Rich Man, Poor Woman

Rich Man, Poor Woman (2012)

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29-year-old Hyuga Toru is a wealthy man. He first started to run an internet website from his small room and his hobby began to make a lot of money. Nowadays, he doesn't like to socialize and if somebody comes to him he suspects that they may want his money.
Sawaki Chihiro attends a job fair and by an unexpected occurrence begins to work for Toru. Chihiro soon realizes that Toru isn't so read morebad. There's pureness in him and also a good deal of loneliness. She then begins to have feelings for him.

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RouteVenus
25 of 27 people found this review helpful
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May 6, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
STORY 9.5/10
As many reviewers pointed out before me: the title of this show is really misleading. This is most definitely NOT a Cinderella story and the difference in social status plays no significant role in the story. The story itself is interesting and complex and all four main characters go through a real development during the series. It's really refreshing to see a story about an intelligent, career-driven woman who (usually) read more has no problem balancing her work and personal life. Also, she is a scientist (a lab worker of some kind) which is a field not often enough associated with women.
I only wish they would give more space to the character of Yoko. That's my only regret.

ACTING/CAST 10/10
Flawless, but I would expect nothing less from this cast. Oguri Shun is especially hilarious as socially awkward, short-tempered Hyuga Toru and he has great chemistry with adorable Ishihara Satomi who makes her character extremely relatable.

MUSIC 7.5/10
OST is nothing extra special, though several tracks are great. I usually don't like when one song is 'overused' in the show, but I didn't mind with 'Hikari E' . It's an amazing, catchy song that goes well with the mood of the show.

REWATCH VALUE 10/10
I've already rewatched all my favorite parts...oh so many times and I suspect I will rewatch the whole show in the future (also many times).

OVERALL 10/10

WHAT KIND OF FEELS THIS SHOW GAVE ME
This show made me literally giddy with joy. And I mean all the episodes, not just the ending. Despite the fact that some plot points were quite predictible, it never bore me. The Special was superb and it gave a great closure to the series (which is kinda rare in the world of dramas...). I admit I am not praying for the second season. Second seasons are usually worse than the first ones and I am afraid they would ruin this perfect show.
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BetOnMe
30 of 33 people found this review helpful
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Nov 10, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This isn't a boring remake of a cinderella type story. The plot was very refreshing but some area of the characters became predictable. I thought the music was wonderful in the drama. I would buy the soundtrack if it were for sale. The male lead was great and so was the female. The actors had great chemistry and really made this drama one of my favorites. If you are thinking about watching read more this, don't just watch it. You won't be disappointed. The drama is a short refreshing watch.
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Simplest way to say it is that they both a rich men/man and a poor woman. Their lives are changed by eachothers impact!
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Rich Men and a poor women. One talks more about the fancy lifestyles about the rich than the other but both main leads are peculiar and have interesting personalities. The second lead tends to have some air of mystery, but are good guys in the end. Second female lead in rich man poor woman is similar to one of the girls that become interested in Jun Pyo as well.
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    mikucchan 12 days ago - edited

    Just finished episode 3 and all I'm feeling right now is HYUGA IS AN ASSHOLE. Does this get as good as what the reviews/ratings reeled me to? >:(

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      WinterGale 10 hours ago

      LOL my exact thought... I love Satomi so much but he's a total jerk!

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    Gee 25 days ago - edited

    is this worth watching?

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      igotc 23 days ago

      definitely! worth to watch :)

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    Gyeouligago Mar 23, 2016 - edited

    Where can I watch this?

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      Chloe 20 days ago

      You can watch it at kissasian.com (:

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    Serin Mar 21, 2016

    Female lead has really good acting skills and she is beautiful. But still... I think it was kinda waste of time for me. It was a cliche. And the chemistry wasn't the best. The couple is cute though.

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    Rigby Mar 14, 2016

    I absolutely loved this drama. Oguro
    Shun is such an endearing actor that plays his part very well. This is witty, fast paced, inspiring light romance drama. I just loved the two leads! I enjoyed and i was entertained! Two thumbs up!

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    Fortuna Mar 4, 2016

    Enjoyable, quirky, and cute. Adorable lead and chemistry~.

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    NesrineTao Feb 6, 2016
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    DaemonSaDia Jan 27, 2016

    A very nice drama except that the writers don't seem to have any understanding of how the business world actually works. That part of the the drama is very two dimensional and distractingly unrealistic. When that aspect wasn't annoying me, I found it very enjoyable.

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    JJkunLL Jan 26, 2016
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    AliceStone Jan 13, 2016

    I really like this drama! The tech is good and I get the feeling that there isn't another drama like this with the same kind of atmosphere though the plot is quite common.

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    dore430 Jan 5, 2016

    This is the first time I've watched a drama without knowing absolutely how I felt about it when it was over ... Weird feeling! All of the actors portrayed their characters really well, and the chemistry between the two lead actors was simply amazing. I smiled a lot, and there were times I cried. Somehow, I felt that the ending left me wondering and wanting more... There was more that I liked about it than I didn't like, though ... Check it out. Hopefully, you won't be left feeling the way I did ... www.dramanice.to/rich-man-poor-woman/watch-rich-man-poor-woman-episode-1-online

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    caterpower Jan 3, 2016 - edited

    Where is everybody watching this?! I can't find it anywhere

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    Mica Dec 5, 2015

    Loved the sound track of this drama! <33333333

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    aja Dec 4, 2015

    Simply Amazing... At first I drop this drama and Im happy that I tried to watch it again and I didn't regret

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    AmyLovesDramas Nov 27, 2015

    I thought that this was really good! <3 At first, I didn't want to watch it because the plot didn't seem too interesting to me, but I decided to finally give it a try! It was so popular, so I was like "why not?" I did not regret it! I totally love Shun Oguri and Ishihara Satomi's chemistry! They're so cute! <3 9/10 for me!

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    11
  • Aired:

    Jul 9, 2012 to Sep 17, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Monday
  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    46 min.

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  • Score:

    8.3 (scored by 6,990 users)
  • Ranked:

    #327
  • Popularity:

    #224

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