Rich Man (TV series)

Rich Man (Korean리치맨; RRRichimaen) is a 2018 television series starring Kim Jun-myeon, Ha Yeon-soo, Oh Chang-suk and Kim Ye-won. It is a remake of the 2012 Japanese television series Rich Man, Poor Woman. The drama is aired on MBN and Dramax starting May 9, 2018 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 23:00 (KST) time slot.[1]

Rich Man
Rich Man (리치맨) Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asRich Man, Poor Woman
GenreRomance comedy
Created byFuji Television (original)
Based onRich Man, Poor Woman [ja]
by Naoko Adachi, Masami Nishiura and Ryo Tanaka
Developed by
  • Kim Jae-hoon
  • Kwon Eui-jung
Written by
  • Hwang Jo-yoon
  • Park Jung-ye
Directed byMin Doo-sik
StarringKim Jun-myeon
Ha Yeon-soo
Oh Chang-suk
Kim Ye-won
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16 (+ 1 special)
Executive producers
  • Hwang Hyuk
  • Jeon Yong-joo
  • Lee Gun-young
ProducerKim Bong-joo
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 mins
Production companyiHQ
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMay 9 (2018-05-09) –
June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
External links


This is a romance story about Lee Yoo-chan (Kim Jun-myeon), a genius programmer and CEO of IT company Next In who can't recognize the face of his first love, Kim Boon-hong, because of his facial recognition disability and Kim Bo-ra (Ha Yeon-soo), a college student who has an AlphaGo-like memory and is an aspiring job-seeker.[2] At a recruitment meeting for dozens of people aspiring to work at Next In, Yoo-chan humiliates many of the attendees and in particular picks on Bo-ra, even after she spectacularly demonstrates her remarkable memory. But instead of slinking away like many of the applicants, she stands up to him. Just before he makes her leave, after sarcastically nicknaming her the "Queen of Rote Memory", she tells him that her name is Kim Boon-hong. This troubles Yoo-chan. A couple of days later, Next In executives decide they need to employ someone with a photographic memory. They search for Kim Boon-hong's resume but although they cannot find it at first, Min Tae-joo (Oh Chang-suk), Yoo-chan's friend and company co-founder, recognizes Bo-ra's photograph. This leads to a short-term offer of a job to Bo-ra.



A genius programmer who is also the CEO of gaming company, "Next In". He has a facial recognition disability, and thus cannot recognize the woman he loves.
A jobless college graduate who dreams of working at "Next In.” She has a positive attitude and an excellent memory.
Vice president of "Next In". He is gentle and warm.
Younger sister of Tae-joo. A gallery curator.


Next In staffEdit

  • Jung Yo-Han as Steve Jo, an employee at “Next In.” He's known for his lighthearted, joking attitude and his random comments in perfect English.
  • Choi Kwang-il as Nam Chul-woo (Administration Director)
  • Park Sung-hoon as Cha Do-jin (Programmer). Seemingly narcissistic but opens up gradually. Ends up married.[7]
  • Lee Jae-jin as Kang Chan-soo (Management Team employee)
  • Kim Ian as Jang Do-il (New Development Team leader)
  • Gong Seo-young as Oh Se-yeon (Yoo-Chan's secretary)

People around Yoo-ChanEdit

Yoo-chan's first love and Bo-ra's life mentor
  • Park Hyun-woo as Michael
Friend who grew up with Yoo-chan in an orphanage.

People around Bo-raEdit

  • Yun Da-yeong as Park Mi-so (Bo-ra's college friend and roommate)
  • Kim Jung-pal as Kim Il-goo (Bo-ra's father)
  • Hwang Young-hee as Jo Yeon-shil (Bo-ra's mother)
  • Sung Byung-suk as Park Kkot-bun (Bo-ra's grandmother)
  • Park Won-suk as Kim Bo-sung (Bo-ra's brother)



  • First script reading took place on March 23.[2]
  • Filming began on March 26.[8]

Original soundtrackEdit

Rich Man
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released2018 (2018)
LabelMusic Zip
distributed by Kakao M

Part 1Edit

Released on May 12, 2018
1."Hard for Me"
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
2."Hard for Me" (Inst.) 
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
Total length:6:52

Part 2Edit

Released on May 19, 2018
1."Real Love"ASUKA
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
Nam Tae-hyun (South Club)3:55
2."Real Love" (Inst.) 
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
Total length:7:50

Part 3Edit

Released on May 26, 2018
1."Let's Pray"
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
Kei (Lovelyz)3:55
2."Let's Pray" (Inst.) 
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
Total length:7:50

Part 4Edit

Released on June 2, 2018
1."Single Heart (일편단심)"
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
  • Choi Byung-chang
Bella, Hyeseong (Elris)3:18
2."Single Heart (일편단심)" (Inst.) 
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
  • Choi Byung-chang
Total length:6:36

Part 5Edit

Released on June 9, 2018
1."Hard for Me"
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
Doyoung (NCT)3:26
2."Hard for Me" (Inst.) 
  • Yoon Jin-hyo
  • Jeon Chang-yeob
Total length:6:52

Part 6Edit

Released on June 16, 2018
1."Do U"
  • Kevin
  • Riwon
2."Do U" (Inst.) Kevin 3:36
Total length:7:12

Part 7Edit

Released on June 23, 2018
1."My Spring" (나의 봄)
  • Mama Gorilla
  • Yoon Hee-won
  • Park Suk-won
  • Joo Ji-hoon
  • Kim Sung-jong
  • Yoon Hee-won
Song Ha-ye4:37
2."My Spring" (Inst.) 
  • Park Suk-won
  • Joo Ji-hoon
  • Kim Sung-jong
  • Yoon Hee-won
Total length:9:14

Part 8Edit

Released on June 30, 2018
1."I'm Also Like You" (나도 너처럼)
  • Lee Joo-hee
  • Lee Joo-hee
Lee Byung-chul4:45
2."I'm Also Like You" (Inst.) 
  • Lee Joo-hee
Total length:9:30


  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • TNmS stopped their ratings since June, 2018.
Ep. Broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[9] TNmS[10]
MBN Dramax MBN
1 May 9, 2018 1.5% 0.2% 1.6%
2 May 10, 2018 1.0% 0.2% 1.0%
3 May 16, 2018 1.2% 0.1% 1.1%
4 May 17, 2018 1.1% 0.3% 1.2%
5 May 23, 2018 1.4% 0.2% 1.1%
6 May 24, 2018 1.0% 0.2% 0.8%
7 May 30, 2018 1.4% 0.1% 1.3%
8 May 31, 2018 0.9% 0.2% 0.7%
9 June 6, 2018 1.9% 0.2% N/A
10 June 7, 2018 1.4% 0.3%
11 June 13, 2018 1.2% 0.2%
12 June 14, 2018 1.0% -
13 June 20, 2018 1.5% 0.4%
14 June 21, 2018 1.1% 0.1%
15 June 27, 2018 0.9% 0.2%
16 June 28, 2018 0.8% 0.3%
Average 1.21% - -
Special May 2, 2018 N/A
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC & EBS).


  1. ^ "[공식] 엑소 수호X하연수 '리치맨', MBN·드라맥스 동시 편성". My Daily (in Korean). March 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "'리치맨' 수호X하연수 대본리딩 공개, 상큼한 청춘 로맨스". Newsen. March 23, 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  3. ^ "EXO's Suho to play lead role in remake of Japanese drama 'Rich Man, Poor Woman'". The Korea Herald. November 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "'리치맨' 하연수, 알파고급 암기력의 소유자 '김보라 기대'". Sports Chosun (in Korean). April 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Oh Chang-suk to star in "Rich Man"". Hancinema. Newsen. November 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "'리치맨' 김예원, 엄친딸의 표본 변신…新여성 워너비 예고". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). April 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Park Sung-hoon to star in "Rich Man"". Hancinema. etoday. February 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "김준면·하연수·오창석·김예원 '리치맨', 배우→스태프까지 총출동" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  9. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  10. ^ "TNmS Rating on Naver". Naver. May 9, 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-03.

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