Last updated on November 8, 2020
Also known as The Inheritors, is a South Korean television series starring Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye and Kim Woo-bin.
Written by Kim Eun-sook, the drama is set in a high school populated by the privileged and uber-rich. It aired on SBS from October 9 to December 12, 2013.
Cha Eun Sang and her disabled mother both have to work hard, humiliating jobs, in order to support her older sister who’s at university in America. Cha Eun Sang can’t wait for her sister, who’s her idol, to come back to Korea, and start earning money, so she can stop washing dishes and get a degree herself.
However one day, Cha Eun Sang learns that her sister is about to get married, and realizes she’ll never return to Korea, so she’ll forever have to wash dishes. She resolves to go to America as well, and get better life.
However, what she finds in America is far worse than she could ever imagine. Her sister is not only not getting married, but is also not at university, and is earning money working as a waitress, and maybe some shadier side jobs as well.
After her sister notices her, they have a fight, she takes all of Cha Eun Sang’s money and runs off, leaving her to cry and gather her broken dreams of the pavement.
The Heirs Cast
- Min-Ho Lee
- Shin-Hye Park
- Woo-Bin Kim
- Ji-Won Kim
- Choi Jin-Hyuk
- Krystal Jung
- Min Hyuk Kang
- Mi-kyung Kim
The Heirs Review
A coming of age romance story – the Korean way. Reminds me a little of Hana Yori Dango in its Cinderella story premise, more so with Lee Min Ho as the lead cast.
The romance between Kim Tan and Eun-Sang can be better if the script cut short the pre-girlfriend-boyfriend process and elaborate more on the struggles WHEN they are already a couple, while at the same time build an intricate web of stories of the other characters. The solution comes too easy after a build up of 15 or 16 episodes!
Lee Min Ho is just born to play such role even though it does not mean he cannot play other type of characters. His Kim Tan character grows from a spoiled rich boy into someone who learns about love, responsibility and be true to his dream even when he has to overcome difficult obstacles