K-Drama Review: The Heirs

K-Drama The Heirs/The Inheritors (왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들)
Genre Romance, youth, school, melodrama, comedy
Episodes 20
Airing? October 2013 – December 2013
Plot: The drama will be a mix in style between ‘Boys Over Flowers’ and ‘Gossip Girl’, with the plot centered around the love and friendship between wealthy high school students. (credit)

So basically, flower boy Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) falls deeply in love with Cha Eun-Sang (Park Shin-Hye) and makes her fall for him, too. But trouble soon follows when his rival Choi Young-Do (Kim Woo Bin) also discovers his feelings for her and when Tan’s family finds out about them.

Rating:  (3/5)

I feel like the producers of this drama all sat down and one of them said “Okay, to get the most money out of this drama, let’s choose some idols everyone loves, eye-candy actors and a basic predictable plot to draw in young viewers!” and everyone else nodded in agreement.

God, honestly, The Heirs had so much more potential. Great example for bad writing and horrible choices. Yes, the cast was great, don’t get me wrong! I loved the actors and actresses but cliché characters and little to no character development or whatsoever basically ruined it for me as well as the plot.

I hate love-triangles because I always end up suffering from what people call “Second-Male-Lead-Syndrome”. This drama wasn’t an exception. Everything was just incredibly frustrating and annoying and don’t even get me started on the always occuring family drama. Ridiculous.

A round of applause for the cliff-hangers at the end of each episode which kept me going! I kind of always ended up wanting to know how everything will turn out which is why I gave this drama 3 Stars for keeping my attention. Usually I would’ve stopped torturing myself around episode 5.

The ending was also extremely unsatisfying and abrupt. I won’t go into detail though, since I don’t want to ruin it for anyone (if I haven’t already haha). If you enjoy being frustrated and/or are a hardcore fan of one of the actors, go ahead and watch this drama. If you’re not, don’t waste your time.

K-Drama Review: The Master’s Sun

K-Drama The Master’s Sun, 주군의 태양
Genre Romance, horror, fantasy, comedy
Episodes 17
Airing? August 2013 – October 2013
Plot: Joo Joong Won (So Ji Sub) is a cold and ambitious CEO, who measures all human relationships through money. Tae Gong Shil (Gong Hyo Jin) is a sensitive assistant, who suffers from insomnia, due to her ability to see ghosts after an accident. Joong Won will learn to trust Gong Shil and falls in love with her. (credits)

Rating:  (5/5)

I have to admit, I was sceptical of the whole “Look-at-me-I-can-see-ghosts” Idea but it was surprisingly well done. The female lead of The Master’s Sun, Gong Shil always helps those ghosts to fulfill their last wishes, then they vanish to The Other Side. Most of the ghosts’ stories were heartbreaking and made me cry. A lot. And then there were others, that were rather scary and sometimes a little weird. Those stories made this drama so interesting and unique, as well as the perfectly written love story between the two main characters.

The last four episodes were so so so romantic and well done! I don’t want to give anything away but boy, I really live for cheesy shit like that.

If you’d consider yourself a hopeless romantic like me I’d definitely recommend The Master’s Sun to you. Don’t be taken aback from the mystical aspect of it, trust me on this one.

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