Some people like dramas that make them cry. I like balance in every episode. There has to be some laughter between the tears. And there should also be some resolution in every episode. Dramas with too many episodes tend to recycle scenarios. This is the case with The Heirs and I got weary of the drama before it was over. And since most of the Heirs recappers of this drama are venting, this is my shot. So I’m skimming over some episodes and tuning in for the fairy tale ending promised by the dream catcher.
Despite the ratings and superstar cast, “Beautiful Man” is potentially a much better drama than “Heirs” JKS is supposed to learn about power from 10 different women in order to overthrow his wicked stepmother and get his inheritance.
And I’m looking forward to the new Yoon Si-yoon drama, “Prime Minister and I”.
So it’s a good thing I watched the drama more for beauty than anything else. Park Shin Hye, Lee Min Ho, Minhyuk, Choi Jin Hyuk, Lim Ju-Eun, Kang Ha-neul, Kim Woo Bin, etc. are all drop-dead beautiful.
In this drama, Cha EunSang is caught between two bullies playing tug of war and I wonder if they ever once considered her feelings in the game. But I did come to like YoungDo more than I expected.
I’m also convinced that Tan could be as ruthless as Chairman Dad in getting what he wants so it’s probably good that Won doesn’t trust him even though Tan doesn’t want the company yet. But treating someone badly before they do anything wrong can be counter-productive.
The character development was okay but I never did like anything about Rachel, Esther, or Youngdo’s dad. Chairman and second wife, I understand to a degree although they are one dimensional. Second wife warns Tan that everything he does has a price, but the things parents do come with a price too. I don’t really think they care what happens to Tan (He seems a throw-away child) so he will have to come up with something other than EunSang if he is to survive.
I loved the relationship between Mute Mom and Madam Han as well as ChanYoung and BoNa. They were the comic relief. And I liked cool headed Secretary Yoon a lot. Jo Myung-Soo is a Pollyanna type character which is probably why he gets along with Youngdo.
I admire EunSang for escaping the mistress scenario and Tan needs to get a life. (Madam Han was, after all, a Madam) He spends too much time in a victim mentality (I hate perpetual victims). Park Shin Hye’s nickname for Lee Min Ho is “Elementary School Kid” and it really seems to apply in Heirs.
Park Shin Hye has kiss scenes in a lot of dramas, MVs, and commercials and I’ve come the the conclusion that she doesn’t much like kissing. I wonder if it stems from when she was a child actor and had to kiss an older man (I read about that somewhere) Although she is beautiful, comedy is more her forte than romance. I’m reminded of something Joo Won said in an interview that the love scenes make him feel good. That’s probably why he is so good at it.