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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Jun 11, 2015
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 4.5
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
For starters, this drama has many characters apart from the main leads (you can already tell from the poster). I believe The Heirs became popular due to it's cast, many with Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye and Kim Woo BIn as the leads. In addition, many of the supporting characters are kpop stars as well so definitely a good looking bunch of people in this drama. If you're looking for eye read more candy, this definitely is a drama for you.

The central plot was not really developed but we are able to get the gist of the story. As for characters, I think Kim Woo Bin is the only actor that stood out for me and I believe he successfully portrayed his character well. He truly gave me SLS, and character growth was excellent as well. In fact, I would say that the sole reason I managed to finish this rather bland drama was due to Young Do (KWB's character). Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye were OK, cute moments were fluffy but nothing made me swoon. Acting was generally okay, just that, like I said, character development was lacking.

At the end of the drama there weren't satisfying resolutions for most of its characters, which I believe is due to the fact that there are so many characters. Hence, at the end of the day, this drama delivers cute moments, your typical high school drama and solutions that were not really meaningful in resolving the major plot issues.
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Aug 6, 2014
  • Overall 4.5
  • Story 3.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 2.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
"The Heirs" - i.e: how many cliches can be fit into one drama? I'm honestly quite disappointed, because they had such a great cast but the plot fell flat after about episode 4. I dragged myself to the end of this drama because I had heard so many positive reviews about it. But sadly, as it dragged on, it only got worse. You've certainly seen everything in this drama before, and read more done better, too.

For the lead character, Chan Eun Sang was horribly underdeveloped and lacked any depth. I had hope at first because she was a bit different to the 'completely kind hearted, unselfish poor girl who looked after her family', but I felt like they never bothered exploring beyond her being bitter about her situation. It honestly got to the point where I couldn't watch scenes with her in it without rolling my eyes. I had a similar problem with Kim Tan. Their characters were horribly bland. Tan's storyline was slightly more interesting, but only because of his family.

I was more interested in the side characters than any of the mains. One thing I did like about this drama was the relationship between Eun Sang's mother and the Mistress. Their scenes always made me laugh, and they had quite a warming relationship with each other as the Mistresses life got turned around. Hyo Shin was nice to see on screen, too, but was yet another character that didn't get the screen time they deserved. I don't really have any issues with any of the acting. I thought everyone did very well--except for Park Shin Hye, but then again I'm not sure if that's the way they told her to play her character, or.

I am never listening to "love is the moment" in my life again. Ever.
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If you like this drama, please try "Heirs". Its an awesome drama that also has both school life, romance, bullying, family, and that other guy rival, and has hot guys and girls there. It's overall a great drama. Im sure you'll enjoy it. Have a good day.
also deals with lives of "rich kids" in s. korea, though in a more mature way. definitely has the same charm, though!
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    2013started 11 days ago

    don't waste your time, it was dumb. if this drama was made the 1980's okay, but come on, it was just unbelievably dumb.

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    bbax 13 days ago

    I totally recomend Pinocchio, for anyone who haven't watched yet. If you give it a try, you will see that Shin Hye can act really good.

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    Katy 18 days ago

    This drama is in my opinion not worth watching. Lee Min Ho is an amazing actor but I must admit that this role just wasn't for him. Park Shyn Hye is a horrible actress and I think that EVERY drama she plays in is just as bad as Heirs! She can't express emotions, always the same dull face. I just don't understand how people can watch her, esp. her kissing scenes are a JOKE! ....

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      bbax 13 days ago

      AS YOU SAID, ITS YOUR OPINION. Anyone can watch it if they want. Personally, you don't have the right to judge someone, can you do better?

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      Katy 13 days ago

      Of course I can judge a drama and the acting of someone. Yes it's my opinion so what? And sure anyone can watch it, I just wouldn't recommend it! People are here to read opinions. If you think she acts well (judging from your profile you're a fan) that's good for you then.

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    Ali 23 days ago

    It's a fascinating series. (For me that this is so) when the first saw it a bit confused ... really attractive. Big like

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    shaghayegh 23 days ago

    i dont give a damn about these negative comments, just love the heirs and the cast so much. my favorite kdrama <3

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    KMR 25 days ago

    This drama is a marketing

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      2013started 11 days ago

      that's it! you just perfectly described it!

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    JDRAMAFAN 26 days ago

    And this is the reason why i stop watching kdramas for over 2 years now,the same stories done over and over and over,rich guy-poor girl-mother in law is a bitch and slaps everyone and then the female stalker.

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    ANGEL Jul 1, 2015

    The story was nt 2 gud...but acting was super....i luv min ho oppa and shin hye noona

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      lilith 25 days ago

      Park Shin Hye would be unnie for you lol.

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    ANGEL Jul 1, 2015

    The story was nt 2 gud...but acting was super....i luv min ho oppa and shin hye noona

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    ANGEL Jul 1, 2015

    The story was nt 2 gud...but acting was super....i luv min ho oppa and shin hye noona

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    2013started Jun 28, 2015

    Episode 11, I keep watching but I keep rolling my eyes... It is one of those dramas that the story is not unique at all. I am afraid to continue it ~ that's 9 hours of my life, less productive.

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      ANGEL Jul 1, 2015

      Yes ...i agree to u

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    2013started Jun 26, 2015

    The 2 leads do not look like 18 year olds...

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    HaibaraAi Jun 22, 2015

    The first episodes were very sweet it kept me from dropping it. Then halfway, it became the typical Boys Over Flowers. Park Shin Hye was so stiff here, and what was with her expression? She looked like she swallowed something bitter. Too bad. I love her in Heartstrings so much... @Miyuki, is Pinocchio better than this drama?

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    Sheidahb Jun 18, 2015

    I love it!! It's one of the best dramas I've watched. Please don't say negative comments especially about the 3 lead roles because they were just so awesome in this drama :D

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    Miyuki Jun 11, 2015

    I loved Lee Min Ho and Kim Woo Bin, but i really dislike Park Shin Hye's acting in this drama. I think she's a great actress (I really LOVED her in Pinocchio), but here...Maybe she was not fit for this role.


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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 13,131 users)
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