DRAMA CLUB: I Hear Your Voice: Episodes 5-6 (3/4)
Bbung Bbung, drama club fans! Pardon me for making the farting sound. We learn a lot of Korean vocabulary from watching this show. Did you enjoy last week's episode? I am loving this drama so much. I haven't had this much fun since watching the drama, "School 2013" on Dramafever!
Since June covered the overall thoughts and Jhon covered the romantic aspect of the show, I want to focus on the court case aspect of the show. Dramafever blog writer, Rhino, reported that there is controversy involving the show plagiarizing the court cases featured in the storyline, but I genuinely believe the script is well-written and based on true events.
The twins court case is exciting, isn't it? While the sound files indicate that the students in the gallery are generally excited, we see their zombie looks on camera. I love poking fun at this show.
Introducing: our Jung brothers! I can't help but think about the "Jung sisters" Jessica (from Girls Generation) and Krystal (from f(x)) as well. Anyway, these Jung brothers don't look bad either! Read more about the Jung twins, who are played by real-life twins, here. I want to know whether the twins in the drama would stick together. I can't help but feel like the words they say, even while co-conspiring, have some degree of truth towards how they feel about each other.
Jung Pil Seung (Han Ki Woong), the younger, calmer twin, believes Jung Pil Jae is envious of him since he went to college and he is the smarter one.
Jung Pil Jae (Han Ki Won) is the wilder, older brother who thinks Jung Pil Seung can't stand him. Since Pil Jae already had a prior criminal record, he thinks his brother Pil Seung will try to use Pil Jae's past against Pil Jae.
At first, Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young) and Cha Kwan Woo (Yoon Sang Hyun) team up to remove the co- principles aspect of the "robbery and homicide" and "theft and larceny" crime charges. They want the twins to be tried separately so that the true killer would receive the harsher punishment. According to Judge Kim Gong Sook (Kim Kwang Kyu), co-principle is when two people work together in conspiracy to carry out the crime at the same time and the same place, therefore, receiving the same sentence as punishment.
In logic, removing the co-principle charge seems fair except Hye Sung found out that the twins really did conspire with each other.
After indirectly confirming co-conspiracy with Pil Seung, Hye Sung decides to team up with prosecutor, Seo Do Yeon (Lee Da Hee). It seems ridiculous that an attorney would help a prosecutor, but for entertainment purposes, it was fun to watch, mostly because I want Hye Sung and Do Yeon to resolve their differences and become BFFs (Best Friends Forever). Hye Sung doesn't have any female friends even though she mentioned that her friends are lining around the block to have lunch with her.
Later on, Hye Sung uses the Law of Leniency to lure Pil Seung into a confession where in the case where there is no evidence against the defendants, by confessing, Pil Seung would be deemed innocent while Pil Seung's confession would automatically serve as evidence to charge Pil Jae with a robbery and homicide charge, a 15-year jail sentence. Pil Seung would only consider confessing based on the fear that the prosecutor has additional CCTV footage that she has not used yet as a strategy to prosecute both defendants to maximum punishment in the end. Hye Sung's method of persuasion is known as the prisoners dilemma method.
Pil Seung caves in and betrays Pil Jae. Honestly, I still don't understand why he would do that because he would have gotten away free without saying anything. I think if Do Yeon had any evidence, she would have used it from the beginning. Why drag out a court case for no reason and waste everyone's time? That kind of information wouldn't fool me. Second of all, I would never betray my sibling. If we go down, we should go down together. Is getting a lighter sentence worth ruining a relationship with family? I guess when things go wrong, certain people would not hesitate to betray one another.
Pil Jae denies Pil Seung's confession at first, but changes his mind after feeling betrayed. Pil Jae also confesses and points Pil Seung out as the mastermind to the homicide while he did the killing. Honestly, what did Pil Seung think would happen? Obviously, Pil Jae would fight back and in the end, they would all go down together. I guess even with a high IQ, Pil Seung is not that smart after all.
We end up with chaos in the courtroom where the twins physically and verbally attack each other and a woman, who is dating one of the twins, crying behind head attorney, Shin Sang Duk (Yoon Joo Sang). I feel semi-sad for them, but as a criminal, I would have used my IQ and not confess. Either way, I will cheer our attorneys on since as Kwan Woo and Soo Ha says, Hye Sung and Do Yeon are not wrong, but just different in how they approach the case.
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