Healer
Promotional Poster
Genre
Written bySong Ji-na
Directed by
  • Lee Jung-sub
  • Kim Jin-woo
Starring
Theme music composer
  • Lee Pil-ho
  • Park Jong-mi
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producerBae Kyung-soo
Producers
  • Mo Wan-il
  • Yoon Jae-hyuk
Production locationKorea
Running time60 minutes
Production companyKim Jong-hak Production
DistributorKorean Broadcasting System
Release
Original networkKBS2
Original releaseDecember 8, 2014 (2014-12-08) –
February 10, 2015 (2015-02-10)
External links
Website

Healer (Korean힐러; RRHilleo) is a 2014–2015 South Korean television series starring Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young and Yoo Ji-tae.[1][2][3][4][5][6] It aired on KBS2 from December 8, 2014 to February 10, 2015 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 for 20 episodes.[7]

Though the drama received modest ratings in its home country, it gained a fanbase overseas and made Ji Chang-wook known outside Korea.[8]

Synopsis

A decades-old incident involving a group of five friends who ran an illegal pro-democracy broadcasting station during the Fifth Republic in South Korea brings together three different people—an illegal "night courier" with the codename "Healer" (Ji Chang-wook) who possesses top-notch fighting skills, a reporter from a second-rate tabloid news website (Park Min-young), and a famous journalist at a major broadcast station (Yoo Ji-tae).[9][10][11] While trying to uncover the truth from that 1992 incident and a series of present day murders, they grow into honest reporters who try to blur the lines of conflict between truth and reality, even if that means fighting media honchos.

Cast

Main

An illegal "night courier" who works under the alias "Healer". Renowned for being the best in his field, Jung-hu is equipped not only with advanced technology and a trusty hacker sidekick, but also his superb fighting skills. He will perform any task except anything involving murder. His ultimate goal is to save money and buy an uninhabited island off the coast of Panama and to live there alone, but that changes after being given an order by his client, Kim Mun-ho, to find and protect a girl named Young-shin from the people who want her dead but he later falls in love with Young-shin.
A strong-willed and quirky internet news reporter who dreams of becoming a legendary reporter. However, her dreams are put to the test when she finds out about her hidden past as the lost child Oh Ji-an. Due to her abusive past, Young-shin is traumatized and suffers from panic attacks whenever she sees violence. She later falls in love with her protector, Jung-hu.
A star reporter, and brother to Kim Mun-sik, the CEO of a large news company. His goal is to last each day and to find Oh Ji-an, a supposedly dead child whom he suspects to still be alive. He pays Jung-hu (as "Healer") to find and protect Ji-an (now known as Young-shin) from the people that want her dead out of guilt for not fully investigating the truth about a 1992 incident that ended in the tragic deaths of two out of five best friends, and the crippling of a third.

Supporting

Ratings

Episode # Original Broadcast Date Episode Title Average Audience Share
TNmS Ratings[12] AGB Nielsen[13]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 8 December 2014 I have a dream 6.9% (NR) 7.5% (NR) 7.8% (NR) 8.3% (NR)
2 9 December 2014 Fate continues 7.6% (NR) 8.8% (18th) 7.9% (NR) 8.4% (NR)
3 15 December 2014 The first kiss that day 5.7% (NR) 6.3% (NR) 7.2% (NR) 7.6% (NR)
4 16 December 2014 Because I'm next to you 5.9% (NR) 6.4% (NR) 7.4% (NR) 8.0% (NR)
5 22 December 2014 Meaning of You 7.0% (NR) 7.4% (NR) 8.8% (19th) 9.8% (15th)
6 23 December 2014 Begin 7.1% (NR) 7.6% (NR) 7.7% (20th) 8.0% (NR)
7 29 December 2014 We, under the sunset 6.9% (NR) 7.8% (NR) 7.8% (NR) 8.9% (16th)
8 30 December 2014 Cannot be forgotten 8.4% (NR) 9.4% (17th) 8.6% (19th) 9.2% (17th)
9 5 January 2015 I trust you 7.6% (NR) 7.8% (NR) 8.2% (NR) 8.9% (NR)
10 6 January 2015 Can't it be me? 8.2% (NR) 9.5% (18th) 9.2% (17th) 10.0% (14th)
11 12 January 2015 In the darkness 7.4% (NR) 8.8% (NR) 9.4% (15th) 10.8% (10th)
12 13 January 2015 I don't know how to escape 8.7% (NR) 10.1% (17th) 9.1% (18th) 9.8% (14th)
13 19 January 2015 I'm waiting' 9.0% (18th) 9.7% (17th) 10.3% (14th) 11.3% (18th)
14 20 January 2015 It's alright even if you cry 9.4% (20th) 10.6% (12th) 9.7% (16th) 10.4% (13th)
15 26 January 2015 I remember 7.7% (NR) 8.2% (NR) 8.7% (20th) 9.2% (16th)
16 27 January 2015 To you again 8.5% (NR) 9.6% (18th) 8.9% (20th) 9.2% (19th)
17 2 February 2015 Won't you answer me? 7.1% (NR) 7.7% (NR) 8.5% (NR) 9.3% (19th)
18 3 February 2015 Just like the others 7.3% (NR) 8.4% (20th) 9.1% (19th) 9.6% (15th)
19 9 February 2015 I'll protect you 6.9% (NR) 7.8% (NR) 7.9% (NR) 7.7% (NR)
20 10 February 2015 Goodbye Healer 8.1% (NR) 8.6% (19th) 9.0% (18th) 9.1% (16th)
Average Rating 7.6% 8.4% 8.6% 9.2%

Original soundtrack

Healer:
Original Sound Track
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2015
GenrePop, K-pop, soundtrack, R&B
LabelSixteen Media
Kim Jong-hak Productions
No.TitleMusicArtistLength
1."힐러" (Healer)Lee Pil-ho & Park Jong-miVarious Artists2:36
2."Eternal Love"Lee Sang Joon, Denzil "DR" Remedios, and Ryan Jhun SewonMichael Learns to Rock4:16
3."When You Hold Me Tight" Yael Meyer3:12
4."눈이 하는 말" (What the Eyes Say) Tei3:36
5."You" Ben3:46
6."그대 때문에" (Because of You) JUST4:09
7."지켜줄게" (I Will Protect You) Ji Chang-wook4:10
8."침묵" (Silence)Lee Pil-ho & Park Jong-miVarious Artists2:40
9."Love and Pain"Im Na-raeVarious Artists3:30
10."코드명 힐러" (Code Name: Healer)Lee Pil-hoVarious Artists2:16
11."멋있다 힐러" (Super Healer)Kim Min-wooVarious Artists2:09
12."김문호 기자" (Reporter Kim Moon-ho)Kim Ji-eunVarious Artists2:32
13."지나간다" (Pass On By)Im Na-raeVarious Artists3:15
14."세상을 품다" (Embrace the World)Ok Jeong-yongVarious Artists3:59
15."정후사랑" (Jung-hoo's Love Theme)Park Jong-miVarious Artists3:18
16."To Battle"Kim Min-wooVarious Artists2:37
17."영신이의 꿈" (Young-shin's Dream)Im Na-raeVarious Artists2:35
18."You Love Me"Kim Min-wooVarious Artists2:08
19."아픔의 흔적" (A Trace of Pain)Kim Ji-eunVarious Artists2:58
20."해킹루트" (Hacking Route)Lee Pil-hoVarious Artists1:43
21."Healing Me"Im Na-raeVarious Artists3:18
22."Trouble"Kim Min-wooVarious Artists3:11
23."그들의 운명" (Their Fate)Kim Ji-eunVarious Artists3:05
24."영원한 기억" (Eternal Memory) Various Artists2:53

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014
KBS Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Ji Chang-wook Nominated
Yoo Ji-tae Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Park Min-young Won
Popularity Award, Actor Ji Chang-wook Won
Best Couple Award[14] Ji Chang-wook and Park Min-young Won
2015
4th APAN Star Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Ji Chang-wook Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Do Ji-won Nominated
2016
4th Annual DramaFever Awards[15]
Best Couple Ji Chang-wook and Park Min-young Won
Best Korean Drama – Melodrama Healer Won

International broadcast

References

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