The drama is based on a novel of the same name, and has been called the Korean Devil Wears Prada. The bestselling book depicts the life of the main character (Lee’s role) who has worked at a fashion magazine for eight years, and deals with the power struggles, fierce competition, and romantic relationships that come with it.
Directing is PD Oh Jong-rok (Working Mom, Daisy, Hello My Teacher), while the writer is In Eun-ha of My Tutor Friend 2, Love & Marriage, and Goong.
Cast opposite Lee is Ryu Shi-won (meh); the Wedding actor will play a plastic surgeon and restaurant owner. I don’t hate Ryu, but his casting, coupled with an actress I’m generally on the fence about, means I have a hard time mustering excitement for the project. What is has going for it, though, is an existing world and audience, being an adaptation of a popular novel. Also, while I don’t think either Goong or Love & Marriage were brilliantly written dramas, they were series I watched till the end and enjoyed for the most part.
Style will air on weekends after the new series Beautiful Legacy ends in late July.
Via Star News
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