15 Best Kdramas With Rich Guy Poor Girl

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When it comes to K-dramas there are some concepts that are very common. One of them is the Rich Guy falling for the poor girl.

This cliche has brought in some great dramas and the classic Boys Over Flowers started the chain reaction of making K-Dramas more popular because it is the first kdrama many kdrama fans have watched.

Today, we offer you Korean dramas with rich boys and poor girls that you can binge-watch.

1. Boys Over Flowers

Geum Jan Di comes from a poor family who owns a dry-cleaning shop. One day, she visits Shinhwa High School, a prestigious school for the wealthy, and saves a student who was going to commit suicide because of F4 bullying.

Jan Di then receives a swimming scholarship to attend the school for her heroic act.

In school, she meets the notorious F4, who is the most popular and powerful group of boys at the school, consisting of Gu Jun Pyo; the leader of F4 and heir to the Shinhwa Group, Yoon Ji Hu; the grandson of a former president of Korea, So Yi Jung; a skilled potter who comes from a family that owns the country's biggest art museum, and Song Woo Bin; whose family runs the country's largest construction company.

Since the release of Boys Over Flowers, the "Rich Boy Poor Girl" has become a trend

Her life at school starts out miserable, as she doesn't fit in with other students because of her status, and later becomes worse when she is labelled as the new bullying target of the F4.

2. Coffee Prince

Choi Han Gyul is the grandson of chairwoman Bang of Dong-in Foods, a company that has a thriving coffee business. He has never had a job and does not care for responsibility.

Han Gyul is hung up on his first love, Han Yoo Joo, who only sees him as a friend. Go Eun Chan, is a 24-year-old tomboy who is often mistaken for a guy.

Her father died when she was 16 years old and since then she has taken over as the breadwinner in her family.

When Han Kyul and Eun Chan meet, he, not knowing that she is a girl, decides to hire her to pretend to be his gay lover so that he can escape the blind dates arranged by his grandmother.

After getting an ultimatum from his grandmother, Han Gyul takes over a rundown old coffee shop, later renamed "Coffee Prince," to prove that he's capable, both to his grandmother and to Yoo Joo.

In order to attract female customers, he only hires good-looking male employees. Eun Chan, desperate for money, continues to hide her gender to get a job at Coffee Prince.

3. Guardian: The Great And Lonely God

Kim Shin was once an unbeatable general in Goryeo's military who died a tragic death. He now possesses immortality, but is tired of living whilst everyone else around him dies.

For 900 years, Kim Shin has searched for his bride, a mortal who can pull out the sword and end his life.

One day, he encounters Ji Eun Tak, a positive, upbeat high school student who can see the dead and has gone through tragic events, yet still stays strong.

She claims to be the Goblin's bride, who can end his immortal life, but what appears to be an easy task, only gets complicated, as the two fall in love.

4. The Heirs

Kim Tan is the heir to Empire Group who has been sent to study abroad in the U.S.

In reality, it's a form of exile, as his elder half-brother back home schemes to take over the family business.

While in the States, Kim Tan meets Cha Eun Sang, who arrived from Korea in search of her older sister.

He feels himself falling for her, never realizing that she's the daughter of his family's housekeeper.

When his fiancée Rachel Yoo arrives to bring him back to Korea, his heart is torn between love and duty.

5. What's Wrong With Secretary Kim

The series revolves around the narcissistic Lee Young Joon, the vice president of a company run by his family.

He is very self-absorbed and thinks highly of himself, so much so that he barely acknowledges the people around him.

Lee Young Joon has a capable and patient secretary in Kim Mi So who has remained by his side and worked diligently for 9 years without any romantic involvement.

However, Mi So now wants to set her life & focus on herself so when she decides to resign from her job, hilarious misunderstandings ensue.

After 9 years of their strictly-workplace relationship, can it now develop into something more?

6. Uncontrollably Fond

People change but can the heart adapt? Sin Joon Young and No Eul were inseparable and very much in love in their younger days.

But uncontrollable circumstances separated them and they went their separate ways. Joon Young is now a superstar actor and singer, while No Eul became a producer-director of documentaries.

When their paths cross again years later, Joon Young discovers that No Eul is now a very different person than he remembered — materialistic and willing to do anything to get ahead.

Is there any hope for Joon Young and No Eul to rekindle their past relationship?

7. I'm Not  A Robot

Kim Min Kyu is the largest shareholder in a financial company. He suffers from a "human allergy", preventing him from normal interactions with other people.

He becomes interested in a robotic project named Aji-3 created by the Santa Maria robotic team.

The team is headed by Hong Baek Gyun,  inventor of Aji-3 and world-renowned robotics professor.

He modelled Aji-3 after his ex-girlfriend, Jo Ji Ah, a struggling inventor that also works as a personal shopper to make ends meet.  

Just when Kim Min Kyu wants to test the robot, an accident causes the malfunction of the robot's battery.

Hong Baek Gyun begs Jo Ji Ah to take the place of Aji-3 and pretend to be the robot so they can get funding from Kim Min Kyu.

But, Aji-3 becomes the closest thing that the lonely Min-Kyu has to real contact with another person.

8. She Was Pretty

As a young girl, Hye Jin was impossibly cute and had a comfortable life with her wealthy parents but since her teens, her looks and fortune changed abruptly and now she is living with her friend rent-free and working as a part-time clerk at a convenience store.

One day, her childhood first love, Sung Joon, contacts her wishing to meet her, but recognizing Sung Joon has grown into a handsome and fit man, she quickly hatches a plan to have her pretty friend meet him in her place instead.

After luckily landing a full-time job, Hye Jin is surprised to find Sung Joon as her boss, who is adding insult to injury, treating her with disdain and contempt.

9. Cheese In The Trap

Having returned to college after a year-long break, due to her family's poor background, Hong Sul, a hard-working over-achiever, inadvertently got on the wrong side of Yoo Jung, her senior who is athletic, good-looking, get good grades, and has a kind personality, but also a hidden dark side.

From then on her life took a turn for the worse and Sul was almost certain it was all Yoo Jung's doing.

So why is he suddenly acting so friendly a year later?

10. Lucky Romance

Bo Nee, who wholeheartedly believes in superstitions, meets a man who believes in science and mathematics.

She has to find a man born in the Year of the Tiger according to her fortuneteller, and soon after she gets entangled with a man who has never shown any interest in women or even dated one.

This is a love story that follows an improbable couple that tries to reconcile their differing outlooks on life by overcoming superstitious beliefs and proving that destiny is not preordained.

11. Shopping King Louis

The romantic comedy series “Shopaholic Louis” revolves around a handsome shopaholic named Louis, who is the successor of a vast business empire but becomes homeless after suffering from amnesia.

Meanwhile, Koh Bok Shil, a country girl who lives a life that is worlds apart from the rich and famous, encounters Louis in Seoul.

The improbable romance that unfolds between the two characters named Louis, who is able to buy everything he wants, and the angelic girl named Koh Bok Shil, shows the viewers that the value of true love is priceless and is not something that can be bought.

12. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Do Bong Soon is a petite, unemployed woman who is honest and kind. She appears little and sweet on the outside, but she is in fact very, very strong.

In her family, for generations, the women have been gifted Herculean strength to use for the greater good. If abused, however, their power will be taken away.

Whilst standing up for herself after gang members bully her, she finds herself approached by Ahn Min Hyuk, the handsome and somewhat childish CEO of Ainsoft, a gaming company.

Min Hyuk falls in love with super-strong Bong Soon at first sight, but there's a catch.

Bong Soon has eyes for someone else; a police officer and childhood friend, In Guk Doo, whom she has known since high school.

Did You Know? Park Hyung-Sik actually confessed that he likes Park Bo-Young in real life.

When chaos ensues after a series of kidnappings in Do Bong Soon's hometown of Dobong-dong, Dobong-gu, Bong Soon must decide whether to use her strength and stand up to evil, or play it safe and keep her powers hidden from the world.

Combined with the love triangle she faces between In Guk Doo and Ahn Min Hyuk, as well as having to keep Min Hyuk safe, Bong Soon's life is thrown into turmoil.

Can she use her strength for the greater good, or will it prove in the end to be too much?

13. Business Proposal

Kang Tae Moo made the decision to go on the blind dates arranged for him in order to please his grandfather and keep up his pattern of hard work.

Realizing that the first date would be the only way to avoid wasting time. Shin Ha-ri, who had been persuaded by her best friend, who had pretended to be her friend on the blind date, is now trying to dupe everyone while also duping Kang.

14. Goblin

During the Goryeo Dynasty, a decorated general named Kim Shin is betrayed by the envious king he served.

God transforms Kim Shin into a goblin, tasked with saving some people from a life of misery when Kim Shin is faced with death rather than honour after fighting a heroic battle.

15. True Beauty

Im Ju-Kyung is a senior in high school. She has struggled with her appearance ever since she was a young child.

Im Ju-Kyung always covers her bare face with makeup. She is attractive thanks to her excellent makeup skills, and she covers her bare face in public.

She develops relationships with Lee SooHo and Han Seo-Joon.

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