It’s getting closer, and I can’t keep the smile off my face every time I read updates about “The Heirs.” It’s a huge, dumb smile on my face.
Truth be told, the simple, introductory plot line- “a rom-com about high school students in the top 0.1% of society”- is not the most enticing of plot lines. I don’t worry about it being like “Boys Over Flowers,” because, honestly, most dramas are like watching “Boys Over Flowers.” The harem of boys surrounding a poor girl is not unique to “Boy Over Flowers,” and after watching the first preview of “The Heirs,” I don’t get similar vibes. Here is two things about Kim Eun Sook, the writer of “The Heirs,” that I trust her to deliver: 1) A distinct Kim Eun Sook style; 2) inconsistent work. Kim Eun Sook is not always good; she has her ups and downs, and all I can do is hope this is going to be one of her good ones.
That was a trailer that told me nothing, except that Kim Woo Bin and Kim Ji Won are friends and so are Kang Min Hyuk and Krystal. And that Lee Min Ho practiced “It’s okay, baby,” enough to sound adorable saying it. Not bad, Min Ho, not bad at all. Okay, I have a stupid smile on my face again.
Kim Woo Bin plays Choi Young Do, an heir to the Welcome resort. He is going to make me suffer from Second Lead Syndrome. I was a little surprised in the trailer to see him so smiley. He looks so serious in the stills so I didn’t expect his character to smile so much.
He is an heir to a resort but is not to afraid to do the dirty work. Choi Young Do looks like a mature, intelligent guy with a good sense of responsibility.
Kang Min Hyuk plays the character of Yoon Chan Young, “heir to brains.” Sounds like this character will have to suffer from the high expectations of his parents to get top grades and honors.
Is that the high school uniform?
Kim Ji Won plays the character of Yoo Ra Hael, chaebol heiress. She looks cold and proud- we always have one of those in K-dramas.
Krystal plays an heir to an entertainment company, the character of Lee Bo Na. Trailer describes her as an heir to stocks.
The character posters for the cast are very simple, seemingly shot before any artistic direction was decided for the drama. It looks so generic, you know?
I love Lee Min Ho in a suit, but the patterned shirt and suit is a bit overboard, making him look older than a high school student. Okay, he looks older than a high school student regardless.
Park Shin Hye
Kim Woo Bin
Choi Jin Hyuk! I missed you!!!!! He plays the role of Kim Won, Kim Tan’s half-brother and current head of the Empire conglomerate.
Kang Min Hyuk
Kim Ji Won
Ah, Kang Ha Neul, I hope he gets a lot of screen time. Trailer describes him as an heir to honor.
So is Park Hyung Sik.
Kim Sung Ryung
Im Joo Eun
Jun Soo Jin