I Hear You Voice tells the story of a cynical lawyer, Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young), and a young man, Park Soo Ha (Lee Jong Suk), with the ability to read other people’s thoughts. They were both part of the same terrible incident as children, but eventually separated. Soo Ha spends his life in hopes of finding Hye Sung again and holds on to a fantasy of what she will be like in his mind. To his dismay, when he finds her she is completely opposite of what he had imagined. But with a man from their past threatening her, Soo Ha is ready to protect Hye Sung no matter what it takes.
Overall, I Hear Your Voice is such a solid drama. The leads have great chemistry, which is something I’ve come to expect from any of Lee Jong Suk’s roles.
There are so many wonderful supporting characters including the naïve lawyer Cha Kwan Woo (Yoon Sang Hyun). Although his character was very sweet, I never felt much chemistry between him and Hye Sung. Their interactions were always fun to watch, but I was always rooting for Soo Ha.
This drama has a lot of dramatic elements to it, but it is never presented in a melodramatic way. There are plenty of light and cute moments to balance things out. The drama also tends to get better as it goes along, especially as the main story heats up.
Something I find interesting about this drama concerns Soo Ha’s ability to read thoughts. It is an interesting ability that allows Soo Ha to understand people in ways a normal person can’t. Despite the flavor it brings to the drama, it is never the sole focus.
I have actually noticed this is more common in Korean dramas than American TV shows. I have seen several Korean dramas that include some sort of fantasy element that is used to give the show a unique premise rather than be the sole focus of the show. I personally really enjoy this. It adds a little spice to an otherwise common story, but still focuses more on the characters and their development.
So if you like thoughtful dramas with some comedy mixed in, a great cast, and great chemistry between the main couple, then check out I Hear Your Voice!
My Rating: 9/10
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