Main cast: Ryu Shi Won as Seo Woo Jin, Lee Ji Ah as Lee Seo Jung, Kim Hye Soo as Park Ki Ja, Lee Yong Woo as Kim Min Joon, Nah Young Hee as Son Young Hee. Director: Oh Jong Rok Genre: Romance, comedy Total Episodes: 16 Audio Tracks: Korean, Mandarin Subtitle: English, Chinese Rated: PG Studio: SBS Release Date: 2009-Aug-01 Production Year: 2009 Running Time: Approx. 980 min (16 Episodes) No. of Disc: 4
Format: NTSC Dvd: Dvd 9 Dual Layer Video: Mpeg 2 Audio: Dolby Digital AC3 Audio Channels: 2 Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Resolution: 720×480 px Format: NTSC Region code: All Countries Special Features: Interactive Menus, Scene Selections
Style started generating a buzz among drama lovers long before its airing in August of 2009. Among the drama’s cast are Ryu Siwon, who reappears on-screen after a brief haitus following the conclusion of Wedding in 2005, and Kim Hye-soo, an actress who is well-known for her great sense of fashion.
Style presents the story of four unique characters trying to find their own styles as they struggle to make a name for themselves in the glamorous, yet fiercely competitive world of fashion. But there’s more to the drama than just the intriguing plotline. The drama also showcases a wide collection of designer clothing and accessories that is sure to delight the senses of fashion enthusiasts everywhere. However, the drama’s plotline touches upon everything from cooking and fashion, to careers and love, making it a great source of entertainment for both fashionistas and the fashion illiterate alike.
For the arrogant and stunningly beautiful Park Gi-ja (played by Kim Hye-soo), mistakes are things that cannot be tolerated. Naturally, to perfectionist Gi-ja, blundering assistant Seo-jeong (Lee Ji-ah) is much more of a bother than a help. Other relationships in Gi-ja’s life also start getting complicated when she does an interview for Style and discovers feelings for the interviewee, Seo U-jin (Ryu Siwon). A little uncertain about her newfound feelings, Gi-ja suppresses her emotions and tries to keep her relationship with U-jin on a strictly professional level. Meanwhile though, despite Gi-ja’s cold, self-reliant persona, U-jin is also starting to fall for Gi-ja. Their relationship continues to get complicated as Seo-jeong begins having feelings for U-Jin and Min-jun (Lee Yong-u), who studied with Gi-ja in London, suddenly comes back into her life.
Park Gi-ja (Played by Kim Hye-soo)
With a perfect body and flawless skin, Park Gi-ja is the kind of woman who never has a single hair out of place. Gi-ja’s perfectionism carries over into her professional life as well, making her the most competent editor at Style fashion magazine. Despite her efficiency, her subordinates loathe her because of her explosive temper. During an interview in New York, Gi-ja meets U-jin for the first time and the two immediately clash and part, expecting never to see each other again. By a twist of fate, however, they meet again at Style magazine. They constantly antagonize each other and the mutual animosity grows. However, when Gi-ja finds out that U-jin has a painful hidden secret, her feelings for him start to shift into something much more complicated.
Seo U-jin (Played by Ryu Siwon)
Tall, handsome, trendy, and intelligent: surely he’s got it all. His mother, a top model of her time, passes away and leaves U-jin with memories of her own painful past. Grieving over the loss of his mother, the heart-broken heartthrob suddenly turns from his path as an oriental doctor and runs away to pursue a career as a chef in New York. Five years later, U-jin comes back to Korea as a successful chef and meets two very different women. One of them is Gi-ja, who he just can’t stop thinking about, and the other is Seo-jeong. Caught between two women, U-jin finds himself getting a very complicated start to his new life in Korea.
Lee Seo-jeong (Played by Lee Ji-ah)
Working as an assistant in Style, Seo-jeong can’t help but be a neurotic mess whenever Gi-ja is around. Even the simplest task turns into an opportunity for mistakes and a chance to further incur the wrath of her boss. Despite her seemingly unending trials at work, Seo-jeong never loses her smile or her positive attitude. Then one day, Seo-jeong meets U-jin and the more she gets to know him, the more she likes him. Even though there seems to be something going on between Park Gi-ja and U-jin, she just can’t stop thinking about him.
Kim Min-jun (Played by Lee Yong-u)
At Gija’s request, Min-jun has recently joined the team at Style magazine. Since their time in London, Min-jun and Gi-ja have been as close as brother and sister: at times, as close as lovers. To most people, Gi-ja is a proud and confident career woman, but to Min-jun she’s just a charming, delightful woman who enjoys the food he cooks for her. Unable to leave her side, Min-jun is futilely waiting to hear Gi-ja’s confession of love. Recently he can’t understand why both Gi-ja and Seo-jong are devoting so much attention to U-jin. In fact, it’s driving him crazy!