“Poor Girl, Rich Guy…don’t you hate a clichéd love story?” Said no K-Drama fan. Ever.
K-Drama fans know what I am talking about. Evil mother getting in the way of your OTP’s (One True Pairing) happy ever after, the notorious ‘leading lady drinks too much Soju’ scene and of course the infamous ‘poor girl, rich guy’ love story. These are all the things that I am expecting in the new drama on the block, HEIRS.
Heirs premiered last week and I actually feared it would fall short given all the hype and attention it was getting but you know what I actually liked it - didn’t love it - but still enjoyed it.
Is the plot unique and fresh? Absolutely not. It’s the same clichéd story line that pops up every year in K-Drama world. Does that bother me? Not one bit and if it bothers you I feel bad for you son…I’ve got 99 problems and watching this drama ain’t one.
I have been waiting for this drama the moment it was announced that CNBLUE’s Yonghwa and Park Shin Hye would be reuniting again (yes I am a YongShin shipper) only to have Yonghwa turn down the role (I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP). I picked up the pieces of the ‘Yonghwa/Shin Hye’ shipwreck and continued to hold a silent vigil for this drama and boy did that vigil pay off.
Check out the star-studded cast for Heirs:
I mean Park Shin Hye and Lee Minho?! Besides casting Taeyang and myself, I can’t think of two experienced actors who could play the leading roles. We may not have Yonghwa but we still have CNBLUE’s Minhyuk, Krystal from F(X), ZE:A’s heart throb Hyung Sik and model turned actor Kim Woobin.
I have also fallen under the spell of Choi Jin Hyuk courtesy of his former smoking hot "guardian spirit days" when he played Wol-ryung in Gu Family Book. Pretty sure he is the bad guy in this drama but for now I’m going to turn a blind eye to all his “mean and evil half-brother” characteristics.
I think I speak for everyone when I say that I cannot wait for all the characters to return to Seoul, I’m sure I don’t need to explain why. It’s still early days and I’m sure it will only get better as it progresses, I’ll just have to trust Minho when he tells me “It’s ok baby” ;)