‘I Hear Your Voice’ is an 18 episode courtroom thriller drama with fantasy and romantic comedy elements.
The drama revolves around Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young) a bold, sassy and materialistic public defender, Park Soo Ha (Lee Jong Suk) a 19-year-old high school student who has the ability to read others thoughts, and Cha Kwan Woo (Yoon Sang Hyun) also a practicing lawyer in the same firm as Hye Sung.
Hye Sung and Soo Ha have a history together as she was a witness in the murder case of Soo Ha’s father, which led him to promise that he’d protect her from the killer’s threats if he was ever to harm her. So when they meet 10 years later, the story revolves around the release of the killer who has promised revenge against Hye Sung, and together Soo Ha and Kwan Woo try to protect her. Whilst dealing with this vengeance, Hye Sung also has to deal with her job as a lawyer, fighting for justice in the courtroom for cases with less than 1% chance of winning.
* Soo Ha’s ability to read minds definitely makes this different from all other dramas. It is not completely fantasy based, they are still living in the real world but Soo Ha has this supernatural ability, which although is unrealistic, the drama still deals with real life scenarios especially in the courtroom. Thus, the drama achieves a good balance between reality and fantasy – giving us a bit of both!
* The acting is great! Although there will be some cringe-worthy moments, overall the acting is very good. There is a lot of drama and crying (get your tissues ready!), both Lee Jong Suk and Lee Bo Young portraying it very well and genuinely.
* The drama starts from the murder case 10 years ago, so the audience is quickly able to get into it without getting confused, setting out the rest of the story nicely. And the young actors who play Soo Ha and Hye Sung are also pretty talented!
* Despite all the drama, there is a fair amount of comedy too! Hye Sung being bold and sassy, expect her character to make you laugh out loud.
* Lee Jong Suk = eye candy. Expect a few shower scenes too.
* There aren’t too many locations, so the audience is able to familiarise themselves fairly quickly.
* When the intertwined history of some of the characters is revealed, you will be shocked! It shows the drama was planned out carefully.
*Nice OST – mainly slow, ballad songs.
* The villain gets away with some ridiculous crimes which would most likely not be possible in real life.
* At times it moves slightly too fast, for example, after the death of a character.
Overall, I was impressed! I’d definitely watch it again sometime in the future. It provides romance, comedy, action, fantasy and at times it is certainly heart breaking! You’ll find yourself watching the episodes back to back once you’re hooked.
**Fun fact: Lee Jong Suk and Yoon Sang Hyun also starred in Secret Garden together!**