Lee Seung-gi in talks to headline Kill Me, Heal Me
What’s better than Puppy in a drama? Why seven Puppies, of course. At least that’s what this show is banking on, anyway. MBC’s new split-personality drama Kill Me, Heal Me is reportedly in final contract negotiations with Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) to headline the series as its leading man with seven different personalities. I’m a little torn about this news, since the drama’s premise is frankly worrisome, but then you go and cast Park Seo-joon (Witch’s Romance) as the second lead, and then Seung-gi as your hero, and now I’m seeing rainbows and hoping against hope that the drama is good. *shakes fist*
The new drama from writer Jin Soo-wan of The Moon That Embraces the Sun and PD Kim Jin-man of Scandal is about a third-generation chaebol with dissociative identity disorder, who has seven personas. It’s pretty old hat by now for Seung-gi to be playing a spoiled rich boy, but seven totally different personalities — I can’t argue that it’s not new ground for him as an actor, even if it sounds nuts.
The heroine (yet to be cast) will be a first-year resident physician who becomes his secret family doctor, and the romantic comedy (with a side of mystery and melodrama) will be about their “healing romance.” Why is “healing romance” now the dramaland shorthand for heroes with psychological issues who date their doctors, and when can it stop?
Meanwhile Park Seo-joon has been cast as a quirky mystery novelist whose genius/stupidity is ambiguous to most, and seeing as how he doesn’t have six other personalities hiding in his brain, I’d say he gives the hero a run for his money in the love triangle. This is the drama that once reportedly courted Hyun Bin, who then signed on to star in SBS’s Jekyll and Me instead. Now it looks like we’ll be seeing both split-personality chaebol heroes in competing timeslots for a head-to-head battle. Binnie vs. Seung-gi: Nine personalities enter, one man leaves.
Kill Me, Heal Me follows Mr. Back on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning in January.
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