Shining Inheritance is still one of my favorite Korean dramas. Sure, there were many times when I wanted to strangle the main characters but that doesn’t mean the story isn’t well-written. In fact, the writers set us up for big payoffs towards the end of the drama. It wasn’t a perfect drama for sure but it’s definitely one of the better ones.
Part of what made Shining Inheritance a great drama is the actors’ performances. Most of the actors here are delivering great performances, particularly the supporting actors: Kim Mi Sook, as the tyrannical step-mother, inspired me to start the Thespian Review; Bae Soo Bin is equally heartbreaking and lovable as Park Joon Sae, and Moon Chae Won, as Yoo Seung Mi, perhaps delivered the best performance. Still, we have to give credit to the main actors for anchoring a show, and no one can anchor a show quite as well as Lee Seung Gi.