Rich Boy Poor Girl Kdramas

A very popular kdrama genre indeed. I love cinderella stories as you can see from the number of kdramas on this list. They’re fun to watch and you get your happy ending!

Destined With You – rated 7.5 stars

with Jo Bo Ah & Ro Woon

Lee Hong Jo is a civil servant working at a city hall. She meets Jang Shin Yu, a competent lawyer who just got assigned in the city hall. Jang Shin Yu suffers from a hereditary and an incurable disease. And to lift that curse, he needs help from Lee Hong Jo, who happens to be the owner of a mysterious chest that contains a book of spells.

king the land kdrama

King the Land – rated 7.5 stars

with Lee Joon Ho & Im Yoon Ah

Gu Won is an heir of the King Group. He helps the family manage King Hotel but in constant bickering with his half sister, who runs the hotel. Gu Won meets Cheon Sa Rang, who works as a concierge and she’s also awarded as best employee of King Hotel. Gu Won, who despises fake smile, doesn’t like Cheon Sa Rang at first, but later realizes that her smile is genuine and he’s slowly drawn to her charm.

see you in my 19th life kdrama

See You in My 19th Life – rated 8.5 stars

with Shin Hye Sun & Ahn Bo Hyun

Ban Ji Eum has a special ability to remember her past lives. She has been reincarnated a couple of times for the last 1000 years. On her 18th life, she meets Moon Seo Ha, who becomes special to her until she meets a tragic accident and died. On her 19th life, she desperately wants to reconnect with this person, so she finds a way to meet him.

celebrity kdrama

Celebrity – rated 9 stars

with Park Gyu Young & Kang Min Hyuk

Seo A Ri sells cosmetics for a small beauty company. Her life changes when she got the chance to join the social media world and becomes a popular social media influencer. She enjoys her success but that comes with an ugly side.

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.

alchemy of souls kdrama

Alchemy of Souls9 stars

with Lee Jae Wook & Jung So Min

Jang Wook is the successor of a powerful mage family, the Jang. However, his energy source was closed by his own father preventing him to do magic. Jang Wook meets a girl Moo Duk, who has the soul of a powerful assasin and thinks she will be her master.

crazy love kdrama

Crazy Love – rated rated 8 stars

with Kim Jae Wook & Krystal Jung

Noh Go Jin is the top Math instructor and the CEO of GOTOP, a learning institute in Korea. He pretends he has amnesia due to a lot of death threats he had received. His secretary Lee Shin Ah, who has a grudge on Noh Go Jin for being a mean boss, pretends she is his fiancee thinking he doesn’t remember anything.

a busines proposal kdrama

A 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.

true beauty kdramaTrue Beauty – rated 8.5 stars

with Moon Ga Young & Cha Eun Woo

Im Joo Kyung is a high school student who has been bullied for her looks until she found a way of how to make herself pretty by wearing makeup. Suddenly, everyone adores her but one guy from her school knows her secret. That’s Lee Soo Ho, a cold-hearted but very smart and handsome student who happens to be in Im Joo Kyung’s class.

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

with Yoo Ji Tae & Lee Bo 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.

the king eternal monarch kdramaThe King: Eternal Monarch – rated 8 stars

with Lee Min Ho & Kim Go Eun

King Lee Gon of the Kingdom of Corea, a parallel world of the Republic of Korea, crosses dimension chasing after a person who he thinks was his savior when he was a little boy who was about to get killed. He finally meets Jung Tae Eul, a detective in the other world, who he thinks was his saviour but she doesn’t have a recollection of him. In his constant trip to the other side, King Lee Gon realizes the two worlds are messed up due to the doing of his traitor uncle Lee Rim. So he is finding a way to fix it.

abyss kdramaAbyss – rated 8 stars

with Park Bo Young & Ahn Hyo Sup

After an untimely death, Cha Min gets resurrected with a new face through the help of a magic ball called Abyss. He then revives a good friend, Go Se Yun who was murdered and together tries to resolve the murder case.

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.

Her-private-life kdramaHer Private Life – rated 7.5 stars

with Park Min Young & Kim Jae Wook

An art gallery curator is also a huge kpop fan and has been living passionately as both. She then meets the new director of the gallery who is at first very critical of everyone’s work but then also has his own soft side.

Are 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

What to do if your best secretary for nine years is quitting? A problem, our perfect Vice Chairman is having! Secretary Kim is leaving to find what she likes doing. But can she really do it when she’s starting to fall for him?

the-undateables kdramaThe Undateables – rated 7.5 stars

with Nam Goong Min & Hwang Jung Eum

Jung Eum is a matchmaker but had a difficult task of matchmaking some undateables. Lucky she meets a love guru who is willing to help her out in exchange for a toy he lost a long time ago. Are these a match themselves?

Tempted kdramaThe Great Seducer – rated 8 stars

with Woo Do Hwan & Joy

Kwon Shi Hyun would do everything to please Choi Soo Ji, the lady who he likes that when she asked him to seduce a girl, Eun Tae Hee, he did without hesitation. But while doing so, he falls in love with Tae Hee and puts his childhood friendship behind.

good witch kdramaGood Witch – rated 8.5 stars

with Lee Da Hae & Ryu Soo Young

Cha Sun Hee, the nice identical twin of Cha Do Hee is replacing the latter in her flight attendant job while Cha Do Hee is laying in coma. Find out how Cha Sun Hee wins the heart of everyone including the aloof and very handsome pilot, Song Woo Jin.

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.

that man oh soo kdramaThat Man Oh Soo – rated 6.5 stars

with Lee Jong Hyun & Kim So Eun

Oh Soo is a successful IT specialist but also the descendant of a family who was fated to tend a mysterious tree that releases magic pollens. Oh Soo, while trying to give a drink to somebody with pollen to fall in love, his police officer neighbor accidentally drank it. They fall in love with each other but one is put in danger, as it is the curse of the tree.

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

with Yoo Seung Ho & Chae Soo Bin

What happens if you’ve pretended as a robot to the man that you fell in love? Ji Ah has to pretend to be Aji 3, a robot, to Kim Min Kyu. While spending time with each other, they developed a mutual affection towards each other.

my secret romance kdramaMy Secret Romance – rated 7.5 stars

with Sung Hoon & Song Ji Eun

Lee Yoo Mi, a nutritionist who just got a job at a company cafeteria finds out that the company’s director, Cha Jin Wook is the guy she once had a one-night stand with. On the other hand, Cha Jin Wook is happy to see her again as he didn’t really forget her after what happened to the 2 of them.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon rated 8.5 stars

with Park Bo Young & Park Hyung Sik

Super strong woman Do Bong Soon is long lost heroine of our CEO Min Min and she seems to be doing fine being his current heroine as well. Funny with some serious mystery solving.

goblin kdramaGoblin rated 9.5 stars

with Gong Yoo & Lee Dong Wook

Our Goblin seems to be in misery by not dying and just doing his petty task of granting people their wishes. However, the god pities him and gives him a bride so he can end his misery and die peacefully. But what if our dear Goblin falls in love with his bride and doesn’t want to leave her anymore?

the legend of the blue sea kdramaThe Legend of the Blue Sea rated 8.5 stars

with Jun Ji Hyun & Lee Min Ho

Mermaid Shim Chung is looking for a guy who could love her so she can stay on land forever. The task seems to be hard if the guy is busy trying to survive himself. But if it’s destiny, it will happen.

Cinderella and Four Knights – rated 7.5 stars

with Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun & Park So Dam

Being surrounded by these gorgeous knights is exhilarating! Our cinderella barely has a  competition because they’re all confined in this ludicrous mansion called the Sky House. There’s only one to pick though and that’s her true love ;).


beautiful gong shim kdramaBeautiful Gong Shim – rated 7.5 stars

with Nam Goong Min and Min Ah

Gong Shim is undoubtedly beautiful that both our gorgeous men leads are head over heels in love. Is it her humour, funny wig or personality that makes her a magnet of men. Find out…


she was pretty kdramaShe Was Pretty – rated 7.5 stars

with Hwang Jung Eum and Park Seo Joon

It’s always funny whenever Hwang Jung Eum is around. Though her leading man here is not that strong, we’ve got Shi Won from Super Junior who saved the show with his looks and a role that is quite entertaining.

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.

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.

mr back kdramaMr. Back rated 7.5 stars

with Shin Ha Kyun & Jang Nara

Old guy got hit by a meteor and became a young man. He fell in love of course with a young lady but at the same time has to prove he owns all the riches that his old self owned.

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

with Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra

My top drama for year 2014! Gorgeous leads especially my favorite leading man, Jang Hyuk taking the role of a rich heir who had a one-night affair with someone he doesn’t even know. Funny, addictive, full of eye-candies and has a pleasing ending.

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.

cunning single lady kdramaCunning Single Lady – rated 7.5 stars

with Lee Min Jung and Joo Sang Wook

It’s hard if you dump your guy and he becomes a successful founder of an app. Not just that, he becomes sexy-looking as well. As you see, our lady here is trying to seduce that guy back. Funny and romantic, just our typical romcom.

the prime minister and i kdramaThe Prime Minister and I – rated 7.5 stars

with Lee Bum Soo & Im Yoon Ah

Nam Da Jung, a reporter from a tabloid magazine meets path with the future prime minister of Korea. These odd pair has to get married for convenience, for Nam Da Jung to make her father happy and for the Kwon Yul, to avoid scandal.

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

with So Ji Sub & Gong Hyo Jin

The lady who can see ghosts is helping a very handsome chaebol talk to his dead girlfriend. Do you think these two have a chance together?

the heirs kdramaThe Heirs – rated 7.5 stars

with Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye

It’s an absolute eye candy overload! And these gorgeous students all attend one school. But wait, I guess you shouldn’t just be gorgeous to qualify but also has to have the money background. Let’s find out how ridiculously difficult the lives of these young masters and ladies really are?

cheongdamdong alice kdramaCheongdamdong Alice – rated 7.5 stars

with Park Shi Hoo and Moon Geun Young

Lies and more lies but this drama ended up surprisingly good. We have our girl who tries her luck working in the rich area Cheongdamdong hoping to grab herself a rich boyfriend.

scent of a woman kdramaScent of a Woman – rated 7 stars

with Lee Dong Wook & Kim Sun Ah

A story of an ordinary lady worker, who after being diagnosed with a terminal disease decided to quit her job and traveled To Japan only to meet the guy she’ll fall in love with.

lie to me kdramaLie to Me – rated 8 stars

with Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan

Our girl marries a chaebol and it’s all a lie. He agreed to it since he profits from that lie too. And guess what, this whole lie thing just brought these 2 closer to one another.

the greatest love kdramaThe Greatest Love – rated 8 stars

with Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Seung Won

One of my favorites! The chemistry between the leads was just top. It’s a story about a former member of a girl group who is trying to have a comeback and bumped into a cocky but very popular actor.

secret garden kdramaSecret Garden – rated 10 stars

with Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won

One of the 2 kdramas that got a perfect 10 rating. Love everything about it! This is all about our very rich guy meets poor girl and with a strange fate, their bodies swapped. Funny, romantic with a good amount of drama.

boys over flowersBoys Over Flowers – rated 9 stars

with Koo Hye Sun and Lee Min Ho

Okay, this got to be my favorite and the reason why I’m here addicted to kdramas. Well, who shouldn’t be when all these rich and gorgeous boys are all over our poor girl Jandi. There was that “I have to switch to Jandi or I have to imagine being Jandi moments” for me and surely for all you girls out there too :).

coffee prince kdramaCoffee Prince – rated 9.5 stars

with Yoon Eun Hye and Gong Yoo

A beautiful story of  a boyish girl who aspires to be a barista. She started working at a coffee shop owned by of course our very handsome coffee prince.

my girl kdramaMy Girl – rated 8.5 stars

with Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae

Cute and funny story of a girl who works as a guide in Jeju, bumped into a rich guy who owns a mandarin farm and hotels. She got into a mess when she accepted a deal to lie as the lost granddaughter of his wealthy grandmother.

goong s kdramaGoong S – rated 6.5 stars

with Se7en & Heo Yi Jae

A pizza delivery boy found himself the lost modern prince. When he had to live in the palace, he fell in love with a maid.

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. This was the time when Han Chae Young still had the title “Korea’s Living Barbie”.

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

with Hyun Bin & Kim Sun Ah

A heartbroken Kim Sam Soon found a new love and he is just a nobody but a CEO of a big company. Everything was fine until his first love came back home.

full house kdramaFull House – rated 6.5 stars

with Rain & Song Hye Kyo

A girl found her home being sold by her relatives without her consent and she insisted to not leave the house and live with the new owner who is a famous celebrity.

lovers in paris kdramaLovers in Paris – rated 6.5 stars

with Kim Jung Eun & Park Shin Yang

This drama was very popular in the early 2000. Set in Paris where our main leads meet for the first time and ended up meeting again in Seoul.