Popular K-drama Heirs celebrates its 4 year anniversary today, October 9! The perennial smash hit has proven to be a powerhouse in launching rising careers and attracting new Asian drama fans. Let's take a look at the reasons why Heirs is a great drama for first-time K-drama fans and also a fabulous watch for an everyday binge.

1. Lee Min Ho, a shining Asian superstar riding the K-drama wave, first rose to international fame with Boys Over Flowers. He proved his star power once again by heading the Heirs ensemble cast and sent the drama to smash-hit status.

2. Park Shin Hye cemented her leading lady status in Heirs, and has since continued her rising career with popular dramas and movies, such as Doctor Crush.

3. Heirs's phenomenal success also gave rise to a group of young or lesser known actors, who have become sought-after leading stars now.

The list is huge: Kim Woo Bin (Uncontrollably Fond), Park Hyun Sik (Strong Woman Do Bong Soon), Kang Min Hyuk (Hospital Ship), Kim Ji Won (Descendants of the SunFight My Way), Krystal Jung (The Bride of the Water God), Kang Ha Neul (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo), and more.

Choi Jin Hyuk (Tunnel) was already a popular actor, but his role as Lee Min Ho's older half-brother evoked a special poignancy and sympathy for the "crown he bore" as an heir who struggled between true love and duty, as alluded in the original Korean title.

4. Writer Kim Eun Sook went on to write Goblin and Descendants of the Sun, two other hit dramas that have created international headlines and popularity. Heirs and these two dramas are actually a group of new classics that should be on every K-drama fan's watch list.

5. Heirs starts with much angst as we traverse the intersecting lives of the characters affected by family, wealth, personal aspirations, and conflicts of interests, but there is a happy ending after all. 

Ultimately, it's a feel-good drama! As we've learned from young lovers Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) and Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye), stay true to your dreams! 

Happy 4-year Anniversary to Heirs, and many more!



Starring Lee Min Ho (Heirs) and Park Shin Hye

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