i was thinking of starting voice, but i read a review that said its really intense and full force plot - so you dont really get a chance to bond with the characters / the characters themselves dont get time to bond with each other. and i feel like it makes the drama sound quite empty? like the plot and intensity is all great, but with dramas i feel like you need scenes that step away from it and stuff. is it worth the watch?
Hey, anon! I wanted to get back to you after watching episode five and six, but I’ve been really busy this week. I can finally reply hehe.
Voice is intense, intense enough for it to be submitted for censorship review because of violent scenes. I don’t know why they were expecting any less from OCN, but that’s a different discussion.
I have already bonded with the characters, and have even warmed up to Jin Hyuk (I know, right?!) We don’t get cute scenes, that’s not the purpose of the drama, and it goes without saying for literally any OCN thriller. But that doesn’t mean we’re not able to connect with the characters.
We constantly see Kwon Joo bonding with the victims, we see Jin Hyuk finally acknowledging Kwon Joo’s ability to hear the smallest of sounds, there’s a thing called team work happening between Kwon Joo and Jin Hyuk right now and it’s great, Kwon Joo and Eun Soo’s friendship is something I am really looking forward to, and I’d say something about Jin Hyuk and Dae Shik being made for each other, but I don’t trust the latter enough for that.
Scenes like this and this and this give me hope that Kwon Joo and Jin Hyuk are only going to get closer. I’m not expecting, or wishing for them to catch the romantic feels, but YES PLEASE to more soft interactions. I think we’re going to get more of this, so I don’t agree that we’re not able to bond with the characters/the characters aren’t able to bond with each other. The characters needed time.
I recommend Voice to anyone who’s able to handle gore, abuse and violence. We got way more than we expected, and I don’t want anyone to get anxiety from the drama. Pick this up if you’re comfortable enough with the genre!