“Whisper” K-Drama Review

So, I finished watching Whisper. And from the lack of caps in this post, you probably think that I didn’t like it (because I’m so extra). But no, I actually liked it. I’m maybe not as hyped as I could be, and I’ll talk about the reason why, but I really really do recommend that you do watch it 🙂

I’ve explained the synopsis and stuff like that in my previous post (the post below this one), so let’s just jump right into the SPOILERS. Yum (lol what is wrong with me).

  1. The premise of the story is amazing. The whole corruption thing, I mean. I know I’ve said this before, but even as I was watching the drama, I was constantly reminded of how interesting and true-to-real-life the premise is. A lot of crime and law dramas only focus on solving the mystery of the murder or whatever, and allowing the viewers to try and solve the mystery by themselves, too. But with this one, we know who the killer is from the very beginning (episode 3 or 4, I think). Instead, the whole drama focuses on the quest to present this truth and punish the right person in the court, which proves to be the hard part. We have three parties (Soo Yeon, Jeong Il, and Young Joo + Dong Joon) and each wants a certain version of the truth to be revealed. For example, Jeong Il, wants either Shin Chang Ho or Soo Yeon to be proven guilty in court because he doesn’t want to pay for his crime. On the other hand, Young Joo wants Jeong Il to be proven guilty because she wants to avenge for her father. I especially really enjoyed the strategising before attacking one another, because it involves analysing each others’ motives and using it against them, even though I got confused at times about who wants what, and why (lol that made it even more confusing). All in all, I think corruption should be explored and portrayed more in other dramas of similar genre.
  2. The romance between Young Joo and Dong Joon was !!!!!!!. I was squealing when Young Joo boldly kissed Dong Joon to shut him up. In that tight space. <3. And I was bawling when a single tear rolled down Young Joo’s eyes when Dong Joon kissed her. I love them both so much, and I feel like this paragraph is going to end up in me rambling. Anyways, I just really love they way they look out for each other (Young Joo being the badass cop doing the physical fighting, while Dong Joon being the one with a lot of connections and money, doing the behind the scenes fighting), and even more so remembering that they were not on the same side initially, but grew fond of each other. The only critique I’d have is that… they didn’t have enough of the romance!! I would’ve loved to see more 스킨십 (skinship), tbh. I’m not saying that they should make this a romance drama, though. I guess it’s all about balance, and not leaving the readers hanging just when the relationship is starting to blossom.
  3. The ending was ugh. This is why I wasn’t really hyped up. You know how the ending is usually people’s last impression? Yeah, the ending is leaving me with a meh kinda impression on this drama. And I think it’s because of the one episode extension. Honestly, if they left it at episode 16, I would’ve been happy. It felt like a complete arc, even though things are not necessarily completely resolved. But that last episode, I felt like it added extra stuff to the plot that wasn’t really necessary. While they made an effort with the last line — “I will not ignore concrete evidence” or whatever — to reference the first episode and come to a full circle, I still think the other things in that last episode is pointless, to the point where it became boring. In conclusion, WHAT THE HECK IS IT WITH KDRAMAS AND THEIR STUPID EXTENSIONS. LIKE, STAHP ADDING STUFF WHEN IT’S ALREADY PERFECT. SOMETIMES, LESS IS MORE, YA KNOW.

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Corruption is everywhere in real life, and this issue is unravelled perfectly by this new k-drama “whisper” that I started watching yesterday. As I was watching the first episode, I remember being mind-blown the entire time, because this show talks about heavy issues in ways that are heart-wrenching and addicting. Also, I love how this show doesn’t only show flat characters (e.g. hero vs. villain), but reveals the motives behind the villain’s actions (much like OUAT, for a comparison). It makes the story more believable, and in this particular context, is a constant wake-up call for me that while money can’t buy happiness, it can buy a lot of other very necessary things: loyalty, power, fear, and “justice”.

And that last scene, man. That last scene left me gaping and wanting more.

So what’s the point of this post, you ask? I just wanted to let you guys know about this drama and how its so effing good (so far). Currently, I am at episode 3 and I literally had to pause it to write this short post.

In short, just go watch it. I’m srs.

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So…. Here we go.

I am not gonna go into detail as of why I started watching this drama, you can read it in my previous post.

Basically, I finished watching another Korean drama, and I always have to have a Korean drama to watch, so I decided to try this out after hearing all my friends rave about it.

Ok? Ok (haha get it TFIOS) 

This drama is an SBS weekend drama, so it comes out in the weekend (obviously.) #lolnotrelevantsorry

Anyways, back on track. Ok straight up, this drama is so EFFING good (Yes, I swear. Get over it. I’m sorry it’s just that good I have to swear.) Like what the heck, I was straight up crying in the first episode. OK NO ONE CRIES IN THE FIRST EPISODE. But it’s just reallyyy good.

If you’re wondering what it’s about and what genre it is, it’s medical melodrama/romance, I guess. I mean, don’t just disregard this because it’s a genre you don’t like. Honestly I find medical dramas very cheesy, but I fell in love with this one, and I am pretty sure you will too. So don’t give up on it yet! 

This drama is about a girl Yoon Soo Wan who lost her eyesight and her mom in an accident in a tunnel, while at the same time a firefighter who was trying to get her mom out also got killed. Yoon Soo Wan in her teenage years then meets with Park Dong Joo, a guy in highschool who apparently is that fire fighter (who tried to save her mom’s life)’s son. They fell in love at first sight (technically it’s not possible, but you get what i mean), but was separated because of a sad family histories. They then met again 12 years later. Soo Wan got an eye donor, and is now a 119 emergency worker, while Dong Joo went back from Boston and works as a surgeon. 

And I’m trying hard to write a synopsis without spoiling anything (really though, I’m still at episode 3 I don’t have anything big to spoil yet:p). But this drama is very sad and cute, and I love how it’s really clear with the storyline. Unlike God’s Gift, it went straight to the point, which I like because then I don’t have to constantly pause the clip and take a moment to digest the material. I’m not saying God’s Gift is bad, because I think it is supposed to be very mysterious and all, but when you’re looking for a light drama that you don’t have to think a lot about, this is a perfect drama. 

I would have to say that this is a very emotional drama. I cried a number of times, and I’m still at episode 3 (btw, currently there are 6 episodes). I mean, the actor’s honestly not the best people (I expected more), but they were so great at making the already devastating scenario even more devastating, and I just can’t help but feel the pity for them. Oh no, let me rephrase that. I did not feel pity for them. I felt what the character felt. I was made the character by these amazing actors. So yeah.

So overall, I would rate this 90/100, just because I have only watched 3 episodes and I can’t base the whole drama off this. But I would really recommend it. 🙂 

Cheers! xx 

P.S that song run to you is really catchy, you should check it out.