Drama styling tips #7a: Heirs, episodes 1 to 10

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Drama styling tips are actually my favorite posts but I haven’t done one in two years since “City Hunter.” Then I actually sat down to compile one and this is what my desktop looked like as I was sorting through images, and I remembered why I haven’t done one in two years. Whoops.

This is an extremely image-heavy post given the huge cast, so you’ve been warned!

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New scans

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There’s an accidental pink theme going on?

(The first photo is so good I die.) (It’s currently hanging on my wall.)

(This is NOT an Heirs post, hurrah!)


…and now let’s talk Kim Tan

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What IS this?!

I’m flabbergasted, because the last two episodes of “Heirs” are showing that Kim Tan is just as terrible as Choi Young-do, except he’s more subtle about it, contrasting with Choi Young-do’s obvious shows of hostility. I’m starting to think Choi Young-do might be more harmless of the two in the long-term, since his actions are outward, whereas Kim Tan is nice and then he’s nice and then he’s nice and then BAM, he’s a huge asshole. He plays just as dirty as Young-do, and it’s just mean stuff.

I want him and Choi Young-do to just end each other Gladiator style. THUMBS DOWN.

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Let’s talk Choi Young-do

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Female writers who are bad at writing female characters and good at writing fantasy male ones: Kim Eun-sook.

Sexist fantasy: Choi Young-do.

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Heirs, episodes 1 to 6, off to a weak start

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The new whammy drama in town: Heirs.

For old time’s sake, I re-skimmed a couple episodes of Boys Over Flowers, because, uhhhhhh, similarities. The people behind “Heirs” were careful to not link their drama to BOF, but the connections are being made by watchers anyway, and they’re really, really not wrong for doing so. The premise of BOF got transitioned over into a new drama, swap out a new cast — but keep Lee Minho, because he’s the anchor! — and swap out a new school. Everybody is still insanely wealthy and everybody is still terrible in their richness.

Triple the cast of extraneous characters with no real bearing on the story, add six sprinklings extra of bad English, and BOF 2013 has been served. Bon appétit!

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