One fine day, she goes on her bicycle to deliver a dry cleaning to the famous Shinwa School where the creme de la creme of Seoul study. She is amazed to learn that her client Lee Min Ha is on the verge of flinging himself off the roof of Shinwa School. She tries to talk him out of jumping off the building. When all else fails, she leaps up to grab him when he jumps.
|Chairman, Shinwa Group|
|Gu Jun Pyo|
Yoon Ji Ho (Kim Hyn Jung) is the second most influential member of the group. He is artistically inclined, plays violin and is madly in love with Min Seo-hyun (Han Chae Young) a famous model and his childhood friend.
|Yoon Ji Ho|
|Min Seo Hun|
|So Yi Jung and Soo Woo Bin|
|Gu Jun Pyo|
This leads to a lot of mirth amongst his friends who egg him on because they enjoy watching these spats between Jun-Pyo and Jan-Di. Gu Jun Pyo tries to make Geum Jan Di confess her love for him. In the process, he falls for her.
|Geum Jan Di confused by Jun Pyo's soft side|
Most times the series see-saws between a rift between the two and then, at times, sweet and romantic encounters.
As time passes, Gu Jun Pyo finds himself changing for the woman he loves. Geum Jan-Di also becomes mellower and begins to value Gu Jun Pyo for his constancy, his will to better himself, and his loyalty towards his friends.
There are a lot of people who try to cause a rift between Gu Jun Pyo and Geum Jan Di. Most notably, his family tries to fix his wedding with the daughter of another influential Korean business family.
Through all her trials and tribulations, Geum Jan-Di relies more and more on the advice and support of Yoon Ji Ho. He falls in love with her, but stays in the sidelines, mindful of his friendship with Gu Jun Pyo. There are many times that he could have turned Geum Jan-Di from Gu Jun Pyo and towards himself. But he plays a selfless lover and friend and always assists Jan-Di and Jun Pyo.
|Yoon Ji Ho|
This is one of the most popular K-Dramas that contributed to a worldwide Halayu. It popularised the term 'metrosexual' for men who groomed themselves meticulously.
Initially, I felt that the series seemed to promote a consumerist culture. But soon, it settled down to promote good values like hard work, sensitivity towards fellow humans, love and friendship.
All the actors have put in great performances. It is lavishly mounted and well produced. Ky Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di totally owns the series. She is cute and fiery and brings the lead character to life with her bravura acting. This is the series that established Lee Min Ho as the leader of Halayu. He became a rage and a heart-throb of countless fans across Asia.