A day after the upcoming SBS drama Those Who Wear the Crown, Withstand the Weight: The Heirs (Heirs or Heritors) released the first official stills from the drama, which featured leading lady Park Shin Hye washing dishes in a grungy ceremonial hall kitchen as a part time job, this time the production flips the switch completely and introduces male lead Lee Min Ho as the Richest Richie Rich who ever riched. Or something like that. You can’t tell from the buttaload of official stills that just dropped for Lee Min Ho’s Kim Tan, since he’s dressed casually and all, but his insanely expensive car gives his wealthy background away. He may look like an average but good looking bloke, but behind the wheels of his hot ride with buttery leather seats with a head rest emblazoned with a crown logo, you know this man-boy has got serious dough. Or at least his family does, and that’s the big issue for Kim Tan. The article accompanying the release of these stills says that Lee Min Ho has seamlessly studied and perfected his performance of Kim Tan and Heirs will be about the love story between the .01% of South Korea elite and downtrodden hardscrabble girl. The article says that despite being rich, Kim Tan carries with unbelievable pain in his heart. I wish it were indigestion or a serious case of heartburn, but it appears his family’s complicated rich people woes makes him rather grumpy to the world. I honestly think there is nothing wrong with doing a Cinderella-esque K-drama even if its been done to death before, because with a different cast and tweaked execution it could still be entertaining. And ultimately these kind of K-dramas are judged for its entertainment value over substantive quality, and here I hope Kim Eun Sook has more up her sleeve than re-doing her own Lovers in Paris for a younger Hana Yori Dango generation. I like Lee Min Ho’s hair here, it’s young without being overly fussy or complicated. So Ji Sub‘s hair as finicky Joogun in The Master’s Sun seriously looks like a helmet these days and I just want to rake my claws through it. All in all, nothing to complain about with the first look at Lee Min Ho in Heirs. Below I’ve also posted the first two pictures of Shin Hye and Min Ho filming together in LA.
Below is the first look at Park Shin Hye and Lee Min Ho filming in LA.