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Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Heirs...romantic and cheesy

It's been a while since I watched a "recent" Korean series and about High School students.  Blame it on my real world but I can't relate anymore in cheesy lines that I used to love when I was a still student. So why I tried The Heirs  or the Inheritors? Was it because of Lee Min-ho? or I want to believe in their story?

Perhaps it's because of the media hype and the story.  Watching this show is like unwinding from things that I do for a living.  I believe that Lee Min-Ho (LMH) is popular and handsome as well as Park Shin Hye is talented lass but they're not enough reasons for me to finish watching this  drama series that's so like Boys Over Flowers' plot.

The Story is cliche with Punch of cheesiness


What we expect  in a story about a rich boy meets poor girl plot?
a. Parents' disagreements
b. self-pity of the poor girl
c. trying to fight the odds for the sake of love
d. Love triangle
e. all of the above plus other familiar scenarios

And like the other series, The Heirs grabs all the choices to make meet hopeless romantic individuals' expectations. So given these notes, I think there are reasons that make it a top notch one such as:

Impressive acting prowess from Main to supporting actors

I watched LMH in Boys Over Flowers and Personal Taste. And I can see that he's been trying to do different roles to level up his skills. Though The Heirs is very idol drama, it showcase tasteful dialogues, great turn of events and impressive acting skills from LMH ( Kim Tan), Park Shin Hye (Cha Eun Sa), Kim Woo Bin ( Choi Yeong-do) , Kim Ji Won (Rachel Yoo), Kang Mhin Yuk (Yoon Chan Yeong), Krystal (Lee Bo Na),  Kang Ha-Neul (Lee Hyo-Shin), Choi Jin Hyuk (Kim Won), Park Hyung Sik ( Jo Myung-Soo), Kim Song-Ryoung ( Han Ki-Ae), Kim Mi Kyung (Park Hee-Nam), Choi Won Young ( Yoon Jae-Ho) and others.


Apart from LMH and PSH; I commend Kim Mi Kyung and Kim Song-Ryoung because in some scenes I almost cry out of pity in their characters. I also like the bida-kontrabida stand of Choi Jin Hyuk, Kim Woo Bin and Kim Ji Won-I. But to be honest, I like Krystal's acting and character. Usually, I'm annoyed with this kind of role but she gave different interpretation.  Her tandem with Kim Mhin Yuk adds coolness to her  and his story.

Tasteful characters and intense scenes

I can see questionable scenes but I  don't think they are big loopholes  to affect the entire series. For me the big edge of the film is it's equal treatment for every characters to stand out with or without  long exposure.

  • I sympathize with Yoon Jae-Ho's old flame with Ester Lee or mother  of Rachel Woo (played by Yun Son-Ha) as well as to frustration of Hyo Shin with his parents. 
  • I don't know if a mature person like Kim Won exists in the real world for he's truly insecure with Kim Tan to the bones but I can't hate him. His character  is well-defined and yes crown is truly heavy to bear.
  •   Bullying - Choi Yeong do is well known bully not only to Kim Tan and Cha Eun Sang but also to his other classmates especially Moon Joon-Yoing ( played by Joo Yoon Wo).  But he has set of frustrations, regrets and mistakes too that drives him to be ask for forgiveness, concerns and love. 
All in all , I like this series. Congrats to cast and crew of this series.