Taming of the Heir

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season

"Taming of the Heir" is a compelling South Korean television drama that satirized class struggles, wealth inequalities, and the drama of elite family life. The series, which ran from 2009 to 2010, was broadcast on KBS2 and showcased a phenomenal mix of comedy, romance, and family intrigue.

The storyline follows the life of Hyun Joon, the estray black sheep of a wealthy conglomerate family. Hyun Joon, the ostensible heir to the PJ Group, is an eccentric, thrill-seeking young man who’s taken it upon himself to experience all the luxuries his family's affluence affords him. However, his carefree, extravagant lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when his grandfather, the chairman of PJ Group, decides that he must learn the ropes of the family business and learn to behave responsibly.

Hyun Joon's life takes an even more drastic turn when his grandfather devises a plan to instill him with a sense of responsibility. He orchestrates an ingenious plot that forces Hyun Joon to work in one of the PJ Group's companies. The catch is that he must do so without revealing his true identity, to understand the trials and tribulations faced by ordinary employees in his company, a world he is completely oblivious to.

"Jae Hee," a bright, determined young woman who works in Hyun Joon's company, becomes the beacon of change in his life. She hails from a modest background and has landed the job after consistently overcoming odds stacked against her due to her family's financial struggles. Her resilience, wit, and indomitable spirit charm, Hyun Joon who is used to being surrounded by the trappings of wealth and entitlement.

This light-hearted drama is a whirlwind of emotions, with elements of humor, romance, and drama brilliantly intertwined. The unfolding love story of Hyun Joon and Jae Hee is the highlight of the soap, but it also portrays the challenges faced by Hyun Joon as he struggles to manage his dual life - one of a wealthy heir apparent, and the other, that of an ordinary employee.

On the other side of the spectrum, Taming of the Heir smartly compares and contrasts the lavish lifestyle of the elite with the struggles of the working class. Jae Hee’s life starkly opposes Hyun Joon’s privileged yet suffocating existence. Through her, the audience gets to experience the trials and tribulations of ordinary people trying to make ends meet, all the while balancing their dreams and ambitions against the ruthless nature of the corporate world.

“Taming of the Heir” further explores a more profound theme of the relationship dynamics between family members in a power-driven, aristocratic household, where human emotions often get overshadowed by wealth and status. In highlighting this contrast, the drama provides a meaningful, thought-provoking perspective on human values, family ties, and the concept of 'home,' challenging the stereotypical notions tied to wealth and happiness.

Brilliantly acted, the show boasts a talented ensemble cast. The chemistry between the lead actors, especially, elevates the series to a whole new level, making it engaging on multiple fronts. Each character is etched out with precision, not only driving the storyline but also beautifully adding to each frame's emotional quotient.

On a technical front, the series incorporates aesthetic cinematography with well-set locations, reflecting both the indulgent world of glitz and glamour as well as the austere, simple lives led by ordinary individuals. The well-written script, brilliant dialogues, and smartly crafted emotional scenes that resonate with the audience make the series stand out among many Korean dramas.

The show’s soundtrack is another aspect to rave about. Uplifting and emotional at the same time, the music reflects the spirit of the show and adds depth to the scenes, enhancing the overall viewer experience.

A particular strength of Taming of the Heir is its ability to blend intense moments with light-hearted, comedic ones. The witty banter and the humorous situations generated from Hyun Joon’s journey are as much a part of this drama as the poignant moments touching on love, loss, and the harsh realities of life.

Ultimately, Taming of the Heir is an engaging soap opera that incites laughter, touching viewers' hearts, and inviting them into a narrative that’s bound to leave a profound message behind. The journey of a wayward, privileged young man tamed by the complexities of life and love, underpinned by rich character dynamics, and a humor-laden script, makes Taming of the Heir a must-watch Korean drama.

Taming of the Heir is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on November 9, 2009.

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Episode 16
16. Episode 16
December 28, 2009
Won Dal tries his best to meet the people who decides which golf course is the best in the world.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
December 27, 2009
Won Dal scouts Pyung Gang to his team and starts the project to make the Shine Rose Resort the top 100 golf courses in the world with the help of Pyung Gang.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
December 21, 2009
As much as Pyung Gang and Won Dal's love for each other grows, Jae Young Ryu's attack also gets more destructive by the time.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
December 20, 2009
Pyung Gang and Won dal's love have started yet it doesn't seem to be all that easy.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
December 14, 2009
Won Dal's feelings toward Pyung Gang change more and more by the time but he also knows that it is no time for him to play love with a girl at a time where Jae Young Ryu is trying to make sure to sabotage everything he does.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
December 13, 2009
In order to save the resort, Won Dal tries his best to collect some investment for the resort but it would not be easy without the help of Pyung Gang.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
December 7, 2009
Won Dal is trying best to save his Resort but notices that he can't really save his own resort without Pyung Gang.
Taming of the Heir Episode 9
9. Taming of the Heir Episode 9
April 28, 2023
On Dal starts working at the resort, studying the resort in order to take back. Meanwhile, Edward shows interest in Pyung Gang and goes on dates with her. But On Dal doesn't like it and asks Pyung Gang to help him study. Although Pyung Gang is annoyed by On Dal
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
December 1, 2009
Won Dal rejects the succession plan and decides to go back to the States but people won't let him go easily.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
November 29, 2009
On the way to finding Woo Pyung Won, he finds out some secrets he did not know about his father and he feels more and more sorry about his father and feels like he should have been nicer before everything got so bad
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 24, 2009
Won Dal fails to get the resort back and cries in front of his father.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 23, 2009
Won Dal's house is a mess. Won Dal is disqualified from the golf competition, president Woo Pyung Won falls and is unconscious.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 17, 2009
In the end, Pyung Gang and Won Dal participate in the golf competition together and Pyung Gang does her best as a caddie for Won dal.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 16, 2009
Won Dal has no other choice but to participate in a golf competition to regain his image he lost because of the pervert incidence and for the resort.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
November 10, 2009
Woo Pyung Won, the president of the golf resort is very mad at Woo Won Dal since Won Dal had damaged the image of the golf resort.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
November 9, 2009
Woo Won Dal, the son of Woo Pyung Won who is the president of a golf resort came back to Korea for his father's second marriage.
Where to Watch Taming of the Heir
Taming of the Heir is available for streaming on the KBS2 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Taming of the Heir on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    November 9, 2009