The new action-packed drama “Voice” from OCN, starring Jang Hyuk and Lee Ha Na, did a number on my nerves. This drama will give you a serious case of cliffhangers, which is obviously annoying when you have to wait a whole week to see what happens next. I found myself getting anxious and pretty scared watching the intense plot unfold. I actually almost skimmed through it because I was so scared, but I sucked it up for the team and bit my nails as I watched.
If you need some reasons to watch this action-packed mystery drama, here they are!
I can almost guarantee that your heart will stop at least once in the first episode. Action and thrillers are not my favorite genres to watch, but this drama will have you hooked within the first few minutes — guaranteed. The setting of the drama is at an emergency call center, which, if you can imagine, is pretty intense. People calling into the center are escaping near death situations and you just really want the police officers to hurry up and rescue them. There are a lot of guns, fighting, and intense emotions that will keep you coming back for more, and there are different stories within the episodes, so it never feels like it’s dragging on.
It’s hard to believe that the same man who played this character:
… is also playing this character:
In almost any role that Jang Hyuk takes on, you can guarantee he will give a great performance. He’s a seasoned actor with a lengthy repertoire of films and dramas. Whether it’s playing Jun Ji Hyun‘s cute and sensitive first love in the movie “Windstruck” to the rich and snobby but romantic main lead in “Fated to Love You,” Jang Hyuk has secured a spot as being one of the best actors out there. This drama is no exception.
His intense and angsty portrayal as the police officer Moo Jin Hyuk really drives the whole plot and feel of the drama. He displays such a wide range of emotions. From the first episode, viewers are submerged into some tragic events that happen in his life, which later become the reason why he is so determined and passionate in his quest to catch criminals. He also has a young son who is sick in the hospital, and the scenes that these two share are really heartbreaking. Jin Hyuk’s real driving force in life is his son and you can really feel the emotions of his character through these scenes; it’s really hard to picture anyone else in this role.
Lee Ha Na plays Kang Kwon Joo, who starts off in the first episode as being one of the call center employees. She becomes a witness in a case that involves Jin Hyuk’s wife, and she testifies in court. However, she accuses the detectives and police officers of catching the wrong criminal. Jin Hyuk becomes upset at her and cannot understand why she is making such accusations. What he doesn’t know is that she has this ability to hear things from afar and can hear things through the phone really clearly, which is obviously a good skill to have for a woman in her position.
Fast forward to a few years after this case, she returns to the call center where Jin Hyuk is working, but as the head of the division. At first they butt heads, but then he comes to understand that she really is gifted.
There’s a lot of creepiness in this drama that might even make you feel sick. I found myself thinking that the writer, Ma Jin Won, is a genius, but at the same time that he’s kinda crazy. How does someone think of all the stories behind these twisted serial killers and criminals?! You’ll be impressed. But also scared.
Almost every episode has a jaw-dropping storyline of a specific killer or criminal. The stories are so intricate and disturbing that you’ll be on the edge of your seat for most of the episode. These villains and stories within the drama are what makes “Voice” so entertaining to watch, not to mention that each actor and actress is amazing in their roles as villains.
One of the reasons why I enjoy these types of dramas is because of the heroes. Despite the psychotic stories and personas presented in this drama, the one thing that will bring you satisfaction is knowing that Moo Jin Hyuk (Jang Hyuk) and Kang Kwon Joo (Lee Ha Na) are doing everything in their power to bring justice to the victims. What makes it even better is that this superhero duo are really good at their jobs and are able to piece a lot of clues together to solve the case. In such a harsh world with twisted serial killers and criminals, we all need a hero or two to depend on, especially when watching this drama.
Make sure you check it out!
Watch the first episode here:
Hey Soompiers, what do you think of “Voice” so far? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer who can be most often seen singing her heart out at karaoke, walking her dog, or indulging in dessert. Her current obsessions include Song Joong Ki, and Big Bang.. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!