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.
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