TV Series

I hear your voice (2013): Drama Review

Synopsis: 

A thriller courtroom drama with fantasy and romantic comedy elements. It will depict the story of Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young), a bold, sassy, thick-faced, comical, and materialistic public defender who becomes a lawyer after overcoming poverty and painful memories from her childhood, comes to realizations about society and justice after meeting Park Soo Ha (Lee Jong Suk), a 19-year-old boy who reads other people’s thoughts and Cha Kwan Woo (Yoon Sang Hyun), an innocent lawyer who lives a disciplined life. (source : wikiaddicts)

Teaser: 

Review: 

I hear your voice is a Korean Drama about Courtroom Drama, Reading Minds, Romance,  and Justice . Soo Ha wants to get rid of the murderer that killed his father 10 years ago and will protect Hye sung no matter what.  His ability to read minds will help to reveal the truth in every case Hye Sung will face.

Characters:

Lee Jong-suk as Park Soo-ha

After witnessing his father killed (and almost getting killed himself), 9 year old Soo-ha gains the supernatural ability to read people’s minds by looking at their eyes. When high school teenager Hye-sung testified in court to corroborate his testimony regarding the killer, he swore that he would always protect and guard her. He nurses a crush on her for a decade, but when he meets her again, he’s dismayed to find her completely different from what he’s expected.

Lee Bo-young as Lawyer Jang Hye-sung

Smart and hardworking, Hye-sung was raised by a poor but loving mother. After being falsely accused of causing an incident involving fireworks, she gets expelled from high school. She bravely testifies on the witness stand, causing the murderer of Park Soo-ha’s father to be convicted and imprisoned. But both experiences change her, and ten years later, Hye-sung is an apathetic public defender who doesn’t care about her clients and only does her job for the salary.

Yoon Sang-hyun as Lawyer Cha Gwan-wo

Gwan-woo used to be a cop. He brings his idealism, empathy and attention to detail to his new job as a public defender. Though outwardly geeky and meek, he has a keen intelligence that sees new angles in his cases.

Lee Da-hee as Prosecutor Seo Do-yeon

She’s a prosecutor who comes from a rich, well-connected family, with her father a judge and her mother a doctor. Do-yeon has always pushed herself to become the perfect daughter to please her parents. Jang Hye-sung, the daughter of their housekeeper, was her rival in high school, and when a fireworks accident nearly caused her to lose her sight, she blames Hye-sung for it, despite the latter’s denials. Do-yeon was also a witness to the murder of Park Soo-ha’s father, but at the last minute, she loses her courage and doesn’t testify.

Soundtracks: 

  1. Why did you come now – Jung Yup  – Romantic Scenes
  2. Kim Yeon Ji – In My Eyes  – Drama Scenes 

  3.  Every Single Day – Echo  –  Shifting of Episode After  the Thrill

Comments and Suggestions : 

The trailer of this drama will catch your attention.  Drama nowadays becomes more popular if there’s a slice of fantasy on it.  Remember Secret Garden (Gender swap) and my love from another star (Alien boy)? Here, the protagonist power is to “read minds”.

What would you do if you have the ability to read minds? For me, there’s no peace of mind.  The story goes along with that kind of plot. The good thing here is that even though there’s this unique ability to focus on the whole series still the drama was able to show the depth of the story and give justice to showcase the web-like relationships of all the characters. I really give thumbs up to that.

This is Lee Jong Suk time to shine. I was really amazed on his acting here. (Better than Pinocchio) He’s too pretty in my eyes that I am not attracted to him to the point that I would make him my phone’s wallpaper. Sorry Jong Suk! Anyway, I can’t imagine any actor that can portray Park Soo Ha. Park Soo Ha is a high school boy who had a tragic childhood. That tragedy gave him the ability to read minds. He then started to live an abnormal life.  Jang Hye Sung helped him 10 years ago to give justice to his father’s death. Hye Sung was just a high school student then. Soo Ha promised to himself that he will protect Hye Sung all his life. He believes that she is his first love.

After 10 years, Hye Sung becomes a public defendant or lawyer. This started more episodes about dealing with different cases from the simplest to complicated ones.  By this time, Soo Ha got the chance to get real close to Hye Sung when there’s an attempted murder case in their school. You must watch this part! I was really driven to watch because there are so many mind exercises for solving cases. It thrilled me! The comedy kick was also there despite the seriousness of being a lawyer. Lawyer Cha contributed to the relationship development of Hye Sung and Soo Ha. He also gives life to the law office. (He makes me laugh!) The technique of having the elevator scene for small talks helped in the scene transitions.  As they solve cases, the main agenda of revenge to the murderer goes along. I don’t want to spill the beans to give all the details. You may watch it! 😉 The romance is doengseng loves noona.  (older woman and younger man) They look good on-screen. I am not really used to with this kind of romance because it’s like marrying my younger brother. Duh. Somehow, this kind of age gap is normal in real life.

Nevertheless, the plot is very engaging. I swear I would like to finish it with one sitting.  Though, it didn’t become possible. I forgot to mention that I love the music especially “Why did you just come now?” It suited for the mood of this drama. This drama has the most annoying villain at all times. The drama is worth spending time to watch! The script is really good ! Two thumbs up!

Rating : 8.5 out of 10

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