Ten years ago Park Su Ha's father was brutally killed right in front of his son's eyes. The boy fortunately survived thanks to student Jang Hye Seong, who witnessed the incident and testified against the murderer, Min Jun Guk, in court. Since that day, Su Ha is able to read people's thoughts, an ability he now uses to find and protect the woman who saved him back then. In the meantime Hye Seong has become a public defender, though she struggles to identify with her clients and is visibly annoyed by her new colleagues, particularly dorky former police officer Cha Gwan U. But when Min Jun Guk is eventually released from prison, both Su Ha and Hye Seong find themselves as his first targets of revenge.
Jang Hye Seong ends up witnessing how Min Jun Guk kills Park Su Has father. Even though the murder tells her to stay silent, she ends up telling everyone at court that she saw him and that the even took an evidence picture. Before he goes to jail for 10 years, Min Jun Guk swears he will come back and kill Hye Seong. She regrets her decision, especially because she only stepped up as a eye-witness because she thought her arch-enemy Seo Do Yeon would do the same, trying to show how morally great she is and show off. 10 years later, Hye Seong is a public lawyer and nearly forgto Min Jun Guk. But Park Su Ha never forgot. After his father was killed in front of his eyes, he started to be able to read peoples minds. And since he swore to protect Hye Seong from Jun Guk, he now tries to find her and protect her.
In all honesty, even though the story sounds great, I didn't start it for that. I started it because I knew most of the cast and decided I wanted to watch something that is currently airing. And I'm so glad I did choose this drama!
Hye Seong is a strange character. Somehow, she feels like a tiny freak but at the same time very natural and real. That's how I would describe the whole drama in general - real. Not in terms of story, since a mind-reader isn't very realistic. But the reactions of everyone were something I could follow and completely understand. I also really liked how the characters weren't made to be loved or hated. For example the arch-enemy of Hye Seong somehow starts to become just a very important part. As well as the killer, Min Jun Guk. It's not like they are drawing the characters in black and white. They are all grey and have their own faults that sometimes are worse than you would want it for a main character.
To be honest, I can't say anything bad about this drama. I could go on and talk about the court trials that might sounds boring for some, but I really loved them. I got excited for the court scenes whenever, because that's when Hye Seong started to shine. Also the chemistry between the cast was perfect, the acting was great, I loved the rays of humor that were in every episode of this drama, even though it has a rather depressing, thriller-ish theme. Filming was also great, the ending was superb and this is probably the first time they didn't mess up a drama after adding episodes. I actually felt like at least one additional episode was needed and the second one was to make the ending feel better and not cut off.
I'm happy with this one. 5* and please watch it, if you like some thrilling romance stories.
I Hear Your Voice is about a public defender while Prosecutor Princess is about a prosecutor. In both dramas the female lead gets into her job without having had any interest in it. She isn't liked by her colleagues either. Later on, she grows into her job and gets serious about her cases and finding out the truth behind them.