The Heirs

The Heirs (2013)

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Kim Tan is heir to the Empire Group sent to study abroad in the U.S. In reality it's a form of exile, as his elder half-brother back home schemes to take over the family business. While in the States, Kim Tan bumps into Cha Eun Sang, who arrived from Korea in search of her older sister. He feels himself falling for her, never realizing that she's the daughter of his family's housekeeper. read moreWhen his fiancée Rachel Yoo arrives to bring him back to Korea, his heart is torn between love and duty.

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    The Inheritors; The One Trying to Wear the Crown; Withstand the Weight – The Heirs; He Who Wears the Crown, Endure Its Weight; He Who Wishes To Wear the Crown, Endure Its Weight; Heirs

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14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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Dec 15, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
First of all,I'm surprise at myself because I finished this kinda drama without a pause in the middle of the story like I usually did by marathoning a drama of this 'kind'.I guess this is the effect of Woo Bin &Jin Hyuk had on me :P

To make things easier I'll just write what I like and dislike from He Who Wears the Crown, Endure Its Weight *I think if there's an read more award of the longest/most drama name,Heirs will win.Clap3x!* WARNING:may contain a little spoiler.

What I like from Heirs:

1)Kim Woo Bin
2)Choi Jin Hyuk
3)Choi Young Do(Kim Woo Bin's character)I love his character as a bad boy in Heirs.He played this role successfully.I know he'll be the next big star when I first discovered him in AGD.That's my oppa! ^^o (just forgive/ignore my fangirl words)
4)Chan Young &Bo Na couple.This couple never fail in making me laugh in every scene they're in.They're the only couple that I always looking forward to in Heirs.
5) Kim Tan's true mother. I think that she's the best mom ever exist in k-dramaland.Her character unlike those annoying typical rich moms in this land. She's funny,beautiful,elegant & honest to her feeling.
6)Bromance between Young Do&Kim Tan, Kim Tan &Kim Won.

What I dislike from Heirs:

1)Lee Min Ho as Kim Tan. He's chincha2 too old to act as a 18 years old kid when his real age is 26 and I can see the age when I see him here (Maybe I can consider if he have a babyface but the truth is, he's not..)Just please stop playing this kinda role Min Ho ya.
2)Park Shin Hye's character. Weak and always crying,that made me feel immune already to any sad feeling whenever the melodrama element is being played.And nothing much happened to her character.Such a boring and underdeveloped character for a lead lady.
3)Love is the moment song! How much I hate hearing it whenever this song being played. Why could'nt they make a better song than this? If they've succeed to cast all the best actors out there why can't they take in the best composer or whatever that can contribute for a better OST :S None of the OST hardly catch my inner feeling.That's the reason I gave 4 for the music.
4)The storyline.I really2 don't know what happened to the writer while writing this drama.I really loved 3 drama of her previous work though.It's like the burden of having too many big hotzz handsomezz actors playing her piece eating her writer's mind inside. I also think she focus too much on building a good dialogue rather than a good storyline.I praise Heirs for it's comedic element only.Also,there's nothing new to the story as we already seen it before in countless of drama with Chaebol as a center of the story. A chaebol's heir fall in love with a poor heroin but mr daddy did'nt like poor girl dating his son and forsure trying to split them,love triangle etc..

That's all.Watch this if you're a fan of Lee Min Ho/Kim Woo Bin/Choi Jin Hyuk/Park Shin Hye/Kang Ha Neul/Kang Min Hyuk or Krystal only. Because you might drop this drama if you're not.Thanks for reading my 2 cents :)
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8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Dec 13, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Well the drama was good but it wasn't the bestest drama EVER. I enjoyed most aspects of it. The eye-candy mostly (Lee Min Ho, Woo Bin, Jin Hyuk, Kang Ha Neul, & the rest of the male gender of this drama...LOL!) I'm not sure y but when they make ppl that I know r old enough to be in college play roles as high school kids I just have issues. It just read more seems very unrealistic. Which is exactly what I was looking for when I started this drama. So not once was I disappointed about how much bs was thrown in my face. That being said; I enjoyed the drama very much. I rly didn't care what type of role Lee Min Ho was in I just wanted to watch him act. I think this drama did point out 1 thing that lots of adults forget. Life is hard for a kid when they r 18. As we get older we forget that at that age there is a lot of pressure on them to make some heavy life choices. And that they will sometimes make mistakes. I was rly glad that this drama showed that the parents weren't perfect & that their children were privy to the bad choices that they made (even if they didn't know all the details).

Overall it was a good drama. There were hot guys, cute girls, good (but typical) story line, music was so-so, & I got some laughs out of it. I would recommend others watch it. ENJOY!~)
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The main actor in both of them is Lee Min Ho. HE LOOKS REALLY GOOD IN BOTH OF THEM! <3333
Recommended by Amy Tang
This is a Japanese version of boys over Flowers. The basic elements of the plot are the same as in The Heirs:

- Rich guy vs poor girl
- High school romance
- Bullying
- Difficult family situation
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    camissw 11 hours ago


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    CarviXX 2 days ago

    Really people rate this with 10? OK, I don't believe in human race.

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    TakiyaGensan 9 days ago

    My drama sleeping pill :)

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    Rouge 10 days ago

    The most overrated drama of 2013. I Can Hear Your Voice was infinitely better in cast, story, and originality: I still have plenty of feels for I Can Hear Your Voice that I'm able to get rid of the bad after taste of this drama that never really got beyond the budding romance between the "rich boy meets poor girl" scenario and those that try and tear them a part. And that's it. The characters that were actually interesting were a side dish to the story: and that really bothered me because I really loved the secondary characters in this program. They should have gotten more of their stories heard. The Heirs was just mediocre and relied on their pretty girl/pretty boy cast to make up for the train wreck called let's just shove as many cliche's as we can about K-Drama's and spew it on screen (such as slapping someone when they "insult you" YOU KNOW WHO'S GUILTY IN THIS DRAMA if you've seen it). In addition, I am getting so tired of male leads demanding the attention of the female lead in such ridiculous, pushy ways. Like, doesn't grabbing wrists and arms leave bruises? That's not cute, it's assault. The lead couple in Heirs just wasn't...special, and I personally didn't think they had good on-screen chemistry like so many drama couples I've seen (like in Secret Garden or The Greatest Love). They were cute and somewhat convincing, but unlike in the Thai remake of Full House with Mike and Aom, Heirs was a failure in terms of making me COMPLETELY love their connection in the series. I have so many issues with this drama, and to this day I haven't watched the last episode nor have I updated my list. Just a disappointment. The writers stated beforehand that this wouldn't be anything like the K-Drama depiction of Boys Before Flowers, but what I think they did here is cleverly tweak elements of BBF which for a large part included the wealthy arrogant successors/heirs in a high school setting and the "star crossed" like feeling you get from the leads, alongside the second male lead syndrome which I totally felt in BBF. Overall, to be brutally honest this drama is meant to be at least a 50 episode one, not a 20 episode one since it had such a huge cast with tons of back stories that could have been explored. It could have had so much potential if it didn't reduce its plot and character development in such a limiting, and narrow way, such as the over the top sensationalist focus on the love triangle and back and forth "I don't love you" or "I love you so much but I have to let you go" or the "I only want you to see me" in the entire 20 episodes on this drama. OMG. I just needed to rant, sorry for the length. I couldn't bear writing a full review.

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    PrincessDrama 13 days ago

    I liked the movie very much and I have sometimes cried with the actors, seem it hurt me when they have suffered, and I laughed together with  them. Those who have not finished the film and consider that you do not like, if you are fans of Lee Minho should finish watching it and then comment. The film has 10 **** <3 <3

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    joy_drama78 17 days ago

    I really did try to like this drama... but I HAD to stop midway through. I don't even remember what ep. I stopped on seriously. LMH kind of disappointed me here in this role in comparison to his awesome role in Faith w/ Kim Hee Sun. I hated the hype and like others don't think it lived up to it. It was too overrated and pretentious TT Furthermore, the only person(s) who made a lasting impression on me was Kim Woo Bin's character and of course Kang Haneul (who doesn't love him).

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    jxsilicon9 20 days ago

    I could not watch this show to the end. So terrible. I'm surprised by the popularity. Were people on drugs that made this show look better?

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      Sweety-Face 20 days ago

      oh yes they love it the guys is rich and the girl is poor -_-
      the serie is full of shit

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    Esther 20 days ago

    How can it be #1 in popularity??

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    tsuki16 23 days ago

    Why so much hate tho......?

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    Maureen Mae Rabena Jun 21, 2014

    I love this movie and also the actors... Part 2 pls? :)

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      nac369 24 days ago

      You are not going to find it here.This is not a streaming or downloading site!It is just a site where you give your opinion.If you want to watch this drama, you will find it easily in the web!

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    RenzoPadilla Jun 18, 2014

    well done :D I love Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye as a couple

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    docnty Jun 14, 2014

    Only redeeming point to this drama was the romance between Kim Tan and Eun Sang, I could only give this a 2 for a rating out of 10 just because of the nonsense of rich people and their attitudes of arrogance, snobbiness, greed, and just sheer shallowness... The writers really need to learn how to write a proper drama...

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    docnty Jun 14, 2014

    I hate rich people so very much, all they think about is money and power, and how to get more, even the Bible says it is harder for a rich man to get into Heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. Good for Obama to raise taxes of the rich to give to the poor. He has the right idea, I'll forever praise him for that, Way to go Obama!!! What right does the rich have to treat everyone like dirt under their shoes??? That is one reason why I've chosen not to become rich and to stay poor, it keeps you humble, the meek and humble shall inherit Heaven... Dumb stupid arrogant snobs!!! And the writer(s) is/are just as bad for writing such crud!!! Time to give up writing is my most humble opinion... WOW!!!

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      nac369 24 days ago

      I don't think there is more mean people on the rich side than on the poor side!Drama's writers just love to show terrible rich people but being rich doesn't make you a bad person! But you are right, being greedy and mean to others because you are rich and think you are better just because of that is despicable!

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      docnty 22 days ago

      And that's the way it's been whenever I've met rich people, they think they're so much better than everybody else just because they have money, I've yet to meet a super nice rich person, it's not just in the drama's, so sad to say. I'd love to meet a really nice rich person.

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    Esther Jun 14, 2014

    I was expecting so much of this drama because I like Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye and wanted them to be the couple in a drama...but yes, the storyline was SO weak and cliché... :( I'm dissapointed too
    The kissing scenes were nice though :P Not those slightly lip touch that seem so unrealistic and I hate
    And Kim Tam's house in EEUU was lovely! I liked the part in California :)

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      Satoismybae Jun 15, 2014

      I so agree! I was looking forward to this drama to see Min Ho and Shin Hye as a couple... but I was kind of bored the whole time :/

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      Esther Jun 16, 2014

      yep, such a pity :(

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    docnty Jun 13, 2014



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    South Korea
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    Oct 9, 2013 to Dec 12, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 8,471 users)
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