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.

  • Native title:

    상속자들
  • Also Known as:

    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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bethy2-2
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Aug 6, 2014
  • Overall 4.5
  • Story 3.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 2.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Story:
"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.

Cast/Acting:
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.

Music:
I am never listening to "love is the moment" in my life again. Ever.
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LostinSubtitles
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Jun 17, 2014
  • Overall 5.5
  • Story 4.5
  • Acting/Cast 5.5
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Picture this. A beautiful, nicely decorated cupcake is sitting right in front of you. Its sweet smell is hypnotizing you, and that icing is just calling out your name, telling you to take a bite.
And you do.
Only to spit out a stale piece of rotten, bland bread.
That's the only way I can describe Heirs.
It had a promising cast, promising writers (the same as Secret Garden), and a great read more budget. But once the episodes began rolling, you got a taste of the dry product.
Anticlimactic plot, the drama missed some sparkles, the romance was roll-eye worthy, and the humor was cheesy.
Bland, irrational characters. I never understood why two guys were vying for the annoying, wimpy Eun Sang. Kim Tan was as 1-dimensional as it could get. And why the hell did Kim Woo Bin's character turn against Kim Tan? I never fully comprehended that.
Incredibly sucky acting (I'm looking at you Lee Min Ho), perhaps Kim Woo Bin and Kim Tan's biological mom were the only rescuable ones. Oh, and they also wasted Choi Jin Hyuk's acting.
And to top it all off, as unoriginal as it could get. It was obvious they wanted to recreate an entertaining mess a la Boys Over Flowers, but they sort of missed out the entertaining factor.
I usually try to find a positive point in this drama, but even the OST was annoying.
Pass this drama.
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poor girl meets rich guy in high school, and you can see amazing Lee Min Ho and some spoiled hotties
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This drama has a better "rich-boy-meets-poor-girl"-concept than The Heirs did. It's more realistic and heart wrecking.
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    Marie 5 hours ago

    *sigh* I really don't know if I should watch this or not, I've been hearing some mixed reviews

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      bukietchmur 3 hours ago

      watch it, although the plot is dumb and ridiculous and shinhye's role is really irritating, the drama is funny and what's the most important - it's addicting + cast 10/10

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    nicole 6 days ago

    i was surprised with the ratings tbh this drama may be overrated and cliche but it's not that bad

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    Nirupama Roka 6 days ago

    KIM WOO BIN WAS AWESOME

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    shaghayegh 11 days ago

    i really dont get what your saying guys,it was one of the best dramas i have seen and i learned so many things from it like sometimes if you want to reach something you have to lose some other thing. and i also loved all the charecters <3 and we all khow park shin hye and speacially kim woo bin got much more famous after THIS drama.and lee min ho also is not an overrated actor he can act good and he is also a very kind and warm person. thats why we MINOZ love him and will always support him <3

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    pikachiw 14 days ago

    i have watched a lot of dramas but the heirs stays in the top of my list <3

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    EmilySlover 18 days ago

    This drama was a piece of crap...

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    tiraaa 21 days ago
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    Shelly 26 days ago

    Got my mom to start watchin kdramas. This is her 1st one. Well, story rly doesn't matter as long as there's a ton of eye candies!! How I rly miss the ost of this drama n the glorious cast lol!! I wanna watch some Kim woo bin stuff all of a sudden!!

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    Shelly Apr 26, 2015

    Like always, some dramas r meant to jst be pleasure for the eyes not exactly a drama w a story.

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    Grace lander Apr 24, 2015

    I dropped this series because the storyline was so boring and predictable. i would recommend it to people who has nothing better do.

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    GummieBears Apr 22, 2015

    This drama doesn't even deserve a 1 for the rating. This drama was an absolute let down. Worst drama ever made. I have never been this disappointed about a drama before. I usually love all the dramas I watch (well, I don't love them all, there are some that I just like, but I don't even like this one.) I don't recommend it to anybody. Unless you are the type of person who just likes the side characters story than the main characters (even that didn't save me).

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    akisame Apr 22, 2015

    Terrible, terrible drama. Cannot, for the life of me, understand why it was so popular.

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    YanizarDwiR Apr 8, 2015

    The only interesting character here is Lee Bo Na (Krystal), well watch this if you Lee Min Ho die hard fans if not better not expect too much

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    asunas Apr 8, 2015

    save yourself and skip this drama

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    Ozo Mar 26, 2015

    awesome drama

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    60 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 12,236 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1305
  • Popularity:

    #17

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