Today was one of those days when it feels like Thursday already. Eyes heavy with sleep, shoulders slouched under the stress, weather dreary and wet. Then I saw it. Lee Minho in a blue baseball tee, sporting a clean, short hair style. It was look I’ve never seen him in before in any of his dramas. My eyes shot wide open and I sat up straighter. (Alas, the weather did not change.)
Yes, still are coming out for “The Heirs.” Let this sink it.
It starts October 9. Let that information sink in.
There is only a month left. Let that sink in too.
Take a deep breathe.
Don’t pass out.
Lee Minho plays the role of Kim Tan, the heir of the Empire conglomerate. There is no official website or description yet, but the press releases describe him as a character that has everything he can ever want. Alas, he also has a tragic past. But what is a drama hero without some scar festering in his heart?
Our female lead Park Shin Hye. Her character is described as plucky (of course), who unfortunately is an heir to poverty. Ha! Our heroine’s name is Cha Eun Sang, and I swear, there are so many K-drama females with “Eun” in their name. Have you guys noticed? I happen to love names with “Eun,” actually.
Stills from the first script reading where we can catch a glimpse of Kim Woo Bin(!), Choi Jin Hyuk(!), Kang Ha Neul(!), Krystal, Kang Min Hyuk(!), Park Hyung Sik, Kim Sung Ryung, Yoon Son Ha, Choi Won Yong, Im Joo Eun, Choi Jin Ho, Jeon Soo Jin, Kim Mi Kyung (Lady Choi!), Park Joon Geum (“Secret Garden” Joo Won’s mom), and Jung Dong Hwan. So not everyone is in the stills but that is the cast list so far. I’m very happy to be seeing Lady Choi again and hope that she will have a lot of scenes with Lee Minho again since she plays Park Shin Hye’s mom.
I know some people are wondering why Lee Minho went back to playing a high schooler when he has played such mature characters for his past three dramas. I was initially surprised first, but on second thought, I understood his decision. You’ve gotta play the teens now before you’re in your 30s. Also, visually, I am happy to see him in more casual and brighter clothing. Choi Young lays so heavily in my heart so I am looking forward to Lee Minho playing a lighter character.
“The Heirs” is going to air Wednesday-Thursday starting October 9 after “Master’s Sun” finishes its run. You guys know that Softy is recapping that drama at Soompi, right? I don’t get to catch every episode, but love what I have seen so far. One good drama after another (hopefully)! D-29!
Joonni, this will be short & sweet..
“I look forward to reading your insight on the whole drama.”
I know that some of the crew are in town shooting for this drama, but I’m out of town. One of my colleagues informed me about it, just because they know I’ve watched some of his drama. I’ll inform you when I get back in town.
Have an awesome evening..
I saw pics of them filming and got too excited. I thought to myself, “Why does he keep going to the U.S. when I am here?”
Conjie hi! ARe you in LA now? When are you meeting minozlove and klove?
Oh joonni, I just saw a bts pic of Heirs day 6 filming, LMH was surfing at Huntington Beach in CA. Gezzz! minozlove, will kill me if she knew that LMH was in CA today and she is in LA. Just when he was almost at her doorstep and then she was at the other state to hunt him down. LOLZ! I hope he is back in LA already.
Oh wait, I suddenly lost my mind.LMAO! LA is in CA hahaha! I suddenly made LA into a state when it is just part of CA..I must be too excited. :)))))
I lived so close to Huntington before! WHYYYYYYYYY?????
I thought this day will never come. I have waited for the longest time to hear from you, Joonni. Missed your recaps and all the “drama” from your followers. Looking forward to it all. 🙂
Hi Michelle! Its been a long time since we last chatted. How are you? Miss yah!
Yes it’s been long… very long. I am well thanks for asking. Hope all is well at your end. x
OMG! AND HE DOESNT HAVE DUMB HAIR!
Thank you Heirs for coming out in OCT giving me time to get all caught up on my other dramas so nothing will distract me from LMH-ness, and Choi Jinhyuk-ness and the Kim Hanuel-ness…
My inner fangirl is pleased.
AND A MINI WHATS UP REUNION !
AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SPAZZY WITH MY GUTTERBUDS!
My fangirl has been dormant for a while now but she burst out after seeing these pics.
I was all praying that it wasnt starting in Aug like originally annouced because I got horribly back logged on my dramas. And seriously Lady Choi is in EVERYTHING…I wonder if that woman ever sleeps.
Yessss! (About the hair) Exactly.
Its a little sad that the first thing I noticed was the lack of bad hair lol
I would assume that BOF scarred you for life 🙂 Am I right? 🙂
And Faith. Although I didnt hate all of his hair in Faith.
Oh, okay 🙂 Then we differ on this one :))
Aye, aye, Captain Joonni!
Glad to see you’re back!
Can’t wait to squee and fangirl over LMH AGAIN!
I am so happy to know a little bit about this drama, I am a LMN fan and I can not wait to watch Heirs. Thanks a lot!!!!!
Oh well, here we go again… but I must say I’m not so happy about this. I wanted a lighter character but NO a high schooler, it has no sense when there are so many options to choose. And, the worst thing: it seems to be BOF reloaded (without the perm hair, thanks God!). Well, let’s hope the choice was really his wish, sometimes I’m not so sure about it.
You made some good points.
As long as the script isn’t lame…
well, another concern from my part… so far besides LMH I have no other reason to watch, the story doesn’t call my attention. I’m praying for a twist.
Yeah, I’m cautious about it 🙂 Hoping for the best though 🙂
Kim Eun Sook has her good and bad points so I can’t say I trust her to deliver 100% of the time, but I still can’t keep down my excitement. I think it’s because it has been a very long since I’ve been excited about a drama.
You know, I’ve read the synopsis, or better to say the beginning of the story, of “The Heirs”, and I gotta say that I’m feeling more optimistic about it now. I like the fact that both of them are “broken”, and that they sorta burnt the bridges behind them, etc. It’s interesting. So, I’m not as down about it as I was before 🙂
Love your blog about korean dramas and this Heirs … Ahhhhh really excited for this, this pictures of LMH, whew it melts my heart trully, thanks for sharing
I really like your blog about korean dramas. I am a 50 year old ajumma but still a fan of a lot of good actors and actresses in kdramas, am a follower of kpop too. About this upcoming Heirs, i myself too is excited for this, and oh, this pictures of LMH you posted, it really melt my heart, how i wish he is my son. I look up to him a my son, in the future i wish i can see him personally, again thanks for sharing.
Story doesn’t catch my attention. It’s too Cinderella-ish, too reminiscent of BOF.
I hope though that they do something original with the premise, since they have quite a promising cast.
Can’t watch this real-time so I’ll most likely follow recaps.
Story sounds very typical. I’m curious to see what Kim Eun Sook will make out of this.
how are you? hi to my gutterbuds!!! its been a while (for me) im back in Manila after months of staying/working/training in Singapore. Can’t wait to watch LMH’s new drama, we will sure enjoy and love it…. and will anxiously wait for Joonni’s recap ***tehee*** its so good to be here again.
thanks Joonni, its like going back to my second home. 😉
Hi jeiz! 😀
we miss you joonni!!! and yayyy!!! my gutterbuds are here!!!
Omo Michelle, Jeiz, Pam, sending you my love 🙂
yaaayyy!! minozlove is here!! come on gutterbuds let’s complete the attendance!
Jeiz, big big big hug, omo so happy you are here, how have you been sweetie? SO happy we will be part of commenting again, madness, I LOVE IT :):):)
****hugs minozlove**** im back here in Manila after several months of training in Singapore, so happy to reunite with you all. miss you, miss you, miss you!!!
Gutterbuds are back!!!
I’ve missed you all!
Pam so happy to see you, big hug doll :):):)
Hi jooni?? How are you? It’s been a long time since “The Faith”, I didn’t come here to see your blogs..
I hope I can read Soofty recap and your analysis about “the Heirs” and it becomes a very crowded thread with visitors from around the world just like “The Faith”..
I think it’s the most anticipated drama on 2013
Hi Jang Geum! Are you in Korea now? I’ve seen some of your posted pics in your fb account.
We cannot resist when we speak about Lee Min Hot ^ _ ^. I look forward to finding you for this drama. Good return Joonni. Kisses and see you very soon.
It’s nice to see so many familiar names again! ❤
I’m really excited for this. I miss our gathering here after every episode of LMH’s drama. Well, we only have to wait a little more. ^^. Miss you gals. 🙂
Aww, everyone has missed each other. You guys are the sweetest!
Ola Faithlings.. Classy makes the pitstop again..
God I missed all this intense fan-girling..
I think Faith came about the same time last yr.. so its good have a yearly “let out all fan girl exuberance”
anyways with the hype around Heirs.. all that i am hoping is that it doesnt do a BOF on me… other than that rest of any muckery will be tolerated..
And its good to be back on Joonni’s..
Thanks Joonni.. 🙂
Anyone from the faith club here?? I can see a lot of new entrants
hehehe, BOF was a train wreck that I rode until the very end, screaming my head off. But I cannot hate it. It introduced me to Lee Min Ho.
I know right.. But it was CH that got my mind and heart fixated at LMH..
So all hopes on heirs..
Its funny all this hype actually. Its totally fan generated. as far as the channel and production house is concerned. all they did was release stills like usual other dramas.
Come to think about the Heirs is famous enough for its Huge star burst cast..
I think here I might have second leas syndrome..
Woo Bin is just soo HOT and adorable..
I lub him.. 🙂
One of the best ~countdown~ this shall be…..
Not fond of soda at all, but LMH ssi, ya, because of your shirt, I will drink Coke tonight 🙂
Hello to you, Joonni & everybody
…….and if Joong-Won (MSun) is the cousin of Joo Won (SGarden), gorgeous Kim Tan (Heirs) is the cousin of GJunPyo? ❤ ❤ ❤
cousins that look alarmingly alike??? heheheh
apple big hug :):):)
Hi Hi Daejang Joonni!
It’s so good to have you back.
Wow! I’ve been waiting for this day since Faith ended. LOL
That day is just around the corner. Fighting!
I see that some of my fellow faithfuls/gutterbuds have beat me home. 🙂
Waving to Classy, Pam, Apple Box, Julz, Jeiz, Conjie, Onichick, Michelle & all the gutterbuds!
This definitely feels like old times.
Looking forward to rocking Joonni’s house come October.
Thank you, Joonni!
**hugs to all**
Anyong!!! It has been so long since we last spoke. Hope you are well. Can’t wait to begin our fangirl journey again. *wink wink*
you are right Gukja ssi feels like old times 🙂
Ha,.now that Unni is here .. the official commemoration of the Gutter coup begins..
Omo totally a bear hug, aigooooooo so happy 🙂
GUKJA!!!!!!!!!! Glad to see you back here! Can’t wait, dear gutterbud!
Hello Joonni! Its nice to see you back here. I missed reading your posts and insights.
LMH fan girling is getting back. :))) Hello my dear gutterbuds, Gukja, Michelle, conjie08, Jang Geum, Christou, apple box, onichick, Pam, Classy, jeiz and Juliane!!!
For the update, minozlove is currently in LA to hunt down LMH.. :))))) Wish here luck ladies! Looking forward for some bts pics from minozlove, conjie08 and klove. 🙂
Anyong Jhen!!! How have you been? It’s been too long hasn’t it. Finally! hehe Can’t wait to hang out with everyone again. 🙂
Did you go to the My Everything Global concert by LMH in Kuala Lumpur?
No unfortunately I didn’t, CallieP. Tickets ran out. 😦 The venue was really small. Don’t really know why they didn’t pick a bigger place.
Michelle, thanks for the reply. That is not what I heard. Someone who attended the concert said that there were many empty seats. At the last week, in order to sell the tickets they offered a photo together with LMH with the purchase of a ticket. This offer was only for last minute ticket buyers. Also if you already bought a ticket but could get someone else to purchase a ticket, both would get a photo op with LMH.
Yes, the venue KWS was not in an upscale location. It was partially open air and it seems LMH was sweating profusely but he was as usual a gentleman. The promoter did a poor job in advertising his concert.
Really?!?!? oh no!!! I wanted the cheaper tickets but only left was the expensive ones. None of my friends wanted to come along. I know it’s a lame excuse from me but I feel fangirling alone is no fun. Yea, I didn’t see any advertisements anywhere apart from LMH’s fansite on Facebook.
I guess Starhaus will be employing a different event organiser for his future concerts.
Joonni & Softy:
You will both be recapping “Heirs” as you did in Faith, correct? Looking forward to it. You both rock.
I am still not ready to leave Faith yet. I would like your and Softy’s feedback about the Seoul International Drama Awards. I remember Softy’s opinion about Faith and why she thought it was a bit hit, etc. especially with the international committee. I know critics and the Korean population did not really dig Faith because of the low ratings but internationally, it was different. With the thousands of pages on Soompi and the hundreds of You Tube fan art and videos, etc. Even the likes on the Seoul Drama Awards web page was very high. I had high hopes for it. However when it came to the finalists, Faith was not even selected. LMH was nowhere. How can Big, Dr. Jin, Fashion King make it in the finalists instead??? Gu Family book wasn’t even in the initial nominations because it should really be for 2014 not 2013 but it made it in the final list. And the winner- Arang & Lee Jun Ki. I don’t get it? How did that happen? I had hoped this award would finally show that Faith was beloved internationally. Finally Faith would get the recognition it deserved. Now this will never happen. This was the last event for 2013. In fact Faith in embroiled in one bad event after another. The law suit, the director’s suicide. No DVD release in Korea. The only one you can find is the Malaysian version and maybe Japan. The list goes on. No wonder Lee Min Ho wants to forget it. He even admitted it in a Japanese interview. He said that he never thought he would return to the filming site because it had been very difficult so his memories of the site were not great.
As for the People’s Choice award, I think LMH came second behind Yun Jun Ho or third behind Yun Jun Ho and Lee Jun Ki. How could Yun Jun Ho over take LMH? I never even heard of him until the People’s Choice voting. He wasn’t the lead in any drama. Seems he was second lead in Queen of Ambition.
Joonni and Softy can you help make some sense of this? I am still upset and need your opinion. Thank you so much in advance.
My experience after years of watching awards ceremonies in South Korea is that there are a lot of politics. I started to realize some years ago that there were so many winners that nobody could understand why they won and that a lot of winners were winners because they could attend the show. KBS, MBC, SBS like to push their own dramas when they have rights to air the show, etc, etc. Also, I remember some actor hinting somewhere that he won because he was the only one who could come to the award show. Fan voting can totally affect the results, etc etc. The thing with Seoul Drama awards, reading from the announcement, is that 30% of the decision came from the SDA committee, meaning they can influence the results, no? Also, the dramas needed to have been exported to more than fifteen countries or making more than $3 million through exports in the past year. I don’t think Faith was able to do that. As for Jung Yunho, you may not have known him but he is hugely popular worldwide as a member of the idol group DBSK. In fact, DBSK (when they were five members) is my favorite group. No worries, I have no fantasies about Yunho’s acting (and he is not my favorite DBSK member). He won through fan votes and there are a lot of Yunho fans. Lee Jun Ki is also hugely popular too. It’s just hard to see it when we have our biases. Lee Min Ho is popular overseas but he is less popular than he used to be in Korea itself so votes from Korea were probably not as high as others.
Don’t be upset CallieP. Sometimes the stars align and our favorite dramas or stars win, but most of the time, they don’t.
Thanks Joonni. Does Softy have any opinion on this? She felt Faith would remain as one of. the classics years later. Faith did not sell in 15 countries?, I thought all his dramas would. Did ARang sell in 15 countries? So lmh is not too popular in Korea now? Who are the top male actors now.?
I am excited about Heirs. Well it’s bittersweet since I am watching Master’s Sun right now and that drama is just awesome. Lady Choi is So Ji Sub’s aunt in this one, so I get 2 dramas in a row with her? SBS is the best station ever!
While I am LMH biased, I also a soft spot for Kim Woo Bin. I will cry for days if he’s left alone by the end of the drama.
I too will be torn!
As for Master’s Sun, enjoying it very much. *hums theme song* The ep 12 nearly killed me.
oh… he better keeps on acting, sounds so flat and even when he forced his voice it doesn’t sound good 😦
I can’t help but agree with you. I think if he concentrates on acting, in no time he will be able to make it into the international scene.
I agree with you. Let’s hope his agency lets him focus in acting but as long as fans keep on asking such activities from him they won’t let go the chance to make more money. I’m 100% sure this record and tour was Starhaus’ idea and some events make me think he even didn’t know about their plans until beginning of this year when he had to reject a movie role to start recording and rehearsing.
Yes. I was just talking to my hubs and we both agree his acting is tops compared to his other “talents”. Instead of trying to make more money out of him, I pray Starhaus doesn’t over-squeeze him but rather encourage him to making himself a future international star.
Maggie, what movie offer did lmh have to reject? I did not know about that. Thanks.
Friends 2. It was offered to him, but his agency rejected because of another plans; those plans turned to be the album and tour. At the end Kim Woo Bin got the role and he was very happy with it. The movie is going to be in movie theaters at the end of the year.
Still charming as ever.
It’s great to see a new post from you here although I’m glad that you are able to join @soompi for TMS live recaps that Softy is doing (she doing such a fantactic job at). I can’t wait for Heirs and I like the look and styling of LMH character in the stills.
I can’t wait to be able to read your thoughts and insights. I’m happy to hear that some of the Faithlings are in tow while LMH is in LA, how exciting. Although I live in CA and would love to be able to see him in person, even if it was at a distance as @Michelle Chan said fangirling by yourself is not so much fun as sadly my friends have not come to understand or realize the awesomeness of K-dramas. This is why I’m happy that there are blogs like yours where fans can come together.
We are getting closer and closer to Oct. yay!!!
Wonderful to see you here too, raindrops!
Thanks! I must check out your site out joonni for news posts as I think both you and Softy write so well. There is nothing better than following a drama in a environment (like your blog) where ppl love the same thing you do.
Here is the link to watch live press conference for #Heirs:
SBS drama Heirs
Wed (Wed) – Thu (Thurs) 10:00 PM
First broadcast on Oct 9, 2013
cr: Lee Minho – Heirs 상속자들 Korean Drama Facebook group
No problem, Jooni. 😉
why the video doesn’t work??
Not too sure, mika11 but it sure looks like a countdown to me.
@Michelle Chan, is this a countdown to the actual press conference? Very ingenious of them. Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome! I think it is, raindrops1. Very ingenious indeed and they know how to “feed” LMH’s starving fans.
@Michelle Chan, (sorry replied here because I did not see a reply option below after your post). Yes, it’s raindrops1. Yes, they do know how to “feed” the fans 😉 This is especially true because it’s seems like forever since it Heirs was announced. Thankfully Oct is fast approaching. Thanks to all of you who provide video updates etc because I’m completely tech un-savvy, sadly.
I do not have first hand updates on the drama but I try to see what is up in Facebook and post it here as soon as I can. My life revolves around the internet. I think I won’t be able to survive without it, sad to say. Ah well eh. What can I do when my life is dedicated to bringing up my little trouble maker at home. I strive on K-dramas to stay sane. lol
“Heirs”: Lee Min Ho & Park Shin Hye Explode With Chemistry During Their First Encounter
Credit link: http://couch-kimchi.com/2013/09/16/heirs-lee-min-ho-park-shin-hye-explode-with-chemistry-during-their-first-encounter/
I don’t know about you guys but I am at the edge of my seat now. The anticipation is killing me!
Coca-cola will kill my diet but he makes me so want to drink one now. lol
Link to BTS photos.
Note: Check out Choi Jin Hyuk in the leather bomber jacket and sunglasses. HOT
Especially for Choi Juin Hyuk’s fans. Get ready…..and drool!
Omo omo omo, thanks to Michelle I finally found way home, what was I thinking, being lost for sooooooooo long? I am a nutcase, that is the only explanation possible. OMo, omo omo, so we met up, Conjie, K love and I, of course our precious Jhen was supplying us information and CallieP and Gukja, were cheering us up as well as uri FilchiNY and WendyM, Sussie, Noonski, did I miss anyone? Anyhow, we went hunting down for uri precious LMH and the filming crue. I will write up a much longer post later, but after 7 hours of driving around we never found them and went instead to eat some good old Korean food to drown our sorrows.
BUT WAIT!!!!! There is always a NEW DAY, so literally next day we get a message from Conjie that they are filming at Huntington beach, so what are three devotees to do, but rearrange our lives and drive over to Huntington beach. Omo WE FOUND THEM and feasted our eyes on our beautiful LMH for hours. Now, it has to be said there were quite a few people there who told us to buzz off with our cameras, but we still got few pictures. Will send them along.
So happy to be back here, so so happy, Joonni thank you for recaping, we will be here to cheer you and spaz over our gorgeous guy. Lots of love :):):)
wow minozlove!!! that’s cool! and for sure the gutterbuds will wait for the pics! ****excited*****
Wow, that’s great. Dedication does pay off. How exciting. Count me in on the excited team to see pics.
omo for sure, I sent them over the email, just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will forward them to you, don’t know how to upload them here 😦 technologically backward, but at least I can send the to you through email, big smile 🙂
here is the first trailer of “the heirs”!!! omgggg i can’t wait!!!! and oh my gosh the ay he say “it’s ok baby”..it’s not ok at all i’m melting….:D
im feeling the same, he said “it’s ok baby” but my heart is not ok!!! he is sooo cute!
this has to be the sexiest “it’s ok baby” i’ve heard in all my life!! ho can he be soo hot?? i can’t
same here same here, in the same puddle :):):)
Leaving me breathless…
hi applebox!!! it’s been a while! i think i need an oxygen tank beside me right now!
Hahahahahhaah Jeiz, here we go with oxygen tanks, LOVE IT :):):)
LOL thank minozlove! Once the Heirs start we will all need that oxygen tank! 🙂
hahahahahha yes we will be permanently hooked hahahahahh 🙂
Count on me, although am already 50yrs old still, am interested to follow your updates about LMH… Enjoy!!!
its fun here!!! we’ve been gathering here since last year, i started during Faith, anxiously waiting for Joonni and Softy’s recap. all the gutterbuds are fun and lovely! Joonni is so generous to create this space! 🙂
oh yeah i can remeber!!! faith forever i loved that drama and joonni recaps were the best!! soo fast and good!!
sure is!!! 🙂
im sure you’re lovely at 50 🙂 while i am 31+single+busy with my life = inlove with LMH. LOL 😉
Ok, getting too excited having new set of friends who understand me being a fan of kdramas 🙂
a warm welcome 😉 i consider Joonni’s place as my second home!
that is so cool LadyGynn, wow, love your name. I am happily married and old and never the less crazy enough to ride around for 7 hours looking for LMH. Life is more fun like this 🙂 hahahahah
now that is what we call love!!! 🙂
omo Jeiz, we will have SO much fun here again, so happy, chonmal happy 🙂
Love… Love… Love…