Chaebol Kdramas

Oh, how we love kdramas which involves the rich! Here’s my list of all chaebol kdramas I have watched so far, romantic and non-romantic…

reborn rich kdrama

Reborn Rich – rated 9 stars

with Song Joong Ki & Shin Hyun Bin

Yoon Hyun Woo has worked for Soonyang group for a long time but was accused of embezzlement and got shot while on his trip abroad. He wakes up as the youngest Soonyang grandson, Jin Do Jun. He decides to take revenge and works to become the owner of Soonyang Group.

good job kdrama

Good Job – rated 8 stars

with Jung Il Woo & Kwon Yoo Ri

Eun Seon Woo is the owner of Eun Kang group. He also secretly runs a private detective office to mainly investigate the mystery behind his mother’s death. He meets Don Se Ra, who has an ability to see extremely far objects with her bare eyes. Don Se Ra starts working for Eun Soo Woo’s detective work and eventually falls in love with each other.

Love Contract – rated 8.5 stars

with Park Min Young & Go Kyung Pyo

Choi Sang Eun is a single life helper who has an odd job of being in a marriage contract with men who need help by having a contractual wife. She’s entangled between two clients, Jung Ji Ho, a judge and Kang Hae Jin, a popular actor.

a busines proposal kdramaA Business Proposal – rated 8.5 stars

with Ahn Hyo Seop & Kim Se Jung

Shin Ha Ri works for a food company as a researcher. One day, her life changes when she tries to go on a blind date instead of her close friend, but the guy she dates happens to be Kang Tae Moo, the CEO of the company where she works for.

Dali and the Cocky Prince KdramaDali and the Cocky Prince – rated 8 stars

with Kim Min Jae & Park Gyu Young

By mistake, Jin Moo Hak meets Kim Da Li in the Netherlands and makes a connection with her. He had no idea, she is from a prestigious Korean family. They meet again in Korea, Da Li struggling to save the family’s museum from collapsing. Jin Moo Hak tries his best to be of help to her.

one the woman kdramaOne the Woman – rated 8 stars

with Lee Ha Nee & Lee Sang Yoon

Jo Yeon Joo is a prosecutor who gets into an accident. She wakes up not remembering who she was and is mistaken to be the 2nd daughter-in-law of a rich and powerful family, Kang Mi Na, who just looks like her.

mine kdramaMine – rated 9 stars

with Lee Bo Young & Kim Seo Hyung

Seo Hee Soo is a former top actress who is now married to the second son of Hyowon Group. Her sister-in-law, Jung Seo Hyun, who is married to the first son, is a chaebol herself. These two women are trying to find their lost identities as they become part of a wealthy family.

sisyphus kdramaSisyphus: The Myth – rated 8 stars

with Cho Seung Woo & Park Shin Hye

Han Tae Sul is a rich, genius engineer who owns Quantum and Time, a successful company in Korea. After a plane accident, he discovers traces that leads to his brother’s death. While investigating, he meets Kang Seo Hae, an elite soldier from the future who travels back in time to help him.

when my love blooms kdramaWhen My Love Blooms – rated 7.5 stars

with Yoo Ji Tae & Jin Young

Yoon Ji Soo is in her 40s and has a son from a divorced marriage. She is having a hard time as a single mom trying to raise her son and make a living as a piano teacher. After several years, she meets her first love unexpectedly. His name is Han Jae Hyun, his senior in college who she deeply admired and loved.

Crash Landing on You – rated 9 stars

with Hyun Bin & Son Ye Jin

A South Korean heiress lands in North Korea by accident when she was paragliding. She is captured by a North Korean soldier who treats her well and helps her get out of the country safely. But the more time she spends longer with her captor, the more she is falling for him.

abyss kdramaAbyss – rated 8 stars

with Park Bo Young & Ahn Hyo Sup

Go Se Yun and Cha Min are good friends. They both died and were revived though the power of the Abyss. Although they’re up and alive, their looks are different from before. Together, they’ll try to live knowing each other’s secret and hand in hand solve the murder case behind Go Se Yun’s death.

fates and fury kdramaFates and Furies – rated 8 stars

with Lee Min Jung & Joo Sang Wook

Goo Hae Ra, a small-time shoe maker in Busan approaches Tae In Joon for a purpose. She makes him fall in love with her to avenge her sister who is in coma for years. However, the way to vengeance is never easy. She meets powerful people who she doesn’t have a clue, could be of help to her or the reason for her downfall.

memories of the alhambra kdramaMemories of the Alhambra – rated 9 stars

with Hyun Bin & Park Shin Hye

Yoo Jin Woo, a CEO of an investing company travels to Spain for a business and gets hold of a mysterious game worth investing millions but little did he know that he’ll get suck into the game. He finds help from Jung Hee Joo, a hostel owner who happens to be the sister of the game developer.

Are-You-Human-Too kdramaAre You Human Too? – rated 9 stars

with Seo Kang Joon & Gong Seung Yun

Nam Shin 3 is a very advanced robot created by the brilliant scientist Dr. Oh to replace her son the real Nam Shin whose been separated from her since he was young. When Nam Shin falls into coma, Nam Shin 3 has to replace him to act on his behalf as the director of the company the real Nam Shin will have to inherit. Nam Shin 3 is doing fantastic in his job and he even gets close to the lady bodyguard, Kang So Bong.

what's wrong with secretary kim kdramaWhat’s Wrong with Secretary Kim – rated 8.5 stars

with Park Seo Joon  & Park Min Young

Secretary Kim, the very capable secretary of 9 years of the quite handsome but full of himself vice chairman Lee Young Joon is quitting and leaving the very handsome boss frustrated. She has 2 months to train her replacement and convince her boss to let go of her so she can finally find what she likes doing most.

im not a robot kdramaI’m Not a Robot – rated 9 stars

with Yoo Seung Ho & Chae Soo Bin

When the robot Aji 3 wasn’t at all ready to do its job and its creators desperately needed to deliver it to the new owner, they come up with an idea to hire someone who looks like the robot and for the meantime do its function. And that someone is Jo Ji Ah, whose current job is to secure limited edition toys and items for her clients. She has to pretend as the newly finished robot to Kim Min Kyu who happened to be one of her former clients.

money flower kdramaMoney Flower – rated 8.5 stars

with Jang Hyuk & Park Se Young

Kang Pil Joo, the most capable lawyer of one of the biggest and most powerful and influential Chong-ah group has been waiting for that crucial moment to take over the company. But he’s got competitions! Lots of them, all very powerful and influential. Since he’s very determined, he is willing to do everything including giving up the woman he loves.

whisper kdramaWhisper – rated 8.5 stars

with Lee Sang Yoon & Lee Bo Young

Shin Young Joo is a police officer who is trying to prove the innocence of his father for being accused as the murderer of his own friend. She then meets judge Lee Dong Jun and wants to take revenge on him for making a false ruling to her father’s case. To prove her fathers innocence, she is about to fight the who’s who in the biggest law firm Taebaek but of course only if she collaborates with Lee Dong Jun.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon – rated 8.5 stars

with Park Bo Young & Park Hyung Sik

Do Bong Soon possesses super power that is only passed down the women in her family. She has the strength to stop moving vehicles or move heavy obstacles, can crush and bend anything with her bare hands, can fight strong and trained gangsters but  doesn’t have the ability to control her powers until she meets Ainsoft CEO, Ahn Min Hyuk. With her desire to work as a game developer at Ainsoft, she takes the offer to be the bodyguard of the CEO.

Defendant kdramaDefendant – rated 9 stars

with Ji Sung & Uhm Ki Joon

Park Jeong Woo is a Seoul prosecutor who is after one of the twin sons of the chairman of Chamyung group, Cha Min Ho. In order to avoid arrest, Cha Min Ho kills his brother Cha Seon Ho and disguises to live as the latter. With Cha Min Ho’s power and connection, he frames Park Jeong Woo and sends him to prison. While trying to recover his memory in prison, Park Jeong Woo meets inmates who help and join him eventually escape prison to prove his innocence.

Cinderella and Four Knights – rated 7.5 stars

with Jung Il Woo & Park So Dam

Eun Ha Won is a student who got kicked out from her own home and didn’t have much of a choice but to grab an offer from the Chairman of Haneul Group which is to live in the Sky House together with the famous Kang cousins (the Chairman’s grandsons) and fulfill some important tasks given to her by the chairman himself.

Oh My Venus – rated 8 stars

with So Ji Sub & Shin Min Ah

Kang Joo Eun, a lawyer who’s on the heavy side due to her hypothyroidism met famous personal trainer of star Kim Young Ho on the flight from the US back to Korea. She took the chance to get help from him in order to lose some weight especially after her breakup with her long-time boyfriend. Working with her coach was finding more about him; his past and his current responsibility as the heir of Gahong group.

yong pal kdramaYong Pal – rated 8.5 stars

with Joo Won & Kim Tae Hee

To pay back his credit, Kim Tae Hyun, a resident surgeon at Han Shin hospital does house calls for injured gangsters which earned him the name Yong Pal. With the intention to get a secure position in the hospital, he gets himself involved in a big secret on the 12th floor which houses the sleeping chaebol heiress beauty, Han Yeo Jin.

mask kdramaMask – rated 9 stars

with Soo Ae & Joo Ji Hoon

Byun Ji Sook has that unfateful day when everything wasn’t just working for her and she had to choose between dying and living but had to wear a mask. She chose the latter and had to pay the price for being someone she’s not including breaking the hearts of those she loves most.

high society kdramaHigh Society – rated 7.5 stars

with UEE & Sung Joon

Jang Yoon Ha is a chaebol trying to find what she really likes so she took a job in a supermarket and blended well with the common people. She found a good friend in Ji Yi who worked with her. Soon these two ladies will find love with men having opposite backgrounds as theirs.

Heard-It-Through-the-Grapevine kdramaHeard it Through the Grapevine – rated 8.5 stars

with Lee Joon & Go Ah Sung

Seo Beom, a bright, young student from a poor family got impregnated by her equally young boyfriend Han In Sang whose background she didn’t even know. She planned on raising the child alone until Han In Sang found out and right away wanted to take the responsibility. Seo Beom found herself suddenly introduced to a very powerful and rich family, very different from her own.

hyde jekyll and i kdramaHyde, Jekyll and I – rated 6.5 stars

with Hyun Bin & Han Ji Min

Geo Seo Jin, an heir and the CEO of a theme park Wonderland is suffering from a multiple personality disorder. The other personality he possesses is called Robin, a very talented artist who always helps him whenever he’s in a difficult situation that could be triggered by his traumatic past. On the other hand, Jang Hana who works in the Wonderland circus got to know Robin and fell in love with him.

kill me heal me kdramaKill Me, Heal Me – rated 10 stars

with Ji Sung & Hwang Jung Eum

A third-generation chaebol, Cha Do Hyun suffering from multiple personality disorder seeks help to deal with his illness and met a young psyciatrist, Oh Ri Jin in the process. As they try to work together, grim secrets from the past started to get unraveled while also discovering that they both originally knew each other.

mr back kdramaMr. Back – rated 7.5 stars

with Shin Ha Kyun & Jang Nara

After accidentally taking a meteor, Choi Go Bong, an old, rich man who owns several hotels turned into a young man in his 30s and called himself Choi Shin Hyung. He then fell in love with the young Eun Ha Soo who works in his hotel. As Choi Shin Young, he has to deal with love and company matters pretending to be the illegitimate son of the old Choi Go Bong.

fated to love you kdramaFated to Love You – rated 9 stars

with Jang Hyuk & Jang Na Ra

Lee Gun, a chaebol who manages his family’s company wanted desperately to propose in Macau to his girlfriend but by fate he met Kim Mi Young, a shy secretary in a law firm back in Korea who was also in Macau for a trip. Mi Young got pregnant with Lee Gun’s child after one night of spending together. Lee Gun, after knowing that had to take Mi Young as his wife.

hotel king kdramaHotel King – rated 7 stars

with Lee Dong Wook & Lee Da Hae

Cha Jae Wan, the manager of Hotel Ciel had a dark past. He grew up being manipulated by a powerful man and only believing that his tragic beginning was caused by the owner of the hotel and that he has to avenge himself. After getting to know the heiress of the hotel, things started to change and painful truths slowly unfolded.

that winter the wind blows kdramaThat Winter, The Wind Blows – rated 9 stars

with Jo In Sung & Song Hye Kyo

Oh Soo, a notorious gambler is in big trouble and in order to save himself from the gangster boss and raise money to pay his debt, he’s posing as the long lost brother of a blind heiress whose name was also Oh Soo.

secret kdramaSecret – rated 9.5 stars

with Hwang Jung Eum & Ji Sung

A story of a woman who tries to keep a secret to save the man that she loves but ended up being unwanted by him in the end.

the master's sun kdramaThe Master’s Sun – rated 8 stars

with So Ji Sub & Gong Hyo Jin

A girl who can see ghosts found shelter from a powerful, rich and good-looking CEO. She grabbed the chance of staying by his side when he needed someone to talk to his dead ex-girlfriend.

the heirs kdramaThe Heirs – rated 7.5 stars

with Lee Min Ho & Park Shin Hye

Kim Tan, a handsome, cool young guy and heir to the biggest corporate group in Korea aka Chaebol falls in love with the simple Eun Sang, daughter of their housemaid.

cheongdamdong alice kdramaCheongdamdong Alice – rated 7.5 stars

with Park Shi Hoo & Moon Geun Young

Brokenhearted and penniless, Han Se Kyung desperately wanted to enter Cheongdamdong no matter what it takes. She had her biggest chance when she met the president of a huge fashion brand.

innocent man kdramaInnocent Man – rated 7 stars

with Song Joong Ki & Moon Chae Won

An innocent young man admits to the crime of his then girlfriend who dumped him for her own ambition. To take revenge, he takes advantage of the love of an heir to a large company who’s suffering from amnesia.

lie to me kdramaLie to Me – rated 8 stars

with Yoon Eun Hye & Kang Ji Hwan

A lady government worker lied about being married to a rich and powerful guy which got her into trouble. The guy, luckily played with her lie for another reason that brought them closer together.

secret garden kdramaSecret Garden – rated 10 stars

with Hyun Bin & Ha Ji Won

When an heir to a wealthy family falls in love with a stunt woman, things are expected to get complicated. It gets even worse when these 2 switch bodies.

take care of the young lady kdramaTake Care of the Young Lady – rated 7.5 stars

with Yoon Eun Hye & Yoon Sang Hyun

Born into a very wealthy family and heir to everything, a spoiled young lady could do whatever she wants. In order to monitor her doings, her grandfather assigned a bodyguard to take care of her.

Boys Over Flowers – rated 9 stars

with Koo Hye Sun & Lee Min Ho

A poor girl got into a school for the rich and met the F4, the top rich guys. After some bullying, the leader of the F4 got interested in her but in the beginning she has a crush on the other one.

my girl kdramaMy Girl – rated 8.5 stars

with Lee Dong Wook & Lee Da Hae

A tour guide girl meets rich guy when the latter needed a translator to welcome his foreign guests. Things got complicated when rich guy hires girl to act as the lost granddaughter of his grandpa.

only you kdramaOnly You – rated 7 stars

with Han Chae Young & Jo Hyun Jae

A story of a girl who aspires to be a chef so she went to Italy with her close friend to study cooking. While in Italy, she met a guy who then become an important person in her life.

my name is kim sam soonMy Name is Kim Sam Soon – rated 7 stars

with Kim Sun Ah & Hyun Bin

A heartbroken baker (the girl) found a job and a new love but things didn’t go well when the ex of the guy came back.


lovers in paris kdramaLovers in Paris – rated 6.5 stars

with Kim Jung Eun & Park Shin Yang

Love triangle which started in Paris. A girl met 2 guys who both like her and are both brothers that made it more complicated. Story continued as characters returned to Korea.