In light of reviewing the Heirs today, I decided to put up a poll. This poll is a very touchy subject for both sides of fans of the Heirs. So it's up to you all to determine which choice is better. Which guy actor should Park Shin Hye have ended up with? Lee Min Ho or Kim Woo Bin?
The Heirs is a 2013 South Korean drama about a girl (Park Shin Hye) who goes to America to visit her sister. As it turns out, her sister is partying and living the life of a runaway. She stills all the money Park Shin Hye has on her. Being in America and knowing little English, Park Shin Hye has nowhere to turn. A handsome young man from Korea (Lee Min Ho) sees her interaction with her sister and volunteers to take her in. Several events happen including Lee Min Ho crashing his car and forcing the two to find shelter in a desert.
After being in America for a little while, Park Shin Hye and Lee Min Ho go back to Korea. There they suffer through many difficulties. One of these includes Park Shin Hye’s mute mother moving into her place of work which is Lee Min Ho’s mansion. The entirety of the show is push and pull between Lee Min Ho and Kim Woo Bin. Throughout the entire show thought, Lee Min Ho seems to try to protect Park Shin Hye and cares for her very much. While on the other hand Kim Woo Bin attacks her, abuses her, and tortures her with his crazy antics. In the end of the show, she chooses to be with Lee Min Ho but however has a strong connection with Kim Woo Bin.
This show is a typical rich boy/poor girl themed show, but however, this show has really good actors in it which makes it slightly better than others. The other one I can think of is Boys Over Flowers which is also really good. However, this one makes the girl look like she can hold her own, she’s just really tired. Whereas Boys Over Flowers made the girl look like she couldn’t protect herself. It’s like she needed constant watching over. That’s one of the big reasons why I love the Heirs a lot better than Boys Over Flowers or even the Coffee Prince which until this point has been my favorite drama. I like the Coffee Prince though because of its ability to make the lead character confused about his feelings for the girl/guy.
The Heirs is an instant classic. It’s that good. And yes I know that it just came out a couple of years ago, but I’m willing to say that it is a classic. I feel like this one has a more solid ending than both of the previous dramas I’ve reviewed. Boys Over Flowers ended how everyone wanted it to but they didn’t get married. They spend all this time building up and then the Afterword is like 10 minutes. You spent two episodes on Lee Min Ho’s wedding to the girl from Malaysia, you couldn’t spend a little more time on the ending? And Coffee Prince just seemed to end mid thought. It’s the same thing. They built up this big separation that was supposed to destroy the relationship and they end it with a 10 minute Afterword. The Heirs however was a good ending. It built up like many of these dramas do but then it showed a 10 years later or whatever it was. And all of the people were there. It just ended right. Also a plus to this show is that Krystal Jung from f(x) is in it as Lee Bo Na. She does an awesome job as the stuck up daughter of Mega Entertainment CEO.
I hope you enjoyed this post about the Heirs. This is my favorite drama at this moment, but it may or may not be squashed out by Pinocchio. Pinocchio is the drama I’m currently watching and I’ll be sure to write a review about it when I’m done. Thanks for reading.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but here goes another k-drama review. This time I’ll be discussing the k-drama “The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince” or better known as just “Coffee Prince”. I’m excited to review this k-drama because this is my favorite k-drama.
This will have spoilers.
“The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince” is a 2007 Korean drama focused around about four main characters and various other side characters. The main characters are Go Eun-chan, a girl who appears to be a boy and hires on at a coffee shop that strictly hires boys only. She entangles her life with Choi Han-kyul, a rich grandson of the owner of a food chaebol. Han-kyul, to avoid arranged marriage dates, pretends to be in a gay relationship with Eun-chan, who he thinks is a boy. The other main characters are Choi Han-sung, the cousin of Han-kyul who is in an off and on relationship with Han Yoo-joo.
The main premise of the story is about a girl that pretends to be a guy in order to make money. She’s the breadwinner in her family and it’s up to her to make ends meet. While pretending to be a guy, she inevitably falls for the angry, douchey guy. He eventually falls for her, but not realizing she’s a girl, gives up everything to be with her. Later in the series, he finds out that Eun-chan is actually a girl. This makes him upset but at the same time happy. The anal grandmother splits the two up by sending Eun-chan to America to study how to be a barista. In the end, the two finally reunite.
I give this drama a 9 out of 10 because the plot worked out in regular time, unlike some other dramas. The characters were realistic and it discussed a serious topic of gay romances and relationships. It played on Han-kyul’s emotions, making him question everything he’s stood for and believed in his whole life. The timing was right too. There wasn’t a lot of time to be bored with this drama. It was very attention grabbing with the main cast as well as some of the side characters. The only spiff I have with this drama is the way it ended. The two were reunited and sit down at a café and then it pretty much ends. It’s also been a while since I’ve seen this drama so I may have details of the ending mixed up, but either way, I felt like the ending was a bit abrupt. They didn’t get married and he didn’t propose. There was no guarantee that they would end up together forever. It was just a temporary thing, it felt like to me.
Besides the ending, the actors were excellent choices and the overall feeling of the entire drama was fun and dramatic but not overly dramatic. It felt very real and genuine. That’s the reason I like this drama so much. It felt real, but at the same time, it kept a lot of the drama out of it. There were scenes of drama, but the overall feeling was a bit less drama than other k-dramas. I enjoyed it and I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave your comments down below. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading.
I decided to do this on the spot. It wasn’t my original intention to write a blog like this but here it goes. This blog is going to be about Boys Over Flowers. I’ll write new blogs about the various other k-dramas I’ve watched and will watch. Eventually it will thin out because there’s only so much time in a day and I can’t spend my entire days just watching k-dramas no matter how much I might want to. So this blog is dedicated to reviewing Boys Over Flowers.
Boys Over Flowers is a 2009 South Korean drama television show based around a group of four wealthy boys who walk all over the high school. The school, Shinhwa High, is a school for the wealthiest of the wealthy so there’s an attitude that comes with that. Geum Jandi, a poor daughter of a laundromat stumbles her way into the school’s system and into the eyes of Goo Junpyo, the leader of the notorious F4. As events unfold, Goo Junpyo eventually falls for Geum Jandi and the tale begins. The show basically is a way to show off their wealth. They travel to all sorts of places and Goo Junpyo spoils Geum Jandi. But the mother, it’s always the mother, gets involved and tells Geum Jandi to leave and she does. Later, a car accident happens wherein Goo Junpyo loses his memory of Geum Jandi and befriending a fellow hospital-mate. The event that transpires that shakes Goo Junpyo’s memory is when Geum Jandi falls into the pool, much like Goo Junpyo fell in at the beginning of the drama. His memory returns and he rescues her. Later, he asks her to marry him, but she rejects his offer because he has to go to America for four years and she wants him to return a great man. After four years, he returns to the beach at the location she’s interning at and he proposes.
So my thoughts on this show is it is a lovely show. It was my first k-drama, so of course I have personal feelings about it. However, this show, while good, is a bit too dramatic and ends too early. Yes, it’s a good ending, but I would have liked to see one or two more episodes. I mean the girl he was engaged to gets a wedding scene, but Geum Jandi doesn’t? What is that? Also, going off what I said, it’s a bit too dramatic. I know and understand that it is a drama, but some of the parts were a bit overboard. Like I understand how when the kids trip her on her bike at school and Goo Junpyo comes to rescue her is dramatic, I get that. But there are other scenes that are too dramatic. This is my personal opinion, of course. Overall though, I felt like this was a good drama that kept you wanting more. There were more characters that I wanted to hate in this drama than in others. I hated Geum Jandi’s friend at the new school, I hated Jihoo, I hated the girl that Goo Junpyo was engaged to and the girl he met in the hospital, but I guess that’s what makes it one of the classics.
Thanks for reading, I’ll do a review of The First Shop of Coffee Prince next. I love that drama and can’t wait to let you know my thoughts on it. Thanks again.
Kdramas are an important part of K culture, and therefore I use this section of my website to give my overview and review of certain Kdramas I have watched. I am really bad at keeping this segment up to date, but I try.