.1.1 Emi757


        Hi, Lilly. JB’s & GF’s Valentine to Healer is funny and a squeefest. It was a nice surprise to me although some were expecting it and actually, I think this is the first time I listened to a whole podcast. I’ve seen City Hunter so I might search their other drunken podcast and listen to that as well.

        btw – i responded to your post earlier but i messed up and it was treated as a brand new post – see 99

  26. 26 fishy2love

    Thank you for dedicating a podcast especially for Healer! Love the show so so much! I’ll always remember this extremely enjoyable and fantastic drama-watching and blogging experience!

  27. 27 Mint

    Awwwwwwww ~ Thank you so much for this Healer dedicated podcast. Such a lovely Valentine’s Day gift <3

  28. 28 nutella

    but when you played Eternal Love at the end ;_; it ended with I wont let go
    I will eventually let go but yeah I am afraid that the next drama won’t be able to bring me this much happiness so I want to bask in this for a while. It is hard to find a show/drama/book/movie lately that makes me feel so happy and immerse on it. Thank you Healer!
    The writer and cast were amazing and I think all the actors were perfect for their role. I dont think the drama would have been the same without JCW and PMY, they had a good connection and were able to project their characters well.
    I really enjoyed this podcast. You should do drunk podcasts more often ^_^ (lets hope another great drama comes along)

    • 28.1 Divyrus is a mess


      So so so agree with you!!!
      Its so hard to find something like this !

      And yeah, I got so freaking sad when eternal love came in end !!!!!!

  29. 29 coby

    YAY! Thursday night I listened to the previous podcast and jumped to the Healer part. I can still remember how they say “Healer…..!” and I wished they could do a podcast dedicated to Healer, wish granted!

    Off to listen!

  30. 30 Cocoboo

    Totally curious about Story of a Man now. I just had to go look its synopsis and find Eng subs… xD

    • 30.1 Cocoboo

      I’m happy that I got to see Yoo Ji Tae’s great acting thru this drama. HIS BEAUTIFUL, EMOTIONAL EYES. OMGAHHH. It’s true that I didn’t know him before Healer.

      The actor playing Jong Soo is really cute too. Can’t believe he’s only 19! Gak.

      I’m pleased that Healer turned out to be a lovely, wonderful, consistently good drama. But I’m not experiencing major withdrawal symptoms. I’m not sure why…maybe I have other good dramas distracting me. xD

      Thanks for this podcast! It was fun listening to you two. ^^

  31. 31 TurkishRose lovesβ™₯JCW❀

    Even the picture makes my heart flutter, I’ll listen to this right now. Thank you guys so much, the best jb and gf to the best show πŸ™‚

    • 31.1 Sumee is busy with JCW tonight 😍

      @turkishrose err thing healer makes our hearts go boom boom boom …

      • 31.1.1 TurkishRose lovesβ™₯JCW❀

        @sumee yes lol, totally loved this podcast so many “laughing out loud moments” haha πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  32. 32 Snickers

    Hehehe. They said “bosom.”

    The actor who played Jung-soo is only 19!!!!

    JB and GF did a lot of laughing and giggling. Must be the liquor. Still, lucid enough for a sober listener. Good job keeping it together.

    • 32.1 Chesens

      That totally cracked me! About the ‘bosom’ part, I mean! Hahaha!

      It was spot on!

  33. 33 Blue Winter Rose

    Such an awesome gift, thank you. Can I just say, SQuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! As much as I love this show, can I point something out without offending anyone. I found the finale underwhelming and rushed. As awesome as the entire show was, the rushed mother daughter reunion was the biggest let down for me. I also feel Yoo Ji-Tae had a great track going that got sidelined down the line and he wasn’t utilized properly. Also as much as I love the fact that this show avoided all the cliches really well, the story and writing became a bit too predictable by the end, I can now see that after the show has ended. Nevertheless, I love Ji Chang Wook and am extremely happy he did healer before leaving for Military(I really couldn’t stand his character in Empress Ki). Also, loved Park Min-Young as Young-Shin, she is now at the top of my favorite Korean drama heroines now. And I am definitely gonna miss the fan frenzy here in dramabeans comment section, that was just so much fun.

  34. 34 k lava

    Oh my gosh,that guy is 19, how is that possible, he looks late 20th to early 30’s.
    Info on Yoo Ji tae is highly appreciated, didn’t know him before Healer and after this podcast, I like him more. This was a funny podcast with the giggles and forgetting your train of thought. Lol.
    This is the only podcast that will never get deleted after listening. Hope I get over healer because I’m kind of exhausted with myself checking out all and everything about Ji Chang wook, it doesn’t help that he has the most beautiful smile I’ve seen or noticed on anyone ever,amazing laugh and too cute for words.damn him.I’m getting incoherent, it’s 9am and I haven’t been to bed yet. I was only going to watch 1 episode of shine or go crazy last night and yet I’m still up 8 episodes later.this year has been really good drama wise,everything is a must watch.signing out.squeeeeeeeeeee

    • 34.1 Sumee is busy with JCW tonight 😍

      @k lava I actually second everything you said about JCW I am also felling a little overwhelmed .. I have never been this crazy before but I a pulled back in this pool of healer again and again .. DB anf GF aren’t helping either ..putting a new thing everyday to make us all go restless.. πŸ˜‚

      • 34.1.1 k lava

        I know, Ji Chang wook ‘s kitchen and @Jichangwookk (where all his instagram posts are translated) aren’t helping either. Btw awesome job you guys but as of this morning I’ve decided to quit Ji Chang wook and healer until my love for him fades to like.
        I have changed my wallpaper, my Sns profile pictures and deleted all his pictures from my devices.
        Hope i get closure soon but this unfinished Warrior Baek dong soo Dvd is staring at me daring to try and not finish it.
        Ah, stress(seungi voice).

        • dramamama5

          Sigh!!!! You are amazingly self-controlled! I need outside helpnto kick this Healer/JCW obsession. I am way too old for this stuff- happily married and 5 kids to boot. I feel like an alien has taken over my brain!!! That smile is just a gazillion watts. If JCW were only a megalomaniac, or insufferably mean, or some flaw would present itself like the hilarious drunken Heirs realization….but no…*sobs*

          • k lava

            8hours after declaring this i hilariously failed.I don’t know why, but the moment I declare I won’t do something, the more I do it. I found myself making a Ji Chang wook meme, tweeting, instagraming all things wookie as I like to call him, playing healer on my Dvd.but atleast I did 8 hours and I feel I’m not as hyper for him as I was before. Right now I’m re-watching (Empress ki for the millionth time) but not for Ji Chang wook specifically , I just like the show.
            I have not played Ji Chang wook ‘s latest instagram video,I just scrolled past it,and that my friends is progress in my book.
            Though I failed, I will find that something “heirish ” to get me off you.if it worked for Lee min ho addiction, it will work for you.

  35. 35 dramabliss

    Just finished listening to the broadcast and let me say, thank you for sharing the Healer feels with the whole Healer fandom.

    In many recap threads, several of us would say “What is it about Healer that makes us this giddy and passionate?” We attempted to dissect, to de-construct, to examine every aspect and little detail of the drama, but were not entirely satisfied we found the answer.

    But here, yes, JB and GF have hit the nail on the head. Every reason we gave can be summed up in that one word: MAGIC.
    Healer gave us the magic.

  36. 36 qurrota ayu nina

    I don’t usually download dramabeans podcast because of my limited ability to understand english just by hearing it. But for THIS AWESOME DRAMA…………..

    Forget english, we speak by heart!!!!!!

    • 36.1 KDaddict😍JCW

      Wow, I think this is the most beautiful tribute to Healer and the Healer fandom! It transcends language and cultural barriers.

  37. 37 dramabliss

    I am one of those who have not heard of Yoo Ji Tae before Healer. I really really am glad that I got introduced to this awesome actor.

    In another site, someone implied that Healer (though it was just starting then, that YJT might be wasted in the show. On the contrary, as you’ve pointed out, Moon-ho is a central character, the one standing smack in the middle, and he was played excellently by YJT. Indeed, the actor’s gravitas made the character very credible.

    It may be true that Moon-ho was a gray and mysterious character at the start and some actually disliked him in the early episodes recap discussions. But somehow, from the moment he showed up (in that scene where there was a protest rally), he had me. Though I didn’t know YJT from Adam at that time, I intuitively felt that he was a character I would be rooting for all the way. Now, since there was very little in the plot to point which way that character was going, my reaction might actually have been influenced by the actor’s presence and demeanour.

  38. 38 Saema

    The Healer recap comment threads were so much fun. And like jb and gf said, extremely pleasant. Enough to ignore the occasional angry drunk guy Haha
    I have seen so many blogs and other places where people left comments like: We met on the dramabeans Kim Sam soon thread. Or another show’s comment thread and have been friends ever since.
    I’ve made such friends because of the Healer recaps. I met them each week and I’ve grown attached to them. We have talked and discussed everything we could talk about. ( the important stuff and the not so important Haha. The armpit conversation – I sent it to all my friends) There’s Growingbeautifully , Turkish rose Teru, omomo, Sumee and many others. Thankyou for the amazing experience, girls. It was so much fun. πŸ˜€
    Thank you dramabeans, for creating a place for us to meet and jb, for your recaps. Your recaps introduced me to one of the best shows of all time.

    • 38.1 Sumee is busy with JCW tonight 😍

      @saema very well said..
      Seriously life is too short to be blabbering while being drunk…
      DB is such a great place to be wasting our time on hater ..
      We all are hear to share our drama love and let’s continue doing that ..
      It’s been such a wonderful experience on the healer thread and have made friends like all of you ..
      Cheers …

    • 38.2 Growingbeautifully

      Thank YOU for contributing so well to the friendship and warmth here, the “amazing experience”, as you so appropriately put it. If you would like to join us in email as well, you can check out what was discussed under Ep 20 recap, Friendship does not end, just because a show does πŸ™‚ Take care!

      • 38.2.1 Saema

        You mean family relationships do not end ^~^

        • Growingbeautifully


    • 38.3 TurkishRose lovesβ™₯JCW❀

      @saema, yes it was extremely well, and let’s do it all again πŸ˜‰

      It was one of the most exhilarating experience communicating with such awesome warm people online, who also obsessed with me over this Daebaek Healer showβ™₯ ❀ β₯

  39. 39 JCWβ™‘Sophee

    *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE* That’s my reaction upon seeing this post!! Off to listen to this wonderful podcast!! :’)) Thanks JB and GF :*

  40. 40 helkwo

    Omg…thank you guys soooo much.

    Healer podcast is my dream come true!

  41. 41 pastmidnite's shell

    I knew it! I knew it!
    I knew there would be a Healer podcast!
    *jumps up and down with joy*

    Healer hasn’t ended after all πŸ˜€ (still in denial, but who cares, there’s a healer-edition podcast! Yay!)

    Cheers! For the MAGIC!

  42. 42 Lunatic4KD

    Java beans and GirlFriday – thanks for the party! I giggled and guzzled right along with you. LOVED you enthusiasm and intelligent (sometimes coherent!) comments and analysis. We feel your love and you certainly felt ours. I could kick back with you two – without a doubt. …and you said “bosoms”…… Heee heeee! So funny! What a ride it’s been. Healer and DramaBeans have brightened up my already over-the-top bright life and I thank you, thank you, thank you. Raising a glass of champagne (my 4th!) northward in your direction from San Francisco.
    Carry on your great work. Cheers!!

  43. 43 DD

    Uh you guys are so mean πŸ™ I adore LMH!!

    • 43.1 DD

      ETA: Here I am back again, and although this is off topic since this is about healer and I’m not part of the healer craze but I’ve listened to 6 minutes of the podcast where you were deeming Heirs as that terrible drama and continue to praise that inflated to high heaven POS MLFTS deeming it oh the novel concept of the century!

      Well I may have not watched 800 dramas but a novel concept that has the most wooden male lead, the most irritating female lead, useless second leads, a brother that did nothing, a jealous friend that was as interesting as uncooked white rice, two bookstore morons, a mother who did a repeat of her role in “the queen of the game” and a pathetic villain does NOT win at life, not by a fat chance…In fact the only interesting character in that whole mess of a show was the adorable attorney/father figure…But then again he’s always that adorable in all his roles. So that drama had Absolutely NO draw for me.

      While you go on to crap on the Heirs as being the drama that turned you off of everyone in it, and I don’t even want to ask why, or go searching in old recap threads and comments. All I know is that, even if the concept was done a million times, the execution and the performances were the heart of this little show…It had everything going for it, a gold hearted hero with so much crap going on in his psyche that almost broke him towards the end (something anyone can relate to without ever thinking of tagging him as a coward or a wuss, he can only handle so much shit and that’s quite alright that he almost gave up …Many of us can only think of giving up when the pressure is that strong!) a heroine that is tough as nails even with her intolerable reality, she was charming, kind, never switched to the evil camp when the tough got going when in reality many ppl just say fuck it I’m going to bail out on all my values and become the most evil bitch ever. She stayed her ground and won back the love of everyone, rightfully! Amazing support cast, and I can honestly say that EVERY SINGLE ONE of them had a fantastic role and went on to portray it superbly except for that dead fish of a father he was just plain UGH! I cared about everyone in the show, their problems and conflicts were real (though fictional yet they made them very real) they played fantastically off of each other and they meshed beautifully. I enjoyed their friendship and their enmity and was rooting for them to sort all this crap out…I seriously only wanted the dad to go away…Everyone else was a riot and a joy to watch!

      I don’t know about the “typical” rating methods on DB, nor am i aware of all the parallels and similarities in drama stories…The candy characters, the cinderella stories or whatnot…All I know and go by when I see something that I like and enjoy is the performances and chemistry between the cast…That’s what draws me in, if an amazing performance (that pulls at my heartstrings) was given in a drama that was absolutely…

      • 43.1.1 DD

        Oh finally after so many hours this comment shows up lol Well I’m glad you released it after all πŸ™‚

      • 43.1.2 DD


        That’s what draws me in, if an amazing performance (that pulls at my heartstrings) was given in a drama that was absolutely absurd I’d still love and adore that performance and go back to watch it time and time again, because that’s why we watch shows…Not because the lighting was perfect, or the lines were amazing (Although the heirs had some amazing lines that lingered on and a good hearted message that is valuable) or the scenes were flawless, or that there is nothing to critique…But because characters draw us to them and their issues, they hypnotize us and pull us into their world, performances that touch us and stay with us, longing looks and lingering moments …I thoroughly enjoyed the heirs I don’t care who deems it a flop, terrible or a flue…While I cringed throughout that overhyped OTHER drama …No thank you, again I’ll make my own call when it comes to which dramas are worth my time and those that don’t deserve a single minute of it!

    • 43.2 KDaddict😍JCW

      Looks like we’ve similar taste in men, at least in the form of K actors. I loved Hyun Bin for 4 years, and am very fond of LMH too, up to and including Heirs. But come Healer, JCW tops my list now.

      • 43.2.1 k lava

        OMG, me too.it’s these three for me,Jcw is fighting for top spot but Hyun bin’s dimples darn confused.But it’s pretty much smile vs dimples.

      • 43.2.2 DD

        I adore JCW too he’s super amazing, I just didn’t love healer…I am not sure if it was the unbelievable “hacking aka ajuma typing gibberish on a keyboard thing” or the fact that it reminded me much of the many American crime solving tv shows, you know CSI/NCIS/etc, or my dislike of the female lead…I really wanted to watch this for JCW but I just couldn’t go past those elements. As for LMH, man I wrote a whole thing regarding him, and his performance in Heirs but DB insists on not posting my comment so I desisted..

        To me these men are not just their looks, though they are all beautiful, it’s their soul and their heart that they put in each scene and how they capture my attention and hold it till the last second, they are simply fantastic actors …Any actor that has the ability to fall in love with him and his character gets my vote…I won’t hold anything against them even if they star in lousy dramas, as long as they remain solid, then they have my loyalty for life!

    • 43.3 luv_KimRaeWon

      oh! don’t worry. they might like him again after a solid drama.

      • 43.3.1 iatetoomuch1

        Full fidelity that withstands the test of time is like a unicorn in kdrama land. That much I learn of myself so I never vow undying love over any actor/character now.

      • 43.3.2 DD

        It’s all right luv, as the saying goes, to each their own…What bothers me more than the wishy washy preferences is the overhyping of certain other actors or dramas when they are much more inferior to those being put down and ridiculed…Then again all that is according to my personal taste so I won’t fault ppl for loving what they love…I’ll simply love what “I” love πŸ™‚

    • 43.4 Ek Ladhki Thi

      I like Lee Min-ho too, a lot. And I believe my love grew exponentially while watching Heirs, the drama that tested my affection was Personal Taste. Heirs was my favourite one of his performances even though I didn’t like his character all the time.
      But I saw Ji Chang-wook in Empress Ki, and I immediately knocked Kim Soo-hyun off my forever bias pedestal and installed Ji Chang-wook on it. Ta-hwan isn’t the greatest character, he was see a wimp who was driven insane by his obsessive Love for a woman, but Ji Chang-wook’s performance made me cry, in fact I cried so much I had to stop watching the show at episode 46, I couldn’t keep on dealing with the heartache. So now on my list of actors I would watch anything for is Ji Chang-wook, Kim Soo-hyun and Lee Min-ho, in that order.

      • 43.4.1 DD

        Lee Min Ho’s performance in the Heirs was heart-wrenching..He gave it every cell of his being, he portrayed a flawed character with flawed circumstance with so much heart and honesty all I wanted to do was hug him all the time…In the end I totally got his frustration, his despair and his lack of will to go on..Anyone subjected to those circumstance whether they are anywhere near real or totally fictional can simply break never to get up again…He kept fighting till the very end and even if there was no particular closure the ride itself was completely satisfying IMO…As for JCW and Empress KI, the boy was just beyond adorable, yes he was a jerk at times and a wuss, and a whiner but hey this all proves how wonderful of an actor he truly is, he was able to make us love him, detest him, vouch for him and against him and feel heartbroken for him all at the same time…I knew I was watching a winner when I saw him (it was my first JCW drama) in Empress Ki! πŸ˜€

        • Ek Ladhki Thi

          I agree Kim Tan’s helplessness was so palpable, in fact I remember while watching the scene where he breaks down and asks Won to send him back to America because he couldn’t keep living like this since Eun-sang was gone, I kept thinking, “wow, I’ve never seen Lee Min-ho portray a character’s pain like this, I’ve never seen him cry like this”. I usually feel like he isn’t fully invested in the character, like there was a little bit of him he was holding back while acting, but in Heirs it was different, so different. I wanted to reach into my computer screen and hug him and remove him from all the toxic situations in his life. I usually end up hating a lot of the dramas recommended by people on this site(no offense), they always seem to be missing something for me. I’m an emotional drama-watcher, if a drama doesn’t make me want to cry or scream or make me connect with the character’s pain, I can’t enjoy it even if it is the best drama of the year.

          • DD

            Hi5! I’m with you all the way, I hate hype…I’m all about heart, if ANYTHING I’m watching is without heart then I ditch it. I don’t care who thinks it’s the best thing ever…I need to feel to be able to enjoy what I’m watching, if it doesn’t transcend me then it’s pointless to even bother wasting my time…No matter how sharp, well done, or “perfect” it may be. I guess I’ve always been an underdog supporter, If things are not flawed they don’t attract me πŸ˜€

    • 43.5 August

      Actually in terms of OTP chemistry and the overall storyline & plot, I liked Faith (aka The Great Doctor) and My Love From the Stars (aka You Who Came From the Stars) way more than Healer. Beyond just watching the shows live and commenting in the recaps/threads, I found both Faith & MLFTS to be just a way better experience in general.

      The villians in Healer (Elder, Kim Moon-Sik, & Chul-Min) lacked the gravitas of Kim Sang-Joong’s Lee Jin-Pyo in City Hunter. They never really could match the emotional connection of his character nor measure up & surpass his aura within the context of the storyline.

      Heirs β€” granted it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Yet nevertheless what I liked about it was the fact that I didn’t have to like nor was I required to automatically swoon for Lee Min-Ho’s & Kim Woo-Bin’s characters. Instead, I could just focus on appreciating their performances and the character journeys/arcs for Kim Tan & Choi Young-Do. It’s good to see actors challenge themselves by stepping outside of their comfort zones and try their hand at tackling something different. In this case unlikable characters you love to hate. Both leads were utterly compelling and possessed an intangible charisma.

  44. 44 Chandler

    OMG. REALLY?! You guys. I love you. I love you so much. I’m going to have so much fun listening to this right now (since I just had a few drinks myself πŸ˜‰ ).

    • 44.1 Sumee is busy with JCW tonight 😍

      @chandler I think few drinks will increase the listening pleasure …

    • 44.2 Chandler

      Pausing at 1:23! Omg, I missed your drunk podcasts so much! So glad they’re making a comeback for Healer πŸ˜€

  45. 45 mellina

    hahaha oh yeah.
    healer and healibers rock.

  46. 46 Growingbeautifully

    Dearest Javabeans and Girlfriday,

    Thank you, a thousand time for dedicating a whole podcast (and getting drunk, LOL you crazy girls!) just for Healer! I’ve just finished listening and reading all comments and I’ve not stopped smiling throughout.

    Thank you too for mentioning us, the crazy fandom! (21:11 minutes and following) LOL! For saying that you’re “amazed and impressed” that this fandom has been “so respectful”. For accepting the scary state of your mail box, Heheheh!. For seeing how we’ve grown as a “family” and accepting us. For laughing at how we received trolls with aplomb and incredulity but without anger … “Huh! What are you doing here?” πŸ™‚ For all this, thank you and we really appreciate you too!

    I’ve actually never really been swept away in so many feels, joys and love in any fandom before. This has been one of the happiest and most memorable experiences of my life. Something I feel so privileged to have experienced and that I would never want to give up or forget, for all the world! It is with a little lump in the throat and a small tear in the eye, that I slowly let go. This podcast helps a great deal in giving us this closure and helps me (us?) move on.

    I’m so glad that you, JB and GF, and all of us at DB who love Healer, had a fun ride together and that our joy in sharing this enjoyment with each other knew no boundaries. We are all the happier because you have been with us and because all of us have been together in this, in a special way. Lots of love and blessings to all! πŸ™‚

    • 46.1 Sumee is busy with JCW tonight 😍

      Hear hear hear @gb …it’s been the best fandom ever .. 😊

      • 46.1.1 Growingbeautifully

        Hey there Sumee! Nice to be online with you. Saw all your email!! πŸ™‚

    • 46.2 Lunatic4KD

      @GrowingBeautifully – please remind me where we are commenting as several of us watch episode 1 again?

      • 46.2.1 Growingbeautifully

        LOL! Lunatic4KD, I commented without spoilers in Ep 1-3 recap and at Ep 20, I just commented again and let myself go…. If you’d like to have a clue about where to meet up so to speak, why not we hang out at Episode 20 around Comment 451 onwards? (It’s at Comment 435 now.) So that will be from Page 10 onwards, I believe? Let’s see how it goes, this is just experimental we me coming up with all kinds of suggestions, not all of which may be feasible.

        Like I said, as long as I did not put in spoilers, I commented on the Ep 1-3 threads but when I wanted to do a comparison with future episodes, I wrote in Ep 20. I hope to see you before too long. It’s Sunday night for me now, which might make it Sunday morning for you. See you! πŸ™‚

    • 46.3 TurkishRose lovesβ™₯JCW❀

      @gb @sumee @Lunatic4kd lol that was my favorite part in the podcast about the party crasher and how the healer community were bewildered by him lol, I was laughing so hard. Thank you JB and girlfriday you guys are so cuteβ™₯ ❀ β₯ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • 46.3.1 Growingbeautifully

        Yup, I was laughing along with our slightly tipsy girls too. It was such a funny scenario. I was imagining us looking at that party crasher with that puzzled expression on all our faces!!!! LOLOL!

        • TurkishRose lovesβ™₯JCW❀

          @gb lol yes, the podcast was Daebaek πŸ™‚

    • 46.4 k lava

      @GB πŸ‘πŸ‘slow clap.standing ovation. Well said.

    • 46.5 dramamama5

      *clink* To that!!!! *Glug*

    • 46.6 Divyrus is a mess

      As usual GB ! You have said it all !!

      All I know is I got busy over weekend and come back to check TWO posts on DB !

      And this podcast. I would say I was damn excited but now am just sad. I have to let go !

      It didn’t strike me till the end, this podcast did address the big denial right on head and told me to say goodbye to this !

      Thanks JB and GF !!! For giving us closure !

  47. 47 luv_KimRaeWon

    Oh! Thankyou so much. You are the best.

  48. 48 tien

    I smiled from ear to ear when I saw another Healer post today. And can I wish for some more??? You can make a special posts about Healer’s pad, or about Daddy’s Coffee Bay, or about Myung Hee’s wheelchair, or about Healer’s glasses, or about Ajumma’s knit works, or about YoYo’s hair cut, or whatever.. as long as I can keep seeing and reading Healer-related posts. I know that’s too much to ask..ehheheh…

    And..This will be my very first time listening to your voices, girls.

    • 48.1 sansue misses bong soo

      me too! first time to listen and download the podcast, thank you girls. I even listened to previous podcast but of course skipped to healer part. It made me smile/grin when you say omg i love lots of times…. makes me happy and squee and reminisce the scenes you talk about. Im going to sleep with a smile on my face for sure. omg I love healer! πŸ™‚

  49. 49 nomnomnom

    Woah! Hold on! It’s my first time to download your podcast because most of the time I just listen to it to waste time.

    Personally, I wouldn’t want to compare this to City Hunter because yeah~ it was totally different! I won’t even mind wasting my time arguing with CH fans *runs away*

    JB and GF as drunkards are really funny hahahaha! I don’t drink alcoholic beverages and I’m totally blown away at their comments HAHAHAHAHA ~OUCH! I’m 22 though xD
    I can’t believe how I’m listening to drunkards while typing some serious workpapers lmao xD You are both correct, I really feel like if you’ve been so fond to watching dramas then you’ll probably think that some fresh concepts are indeed needed. I actually thought that Healer may not caught my attention at first, but once I devoted myself into watching it, it kind of took me out of my world and sucked me into HEALER and CYS’ world. I’m totally hooked that I even downloaded their OST song which I’m not usually doing (last time I did this was during Secret Garden)

    If you have actually watched Empress Ki, you’ll already expect how good JCW is at doing two personalities at the same time. But with this role, he basically surprises me every time that I don’t know when will I be prepared for him!

    This podcast gave me a partial closure for my withdrawal symptoms, PARTIAL because I will never close my heart for this drama. I’m still waiting for this drama to be broadcasted in our country so that I can once again scream and giggle while my whole family is watching with me too.


    Thanks Javabeans and Girlfriday! Been a fan of DB since You’re Beautiful!

  50. 50 Emmy

    One hour of Healer podcast?

    Thanks JB and GF! I’m going to play it and giggle/fangirl along with you two!

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