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Whisper revolves around the life of two people who meet as enemies but fall in love with each other as they work together to take down a corrupt system in a big law firm. Lee Dong-joon is a Seoul District Court judge who unfairly makes a guilty ruling on the father of police detective Shin Young-joo. When Shin Young-joo finds out that Judge Lee Dong-joon is in charge of his father’s trial, she looks for evidence related to her father’s case and confronts him to make her revenge. However, the subsequent turn of events leads to them being allies who fight together against corruption and lovers who will risk their lives for their relationship.


General Information

  • Status: COMPLETED
  • Drama Title: Whisper
  • Other Titles: N/A
  • Genre: Legal, Melodrama
  • Director: Lee Myung-woo
  • Writer: Park Kyung-soo
  • No. of Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast Period: Mar  27 – May 16, 2017
  • Time Slot: 22:00 Korean Standard Time, Mon & Tue
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: SBS (free-to-air)
  • Production Company(s): 
  • Preceded by: Defendant
  • Followed by: My Sassy Girl

Main Cast & Characters

main cast of Korean drama Whisper

Lee Sang-yoon as Lee Dong-joon.  Lee Dong-joon is the judge who made a guilty verdict for a case involving Shin Young-joo’s father. He knows it was a wrong decision, so he’ll make up for it by searching for the truth and fighting corruption together with Shin Young-joo. 

Lee Bo-young as Shin Young-joo. As a detective herself, Shin Young-joo cannot help but investigate her father’s case and undo the injustice done to him. She’s ready to make her revenge against Lee Dong-joon but falls in love with him in the process.

Kwon Yool as Kang Jung-il. Kang Jung-il is an ambitious lawyer at the corrupt law firm, Taebaek. He dreams of inheriting the firm someday. He is sharp and has a good relationship with the people in the firm, so everyone  thinks of him as the firm’s successor.

Park Se-young as Choi Soo-yeon. Choi Soo-yeon is the heiress of the law firm. She is rich and beautiful but lacks an impressive intellectual ability. Everyone in the firm bows his/her head in front her but speaks ill of her when she’s not around.


The orange and green numbers indicate the lowest and highest ratings, respectively. All values are expressed in %.
Whisper Viewership Ratings Data
Episode #Broadcast dateNielsen KoreaTNMS
1Mar 27, 201713.916.115.419.1
2Mar 28, 201713.414.912.915.3
3Apr 3, 201713.814.116.319.8
4Apr 4, 201715.016.714.216.3
5Apr 10, 201714.916.013.515.2
6Apr 11, 201714.915.713.016.2
7Apr 17, 201714.915.512.915.4
8Apr 18, 201716.016.913.115.9
9Apr 24, 201715.517.113.414.9
10Apr 25, 201711.912.510.913.0
11May 1, 201716.017.213.414.5
12May 2, 201715.917.113.115.0
13May 8, 201715.816.813.515.0
14May 15, 201717.
15May 16, 201716.417.113.314.4
16May 22, 201719.
17May 23, 201720.321.815.817.5

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