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Also known as
Sensory Couple

Country of origin
South Korea

Final episode date
21 May 2015

Seoul Broadcasting System



Written by
Lee Hee-myung

First episode date
1 April 2015

Number of episodes

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Based on
The Girl Who Sees Smells by Man Chwi

Directed by
Baek Soo-chan Oh Choong-hwan

Park Yoo-chun Shin Se-kyung Namgoong Min Yoon Jin-seo

Romance, Thriller, Fantasy

Park Yoochun, Shin Se‑kyung, Namgoong Min, Kim So‑hyun, Yoon Jin‑seo

Angry Mom, I Can Hear Your Voice, Who Are You: School 2, Hyde - Jekyll - Me, Kill Me - Heal Me


The Girl Who Sees Scents (Hangul: 냄새를 보는 소녀; RR: Naemsaereul Boneun Sonyeo) is a 2015 South Korean television series adapted from the webtoon of the same title. Starring Park Yoo-chun, Shin Se-kyung, Namgoong Min and Yoon Jin-seo, it aired on SBS on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes from April 1 to May 21, 2015.


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Its early working title was Sensory Couple (Hangul: 감각남녀; RR: Gamgangnamnyeo), before reverting to the name of the original webtoon. Despite low ratings, the drama managed to top the Contents Power Index (CPI) rankings for the most influential dramas.

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Choi Eun-seol (Shin Se-kyung) arrives home to find her parents murdered. When the murderer is distracted, she escapes but is hit by a car. Eun-seol's parents are later found with a barcode carved into their skin, the work of the "Barcode" serial killer. The lead detective on the case, Oh Jae-pyo (Jung In-gi) realizes that the now-comatose daughter Eun-seol is the sole surviving witness.

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On that same night, Choi Moo-gak (Park Yoo-chun) is at the hospital visiting his younger sister, also named Choi Eun-seol (Kim So-hyun), who's being treated for mild injuries after a bus accident. But when he returns to her bed, he finds her dead with her throat slit.

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Six months later, Eun-seol comes out of her coma. But she has no memories at all of her life before waking up at the hospital, and her left eye has turned green with no scientific explanation. She has also gained the unique ability to "see" smells as visible colors and shapes, and can even trace where people have been because their lingering scents are like a trail. To protect her, Jae-pyo adopts her and invents a new life for her, telling her that he's her real father and that her name is Oh Cho-rim. Three years and six months pass, and Cho-rim is a cheerful girl who's adjusted to her ability. She dreams of a becoming a comedian, and works as a gofer for a small, struggling theater company called Frog Troupe.

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On the other hand, Moo-gak had been so traumatized by his sister's death that after two months of no sleep and constant pain, he'd fainted and was clinically dead for ten days. When he woke up, he'd lost the sense of smell and taste, and is unable to feel pain. And unlike his previous warm personality, Moo-gak is now stoic, emotionless, and speaks in a monotone. He leaves his job at the aquarium to become a police officer, vowing to reopen the case and catch the killer. But to do so, he must first get promoted to detective, and has to prove himself to the head of the homicide unit Detective Kang Hyuk (Lee Won-jong) in ten days or to never ask for a promotion again. Cho-rim also needs a skit partner for her upcoming audition in ten days, and when she offers to help him with his cases in exchange, they decide to team up. After a model (Park Han-byul) turns up dead, seemingly another victim of the Barcode serial killer, Moo-gak 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 (Namgoong Min) and her doctor (Song Jong-ho).

Main characters

  • Park Yoo-chun as Detective Choi Moo-gak
  • After the murder of his sister, Moo-gak is determined to become a police inspector and take revenge for his sister's death. He is desensitised and is unable to smell or taste his food.

  • Shin Se-kyung as Oh Cho-rim/Choi Eun-seol
  • Cho-rim witnessed the murder of her parents and lived on as the sole witness of the barcode serial murders. She has a strange ability-being able to see smells as patterns in the air. She forms a team with Moo-gak, and together, they work to solve the series of barcode murders.

  • Namgoong Min as Chef Kwon Jae-hee/Jay Kwon Ford
  • Yoon Jin-seo as Yeom Mi
  • Supporting characters

  • Jung In-gi as Oh Jae-pyo
  • Nam Chang-hee as Jo In-bae
  • Oh Cho-hee as Eo Woo-ya
  • Jung Chan-woo as Wang Ji-bang
  • Park Jin-joo as Ma Ae-ri
  • Lee Won-jong as Kang Hyuk
  • Choi Tae-joon as Ye Sang-gil
  • Jo Hee-bong as Ki Choong-do
  • Kim Byung-ok as Chief of Police
  • Choi Jae-hwan as Tak Ji-seok
  • Jung Hyun-suk as Detective Kim
  • Kim Gi-cheon as Kim Joong-in
  • Song Jong-ho as Dr. Chun Baek-kyung
  • Heo Jung-eun as Ji-eun
  • Guest/cameo appearances

  • Kim So-hyun as Choi Eun-seol (ep 1–2, 5)
  • Kim Dong-kyun as Park Hyung-jin (ep 1)
  • Bang Eun-hee as Yang Mi-yeon (ep 1)
  • Heo Joon-suk as Kang Sang-moon (ep 1)
  • Kim Bo-mi as Convenience store clerk (ep 1)
  • Kim Il-joong, Jang Ye-won as Themselves, TV Entertainment Tonight hosts (ep 1)
  • Running Man cast as Themselves (ep 1)
  • Park Han-byul as Joo Ma-ri (ep 2)
  • Oh Jung-tae as Autoclub employee (ep 2)
  • Park Young-soo as Arrested man at the police station (ep 2)
  • Dan-woo as Driver that hit a car in the mountain (ep 2–3)
  • Son Se-bin as Driver's girlfriend (ep 2–3)
  • Ha Soo-ho as Hwang Ki-soo (ep 4)
  • Kim Ho-chang as Tak Min-seok (ep 4)
  • --- as Chef Hong (ep 5)
  • Oh Tae-kyung as Yang Seok-jin (ep 5)
  • Lee Jung-shin as Himself (ep 6)
  • Julian Quintart (ep 10)
  • Elena Vashilivashivanova
  • International broadcast

  • Philippines – Cine Mo! – March 12, 2017
  • Indonesia – Rajawali Televisi – 2016
  • Singapore – Mediacorp Channel U – 22 December 2016
  • References

    The Girl Who Sees Smells Wikipedia

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