The Girl Who Sees Smells is a 2015 South Korean television series adapted from the webtoon of the same title. Starring Park Yoo-chun Korea's multi-talented actor and an Idol heartthrob. If your a fan of Korean Pop JYJ then you must have known this guy and Shin Se-kyung the girl whom I hate in the "When A Man falls in Love" drama which co-star Song Seung-heon.
The Girl Who Sees Smells is a story of Oh Cho-rim/Choi Eun-seol (Shin Se-Kyung) the girl who has a hypersensitive senses. After the accident and loss her memory as a child and started seeing smells as visible colors and shapes, and can even trace where people have been because their lingering scents are like a trail. And a boy named Choi Mu-gak (Park Yoo-chun) who lost his sense of smell and taste and is unable to feel pain after being traumatized by his sister's death. Choi Mu-gak is now stoic, emotionless, and speaks in a monotone. Because of that incident he was force to quit his job as a diver at the aquarium museum to become a police officer, vowing to reopen the case and catch the killer of his sister. And in order to do that he must have to be a detective.
Which later on the story Oh Cho-rim befriended him because she was then looking for a skit partner for her upcoming audition in the theater play in their struggling theater company called Frog Troupe. Wherein she work as an errand girl and passing the audition is her only shot and getting close to her dream of becoming a comedienne. And she offers to help Choi Mu-Gak with his cases in exchange, they decide to team up.
The Girl Who Sees Smells is a romantic comedy and mystery drama looking for the serial killer with name code ""Barcode". Wherein the killer killed his victims and leave them carved barcodes into their skins. Choi Eun-seol parents is one of his victims and she is the sole witness of that accident. But because of the accident she lost everything about her memory as a child and could no longer remember what had happened to her parents. She is was now being cared as a daughter of Oh-Jae-Pyo (Jung In-Gi) the detective who was handling her parents cased who is now retired in service.
The drama started to have light when a model Joo Ma-ri (Park Han-Byul) dead, as another victim of the Barcode serial killer. Cho Mu-Gak then joins the investigation headed by Lieutenant Yeom Mi (Yoon Jin-seo), and he hones in on two possible suspects: the model's boyfriend, chef Kwon Jae-hee (Namgung Min) and her doctor Dr. Chun Baek-kyung (Song Jong-ho).
I have been following all dramas casting Park Yoo-Chun; from his debut role as a quiet scholar in (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), a humble businessman in (Miss Ripley), a time-traveled Prince in (Rooftop Prince), an elite agent in (3 Days) and as a cop in (Missing You) which on this drama he played the role as a cop/detective as well. Truly Park Yoo-Chun never fail to amaze me with his acting skills. So if you are a Park Yoo-Chun fan then this drama should be part of your watch list. Because I'm pretty sure his acting would not disappoint you. And if you hate Shin Se-kyung other character's then this drama would surely make you love her, like how I felt.
The duo showed a good onscreen chemistry. Although there is a suspense and murder cases involved in this drama, I felt like the suspense element wasn't as intense as it should be. Partly because the killer's identity was revealed halfway of the drama and well, it's a romantic comedy, the drooling and giggling makes it less suspense for me. And Oh! don't forget to check-out their OST (Official Sound Track). You would surely loved it too! ;)
MY RATINGS: 10/10
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