In the spectrum of good, better, best, the second teaser for Heirs or The Inheritors lands squarely in good. It’s better than the first one, but that one didn’t even make it to a decent and interesting level. This one has talking and every one of the leads makes a twirl (except for Im Joo Eun, who I decree simply must make a fabulous entrance once the action moves to the school yard where she’s a teacher – let her be Professor McGonagall-esque and I’ll cry tears of happiness). The overseas shoot in LA gets bonus points for really incorporating the laid back surfer culture vibe of the beach cities OC and the picturesque highways and desert region. The story is as expected but some of the leads are really popping in their roles, i.e. Kim Woo Bin as the bad boy ex-friend, Kim Sung Ryung as the mistress mother, Kim Ji Won as the bitchy fiancée, and Kang Min Hyuk as the smart boy next door. Both Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye are still just okay for me, and Choi Jin Hyuk has to fill his own big shoes for stealing the show in Gu Family Book as Daddy Gumiho and here he’s just your garden variety arrogant chaebol. The less I need to see or write about Krystal the better, if there was a begone-spray I’ll wipe her from this drama. I’m using Kim Woo Bin to top this post because any Heirs news this morning is rather less buzzyworthy than breaking news that Kim Woo Bin has been dating Korean top model Yoo Ji Ahn for the last two years. Since he’s a model-actor and not an idol, I figured he would have saner fans who would be happy for him (man’s got high brow taste), but hours after this new broke his fans went on a bender when they unearthed a picture posted of Yoo Ji Ahn wearing an expensive Balmain t-shirt that was identical to the one a fan gave Kim Woo Bin as a birthday present. Tears of outrage and betrayal are flowing that oppar!! dare give it away, and to his secret
ho-bag girlfriend at that! I laughed until I almost peed my pants at the reaction from his fans – this is not a scandal, who the fuck cares if he gave it away since once he received the present he could do whatever he wanted with it, and why is no one thinking that the most logical answer is that she’s wearing her boyfriend’s clothes because he’s her BOYFRIEND. They are adults and probably sleeping together and hanging out in each other’s apartments and using each other’s things like normal adult couples would. End of rant. Now go enjoy more Heirs. Kim Woo Bin is really the most eye-catching presence in this latest preview.
Second teaser for Heirs (English subbed):
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Oh, and here’s a picture of Kim Woo Bin with his honey Yoo Ji Ahn. They even model together and this Spring photo spread was done earlier this year. Too much quirky prettiness for my eyes. Forgot to say that I’m really happy for him. 🙂