I Hear Your Voice (The Inner Voice)

Finally, after 7 days of lack of sleep and social life (OK, I’m exaggerating here), I finished watching all 18 episodes of this Korean drama of 2013 copied by my sister a long time ago. Having watched only Western (this includes series from the USA and UK) TV series for the last 2 years, it was kinda refreshing to watch this kind of romantic Asian drama again. *in addition to this, I’m also watching some other titles I’m going to share with you once I finish with them*

(top, left-right) Seo Do Yeon, Cha Kwan Woo, Jang Hye Sung, and Park Soo Ha
(top, left-right) Seo Do Yeon, Cha Kwan Woo, Jang Hye Sung, and Park Soo Ha

I Hear Your Voice started with an incident from 10 years back, when a bad guy (Min Joon Gook, played by Jung Woong) intentionally murdered Park Soo Ha‘s (Lee Jong Suk) father in what seemed to be a normal car accident. The moment Min Joon Gook hit Soo Ha’s dad’s head with a steel pipe, Soo Ha got his ability to read someone’s mind by looking into his eyes. At the same time, Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young) was arguing with Seo Do Yeon (Lee Da Hee) in the crime scene and became an accidental witness. Later in the story, Hye Sung came to the trial of Min Joon Gook and witnessed so that he was imprisoned, regardless her fear that Min Joon Gook seriously attacked her and threatened to kill everyone who believes her, aside of herself.

10 years later, Hye Sung became a public defender and met Soo Ha, who has made a promise to protect her and fallen for her, right before Min Joon Gook was released from prison. The story then went around Hye Sung and Soo Ha who were hunted by Min Joon Gook, and the love triangle between Hye Sung, Soo Ha and Lawyer Cha Kwan Woo (Yoon Sang Hyun). The reason Min Joon Gook started becoming a murderer was revealed, together with him creating a huge terror around the main characters. As a drama normally ended, this series ended with a happy ending: Min Joon Gook went back to prison and everyone was living happily.

What I like about this drama is that it’s unlike other Korean drama with a lot of too many tears and drama between the main characters. The law background of the story also makes it different. Here we can see trials now and then, about how to be a good lawyer, how it all goes in a trial, how judges decide, and how prosecutor challenges people. Favorite quote: “…an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth will only leave the whole world handicapped. It’s already hard to live your short life loving others, don’t ever waste your life hating someone…

Overall, I give 4 out of 5 stars for this drama.

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