Oh heck yeah! Just as I was ready to put all the Heirs or The Inheritors promotional materials behind me as generally a big ole disappointment (with only 1 or 2 standout stills and teaser), the drama upped and surprised me today. I don’t know if the brain trust at SBS was saving the best for last or finally got their act together because I finally love what I’m seeing. The cast of Heirs is getting ready to hold their drama press conference in mere hours but the production has just released two new drama posters and one more teaser preview. Let me say it again, I love it all! Seriously, not even being optimistic or sarcastic here, I genuinely smiled when I watched this latest teaser and the both new posters are fantastic. The high school cast poster captures the rich kids ambiance and is just very pretty to look at. The shallow part of me approves. The other new poster is even better, it only has leads Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye and shows them in a car with her looking introspectively towards the side of the road while all we see are his eyes glancing at her in the rear view mirror. It’s both unique and delivers a solid connection for the viewers with what the two leads must be feeling. The fourth teaser finally shows us scenes from back in Korea and I’m starting to get excited for the high school scenes. The uniforms are very pretty and I’m ready to give the grown men a giant magic wand wave and accept that they are all still high school students. It could be worse, it could be over-30 Bae Yong Joon playing a high school student in Winter Sonata. I must say that the rivalry and thwarted bromance between Lee Min Ho and Kim Woo Bin potentially looks awesome. I’m so meh about all the rich girl characters played by Kim Ji Won, Krystal, and Jeon Soo Jin, but the other boys at Empire High all look adorable, especially Kang Min Hyuk. This is also the first trailer where I’ve really liked what I’ve seen from Park Shin Hye. Dare I say it? Can Heirs manage to surprise everyone even with the most promotional material spoiling us in the history of dramas?
Fourth teaser for Heirs:
Eun Sang asks Kim Tan if he wants a place that more comforting than this place. Eun Sang says there is no way for her to succeed anyways because life is already predetermined. A white collar who earns 2 million won a month has already reached an agreement with this world which is all about earning a bite to eat. Kim Tan asks big bro Kim Won that its been three years already for them. Kim Won tells Tan to not worry, not to think, and not to come back. A woman’s voice asks if the child you bore is still in your arms? Kim Tan’s mom apologizes for setting him aside. Young Do says the choice is between being beaten up by someone stronger, or being beaten up by someone weaker. Kim Tan asks for help so that he doesn’t have to go back. Kim Won says that being an illegitimate son is not something that comes with choices. Kim Tan tells Eun Sang that he’s not sure if he’s safe, but he asks if she wants to come (with him)?