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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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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HeidiLyon
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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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You'll love this if you want a vicious villain like in I Hear Your Voice. Shin Sung-rok acted as one perfectly. It's about a fierce competition over money that depends on trust, (lies), and deception. A favorite of mine! The story will keep you watching until the end (and wanting more). Also, Lee Sang-yoon and Kim so eun made a great team.
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I love watching this drama so cute for the loveteam, story , characters & the twist...in fact i want to have a collection of this ...10/10 rating perfect for me & highly recommended...
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    wolfgirl9 2 days ago - edited

    rewatching it for the 4th time, as always; "Amazing"!

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    Narco 8 days ago - edited

    I want to start watching it but it looks like too much romance. People compare it to Liar Game and Cruel City which i liked both, but they were dark while this one looks light that doesnt focus on crime. So, question. Can i expect lots of suspense and thrill and what is the main focus of the show?

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      LizzyRaymond 4 days ago

      Lol!

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      LizzyRaymond 4 days ago - edited

      As for the recommendations, I haven't seen Liar Game, but I have seen Secret; and you're that's completely out of context. I would recommend Who Are You (2013) though. That one is another one that has to do with crime and suspense. It's also a noona romance. If you haven't seen it you should.

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      Narco 3 days ago

      I watched only Korean Liar Game and it was good. Main girl was annoying but you get used to it quickly. Im gonna try Who are you soon. Thanks

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      LizzyRaymond 3 days ago

      You're very welcome!

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      me_mo 1 hour ago

      should try watching the new drama Signal that just came out its crime as well so far so good :)

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    dramaconnoisseur 14 days ago

    I barely remember the details but it's enjoyable tho'. I really like both of the female leads' style.

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    Lilli_Doll 17 days ago

    My Number One so far. For those who can ever hesitate to view it; I watched it at least 10 times and never get bored by it!

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    nova hariyana 20 days ago

    My favorite drama after tmets..i watch twice. Great acting grest plot and great in everything

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    disabled 21 days ago

    My fav drama.

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    Farshokoof Dec 23, 2015 - edited

    OMG! why is Lee Jong Suk so charismatic?!! This is the second drama I'm watching from him and I already Love him soooo much! His character choices are unique and great, it suits him so well! I only watched the first episode but I'm sooo hooked! It was the same for Pinocchio!

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    kristina303 Dec 22, 2015
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    ScarletStar Dec 4, 2015
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    justinkim Nov 4, 2015 - edited

    Too much fantasy. My common sense can not accept it. So I dropped at 2nd episode.

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      mali Dec 21, 2015

      Aigoo...I respect your opinion but most kdramas fans don't watch for reality they watch for pure entertainment value... gosh take for example.. .my love from the stars can't get anymore fantasy than than that! I mean these are top ten ratings.

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      Kiseki Dec 21, 2015

      You should try It's Okay, That's Love. It's very realistic, down to earth and humorous.

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    MokaAkashiya Nov 3, 2015 - edited

    I want to read people's minds so much so I can say no every time before my mom says here wear this dress (HATE DRESSES SO MUCH even though I'm a girl)

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    hrh77 Oct 26, 2015 - edited

    I just don't know why it's on top, but considering the Plot??.. OK fine, it's good.... But the execution is NOT THAT GOOD... Maybe I just felt asleep on some episodes, maybe because it made me bored... Not too much music score... I just only astound on the acting of Lee Bo Young, she reminds me of Ally McBeal, she's so loveable and great acting here... And only her....

    It has a simple story, that the writer made it complicated & ridiculous (at time)... Sorry but I don't like noona romance, meaning a May-December affair.... Unless they made the real guy, really matured looking... But I think, no matter how extreme make over you do to him, it won't work... He is not that manly looking.... That's what I consider too, the looks of the actors on their characters, especially with asians (since they really never aged)... So that's it!!

    ** Maybe this was really on high rank, cause I heard that LJS has a tons of fans... but in fairness, he can act, but the acting is montonous....

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      ScarletStar Nov 3, 2015

      yes indeed, something is missing, it couldve been better. I watched some LJS dramas and his acting is all the same lol ~~

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      Past Nov 12, 2015 - edited

      Among other things, I believe it's kind of the whole point of this drama to display a relationship between a younger male and an older woman. I for one do not mind, rather the opposite. I'm pretty sure they looked for actors that fit into the role perfectly and they have found them imo. If they wanted a very manly, older looking male they'd have surely not given LJS the role... (he's super handsome nevertheless, and I prefer guys who look like him :P)
      I haven't seen the whole drana, but so far what makes it quite awesome is how fast the plot is moving, the pacing is for once not snail-like and the characters are quite capable mentally..
      now, I have some issues as well because a few times this drama is indeed quite unrealistic and even inacurate, but... it's just so entertaining that I won't let a few shortcomings hinder my enjoyment ;)

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      Kiseki Dec 4, 2015 - edited

      If you don't like noona romance why did you watch it? It's not like you weren't warned by the summery. Lee Jong Suk's face/boyishness fits his role in this case and made the drama more realistic given the age difference between the characters. Have you seen many 19 year olds, they are not very 'manly', perhaps you are better off seeking another drama to watch <.<;;

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      hrh77 29 days ago

      can I not consider the mystery/thriller part of the story???... duhhh.. .. But good thing the noona romance was not that main emphasis....

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    SSKF Oct 18, 2015 - edited

    I'm watching it, on episode 5. I like this progression in their relationship and OMG, I did not expect to ship this ship so hard. Lee Jong Suk makes this an easy watch.

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    Cool Oct 15, 2015 - edited

    Re-watching this now for the third time just dropped by to brag about it and yes this drama for me is worth at least that much :D

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    Dii Oct 7, 2015 - edited

    I know a person can miss someone, but how can a person miss a drama?
    I seriously miss IHYV and its only been 2 months since I watched it.

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      SaraXD Oct 17, 2015 - edited

      I MISS IT TOO! I always come here just to...check on it. I watched several awesome dramas, but this will always have its special place in ma heart <3

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      Dii Oct 17, 2015

      I know right!

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      Kiseki Dec 4, 2015

      I know that feeling! I watched IHYV in Feb and it took me half a year of time before I could stop missing this drama.

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      SaraXD Dec 5, 2015

      You will still come here later on. When nothing gives you the same feels :'<

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.

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  • Score:

    8.9 (scored by 14,785 users)
  • Ranked:

    #17
  • Popularity:

    #9

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