The Heirs is the most highly anticipated drama of the year. As early as spring, we were already talking about this drama and there was a lot of speculation as to whether it would actually be able to live up to all of the hype around it. With the YouTube YTMAs and last week being our wedding anniversary/university midterms, I haven’t really had the time to sit down and do a proper TOAD video and review the drama, so instead I’m dedicating an entire Friday video to this drama.
Overall I’m complacent with the drama. It’s definitely not living up to all of the hype that was building around it, but it’s also far from being the worst drama that I’ve ever seen come out of Korea. If anything, it’s an above average drama that totally plays into already well-established drama clichés and cultural stereotypes that I have to try my best to overlook. I especially found this in the first few episodes. If I had to pull out my biggest issues, they are all related to how the money was spent to make it look fancy and expensive but they overlooked the basic elements that would take a mediocre story and make it fantastic – and I’m not talking about the cars and houses. More than anything I’m talking about the terrible acting/English of the LA actors. That in part is due to the drama writers, but surely they could ok things with a native English speaker from the USA.
There are a lot of things here and there that I think should be changed and adjusted and it keeps going as the episodes continue, but though I’ve watched several episodes, I’m not completely caught up yet. That being said, as always I’m bringing you my thoughts on the first episode. Though I haven’t included it as much in this actual video, I’m pretty impressed with the actual acting on the parts of Park Shin Hye and Lee Min Ho. They were high stakes actors and the drama’s not failing due to their acting abilities.. As for the overall drama, it’s still a waiting and seeing process.. so stay tuned with me as it plays out. I will update you all on my progress on Tumblr. ☺