I Can Hear Your Voice
|I Can Hear Your Voice|
|Also known as||I Hear Your Voice |
The Voice You Can't Hear
|Genre||Legal drama |
|Written by||Park Hye-ryun|
|Directed by||Jo Soo-won|
|Opening theme||"Echo" by Every Single Day|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||18|
|Executive producer(s)||Son Jung-hyun |
|Producer(s)||Lee Seong-hoon |
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Doremi Entertainment|
Kim Jong-hak Production
|Original network||Seoul Broadcasting System|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||June 5 –|
August 1, 2013
I Can Hear Your Voice (Korean: 너의 목소리가 들려; RR: Neoui Moksoriga Deulryeo) is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Lee Bo-young, Lee Jong-suk, Yoon Sang-hyun and Lee Da-hee. It aired on SBS from June 5 to August 1, 2013, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 18 episodes.
Originally set for 16 episodes, due to its successful ratings, the series was extended by 2 episodes.
After overcoming poverty and a difficult childhood, Jang Hye-sung (Lee Bo-young) becomes a lawyer, specifically a public defender, but she is pragmatic, self-preserving and jaded. Her life changes when she encounters Park Soo-ha (Lee Jong-suk), a high school senior with the supernatural ability to read other people's thoughts by looking into their eyes. Soo-ha gained his mind-reading ability when witnessing his father getting murdered ten years previously. His father's death had initially been dismissed as a car accident until Hye-sung, then a high school girl (Kim So-hyun), gave a decisive testimony in court despite the killer's threats (Jung Woong-in). Soo-ha has been searching for her ever since. As Hye-sung works with Soo-ha and a cop-turned-lawyer Gwan-woo (Yoon Sang-hyun), she gradually lets go of her pursuit of money and glory. Together, this unlikely team uses unconventional methods to solve their cases, proving that while sometimes justice is blind to a fault, she can still hear your voice.
- Smart and hardworking, Hye-sung was raised by a poor but loving mother. After being falsely accused of causing an incident involving fireworks, she gets expelled from high school. She bravely testifies on the witness stand, causing the murderer of Park Soo-ha's father to be convicted and imprisoned. But both experiences change her, and ten years later, Hye-sung is an apathetic public defender who doesn't care about her clients and only does her job for the salary.
- After witnessing his father killed (and almost getting killed himself), 9 year old Soo-ha gains the supernatural ability to read people's minds by looking at their eyes. When high school teenager Hye-sung testified in court to corroborate his testimony regarding the killer, he swore that he would always protect and guard her. He nurses a crush on her for a decade, but when he meets her again, he's dismayed to find her completely different from what he has expected.
- A cop who brings his idealism, empathy and attention to detail to his new job as a public defender. Though outwardly geeky and meek, he has a keen intelligence that sees new angles in his cases.
- A prosecutor who comes from a rich, well-connected family, with her father being a judge and her mother a doctor. Do-yeon has always pushed herself to become the perfect daughter to please her parents. She was in rivalry with Hye-sung in high school and when a fireworks accident nearly caused her to lose her eyesight, she blames Hye-sung for it, despite the latter's denials. Do-yeon was also a witness to the murder of Park Soo-ha's father, but at the last minute, she loses her courage and doesn't testify.
- Jung Woong-in as Min Joon-gook, murderer of Soo-ha's father
- Yoon Joo-sang as Lawyer Shin Sang-deok
- Choi Sung-joon as Choi Yoo-chang, clerk of the public defenders' office
- Kim Kwang-kyu as Judge Kim Gong-sook
- Kim Ga-eun as Go Sung-bin, Soo-ha's classmate
- Park Doo-shik as Kim Choong-ki, Soo-ha's classmate
- Kim Hae-sook as Eo Choon-shim, Hye-sung's mother
- Kim Byung-ok as Hwang Dal-joong, Joon-gook's cellmate
- Jung Dong-hwan as Judge Seo Dae-seok, Do-yeon's father
- Jang Hee-soo as Do-yeon's mother
- Jo Deok-hyeon as Park Joo-hyeok, Soo-ha's father
- Kim Soo-yeon as Moon Dong-hee, Sung-bin's classmate who is an upcoming entertainer
- Jang Hee-woong as Prosecutor Jo, nicknamed "Mr. Grass-like Hair"
- So Yi-hyun as Joon-gook's lawyer (cameo, ep 1, 12)
- Kim Sung-kyun as detective (cameo, ep 1)
- Jeon Soo-kyung as dental pad lady (cameo, ep 1)
- Han Ki-won as Jeong Pil-jae, the elder twin (guest appearance, ep 4–6)
- Han Ki-woong as Jeong Pil-seung, the younger twin (guest appearance, ep 4–6)
- Lee Byung-joon as head of free newspaper company (cameo, ep 7)
- Kim Hwan as newscaster (voice only, ep 8)
- Kim Gi-cheon as swindler disguised as a visually handicapped person (cameo, ep 9)
- Kim Hak-rae as spa customer (cameo, ep 10)
- Kim Mi-kyung as Jeon Young-ja/Seon Chae-ok, Dal-joong's wife (guest appearance, ep 12–14, 16)
- Ahn Moon-sook as head of the orphanage (cameo, ep 13)
- Kim Min-jong as Lawyer Choi Yoon (cameo, ep 14)
- Um Ki-joon as Lawyer Um Ki-joon (cameo, ep 14)
- Pyeon Sang-wook as newscaster (cameo, ep 15)
- Kim Mi-ryu as necklace shop clerk (cameo, ep 16)
- Ahn Young-mi as necklace shop customer (cameo, ep 16)
- Kangnam of M.I.B as pickpocket (cameo, ep 17)
- Jung Man-sik as police academy interviewer (cameo, ep 18)
In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Episode #||Original broadcast date||Episode title[nb 1]||Average audience share|
|TNmS Ratings||AGB Nielsen Ratings|
|Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area||Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area|
|1||June 5, 2013||I Hear Your Voice[nb 2]||7.8%||8.9%||7.7%||9.0%|
|2||June 6, 2013||Bad Girl, Good Girl[nb 3]||11.6%||13.6%||12.7%||14.0%|
|3||June 12, 2013||I'll be there[nb 4]||14.0%||16.5%||15.0%||16.5%|
|4||June 13, 2013||Him in My Vague Memory[nb 5]||17.3%||20.1%||16.1%||17.5%|
|5||June 19, 2013||Words That Can't Be Trusted[nb 6]||16.6%||19.3%||16.1%||17.7%|
|6||June 20, 2013||Me, Abandoned All Alone at the Edge of the World[nb 7]||16.6%||19.9%||17.8%||19.9%|
|7||June 26, 2013||Why Is a Sad Premonition Never Wrong?[nb 8]||15.1%||17.0%||16.1%||18.4%|
|8||June 27, 2013||For Whom Are You Living?[nb 9]||18.1%||20.7%||16.4%||18.1%|
|9||July 3, 2013||If Even You Leave in Difficult Days[nb 10]||17.3%||20.5%||17.9%||19.4%|
|10||July 4, 2013||Why Am I Lost Searching for Painful Memories?[nb 11]||19.8%||23.2%||19.7%||20.9%|
|11||July 10, 2013||I'm Sorry, I Hate You[nb 12]||22.2%||26.0%||22.1%||24.6%|
|12||July 11, 2013||Etude of Memories[nb 13]||22.2%||25.8%||22.8%||24.8%|
|13||July 17, 2013||The One Word in My Heart That I Can't Keep Inside[nb 14]||22.6%||25.7%||21.6%||23.7%|
|14||July 18, 2013||Things That I Have to Be Silent in My Memory[nb 15]||23.6%||27.9%||23.1%||26.2%|
|15||July 24, 2013||I Don't Ruin Anything[nb 16]||24.2%||27.4%||23.0%||24.8%|
|16||July 25, 2013||The Thieving Magpie Overture[nb 17]||25.2%||28.1%||24.1%||26.7%|
|17||July 31, 2013||Without Your Eyes, I Can't Even See in Front of Myself[nb 18]||23.7%||25.8%||22.3%||24.7%|
|18||August 1, 2013||Through the Light in the Darkness, You Remain with Me[nb 19]||26.2%||29.0%||23.1%||24.8%|
Awards and nominations
|2013||20's Drama Star – Male||Lee Jong-suk||Nominated|
|20's Drama Star – Female||Lee Bo-young||Nominated|
|Grand Prize (Daesang)||Won|
|Best Drama||I Can Hear Your Voice||Nominated|
|Best Production Director||Jo Soo-won||Won|
|Best Writer||Park Hye-ryun||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor||Jung Woong-in||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actress||Lee Da-hee||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actor||Lee Jong-suk||Won|
|Best New Actress||Kim Ga-eun||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Lee Jong-suk and Lee Bo-young||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Lee Bo-young||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actor||Lee Jong-suk||Won|
|Acting Award, Actor||Jung Woong-in||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Lee Jong-suk and Lee Bo-young||Won|
|Best OST||"Why Did You Just Come Now?" – Jung Yeop||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in Drama||Lee Jong-suk||Won|
|Hallyu Grand Award||Won|
|Best Actress||Lee Bo-young||Won|
|Grand Prize (Daesang)||Lee Bo-young||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Lee Da-hee||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Lee Jong-suk||Won|
|Special Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Kim Hae-sook||Nominated|
|Special Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Jung Woong-in||Won|
|Actor/Actress of the Year (selected by directors)||Lee Bo-young||Won|
|Top 10 Stars||Won|
|New Star Award||Lee Da-hee||Won|
|2014||Best Drama||I Can Hear Your Voice||Nominated|
|Best Director (TV)||Jo Soo-won||Nominated|
|Best Actor (TV)||Lee Jong-suk||Nominated|
|Best Actress (TV)||Lee Bo-young||Won|
|Outstanding Korean Drama OST||"Echo" – Every Single Day||Nominated|
|"Why Did You Just Come Now?" – Jung Yeop||Nominated|
|Outstanding Korean Drama||I Can Hear Your Voice||Nominated|
|I Can Hear Your Voice|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released on June 13, 2013|
|1.||"Echo" ((에코))||Moon Seong-nam||Moon Seong-nam, Jeong Jae-Woo||Every Single Day||03:04|
|2.||"Echo (Acoustic Ver.)"||Moon Seong-nam||Moon Seong-nam, Jeong Jae-Woo||03:20|
|3.||"Echo" (Inst.)||Moon Seong-nam, Jeong Jae-Woo||03:04|
|Released on June 17, 2013|
|1.||"Why did you just come now?" ((왜이제야오싸니?))||Jung Yeop, Eco Bridge||Jung Yeop, Eco Bridge||Jung Yeop||3:55|
|2.||"Why did you just come now?" (Inst.)||Jung Yeop, Eco Bridge||3:55|
|Released on July 1, 2013|
|1.||"In My Eyes" ((두눈에))||Kim Beom-Ji||Kim Beom-Ji, Na Rae||Kim Yeon Ji||3:55|
|2.||"In My Eyes" (Inst.)||Kim Beom-Ji, Na Rae||3:55|
|Released on July 13, 2013|
|1.||"Words you can't hear" ((너에겐들리지))||Yang Jae Seon||Yang Jae Seon, Shin Seung Hun||Shin Seung-Hun||3:42|
|2.||"Words you can't hear" (Inst.)||Yang Jae Seon, Shin Seung Hun||3:42|
|Released on July 16, 2013|
|1.||"Sweety Lalala" ((달콤하게랄랄라))||Lee Boo Mi||Lee Boo Mi, Woo Ji-hoon||Melody Day||3:42|
|2.||"Sweety Lalala" (Inst.)||Lee Boo Mi, Woo Ji-hoon||3:23|
|1.||"Breaking Moment"||Various Artists||3:13|
|2.||"Circus in Court Strings"||Various Artists||2:36|
|3.||"Don't Forget"||Various Artists||2:31|
|4.||"Echo Strings"||Various Artists||3:18|
|5.||"Echo Arp"||Various Artists||4:03|
|7.||"Sea and Stars"||Various Artists||3:23|
|10.||"Unhappy Misery"||Various Artists||4:21|
It aired in Japan on cable channel KNTV beginning March 15, 2014, and cable channel WOWOW beginning July 23, 2014, and aired in the Philippines by GMA Network beginning August 11, 2014 under the title I Hear Your Voice.
In Malaysia aired on 8TV beginning June 20 until October 17, 2015.
- Each of the episode titles is excerpted from the titles or lyrics of well-known songs.
- Excerpted from the lyrics of "Chau Chau" (Korean: 챠우챠우; RR: Chauchau), performed by Delispice.
- Excerpted from the song of the same title, performed by Miss A.
- Excerpted from the song of the same title, performed by The Jackson 5.
- Excerpted from the song of the same title (Korean: 흐린 기억 속의 그대; RR: Heurin Gieok Soge Geudae), performed by Hyun Jin-young.
- Excerpted from the song of the same title (Korean: 믿어선 안 될 말; RR: Mideoseon An Doel Mal), performed by Nell.
- Excerpted from the lyrics of "You Are Another Me" (Korean: 넌 또 다른 나; RR: Neon Tto Dareun Na), performed by Lee Seung-chul.
- Excerpted from the lyrics of "Heart for Only One" (Korean: 한 사람을 위한 마음; RR: Han Sarameul Wihan Maeum), performed by Lee Seung-hwan.
- Excerpted from the song of the same title (Korean: 누구를 위한 삶인가?; RR: Nugureul Wihan Salminga?), performed by Leessang featuring Hwang Jung-min and Ryoo Seung-bum.
- Excerpted from the lyrics of "My Love by My Side" (Korean: 내 사랑 내 곁에; RR: Nae Sarang Nae Gyeote), performed by Kim Hyun-sik.
- Excerpted from the lyrics of "Past Days" (Korean: 지난 날; RR: Jinan Nal), performed by Yu Jae-ha.
- Excerpted from the song of the same title (Korean: 미안해, 널 미워해; RR: Mianhae, Neol Miwohae), performed by Jaurim.
- Excerpted from the song of the same title (Korean: 기억의 습작; RR: Gieokui Seupjak), performed by Exhibition.
- Excerpted from the lyrics of "I Love You" (Korean: 사랑합니다; RR: Saranghamnida), performed by Tim.
- Excerpted from the lyrics of "The Days" (Korean: 그날들; RR: Geunaldeul), performed by Kim Kwang-seok.
- Excerpted from the lyrics of "Left-Handed" (Korean: 왼손잡이; RR: Oensonjabi), performed by Panic.
- Excerpted from the overture to The Thieving Magpie (Korean: 도둑까치 서곡; RR: Dodukggachi Seogok), written by Gioachino Rossini.
- Excerpted from the lyrics of "Without You", performed by 1TYM.
- Excerpted from the lyrics of "White Night" (Korean: 백야; RR: Baekya), performed by Zitten.
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