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 senior 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 previously. 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.
EPISODES: 18 (2013)
GENRE: Legal Drama/ Romance/ Comedy/ Fantasy/ Thriller/ Mystery
Park Soo-ha (Lee Jong-suk)
The main reason I wanted to watch this drama was because Lee Jong-suk is in it and he is one of my favorite actors. Plus his character has an awesome power of being able to read peoples minds which we never find out how he gets that power for some reason. It just happens. Soo-ha is so cute, sweet and super smart. He has a tragic past and that makes others take pity on him. He was in a car accident when he was younger with his father. A truck hit the car he was in and he obtained that "power", the main that hit his car came out with a wrench and saw that the dad was still alive. So, he killed the father with the wrench because he planned to kill the father by staging it as a car accident but it was murder... Soo-ha sat there crying and the murderer MIn Joon-guk was going to kill him too until two girls come walking by and the one girl Jang Hye-sung played by Kim So-hyun at this age takes a picture of Joon-guk killing the father. So, he doesn't get the chance to kill him and chases the girls instead but loses them. Soo-ha has to live with his uncle but his uncle thinks of him as leftovers and bad luck. He hates Soo-ha. His mother passed away before his father died too. Therefore, he has no parents and his family hates him. Soo-ha has loved Hye-sung ever since she walked in the courtroom and helped lock the murderer behind bars. 11 years into the future he still loves and hasn't loved anyone else. He wants to protect her no matter what. Lee Jong-suk has always amazed me with his acting, ever since I first saw him in Pinocchio which is my favorite drama. He always expresses his emotions perfectly and it's so real. It consumes me! That's why I love him and he's super adorable. ^.^~
Jang Hye-sung (Lee Bo-young)
Hye-sung saves Soo-ha from being haunted by the murder of his father. She sends Joon-guk to jail with the photo as proof and Joon-guk now wants more than anything to kill her for ratting him out and sending him to jail. So once he gets out 11 years later his plan is to go after her. Hye-sung is now a Public Defense Attorney and is terrified of Joon-guk. She is cold towards everyone and is lacking in kindness. She is beautiful and quite intelligent but she needs the help of others most of the time but can get through some things by herself. She gets scared easily by cockroaches, so of course she is scared of a murderer but says she can take care of herself. Even though she clearly can't. She falls for Soo-ha later on and doesn't understand why she likes a kid. She also considers herself married to the law and nothing else! I believe she has just a tragic life as Soo-ha did, but I can't get into detail about her life or else it will give spoilers away. So, just watch the drama and you'll understand.
Min Joon-guk - Murderer of Soo-ha's father and psycho who is out to kill whoever he has to in order to kill Jang Hye-sung. He is relentless and selfish. I found him sad and pitiful in the end. I didn't feel bad for him, just a sad human to look at and the choices he made.
Cha Gwan-woo - He used to be a cop but now works alongside Hye-sung as a public defender and brings all of his attention and intelligence to this job. He is outwardly geeky and enthusiastic in his work. He falls in love with Hye-sung and tries to pursue her.
Seo Do-yeon - She is a Prosecutor who comes from a rich family, with her father a judge and her mother a doctor. Do-yeon has always tried her best to be the perfect daughter to please her parents. She was also a witness to the murder of Soo-ha's father, but at the last minute she lost courage and didn't testify. I actually liked her character a lot!
It is written by the same person that wrote Pinocchio, so it's expected because they both have amazing plotlines and build up. This story starts off with some info from the past and explains pretty well what happened back than and what our main characters are doing now. It pans out further and deeper with each character. The main characters develop a lot too. Especially Soo-ha who wanted to kill Joon-guk but never fell into that pit and promised Hye-sung he would never become a monster like Joon-guk and kept his promise till the end. I love that somehow Soo-ha can read minds because that added some comedic scenes and also he knew what to say to others based on what they were thinking. He could help others too. The intense and thrilling fight scenes were great and got me excited. I loved all of the big reveals that were behind everything. And the title explains itself which makes me happy. It's not a complex title that makes me confused and think, "WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?" but it is obvious what it means. In the last episode Soo-ha is on top of a roof and he yells, "Hye-sung can you hear my voice?" and later she tells him that she heard his voice. This drama had so much character and the actors and actresses were amazing. I only knew two actors from this drama from other dramas. I've seen Cha Gwan-woo (Yoon Sang-hyun) from "Secret Garden" before and Park Soo-ha (Lee Jong-suk) I have seen in a few dramas, "Pinocchio", "Secret Garden" and "Doctor Stranger" (which I never finished...OPPS!) It's a Noona romance drama.
Hye-sung and Soo-ha
This couple was sort of awkward at some parts. The time he picks her up and kisses her in the air is rather awkward in my opinion. But their first kiss in the aquarium is cute. It is emotional for Soo-ha and Hye-sung is confused as to why he kissed her. We see a little tear roll down Soo-ha's face as he kisses her and I go awe.
They have their moments and the passion is there. I feel some chemistry and they seem comfortable with one another. I would've loved for Hye-sung to stop pushing him away at times because that just hurt him the most when he knew the truth behind her feelings.
"Echo" by Every Single Day
I love this song so much. The first thing I thought of when I heard this song was it sounds similar to the ost soundtrack for Pinocchio and the reason why was because Every Single Day sang songs for both dramas. Both dramas were not only written by the same person, had the same male lead but also had the same artist. I loved the soundtrack from Pinocchio, therefore I loved this song so much. I always want to jump up and shout "Duelloyo"!
It's an upbeat and fun song to scream.
This was definitely a rollercoaster of events and emotions. It had an amazing storyline that never left me confused or bored. I was always entertained. I loved the thrilling and suspenseful scenes that got my blood pumping for more. The emotional scenes that got me crying and you all know what scene I'm talking about if you have seen this drama before. The actors and actresses were amazing. I applaud each and every one of them. The female lead was a little awkward but most of the time she was comfortable around Lee Jong-suk. Soo-ha's character seemed a little childish at sometimes but he was still manly. I loved the adorable, geeky second male lead. He was so sweet and cute! But I still love Lee Jong-suk more unless he is up against Lee Min Ho or Ji Chang Wook. No one beats them in my book.
The character development was strong with this drama. Soo-ha learns how to conquer and overcome the urge to get rid of Joon-guk and grows up to become a fine man. Hye-sung learns how to protect ones innocence and help people to the best of her abilities. She also starts to accept her liking towards Soo-ha and wants to show the world. She doesn't want to lose him and push him away anymore but be closer to him instead. The OST soundtrack was okay. The only song I really enjoyed was Echo and that was it, no other song really peaked my interest. Overall it was a great drama and it is one of the dramas I was holding off for quite a while but I loved it. The ending was also pretty happy even though I saw that a lot of people didn't like the ending for some reason. But it was satisfying to me. Would you rather have an ending like "City Hunter"? I think NOT!
8/10 - The music was a little weak, could've been better. This was a great romance/ comedy/ thriller/ legal drama that I really recommend if you like lawyer type shows, thrillers or romantic/ comedies. If you don't like blood at all or get quisy at the sight of blood, I recommend not to watch it because the blood looks pretty real.
Have you watched "I Hear Your Voice", and did you like it?
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