Voice (TV series)

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Voice
Voice poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul보이스
Genre
Created by
Written byMa Jin-won
Directed by
  • Kim Hong-sun (Ep.1-16)
  • Kim Sang-hoon (Ep.3-16)
Creative director(s)
  • Kang In-goo
  • Kim Mi-ra
Starring
Composer(s)Gaemi (개미)
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16 + 2 (specials)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Lee Chan-ho
  • Choi Kwang-yong
  • Ma Jung-hoon
Producer(s)Kim Ryun-hee
Cinematography
  • Kang Seung-ki
  • Choo Kwang-jae
Editor(s)Oh Sang-hwan
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 mins
Production company(s)Content K
DistributorOCN
Release
Original networkOCN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJanuary 14 (2017-01-14) –
March 12, 2017 (2017-03-12)
Chronology
Followed byVoice 2
External links
Website

Voice (Korean보이스; RRBoiseu) is a South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk and Lee Ha-na. It aired every Saturday and Sunday on OCN from January 14 to March 12, 2017.[1]

Due to its popularity, a second season, Voice 2, was produced the following year.[2][3] The third season, Voice 3, was broadcast in 2019.[4]

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

112 Report Center's Golden Time Team[edit]

  • 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

The Police[edit]

  • Lee Hae-young as Jang Kyung-hak, violent crime unit chief
  • Jo Young-jin as Bae Byung-gon, police commissioner

Cases characters[edit]

Eunhyung-dong Policeman's Wife Murder Case (Ep. 1)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

  • Lee Joo-seung as Hwang Kyung-il, bespectacled teacher
  • 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)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

  • Kim Ho-young as Yang Ho-shik, electrician and genius hacker

Bangha-dong Nakwon Welfare Center Case (Ep. 11-12)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

  • 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

Others[edit]

  • 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

Special appearances[edit]

  • 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)

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

Released on February 5, 2017 (2017-02-05)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Word Up"Kim Young-geun03:13
2."Word Up" (Inst.) 03:13

Part 2[edit]

Released on February 19, 2017 (2017-02-19)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Voice (목소리)"Kim Yoon-ah03:45
2."Voice" (Inst.) 03:45

Part 3[edit]

Released on March 5, 2017 (2017-03-05)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."My Ears Are Open (내 귀는 열려)"Changmo04:18
2."My Ears Are Open" (Inst.) 04:18

Production[edit]

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.[5]

OCN announced a third season to be broadcast on the first half of 2019, with Lee Ha-na and Lee Jin-wook confirmed to reprise their roles.[6] The third season, Voice 3, aired in May 2019.

Reception[edit]

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.[7][8][9]

Halfway airing through the series, the drama was submitted for Korea's censorship board review due to viewers' complaints of it showing excessive violence.[10][11] It was subsequently issued an advisory warning.[12] 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.[13][14]

Ratings[edit]

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
TNmS AGB Nielsen[15]
Nationwide Nationwide Seoul
1 January 14, 2017 A Voice in the Dark
(어둠 속의 목소리)
1.6% 2.346% 2.397%
2 January 15, 2017 Healing Mother's Two Faces
(힐링마마의 두 얼굴)
2.1% 2.986% 2.267%
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)
2.9% 3.226% 2.967%
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)
3.1% 4.236% 3.130%
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
(악마의 속삭임)
4.3% 5.358% 5.956%
11 February 25, 2017 4.1% 4.192% 4.396%
12 February 26, 2017 A Call from the Fiery Pit
(지옥으로부터 온 전화)
4.3% 4.654% 5.203%
13 March 4, 2017 The Birth of Satan
(마왕의 탄생)
4.0% 3.886% 4.061%
14 March 5, 2017 3.9% 5.132% 4.948%
15 March 11, 2017 For the Last Golden Time
(마지막 골든타임을 위하여)
3.4% 4.222% 4.758%
16 March 12, 2017 4.4% 5.055% 5.601%
Average 3.8% 4.357% 4.368%
  • 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[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards Drama Star Award Jang Hyuk Won [16]

Adaptations[edit]

A Japanese remake, titled Voice 110 Emergency Control Room (literal title), is confirmed to start airing in July 2019 on Nippon TV at 10 p.m. JST[17]

A Thailand remake is confirmed to be broadcast in November 2019 on True4U.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OSEN – '보이스' 측 "장혁표 강력 액션, '인생 액션' 경신 예고"". Osen.mt.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  2. ^ "OCN's "Voice" To Air Second Season Next Year". soompi. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  3. ^ "이진욱·이하나, '보이스2' 출연 확정…'실종느와르M' 이승영 PD 연출". Naver (in Korean). Xports News. April 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "OCN 측 "이하나 '보이스3' 출연 확정, 이진욱 검토중"(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean). January 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Lee Jin-wook and Lee Ha-na confirmed as leads for 2nd season of OCN's "Voice"". Soompi. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  6. ^ ""이하나X이진욱 출연 확정" 상반기 '보이스3'에 거는 기대[TV와치]". Newsen (in Korean). March 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "OCN's hit drama "Voice" continues to rewrite ratings history for the cable channel". Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "Voice becomes most successful K-drama on OCN". Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "Voice continues to dominate Korean cable". Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "Voice gets submitted for censorship review". Soompi. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "'Voice' director listens, hints at tempering down gore". Korea Times. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  12. ^ "Voice responds to advisory warning". Soompi News. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  13. ^ "OCN's "Voice" changes to 19+ rating for upcoming episodes". Soompi News. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  14. ^ "'Voice' PD compares OCN K-Drama's mature rating to violence in real life". Inquisitr News. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  15. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  16. ^ "Winners Of 2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards".
  17. ^ '보이스', 日 리메이크 확정…해외에서도 인정받았다. YTN (in Korean). May 16, 2019.
  18. ^ "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.

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