August 04, 2013

Drama review: I Hear Your Voice

Another korean drama again. I've been following this one since the first episode and yesterday was the last episode so I directly watched it after it has been subbed. I still felt that post-drama-finale syndrome for that mainland drama I watched and the hype for this finale has yet decreased. IHYV has been one of 2013's drama hit for hitting 20% marks in rating. It's was such an achievement since for now daily dramas only got 10% rating or if worse, they could only get a single digit. The story tells about Jang Hye Sung, played by Lee Bo Young, a public defender with no passion. Here came another boy Park Soo Ha, played by Lee Jong Suk, who has a mind-reading ability and 10 years his junior. He and Hye Sung would be connected by the dark past and made them counting on each other. The love triangle was completed by the addition of Cha Kwan Woo, played by Yoon Sang Hyun, once a police officer but decided to apply to be a public defender since it was his passion. The main conflict started when Soo Ha was still a child and everything began since then. Hye Sung did really pissed me off in the beginning but I should say she portrayed it really well. I think what made this drama really popular are the fresh storyline and how they make us, the audience, cant guess what will happen next. Everytime I watched it, I always surprised by how the storyline moved really fast and out of my prediction. I also shipped Hye Sung and Soo Ha although previously I never accepted a noona-dongsaeng relationship. This couple is just too cute to be true. Soo Ha's mind reading ability is also another plus point. He could read what people are thinking by looking into their eyes, somehow this made some people think of him as a monster. Why I recommend this drama mainly because I think it's just great if we cant guess how the story will flow instead of a boring storyline where everybody can guess how it will end. Im really glad they picked Lee Jong Suk to act as Park Soo Ha instead of Kim Jae Won even they are a bit look alike. I'll give 9.5 stars for this.

PS: If you're asking why I keep giving high rating in my dramas and possibly Im subjective, it's because I always have my own point of view why I want to watch this drama and not that one and I never watch drama that doesnt look interesting to me although it has a high rating.

The series is a combination of courtroom drama and romantic comedy with elements of fantasy. After overcoming poverty and a difficult childhood, Jang Hye-sung (Lee Bo-young) becomes a lawyer, specifically a public defender, but she is pragmatic, self-preserving and jaded. Her life changes when she encounters Park Soo-ha (Lee Jong-suk), a high school boy with the supernatural ability to read other people's thoughts by looking into their eyes, and cop-turned-lawyer Cha Gwan-woo (Yoon Sang-hyun) who is cheerful and idealistic, though a bit of a dork. Soo-ha gained his mind-reading ability after witnessing his father getting murdered ten years ago. His father's death had initially been dismissed as a car accident until Hye-sung, then a high school girl (Kim So-hyun), gave decisive testimony in court despite the killer's threats (Jung Woong-in), and Soo-ha has been searching for her ever since. As Hye-sung works with Soo-ha and Gwan-woo, she gradually lets go of her pursuit of money and glory. Together, this unlikely team use unconventional methods on their cases, proving that while sometimes justice is blind to a fault, she can still hear your voice.

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