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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haha63
16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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Jun 24, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Where do I even begin with this drama... Probably one of the most stressful and frustrating dramas I've ever watched, in a good way.. Sort of. I was kind of skeptical of watching this after I saw the number of episodes, I mean 50 is a lot and before this I had never finished one so long. But now that it's finally over I'm really glad I stuck around for this. I read more did like the darker route this drama took, showing a lot of more serious matters and not just developing romance over the course of 50 episodes. I do have to say though that everything that happened in this drama was just SO convenient. I mean this drama was just one disaster after another, and it got real annoying after a while.

The acting was pretty mediocre. I think Eugene and Lee Jung Jin did pretty well in portraying their characters. I wish the writers hadn't made Eugene's character to be such a pushover though, I mean you would think she'd have a tougher backbone after all the ill-treatment she received, but nope. Never made an effort to change that. (That wasn't a spoiler, you'll see that in the 1st episode) And I kinda hate to admit it, but I think Yoon Ah Jung was probably my favorite actor in this drama even though I HATED her character. If she was able to portray a character as evil and wicked as she was, I think she has got some serious acting skills. I mean I hated her with a passion so that says something. Well besides her, everyone else was just okay. Except for Jung Bo Suk... I'm sorry, but I just couldn't take him seriously when he was in more serious scenes. Definitely the weakest link of all the actors.

The music was okay as well. "Living is Not Living" by Jo Hyun Ah and "In Your Eyes" by Jang Hee Young were probably my favorites, but other than those 2 nothing else really stuck out to me.

Overall... While part me is happy this drama is FINALLY over, I'm still kind of sad because I have been watching this from the very beginning. Ever since when it first premiered in January, and I never dropped it or forgot it was on one weekend so I'm proud of myself. This is a drama you definitely have to be patient with to watch. You'll definitely find yourself getting frustrated with the characters choices, but in the end you may be happy you stuck around for it. And just so you know, the ending was the best. I'm so happy with how it all wrapped up. I will probably never watch this drama again, maybe certain episodes, but not all 50. Too much stress.. Definitely check this out if you're ever in the mood for a longer drama, and who knows. You may end up liking this one!
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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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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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    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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    MonieandKimmy 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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    MonieandKimmy 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.

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    ELFfreak Jun 24, 2013

    omo what a cute ending ^^

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    ELFfreak Jun 22, 2013
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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 687 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1992
  • Popularity:

    #118

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