I’m liking Heirs more and more. I stayed up on Thursday night waiting for the subs on Viki to reach 90% in order to watch episode 4 as quickly as possible. It was worth it,I tell you.
I’ve read a few comments and thoughts here and there and I don’t know, I think the drama gets better and better. These two episodes were full of cuteness, moments full of angst and more complicated relationships. We are now back in Korea and I guess it is time for the story to get moving.
In episode 3 Tan and Eun Sang spend some time time together but she needs to go back to Korea. Also Tan has a meeting with his brother who he hasn’t seen for three years. We see that the adults lives are as complicated as the kids’. In episode 4 Tan finds the courage to go back in Korea, Eun Sang finds herself with no house and she needs to move into the house her mother works. And that house happens to be Km Tan’s house. Ohh the karma!
I will continue to say that probably the best part of the drama is Tan, Eun Sang, their relationship and their potential. I loved their scenes together, especially in episode 3 where they needed to spend the night together. They were funny, cute and I saw chemistry. Maybe more of chemistry-that-friends-have but with the potential to be something more.
Now about Kim Tan. If I say that I love his character already would that be a bit too much? He is like a small, afraid boy. The scene with his brother was so awkward and the way he seems to need his approval is so sweet and heartbreaking at the same time. Also I’m curious about what exactly happened before. He clearly was a bully with Young Do but I’m pretty sure he wasn’t too happy about it. Or something like that.
So that got me thinking about him. He was sent away in a far away country where he knew no one when he was around 15. Only 15 years old. He had to live alone, in this big empty house with no real communication with his family and with his brother who was and is his most beloved person. He had way too much time in his hands. Think only how many hours he had to spend alone. Too much time equals too many opportunities to think. I found myself doing the same things the first years in university when I was living alone. When you are alone the only person you have is yourself. So it is inevitable to think. And to think a lot and about everything- your life, your choices, everything. So I imagine that would be the case with Tan too. He probably did some serious thinking, he regretted some of his choices, and he matured, naturally. But of course having to spend so much time alone with yourself makes you lonelier. And he is above all lonely. Lonely and hungry for some affection.
Now about Eun Sang. Can I say how lovely I find her character? She is cute and funny, and hardworking, and realistic and fierce. They way she behaved when they spend the night together, all these references to horror movies, was so adorable. I do find that Tan’s character is a bit more interesting right now but I do find that in the future we will get more from her. Or at least I hope so.
Both characters have potential. And it’s like they have different energies that could potentially create miracles. As BetsyHp (from Creating Volumes) said in responding to my comment in her post “He slows her down so she can take in the scenery, she speeds him up so he can start taking action.”. So true and so promising.
Lastly about the “adult world”. Well its more messed up that the kids’ world. Secrets and past relationships and hints of unhappiness and the pursuit of power. Way to settle an example for the younger generation. I mean if their parents and their world is like that how we expect the kids to end up like, right?
Now that we are back in Korean I’m excited to see how things will evolve. Kim Tan coming back, Eun Sang living in his house, kids going back to high school, old friends turned enemies meeting again, people falling for people that they shouldn’t. Well it does sound promising to say the least.
Overall I really really enjoyed these two episodes and I can’t wait for next week’s. Ohh and the new song from the official soundtrack, Love Is… I love it. I’m listening to it non-stop..
(pictures credit Dramabeans)