The Heirs Episode 1

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Tired of her difficult life, Cha Eun Sang takes the opportunity of her sister's wedding in the states to go start a new life for herself.

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confused_student
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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25 days ago
8/10
I don't blame the show for having them because i have no doubt that if it was the other way around we'd mess up too but I shall voice my complaint! (lol) his blonde friend acts so ridiculously high and stupid and his acting is odd (why couldn't they find a better white guy to play him? they are in CA after all..) and of course there's the stereotypical abusive boyfriend..In reality read more I hated that they included him because I worry about whether korean people really think marrying/dating an american would be like that..I hope not..though I know that this could happen especially since many women try to escape from their lives in their country to come to america..alot of times by marrying someone they don't know.

ANYWAYS; the music was awesome and I can tell they put a lot of money towards this judging by the quality of the images and surroundings. I also was happy to see park shin hye's acting skills and I think she looks lovely:) and of course Min hyuk is adorbs! I want to see more of him :3
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venusmoth
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Feb 16, 2014
8.5/10
I was recommended this drama by a friend and since it has Lee Minho and Kim Woo Bin, I couldn't resist. A lot of people have been saying that this drama was over dramatic and poor, but I think the cast is great as well as the emotion.

The plot is the usual, saw that coming tbh, but overall, I liked this. There is genuine emotion from both parties and no one read more necessarily is happy and really has to struggle a lot.

Call me sadistic, but I like it
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reika
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Jan 4, 2014
8/10
So far so good, as I must say. I thought it would be bad because people have been labeling this as an overrated drama. It was a decent first episode.

The only thing that I would hate is the fact that Eun Sang left her mother and went to America (and didn't she even state that she would want to live in America for good). I know it's necessary for the plot read more so that she and Tan will meet. But I felt bad for the mother. I wish they made a different reason and have it look like she is not leaving her mother or something like that.
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jollibee
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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Dec 7, 2013
8/10
i really thought that it was going to be light hearted but it was like a boundary
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dramacrazier
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Nov 18, 2013
10/10
well:) i just want to say good luck evryone cast also producerand evry person who was include in this drama :) i waited for LMH and PSH to be couple in some drama for so long also when this drama aired i was so happy i guess this drama will take place as one as my fav dramas :) but that on side.......... first one was taked place in america as well read more as in korea i think is great they love started in america and will continue in korea well done crew well done :)
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Barbara21
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Oct 27, 2013
10/10
I really feel pity for both main characters, that's why i'm shipping them so much, cuz they both will cure they scars when they fall in love..(^^)
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iindu
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Oct 16, 2013
7.5/10
An interesting start to a drama with so much hype around it. Lee Min Ho's english is fine, but the American actors they've got to play the side characters are not. It's not fine, because, come on- you are filming in the US and is it too much to ask for Lee Min Ho's friend to be played by an American who can also act?
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BntEdward
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Oct 15, 2013
10/10
Although their English isn't that good for their roles (except for Eun Sang's role because that's somehow logical) , I think this drama is going to be one of the best dramas.

Anyway the episode was enjoyable ?
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Goliath1357
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Oct 12, 2013
7/10
Overall it was a decent episode that made me want to watch more but it was far from perfect. What the heck was up with Lee Min Ho's English? He's lived in America for years but his English needed subtitles. And what was with the American actors? Having horrible white actors in Korea is understandable but not when you're actually filming in America.
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ms_me97
10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Oct 11, 2013
6/10
But so far, so bad. The storyline is the usual, no shock there. And the protagonists... eh... Park Shinhye's character is so weird. One moment she's sassing up the place, the next she's crying. And why is she so mean to her mom? Lee Minho only appeared for five minutes, and I did not like his suffering personality. Krystal only screamed. That other girl, Woobin's stepsister, she was so-so. Woobin, on the read more other hand, is really a good actor. This is my first time watching him act, and I was impressed. And while Minhyuk is not the best actor out there, his character is really likable. I might only watch this show because of the last two. Plus, as I mentioned, I only lasted 20 minutes so it may not be that bad...
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Nonanaland529
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Oct 11, 2013
10/10
Many people said that Lee Min Ho Engrish(English) is funny, but I thought it's was adorable. He is not the only person who speaks English awkwardly. Many Kpop singer, speak ENGRISH like him. It's fun LOVE IT.
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HeidiLyon
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Oct 10, 2013
9/10
I can't complain, it was a pretty good first episode. I think the acting,except for American's, is great. The look and feel is good, storyline seems good, NOT a BoF story :) SO MANY of my favorite actors/actresses and I get to hear LMH's voice again, all is right with the world.
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Glamorous
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Oct 10, 2013
10/10
i loved this episode. So far everything is going great.
Park Shin Hye is an amazing actress and her crying scene was so perfect and it really broke my heart :( ..
My favorite scene was when she met her sister. Min Ho's look and her crying was just.... i won't deny the chemistry between those two. It's so perfect!!
Hope this drama becomes one of my favorites this year ;D
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GMK315
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Oct 10, 2013
8.5/10
I expected waaay much better. But i cannot judge now, the drama have just started. For a beginning, however, i expected much much better especially with Lee Min Hw as a main role.

Nevertheless, i did enjoy the drama, and I really really really loved Rachel Yoo's style (AMAZING!!) i also had these exciting happy feelings when you start a drama, so I'm looking forward to it.
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NileRose
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Oct 10, 2013
10/10
I want More :D
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Chrisstina
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Oct 10, 2013
10/10
Well, even though I watched one episode I can say that this is going to be fantastic drama (it was obvious from the start). Good choice of actors,plot is similar to "Gossip Girl" and BOF, but way better than that. :D Park Shin Hye is such a great actress and Lee Min Ho acting is perfect. I can't wait till next week and episode :D
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BesuYeoja
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Oct 10, 2013
9/10
Park Shin Hye is a fantastic actress! She had crying twice in the first episode. Love her as Eun Sang. She's more mature than the other roles I'm used to seeing her in. I like how she works hard, and I really feel for her anger towards her pathetic sister.

The Americans are... not lovable. I'm sure that's the point; making the contrast. But there's a reason I deviate to Asian dramas read more rather than American ones, and it does irritate me to see the beach bums so prominent. Hearing Tan and Eun Sang banter in Korean was a breath of fresh air after the hideous Americans. :P

I'm a little confused by all the connections in this drama so far, but I'm sure after another episode or two, everything will start to make sense.

I hate the bully. His eyebrows are creepy and he's a jerk.

Oh... and DUH! Choi Jin Hyuk was in this really early on, so thank you, director/writer! I will melt under his gaze and the set of his manly jaw. :D
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Iloveasianndrama
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Oct 10, 2013
8.5/10
I really enjoyed the first episode. Kim Tan live in California for 3 years his english should be good, but is not. That okay, it didn't really bother me, but Park Shin Hye character is such a candy. She cries a lot and I didn't like what she did to her mom. Her sister is so mean though! This drama remind me of Gossip Girl. Kim Tan fiancee remind me of Blaird read more Waldorf. I can't wait until school start to see what happen.
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samaa
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Oct 10, 2013
9/10
ok first of all park shin hye's character is so innocent i liked her even though i didnt like what she did to her mother and i really liked kang min hyuk's character he looks so nice ..to be honest i felt there was something wrong i mean kim tan's english -_-c'mon he lived there his english should be better than this:( anyway i really cant wait for the next episode
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amelia
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Oct 10, 2013
10/10
It is rarely that a first ep pulls me in as this one did.. this is the reason it has been a long time since I watched on-air dramas.

Was so sure that it wud be only style nd a little substance but still was the priority on my to-watch list bcoz of d cast nd teen background. My resolve to watch it after a few episodes had been subbed as soon read more as it aired... but M SO HAPPY TO SEE IT TURN OUT SO GR8 FROM THE START ITSELF!

I can see many parallel plots with good stroyline, sizzling chemistry btwn the actors and thankfully, no over-the-top bickering as is usually shown.. seems a sensible good paced romance will develop.. :)
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KimWanHee
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Oct 10, 2013
9/10
Ok, there were so many expectations for 'Heirs' and after watching this episode, I can confidently say: It's been a long time since I liked a first episode this much^^
The pace is good, I got used to the (sometimes strange) English and I can see a good chemistry between the leads...well, if 'Heirs' stays like this then I think there will be no dissappointments for me^^
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94loveKdrama
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Oct 9, 2013
10/10
different stories, many events its interesting, refreshing and made me smile!:')
while watching ep 1 I was like this girl is sooo lucky!!looking forward for the 2nd episodes and the sweet moments!!^^

WARNING: be careful of Lee Min Ho's stares it might melt you! lol
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Becca256
8 of 16 people found this review helpful
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Oct 9, 2013
7.5/10
I liked this episode a lot. The first half was kind of slow but as soon as things move to LA it gets better. I'm already loving the chemistry between LMH and PSH, and I hope I will keep loving it till the end.
The one thing that killed this episode for me were the parts spoken in English. Or should I say Engrish, LMH's english is so bad that I actually read more couldn't understand him without the subs. I think that if they're actually making the effort of filming in a foreign country, they should at least teach the actors the language properly so that it sounds believable.
Apart from that, I liked everything, I'm really liking PSH's character so far and I hope the drama wont disappoint me.
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Kachiiing
12 of 16 people found this review helpful
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Oct 9, 2013
8/10
Already, I am salivating over the golden beaches of california, the wardrobes of the well-to-do, and the rich colours so artfully employed in like every other shot.

Park Shin Hye had to sob quite a bit in this episode, and I felt sorry for her. The girl is a credible actress (just look at her MV's) but the writers are making her life too hard-up and sorrowful. I just wanted her to read more cheer up^^ (Good news, looks like it will in the next ep! Unleash that smile, girl.)

Lee Min Ho is that prodigal son banished to the US, in the pretense of "studying." His english is shockingly bad for a kid meant to have grown up there, but I genuinely appreciated his efforts, and he made me laugh^^

Min Hyuk is playing Park Shin Hye's BFF back in Korea. Besides - I already see a theme of bullying cropping up with that chaebol son (you know...meany guts), so I see a BOF parallel there.

I want to drown in this drama. It's so beautiful!

PS: I watched with eng subs on Viki. Thanks Viki!
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addicted2dramas
11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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Oct 9, 2013
9/10
I'd been waiting very impatiently for this drama to start! Now that it has I grabbed the first opportunity I could to watch it. I was really curious to know how this drama was going to be. :D

This review is more like a summary. Pardon me if this seems inconsistent with the story because my Korean's not that great and yet I tried to understand very hard!

Everything in the background read more is shiny and yet we see Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) looking out the window with a sad, brooding expression within the first few minutes. Just the beginning we already know how he is unloved in this world. He is surrounded by so many people and yet is lonely. Guess what else I learnt about his character? He loves surfing. ROFL.

Park Shin Hye's character Eun Sang seems to me like a damsel in distress. Yes, her life is sort of sad with a mute mother, a bad job and sister who has been MIA for so long. Still I somehow wished this time Park Shin Hye wouldn't be stuck in the naive, crying girl role but alas! Anyway, she goes alone to California, a completely foreign land in hope to meet her sister. She's looking for her sister but when she reaches the doorstep of the address she has she finds a White woman instead in the house instead of her sister. Now she's in California and has just found how her sister's been lying about her whereabouts. What's worse is that her sister actually seems to be a bad person and takes away all her money upon meeting her! Imagine! Then she breaks down crying in front of everyone (Kim Tan in particular).

Our damaged, lonely-without-a-love-in-the-world Kim Tan empathizes with her and helps her out. Then a couple of comic scenarios take place. The rest is all typical cliche situations. The girl is alone without money so the guy helps her. We've all seen that happen. Kim Tan also has a mean fiancee who already hates Eun Sang so it's safe to guess there will be lots of trouble later. Even the mother-in-law trouble would be there, surely. *sigh*

What's funnier is that Eun Sang gets into stupid trouble and her passport is taken away. So guess what? Now she'll stay in California! Oh la la la! Time for some romance. :P

However, since this is the beginning I'm hoping there will be some good romantic moments on the show. This love story feels a bit different since they both seem like people burdened with grief and will only seek comfort with each other.

The rest of the cast didn't make an impact on me yet. Kim Tan's older brother seems to be cold and very much into his business (I hope there won't be much office politics later on!). Krystal's acting in those two minutes was pretty bad. However I loved Min Hyuk. He looked really handsome. :D

Another thing I want to say is that the American extras are all pretty bad actors. They are all over-acting and Kim Tan's friend is super annoying. He seems to be like a bad American stereotype. Hell! Even the Black cop was a bad stereotype. Everything seems to be badly stereotyped. Lee Min Ho's Engrish was hard to understand at times too. LOL.

Everything in this show reminds me more of 90210 and The OC than Gossip Girl (except Kim Tan's fiancee who reminds me of Blair Waldorf). Right now I can't guess when they'll all go to school. It feels like the summer vacation right now. Please dear writer, do not make Park Shin Hye cry any more! Poor girl.

The preview of the second episode is funny and looks like there's some cheesy romantic moments. Can't wait! :D
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The Heirs
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Alternative Titles

  • 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

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 8,486 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1005
  • Popularity:

    #1