Reborn Rich is a 2022 South Korean television series based on the original web novel of the same name, starring Song Joong-ki, Lee Sung-min and Shin Hyun-been.
It aired on JTBC from November December 18 to 25, 2022, every Friday to Sunday 10:30 PM. (KST).
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It is also available for streaming on TVING, Netflix and Disney+ in South Koreaas well as Viu and Viki in certain areas.
“Reborn Rich” Ending Explained
So now it’s time to explain what the screenwriter tried with the end.
In the voiceover, Hyun Woo explains that this was not the case reincarnation or time travel, but something called repentance.’
He expresses regret for Do Jun, who died tragically in 2004, but also for himself. He claims it was an opportunity for him to make things right fundamentally. In other words, fix the mistakes that were made.
That was not Hyun Woo’s intention murder Do Junas many had assumed.
Hyun Woo was working in a Soonyang factory and his contract was about to expire. Kim Joo-Ryun, one of Soonyang’s senior managers sent him to a field in the future.
With his truck parked near a field and Do Jun’s car waiting for him, he calls his manager, Mr. Kim, who hears Hyun Woo panicked after realizing a man was injured and killed instantly as a result of the crash.
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If he goes there confront him, it turns out that he somehow recorded not only their phone conversation but also the conversations Mr. Kim had with Jin Young-Ki in the office after Hyun Woo left and that for 18 years.
Kim Joo Ryun executed Jin Young orders Ki to kill Do Jun; he killed him in an accident days before claiming ownership and running Soonyang; he then blamed it on his son through rumors.
Hyun Woo initially refuses to accept Mr. Kim’s offer in exchange for his silence, but eventually agrees. He then gets one permanent position at Soonyang and working his way up to head their finance department.
Basically, it was all for Hyun Woo and Do Jun’s remorse. Don’t ask why or how because this is the only explanation she offers for the script she wrote.
“Reborn Rich” Final Thoughts
In retrospect, I think I gave the screenwriter more credit than he deserved; I was too optimistic. In the episode 15 summary, I thought the idea she was trying to spin was fun and unique, but it turns out she can’t commit to anything.
I expected the script to be bad based on her previous work, but oh my god it would have been so much better if she hadn’t tried to make Hyun Woo a good guy. He’s bad, accept it, it’s okay, he doesn’t have to be great. It’s OK.
He does what this family tells him to do no doubt, including a lot of bad acting, as suggested by the screenwriter, only to turn around and claim he was forced to.
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In order not to slander Hyun Woo, she slaughters every chance that script has. First and foremost, she makes him involuntarily involved at Do Jun’s death, which doesn’t explain why he ended up in his body until the moment of his death, but that’s okay.