Title : The Heirs / The Inheritors / The One Trying to Wear the Crown, Withstands the Weight – The Heirs
Genre: Romance, Comedy, School
Director: Kang Shin Hyo
Screenwriter: Kim Eun Sook (A Gentleman’s Dignity, Secret Garden, Lovers in Paris)
Broadcast network: SBS, every Wednesday & Thursday 22:00
Broadcast period: 2013-Oct-09 to 2013-Dec-12
It’s the story of a group of super rich high school students who are projected to take over their family business empire. These young people deals with love and friendship.
When Kim Tan’s father, the chairman of Jeguk Group was taken ill, Tan’s half-brother, Kim Won took over his place naturally. Kim
Tan’s mother always told him he had to beat his brother but, in secret, he liked his brother, who was cool, mature and manly.
When Kim Tan left to study overseas, his brother told him coldly, “Don’t think about things too much, just have fun. Eat well, sleep well and if possible, don’t come back.” That moment he realized that he was actually being exiled. His half-brother was taking back from him things that his mother had taken from him.
Having a mother who couldn’t speak, having a mother who worked as a maid or living in a stingy basement room full of mold all your life…. Which is the most uncomfortable out of the three? Unfortunately for Eun-sang, she had all three. “It feels like the whole universe is working to make me unhappy. Do you know what that feels like?”
Worn out from her part-time jobs, Eun-sang smiled sadly. Her older sister who was supporting herself through her studies in a foreign country was her pride and role model. Then one day, she got a call from her sister saying that she was getting married to a rich man. Using the excuse of delivering the wedding dowry money from their mother in person, she took this chance and got on a plane to see her sister. She wasn’t coming back.
However, what she found wasn’t a lavish weeding but her sister living with a white alcoholic man and making ends meet as a waitress. Her role model crumbled before her eye. Feeling betrayed, she ended up having a huge fight with her sister and leaves. With nowhere to go, she get mixed up in a crazy circumstance and ended up spending the night at Kim Tan’s house. She felt like Cinderella when she entered his house. While dazzled by the immensity and luxuriousness of the house, a girl banged in. It was his fiancee (Rachel Yoo) . How could people be engaged at eighteen?
Rachel Yoo arrives to bring him back to Korea.
Meanwhile, Rachel’s half-brother, Choi Young Do, is falling in love with Cha Eun Sang.
Empire High School Students
Lee Min Ho as Kim Tan (18, heir of Empire Group)
Park Shin Hye as Cha Eun Sang (18, heir of poverty)
Kim Woo Bin as Choi Young Do (18, heir of Zeus Hotel)
Jung Soo Jung as Lee Bo Na (18, heir of Mega Entertainment)
Kim Ji Won as Rachel Yoo (18, heir of RS International/Young Do’s step sister)
Kang Min Hyuk as Yoon Chan Young (18)
Kang Ha Neul as Lee Hyo Shin (19, heir of Attorney-general Lee Chang Hyuk)
Park Hyung Shik as Jo Myung Soo (18, heir of Victory Law Firm)
Jun Soo Jin as Kang Ye Sol (18, heir of Gangnam room salons)
Choi Jin Hyuk as Kim Won (31, president of Empire Group/Tan’s older brother)
Kim Sung Ryung as Han Ki Ae (44, Tan’s mother)
Jung Dong Hwan as Kim Nam Yoon (62, chairman of Empire Group/Tan and Won’s father)
Kim Mi Kyung as Park Hee Nam (50, housemaid/Eun Sang’s mother)
Choi Won Young as Yoon Jae Hoo (45, chief secretary of Empire Group/Chan Young’s father)
Park Joon Geum as Jung Ji Sook (54, foundation chairwoman of Empire Group/Tan’s registered mother)
Yoon Son Ha as Esther Lee (43, CEO of RS International/Rachel’s mother)
Choi Jin Ho as Choi Dong Wook (47, CEO of Zeus Hotel/Young Do’s father)
Im Joo Eun as Jun Hyun Joo (25, Empire High School teacher)
Yoon Jin Seo as Cha Eun Suk (25, Eun Sang’s older sister) special appearance
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