High Society

High Society (2015)

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Jang Yoon-Ha is the youngest daughter of a chaebol (family owned conglomeration). Even though her family is extremely wealthy, she holds a part-time job at a food market. She hides her background as an heiress and attempts to find a man that loves her for herself.

  • Native title:

    상류사회
  • Also Known as:

    Chaebol's Daughter; Chaebolui Ddal; 재벌의 딸; Sangryusawhe; True Romance; The Privileged;

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Sarah
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Jul 28, 2015
  • Overall 5.5
  • Story 3.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
I was so excited for this drama. With actors like Sung Joon and Uee I thought nothing could go wrong. But, a lot went wrong.

It was a story bogged down by a messy predictable script and two lead actors with about as much chemistry as a goldfish and a tree. Throughout the first eleven episodes, we see little no character development in either of the lead actors, and then are left read more with so much sudden character development in the next five that it's completely ridiculous.

Though, had the story a fast enough pace and a more well rounded script the show wouldn't have been such a bore. Had they cut out all the needless parts and really gotten to it sooner, the later character development and the development of emotions would've made a whole life more sense, as we'd have had more time to see these changes. Instead, the ending was rushed and messy, and also somehow boring and skippable. This series was eleven episodes of utter waste, and five episodes of trying to make it all make sense.

The one and only redeeming quality of this series, was the second lead couple. Ji Yi was smart, down to earth, and willing to work hard, and Chang Soo was fun and cute. Together they were honestly the best part of the show, I often skipped to their parts. Their chemistry was off the walls and their romance oddly believable. I would've much rather watched an entire series about them doing cute couple things and arguing than having to watch the cringe worthy romance between the main leads.
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DreamingKoreanBallad
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Jul 29, 2015
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.5
I enjoyed it, or should I say "some" of it lol, I skipped all the "elderly" scenes, and basically watched the rest. I think It's a decent one-time-watch - just for the second leads.

Cast: Uee & Sung Joon were a very very boring and uninteresting couple with zero chemistry. Everything felt so stale and "fake" between them. Their "love" wasn't believable - even to the last episode. I don't know if read more it had something to do with the writer, the directing, the actors themselves or the characters they were trying to portray - but it didn't work... On the other hand, Park Hyung Shik & Im Ji Yeon had amazing chemistry and their scenes together were always adorably cute^^ - I stuck with this drama just for them <3 Chang Soo (PHS) was funny, realistic, Hot and very very charismatic ;D I loved his style (hair, clothes & personality) <He had a great role. Ji Yi (IJY) was also funny, down to earth, adorably cute - she's like no other female drama lead I've ever encountered before - It's no wonder our Chang Soo falls for her ;) She makes you wonder how her brain works - she amazed me with her responses to people time and time again. I was speechless at her unconventional ways of relating to people. *Best couple award should go to them*

Music: I personally loved the OST - Train "Just a Memory" (Played once during a bicycle race between Sung Joon & Hyung Shik), Jung Yup "Dazzling Day", Kim Joo Na "I Can't Live Without You", Acoustic Collabo "Don't Do That", Park Hyung Shik "You're My Only Love", Maximilian Hecker "Summer Days In Bloom" - I absolutely loved each and every song ^-^

I won't re-watch this drama entirely - But I would definitely re-watch any and all scenes with Chang Soo & Ji Yi^^ & I will listen to the OST for a long time to come ;)

I think it's good to watch at least once - and if anything - skip-watching may be best :) I'm glad I watched it for Chang Soo & Ji Yi and the OST - so I'm satisfied & I liked the ending ;)
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    MysticLullaby 12 days ago

    Like most I'm watching for the second lead couple but I don't mind the rest and omg is Yoon Ha's mother is a piece of shit, she literally abuses her daughter, wow.

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    Diefenbaker 17 days ago - edited

    This has been on my PTW list for a long time. I decided to watch it now and wow. Many people were right. The main couple played by Uee and Sung Joon didn't have that much chemistry. Is it just me or does Sung Joon always seem stiff with his roles?

    The secondary couple played by Hyung Shik and Im Ji Yeon was far more interesting and I found myself just watching their scenes, individually or as a couple. They had wonderful chemistry together and Hyung Shik was charismatic as always. By the halfway point, I felt their story was the only thing keeping me from dropping this drama.

    I wish I could rate this higher. I'll probably watch it again but will mostly skip the non-Chang Soo/Ji Yi scenes.

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    XingBack 18 days ago

    I preferred the main couple over the secondary couple... the rich girl/poor guy thing has been done to death, nothing new...

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    Parknara 27 days ago

    I just rewatch it, Love lovee <3
    Never get boring

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    KMR Mar 25, 2017 - edited

    One review says the main couple has as much chemistry as a goldfish and a tree. ROFL loool
    I think I'll skip this one. lol

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      May Mar 28, 2017

      But the second leads chemistry makes it worth a go in my opinion :)

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      Diefenbaker 28 days ago

      LOL! Now I'm even more determined to watch this.

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      Diefenbaker 28 days ago

      I read about this too. That's it. This has been added to my PTW list.

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    Nazgol Mar 17, 2017 - edited

    Wow.. So many negative comments....so what do u think should I watch it?

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      lilyellowchandelier Mar 18, 2017

      Watch only the Ji Yi and Chang Soo parts. They're the best and only important parts XD I've watched their parts through twice now and its worth it

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    Jaylan Mar 6, 2017

    although i hate UEE so much i'll give this drama a try cause of sung joon hope to be good & not to get disappointed as usual from uee dramas

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    Hyuna Jan 27, 2017

    Honestly, I started this because of Hyung Shik but I couldn't get past the first few episodes. It just was a pain to get through, the first episode was fine, I actually quite liked it but later on it got so freaking boring I just had to stop. Idk if I'm ever going to pick it up again tbh.

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    Chuu Jan 4, 2017 - edited
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      Hana Jan 15, 2017
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      Chuu Jan 15, 2017

      Okay, thank you for telling me!! :)

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    MagnusFaith Jan 1, 2017 - edited

    is it worth to watch this?

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      Hana Jan 4, 2017

      it is not the best story but Hyung Shik and Ji Yeon are so cute ;)

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      Akgul Jan 5, 2017

      The whole drama is actually pretty shit (no offence), the main couple has 0 chemistry. However, the second couple makes it worth the watch. I wish the drama was all about them, i really didnt care about any of the the characters. But i recommend you to watch it just for chang soo and ji yi

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    Humbledaisy Dec 31, 2016

    Okay - marathoner this over the holidays and finished it. Pretty sweet in places but pretty cruel in others. For the love of all that is good, please stop casting Sung Joon as an uptight jerk! Sexy rocker - yes. Cool dj - yes. Even a killer - but no more overwrought business execs.

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    Humbledaisy Dec 30, 2016

    I never thought I would watch this show as I read many bad reviews but I'm being pleasantly surprised six episodes in. I actually don't mind all the work shenanigans but the family - well, that's what fast forwarding is for. And the second lead couple is great!

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    StarEmpress30 Nov 15, 2016

    For all you fans and doubters of the second lead couple, let it be known that this was not Hyungsik and Lim Jiyeon's first time working together, they were in the Jungle together where he learned about her non-celebrity ways before they met on set...

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    jxsilicon9 Oct 2, 2016 - edited

    Why doesn't Yoon Ha's brother and sister take care of their kids?

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    Misfit Sep 5, 2016

    I liked the second lead couple more than I liked the main lead couple. Overall I thought it was good drama.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Jun 8, 2015 to Jul 28, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.3 (scored by 4,999 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1568
  • Popularity:

    #96

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