Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: He Is Psychometric

He Is Psychometric


Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 16
Air-date: Mar 11, 2019 – Apr 30, 2019
Starring: Park Jin Young as Lee Ahn, Shin Ye Eun as Yoon Jae In, Kim Kwon as Kang Sung Mo, Kim Da Som as Eun Ji Soo

After losing his parents in a fire, Lee Ahn acquires the power of psychometry, the ability to read a person or an object’s past through physical contact, and he decides to use it to take bad people down. While he does not know how to control his power yet, he meets Yoon Jae In who tries her best to hide her painful secrets. Together with his foster guardian, prosecutor Kang Seong Mo, and the latter’s colleague, investigator Eun Ji Soo, they team up to solve an elusive case that has been haunting the lives of Ahn, Sung Mo, and Jae In. The case revolves around the life of prosecutor Kang’s mother and father who were the main cause of the fire. Jae In and Lee Ahn heal each other through their past present and future and find the culprit.

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Honestly.. I am still trying to figure what was the story that the writer was trying to tell in the end? I could say this is a drama about trying to seek justice and uncover the truth behind a case from years ago. Or it could be a drama about how Alexithymia and psychopathy intersect. Or it could just be a story about a young man learning to control this ability that he found. Or it could be all of these, but simultaneously none? Idk I just feel so incomplete after finishing this drama.

The Good: Okay acting overall from everyone. Some were stronger than others. The sets were also nice to look at and there was a nice energy between Jisoo and Sungmo that allowed for certain things that later occured to be impactful. It was nice to see Lee Ahn develop his powers as the story progressed.

The Bad: Characters were story driven rather than feeling as if they were palpable human beings. Useless scenes were amplified and the plot does a lot of tell then show, implying that users are not big brained enough to notice the hints along the way. There was no romantic chemistry between Lee Ahn and Jae In.

The Ugly: Killing Jisoo for no reason but to increase everyone’s man pain. Watching this drama during Women’s History month almost felt like an insult.

Overall, I can’t say I enjoyed this, but I don’t detest it. I feel like Korea drops the ball often on these type of crime/justice shows and it is almost never done correctly. It felt to me like the drama took parts of other shows without anything that was unique or a charming point for itself.


Story: 6/10
Acting: 8/10
Music: 7/10
Rewatch Value: 1/10
Overall: 6.5/10

Fave Song: With You – Fromm

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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