I Hear Your Voice

I Hear Your Voice (2013)

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Jang Hye Sung, a bold, sassy, thick-faced, comical, and materialistic public defender who becomes a lawyer after overcoming poverty and painful memories from her childhood, comes to realizations about society and justice after meeting Park Soo Ha, a 19-year-old boy who reads other people’s thoughts and Cha Kwan Woo, an innocent lawyer who lives a disciplined life. Jang Hye Sung is actually Soo Ha's first love after she gave a decisive testimony read moreon his father's murder case 10 years ago and Soo Ha promised to protect her from the killer's threats. Meanwhile, Cha Kwan Woo is Jang Hye Sung's fellow lawyer who is a cheerful and idealistic former cop even though his character a bit slow, he is nice and pleasant with a firm idea of his principles and justice. Together they will team up to to find the justice in the courtroom and solve the toughest cases with less than 1% chance of winning.

  • Native title:

    너의 목소리가 들려
  • Also Known as:

    Neoui Moksoriga Deulleo ; I Can Hear Your Voice; The Voice You Can't Hear

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HeidiLyon
38 of 43 people found this review helpful
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Aug 3, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
As I'm sure anyone reading the reviews for this drama can tell, many people are incredibly passionate about I Hear Your Voice... and with very good reason. Not only is the story really unique and well written, but the actors (ALL of them) have done such an amazing job that you don't see the actor anymore, just the character.

Nearly every episode flows perfectly and most left me in denial that I read more had to wait a week for the next set. However, that's the genius of the writer and, to her, I give props. This is the third drama/movie of hers that I've watched and I loved them all.

I have to put an entire paragraph here on the acting. I expected to see good acting from many of the cast members, most are very respected and experienced. What surprised me the most was the acting ability of Lee Jong Suk. I've recently watched School 2013 and knew the kid had talent, but I never would have guessed he was this good. He made me laugh at his goofiness, smile when he was happy, and just cry my eyes out when he hurt. No matter how well written a story may be, if you don't get the right actors, it will never work. This choice, for this role, could not have been any better. As much as his acting ability left me breathless, he wasn't the only standout. Several episodes I had to give the best acting award to Jung Woong In, Yoon Sang Hyun and Lee Da Hee. Both very experienced actors that pulled even more out of their bag of tricks in this drama. The versatility of all the main and supporting cast was excellent. FYI, Jung Woong In was made for evil roles! That man can be downright scary as hell.

I can tell you I will be watching this again and not only for the feel good moments. Just like owning your favorite books to re-read over and over, I'll be enjoying this drama for years to come.
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silent_whispers
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Jun 25, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
In general I have favorites, but I never pick A favorite. Whether it's books, movies, colors, shows, or dramas. Yet as I kept getting farther and farther into I Hear Your Voice I knew it was knocking every dramas I had have watched out. Knock out! Before IHYV even ended I had put it in my number one spot for favorite dramas. And to be honest it's going to take one heck read more of a dramas to out do IHYV. Which amazes me.

Up front I am going to say I have no problem with an older woman having romance with a younger guy. True he's younger, in high school, but that doesn't even become a factor as there's a love triangle. Our leading lady is in fact in love with someone else. There's time jumps. So people calm down. (Plus, I've seen dramas TV and movies with the younger GIRL still being in high school. Heck one was in Junior High.) Oh, and what a love triangle indeed. It's one that shows you why it's used so heavily. Because when done right it's pure emotional torture. And you love every second of it. Especially when you've picked a team, you're still torn as to who the lead should end up with!

The writing and story of IHYV is exceptional. Many things that could have been too much for the drama weren't an issue. With Soo Ha actually being a leading man, the young one, and being able to read minds I was nervous. However, it felt so natural and realistic. True there were a few inconstancies, but it was never a real problem. Mixed in with the love story, the court cases, and so forth it was a well utilized and realized fantasy element. Don't worry about it feeling like a fantasy though, because IHYV is a genre fusion blend. The kind only great writing like this can pull off!

Great writing. I said that a lot in my episode reviews, and I meant it. Every aspect of the story is thought out. Everything ties in, nothing is wasted. Which means there are NO fillers. Amnesia, perfect fit for the story. Only enhanced things. That's how you use it other dramas! Time jumps, flawless. In fact the second to last episode does some fancy and adrenaline inducing time jumps/flashbacks that will leave viewers in awe. The cases and law used IHYV is clearly looked into. Sometimes I thought they had slipped, but after looking it up and waiting for the next episode I was just jumping the gun. (So even though it IS a drama, there is a very solid foundation for it.)

The acting here is impeccable! Especially when accompanied by such solid writing. Every character develops throughout the show. Ones that viewers may have expected to loath become human. The ice queen Prosecutor Seo actually became a favorite of mine. The writers even make one of the most chilling villains into a human. Understanding his motives after being scared, and hating him, for so long is well done. All of the actors have earned my respect here. The emotions I felt where so intense.

Jang Hye Sung is one of the most well developed female characters that I've had the pleasure of watching in a drama. Sure at times it bothered me how she wouldn't learn her lessons. That it would take many repeated times before she would see the light! I got frustrated many a time. However, she was real. I could relate and when she did develop it was amazing to watch. As she realized that she should chose to make herself how she wanted. That life is too precious to be hung up on dark emotions and regret.

Both male leads are amazing. Soo Ha and Cha have both earned top places in my heart. Both are fantastic people. And like with all the characters watching them develop is a treat. Even more so since they both have amazing chemistry with Hye Sung. What a lucky girl!

The music is fantastic! Probably one of my all time favorite OST! It's so different and unique and I love that they went there for it. Because it fits IHYV perfectly. It was so much a part of the show that without it a lot of the moments and feelings may have been lost.

Forget what you've heard about I Hear Your Voice. Forget that synopsis!! Everyone should try this out. There's a reason why there was so much buzz around it. Go in with positive thoughts. It's a wonderful genre fusion. Don't worry about people calling it a fantasy. The mind reading aspect of Soo Ha is very realistic and so well done that it never hinders the story. (If you don't like fantasy.) The courtroom triumphs and struggles are amazing. Not only does it show the negative side of the law, but the positive. How laws that save a murderer can also be turned around and used to save the innocent. The acting here is a amazing! Not to mention how well the characters are realized and developed. Some might start out as stereotypes, but they quickly develop into actual people!! I Hear Your Voice will probably be cemented as a fan favorite . . . forever. I know it will always be one of mine. The message(s) is beautiful. The emotions are intense. But this is a dramas that despite the darkness, you will always feel warm and fuzzy. Best of all the ending is perfection. And yeah, I ended it feeling warm and fuzzy. Here's hoping this great team behind I Hear Your Voice will make more amazing shows.

Thank you. I know my review can't do this show justice.
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Both MC have the abilities to read people's mind, but this kdrama is about revenge and there's also a romance involved.
Recommended by Totoro-san
If you like mystery/thriller.... Balanced with a bickering romance and comedy.... The plot is amazing....

Great music as well.. You will enjoy it for sure, if you just focus watching it....
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    Meeiishal 11 days ago

    Just rewatched and still cried buckets of tears! Such a great drama. Gets you thinking. Very deep and emotional. Just so freaking beautiful.

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    MeegsS 11 days ago

    Watching this for the second time. I thought I'd end up skipping parts, but there's no way I want to miss any of it. Better the second time around! I highly recommend this drama for anyone that might read these comments.

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    Lin Li 22 days ago

    I really loved this drama especially the chemistry between the main actors. This is a good drama I recommend anyone who is wondering to watch it.

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    Lin Li 22 days ago

    I really loved this drama especially the chemistry between the main actors. This is a good drama I recommend anyone who is wondering to watch it.

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    lovelygirl 27 days ago

    Its one of the best korean series I have ever watched...I loved the lead couples chemistry..it gives me chills

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    Sharn Aug 26, 2016

    Idk why but I just cant get into noona-love story...

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    Cassandra Aug 15, 2016 - edited

    I am currently watching "W - Two Worlds"... and because of that drama I have already seen "Pinocchio" and also "I hear your voice" :) Now "Doctor Stanger" and maybe ... School 2013?

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      Marie Aug 23, 2016

      Same here! I just watched W then pinnochio, I hear your voice and i'm Starting school 2013 this week! I became addicted:)

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    namopanik Aug 9, 2016 - edited

    Choi Sung Joon. I swear, this guy lives for those moments when camera glides over him. Doesn't miss a chance. It's like Sung Joon in Gu Family Book all over again.

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    Valier Aug 6, 2016

    I grinned so hard about the reference to A Gentleman's Dignity. Such an awesome way to incorporate it :) Yoon & Meahri <3

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    nour093 Aug 3, 2016 - edited

    this drama was so so so good I didn't expact that
    even tho I was hella worried from the age difference yet maybe they were the only cast with age differnce that I will like or something
    I loved all the charcters very much :( even the evil ch. :(
    it was awesome <3

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      Ineta Aug 15, 2016
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      fanitha Aug 15, 2016
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      fanitha Aug 15, 2016
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      Ineta Aug 15, 2016

      welll... maybe give it a few more episodes try and then see for yourself whether you feel interested in knowing what happens next..

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    Fansugirl Jul 30, 2016 - edited

    Is this worth watching for Lee Jong Suk? because I dropped this a while ago wasn't too fond of the female lead.

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      HAVA-RAVA Aug 1, 2016

      TOTALLY ! I'm rewatching this at the moment and it's still 10 out of 10 !

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      elindai Aug 4, 2016

      I was also really annoyed with the female lead but continued because if the impressing character development! It gets better for sure!

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    sanasoufi Jul 29, 2016 - edited

    Is this drama episodic as in is there every week a new case? Or is there just one storyline?

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      HAVA-RAVA Aug 1, 2016

      I'd say both. For the main story it's one storyline but for the cases in the drama it's new cases in pretty much every episode.

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      nastou19 Aug 3, 2016

      From what I remember, around 2 episodes for 1 case for the first half of the drama with a pretty strong main storyline. And then the second half stops being episodic at all with only the main story remaining.

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    Lotus Jul 29, 2016

    This drama absolutely leaves me glued to the TV for a marathon. It is amazingly addictive and good. It has characters that develops and gives a mature profound growth of life and love that is like no other. The message is so positive of forgiveness, truth and endurance that isn't typical of most drama. I am bias about noona romance (since I was in one for 7 years), but truly this one is the one that slay them all. Although at first it is a little weird since LJS character is in high school (noonas shouldn't really get them till they are done college LOL), but the story is riveting. All the actors did a fantastic job! I'll be hard pressed to find another drama I enjoy as much as this one. This was my first drama watching LJS and gosh does that boy amaze me with his acting skills. I saw Pinnochio after this but still find this drama better written with more elements that makes it a thrill to watch.

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    Ineta Jul 24, 2016

    I'll start off by saying that I don't remember when was the last time I was so addicted to a drama. I think it hasn't happened since I watched Healer, which I did in january.
    The next thing I want to say is that this drama is not perfect. The way it was filmed / edited (in the thought reading parts) was not something I thought was great. There were a few times I did get slightly bored during an episode, but that didn't happen often. I wasn't too fond of Jang Hyesung at the beginning either, but that changed as the episodes went on.
    Honestly, I think this drama just pulls you in when you start watching it. I remember being sceptical during the first episode, but as the episode went on, I found myself not being able to take my eyes off the screen.
    Also, the acting was super good. Lee Jongsuk is AMAZING. I kind of couldn't believe Lee Boyoung's acting at first, but there was a certain scene in episode 8, which impressed me SO much. And not to mention the other actors who did a very good job in their roles, like Yoon Sanghyun, Lee Dahee and Jeong Wungin.
    I definitely understand why this is such a popular drama. If you're still doubting whether to watch this and give it a chance, don't be. I doubt you'll regret spending your time on this.

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Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    18
  • Aired:

    Jun 5, 2013 to Aug 1, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    60 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.9 (scored by 17,365 users)
  • Ranked:

    #23
  • Popularity:

    #17

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