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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Whisper" Episode 7

Dong-joon's newfound confidence and rediscovered sense of justice make him determined to take down Jeong-il and set things right for Yeong-joo and her family. The several antagonists of "Whisper" are starting to feel the pressure of their power games and cracks have begun to form in their mighty facade. Everyone has reasons to fight which are important to them and this means that backing down indefinitely is not something they are willing to do.

I am not sure when Dong-joon (Lee Sang-yoon) went from backstabbing villain to a fighter for justice and moral standards, but this is a thing that is happening right now and so our lead is busier than usual. At the same time, Dong-joon is being way too cocky with even his own allies, willing and blackmailed, which is already starting to backfire. This does create tension, however, so it is a welcome flaw of his approach to things.

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Whisper" Episode 8

The hinted rift between our lovebird antagonists cannot stop expanding and it is aided by Yeong-joo and Dong-joon's actions, but also by the two elders who want to win over their rival. The desperate villains are starting to change their mind on their loyalties and this yields importance evidence for our heroes' case. At the same time, the shift of alliances creates new dangers and the suggestion for an unwelcome compromise.

I did not expect the loss of trust between Soo-yeon (Park Se-yeong) and Jeong-il (Kwon Yul) to happen as soon as it has and so I am curious to see the new paths opened ahead. Now Soo-yeon will not manipulate her father for Jeong-il anymore and her ex-beau will not protect her from his father. Il-hwan (Kim Kap-soo) is shaking things up by cowering away from a solution, but it would have been equally fun to have two relentless elders.

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Whisper" Episode 10

Being seen close to a body in Dramaland is never a promising event for one's future and in a series like "Whisper", the outcome is always predictable. Yeong-joo and Dong-joon now have two enemy sides to fight against, but those two sides are also fighting each other, complicating things for everyone. Tae-gon becomes the most important pawn for all sides while Soo-yeon finds herself in a familiar situation highlighting a theme of the drama.

Yeong-joo's (Lee Bo-young) framing was expected, although the leads lacking the foresight to at least not be tailed seems like another major lapse in judgement. Characters becoming conveniently stupid is nothing new, but it can only work so many times. With two sides now against our leads, I wonder what will happen. Would Jeong-il (Kwon Yul) risk jail time for revenge through taking down Il-hwan (Kim Kap-soo)?

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Whisper" Episode 11

There is no friendship or loyalty between monsters and our villains are met with some tough decisions on which carrot to drop in favor of their survival. Jeong-il has to free his pursuer to trap Il-hwan and Il-hwan's enemies just keep piling up outside and inside of his doors. Yeong-joo and Dong-joon take some bold measures, but a very tough choice has to eventually be made for Yeong-joo's future.

I wish "Whisper" had pitted everyone against each other sooner, because there is much more excitement to be found in different sides with conflicting agenda and I feel more invested when the heroes stand more of a chance. Jeong-il (Kwon Yul) may have found a way out of his dilemma between maintaining his innocence and proving Yeong-joo's (Lee Bo-young), but now he will have two sides against his cause for his father.

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Whisper" Episode 12

Chang-ho's death means that we now have no good fathers left to speak and it seems like it is about to spark a wave of abandonment, starting in episode twelve of "Whisper". Dong-joon and Yeong-joo use everything and everyone they need to in order to get ahead of Taebaek and Bogook's masters. The time has come for our cowardly key figure,Tae-gon to face the reality of his importance.

First things first, I am very glad to see the ripple's of Chang-ho (Kang Shin-il) and by extension Yeong-joo's (Lee Bo-young) stigma shown and that the series remained honest about her reinstatement. A lot of dramas show corruption, but not all dare to include its heroes in it. "Whisper" does not place its wronged characters above it and present an idealistic fantasy. Their motives are pure, but they play dirty in a dirty world.