Review – Whisper
Oh, my my. Hello dark examination of the soul, eh? They say everyone has a limit. Everyone. A breaking point that will make them turn away from everything they thought they were – their principles, their convictions, their conscience. Do most of us ever find that line? Probably not, thankfully. We don’t live in Korean dramas.
This drama is all about people being pushed to their limits. About good people finding themselves turning into bad people. Just helplessly watching the layers and layers of their goodness fall down around them as they scramble to keep from drowning in a sinking pit that started with bad luck or a bad choice and just spiraled out of control. I LOVED IT (for about eight or nine hours, then it lost serious steam). I love shows that explore the complexities of human nature. I also love a show that gives the lead female room to kick ass! Holy Moses, did she ever, too. Three cheers for having a strong female lead for once…. can we please share this memo with the rest of the action/thriller drama writers?
Unfortunately, I felt this drama sort of lost a lot of steam after 10 episodes or so… with its endless evidence gathering and court proceedings… but it by no means stopped. It’s more like it started at 120 mph and relaxed comfortably into a breezy 65 mph the rest of the way. Still good enough for interstate driving. But honestly, if it kept up the blazing pace and wrapped up the show in 12 episodes, it would have been perfect. 10/10. A magnificent joy ride of suspense and danger! As it was… eh. Great then good then okay.
Overall Rating 8/10 – Being Bad Can Be So Freakin’ Easy.
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