DRAMA CLUB: I Hear Your Voice: Episodes 13-14 (2/4)
Continuing from Jhon’s review for episodes 13-14 of “I Hear Your Voice,” I present to you my review for last week’s episodes. Even with a two-episode extension, I feel like we’re almost done with this story. My excitement for the show has dwindled somewhat since my Kwan Woo (Yoon Sang Hyun) shock, but I am placated by the “1% more” of what “I Hear Your Voice” has to offer. Get it?
The story seems to have slowed down. However, there are some interesting points to note.
The love storyline with Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young) and Soo Ha (Lee Jong Suk) seems mild. Hye Sung made the biggest deal out of reminding Soo Ha to move out of her house and life as soon as he recovers his memory, but then confesses her love for him as a brother, friend, man, all rolled up in one, less than a day after knowing the truth about Soo Ha’s recovery of his memory and mind-reading power. That doesn’t sound too romantic, does it? Hye Sung probably threw out her idea of pushing him away since he already knew her feelings for him through her thoughts.
Foreshadowing further love problems and tension, I don’t understand why Soo Ha is reluctant to reveal the truth about his recovery and about his father’s involvement with Min Joon Gook (Jung Woong In).
Imagine what Hye Sung is going to think after being lied to by Soo Ha-- twice. Soo Ha will need to do more than follow Hye Sung around like a sad puppy. It’s not a big deal how the tragedy started. As Kwan Woo stated, the actions of Soo Ha’s father has nothing to do with Soo Ha. Why did Soo Ha retreat like a turtle over this insignificant detail? What’s done is done.
Poor Kwan Woo and his broken arm! He tried to play hero and got beaten by a one-handed Joon Gook with a wooden plank. I would have called the police or retrieved my own weapon first, not fist fight. By the way, Joon Gook downgraded from a metal pipe to a wooden plank as the choice of weapon. The metal pipe is probably too heavy for him to handle single-handedly or he truly wanted to go easy on his once savior, Kwan Woo.
We also get a hint of Joon Gook wanting to reveal his past to Kwan Woo in order to get sympathy points. I can’t wait to see the story behind the ultimate criminal. Oddly, I had a nightmare that Joon Gook was chasing me through towns and I couldn’t escape from him. I must be really dedicated to this drama.
All the CCTV camera money spent on protecting Hye Sung’s neighborhood was useless since Joon Gook expertly evaded them all. Maybe he used to be a technician.
I’m happy for any Kwan Woo and Hye Sung scenes. The writer establishes them as needing each other professionally rather than romantically. Even though Kwan Woo got his job back as a public defender, claiming it was for his dream and not for Hye Sung, Hye Sung still took part in making him realize his dream.
Kwan Woo is there for Hye Sung to give her valuable advice such as when Kwan Woo explained about making decisions based on one percent of probability or else they will regret one percent more. I am happy that they still needed each other, though not romantically.
I love how the story is concentrating more on Do Yeon (Lee Da Hee). I was delighted to see her golf scene at the driving range to remind me of her role in the drama, “Birdy Buddy.” In both roles, she had family problems.
I am also happy to report that I was right about her identity all along. She is Hwang Dal Joong’s (Kim Byung Ok) daughter, Ga Young. It is cruel, however, for her to prosecute her dying father. I have a hard time believing Do Yeon is the only evidence of Dal Joong and his wife’s relationship. Didn't they have neighbors, friends, family, or even his wife’s other man to testify on Dal Joong’s behalf?
I feel bad for Sung Bin (Kim Ga Eun), who is still trying to impress Soo Ha by enrolling into college just to keep up with his academic level. As classmate Choong Ki (Park Doo Shik) pointed out, Soo Ha never rejected her, which is also sad since it gives her hope.
Lastly, cameos galore! Those who watched “A Gentleman’s Dignity” on Dramafever will appreciate actor Kim Min Jong reprise the role of Choi Yoon, who tries to recruit Kwan Woo into his law firm.
Actress Ahn Moon Sook also plays the orphanage representative who stops Hye Sung from seeing confidential records. Interestingly, she had a love line with Jung Woong In in the 2000 drama, “Three Friends.”
Lastly, my favorite, Uhm Ki Joon stars as the overachieving attorney who beat out Kwan Woo for the public defender job only to bow out due to the financial shock of being a public defender. I would think lawyers are smart and they should certainly know what the job entails before taking a job. That was my favorite moment of the drama last week. I loved watching Uhm Ki Joon and his smug self in the drama, “The World That They Live In.”
More I HEAR YOUR VOICE Drama Club!
Episodes 13-14: [ Part 1] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 11-12: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 9-10: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 7-8: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 5-6: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 3-4: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 1-2: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]