Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Cast of I Can Hear Your Voice

Wondering why these faces look familiar? Yeah, me too. We can't all be mind-readers like Soo-ha. So let's get to know the cast.... shall we?

Lee Bo-Young as Jang Hye-sung
I guess that I really shouldn't be surprised that Bo-Young won the Miss Korea beauty pageant in 2000. She is so pretty she makes my eyes bleed. So you bet your sweet candy corn that I am super glad she didn't pursue her original dream of being a news caster and opted to act. She is great at portraying the shielded, strong and somewhat lazy Hye-sung. 

Gods Gift - 14 days (2014)
The Equator Man (2012)
Hooray for Love (2011)

More Than Blue (2009)
Once Upon a Time (2008)

Lee Jong-suk as Park Soo-ha

Jong-suk took the Best New Actor at the 2012 KBS Drama Awards, he received it for his role in School 2013. He is capable of showing such a range of emotion that I can hardly believe how young he is. Born in 1989, he is still a baby, but man alive can this baby act.  I would of thought he was a seasoned veteran that just looks young. Turns out he just has an old soul and GOBS of talent. I can dig it. Perfect for playing the wise-beyond-his-years telekinetic Park Soo-ha.

Doctor Stranger (2014)
School 2013 (2013)
High Kick 3 (2012)
Secret Garden (2010)

Hot Young Bloods (2014)
No Breathing (2013)
The Face Reader (2013)

Since his is SO pretty. I mean almost prettier than Bo-young... let's ogle him in this 2NE1 music video.
I Don't Care - 2NE1
In case you missed him... let this still show you the hair he was rocking in 2009.

Yoon Sang-hyun as Cha Gwan-woo

Hello Nurse! You were a great surprise when I started to watch ICHYV. I literally had to press pause and tell you how much I have missed you. You are such a wonderful loveable guy as Cha Gwan-woo, the do-gooder lawyer with a heart of gold and bad hair. Thank you for coming back to drama-land. Thank you for being smart and sexy in this drama. I loved Oska, but let's face it... he was slutty and in need of a bath. Suits you suit you well, Oppa. 

Gap Dong (2014)
Can't Love (2011)
Secret Garden (2010)

Lee Da-hee as Seo Do-yeon

Before getting into acting Da-hee was a finalist in an Elite Model Contest. Those things are intense! You would know if you ever watched ANTM(haha). 2013 was a huge year for her with both this drama making it big and Secret Love. I really enjoy saying her name. It sounds like you are saying "lady" really fancy.  She portrays the stern poster child for resting-bitch-face Do-yeon splendidly.

Big Man (2014)
Secret Love (2013)
Birdie Buddy (2011)
I Need Romance (2011)

Harmony (2010)

Check her out in Davichi's MV for Pillow.

Jung Woong-in as Min Joon-gook

I do not even know where to start with describing the history of this actor. He has been in just about everything. Don't believe me? Click here and witness his Wiki page. It is just a list! 

Joking aside, he is a delight to watch as a villian. You love to hate him as Joon-gook. You want someone to just plow him down, which is always a great sign that he is convincing in his role. I picked this picture for a reason: his smile. He doesn't really smile on this show. It's nice to see Woong-in smile so I could separate reality from fiction and him from Joon-gook.

Empress Ki (2013)
Coffee House (2010)
High Kick Through the Roof (2010)

Veteran (2015)
Fists of Legend (2013)
City of Damnation (2009)


  1. Wow, twice in a row you have picked two of my favorites. I loved both Lee Jong-suk and Yoon Sang-hyun in this drama. Both did so well playing off of each other although it was more a story of the lead couple. That picture of Jung Woong-in really is different from his character in the show, which is right - he was one messed-up villain. This drama to me stands out because of the development of the relationship between Park Soo-ha and Jang Hye-sung.
    Park Soo-ha is an unusual character, not only because of his supernatural ability, but also because of his being mature beyond his years, partly caused by his ability. He lives alone and has since his childhood, or that is the impression I got, after his uncle left him behind. He has no family that cares for him so he has learned to survive on his own; his ability has made him very understanding of others, yet he remains aloof from attachments. Above all he remembers a promise he made as a child and searches to fulfill that promise. All of these made him equal to or more so than Jang Hye-sung in maturity if not age. And Lee Jong-suk's acting is top notch in anything I have seen him in. [He and Yoo Seung-Ho are two of Korea's finest actors in my opinion.]
    Jang Hye-sung on the other hand has been nothing but an apathetic lawyer with an attitude of victim and has held a grudge since her childhood which has stunted her growth as a woman and as a lawyer. That is why I think this "noona romance" works so well. I just loved loved loved their developing relationship and how he led her to it. Despite his maturity, you also see some of his impulsive boyishness when he rushes off to spend all of his money on a necklace for her.
    Noona romances seem to be controversial, yet the age differences in Korean noona romances are minor compared to other older woman-younger man romances in other cultures. Yet, this boy is still in high school and she already has a career, which does make a big difference. That gap has to be jumped somehow and I think that it is successfully done in this drama. I could go on elaborating on the beauties of this show, but I'll end with my favorite scene - when she comes out with a helmet and visors to keep him from seeing her eyes! That was just great and probably something anyone would do.

    1. I really think this Noona romance works too. Just like you said, it works because she is stunted in her growth as an adult and he is wise beyond his years. I was bothered a little about him still being in high school and her already a career woman... But they solved that nicely when they allowed her to cope with her mother's death when he disappeared for a year. He returned a little older and to me at least, legal. Hahahahahahahaha