High Society / English sub
Description: A deputy curator of a chaebol-funded art gallery and her husband, a politically ambitious economics professor, will do anything to join the über-elite.
Disproving the theory that Koreans can make only big-number, period dramas heavy on history, costumes and zombies, here comes movie-for-the-holidays (but not for the children) High Society. And no: it’s got nothing to do with Bing Crosby.
Directed with an eye for the salubrious setting by Byun Hyuk and just added to Netflix, High Society throws together the rich, powerful and corrupt, plus all the wannabes who hanker after being just like them without considering the predictably devastating personal costs.
“I prefer a man who makes a chance, not a man who waits for one,” chirps ambitious curator Oh Soo-yeon (Soo Ae). Thus, she propels her husband, the equally scheming, self-satisfied economics professor Jang Tae-joon (Park Hae-il) into a career in politics, in which he hopes to become a Republican congressman for Gangnam (where else?), in Seoul.