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Heirs adds Kang Haneul, Park Hyung-shik

Are you tired of hearing about Heirs yet? I know, I know, there’s been a lot of news, only it’s not really that much real news, and the drama’s still months off. I wouldn’t blame you if you were sick of Heirs already and it hasn’t even begun shooting yet.

But I’m not gonna lie, I’m so totally not in that camp, because this show is probably going to be my crack of the year. At least I hope so, since I’ve had a decidedly crack-deprived year thus far and I miss the high. Some shows have produced minor buzzy effects, but nothing in the realm of the full-on, heart-pounding, I-dream-of-potential-plot-developments-at-night brand of addiction that has you craving your next hit.

Okay, Imma stop talking like a scary junkie now and move on to Heirs, which already has a pretty shiny cast of beautiful, popular, and talented stars: Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye, Choi Jin-hyuk, Kim Woo-bin, and most recently Krystal. Now two more up-and-comers are in the mix, both with recent cable hits that have boosted their name recognition: Kang Haneul of Monstar and Park Hyung-shik of Nine and idol group ZE:A. (Kang Haneul is confirmed, Park Hyung-shik is not.)

This should be a great stepping stone for Kang Haneul, who will play the son of a police chief who is smart, handsome, and student body president. Soooo… just like his Monstar character? Granted, that’s not a bad type of character to reprise, since he’s currently fluttering hearts and winning over viewers as the smart, musically talented, all-around perfect Big Man On Campus. And while the Monstar character isn’t really doing it for me (I know, I tried, but his brand of disdainful hauteur keeps me from warming to him), he certainly is doing a good job in the role. As a bonus, it’s giving him lots of opportunities to show off his musical talents, which he honed first on the musical stage.

I thought Park Hyung-shik was a little green but promising in Nine, where he played the younger version of Lee Jin-wook’s time-traveling hero. He is reportedly in negotiations to work out his schedule with the show after receiving the offer and meeting with the writer. Time conflicts were supposedly why he dropped Master’s Sun recently, but Heirs will be a few months behind that show’s timetable. His would-be character is a chaebol heir, which, dur. They’re ALL heirs! That’s like saying there are rich people in Gossip Girl. Will they all have eyes and hair and speak, too?

Heirs will premiere in October.

Via E News 24, Star News

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Now I'm in.. KHN~~!! ♥◡♥

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LOL. Love the heart eyes. I feel my drama crack radar going off the charts. I'm with JB; this might be the fix I've been waiting!

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Omg just announced is that Kim Ji won is joining this drama and i think she would look good with the cast and i absolutely adore her!

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MY CRACK <3
I hope I don't end up being disappointed
I NEED LMH

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Aweeeeesome..can't wait,so many candy eyes ;)

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this drama gonna be easy to popular esp for foreign, i think most of foreign kdrama viewer is youngster that love lovey dovey rmance with many good loking actor, even bad rom-com could popular

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Lols, you got that right. Regardless of the production quality this drama is going to get the ratings purely based on the fandoms alone.

That said, I would probably scrutinize a bit more harsher based on that fact. Minus all the star-power what does this production bring? I'd love a drama where it's just fun cracktastic fluffiness with the pretty and cute - but it definitely needs to be done right. Standards have been raised, audiences aren't as easy as they used to be...at least I would hope so.

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Yes! Yes! Yes! My preety boy Haneul in Heirs. My only hope he won't play some douchebag like For you in full blossom.

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Maybe we're supposed to be dazzled enough by the cast to tune-in and, even if the plot and rationality of the show goes south, keeping watching just for the cast?

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LOL I think if the plot really went south and the writers went totally nuts, I REALLY would just keep watching just for the case. That's a drama addict for you. (Though I did not have the patience after 4 episodes of Lie To Me.)

Here's to Heirs being a crack-tastic drama!

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OMG, Lee Min-ho, Kim Woo-bin, and Kang Ha-neul in one drama? *shriek*

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I think this writer has a plan-to kill us with the Pretty! :-)

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Why not?! I can't think of a better way to go. ^_^

I pray to all the drama gods that this show would live up to its hype. Its been some months since my last crack drama (Gaksital) and I really.. REALLY need a fix.

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Seems like we will never short of actor to watch for but not so many for actress.

I read somewhere that Park Shin-hye is not from a chaebol family, she's the daughter of a maid at LMH's house.

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Ooh that makes it sound so much more like Boys over Flowers! That would make sense though, it being a Korean drama. It's always poor girl and rich boy hahaha.

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But she is not poor here. Just not as rich as the hero :-)

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Heehee it is relative though.. The daughter of Lee Min Ho's maid would naturally be poorer than Lee Min Ho himself right? Anyway, looking forward to the drama!

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I hope this is not true because it'd be such a turn off for me, I cannot stand those cliche dramas (or anything for the matter) poor girl - rich guy.

I adore this cast, it's like my dream cast to be quite honest, I'm really hoping this is good.
Usually dramas like these are either really good or really bad.

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lmao then this drama is going to be a turn off because from premise alone it's as cliche as it gets.
BOF is a project that comes to mind everytime i think of Heirs.

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I really hate iiiit... Why does this drama keep adding my favourite actors to their list? I don't plan to watch it from the start... And now look who are their latest casts! It's Park Hyung Sik and Kang Haneul! Dear Writer, if you make Heirs as crappy as AGD and Secret Garden, I'm not going to forgive you. Please don't waste those talents. :((

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I shall not comment... Good deed of the day. ;)

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I hope this drama disappoints you then, because AGD and Secret Garden are two of my all time favorite dramas. ^_^

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what??? secret garden seriously? one of the greatest drama i ever seen

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Good for KHN!! Am so glad Monstar is the breakout drama for a lotta these young-uns!!

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This cast of HOT boys is killing me. I feel like my expectations for this drama are getting too high just by the casting alone. I'm on board watching at this point even with basically zero information about the actual plot. I do think it will be cracktastic, but I'm not sure how its going to live up to the hype I'm building in my head. Please be awesome Heirs! You seem like you have all the parts to be. Please just put it all together!

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Just checked Soompi aaaand Park Hyung-shik is confirmed to be in the drama.

Anyway I like the premise it's kinda different. Normally, it's one poor character stuck in the chaebol world which is repetitive and overdone.

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That's a good point. We usually see the drama from the perspective of the outsider looking in - here, we'll be living in the chaebol world with them. Now we can find out if they actually do anything else on a daily basis besides persecute poor heroines and their families :).

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Most probably try to outdo each other in obtaining one-of-a-kind, hard-to-get, limited edition Giuseppe Zanottis or something. But who would they persecute???

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I have loved Kang Haneul is To the Beautiful You, and I am thrilled he is getting chances to move up in the acting world. Only sad part is when he gets big, I will have to share him with other fan girls :(

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I ment *since TTBY... sorry

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I may be the only one, but I really hope the next casting news is for a talented young actress or two. So far the cast consists of five men and two women, which seems... uneven. *g*

Though I guess at least three of the men could be in love with Park Shin Hye's character, which is not an unreasonable assumption (because hey, kdrama). Hm.

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I have not minded the casting focusing on men, because in life and in dramas I like the odds to be in my favor ;)

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And so it really will be different from F4 cuz there's (F)5.

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OMG you are so funny!!! This is definitely F5!

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Surely, casting for male characters must be completed with these two. They really are a good looking bunch of 5 ! Do hope KES will be able to utilize all of them well. Wonder who else if any will be joining the female cast......

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I will never ever evaaaaaaa get sick cant wait to see min ho oppa *dont give the danb abt the rest*

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Ohmy this cast ensemble is soooo.....pretty.

I definitely will tune in - also need a crack for this year - and all the casts, I like.
Hyung-shik, hope he will confirm. He won't be that hard playing a chaebol, since he actually comes from a rich family.

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ohemgeee!!! LMH, CJH, KWB, and now with Kang Haneul ... the yummiest F4, tall, hot and handsome.

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I can just picture all four of them walking in a line and i'm already dying at the hotness to come! I was ecstatic when CJH and KWB joined and now i'm literally jumping up and down for Kang Ha Neul! Yayy i've had a huge crush on him since TTBY and I actually really like him in Monstar. Now i'm just hoping that the writing of this drama does them justice! Guess only time will tell :D

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Almost paaaaarrradiiiiise

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I read this from soompy.
"Kang Ha Neul will play the role Lee Hyo Shin, the student president who has both the brains and looks. his grandfather was a high-ranking former governmental Minister, his uncle is the President’s chief secretary, and his father is the Public Prosecutor General."

OMG his family background is really......... something.

And the agency said
"We are expecting that Park Hyung Sik will join the U.S. location setting for ‘The Heirs’ in September. Park Hyung Sik will play the role of Jo Myung Soo who is from a rich family but doesn’t care about money or prestige."

His haracter seems ok.

CANT WAIITTTTTTTT

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Wow...I'm blinded by the preetay. Nice to see KHN in a sure-to-be-a-buzz-but-hopefully-don't-suck-too-much drama. Just wished he'd been cast in some other roles....he's been the cold and aloof ones in quite a few dramas already. I love him in Monstar but guys with descriptions like this never go far (in kdrama world anyway).

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What is it with Korean and Prosecutors?

When I hear Prosecutor I think of Law and Order: CI.
Chung Chung!

Heirs is reading a lot like Boys over Flowers. Except, with no Jan Di. So YAY.

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I am still super excited about Heirs but now it is only because of the cast as finally I watched my first drama from the writer..which is Secret Garden and although m enjoying it, but my heart doesn't flutter with it....it's kind of shallow....not to mention the recycled things and no movement of plot.....

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I have my concerns too as regards to KES. Still haven't got around to finishing Secret garden and watched AGD in parts. Will watch the drama but am really hoping for a good script too......she just cannot let this cast go to waste.

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Me too... Not so found with the writer, never finish SG and only watch 1st ep of AGD. Plus, not really a fan of LMH, love KWB the model not the actor. I didn't intend to watch this. But now, with my lovely-solemn-dreamy class President KHN on board, I changed my mind.. ^^

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I'm so much more interested in all the secondary characters than the leads....

All actors that I'm interested in seeing develop their skills in further projects.

The leads... mehhhh for me, unfortunately.

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Another heir on a string ... ;)

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Yay for more Heirs news!

OTOH, for those of you relieved to have "no Jan-di" in this story, expect to be disappointed because if you read here:

http://koalasplayground.com/2013/07/08/full-character-chart-for-heirs-reveals-plot-set-up-and-krystal-of-fx-joins-the-cast/

PSH char's actually IS poor *grunt* :S

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just read this, highly disappointed -_-, i hope there is more to the story than just romance, well at least even though she is poorer, she is not running around doing loads of part time jobs , like every poor female lead :)

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I read it and don't know what to think. I can totally see some Boys Over Flowers similarities, which I'm not too happy about, because I really hate the rich boy/poor girl trope. Oh well. I really want to know who Krystal is playing though, based on this. I want her to play Kim Woo-bin's girlfriend, but I doubt it. Thanks for the link!

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Yeaaay! Kang Haneul <3<3<3. Hope the drama will turn out great, and I'm sure it will!

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Oh wow! I love both these two young actors especially HyungShik. I was totally converted after watching Sirius T_T

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Once again I'll say it, This writers greatest work was "City Hall" (Which still stands as #1 drama for me). But after that, I've seems to drop all of her latter works. So now I'm on the fence for this drama, although I will always check out at least one episode or a few before deciding to drop it.

I'm also on a fence because so much pretty boys are being cast in ONE drama. I'm not one to complain about having eye candy, but I don't want the Writer/Producers to try and use these pretty men to make up for the lack of script and directing.

Now for the major matter at hand, which is the two leads. Lee Min Ho needs to come and he needs to come strong. I last watched him in FAITH and I must say he was horrible. But since I liked him in BOF and Personal taste, I'll give Heirs a chance. And I guess he is good at playing rich roles, so I think he will be OK. Now for Park Shin-hye, "Sigh" PLZ make her character STRONG. Last watched her was in You're Beautiful and although I did manged to finish it. I wanted to grab her and tell her to stop crying so darn much. Skipped Heart String because I knew she would have cried a river there.

My only attraction at the moment is Choi Jin-hyuk aka Papa Gu. Yep, Yep, He's FINE/SEXY as a faction. He needs to get his own drama.

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You should have watch Lee min ho in city hunter. He was just...badass all round. And heartwarming :) Wherealse Park shin hye in Flowe boy next door shined a lot and put her past dramas in shame. She had this matured aura around her. Of course, just my opinion!! :)

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I'm still on the fence about this drama, I REALLY do NOT want to see Lee Min Ho playing an 18 year old again. I've not seen any of the other actors' dramas, so I won't comment. I loved Lee Min Ho in City Hunter and found him weirdly annoying in Personal Taste. Is it too much to hope for that KES makes them college students instead? Also I've heard PSH is a bad actress, but I hope her character isn't as annoying is Jan Di.

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My best hope is that the story will quickly skim through the high school part once they have established the relationship and laid the foundation for the main story.
Similarly, you may also have heard that she is a good actress too. Best thing would be to wait and judge yourself. Instead of people's opinion I would just like to quote the famous golden lion award winning director of 'Pieta' praising her performance after watching her TMOR7, "........the recent most glamorous actress and perhaps South Korea's top actress with unshakeable position in the near future."

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I second the suggestion the other poster made- watch City Hunter! It's his best role to date because the writing, AND acting was superb.

In fact, Dramabeans voted City Hunter as best drama of that year.

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I'm not sure how my eye or heart are going to handle all the pretty in this show... *starts putting money a side for potential heart and eye transplant*

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I wish they'd stop putting lip-stick on the male actors, they don't freaking need it. The HD cameras and tv makes it so obvious.

"Are you tired of hearing about Heirs yet?" Yes its like Faith, over hyped and all.

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Must be your irrational love for Lee Minho speaking. Ha. Because the more I hear about this drama, the less I care. I'll still check it out, but I get the sense it'll be a drama I watch with no emotional ties, both of the serious and high kind. Meh. What would help is the release of plot details.

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This drama is gonna sink so bad that the mention of it will make me cringe of embarassment..or would be my drama crack getting me high every week. Judging by the actors alone, i'm keeping my money in my pocket first. BUT BUT all of them were in my fav dramas :'( LMH in CITY HUNTER CJH in GU FAMILY BOOK, PSY IN YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL AND FBND, THEN KWB FRM SCHOOL. NOW THEY'RE PUTTING BOTH SUN WOO'S FRM NINE AND MONSTAR. SHOW YOU ARE KILLING ME. PLEASE...STHAP IT. IF YOU'RE GONNA SUCK, JUST DON'T DRAG ALL MY BABIES DOWN T_T

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I know man i feel your pain!! I hope they dont drag all our babies down!!

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I m definitely in. I love both AGD and SG. I love the writer's style and punk. And this with the perfect line up, I must empty all my October slots. Wait for me!

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*punches victory fist into the air* So. Excited.

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Oh Kang Haneul!

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Totally agree with javabeans, I haven't find my crack of the year either! I really hope this one will be it for me as well! *cross my fingers*

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This drama sounds like such a massive potential mess (especially given the writer and subject) but damn it, Park Shin-hye and Kim Woo-bin already had me hook line and sinker, and now Kang Haneul is just one more reason to watch.

I can't wait for October now!

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Well, well ...

I don't know but this drama really trying to make it big or hit it by casting every popular actor out there.... but will it hit big ? Don't think so, the plot... it is so BOF all around.

One thing is sure: they'll sell it to many other countries but I think it'll get bad ratings on Korea like to the beautiful you did and etc...

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Okay, I have recently come to like each of these actors and I am SUPER exited by the line up. Lots of good acting skills. It will be interesting to see who is going to really bring it and who may not shine as bright in comparison. I am hoping everyone does a smashing job including the writer and PD.

Sqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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I personally have already found my crack drama for the year in IHYV, but I'll admit I wouldn't turn down another :) I've personally enjoyed PSH in her previous dramas and I really like CJH and KWB, totally enjoying KHN in Monstar...so I feel bad that it's the lead guy, Lee Min Ho who just does nothing for me. Then again, fans rejoice, you've got one less person to fight for him! Maybe this will be the role that makes me a fan, but I don't see myself crushing on him like I will with some of the secondary guys in this drama *cough Choi Jin Hyuk cough*

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I love people who judge without knowing, 3 months ahead and then make predictions. Even when I know, I'm wrong most of the time, so... *grabs pop corn.*

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LMAO, *sits beside you and grabs popcorn*

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You guys crack me up. I'm with you. I'll mix up some Suicide Soft Drinks and grab some Junior Mints.
I hope no one with big hair or little kids sits in front of us.

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Javabeans, you haven't found your drama crack yet? Mine are IHYV and Cruel City! Gah! Both so good but not flawless!

I am just afraid Heirs is so hyped up it might disappoint me! And, I don't want my Lee Min Ho to fail at anything, after Faith got less than stellar reviews (even though I loved the OTP).

Can't wait to see it!

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all handsome boy in this drama ...woooow , I want congratulate to my eye for all prety boy can see for moments...

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I was going to check this out regardless, but Kang Haneul cemented it for me. I confess to having a crush since TTBY and I totally love him in Monstar (yes, even with the character's faults, that's why).

I'll probably die from all the pretty on my screen when Heirs starts. At least I have a while to mentally and emotionally prepare myself for the onslaught o'pretty.

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please let this be good. please let this be good. please let there be PLENTY of daddyho! :P

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Funny 'cause Hyungshik's a real-life rich kid. Nicknamed the new "chaebol idol" after Siwon and all. He won't have such a hard time portraying his character then. :)

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I'm really excited about Kang Haneul, because I like him in Monstar, and he's really good at playing that type of character. I mean, wasn't his character in To the Beautiful You similar as well? I like him a lot, and think he's making some pretty good career choices. I mean, I may not be that big a fan of this writer (although I did like A Gentleman's Dignity) but actors really like to work in her dramas, don't they?

I'm not familiar with the other guy. I don't even listen to his Kpop group. So, I don't really care if he joins or not, though I'm sure he will.

I don't get tired of hearing about this show. I'm actually looking forward to it. While Secret Garden was a huge disappointment to me, after I've heard so many rave reviews about it, A Gentleman's Dignity was really good. At least I thought so. On the surface, if you didn't delve to deeply into characterizations. But it was cute and a nice crack drama for the middle of the year. I'm sure heirs will be pretty similar. Because we're getting some solid young actors for it. Most of whom I like quite a bit.

Now we just need to hear about these kids parents. I think it would be really cool if Lee Min-ho's City Hunter Daddy to play his daddy in this. I liked their scenes together in City Hunter.

Anyway, I really am looking forward to this.

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We have no idea how this drama is going to play out. We all have seen shows that seem like they will be awesome become incredible piles of wtf and had other shows sneak up on us and whack us in the face with the happymaking.

I have a TON of pros and cons to weigh on this show and it's way too early days for me to decide it's not going to work for me. There is no definite deal breaker for me yet.

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Dear God, this drama is going to be filled with hotness.

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I think it is hilarious that people are saying they are tired of this show already. Like, how? Is some mystical being shoving this show down your throats, possessing your body and making you click on articles about it? How are you tired of it already?

I don't even pay attention to actors or dramas I am not interested in. So there is no overexposure for me. So I get puzzled when I hear people say they get tired of Korean dramas. I mean it is not like they are advertising this show on your radio stations, and on your television. You don't get news about it unless you actually click an article about it. LMAO

I hope it is a good drama. But I also know that a good drama has to have good acting, a good script and great directing. So, I hope the trifecta will be present for this drama.

So far I am loving Cruel City, and I will wait for IHYV to end before I watch it, because if it is as addictive as some say, I will hate having to wait each week for a new episode. I hope everyone will find great dramas to watch while we wait for Heirs.

Happy Kdrama watching everyone!

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lmao i love how everyone is saying it's a potential HOT mess but still gonna be cracktastic.
I wouldn't guarantee either.
disappointment is going to hit people like a ton of bricks when this project ends up not being as big or crack-like as people assume. esp with all the hype (and boy, this show knows how to garner hype with all the names now attached to this project)
It could end up substantially good, or it could end up meh.
Just like a writer/director's winning streak could be stopped with a total dud, maybe one might end up being a complete winner (city hall, im looking at you.)
Yes, the premise is a recipe for disaster and the writer doesn't have a resume where we could assume otherwise -- but we all have been burned or pleasantly surprised by any project. Remember not to get your hopes up too high or too low, either!

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