A Hundred Year's Inheritance

A Hundred Year's Inheritance (2013)

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Min Chae Won is the eldest granddaughter of a noodle shop family, who comes back to the family business after a divorce. She eventually turns the small mom-and-pop operation into a “designer noodle company”. She is a lively and bright woman who comes to meet Lee Se Yoon, the son of a wealthy household who is infamous for his disparaging treatment of all those around him but actually has a gentle side.

  • Native title:

    백년의 유산
  • Also Known as:

    Noodle House; Third Generation Noodle House; Baek-nyeon-eui Yoo-san; One Hundred Years’ Legacy; 100 Years' Legacy; Hundred Year Inheritance; Baeknyeoneui Yoosan

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purplenette
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Jun 24, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
This is the longest drama I have ever watched. It is also my 100th drama. YAY!!! I'm in triple digits. LOL

OK...this drama is definitely a makjang drama. It takes everything to the extreme. There are birth secrets, revenge plots, crazy off the wall characters, controlling parents, etc. I like the over the top story at times and then other times I just wanted to scream. The side stories of each of read more the family members are good also. The Kim family is just crazy from beginning to end. I can't go through the entire plot with out spoilers, but just know that it is totally ridiculous in a good way.

The acting is good also even if it does seem a little soapish. Eugene is great as Chae Won even though I didn't like her character that much. It is ok to be selfless but not to the detriment of your own happiness. Anyway, Eugene still played the character well. Lee Jung Jin was the highlight of this drama as Se Yoon. His acting is stellar and I liked his character a lot. The other actors are also good especially Shin Goo as the family grandpa. He held this drama together. Jung Hye Sun's voice was grating as she played the matriarch of the Kim family. I have seen her in other dramas and never found her as annoying as I did in this drama. I really hated her character through out.

Even if you don't watch this drama, you should check out Jo Hyun Ah's Living is Not Living. It is a beautiful song.

I will not rewatch this.

If you like makjang dramas with slightly over the top acting, then this is a drama that you should watch.
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JenghisKhan
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Mar 20, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I hate to write a review when I haven't watched EVERY second of every episode.... But I'd have to say this drama is at least worth a look-see or at LEAST a Dsk* for Lee Jung-Jin's smile alone. I also feel that Jung Bo-Suk and Jeon In-Hwa were really sweet.

In the beginning, I was truly intrigued by the main characters, but as the story unfolded the villain's scenes became insufferably long read more and irritating and the response from the ones who were wronged became unbelievable and unrealistic. How many times are you gonna say, "If you don't leave me alone, I'm gonna call the police.", before you actually CALL the police or get a restraining order, (if restraining orders exist in Korea)?

I truly couldn't stomach much more than 40 some episodes before I started Dsking*. I think I started suffering at about 28 episodes.

Cut in half and tying up loose ends would have really made this SO much better!

*Dsk/Dsking - My words for when you've watched enough of the drama to be know the gist of the story, but fast-forward through long drawn-out crying, wailing, reflective and unnecessary back-flashes, ridiculous screaming/fighting scenes or irrelevant and irritating side plots because you can't stomach it. OR in extreme instances skip to the last episode. LOL...
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Both dramas are more than 30 eps. Both have the whole birth secret storyline and they deal with inheritance of a family company.
it has a secret birth - hiding whose child is whose and then finding it all out later causing chaos

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    Vui256 Aug 25, 2014

    After spending time to read all the comments and reviews above, I decided not to watch this. Because it's too long, because I heard it's very stressful. People need to watch more entertaining ones than this since that's the main purpose.
    By the way I'm confused about the ratings, it got 1st places almost all of the episodes o.O
    (yes I'm the type of person who doesn't want to go watch drama directly without reading something first lol)

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    Sleepninja Aug 12, 2014

    Almost done! Woohoo! This drama has introduced me to some new actors and actresses to follow. :D

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    Raza Mar 14, 2014

    Shame on all the people who ended up watching all 50 episodes lol!

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    ochan07 Feb 7, 2014

    I've just finished watching this drama and honestly I'm glad it's over. If it wasn't for Lee Jung Jin I probably would have given upon it at the very beginning. It's very long, most of the time badly written and truthfully boring and predictable. I skipped quit a lot of parts because I got bored.
    Still just because it didn't fit my taste doesn't mean other people won't like it. There are certainly funny parts in it as well.

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    soumatra Jan 22, 2014

    I will write a better story with my foot

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    Herbalis Jan 16, 2014

    The most frustrating drama ever. It starts off real good & then it went downhill. I felt like a fool because i watched all 50 episodes. I couldn't stop watching...I felt like the writers owed me a good ending after putting me through hell ( I kept hitting the pause button during episodes out of frustration). In the end i got screwed. Worst drama EVER!!!!

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    minjung0703 Dec 18, 2013

    very nice drama, and a good acting to all the characters min chae- won and lee se- yeon have a nice chemistry together,,and all it so funny.. very advisable to watch to anyone it didn't waste your time..............only one thing disappoint me where Lee Se-Yeon lost his sense of taste i really hope that he will regain his sense of taste with Min Chae-Won by his side..and they love each other but it really didnt happen until to the last episode.. i didnt say this to discourage you to watch this.. it only keeps a mark in my mind that i want to erase...(ae-gooo0)...

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    ParaPhrase Nov 13, 2013

    This drama was irritating all the way through only to have a very unsatisfying ending. Put me in a bad mood the whole time I watched. Had to leave it before I came back just to find out what happened in the end. Skipped a lot of the scenes too.

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    Almonda Jul 6, 2013

    I really liked this drama during the first eps, it was promising, but then it got more and more ridiculous and I droppped it after 32 episodes...this was drama was torture, I feel bad for the actors that they had to act in this badly written drama.

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    Jupiter Jun 25, 2013

    Hong Joo was my favorite, she should have had more episodes.

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    KisamaKimoi Jun 25, 2013

    also why does Yoon Ah Jung play the part of a psycho rich girl who loves the guy who doesnt love her back... again. aish so frustrating.

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    KisamaKimoi Jun 25, 2013

    ive watched a drama which has 100+ episodes but for some reason this drama felt longer than that one >.<

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    MysteryMel Jun 24, 2013

    The ending was such a let down...All I could say, "that's it?" Then on the other hand, what did I expect from the long-winded story (24 ep would have hit the mark on this one). This 50ep series was stressful and overly twisted at several points due to writers just filling time & space. The reviews above & comments below kinda of sum up this LONG series - mediocre. The only redeeming & likeable role was Grandpa, and once he passed, so did the series. Would I watch again? NO; Any actors I want to follow - No; Will I get wound up in another 50ep baby? TBD; Is it worth your time:?????

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    beloved89 Jun 24, 2013

    Ending could have been a lot better (as in they could've ended it a few episodes earlier)...but I don't regret watching it. ^^

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    Lily2PM Jun 24, 2013

    Hated the ending... felt like the last 4 episode were filled with fillers. Just so they can reach ep 50 were everything was "revolved' in the last 5 minutes... Don't get me wrong I don't mind cheesy endings, but this one is beyond cheesy.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    50
  • Aired:

    Jan 5, 2013 to Jun 23, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 12 min.

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  • Score:

    7.0 (scored by 746 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2124
  • Popularity:

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