Wow, there sure is a lot of characters I don’t care about in Heirs in this post. Funnily enough, it’s all actors I like ranging from Choi Jin Hyuk to Im Joo Eun to Kang Ha Neul. At a certain point the drama narrative kicks in and like or not like an actor, the character is what reigns supreme at the end of the day. It may be a celebrity chef behind the wheel, but it’s the dish that matters. In Heirs, the potential love triangle (if any) between Kim Won, Empire High teacher Hyun Joo, and student body president Hyo Shin, is about as interesting as watching paint dry. Let me explain. Right now Hyo Shin has as much screen presence as a cardboard cut-out. Not Kang Na Neul’s fault, his character is literally there to fill space and time. Coming from an overachieving family does not make his stress interesting. His interest in Hyun Joo seems falls into the K-drama penchant for titillating teacher-student romance, except without any stakes because Hyun Joo barely acknowledges his presence as a human boy much less a man. Not that the real man around her is any prize either. Won is just a jackass if ever there was one, there is no excuse or justification for his ill-treatment of Tan, who is blameless since when did he make the choice to be born into that family. Hyun Joo is zero impact so far with 3 scenes in 6 episodes and no clear explanation as to her history with Won. It’s clear from Chairman Kim’s intentions towards Eun Sang to make her Hyun Joo v.2, i.e. attend Empire High and come to the self-realization that she is never ever going to have a future with the uber-rich heirs like Won or Tan. This is redundant narratively since we don’t need an older version hanging around to understand the obstacles facing Tan and Eun Sang falling for each other. I wish more care would be spend on Won and Hyun Joo so that I would care about them, much like I’m caring about Tan and Eun Sang. Instead the drama wastes time with the Esther-Secretary Yoon flirtation, which makes as much sense as the Snow Queen wanting to make out with the Head Elf. My adoration of Heirs really is quite inexplicable, but who needs to overthink it when an hour whizzes by and I end up pleasantly satisfied by the end.