5 K-Dramas That Feature Insanely Wealthy Families That Scream Crazy Rich Asians

Penthouse: War in Life
Sky Castle
Boys over Flowers
What's Wrong With Secretary Kim
The Heirs
Chaebol Themed Kdramas
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K-drama land gave the viewers a glimpse of what it's like to live in a luxurious house, own insanely lavish apparel and drive an ultra-fancy car.

Apart from these, the chaebol theme series illustrates not just the family's flamboyant life but also the drama and tension, including marital issues, revenge, and more.

With that said, here are five K-dramas that basically manifest crazy rich Asians.

'Penthouse: War in Life'

Lee Ji Ah Might Make Her Comeback in 'The Penthouse 2' Episode 5
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Lee Ji Ah Might Make Her Comeback in 'The Penthouse 2' Episode 5

The high viewership rating only proves that the SBS drama has been creating a massive buzz since its first premiere in October 2020.

Moreover, the intriguing and surprising story gains the viewer's attention, giving them a whirlwind of emotions.

From season one to season three, "Penthouse: War in Life" illustrates the lives of the residents at the affluent Hera Palace--a 100 story luxury penthouse apartment right in the heart of Seoul.

The mega-hit K-drama depicts the conflict for power, wealth, marriage, and revenge from main characters Shim Su Ryeon (Lee Ji Ah,) Cheon Seo Jin (Kim So Yeon,) Oh Yoon Hee (Eugene,) and Joo Dan Tae (Uhm Ki Joon.)

What makes the drama interesting, aside from its heart-stopping plot, are their wardrobes, donning outfits from luxury fashion houses such as Chanel, Balmain, Alexander McQueen, and more.

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'SKY Castle'

SKY Castle
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If SBS has "Penthouse: War in Life," then JTBC has a "makjang" K-drama that highlights the extremely wealthy lives of the residents living in the insanely posh neighborhood of SKY Castle.

Back in 2018, the broadcast network released the revenge series led by Lee Tae Ran, Yum Jung Ah, Yoon Se Ah, Kim Seo Hyung, and "Racket Boys" star Oh Na Ra.

"SKY Castle" follows the story of four wives who try to raise their kids like royalties while helping their husbands achieve more wealth and success.

The set features everything that you can dream of in the house of a chaebol--from massive chandeliers to fancy interiors while the kids drive with the latest cars and designer clothes.

On top of it, the parents are eager to get their children admitted to top-tier universities in South Korea, whatever it takes.

'Boys Over Flowers'

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"Boys Over Flowers"

Who would forget the OG K-drama "Boys Over Flowers" featuring the notorious F4 members headed by Lee Min Ho as Goo Jun Pyo with Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo Kim Bum who plays So Yi Jung and Kim Joo as Song Woo Bin.

Based on the manga series of the same name, this 2009 KBS series basically surrounds the rich-guy poor girl type of K-drama.

Geum Jan Di, played by Gu Hye Seon, came from a low-income family who helps their small family business to support her study at the prestigious Shinhwa High School.

There, she crossed paths with the popular F4 group, who all came from an affluent family and became their new bullying target.

'What's Wrong With Secretary Kim'

Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young in
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The 2018 K-drama "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim" is Park Seo Joon's claim to fame after landing the role of a narcissistic vice president Lee Young Joon, who runs their family's ultra-successful conglomerate.

In the drama, he portrays a self-absorbed boss who thinks highly of himself. Beside him for almost nine years is her secretary Kim Mi So, played by Hallyu star Park Min Young, who decides to resign from the company to focus on herself.

Interestingly, the story unfolds the duo's secrets about their childhoods and the conglomerate's dark past.

'The Heirs'

The Heirs
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Another OG K-drama included in the list is SBS' "The Heirs," starring Park Shin Hye, Lee Min Ho, Kim Woo Bin, Kim Ji Won, and Krystal Jung.

The youth drama illustrates the lives of the privileged students at the elite Jeguk High School.

As they prepare to become the next heir and leaders of their families, these students face rivalry.

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Written by Geca Wills

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