10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching ‘Voice’

  1. This is not your typical crime drama. Instead, the content in Voice is much, much darker as we’re dealing with various states of psychological disorders. The characters committing crimes cause various states of emotion.
  2. The connections. A lot of the time, I feel like I’m playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon (also known as Six Degrees of Separation). There’s definitely corruption going on, and I find it intriguing as I try to piece together everyone’s connections.
  3. Jang Hyuk is a rock star here. Whether it’s his one-of-a-kind laugh from Fated To Love You or his brilliant performance as an unfeeling surgeon in Beautiful Mind, this is one actor I look forward to watching as he breathes so much life and dimension to his characters. Voice has been mind blowing and one of the most satisfying things of this drama so far is seeing Moo Jin Hyuk better himself and rise up from the traumas of his path. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of Jang Hyuk, I find him to be excellent and convincing here.
  4. A killer soundtrack. These two songs are a masterpiece and I’m playing them heavy on repeat. The one by Yuna Kim particularly gives me shivers whenever I listen to it — especially when it’s playing during a really intense/important moment during the series.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctfL6O5zsNs
  5. Lee Ha Na has been the biggest surprise for me. While she wasn’t my first pick for Kwon Joo, she does a convincing job and has a good reportoire with Jang Hyuk.
  6. The stories. There is one central plot that carries throughout this series. Between that, we do get to see the Golden Time Team in action and working together on other cases. Sometimes they’re related to our central plot and sometimes they’re not.
  7. If you like your police/crime dramas to adopt a case-of-the-week style (think I Remember You [aka Hello Monster]), Voice will have a similar feel.
  8. We have a unique concept for this crime drama. Our main character is a voice profiler who works for the 112 Emergency Call Center (Korea’s version of America’s 911 Emergency Call Center). Her ability to hear things that others can’t adds an interesting dimension to this series.
  9. All around the board, the acting is solid. Whether the character is around for only one episode or is recurring (but not a main character), their stories are still strong and the acting behind it makes this series more chilling.
  10. Each episode is a whopping 70 some odd minutes. It’s a good length as some of the stories bleed into another episode and we actually have a decent amount of time to explore stories, characters, and arcs. Plus, this gives a more time to flesh out the crimes and our central plot. It may sound like a lot, but the longer episodes fit the format of Voice very well.

K-Drama: ‘Voice’ Episode 1 – 2 Overview

I am so sorry for being away for a short while again. Real life has been a bit complicated and work has been zapping away any of my creativity. So, I thought I’d talk a bit about the week and finally post my thoughts on the first two episodes of Voice. I’m all caught up now, but I didn’t want this to go to waste and sit in my drafts for months before trashing it. So, please enjoy!

That said, a quick review of my week.

I went to the optometrist and my vision sucks. It got worse by two steps. Since my job is starring at a computer screen and analyzing things, I’m not all that surprised. On a bright note, I did invest in a cute pair of glasses. I wear contacts full time and my optometrist suggested it would be a good idea to give my eyes a break at night. So, I conceded. Although, my bank account wasn’t very happy about it. Nonetheless, I will show you what my glasses look like when they’re ready to pick up. They are super cute! After that, it snowed pretty heavily that night. The next day, the plow trucks didn’t clear our roads until I had missed over half a day of work. Oh well. Safety first! Thank goodness for paid days off. I scrambled all day Friday trying to catch up with my work, but I never did. Of course, that’s just the nature of the beast. I’ll get back on track next week if I’m not overwhelmed with being given more projects that other people don’t want to do.

I’m feeling very burnt out, so I haven’t been posting as I didn’t want to post garbage. I also live with my ailing grandparents and help take care of them/help with the bills. It’s been a lot more stressful than usual the past few weeks, but it just wouldn’t be my life if things ever went smoothly. You just learn to adjust to the chaos. It certainly keeps life interesting — that’s for sure.

But one more bit of news before we get into Voice! I have Progressive auto insurance and I had a very successful six month run using snap shot (a device that tracks your driving habits). My insurance, at renewal, will be $96 cheaper. I liked my previous auto insurance company, but Progressive has been so good to me with a cheaper quote and opportunities to earn discounts that I’d never go back.

Sorry for the random, boring real life rant. Click on the link below to dive right into my thoughts on Voice.

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