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Voice (보이스) {Series Review}

This was a good drama. Serious, no-nonsense all the way through. Such awesome sauce. ^^

Plot summary from asianwiki:

Moo Jin-Hyuk (Jang Hyuk) was a popular detective who solved major cases, but after his wife was murdered by a serial killer his life spiraled down. He is filled with guilt that he was not able to protect his wife and he secretly looks for her killer.

Meanwhile, Kang Kwon-Joo (Lee Ha-Na) graduated at police academy with top marks. She began to work at an emergency 112 call center. Working there, a brutal murder case takes place and her father, a police sergeant, went to the crime scene. Her father is killed there and Kwon-Joo hears what happened over the phone. Afterwards, she goes to the U.S. to study and comes back to Korea as a professional voice profiler.

Detective Jin-Hyuk and Kang Kwon-Joo solve cases together. Chasing a serial killer responsible for the deaths of their family member.

Main Cast: Jang Hyuk (장혁), Lee Ha Na (이하나), Baek Sung-Hyun (백성현), Yesung (예성), Son Eun-Seo (손은서)
Language: Korean
# of Episodes: 16
Airing Date: January 2017
OST: Kim Young Geun (김영근) – Word Up

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I didn’t expect there to be so much blood in this drama. It was a bit unsettling. My stomach was constantly churning while watching the gory crime scenes and mangled bodies. But that was my own fault because I was usually eating something when watching dramas haha.

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Anyways, yeah…lots of blood and mangled, creepy bodies. The censoring helped but at the same time you could still kind of see it. I wish they didn’t censor knives though. So ridiculous that knives are censored but not guns. Okay Korea.

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There wasn’t much crime solving to this as I was expecting it. It was more of responding to crimes as they are happening/happened. It gets really nerve wracking watching the perpetrator get closer and closer to the victim or just watching them beat the victim up. Plenty of times I had to stop watching because it just got too intense for me. This drama gets really dark and psychotic crazy. It’s serious 100% of the time.

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Overall, it was a really good drama! I would recommend it to those who likes fast-paced action crime dramas. This drama is kind of dark and serious and there’s a lot of blood so please keep that in mind if those things bother you.

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Thoughts;

(May contain major spoilers)

I don’t think I have any complaints about this drama at all? Except maybe the ridiculousness of censoring knives…the bodies are creepy as fuck too ><

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I noted Jang Hyuk’s slurring in the first few episodes and a commentor pointed out that it could be because of his character being depressed and consistently drunk. But I’m not sure that’s the case because even till the end, he still had the slurring speech. Might just be how he talks…lol. I got used to it so it wasn’t as noticeable. Though it doesn’t really matter much to be if he slurs or not since it doesn’t affect me reading subtitles anyways haha. But just wanted to note that.

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The ultimate boss/bad guy though…is crazy. Like literally. The ending made me go wtf too because it looked like a dream sequence but did he really die like that?

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