I'm scratching my head trying to remember when was the last time I watched a thriller or mystery series? Oh right. Signal. Because it was incredible and I haven't been able to find anything else that's equally as enthralling. This article isn't about Signal sadly, but OCN's new highly addictive crime thriller, Voice 보이스 which reflects the darker vibes and suspense that's characteristic of OCN. Beware kids, this network is known for grappling with the nitty-gritty elements, leaving you hanging on the edge of your seat!
Voice tells the tale of a Detective, Moon Jin Hyuk (Jang Hyuk) and a Voice Profiler, Kang Kwon Joo (Lee Ha Na) working together in order to hunt an elusive killer. With tensions running high and animosity rife within the air, these two experts need to learn to set their prejudices and suspicions aside.
Jang Hyuk plays a once famous Detective who had glory and fame but fell into despair after the death of his wife, his fame and prestige forgotten and spends most of his time and energy hunting for his wife's killer, reported to have been raped and murdered, her face crushed heinously.
I'm already getting goosebumps and shivers.
Lee Ha Na on the other hand, plays an ace police academy recruit who received an injury as a child that enhanced her sense of hearing and essentially results in her working at an emergency call centre.
While working on a case, her father, a Sergeant, gets killed after visiting the scene of what's believed to be a hit-and-run case; Kang Kwon Joo overhearing the murder of her father. Fleeing to the United States, she returns to South Korea as a professional Voice Profiler, the head of the call centre, prepared to utilize her ability in order to seek out her father's killer.
She's not your typical simpering or cardboard cut-out female lead but resilient, calculating, and a career woman. That's something that makes me really excited!
It's about revenge for lost family members; two professionals who contribute to justice being served but their ulterior motives might break any boundaries and may lead to amoral actions. I'm really interested to see not only how they learn to set their difference aside, but how they heal one another. Their two people who have suffered, and through their attempts to hunt a serial killer on the loose, they'll grow and develop a better sense of humanity and justice - death changes people, may it be for better or for worse.
Warning: You may not be able to breathe due to high levels of intensity 😅
Release Date: January 14, 2017 (Eng Sub available on Viki).
Rate your favorite Korean dramas in 2017.