Born to a single mom working as a maid, Shin Ae gives up her studies to work as a salesperson in a department store. Mi Na is the only daughter and heiress of the family who owns the department store and secretly envies Shin Ae for her inborn confidence. Shin Ae has a crush on Jung Min, a manager at the store she works in. Smart and capable, Jung Min is involved in a secret relationship with Mi Na. However, Mi Na’s parents disapprove of Jung Min’s ordinary background. When Shin Ae finds out that Jung Min and Mi Na are a couple, she is greatly disappointed. This is when a clumsy but lovable young man named Yeong Min meets Shin Ae. The two find comfort in each other and end up getting married. However, their happiness is cut short when Yeong Min and his parents die in a plane crash. Shin Ae is devastated by the sudden loss in the early days of her marriage. However, there is an unexpected twist, Yeong Min’s father had actually been a huge investor and major shareholder in the department store! Shin Ae inherits the wealth that she had always dreamed of. Shin Ae, who had only been able to dream about becoming rich, is now indisputably part of the upper class. However, her changed status does not bring her true happiness. Moreover, unable to accept that Shin Ae has risen to her status, Mi Na hatches a scheme against her, creating conflict and conspiracy over the ownership of the department store. Meanwhile, Shin Ae continues to have feelings for Jung Min. This drama is an epic tale of love and competition between two high school classmates from completely different worlds, each trying to become a truly noble lady.
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The story is about the love and lives of two women from different classes.
Cast: Young Min - At first I didn't really think much of him other than he was a playboy and a scallywag of sorts - at one point however I started to find a few things cute about him and his character - the first time was in a karaoke bar - they way he looked at that girl ^_^ I guess that's where I started to grow a certain fondness of his character at. Several episodes later I started seeing some real potential in him (even though he was still a scallywag and a playboy - he at the same time seemed to have some sort of innocence to him) ^^ and after episode 68 or so I got really really attached to him and his character - His character then became everything to me in this drama and I was eager to watch his development and story unfold ^_^ His character never proved me wrong.
Shin Ae - the housemaids daughter, she's had/has issues with the daughter of the house Min Ah since they were in middle school - so they are friendemies so to speak. Shin Ae doesn't like her and Min Ah looks down on her (even though inside she's jealous). Shin Ae develops a crush on Min Ah's boyfriend (before she knew he was Min Ah's bf) so we see her wavering in her feelings for her crush. At first I too was not sure if I shipped her with him or not... but after some episodes and things happening I started to ship her with Young Min instead lol. Shin Ae is a very strong and resilient person but she's also soft and gets hurt. I wish she wouldn't "run away" from things as often as she did but she did always manage to get back up fast.
Min Ah - she has been in a long time relationship with Jung Min and loves him despite her mothers opposition. Things happen and life goes on but her love for him never stopped. She also became friends with Shin Ae - they were close enough anyways to care about each others lives and give each other advice. It was a nice development to see.
Jung Min - He was sweet and nice in the beginning but also a bit cold and indifferent. His character was confusing early on - I couldn't figure out if he was wavering in his feelings or not - but time proved that so... in the second half of the drama he was hell bent on revenge - completely blinded by it.
And then we have Shin Ae's mother, brother, and best friend - Her mom was nice but a bit too quick to judge and sometimes wouldn't listen and only spoke (which to be honest was annoying), her brother was a pathetic guy during most of the drama - he matured a little bit later on (but not a lot) - I was however ok with him when he was with Young Min lol - and her best friend was also her brothers girlfriend, she tended to side with her boyfriend over her friend most of the time. :/
Young Min's mother was a really rude and mean woman with hilarious expressions that unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) made you unable to hate her completely b/c no matter the mean and cruel things she'd do to Shin Ae, Jung Min, Young Min and others her facial expressions made it funny and a bit ridiculous. Young Min's father was a kind and respectable man who I really liked ^^ He is how I could see Young Min turning into. Jung Min's mother (Young Min's aunt) was your average mother - neither mean nor nice - she followed the money and whined a bit but was overall a decent and somewhat likeable character. Min Ah's mother cared about her business first and foremost which ends up hurting her daughter time and time again - she cares about her daughter but always put her business first.
Side characters: Hwa Young (a woman who interfered in more than one life), Baek Ki Ha (Hwa Young's Man) and Baek's mother (an evil woman).
Music: I only recall one song but I really liked it (it was the ending song).
Re-watch value: I think it's worth re-watching (at least I might re-watch Shin Ae and Young Min's scenes again).