K-Drama Review: ‘High Society’ an Empty and Pointless Drama?

The Casts

Main Characters

  • Uee as Jang Yoon-ha, the youngest daughter of a chaebol family who works part-time jobs in order to find happiness other than money.
  • Sung Joon as Choi Joon-ki, he grew up in poverty but with a loving family. His dream is to hold a high-ranking position.
  • Park Hyung-shik as Yoo Chang-soo, a chaebol and Joon-ki’s superior at work. He falls in love with Ji-yi, who overlooks his wealth and status.
  • Lim Ji-yeon as Lee Ji-yi, Yoon-ha’s best friend and Chang-soo’s girlfriend. She is a bright girl who works to make ends meet.

Supporting Characters

Yoon-ha’s Family

High Society
  • Yoon Joo-sang as Jang Won-sik, Yoon-ha’s father
  • Go Doo-shim as Min Hye-soo, Yoon-ha’s mother
  • Lee Sang-woo as Jang Kyung-joon, Yoon-ha’s older brother, who is caring and protective of Yoon-ha.
  • Yoon Ji-hye as Jang Ye-won, Yoon-ha’s eldest sister, who is ambitious to get to the top of the company.
  • Yoo So-young as Jang So-hyun, Yoon-ha’s second oldest sister

Joon-ki’s Family

High Society
  • Nam Myung-ryul as Choi Young-ho, Joon-ki’s father, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair.
  • Yang Hee-kyung as Lee Min-sook, Joon-ki’s mother, who works as Seo-ra’s housekeeper.

People around Yoon-ha’s Family

  • Choi Yong-min as Butler Hong, a long time employee of the Jang Family
  • Bang Eun-hee as Kim Seo-ra, Chairman Jang’s mistress.

The Soundtracks


High Society OST Part I

Release Date: June 09, 2015

Track Listing:

No. Song Title Artist
1. “Don’t Be Like That” Acoustic Collaboration

High Society OST Part II

Release Date: June 23, 2015

Track Listing:

No. Song Title Artist
1. “Dazzling Day” Jung Yup
2. “Dazzling Day (Inst.)” Jung Yup

High Society OST Part III

Release Date: July 21, 2015

Track Listing:

No. Song Title Artist
1. “How Do I Live Without You… “ Kim Joo-na
2. “How Do I Live Without You… (Inst.)” Kim Joo-na

High Society OST Part IV

Release Date: July 27, 2015

Track Listing:

No. Song Title Artist
1. “You’re My Love” Park Hyung-shik
2. “You’re My Love (Inst.)” Park Hyung-shik