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Voice: Episode 1

OCN is the best channel for stylish crime procedurals, and their new mystery thriller is both disturbing and utterly gripping as it reveals the importance of an emergency call center’s response time. After all, how many detectives can solve a case in one day, much less ten minutes? While the subject matter may not be for the faint of heart (warning: there’s brutal violence and mention of sexual assault), it definitely packs a wallop that keeps you on the edge of your seat, desperate to know what happens next.

EPISODE 1: “The Voice in the Dark”

  

In a labyrinth of dark and deserted alleyways, a bloody and barefoot woman desperately attempts to escape a mysterious hooded man who slowly follows after her.

Meanwhile, MOO JIN-HYUK (Jang Hyuk) and his fellow detectives are on a stakeout, but when they see their target arrive, Jin-hyuk decides it’s not worth waiting for back-up.

Instead, their team will take down the gangsters. His phone rings — it’s his wife, but instead of answering, he tosses it aside so he and his men can confront the criminals.

The terrified and bloody woman is Jin-hyuk’s wife, and when he doesn’t answer the phone, she calls the emergency center. KANG KWON-JOO (Lee Hana) answers, and once the caller says that someone is trying to kill her, the call is transferred to her supervisor.

They try to get the woman to give a detailed description of where she is so they can send help, but the call is dropped. The supervisor orders Kwang-joo to call the woman back, but she hesitates. Annoyed, her supervisor hits the dial-back button for her, and the sound of the woman’s phone ringing alerts the mysterious man to where his victim is hiding.

Whispering into the phone, she begs Kwong-joo to save her, but then freezes when she glimpses the mysterious attacker nearby. She leaves her hiding spot, slowly making her way through the alley only to be tackled by the black hooded man. The woman lies helpless on the ground, crying as she begs her attacker to not kill her — she has a son at home.

 

But the hooded man just smiles and says that she shouldn’t have upset him. His grin eerily gleams from the shadows of his hood as he pulls out a small kettle bell from his pocket and bludgeons the woman to death.

After a successful takedown of the gang, Jin-yuk and his team celebrate over a congratulatory dinner and drinks. He gets a call from fellow detective SHIM DAE-SHIK (Baek Sung-hyun) who worriedly asks Jin-hyuk if he can call his wife. He laughs off the younger man’s request, instead inviting him to join the guys for a drink.

 

But Dae-shik tells him that he’s at a crime scene of a woman who was murdered after an attempted rape, and they found Jin-hyuk’s wife’s ID in the woman’s wallet. Jin-hyuk still thinks it’s all a joke, pointing out that Dae-shik knows what his wife looks like and can recognize her that way. Except not this time — the killer destroyed her face so that it’s unidentifiable.

Still laughing it off, Jin-hyuk calls his wife anyway, convinced it will prove Dae-shik is worried about nothing. As the phone rings and rings and no one picks up, Jin-hyuk gradually starts to get worried.

He staggers his drunken way to the crime scene. Violent Crimes Unit Chief JANG KYUNG-HAK is annoyed that Dae-shik called him and orders Jin-hyuk to go home, but Jin-hyuk fights him off, falling down near a piece of evidence — the dinner she’d made and was bringing to him, but had dropped when she was fleeing her attacker.

 

Jin-hyuk fights his way to the body covered in a sheet, recognizing a the bracelet on her wrist. He continues to believe that it’s still all just a big prank, but as he literally falls down drunk, he sees her cold and bloody feet. Realization begins to set in.

The next morning, the news is abuzz with information about the brutal murder, with many blaming the incompetency of the emergency call center for the woman’s death.

Later, a despondent and drunk Jin-hyuk sits in front of his wife’s memorial while Dae-shik attends to the fellow mourners. Jin-hyuk’s team from the Violent Crimes Unit arrive to pay their respects, and also to let him know they’ve found the murderer: a man named Go Dong-chil who was found with Jin-hyuk’s wife’s blood on his clothes.

Jin-hyuk blames himself, though — if he’d been home more often instead of working so hard to pay the bills, she wouldn’t have felt the need to deliver him food and be out that night in the first place. Even so, with a dangerous glint in his eye, he promises that if Dong-chil ever gets out of prison, he’ll kill him.

During the trial, the prosecutor shares the gruesome details of exactly how Jin-yuk’s wife was murdered, much to the horror of those sitting in the audience. The prosecution then calls Kwon-joo as a witness since she was the one who took the call, but she instead tells the court that Dong-chil’s voice isn’t the same voice she heard that night.

 

It’s a shocking declaration, and Dae-shik whispers to Jin-hyuk that there’s a rumor going around that Kwon-joo believes the man who killed his wife is also the same one who killed her father a few years ago, although her father’s death was ruled as part of an accidental hit-and-run. There’s another rumor that she’s being bribed by Dong-chil’s family to testify that he isn’t the killer.

But Kwon-joo sticks with her story, insisting that if they listen to the recordings — not just the one of Jin-hyuk’s wife’s killer, but the one from her father’s walkie-talkie the day he died — they would be able to hear that they are identical. The courtroom is abuzz, and the judge agrees to listen to the recordings.

Jin-hyuk’s wife’s voice fills the courtroom with her gasping pleas to be saved, but once the recording ends, a puzzled Kwon-joo explains that there should be more to the recording — the call continued past that. She even spoke to the murderer! But that’s the entirety of the call the police submitted as evidence.

 

Jin-hyuk yells at Kwon-joo to stop lying, and then asks her if she’ll testify differently if he pays her instead of Dong-chil. When he sees Dong-chil’s smug smile, he tries to launch himself at the defendant and has to be forcibly removed from the courtroom.

Three years later, Kwon-joo walks along a street and stops to watch a news story about a victim of voice phishing. Thanks to her super-hearing ability, which she first acquired when she was young after an eye-injury caused her hearing to compensate, she “sees the world with her ears.”

She calls the emergency center to let them know that even though the perpetrator disguised his voice, she can tell by specific and subtle markers that it was the same voice as the grandson of the victim. It was a premeditated crime against a family member, not some random attack.

 

At the police station, one of the detectives is annoyed that Jin-hyuk brought in someone who might know where Dong-chil is instead of going after a suspect in a brutal murder case.

Dae-shik waltzes into the station, gifting vitamin tonics to everyone and pleasantly using the leverage he has against other detectives to clean up Jin-yuk’s impulsive mess. As he and Jin-hyuk leave the station, the man Jin-hyuk dragged in suddenly recognizes him as the husband of the woman Dong-chil killed, and he laughs as he realizes it all make sense. He says that it’s no wonder his wife was killed in considering what kind of crazy husband she was married to, and Jin-hyuk freezes.

He dares the man to say it again to his face, and the man insists he’s not afraid — after all, the police station has CCTV cameras, so it’s not like Jin-hyuk can do anything to him. He taunts Jin-hyuk as the other detectives warn him not to do anything stupid or he might get suspended. Just when it looks like Jin-hyuk will leave peacefully, he rushes back into the station and starts pummeling the man.

The rest of the detectives leap up to try and pull Jin-hyuk off the man as well as cover the CCTV cameras. It seems this isn’t the first time the “mad dog” policeman has lost his cool in the station.

 

Elsewhere, Kwon-joo presents her case for a special emergency call center unit to the Police Commissioner BAE BYUNG-GON and the other department heads, including Chief Jang.

She explains that her “Golden Time” unit would make it their mission to arrive at the scene within three minutes and then apprehend the criminal within ten minutes. The first ten minutes of any call is considered the “golden time” of saving a victim’s life.

The men bristle at her idea, pointing out it would undermine the hierarchy of the station’s order if the Violent Crimes Unit are to just wait around for the call center’s command. But she cooly reminds him of all the deaths that have occurred due to the emergency call center’s standard protocol, even going so far as to declare it “criminal negligence.” Hence her proposal to change the rules and create an immediate response team.

 

Dae-shik scurries after Jin-hyuk, reminding him that it wasn’t that long ago he was demoted from a detective to a lesser-rank officer due to his desperate (and brutal) actions to track down Dong-chil, so he’d better keep his cool if he doesn’t want to lose his job.

He then tells Jin-hyuk that Kwon-joo has volunteered to head the call center division, specifically requesting this station and declaring that she’d take the call center that has the worst call-back rate and make it the most responsive in the country. He also assumes that she must have used the bribe money she received from Dong-chil (to testify that he’s innocent) to pay for her training in the States, and that her success there means HQ seems to support her.

 

“Seem to” is right, as Commissioner Bae and Chief Jang barely wait long enough to confirm that the call center is as busy as ever before leaving. Chief Jang points out that Kwon-joo is just wasting their time when they could be capturing criminals — such as the murderer who recently bashed in a woman’s head and then cut her up into tiny pieces.

Jin-hyuk arrives just then, loudly demanding to speak to her. Kwon-joo politely tells him they should talk in private, but he grabs her arm and tells her that she’s got some nerve coming back here. She marvels at his crazed attitude and appearance, revealing that she initially wanted him to lead up her response unit, but seeing him now, she’s not sure it will be a good idea.

 

Laughing, he mockingly thanks her for the honor, asking if she feels good using her father’s death for her own gain. Unblinking, she tells him she doesn’t care what he says or thinks about her. But she promises to apologize whenever he seems like he’s ready to hear it. She turns to leave, but Jin-hyuk grabs her by the shoulder to face him.

Dae-shik rushes up, worried that his “mad dog” hyung is going to cause more trouble, but Kwon-joo stands stone-face before Jin-hyuk as he angrily demands to know why she said that she could hear things no one else could. She wonders if he would believe her if she told the truth. A call comes in just then from someone who says they were kidnapped, and she quietly tells Jin-hyuk to let go of her because he’s wasting precious time.

 

Kwon-joo takes over the call from a frightened high-school student, PARK BOK-NIM, who reveals that she was kidnapped by a crazy man. She met him on a dating app where he said he’d pay her just to have some conversation, but in the end he led her to a strange neighborhood. When she started to get creeped out and told him the deal’s off, he grabbed her and then choked her enough so she passed out, before throwing her against the wall and dragging her to his hide-out.

As the call center tracks the GPS of the girl’s phone (which is harder to do when it doesn’t have a registered SIM card), Kwon-joo talks to the terrified Bok-nim, trying to ascertain where she is and where the man is. Bok-nim cleverly drops a block from the third story window, which sends her kidnapper rushing outside, assuming she is trying to escape.

Due to Bok-nim’s description of plastic sheeting and a bag full of knives, Kwon-joo knows that the kidnapper plans to kill her, and she begins a “Code Zero” sequence. The “Golden Time” clock officially starts as she orders the response teams to head out.

 

Offended that she’s ordering him about, Jin-hyuk barges into the call center to confront her. But when he hears Bok-joo’s scared voice coming through the main speakers, he’s reminded of how similar it sounds to the way his wife had pleaded with the call center in her last few minutes. That’s enough to convince him that every second matters, but he warns Kwon-joo this conversation isn’t over.

Chief Jang also protests against her ordering his Violent Crimes Unit around, pointing out that they haven’t agreed to let her have her Golden Time Response Unit in the first place. Kwon-joo doesn’t care — it’s not like she expected them to agree in the first place. All she cares about right now is saving a life.

Dae-shik trails after Jin-hyuk, telling him that Kwon-joo is just trying to use him to make herself look better. After all, she’s sending him out to the same neighborhood where his wife was killed. But Jin-hyuk can only think about is the girl who said “save me” just like his wife did.

Bok-nim starts to panic, asking Kwon-joo where the police are. She starts to cry as she confesses that maybe a girl like her doesn’t deserve to be saved. To calm her down, Kwon-joo gently makes small talk, earning Bok-nim’s trust as they talk about their terrible fathers and how much they hate their names. Meanwhile, her staff hurry to pin-point the neighborhood and Jin-hyuk speeds along in a squad car, lights flashing and sirens blaring.

Kwon-joo convinces Bok-nim that it’s important to tell her as many details as possible to the police can find her. She manages to remember enough for Kwon-joo to relay to Jin-hyuk and the other patrol officers an intersection near where Bok-nim was abducted.

 

Three minutes after Bok-nim’s call came in, Jin-hyuk and the other officers reach the intersection. They spread out to find something that is “very colorful” to use as a landmark, since that’s one detail Bok-nim remembers. Meanwhile, Kwon-joo hears a strange sound in the background as she talks with Bok-nim, but can’t place it.

Jin-hyuk and his partner find a door covered in brightly colored leaflets, and as they enter the dark and abandoned property, Jin-hyuk hears a sound from behind a closed door. He cautiously opens it — but it’s just a cat.

Gaining some courage, Bok-nim decides to make a run for it since she knows her kidnapper isn’t in the house. But as soon as she’s halfway down the stairs, she hears him return (having discovered the brick was just a ruse) and she scrambles to hide behind a door.

It’s now five minutes since the start of the “golden time.”

Kwon-joo tells the police to hurry up their search since the kidnapper is now in the same building as the victim, and Jin-hyuk frantically starts asking people in the neighborhood if they can think of anything nearby that’s “very colorful.” A convenience store ajumma points him the direction of an abandoned daycare center that has a mural of flowers. The center had to close down a while ago when one of its bus drivers was discovered to be sexually molesting the children.

That gives the police not only a good clue where Bok-nim might be, but also the reason why she was kidnapped. However, as Jin-hyuk and his partner race to the daycare center, Kwon-joo feels like something isn’t quite right.

 

Even so, she reassures Bok-nim that the police are close by and will be there soon, so she should stay put and wait for them. The still-scared Bok-nim whispers into her phone, regretting that she didn’t follow her mother’s advice to stay out of trouble. Kwon-joo reassures her that everyone makes mistakes — in fact, she made a big one herself a few years ago. But the important thing is to not give up or run away. There’s always a second chance.

Bok-nim freezes when she hears the sound of her abductor returning, and this time he’s dragging a metal hammer up the stairs. He searches the entire house, but doesn’t look behind the door where Bok-nim is hiding. Bok-nim tells Kwon-joo that she’s safe, which is a relief. A short-lived relief, though, because the kidnapper finds Bok-nim’s phone charm on the steps, and deduces that she must still be in the building.

 

Jin-hyuk and the other cop run up to the empty daycare center, but everything is quiet and still inside. A flash of movement catches Jin-hyuk’s attention and he approaches a door.

Kwon-joo still can’t relax. Even though it would appear the case is well in hand, something still seems wrong. She finally realizes that the metal dragging on metal sound she heard earlier was the sound of a metal hammer — the same type of hammer that was used to kill the other women a few days ago. Kwon-joo realizes that they’re not looking for a perverted ex-bus-driver, but a serial killer who won’t stop until he’s succeeded in murdering his victim.

Jin-hyuk breaks down the door — to reveal some construction workers having a dinner break. It’s the wrong place!

 

Kwon-joo yells at Bok-nim to get out, now, but it’s too late. The kidnapper finds where Bok-nim is hiding and drags her kicking and screaming to the bathroom. Along the way, she drops her phone, but the call is still connected and Kwon-joo can hear everything.

Jin-hyuk and his partner continue to run through the alleyways, searching for anything that might reveal where Bok-nim is. Chief Jang angrily confronts Kwon-joo for suddenly barging into the case his team is working on (that of the murderer who bludgeoned a woman with a hammer and then cut her up into little pieces), yelling that this is why he doesn’t want her Golden Time Unit to be created in the first place.

But he gets a call just then from one of his team that the suspect they had been tracking for that murder turns out to have an alibi. Who’s the one interfering now?

 

Kwon-joo turns her attention back to Bok-nim’s description of where she is. She’s perplexed by the rhythmic sound she’d heard in the background earlier, but as she looks at the map, she sees a barber shop listed, and realizes that the electronic buzzing and metallic scraping could have come from an old-fashioned barber’s pole.

She relays this information to Jin-hyuk. He reminds her that any false information at this point can mean certain death for the victim, but when she tells him it’s the same guy who murdered the other woman, he remembers he’s one of the reasons the murderer got away. If he hadn’t been so focused on tracking down Dong-chil in the first place, this guy might not have been free to kidnap someone. Running through the alleyways, he retraces his steps until he finds the barbershop he’d passed earlier.

 

Barely conscious, Bok-nim begs her kidnapper not to kill her. Amused, the man tells her that he has to get home soon, so he promises to make it quick. The kidnapper brings up his large metal hammer and prepares to strike just as Jang-hyuk breaks through the door and runs up the stairs.

It is ten minutes since the incident began.

COMMENTS

Yikes. Talk about a cliffhanger!

Even though I’ve watched a lot of OCN’s crime procedurals over the years, I wasn’t quite ready for something this dark and bloody. Despite my instinctive squeamishness, I do really love how the show has managed to keep me in breathless suspense. I was genuinely terrified for both of our victims in this episode — both Jin-hyuk’s wife and Bok-nim. Or still am terrified for Bok-nim, despite my faith in Kwon-joo and her super hearing.

Lee Hana is doing an incredible job portraying a leader who knows that no one will believe her, even when she knows she’s right. I’ve never wanted to punch so many people in the face like I have with all those police chiefs who sneer at her and her quiet determination to make sure that the police actually prioritize saving lives. Of course, she has her own cross to bear, too. Even though she wasn’t lying about hearing a voice that sounded different from Dong-chil, she’s still enduring the weight of her mistake during the call — namely, redialing the victim, even though she knew it would likely tip off the murderer as to where she was hiding. True; it technically was her supervisor who forced the redial, but that just goes hand-in-hand with the whole faulty protocol of the emergency response system she so desperately wants to change.

Considering her skill, she could have easily stayed in America — or transferred to a department where she might actually be immediately respected. She doesn’t have to return home to the “scene of the crime,” but her conscious seems to spurn her to redeem her past mistakes and make sure they don’t happen again. And while it may not bring Jin-hyuk’s wife back, she can also work to make sure it doesn’t happen to other victims. As apologies go, it seems like a pretty good one to me, even if I’m not sure if she’ll ever learn to fully forgive herself.

Then again, she also has a selfish reason of wanting to catch the person that killed both her father and Jin-hyuk’s wife, since apparently no one else but her (and the killer) knows that he’s out there.

As for Jang Hyuk, he can be hit-or-miss for me, depending on the role. I often feel like he’s overacting, which can distract me from the role he’s playing. While I somewhat feel that way here, too, it works more for this role as the “mad dog” grief-stricken police officer, so I think I’ll be able to accept his crazy eyes and cocky swagger more easily than I have in the past.

I do like that so many of our characters have unlikeable characteristics, though — they aren’t perfect and what happened in the past has taken a serious emotional toll on them. The whole “revenge for a family member’s death” isn’t exactly new ground, but it feels like an earned plot-point rather than just a reason to give characters some angst. Jin-hyuk is still in the “angry” stage of grief — a stage I do’t think he’s left since that day at the courtroom. But it feels completely believable! He blames Dong-chil (for good reason, as there’s DNA evidence that he’s the killer). He blames Kwon-joo (for also good reason, since from his point of her, her testimony makes no sense, especially since there isn’t any evidence to back it up). He blames himself, because she wouldn’t have been out that night if he hadn’t been out on a stakeout — or maybe he could have saved her if he answered his phone.

Also, while I’m still very curious about what happened to Lee Hana’s father, I’m going to trust the show to reveal that to me when the time is right. For now, I’m happy to accept her as the no-nonsense leader of a call center that clearly needs better direction, and as the tarnished hero who’s going to help a mad dog get justice.

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Thanks, odilettante, for recapping VOICE! I'm tickled to bits that you're covering it. ;-)

Episodes 1 and 2 had me on the edge of my seat. While it's dark, it didn't give me nightmares. But I had to say "adios" to what was left of my fingernails.

Looking forward to learning more about Kwon-joo's super-hearing. I'm having flashbacks to FAITH. ;-)

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While this show really enlightened me about the importance of an emergency call centre ( i mean on a basic level you know its important) but it really hits you just how much as those scenarios played out..
This show is definitely intriguing and keeps you glued and they do gore well but it might not be for the faint hearted like me( and i didnt even know i was faint hearted )..I looked forward to this show airing being the first OCN show i will watch as its airing as i heard good things about previously aired shows that were justified when i watched... But sadly the emergency scenes made me so uncomfortable..
I know its just a show and these people arent actually suffering this horrific things but maybe the actors are just too good.. the effects too real and that sometimes we read about this kind of awful things in the media that i almost cant stand watching the scenes with the victims..

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I totally get what you mean, the show is that good, that you feel in your bones the helplessness of the victims, and it becomes really hard to watch. All seems so very real that it feels like seeing playing in front of your eyes countless terrible stories that you know really happened. That is what make this drama one of a kind.

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Thanks for the recap! About Kwon-Jo's father's death, didn't he die around the same time as Jin-Hyuk's wife? Coz I saw Kwon-Joo had a mourning flower in her head during the court scene.

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My understanding is that Kwon-joo's father had died in the past, but how long ago has not yet been revealed. I believe she's wearing a white mourning bow in her hair because a relative of a fellow police officer (Jin-hyuk’s wife) has died.

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I'm pretty confused about that too. Maybe it was a problem with translations, but it definitely seemed like (at one point), they were saying it all happened in one night. The mourning flower ribbon thing definitely supports that. It left me feeling like I missed something that they didn't show ANYTHING from that event, just kind of dropped it into conversation afterward.

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Hi, I don't think he did (die around the same time). I think that happened long before, she was not wearing the flower before the court session. I think she put it on to mourn the victim she wasn't able to safe.

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I think he died right after Jin Hyuk's wife. Her father was the first policeman at the scene of the crime, and he was also killed by the mystery killer. That's also when she spoke to him, and the recordings of this conversation are missing.

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Agree with Greenfields, that's how I understood it to have played out as well.

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Yeah that is what I thought so too..

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that's what I thought too

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It's scary but its thrilling.

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Thanks for recapping. Once again OCN shows its superiority when it comes to dark thrillers. Thanks.

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yeay it has been recapped! please continue to recap this! i love this crime thriller genre to the bits! especially from OCN! they always give a whole new color to kdrama and had me seated with anticipation!

lee hana's acting kind of has no emotion but i do think that that's the way her character should be portrayed and she did it very well. cannot wait to see more of her emotions!

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A minor complaint is that I'm kinda confused as to whether she's the only one who can hear the calls or not, because in both episodes sometimes (if there's loud sounds or something) they have reaction shots of the other people in the call center, and then other times she's the only one reacting. Like does she put it on speakers or is her headset really that loud, or is it just a directing thing? Am I being dumb or did anyone else notice this?

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I thought of this as well.
Also, why is everyone at the emergency centre so unprepared to handle emergencies? They're all shocked and at a complete loss as to what to do - except our protagonist.

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I understand that once the Golden Time begins, the phone call from the victim is heard through the speakers. Still, I think that she talks privately with the police officers, and what I don't know is if the police officers hear her conversation with the victim (I think they don't, it could be distracting, but it could be helpful as well).

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I also wondered..., they were so busy taking calls before, and then during those 10 minutes everybody seemed focus on the case. It's unlikely people stopped calling. And what would happen if they got 2 emergency cases at the same time? (clearly I'm overthinking things now).

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Yes ! I was going to ask the same, I am most disturbed at the fact that when she talks to the victim and after to Jhyuk, she does not seems to "switch" between them so then what ? SPOLIER: The little boy in episode 2 heard in the space of one minute " dont worry we are here very soon + " Well,i dont think you are in front of the good door" ???

And how the hell the police knew in wich direction to go before even having any tip about the boy's location ?

ANd how a "pro-killer" dont get rid of his victim's phone ? And why did she not took any of the knife to defend
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@Bee, about the 10mn without calls my understanding is that you call 119 and it will direct you to the local branch in charge of your emergency call, so it is possible that for 10mn in an area you will not get emergency call. Then, how do you explain that the boy's call could land in the right area, whereas he does not even know where he lives, and the call centre central could not direct them to the right call centre when his phone could not be located...

Little but many loopholes which are distracting me a bit, but the drama is overall so pretty and well-played, well-casted, that I just enjoy it so very much.

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Both episodes had their own exciting moments but nothing was spectacular or amazing.Back ground Music +sfx was the usual affair too.

I expected much more from the Lead killer. Lacked the coolness. Attached brutally like a savage and lacked skills. 10minutes resuce turned into 1 hour episode is a bit of a stretch. Also, there was any need to declare the killer a sexual predator?

That creepy guy after Bok-Nim looked much more dangerous and was creepy. Unknown character more having more impact than the Lead killer isn't doing well for the show.

7.5 out of 10, Generous score.

So both victims are Females. Clearly case of aiming and attacking someone weak. So in future we can expect violence against old people aka senior citizens and kids too. It shows the mentality of serial killers too. They always aim for weak and he places most advantageous to them. This is why wife needed to get on main street as early as possible.

She was terrified n shocked. It was Killer's game and he got it with a smile.

Lee Hana did well and Jang Hyuk really looked trying hard. Jang Hyuk is also a hit-or-miss for me. I disliked him in Fated but loved him as Doctor.

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Also, there was any need to declare the killer a sexual predator?

1) If there were evidence of attempted assault, it is a data point that could differentiate the killer from other assailants currently at large.

2) Known sex offenders could be investigated and excluded from the pool of suspects.

3) The killer's modus operandi could be compared to other cases to see if it matches the features of other unsolved crimes.

4) Informing the public that such a person is at large gives potential victims and witnesses incentive to increase their situational awareness (pay attention to their surroundings) and not take stupid risks.

I got the impression that the killer ambushed an apparently random victim after dark in a deserted warren of alleyways, whereas perpetrator #2 used a dating app to make contact with a target, then met her in person in broad daylight on a busy street.

I don't know what to make of the killer at this time. Based on his cutlery, #2 strikes me as a butcher, cook, or hunter who's gone around the bend.

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Think of the super hearing the child would have if Kwon-Joo and the hero from Oh Hae-young Again had a baby.

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Poor guy would have to sleep in a special chamber like the Daredevil.

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YAAAAAS. I'm happy to see the lil Voice icon in the bottom recap list. ;)

OCN is awesome at dark crime shows.
I was completely hooked with Golden Time Team's first case. So far, I can handle the violence. It hasn't been super gory yet.

I haven't seen Lee Hana act before, but she seems to be just fine here. Her character, Kwon Joo, is reserved and calm = qualities that are particularly important for her job. She needs to control her feelings well. Now, Jin Hyuk on the other hand, is volatile and quick to act. Jang Hyuk is very believable as this angry, broken man. He is still dealing with his guilt and grief. Both of them do not have closure yet. I like their contrasting personalities matched up.

I skimmed a few comments online about Dae Shik being the killer who murdered JH's wife, but I really really really hope it's not him because:
1. Kwon Joo has met him and has heard his voice. I would think (or hope) that she would recognize the killer's voice in person unless he had some way to alter his voice or some method to trick her.
2. JH's partner and close friend(?) being the killer is such a cliché.

I would love it if the writer could surprise us about the killer or at least maintain the mystery surrounding the killer until the near end. And still be a satisfying story overall.

OH and this show has crazy, intense cliffhangers. They need to fix that. D; Haha xP

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Agreed about Lee Hana and Jang Hyuk's characters complementing each other. I'm really looking forward to more of their interactions as well as more cases!!

About Dae Shik, I feel the same way. I definitely do think there's something fishy about his behaviour --he's so set on making sure Det. Moo doesn't trust a word Kwon Joo says that it's clear he's got some personal investment in it-- but I'm hoping that he's just trying to cover the thing up due to some orders from the higher ups or something. Police corruption is far better than him secretly being the killer. Like you said, that'd be really cliche, and far too obvious. And I strongly agree that she should be able to recognise his voice too, no matter what the circumstance, since she's already showed that she can recognise voices even if they've been modified.

That said though, just to play devil's advocate for a bit, I do have to point out that there's nothing to say Kwon Joo hasn't already recognised Dae Shik's voice and is in fact 100% aware that the killer is him. It's possible she's simply hiding that she knows his identity until she gets hold of firm evidence/finds someone who'll believe her.

I mean, it's clear that nobody believes her about so much as hearing the killer's voice three years ago, and if she doesn't have someone in the police to submit the recording in court/a judge who'd trust her identifying the killer as Dae Shik, then voicing the truth now would only let Dae Shik know that she's onto him and give him a chance to run. Playing dumb, on the other hand, would let her collect evidence/allies while keeping an eye on Dae Shik.

I truly don't want the killer to be Dae Shik, but if he is and Kwon Joo knows and has been hiding the knowledge, then I'd be so pleased at the twist of her knowing all along that I might let the 'cliche killer' thing go, lol.

Another possible flaw/evidence for this theory is the fact that Det. Moo's wife clearly didn't know who her killer was. She said on the phone 'someone' was trying to kill her and, in her last moments, tried to appeal to the killer's sympathy by telling him she had a kid to go back to. The former might've been caused by her panic, but she certainly wouldn't have to tell someone she already knew that she had a kid at home. And we know the she and Dae Shik were definitely acquainted since Det. Moo said that Dae Shik could identify his wife from her face.

But, playing devil's advocate again, it's possible that Det. Moo's wife didn't recognise Dae Shik because of the hood covering the top half of his head. At first I thought she must have seen his face at some point, but rewatching her death scene showed that his face seemed to be half hidden from her as well as the viewers, which may have been deliberate on his part. In which case, it's possible she just might not have recognised him, especially considering how panicked she was...

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Ooh you brought up a lot of good theories! It would be cool if Kwon Joo already knew DS is the killer. You are right that she doesn't have any evidence to back up her claim yet.

The killer hid his face well due to his hooded coat and the nighttime darkness. If DS is the killer, then maybe JH's wife recognized his voice too late or maybe she was too scared to even think clearly and did not realize it was him.

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Thanks! :D I've been stewing over the possibilities ever since the ep aired lol, so it's nice to finally share!

More on the 'KJ knew it was DS all along' angle, this may also explain why she's so reluctant to fully confide in JH, as evident by her "If I told you the truth, would you believe me?" line. I mean, it's hard enough for him to believe she's got super hearing, but the follow that up with telling him that his wife's killer is his best friend? Ouchhh. He'd have to trust her a huge amount before he's anywhere near ready to even consider that as an option.

And it'd also explain why she seemingly randomly wants DS on her team too. I mean, her reasoning for JH seems to clearly be because of respect for his deductions/drive to help the victims, but DS seems to be a rather random choice with no amazing abilities or attributes. Her wanting him on the team because he's a psychotic killer she wants to keep an eye on would make sense.

(Lol, I started out saying I really don't want DS to be the killer, but I like the idea of KJ knowing so much that I keep warming up to it... X'D)

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I hope it's not Dae Shik but one thing that struck me as odd was when Det. Moo was at the dinner and Dae Shik was calling him - his team commented that Dae Shik was always calling him. This made me wonder if maybe Dae Shik was trying to keep tabs on him/his wife because he knew Det. Moo's wife knew something either about him/someone else in the police.

One the other hand (this was a really small thing) at one point it looked like the killer was wearing some kind of a white-collared dress shirt which seemed like an odd choice for a killer to wear unless it was something he normally wore. And, while obviously somewhat premeditated, maybe the killer was reacting to news that Det. Moo's wife was planning on informing on something so he had to act quickly and couldn't change his clothes. Detectives are normally dressed down so maybe this could point to someone whose occupation/position would require that kind of attire? Someone higher up in the police maybe? No idea really...but the only time I saw Dae Shik dressed "nicer" was around the funeral.

My theory is that Det. Moo's wife knew something about the hit-and-run incident and that's what the killer was trying to cover up...but I don't know why she would have not said something to her husband...need the next episode soon so I can theorize more!!

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Same about noticing the fancy clothes! That was definitely a dress shirt's collar, and the shoes were pretty spick and span as well, not a detective's running shoes at all.

I agree that DS doesn't usually dress well, but I'm of the opinion that the choice of clothing -as well as the murder- was premeditated rather than by chance. I mean, it's not like a kettle bell is something that a person would normally carry in their pocket either, you know? And it's odd to wear such a large rain hoodie over such nice clothes as well. That's why I think that the killer deliberately dressed up all nice, packed a kettle bell, put on that rain coat, and headed out fully intending to kill by the end of the night.

I'm also more inclined to think this was a murder of psychotic passion rather than a cover-up. I mean if Det. Moo's wife knew something she shouldn't have, then why try to sexually assault her first? Just kill her and get it over with. The attempted sexual assault + deliberately wearing nice clothes before the attack + the smile he gave all strongly imply to me that this was very personal for the killer, rather than a random 'silence the witness' moment. (And if DS is indeed the killer, the abundance of phone calls can be explained as him keeping tabs on Det. Moo and his wife because of his obsession with the latter.)

Also, I think there's a lot of confusion between us viewers about exactly when KJ's dad was killed, but as far as I understand it, he arrived on the scene soon after Det. Moo's wife was killed, and got killed after she was.

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Ohhh...I had assumed that her father's death had occurred prior. That certainly changes things!

I was thinking that the sexual assault was the killer's attempt to give a motive for the crime. If the police took this as a sexual assault --> murder case then it would be easier to try and pin it on someone who had a similar criminal background (like they did) and thereby prevent them into looking into any other motives. I interpreted the killer's last words as him saying she should have just remained quiet and not done anything (in regards to the cover-up), but, I could also see that being used in the case of "you should have just let me do whatever I wanted to you". So, in conclusion, still need more episodes!!

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I love all your points, Fish n Chips....I was suspecting his friend too but the points you pointed out imply that it might not be him....Lee Hana should already know that it's him since she heard his voice before and she is a genius at deciphering voices/sounds (she even can tell the sound from the led light of the barbershop a floor away via the phone !!!)

Actually some comments above have said that there are some little loopholes which are my same sentiments too, like why didn't the pro-killer take away Bok Nim's phone and tie her up etc....I guessed if he took away her phone then there won't be such drama already (haha)....and maybe cos the killer is overly confident that he will get away with another murder easily as before too....

As for death of the dad of Lee Hana's character, I am always still very lost about how he is being linked to Jang Hyuk's wife's murder....I only know that her dad is also a police and he died being killed by the same murderer who killed Jang Hyuk's wife and nobody believed Lee Hana when she said that her dad's death wasn't a simple hit and run accident....I hope in the upcoming episodes they will elaborate on how the two loved ones of our protagonists are linked to each other and how Lee Hana know that they were committed by the same person.

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I am pretty sure her father was killed earlier - much before Jin Hyuk's wife. If it is as some have interpreted, that he was killed after her murder because he was the first one to arrive at the scene, etc., they would have spared a few scenes to show her mourning too. She would have been devastated too. But I think she just felt very guilty because of the way this lady's case was handled.
About Dae-Shik being the killer, I suspected that as soon as he appeared in the scene. They showed the killer's distinct smile (the professionally fixed, big and even set of teeth) and jawline, which seemed to match Dae-Shik's very closely (I urge you to examine his smile in some scenes). And combined with his shady looks from the corner of frames had me pretty convinced that it was him for a while until I noticed that there was no sign of recognition from Kwon Joo. But this theory about her knowing that he is killer but playing him to gather evidence or leading Jin hyuk to discover it himself is intriguing and is a very good possibility.
I am ok with these victims having access to phones, because that's the storyline - where victims call in during an emergency. These are the cases where the killers/attackers have either ignored their victim's cell phones or haven't been able to rid them of it (SPOLIER: Like in Ep 2, the kid grabs her phone and hides).
Overall, a gripping story. Can't help but compare it to Signal, which I loved! It's a similar dark themed, psychopathic thriller, but with distinct and differing specifics. Looking forward to the next episode.

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Daeshik is most definitely NOT the killer..I think it's obvious who the killer is but I don't want to spoil it for people.

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Lee Hana was absolutely wonderful in the courtroom confrontation scene, her character is a breath of fresh air. So many times female leads are simply there to further the hero's story that we never get to see their side of things, but in this show she's an active participant and extremely vital to the story. We get to hear her thoughts and ideas, something typically only male characters are given the luxury of. I feel like this is probably why Lee Hana chose this role over the the Gapsoon role, much much better!

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This is one that I didn't plan on watching, but I do like crime thrillers. It's just I find that the J-Dramas usually do them better. I thought this was a solid introduction. I actually wish they wouldn't have a tie-in with her father and his wife. It seems they always do this personal connection to up the drama but to me it just seems contrived. I also don't know if her having super duper hearing is necessary either but whatever.

My main issue is going to be two fold: They always have too much political stuff going on in the police dept which is as exciting as it is when it is hospital political stuff...which means not at all. Also, k-dramas make cops incompetent and ridiculous. The way a friend and fellow police officer makes the death notification was just insanity, and I can't imagine that ever happening.

I like Jang Hyuk; I just don't want the writer to make him the stereotypical rebellious out of control police officer. Lee Ha Na I'm familiar with from High School King of Savvy and Unkind Women. She's been fine, but I actually like her here a lot two episodes in.

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We have hospital politics in Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim and now police politics in this Voice....the similarity is that the jerks are always the higher-up big bosses....sigh....

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I liked this a lot. Lee Ha Na usually doesn't do much for me, but I thought she was pretty good and her character was interesting. I like Jang Hyuk, particularly Jang Hyuk with crazy eyes and a cocky swagger lol. His character is a hot mess but in a believable way.

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This show is remarkable. i am used to watching american crime shows and most of the times, the investigation is being done on an already dead person but in this show.....am short of words! the whole emergency case thing is the reason this show keeps me glued. the victims are still alive and are very much in danger of dying any minute...we are actually seeing how some people could get murdered and our brave police officer and our super ears queen are trying everything they can to stop it. the scenes of the victims with their attackers gives us a clear description of how people die and although its heart wrecking to watch, it still provides us with information on how cruel people are and how much pain some people go through before they die. After watching the first episode, i was literally praying for both women to be saved and when i watched the second episode...all i wanted to do was enter the movie and hug the little bleeding boy in the washing machine. i wasnt expecting them to even show a kid about to be killed in the drama but this's drama's ability to take risk is what is making me want more! I Hope the show gets better because i am rooting for it 100% ( the only bad thing about this show is dae shik..he is so annoying besides am i the only one who thinks he looks like the killer..the teeth!)

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I will be watching this drama, thanks for the recap. I like him in Shine and Go Crazy and in Beautiful Mind.

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Kwon joo did not talk to the murderer directly, she just heard him.

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So glad someone is covering this! Like the concept of "Golden Time" since it certainly keeps things moving but hope this doesn't turn into a repeat crime-of-the-day/night cycle. Also, really hope Dae Shik is not the murderer since (like most other people) right now everything seems to be pointing to him...I can honestly say this is the first drama where I have made sure to pay close attention to the teeth of every character... There was one frame (either in this episode or the next) where I actually froze when he smiled to try and get a better look...

To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of Jang Hyuk or Lee Hana but I went for the second episode right away (and yes, mainly because of the cliffhanger). Hope other people give this a try! Definitely can't watch this show at night though...partly from being a scaredy-cat but also because my adrenaline really gets pumping with the clock running and then I can't get to sleep...

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Omg me too! Along with many of you, I thought that DS could be the killer. I proceeded to pause at every of DS's scene to compare his teeth with the killer's. Though in the soompi forums, someone did a comparison of the killer's smile with Dae Shik and even went into detail of the difference between DS's teeth/smile and the killer. Also, apparently they had a guest star to play the killer... Sooo Hopefully DS isn't the killer.

Admittedly it would be too much of a cliché to have him be the killer but it is morbidly amusing to have him be. Just so we could get a background story of what made him do it and the double life he leads.

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I was jumping up and down when the dopey call center supervisor hits the redial button. The caller is hiding from a killer, and the dingbat makes her phone ring?! He couldn't wait for her to call back? My suspension of disbelief got dislocated. Ouch!

The missing audio file in the courtroom scene was pretty unbelievable, too. I understand that a turf battle is in progress, but tampering with evidence in such a blatant manner is unrealistic to me. I'm not a fan of infighting by folks who are supposed to be fighting crime, so I hope that going forward the show keeps such distractions to a minimum.

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You'd be surprised at how much fighting and politics happens in hospitals and police stations. In fact, sometimes it's so bad it makes dramas look good. There's rivalry between departments and teams and sabotage is not very far off. If she's successful with her golden time team, the violent crimes team would have less importance.

As for the missing audio file, I just assumed that she was the only one who heard his voice. That's probably why they thought she was crazy or corrupt; no one else could hear what she was talking about. When she was on the call with Bok-Nim, there were several times where she reacted to sounds and the people around her were wondering what she heard even though it was on speaker...

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I also though that how unrealistic it was that these people could do that in real life while I was watching Voice and imagine my surprise that there were really cases of incompetency in the emergency dial centers in Korea.

I read that there were several comparisons in the first scene with the murderer Oh Won Chun and the incompetency of the emergency call police officers that handled it. You can read it all here: https://www.koreabang.com/2012/stories/incompetent-police-fail-to-prevent-horrific-murder-of-woman.html

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Oh my, that real case was really terrible....I guessed the writer have the idea of this drama inspired by this terrible case....

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All the talk about "golden time" reminds me of the medical drama from a few years back, "Golden Time". This show seems like that "Golden Time" plus "Girl Who Sees Smells" minus any humor or lightheartedness.

I like the emergency call scenes, but the rest of the show seems a bit lame. The people who oppose the heroine seem excessively unreasonable. I've seen that in far too many other shows. Still plan to stay with it, though.

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And the higher-up big bosses (police) are always badass jerks who oppose to the protagonists !

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Love the first 2 episodes! Both Jang Hyuk and Lee Hana rock in their respective roles!! I know some people are complaining that the episodes ended on cliffhangers but isn't that supposed to make you more addicted to the show? Can't wait to see the third episode!

And it's great that this show has set the OCN first episode ratings record!

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Yes! It was gripping from start to end and I loved that about it! And the plot moves so fast! I'm so glad they formed a team together so quickly and just got on with the cases rather than drag the whole affair out.

Waiting excitedly for episode 3! ?

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Wow...
That's all I can say.
This is the first drama in 2017 successfully made me impressed by just watching 2 EPS of it.
Aaaargh, it makes me addicted.
Bravo OCN!

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EXACTLY !!! It is my first addiction of 2017 ! I tried introverted boss, I like it, but that's it.
Yay for this drama, my very first OCN one !

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I have a plan to watch introverted boss, but i think i'll wait until eps 4...

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Jang Hyuk is never a miss for me, so I already addicted to see him. He never looked trying hard in my eyes so yes.

The show just started for 2 epi, but I am already impressed. Lee Hana is good too. I am looking forward to see more and more.

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Thank you for the recap. Voice is one that I like after Signal, though they are, of course, different (but similar!).

The title seems to be more suitable if it's Voice+Noise+Sound?? LOL!

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I think the title is more appropriate as "Sound", as our lead female protagonist do have a talent for recognising different sounds, (from the led light of barbershop to the sound of a hammer etc).....

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Right, 'Sound' and 'Voice' are both apt. Also consider that it was the voice of the suspect that would eventually lead us to him!

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haha amaebi ! EXACTLY !!!!

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I am completely in love with this drama. So many fascinating points:
1. The chemistry between the two leads. He is so emotional while she is calm but yet so tortured.
2. Why did the killer target his wife? How did she end up on a dark, deserted alleyway? He was so calm and collected, like he knew her routine. He acted like had all the time in the world.
3. The evidence in the case against Dong-chil seems to be planted. Why would the killer still have on the clothes with the wife’s blood on him? Where is the murder weapon if he is that foolish? Something does not add up.
4. Why was Kwang-joo called to the stand by the prosecutor when she told them over and over again that the voice she heard during the murder was not the defendant? It was like they wanted to lose the case but have someone take the fall. Does not make any sense?

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So I'm watching it rn and honestly it's living up to the majority of the hype that I had for it from the trailers but my only thing is that sometimes Jang Hyuk is missing the mark for me, like in the court room scene when he's yelling at the defendant I really expected that to be just gut wrenching but it didn't quite get there and though I still don't understand why everyone was so anti-Lee Hana there's this airiness in her voice whenever it gets intense that is really bothering me and taking me out of the moment (tho this does happen w/ everyone that speaks like this for me).

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Gripping. Not as great as i expected but its jang hyuk. And after beautiful mind, I'll watch anything of his.

My problem is mainly the female lead. She is annoying me. I usually love know it alls genius characters. How much i love sherlock (the recent british version) and his character goes out if his way to look down on people. But Benedict cummerback sells the character like anything . Here she can't. She comes off as snooty and self righteous. She should be the most interesting part of the show and for me she is the weakest link. Since everything else was riveting I'm chalking this as poor acting.

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odilettante, thanks for the recap! I am glad I am not the only one who thinks that Jang Hyuk tends to overact. It's distracting and I will often skip over a drama if he is in it for that reason alone. I did enjoy Beautiful Mind however so I decided to give this a try. While he is doing the most, it's not bothering me as much since during the second episode he actually was way more low-key than usual.

I am enjoying the drama so far. The first 2 episodes were great. I like dark thrillers like this so I definitely plan to stick around for now.

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You're saying things out of my head! Although he tends to overact, but so far it's pretty much bearable.
I'm enjoying this show so much, even my hubby started watching too after I told him that it has Signal-y vibe.

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Who knew i would be watching this for Lee Ha Na when i gave up my Seo In guk starring drama King of Savvy because of her character.

I am loving the character of Kwon Joo. She seems calm, and knows what is going on, and uses her super hearing ability to actually save lives using the 'GOLDEN TIME'. I am glad she isnt a character like the similar typical female police who are too meddlesome , way too noisy and annoying. For a person leading the emergency call centre, should be calm and patient like her. Because, if you are panic mode, then it will be just a huge mess at the end. Kwon Joo character stole the show for me.

This drama is very dark, and it is very raw. The intensity of each scene reminds me of 'I saw the devil' movie. Scary as hell.

Jang Hyuk's swagger is perfect for this role, I am glad he took this and he is going good. I am still waiting the day when Moo Jin Hyuk actually acknowledges the ability of Kwon Joo. They still make a great team, despite the personal conflicts they have.

I know that korean crime thriller dramas dont have romance genre, but it is really sad how that they cast actors who really have good chemistry with each other in the crime thriller dramas, and yet it goes to waste, because we dont see any good romantic scene between them, since it is not in the story. Even here, Lee Ha Na and Jang Hyuk has great chemistry and it is so smoking hot.

I have already watched ep 2, and its more thrilling than the first and the cliffhangers really make u feel like you are the edge of your seat, wanting to know more.

Thrilling suspense- 100%
This show is going to be so good if it continues to be like this in the first episode.

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So anyone think that there will be romance involved between our two heroes ?

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I don't think so, cos OCN's dramas normally are mystery/crime thriller without any romance....

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Man, I hope not.

I think it would still be too soon for Jin Hyuk.

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Thank you so much for the recap. Its nice to see JK again in a drama, such a wonderfull actor!. I hope writters keep the high quality in the next episodes. And maybe i am paranoid but I find Dae-shik a little suspicious..but is too early to say anything.

Regarding the romance between the main actors...I really hope so. Wating for episode 3.

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I'm really sorry about this, I just finished watching voice ep 1 at 00:10, now my heart beating like crazy, not because of what I watched but because of what I imagined. I do not know why, but I've begun to suspect that Dae Shik is the killer of Jin Hyuk's wife. somehow shape of the chin, cheeks, lips and smile of Jin Hyuk's wife killer, glance similar to Dae Shik.
This might happen because I watch it too late, but what I know now is I'm afraid quite excessive and I do not know to whom i've share my fears with, and here I am, writing to reduce my fear.
Forgive me..

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think Dae Shik the cop that call detective Moo maybe be the creeper hooded killer? First we know killer look tall, slim and young but not to young as we only sae his mouth. Then he tells Moo on the court about the rumor about about kwon joo, then when she is back he tells Moo about the rumor she took money to go abroad to study like instigating the confrontation because let's face it Moo is not in a good place as he has anger for feeling guilty for not answering the phone, for not been at home, anger against her for her testimony at court etc. Don't know but for now he is staying in my suspicious list taking the no. 1 spot for now.

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but, i really hope it's just my imagination

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The police just stood around while Det. Moo polluted the crime scene of his wife's murder? Give me a break! And Det. Moo, even if drunk, probably wouldn't be that dumb in real life.

Then they just stand around while Det. Moo is beating some-one viciously, not attempting to stop it.

And where is Det. Moo's child?

Love Lee Ha-Na's character.

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I'm only a minute into the drama, but I'm disturbed by how LOUD the woman being chased is breathing. I mean, when you were being chased and your life was at stake, I imagine you'd work real hard not to make any noises. The shoes, her bundle, couldn't she have stuffed them somewhere out of sight and just run far away?

But I guess we wouldn't have this drama then.

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And who wouldn't try putting their phone on vibrate in such a situation??? It's uuugh.... I know, but still, it's just a swipe and you're on vibrate. *frustrated*

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Just read all the comments on Episode 1; already watched Episode 2 because this show is so damned addictive---like Signal on steroids! And I mean that in the best possible way! I don't like spoilers ever---but, I kept noticing the camera view on the killer's feet, his shoes and attire. And then, because the camera focused on the men taking off their shoes at the funeral---which is not a thing that normally happens---no shots ever show someone taking off shoes---it doesn't happen, period. Because why would they? Unless it's significant? I tried to follow and figure out who put off which shoes and follow which character was which...but wasn't sure. So now, am somehow convinced that an "insider" pulled this off. Plus the comments to the soon-to-be-dead wife made me wonder..and I checked the translation on Viki and Dramafever both...and no, I don't know about the lady cop and whose voice she recognized or not...I think there's a deep game being played here, but I don't know by whom or why...but I think I really want to go back and replay the footage (pun intended), because "the truth is out there"---maybe?

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And yeah, i was looking for that "smile thing", until the funeral footage hit me...

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OMG---am I just plain stupid or did I mis-read the subtitles? There was supposed to be DNA evidence to connect the culprit to the detective's wife, yes? Whoa, did I miss something here? Obvious plant, no? So, why is the asshole smiling? A deal for a patsy who will get off somehow? Wow, this doesn't make sense...I think I wouldn't give two cents for the dude's future life prospects! Definitely, inside job...but why?

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I find Lee Hana's character to be very annoying. For example, why does she continue to whisper on the radio or telephone to whoever she's talking to? Or continue whipering when no one us listening?

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And I agree that there is overacting, but by Lee Hana, not Jang Hyuk.

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God what a bloody and dreadful start to a drama! I am squeamish, so much so I had to pause this episode and will watch it later but it is also compelling viewing and I really want to know the outcome. I don't normally watch crime related drama and I've no idea if I will watch the remaining episodes. Episode recaps will certainly influence me.

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Anyone know who is the actor playing the KCSI officer? It is on ep 13 in the scene of Sangtae suicide!

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it wasnt nam sang taes suicide mo tae gu killed him!

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Anyone know who is palying the KCSI odfficer in the episode 13?? The guy with the CSI hat

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