Directed by Kim Hong Sun, “Voice” focuses intensively on the concept of ‘sound.’ Lee Ha Na plays Kang Kwon Joo, a voice profiler, and much of the thrill of the early episodes have come from her character making deductions from deciphering the sounds in phone calls. In order to make these scenes more realistic, the drama has shot these scenes with stereo sound that can be felt through the TV, computer, headphones, or even earphones.
The drama has also used the concept of “golden time” to build tension, where characters have to move within three minutes, arrive within five minutes, and capture the criminal within 10 minutes.
Finally, the tragic backgrounds of Jang Hyuk’s character, a former detective whose wife was murdered by a serial killer, and Lee Ha Na’s character, an emergency call operator who overheard the murder of her father through a phone call, add to the sense of depth of the story.
With an average of 3.3 percent and a highest recorded rating of 4.1 percent, “Voice” is starting out its first few weeks on a strong note. The third episode aired on January 21 at 11 p.m. instead of the usual 10 p.m., and will return to its 10 p.m. slot on January 22.
Watch the first episode on Viki below!