Courtroom Drama Meets Fantasy Romance for SBS drama “I Can Hear Your Voice”


"I Can Hear Your Voice"

From left, actors Yoon Sang-hyun, Lee Bo-young, Lee Da-hee and Lee Jong-suk pose during a press event for SBS TV series “I Can Hear Your Voice” held in Seoul, Korea on May 29, 2013. [SBS]


A thriller courtroom drama meets fantasy and romance?

A mix of genres that sound nowhere close to matching with each other, will come to the small screen next month. SBS’s new Wednesday and Thursday drama “I Can Hear Your Voice,” set to premiere on June 5, will be about what happens when materialistic public defender Jang Hye-sung (Lee Bo-young) encounters Park Soo-ha (Lee Jong-suk) with supernatural powers and Cha Gwan-woo (Yoon Sang-hyun) who lives a disciplined life.

The drama will depict on the process in which the main female character, who becomes a lawyer after overcoming painful memories from her childhood, comes to realizations about society and justice after running into a boy who reads other people’s thoughts and an innocent fellow lawyer. It seems that the drama will also try to draw sympathy from viewers by incorporating a crime that occurred in real life.


"I Can Hear Your Voice"

Actor Lee Jong-suk and actress Lee Bo-young pose during a press event for SBS TV series “I Can Hear Your Voice” held in Seoul, Korea on May 29, 2013. [SBS]


Lee Bo-young said about her character, “It’s about how a woman, who chose to become a public defender to make money because she’s always annoyed and selfish, matures after facing various situations.” She then added, “Because of the elements of fantasy, I’m trying not to make the drama seem too far off from reality by being sincere yet relaxed with my acting.”

To play his role as a person with supernatural powers, one that is quite new to Korean dramas, Lee Jong-suk said he “looked closely into movies like ‘Haunters’ and ‘Psychomentry’ to see how such people are shown.” He also explained, “I’m trying to approach the role with clean and simple acting rather than trying to do something special because it seems there’s a lot I’ll need to express with my eyes.” 

To this, Cha’s unique sense of idealism and cheerful personality will be added. Yoon said of Cha, “He’s a character that may seem a bit slow but he’s a nice and pleasant with a firm idea of his principles and justice. I’m glad I’m getting to take up the challenge of playing the type of character I like – one who is a bit naive but funny.”

The romance that will unfold of the three will also be a main point of interest.

Lee said his character will be “extremely cute and lovable yet masculine” while Yoon described his character as “a bit of a loser so maybe not every woman’s dream guy but with enough appeal, especially when he’s preparing for trials.”

As can be seen from dramas such as SBS’s “Incarnation of Money” and tvN’s “Nine,” so-called ‘mixed genres’ are the recent trend. It will be worth looking forward to see whether the combination of a courtroom drama, romantic comedy, and fantasy drama will gain both support and fans. 

Reporter. Jang Seo Yoon
Translator. Jessica Kim
Editor. Hong Ji You