Corruption seems to be a hot thematic element lately, and it may be attributed to real scandals and political strife in South Korea. I think it’s always great to portray something real in order to remind people that justice is still out there or there actually are good guys among all those bad apples that have us losing faith in institutions, society, and humanity.
I think what I’m trying to get at is that dramas can be educational for all of us…just tell your mom that kids. With such a complex theme as corruption, I’m sure Whisper is bound to give us layers and layers of complexity and frustration, along with thrilling twists. What’s got me stoked and anticipating this the most is a female Detective as the main lead (2017 is turning out to be the year of girls who kick butt!) And with impressive ratings from the very first episode, this might be a drama none of us should miss.
Whisper is the story of Detective Shin Young Joo (Lee Bo Young) a charismatic, section chief who spends most of her time dealing with petty criminals. She’s depicted as being harsh and insensitive on the outside but really has a soft heart despite her personal struggles as she tries to pay off her family’s debts. Teaming up with a righteous elite Judge, Lee Dong Joon (Lee Sang Yoon) who’s climbed to the top without nepotism, they’ll tackle one of the biggest cases ever, involving the largest law firm in the country that protects powerful elitists.
Considering the title of the drama I’m interested to know what it refers to; will they have to uncover things secretly or does whisper mean that corruption is wide spread, kept hushed by those willing to spread it, like a virus that starts out small? It’s definitely going to be a David versus Goliath tale if a team of two plan to fight those in higher places, digging their way till they’ve hit the core of corruption within the investigation.
The drama also stars Kwon Yool and Park Se Young, and along with our main leads this turned out to be a solid cast so I can guarantee the acting will not disappoint. The teasers are as intense and dramatic, so if your looking for a drama that’ll keep you on your toes then look no further.
Rate your favorite Korean dramas in 2017.
Release Date: March 27, 2017 (Eng Sub available on Viki)