Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Korean Drama Review : High Society (Hangul: 상류사회)

High Society is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Uee, Sung Joon, Park Hyung-sik and Lim Ji-yeon. Another chaebol story line lead by Uee as Jang Yoon-ha, the youngest daughter of a chaebol family who is an outcast among family member, especially her mother who mistreat her. And because of that she tries to set apart from her chaebol image and works part-time at a food market and hides her true identity as an heiress because all she truly wants is to find a man who'll love her for herself and not her money.

Ji-yi, Chang-soo, Yoon-ha and Joon-ki.
Unfortunately she end up meeting Choi Joon-ki (played by Sung Joon) who grew up poor. His father is sick while his mother work as a house keeper to an ajumma who is a mistress. Joon-ki intentionally came close to Yoon-ha with knowledge of her true background. Because his childhood friend Yoo Chang-soo (played by Park Hyung-sik) another chaebol, ask him to do a background check about Yoon-ha before meeting her on there scheduled blind date set by there families. And when he saw Yoon-ha working at the super market where he does goes to work too. He did try his best to make her fall for him. Which he succeeded. At first I enjoyed watching this drama until i started skipping the elderly scenes and the lead roles scene. And the only scene that draws interest for me is the second lead scenes. The Lee Ji-yi and Chang-soo tandem.

 BFF Yoon-ha and Ji-yi

the Love Birds =)

Lee Ji-yi (played by Lim Ji-yeon) is Yoon-ha's best friend, who doesn't know the latter true identity, at first she had a crush with Joon-Ki but gives way when she find out that her best friend also share the same feelings towards Joon Ki. While Chang-soo's is also a chaebol, and Joon-ki's boss. He falls in love with Ji-yi considering she overlooked his wealth and status. The story line of this duo is quite appealing Ji Yi was smart, down to earth, and willing to work hard, while Chang Soo was fun and cute. Together they were honestly the best part of the show including how Chang Soo's mother oppose then later accept Ji-yi and supported their relationship. I would rather watched the entire series about them doing cute couple things and arguing than having to watch the cringe worthy romance between the main leads.

Yay! that looks melt my heart.....

They luck chemistry, their story line is dull and boring. The writing around both leads didn’t feel well-thought-out of. Although both Sung Joon and UEE delivered a decent performances, but still neither was actually good. They tried to make some twists but they were so obvious and boring that it didn't even come off as surprising. The one and only redeeming quality of this series, is the second lead couple. So there you have it.
nailed it with back hug!!!! =))

(for  Lee Ji-yi and Chang-soo tandem)
(for  Yoon-ha and Joon-ki tandem)

Have you been watching High Society? What do you think about it? Share your thoughts and leave your comments below! Happy Drama Watching everyone!!

(PS. All picture grabbed from google credits to its owner)

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