Review: Shining Inheritance

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When I watch any kind of series or movie, there are a few key ingredients that need to be combined for me to thoroughly say I love it. And even if a drama has all of the key ingredients, sometimes they don’t mix well with other ingredients.

Overall, I thought Shining Inheritance was a good series that got better as it aged. There were some bumps in the road that drove me crazy, but I thought this drama was nicely balanced and didn’t become a soap opera. (One thing I can’t stand about any series is a crazy plot twist that only exists to create more unnecessary drama.)

At the end of the day, I think everything blended well with Shining Inheritance, but I’m not sure I “loved” it as much as I wanted to. (This doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. It was actually pretty awesome and had a strong re-watch value, but I wasn’t as emotionally invested in the characters as I usually am.)

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Cinderella Meets the Prince and the Pauper?

Shining Inheritance is a series I’ve seen recommended a lot by fellow k-drama fans.

Initially, I wasn’t really feeling the cover image or description on Netflix. I know to never judge a book by its cover, but as I tend to be picky in what I watch, I decided to give it a try. I’m about halfway through the series, and I have mixed feelings. There’s some stuff I’m really enjoying, but Hwan’s sister and mother are the most irritating, whiny female characters I’ve had yet to watch. Maybe their redemption story is on the horizon? At least, even though Hwan can be irritating at times, he shows promise with glimpses of his kindness and demeanor. Maybe Eun Sung is actually getting through to him?

I suspect it will take me a few more days to finish out the series. I had no idea it has a whopping 28 episodes! Due to my curiosity, I’ll probably have another sleepless night (or two) as I watch this in bed on my Kindle. Yep, I’m at the stage of my k-drama obsession where I have no qualms about giving up precious sleep just to keep watching.