The Girl Who Sees Smells (냄새를 보는 소녀; 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 airs on SBS on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes beginning April 1, 2015.
Its early working title was Sensory Couple (감각남녀;Gamgaknamnyeo).
Choi Eun-seol (Shin Se-kyung) arrives home to find her parents murdered. When the murderer gets distracted, she escapes him and runs then gets 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 investigator on the case, Detective Oh (Jung In-gi) realizes that the now-comatose daughter Eun-seol is the sole witness.
Meanwhile, Choi Mu-gak (Park Yoo-chun) is visiting his younger sister, also named Choi Eun-seol (Kim So-hyun), who's at the hospital for mild injuries after a bus accident. But when he returns to her bed, he finds her dead with her throat slit.
Six months later, Eun-seol comes out from her coma. But she has no memories at all of her life before waking up at the hospital, and her left eye has turned blue 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, Detective Oh 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. Another six months pass, and Cho-rim is a cheerful girl who's adjusted to her ability. She dreams of a becoming a comedienne, and works as a gopher for a small, struggling theater company called Frog Troupe.
Meanwhile, Mu-gak has been so traumatized by his sister's death that he develops a strange condition where he's lost the sense of smell, taste, touch and the ability to feel pain. And unlike his previous affectionate personality, he is now stoic, emotionless, and speaks in a monotone. He once worked at an aquarium, but left his job 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 (Lee Won-jong) in ten days or else 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 case in exchange, they decide to team up.