01/5Itaewon Class, Coffee Prince, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: HIT Korean dramas about starting a successful business
Korean dramas are not always about chaebol set-ups and fantasy sagas, the theme of start ups has also been expertly explored in various hit shows. Be it Park Seo-joon trying to initiate bar-restaurant or Nam Joo-hyuk sweating it out to build his tech empire and Gong Yoo working on a cafe on Coffee Prince – here’s taking a look at endearing k-dramas that revolved around the theme of starting successful businesses.
Park Seo-jun, Kim Da-mi and Yoo Jae-myung essay the leads in this Korean drama which was released in 2020. After being released from prison for an attempt to avenge his father’s death, Park Sae-ro-yi decides to open a street bar. He gets help from Jo Yi-seo for his ambitious plans and ends up emerging as a successful CEO of his own restaurant and defeats his rival conglomerate. This mighty successful drama is available for viewing on OTT.
Dentist Yoon Hye-jin (Shin) quits her big city job to establish her practice in a heart-warming seaside village of Gongjin. As she navigates village life, she receives a lot of support from Hong Do-shik (Kim), a jack-of-all-trades. From picturesque locales to heart-fluttering romance and tackling fresh troubles – this Korean drama is a perfect package of entertainment. It is said to be one of the highest-rated dramas in Korean cable television history.
Choi Han-gyeol (Gong Yoo) decides to prove his worth to his grandmother and takes up the job of running a rundown old coffee shop. He is joined by Go Eun-chan (Yoon Eun-hye) in this mission and the duo end up falling in love, after many misunderstandings. This series was based on a novel and released in 2007, however it continues to charm fans even decades later.
Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho and Kang Han-na play the leads in this popular Korean drama, which was released in 2020. As the title suggests, this series is centered around start up brands, while it also intertwines romantic relationships and fierce ambitions. Nam Do-san (Nam Joo-hyuk) is a math genius who works hard to establish his tech company and falls in love with Seo Dal-mi (Bae Suzy), who is a tech enthusiast.