Hey, this is Jhon. Remember to check out the blogs of the I Hear Your Voice Drama Club! This is JuneMarie’s. This is dapowerz’ blog. This is mine. I Hear Your Voice ep 7-8 img 3 As Powerz’ post outlined, these last couple of episodes were about demolishing the characters that we’ve come to see grow over the series. Pretty much every single character took a significant setback from where they started. K-Dramas have a way of always coming up with obstacles for their main characters, stretching out their suffering, or complicating their lives. By the end of the last couple of episodes, people have died, careers have been ruined, and lives have been deeply shaken. Will it be possible to come back from all this? Attorney Cha got the short end of the stick on all of this. His belief in the law and the goodness in his heart led him to try and defend Min Joon Gook wholeheartedly. Was his belief in justice greater than his love for Hye Sung? Could those two things have been reconciled somehow? Is it an impossible situation? Is it worth ruining your personal relationships in order to uphold the law? What would you have done? cats There’s a beautiful moment when, after being berated and chewed out by Hye Sung (melting down after she asks him to leave the house), says he’ll listen to everything she has to say. He’ll put up with all her bad moods, all her insults, her most awful thoughts; he’ll put up with it all. He refuses to leave and simply starts washing dishes (with cooking oil!) and takes it all. Sometimes Park Soo Ha seems too perfect; he’s patient, chivalrous, intelligent, almost too understanding. This is a really gentle moment between them. He allows her to let out all her bad feelings, all while never judging her. In despair, their bond deepens. eeeeee Aesthetically, I think most K-Dramas are rather boring. Their schedules and production-style leave pretty much no room for inventiveness. But, sometimes, we get poetry regardless. As Hye Sung and Soo Ha walk through the aquarium, there are series of beautiful dissolves to the fish in the aquarium, all the while their conversation continues. They then superimpose two different shots on top of each other, one a long shot of the both of them in the middle of a passageway, and the other one a close-up of both their faces, and then a shift from Park Soo Ha to Hye Sung (all while fish swim all around them). However, for a brief few lines of dialogue, we don’t see them talking. Instead, we hear their voices in the soundtrack. This allows for a feeling that, finally, both of them can communicate to each other completely, independent of speech. Their souls are speaking to each other at this moment; they’re in complete harmony. But, after this point, their conversation continues and Park Soo Ha reveals that he’ll move out. Their harmony is disrupted as we move back and forth between close-ups of the main actor’s faces, each of them separated from each other in the frame. I really wish we hadn’t gotten that last flashback to Hye Sung’s mom, as it distracts from the main point of the scene. It’s too harsh and different from the tone of their conversation. But, oh well. Quick Observations -          No more quick observations, really, but I can’t wait to talk about episode 9 and 10, because they represent my first real disappointment with this show! Look forward to it! More I HEAR YOUR VOICE Drama Club! 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 ]