Details Edit

  • Title: 상속자 들 (Sangsogjadeul)
    The heirss

    The Heirs

  • English Title: The Heirs
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, School, Drama
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 20 + Special Christmas
  • Original network: SBS
  • Original release: October 9, 2013 - December 12, 2013
  • Runtime: Wednesdays and Thursdays 21:55 (KST)

Synopsis Edit

The series follows a group of rich, privileged, and elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families' business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control, except their love lives. Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho) is a handsome and wealthy heir to a large Korean conglomerate who is sent to study abroad in the U.S. But in reality, it's a form of exile, as his elder half-brother back home, Kim Won (Choi Jin-hyuk) schemes to take over the family business. While in the States, Kim Tan bumps into Cha Eun-sang (Park Shin-hye), who has arrived from Korea in search of her older sister who claims that she is in need of money for her wedding. When Kim Tan's fiancée, Rachel Yoo (Kim Ji-won), arrives to bring him back to Korea, his heart is torn between love and duty. Both Eun-sang and Kim Tan return to Korea. Slowly, he finds himself falling for her, later realizing that she's the daughter of his family's mute housekeeper. Meanwhile, Rachel's future stepbrother and Kim Tan's former best friend, Choi Young-do (Kim Woo-bin) (who also go to the same school as Kim Tan and Eun-sang) starts falling for Eun-sang as well. Troubles arise as the heirs realize the differences between money and the real world and they soon learn what love is.

Cast Edit

Jeguk High School Students Edit

  • Lee Min Ho as Kim Tan (18, heir of Jeguk Group)
    • Jung Chan Woo as young Kim Tan
    • Jun Jin Seo as child Kim Tan (ep 19)
  • Park Shin Hye as Cha Eun Sang (18, heir of "poverty")
  • Kim Woo Bin as Choi Young Do (18, heir of Zeus Hotel)
    • Yang Hyun Mo (양현모) as young Young Do
  • Krystal Jung as Lee Bo Na (18, heir of Mega Entertainment)
  • Kim Ji Won as Yoo Rachel/Yoo Ra Hel (18, heir of RS International)
  • 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 Seungri Law Firm)
  • Jun Soo Jin as Kang Ye Sol (18, heir of Gangnam room salons)
  • Jo Yoon Woo as Moon Joon Young
  • Choi Tae Hwan as Lee Sang Woo
  • Yang Seung Pil as Hyo Joon
  • Hwang Bo Mi (황보미) as Kang Ha Na

Jeguk Group Edit

  • Choi Jin Hyuk as Kim Won (31, president of Jeguk 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 Jeguk 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 Ho (45, chief secretary of Jeguk Group/Chan Young's father)
  • Park Joon Geum as Jung Ji Sook (54, foundation chairwoman of Jeguk Group/Tan's registered mother)
  • Kim Seung Wook as Jung Ji Hoon (Ji Sook's younger brother)
  • Baek Seung Hyun as Secretary Jung
  • Seo Jin Wook as Senior Managing Director Park

Others Edit

  • Yoon Son Ha as Lee Esther (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, Jeguk High School teacher)
  • Seo Yi Sook as Hyo Shin's mother
  • Ra Mi Ran as Myung Soo's mother
  • Choi Eun Kyung as Ye Sol's mother
  • Choi Ji Na as Yoo Kyung Ran (Young Do's mother)
  • Jung Won Joong as Lee Chan Hyuk (Hyo Shin's father)
  • Lee Yun Kyung as Bo Na's mother

Cameo Appearances Edit

  • Yoon Jin Seo as Cha Eun Suk (25, Eun Sang's older sister) (ep 1)
  • 2EYES as themselves (ep 4)
  • VIXX as themselves (ep 4)
  • BTOB as themselves (ep 4)
  • Kim Hee Chul as music program MC (ep 4)
  • Kang Kyung Hun as Dong Wook's lover (ep 8)
  • Jung Joo Hee (정주희) as announcer (ep 15&16)
  • Wang Ji Won as Yang Da Kyung (Kim Won's arranged date woman) (ep 17, 19-20)
  • Lee Hyun Jin as Bo-Na's older brother (ep 19)
  • Park Young Ji as Da Kyung's father (ep 19)
  • Park Woo Chun as Kim Tan's cousin (ep 19-20)

Production Edit

  • Production Company:  Hwa and Dam Pictures (화 앤담 픽쳐스)
  • Production Manager:  Choi Moon Suk
  • Producer:  Ha Rim Yoon  (윤하림)
  • Director: Kang Shin Hyo
  • Screenwriter: Kim Eun Sook (김은숙)

Awards Edit

  • Daejeon Drama Festival 2014 - APAN: Actress for excellence miniseries ( Park Shin Hye )
  • APAN 2014 Star Awards:  Excellence Award ( Park Shin Hye )
  • 50 Seoul International Awards 2014: Outstanding Korean Drama
  • Paeksang Arts Awards 2014: Most Popular Actress ( Park Shin Hye )
  • Soompi 2014 Awards: Best OST  Lee Chang Min  by Moment
  • 2013 Dramafever Awards (USA):  Best Actress Park Shin Hye )
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards:  Best Actor Award from Korea ( Lee Min Ho )
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards:  Award for Best Actor in a special drama ( Lee Min Ho )
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards:  Excellence Award in a special drama  ( Park Shin Hye )
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards:  Best Dressed Award ( Lee Min Ho )
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards:  Best Couple Award ( Lee Min Ho   and  Park Shin Hye )
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards:  Award for Top 10 Stars ( Lee Min Ho ,  Park Shin Hye  and  Kim Woo-bin )
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards:  New Star Award ( Kang Min Hyuk ,  Choi Jin Hyuk and  Kim Ji-won )
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards:  Special Award for Actress in a drama ( Kim Sung Ryung )
  • Korean Updates 2013 Awards:  Best Actor ( Lee Min Ho )
  • Korean Updates 2013 Awards:  Best Actress (Park Shin Hye)
  • Korean Updates 2013 Awards:  Favorite Couple (Lee Min Ho  and  Park Shin Hye)
  • Korean Updates 2013 Awards:  Grand Awards-Daesang for Drama (Lee Min Ho)
  • Korean Updates 2013 Awards:  Drama of the Year
  • Baidu Music Awards 2013:  Best Actor in Asia (Lee Min Ho)
  • 2013 Anhui TV Drama Awards:  Most Popular Actress Award (Park Shin Hye)
  • 2013 Anhui TV Drama Awards:  Most Popular Actor Award  (Kim Woo Bin)
  • 2013 Anhui TV Drama Awards:  Best Supporting Actress (Mini-Series) (Kim Mi Kyung) (The Heirs,  I Hear Your Voice,  Master's Sun)