Voice (TV series)
|Written by||Ma Jin-won|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16 + 2 (specials)|
|Running time||60 mins|
|Production company(s)||Content K|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||January 14 –|
March 12, 2017
|Followed by||Voice 2|
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Cast
- 2.1 Main
- 2.2 Supporting cast
- 2.3 Cases characters
- 2.3.1 Eunhyung-dong Policeman's Wife Murder Case (Ep. 1)
- 2.3.2 Eunhyung-dong Kidnapping Case (Ep. 1-2)
- 2.3.3 Burim-dong Child Abuse and Murder Case (Ep. 2-3)
- 2.3.4 Hongchang-dong Kidnapping Case (Ep. 4-6)
- 2.3.5 Surim-dong Chunsoo Townhouse Murder Case (Ep. 6-8)
- 2.3.6 Gwangchang-dong Club Fever Hostage Case (Ep. 9-10)
- 2.3.7 Bangha-dong Nakwon Welfare Center Case (Ep. 11-12)
- 2.3.8 Woogyeong-ri Bus accident Case (Ep. 14-15)
- 2.4 Others
- 2.5 Special appearances
- 3 Original soundtrack
- 4 Production
- 5 Reception
- 6 Ratings
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 Adaptations
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Moo Jin-hyuk (Jang Hyuk) is a "mad dog" detective who becomes guilt-ridden after his wife was murdered while he was at work. Kang Kwon-joo (Lee Ha-na) is a tough policewoman who is gifted with perfect psycho-acoustics skills and went for voice profiling. She was working at the call center when a brutal murder case took place and in the process of investigating her father was killed. Three years later, Jin-hyuk and Kwon-joo team up as the "Golden Time team" and solve cases together, chasing after the serial killer who took their loved ones.
112 Report Center's Golden Time Team
- Baek Sung-hyun as Shim Dae-shik, junior detective and Jin-hyuk's close friend
- Yesung as Oh Hyun-ho, IT specialist
- Son Eun-seo as Park Eun-soo, language specialist
- Kwon Hyung-joong as Chun Sang-pil
- Lee Hae-young as Jang Kyung-hak, violent crime unit chief
- Jo Young-jin as Bae Byung-gon, police commissioner
Eunhyung-dong Policeman's Wife Murder Case (Ep. 1)
- Oh Yeon-ah as Heo Ji-hye, Jin-hyuk's wife
- Son Jong-hak as Kang Kook-hwan, Kwon-joo's father (special appearance)
- Hwang Sang-kyung as Go Dong-chul, murder suspect.
- Kim Jae-wook as Mo Tae-goo, CEO of Sungwun Express
- Song Sung-han as young Mo Tae-goo
Eunhyung-dong Kidnapping Case (Ep. 1-2)
- Kim Tae-han as Jo Gwang-cheon, kidnapper
- Jeon Soo-jin as Park Bok-nim, kidnapped school girl
Burim-dong Child Abuse and Murder Case (Ep. 2-3)
- Bae Jung-hwa as Oh Soo-jin, abusive mother
- Choi Seung-hun as Son Ah-ram, abused child
- Kwon Byung-gil as Baek Sung-hak, security guard
Hongchang-dong Kidnapping Case (Ep. 4-6)
- Lee Joo-seung as Hwang Kyung-il, bespectacled teacher
- Jung Joon-won as young Hwang Kyung-il
- Han Bo-bae as Park Eun-byul, Eun-soo's younger sister
- Kim Ji-hoon as Woo Bong-gil, accomplice
Surim-dong Chunsoo Townhouse Murder Case (Ep. 6-8)
- Lee Yong-nyeo as Park Bok-soon / Shim Chun-ok, elderly landlord
- Yoon Kyung-ho as Yoon Pil-bae, tenant
- Park Eun-young as Bang Mal-nyun, woman who called police
- Shin Seung-hwan as Shim Young-woon, Chun-ok's brother
Gwangchang-dong Club Fever Hostage Case (Ep. 9-10)
- Kim Ho-young as Yang Ho-shik, electrician and genius hacker
Bangha-dong Nakwon Welfare Center Case (Ep. 11-12)
- Hong Sung-duk as Baek Jin-goo, mental patient
- Yeo Moo-young as Byun Sang-an / Kang Hyun-pal, welfare center director
- Jo Wan-gi as Kim Gyu-hwan, welfare center therapist
- Lee Na-yoon as Sae-bom, little girl
Woogyeong-ri Bus accident Case (Ep. 14-15)
- Park Noh-sik as Park Jong-woo, Sungwun Express bus driver
- Oh Cho-hee as Na Jung-eun, pregnant bus passenger
- Min Jung-sub as Jung Chul-ho, Na Jung-eun's husband
- Kim Hyun as Im Mi-ho
- Kim Jun-hyuk as Im Mi-ho's son
- Lee Si-woo as Moo Dong-woo, Jin-hyuk's son
- Lee Joo-sil as Eun-soo's grandmother
- Kim Joong-ki as Park Joong-ki, violent crime unit detective
- Song Boo-gun as Goo Gwang-soo, violent crime unit detective
- Baek Cheon-ki as Kim Pyeong-jo, violent crime unit detective
- Kim Myeong-kuk as Cha Myung-chul
- Choi Ki-sub as Tabloid, Jin-hyuk's informant
- Kim Roi-ha as Nam Sang-tae, CEO of GP development
- Yoon Ji-min as Jang Gyu-ah, Fantasia's lady boss
- Lee Dae-kyung as Mo Gi-beom, Chairman of Sungwun Express, Mo Tae-gu's father
- Jang Won-young as Kwon Chang-tae, Director of land planning department
- Kang Moon-kyung as Kim Joon-tae, Minister of land planning
- Kim Yong-woon as Ji Choon-bae, Nam Sang-tae's right-hand man
- Hong Seung-jin as killer from Southeast Asia
- Song Young-kyu as Park Eun-cheol, prosecutor working for Sungwun Group
- Lee Jae-won as Mo Tae-gu's assistant and driver
- Kim Ik-tae as retired forensic doctor
- Lee Ji-hye as 112 report center's Golden Time team member
- Kook Ki-hoon as 112 report center's Golden Time team member
- Jo Jae-yoon as triad member (Ep. 1)
- Lee Jun-hyeok as nightclub manager (Ep. 1)
- Park Hyo-jun as police officer
- Kim Yoon-ah as Club Fever DJ (Ep. 9)
- Kim Hyung-kyu as Club Fever manager (Ep. 9)
- Kim Kwon as psychiatric doctor in Sungwun Mental Hospital (Ep. 16)
|Released on February 5, 2017|
|1.||"Word Up"||Kim Young-geun||03:13|
|2.||"Word Up" (Inst.)||03:13|
|Released on February 19, 2017|
|1.||"Voice (목소리)"||Kim Yoon-ah||03:45|
|Released on March 5, 2017|
|1.||"My Ears Are Open (내 귀는 열려)"||Changmo||04:18|
|2.||"My Ears Are Open" (Inst.)||04:18|
On November 2, 2017, a source from OCN confirmed production for the second season of Voice. On April 17, 2018, it was confirmed that Lee Ha-na will be reprising her lead female role and Lee Jin-wook will be joining season 2 as the new male lead. The second season, Voice 2, aired in August 2018.
Ratings for Voice set new records for OCN dramas when it aired in Korea, proving to be a hit among viewers. It is one of the highest rated dramas in Korean cable television history and ranked first among cable TV dramas for many consecutive weeks.
Halfway airing through the series, the drama was submitted for Korea's censorship board review due to viewers' complaints of it showing excessive violence. It was subsequently issued an advisory warning. OCN then changed its viewing rating from the original of 15+ to 19+ for episodes 11, 12 and 16 in order to make the story as realistic as possible.
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|1||January 14, 2017||A Voice in the Dark
(어둠 속의 목소리)
|2||January 15, 2017||Healing Mother's Two Faces
(힐링마마의 두 얼굴)
|3||January 21, 2017||4.9%||5.406%||5.383%|
|4||January 22, 2017||Dark Generic Bell Sound: The Secret of the Chocolate Box
(어둠 속의 벨소리 #초콜릿 상자의 비밀)
|5||February 4, 2017||4.3%||5.339%||5.540%|
|6||February 5, 2017||Secret of the Trash House: The Pupil in the Wall
(쓰레기집의 비밀 #벽속의 눈동자)
|7||February 11, 2017||4.4%||4.032%||3.541%|
|8||February 12, 2017||4.0%||4.663%||4.354%|
|9||February 18, 2017||4.4%||4.974%||5.380%|
|10||February 19, 2017||Devil's Whisperer
|11||February 25, 2017||4.1%||4.192%||4.396%|
|12||February 26, 2017||A Call from the Fiery Pit
(지옥으로부터 온 전화)
|13||March 4, 2017||The Birth of Satan
|14||March 5, 2017||3.9%||5.132%||4.948%|
|15||March 11, 2017||For the Last Golden Time
(마지막 골든타임을 위하여)
|16||March 12, 2017||4.4%||5.055%||5.601%|
- This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).
- Episodes 5 and 6 were delayed because of the Korean New Year.
Awards and nominations
|2017||Korean Film Shining Star Awards||Drama Star Award||Jang Hyuk||Won|||
- "OSEN – '보이스' 측 "장혁표 강력 액션, '인생 액션' 경신 예고"". Osen.mt.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
- "OCN's "Voice" To Air Second Season Next Year". soompi. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
- "이진욱·이하나, '보이스2' 출연 확정…'실종느와르M' 이승영 PD 연출". Naver (in Korean). Xports News. April 17, 2018.
- "OCN 측 "이하나 '보이스3' 출연 확정, 이진욱 검토중"(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean). January 15, 2019.
- "Lee Jin-wook and Lee Ha-na confirmed as leads for 2nd season of OCN's "Voice"". Soompi. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
- ""이하나X이진욱 출연 확정" 상반기 '보이스3'에 거는 기대[TV와치]". Newsen (in Korean). March 11, 2019.
- "OCN's hit drama "Voice" continues to rewrite ratings history for the cable channel". Retrieved February 13, 2017.
- "Voice becomes most successful K-drama on OCN". Retrieved February 6, 2017.
- "Voice continues to dominate Korean cable". Retrieved February 22, 2017.
- "Voice gets submitted for censorship review". Soompi. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
- "'Voice' director listens, hints at tempering down gore". Korea Times. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
- "Voice responds to advisory warning". Soompi News. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
- "OCN's "Voice" changes to 19+ rating for upcoming episodes". Soompi News. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
- "'Voice' PD compares OCN K-Drama's mature rating to violence in real life". Inquisitr News. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 14, 2017.
- "Winners Of 2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards".
- '보이스', 日 리메이크 확정…해외에서도 인정받았다. YTN (in Korean). May 16, 2019.
- "Top 3 bộ phim truyền hình Thái Lan được remake lại từ K-Drama dự sẽ gây bão trong năm 2019 này". Pose (in Vietnamese). January 17, 2019.