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Hot and steamy in first teasers for dark legal thriller Whisper

Perhaps making up for its lack of promo so far, SBS’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Whisper released its first two teasers all at once, packed full of chilling revenge and suspense to come. Taking place primarily at a law firm called Taebaek, this drama tells the story of how a man and a woman go from being bitter enemies to lovers who risk everything on the strength of their relationship to fight corruption and punish the wicked.

I was initially really nervous about this drama because it features a reunion between Lee Bo-young (God’s Gift–14 Days) and Lee Sang-yoon (On the Way to the Airport) who starred in one of my favorite family dramas of all time, My Daughter Seo-young. I know sometimes reunions can kill some of the magic that past drama may have had (I’m looking at you Kwon Sang-woo and Cho Ji-woo!), but after watching the new teasers, I must say I’m looking forward to seeing this one happen.

The longer teaser starts with an ominous clapping of thunder while the copy reads: “Those who fight beasts, beware of turning into one yourselves.” Kim Chang-wan (Hwarang), who plays Lee Sang-yoon’s father, says to him in the voiceover that the question he should really be asking is what type of person he is and how far he’s willing to go. He places a diamond clip on Lee Sang-yoon’s tie, as flashes show his conflicted face.

We first see police officer Lee Bo-young hard at work investigating the Taebaek law firm, but her father, played by Kang Shin-il (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho) is dragged away, perhaps wrongfully framed, and she finds out that judge Lee Sang-yoon is in charge of her father’s trial. She scrambles to find out more evidence, but the copy describes her as “a detective trampled by monsters,” and eventually she realizes that the bad guys have all the power in the world. We’re told that there’s a cruel betrayal, and then she’s being interrogated by Lee Sang-yoon as a suspect.

The feeling of being chased to the brink pervades the teaser as we see clips of Lee Sang-yoon bowing to the undeserving justice system, mobsters attacking Lee Bo-young, and law firm CEO Kim Gab-soo (The K2) out for a hunt. We get quick flashes of supporting leads Kwon Yul (Bring It On, Ghost) and Park Se-young (Beautiful Mind) staring intensely at the camera. All the while, the music crescendoes at the end of the final scene where a distraught, half-naked Lee Sang-yoon asks Lee Bo-young, “Why me?” To which she coldly stares down and says, “Because I believed in your promise.”

The shorter teaser below begins with Lee Sang-yoon drunk in the backseat of his car, as Lee Bo-young lifts her head from the driver’s seat. In voiceover she says, “If a judge were to lure and rape the daughter of a defendant…” And the next thing we know, they’re in bed together. He wakes up and calls out her name hesitantly, but she barks at him, “Shut up.” We see flashes of an incident on a rainy night involving the heroine’s father, and Lee Sang-yoon says that everyone from cops to prosecutors to reporters were crooked and complicit in this case. “So why only me?!” he asks. She answers, “Because I trusted you.” The copy reads: “Bringing judgment upon rotted power. Her punishment begins. A fatal whisper.”

Oooh~ creepy chills already! SBS’s new legal thriller Whisper will begin airing on March 27 after Lee Bo-young’s hubbie Ji Sung’s drama Defendant finishes its run.

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Omg I'm sooooo excited for this new drama! I think Park Kyung Soo is an amazing writer. Punch was such a masterpiece that I rewatched it a few times just to savour the script. Btw, Kwon Yul really gives me the creeps. I was so frightened of him in Let's Fight Ghost and he's giving me the same vibes here again. Can't wait to watch how the story unfolds!

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Me too! rewatch Punch over and over again!

if Jo Jae-hyeon make a cameo here, he must eat jajjangmyeon! Will love to see it again.

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make sure he put on his ear muffs too

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Hmmmmn, this is serious matter o. Why us Lee Sang Yoon naked. She's gonna try to frame him, isn't she. Wow, they sure will be bitter enemies indeed. Can't wait!

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The feeling when you see badass Lee Bo Young with I-don't-give-a-damn-face and conflicted Lee Sang Yoon.. Woah! I am hyped already! Lee-Lee couple probably will be a perfect combo as well?

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Wow. I always thought it would be good to have a scene with LSY being passionate. I looooove haters to lovers dramass want loads of angsty romance

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I hope this will be a revenge thriller that end with a romance. Haha

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Based on synopsis, they will fall in love ?

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Wow. I'm now anticipating it. Lee Bo Young ! The plot seems interesting too !

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I have been anticipating this since I heard about it. Can't wait.

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Lee Sang Yoon naked, wow highly anticipated

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I'm confused.. who's the bad guy here? Daammmnnn this is gonna be fun.

Also shout out to fellow bookworms.. doesn't this sound like the plot of Sandra Brown's Smash Cut?

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Park Kyung-soo's drama never give us a real bad and good guys. Even the leads mostly have unlikeable characters... So there is no real devils and angels here...

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@Mayyes
That's cool. I'd enjoy that. I usually think characters with shades of grey as more interesting and fun. Although I hope this does not translate to a sad ending. Coz I HHHAAATTTEEE those.

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Off to read Sandra Brown's 'Smash Cut'!

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OMG! This is daebak.... #squeals# so in love with this already!!! Kwon yul looks still gives me shivers, that guy really creeps me out, i just hope he's not one of the bad guys! Anticipating this drama like crazy....

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He was so different in Angel's Revenge. I love him there. But everything changed after LFG. LOL!

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omg! cant wait... im really enjoying defendant right now but i want whisper too ? super excited for this one...

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After reading the title, i read the first sentence as "perhaps lacking pornos" LOL ims sorry ?

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Does this mean his dimples will be a rare sight in this drama? :(

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They'll starve us of them until we think there's no hope left...

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:(((( like he did in on the way to the airport. Jebal drama god, when you have Lee Sang Yoon on the drama, do utilize his dimples ! Make him smile more :(

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I licked the teaser to bandwagon on people licking wildly inappropriate things and it tasted like tears, death and sadness, the Park Kyungsoo way.

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Oooohh, those teasers look exceptionally good. Legal thriller + revenge + (hopefully) a good dose of romance. Count me in.

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So basically hubby-wife seeks justice on SBS Monday-Tuesday slots. LOL
Since the news broke out that Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young will do dramas back to back I could barely contain myself! So excited!!!
Will be more interesting if the drama turns out great+good ratings and Ji Sung-Lee Bo Young compete for SBS Daesang. Hahaha

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They are indeed Daesang couple ? If for these two, I won't be mind to see the Daeang get splitted.

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Splitted or not, they will surely take the trophy in their home together. LOL!

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Hopefully people are not tired seeing intense drama, Defendant and Whisper have a similar heavy plot.

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Looks promising. Will certainly watch it...one day. I think all these dramas lately are so depressing and in a way, repetitive : lawyers + politics or chaebol (always corrupt) + civil servants on both sides + betrayals, yadda, yadda, yadda. It looks more and more and more like US shows, where everything is always so dark and blase.
Defendant will be followed by this one, a great show followed by a probably great show, but, imo, depressing nonetheless. I like it better when a serious drama is followed by a fluffy/funny one.

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I think the same too, two serious dramas following each other is kinda repetitive and boring and keeps viewers in the same atmosphere for a long time, they should've gone with a bright drama before this one.

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I prefer serious dramas like Neighbourhood Lawyer, Good Wife, Signal to fluffy romance. Too many sageuk already, not looking forward to My Sassy Girl remake

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That's what I think too.. but I think SBS wants to play safe by casting 2 already proven leads and Park Kyung Soo writernim. Last year SBS didn't do too well compared to KBS so probably they want to get higher ratings+popularity. Also, casting real-life power couple Ji Sung & Lee Bo Young back to back would certainly bring a buzz in Korea.

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I do think so. Probably it will be better if My Sassy Girl to replace Defendant, but maybe SBS doesn't want to air sageuk for both timeslot at the same time (Wed-Thusd Saimdang) .Perhaps My Sassy Girl also is not ready yet to be aired -editing issue etc since it is pre-produced drama. I believe both SBS and KBS were quite equal in term of success drama (rating) for last year.

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ooh I love the trailer, don't know if I'll watch since I haven't even start defendant, sorry,

I also want to say that they all seems so mature, we've seen them in other drama but it just give different vibe which is good.
Lee Bo Young also looks extra fine here

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OMY, the teaser sounds so promising, i can't wait already.

With only the glimpe of their couple, my heart aches for them already. i should get the tissues ready....

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This reminds me that Defendant has two weeks left, its sad i will miss both Defendant and Voice they were my favorites.

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Yes a couple of dramas would be ending soon this week and the coming weeks if I'm not wrong. Missing 9 And Voice ends this week. Introverted Boss in the coming week. So many new shows coming !

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I can't wait! I love Lee Sang Yoon and I love him in roles like this. And Lee Bo Young!! Yassssssss Queen! She really is a gem. I haven't seen her in too much but anything I've watched her in, I've loved.

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SBS might have a hattrick Romantic Doctor, Defendant, Whisper.

She is so pretty. The couple look so good.

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Will she frame him for rape? Hope not because I hate it being used as plot in a drama. Women rights in korea are not well protected and they put down rape so much, blame the woman, say they "framed"them and they walk free while the woman gets shamed and blamed.

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Ok, this looks good. After Defendant, hubby will do the baby sitting now while wifey does her thing. I love this couple. :D

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Haha they take turns to do their job. Lol

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I am really upset by SBS cheap promotion tactics and afraid this show will pay the price ( similar shows back to back ) ..this critically acclaimed writer never really had a hit except chaser and they know he is not a hit maker so they are using Private lives of actors to creative a buzz ... and LBY does not deserve this she always kept a very low profile

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What kind of private life of the actors' SBS used? Because the lead actors for both drama are husband-wife?

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no she is married to ji sung from the preceding drama
back to back

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It's just okay. The couple agree with them to push so we couldn't complain. Beside, this drama in the first plan will don't go back-to-back with Defendant but the delay of scripting make they have to push this drama behind.
Also, My Sassy Girl need more time to finish filming and editing too.

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I feel like airing it back to back isn't a good move too,
and I don't think the couple actually planned this since I remember there's my sassy girl that supposedly aired.

The couple said that they prefer take turns for works, means that they will not work at the same time but not necessarily after each other, it just the situation change.
Kind of glad that the reception for the actor back to back is nice but I also don't favor the way it get promoted along with their private life.

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actors dont decide this kind of thing actually LBY likes to stay behind the scenes and was cast way before him in june last year and the show was slated for January before being postponed again

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I don't actually agree with you that this writer never really had a hit besides Chaser, because from what I remember, Punch was quite a hit in Korea. It just never had the hype on knet or overseas because it attracted a large group of middle-age males who are more of the silent viewers type.

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punch was low to mid teens but the slot was all in that range and yes has a male audience mostly cause he is all about politics and long dialogues so I dont think it would be different this time
I am all for politics this time if it has a little of what is going on in korea atm its all so interesting I like politics but women seems to have issues with it

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If the hit rating means 15% was and above, so Punch was not a hit. But it was well received too, because the rating started with one digit but after few episodes, stayed in 2 digits until the end. The finale episodes got around 14% if I am not mistaken His other drama also got decent rating. The highest was The Chaser.

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I am slow to understand. Or is there something which I don't know? What cheap promotional tactics did SBS use?

I am not sure about Korean viewers but I seriously don't give a hoot about how Ji Sung and Bo Young are related in my decision to watch the dramas. Unless you are saying their fans do? In that case, then wow! Get married and gain your spouse's fandom.

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today the PD WAS DOING SOME similar promotion himself and taking about this and that and some 100 article
its kinda of dump but in korea they care about making news more than talent or acting
I am taking about buzz making and i DONT THINK THIS WOULD EFFECT VIEWERSHIP but keep em talking

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I cannot really understand what your was point, but mind sharing the link for whatever PD said?

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Both Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young are more known for their acting rather than popular for other other things. They basically dont need each other's popularity or influence in order for their projects to be successful. Some ppl probably jump into conclusion without a basis.

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And here, tomorrow i was re watching I Hear Your Voice and was enjoying it... and today i came to know about this... this just made my Day.... what a drama it would be??? Lee Sang Yoon and Lee Bo Young... can't get enough... uhhhhh

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I am so gonna watch this, after its run. I just know it'll be intense so i have to finish my exams first b4 watch cos i can't do live watching at dat time. Looking forward to it.

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I think its fine even with the lack of promo. Maybe they don't wanna overhype it too much. Defendant also was a bit secretive and lacked promo. They dropped their first teaser out of nowhere in less than a month of was gonna air a total of three 30 second teasers and one highlight clip. But it got super popular. I think Whisper will do well too. I'm excited for a revenge thriller romance! I didn't get my dose of romance from Defendant or Voice at all (still good dramas tho)

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In Defendant we have Ha Yeon, so I think it is perfect without romance. I am so onboard with father-daughter relationship (the child actress is so good). In Whisper, I think it will be some romance.

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(I’m looking at you Kwon Sang-woo and Cho Ji-woo!)
Did not need that reminder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

WAY more interested in this drama now. Has the look of a movie. Gorgeous cinematography and very high budget looking production.

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The teasers look awesome. Love the dark vibes and colours.

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I can tell Kwon Yul is going to be SO good in this role.

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Think he will give Voice psycho competition- he is so good in Let's fight ghost

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Is it just me or LBY kinda looks like LJS in this photo? http://1d8hp2rplsf3sp5too74go3z.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Whisper19.jpg

HAHAHAHAHA. Super excited for this drama <3

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LMAO!! so true!!

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Finally, something quite promising came along. It really looks thrilling.. can't wait for it to air.

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Another badass female lead. Count me in!!

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I get the feeling Lee Sang Yoon will backstab Lee Bo Young after she trusts him and maybe giving him all the evidence

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Well, I was here yesterday, but I got to watch the trailer only now.

It was edited like a movie trailer. COOL.

I love this OTP already (MDS was such a jewel because of them ^_^ )

<3 #excited

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I really wanna watch this drama because it seems interesting but I am so drain right now with watching thriller dramas like Defendant and Voice. So I will probably skip this one for now and watch Do Bong Soon first to get a fluffy and happy feels again and then marathon this after it ends. Sometimes watching too much heavy dramas drain you and you just wanna watch a happy rom-com or fun drama again.

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