After watching Lee Min Ho in Boys Over Flowers, I decided to see if I could find another of his dramas on Hulu since that was the platform I was still using for my newfound K-drama love. The option available for me there was Heirs.
Heirs very much reminded me of Boys Over Flowers in the beginning as a poor girl was awarded a place in a school for children of the elite. (However, it was definitely closer to Cheese in the Trap as far as style and cinematography go.) This drama centers around Cha Eun Sang and her trials while attending this school and being seen as inferior.
Park Shin Hye’s portrayal of Cha Eun Sang was amazing. Even CJ mentioned how she truly looked terrified when in an unsettling situation.
I couldn’t help but to be drawn into the conflict of the first and second male leads. I longed to find the reason behind their complicated love/hate relationship and was heartbroken for both boys when things were finally revealed.
This drama is a good place to start in the genre. It helps you learn more about social hierarchy and stigmas. It also introduces you to some great actors whose other works are worth viewing as well. Definitely worth a watch.