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Whisper 

Gwitsongmal (original title)
Shin Young Joo is a female detective, a section chief with charisma, although she spends most of her time with petty criminals. She has to pay the debt of her family and often speaks ... See full summary »
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Lee Bo-young ...  Shin Young-joo 17 episodes, 2017
Sang-yoon Lee ...  Lee Dong-joon 17 episodes, 2017
Kim Kap-su ...  Choi Il-hwan 17 episodes, 2017
Park Se-young ...  Choi Soo-yeon 17 episodes, 2017
Kwon Yul ...  Kang Jung-il 16 episodes, 2017
Kang Shin-il ...  Shin Chang-ho 10 episodes, 2017
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Shin Young Joo is a female detective, a section chief with charisma, although she spends most of her time with petty criminals. She has to pay the debt of her family and often speaks harshly, but inside she has a golden heart. Lee Dong Joon is a righteous elite judge, brilliant in mind, but with a warm heart and he always has a friendly ear for those who are weak. Both work together to solve a case of corruption, involving the greatest law firm of the nation, Taebak, which turns out to be one of the biggest scandals ever. Written by MyDramaList

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Twists and turns and backstabbing, and then yet more of those for good measure
27 March 2021 | by dreamer.iceSee all my reviews

Whisper is a corruption-focused K-drama where a set of characters use various ruthless methods to reach their goals; the good guys want to uncover murder & corruption, while the bad guys individually seek to avoid trouble. There's occasional shifting alliances, but it's usually the two leads against everybody else.

The rapid pace of twists and turns keeps you on your toes, and the 'competent protagonist' is sure neat, though ultimately he's mostly the female lead's stooge throughout the majority of episodes. There's little he does that's not done to help her.

Sadly half of the time it looks like a cheap soap opera because of the way it was filmed - maybe it's mostly the framerate that has that effect. The camera work itself is occasionally obviously bad & even comical. I've watched some 25 Asian drama shows, and none had me laugh at the overdone zooms, silly angles, or poor cuts this often.

As many other viewers have noticed, you have to be able to stand "convenient" plot points, like how characters receive every phone call with millisecond precision to affect conversations they're having (and there's hundreds of these phone calls).

*SPOILER*: Several hours of plot development or rather lack thereof from the middle could be cut out because the end of Ep 11 renders them void. I found that really cheap and underwhelming.


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27 March 2017 (South Korea) See more »

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