When Eun-Sang arrives in California she is in for a shock. Her older sister lives in a filthy home with a deadbeat boyfriend who seems violent. Her sister is also not getting married or going to school and works full-time as a waitress. When Eun-Sang finally tracks down her sister working at a beach front restaurant, she takes the money Eun-Sang brought for her wedding and leaves without even saying goodbye. Eun-Sang's dreams of starting a better life in America quickly vanishes and she crumbles to the ground in tears.
Meanwhile, Kim Tan is not your typical high school student, but a handsome and wealthy Korean heir to a large conglomeration. He is sitting out on the patio of the beach front restaurant, watching everything unfold between Eun-Sang and her sister. Kim Tan's American friend then sees a ziplock bag with a powdery substance fall out of Eun-Sang's suitcase and runs over to scoop it up. Kim Tan knows immediately that the ziplock bag doesn't contain drugs, but rather powder grain to make traditional Korean drinks. Soon, Eun-Sang runs off after Kim Tan's friend and Kim Tan goes to help Eun-Sang. When the dust is settled, Eun-Sang walks out of a police station and her passport is temporarily confiscated. With nowhere to go for Eun-Sang, Kim Tan offers to let her stay at his home. Although they seem to come from different worlds, they quickly develop a rapport for each other. But, when Kim Tan is at school, Eun-Sang meets a girl named Rachel (Kim Ji-Won). Rachel informs Eun-Sang that she is Kim Tan's fiance and she demands that Eun-Sang leaves his home immediately. Eventually, Eun-Sang returns to South Korea.
Kim Tan now feels nothing but emptiness after Eun-Sang's departure. He decides to go back to Korea even though his older stepbrother Won (Choi Jin-Hyuk) strongly opposes his return. When Kim Tan gets back to his luxurious mansion like home, he sees someone briefly that resembles Eun-Sang. Kim Tan goes to his mother Ki-Ae (Kim Sung-Ryoung) and asks about the unfamiliar, but familiar girl that he briefly saw. His mother tells him that the girl is their housekeeper's daughter and her name is Cha Eun-Sang. She's also staying in their home.
|Lee Min-Ho||Park Shin-Hye||Kim Woo-Bin||Kang Min-Hyuk||Choi Jin-Hyuk|
|Kim Tan||Cha Eun-Sang||Choi Young-Do||Yoon Chan-Young||Kim Won|
|Kang Ha-Neul||Krystal||Kim Ji-Won||Park Hyung-Sik||Jeon Soo-Jin|
|Lee Hyo-Shin||Lee Bo-Na||Rachel Yoo||Jo Myung-Soo||Kang Ye-Sol|
|Lim Ju-Eun||Kim Sung-Ryoung|
|Jeon Hyun-Joo||Han Ki-Ae
Drama: The Heirs / The Inheritors
Revised romanization: Wangkwoneul Sseuryeoneunja, Keumugyeruel Kyeondyeora - Sangsokjadeul
Hangul: 왕관을 쓰려는자, 그무게를 견뎌라-상속자들
Writer: Kim Eun-Sook
Release Date: October 9 - December 12, 2013
Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:55
Country: South Korea