It makes me sad that I wasn’t able to review this drama week after week but real life caught me and time was something that I did not have (and I still don’t really but I’ll just get less sleep this time).
Oh drama I love you so much ! I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed with Kim Eun Sook behind the writing but the feelings I get from it are much more than what I expected !
Before we start going deep into the subject let me tell you how much I love the relation chart between all the characters. I believe I’ve talked about it already but I love how each character is related with the other without it being thanks to the main character. The links between all of them are beyond the simple meeting between the lead characters which we often found in k-dramas and it is really refreshing.
Now let’s talk about our amazing love triangle like Kim Tan said. I think I have never been so torn between the two male leads over the our main character. Never in my drama life have I felt such an hesitation in choosing who I am rooting for.
Kim Tan and Cha Eun Sang are indeed made to be together, they care about the other and even if they keep trying to get over the other it just doesn’t happen. Kim Tan left his home for Eun Sang and if Eun Sang had a harder time finding the courage to stay with Tan it was more because she cared too much about him than being scared for her. I enjoy how they became a couple early in the drama it unable us to see all the obstacles they have to face and, most importantly, they aren’t rushing everything. I am also delighted about how they actually act like a couple! They are not that shy to hold hands and be together and they steadily get deeper and deeper into their relationship.
Talking about this I cannot help but think this: Park Shin Hye I am so proud of you! You have overcome this awful stage of shyness with boys and I can only congratulate you. No but seriously her chemistry with Lee Min Ho is absolutely fantastic and (sorry for the Yonghwa/Shin Hye shippers) much much much better than with Yonghwa. There is a comfort between them that we can definitely perceive on screen. Lee Min Ho also is doing an awesome job and I like him better when he shows many expressions like this.
Yet, even if I am aware Kim Tan & Eun Sang are meant to be together I can’t help but want Young Do to find someone he will love and that will love him back. He indeed has particular ways of showing his love to someone but I think I would somehow fall for someone like that. I’m not saying that he is right to do this but to me it feels like he is so clumsy and ignorant when it comes to love that it’s his way of showing his feelings and at the same time protecting himself. The past couple of episodes have been extremely terrible for me as I could just feel his sorrow over Eun Sang’s rejection. Thought they are not meant to end together I am still hoping for them to get a special relationship and complicity.
If this love triangle takes quite a lot of space in the storyline we cannot forget about Kim Tan & Young Do. These two look like an old couple getting mad for nothing at each other. Their bromance is so deep and present that I want them to make up already. I mean they care so much about the other and are making such a mess when they are against each other so how awesome can they become when they are actually friends. Plus, they need to be friends again so Young Do will be able to cheer up on both Eun Sang and Kim Tan when Kim Tan’s dad is going to mess up with everyone.
Speaking of support there is another one who will ultimately finally act like a big brother. Kim Won is already starting to open his heart to his brother and I can’t help but feel that he is behaving the way he is behaving in order to protect his brother and not out of hate. Like Young Do said he knows Tan didn’t do anything wrong yet it hurt so much to accept the truth that he try to convince himself he is right to act like this. Just like Young Do I think Won will be a huge support (and probably the most important one) to Chan Eun Sang and Tan since he knows more than anyone else what situation his brother is in.
With six episodes left there is a war coming up for each of our characters and I cannot wait for it. It is definitely going to be hard especially since the dad is pretty nice piece of junk. I have a really hard time understanding him really. I can understand his first wife was the love of his life, that he has a huge empire but going as far as dictating both his son’s lives is just too much. He is even aware of their lack of love for him and doesn’t seem to care which is just scary.
I have many many many things to say on this show but definitely not enough time to talk about it now. Since the ending of the show almost coincide with my Christmas holidays I will definitely do a bigger post on the Heirs !
Have a lovely day and let’s all wait patiently for Wednesday !