Review: He is Psychometric

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Thriller, Romance, Supernatural, Investigation, Crime

Native title: 사이코메트리 그녀석
Original network: tvN

The drama begins with a fiery explosion in an apartment building that claims Lee Ahn’s (GOT7’s Park Jin Young) parents’ life. The wrongly accused security guard was thrown behind bars which left Yoon Jae In (Shin Ye Eun) out leaving with her aunt moving around South Korea constantly.

Lee Ahn later reunited with the non-blood related brother Kang Sung Mo (Kim Kwon) during middle school and live with him ever since. Sung Mo saved his life during the fire but he knocked his head and since has supernatural power. Lee Ahn is able to read someone’s secret by touching the person or object for 3 seconds.

Lee Ahn later reunited with the non-blood related brother Kang Sung Mo (Kim Kwon) during middle school and live with him ever since. Sung Mo saved his life during the fire but he knocked his head and since has supernatural power. Lee Ahn is able to read someone’s secret by touching the person or object for 3 seconds.

Control your powers

Lee Ahn always sneaks to touch the bodies to see if he can help Eun Ji Soo (Kim Da Som) to solve the case. However, he is unable to control his ability and so can’t help them at all. Nevertheless, Ji Soo is like a sister Lee Ahn never had, constantly giving him chances.

Sung Mo indirectly lead Jae In into Lee Ahn’s life and found out she is the key to helping him learn how to control his psychometric ability. Jae In is a student with perfect grades but a secret she wants to keep it wrapped. When the secret is let out of the bag, she will move on to another part of the country.

Lee Ahn helped Jae In to solve a small case in school and starts to have good feelings about him. They grew closer but Jae In left when she was exposed to be the murderer’s daughter.

They reunited after a couple of years and Jae In became a police officer in a small area. Through the help from Jae In, Lee Ahn is able to get the reading accurately and really help him to grow his ability to help others.

Fall in love, again

Lee Ahn stays close to Jae In after he reunites with her. He promises not to touch her until she agrees. Because Jae In did not want the person she love to know her secret, she try to control her feelings.

Through time spent together learning how to control and solving real cases, Jae In starts to accept him and wants him to know everything about her and her past.

Alexithymia

The one strongest word I learned through the drama.

Alexithymia (origin from Greek) refers to the difficulty in experiencing, expressing, and describing emotional responses. (source)

The grass is greener on the other side, we often think about how to avoid heartbreaks or sad emotions when we are there. Thinking we will be better off without feeling it.

After watching it, I feel fortunate to be able to feel different emotions. To be able to distinguish one from another, to experience life. However, through this drama, we are exposed to their world and really understand their point of view in the world.

Fated – or arranged?

All the dots will end up connected by one mastermind. It is scary to say that all the while, he has seen it coming. Just the emotions triggered by pulling them together are not part of the plan.

Sung Mo’s parents are the cause of everything. His father has the same condition as him, alexithymia. He held his mother captive in a basement for years before he was born. Only at the age of nine, Sung Mo manages to escape the underground prison and break free.

Bitter Sweet Love

Every drama does have that one couple that checked the box of having the bitter-sweet love. In this case, Sung Mo and Ji Soo is the pair. The always “you know how good he/she is after they left”. But for obvious reasons, they will never end up together due to Sung Mo’s complications.

That confession though… 

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