High Society is a story about family status and wealth as well as finding true love amid the different background between the rich and the poor.

Jang Yoon Ha (starring UEE) works as a part-time employee at a supermarket but actually she is the youngest daughter of a chaebol family. Since young, she is viewed as a jinxed child in her mother's eye so it is no wonder she has received the least attraction among her three other siblings. However, this doesn't bother her and she has no interest in the family's business anyway. Her goal is to find a man who loves her as who she is and to lead a normal life like everyone else. She and her co-worker, Lee Ji Yi, (starring Im Ji Yun) are best friends but the latter doesn't know about her real status.

Choi Joon Ki (starring Sung Joon) is the supermarket's deputy manager and is an ambitious man. Determined to leave his poor background he strives to do well in his job; he even has the thought of marrying a well-connected woman so he could start a new life. He encounters Yoon Ha by chance and is attracted by her confidence and he only knew about her real identity a bit later after seeing she is acquainted with Yoo Chang Soo (starring Park Hyung Shik), his ex-high schoolmate, who is the director and the heir to the supermarket where he's working.

Meanwhile, Ji Yi is shocked upon learning Chang Soo's real identity as previously she has viewed him as an unemployed with his careless attitude. Chang Soo likes her for her directness for she is unlike the other women he's met. He decides to woo her despite his mother's objection of him marrying a woman with a low background. Will this quartet finds true love despite everything?

This is another older drama (2015) which I binge watched because of Sung Joon. I think I liked this one better than Discovery of Love and I Need Romance 3 as he played a more prominent role here in terms of the character and scene-wise. I also liked that the two female protagonists here aren't intimidated by life and do the things they want to do regardless of others' views and the challenges they faced. Although there are sub-plots like family dynamics and power struggle among the chaebols, at its core is the romance of the four main characters. I enjoyed this drama thoroughly, and of course Sung Joon is part of the reason.

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8 Responses
  1. Jenny Says:

    This one sounds delightfully soap opera-ish.

  2. Iliana Says:

    These stories remind me of the Mexican telenovelas (soap operas) my mom likes to watch. Lots of drama, beautiful clothes, rags to riches stories and of course most importantly finding love! They can definitely be fun and addictive :)

  3. jenclair Says:

    :) I agree with Iliana--these do become addictive! I want another one with a supernatural theme!

  4. Melody Says:

    Jenny - Indeed it is.

  5. Melody Says:

    Iliana - Yes, they're fun to watch. It's my great escapism from those thrillers which I'm reading, and of course I can't say no to Sung Joon. :)

  6. Melody Says:

    Jenclair - I can't find any supernatural theme lately, at least for new dramas anyway. The current ones which I'm watching are mostly romance.

  7. I really need to check some of these out! They sound addicting.

  8. Melody Says:

    Wendy - K-dramas are addictive; most of their plots are interesting and it doesn't hurt that they feature attractive artistes, too. :)

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