It earned high viewership ratings in South Korea and popularity throughout Asia. Shinhwa Group is shown to be one of South Korea's largest conglomerates and is headed by the strictly arrogant Kang Hee-soo. When F4 bullies a boy to the verge of suicide, the poor but vivacious Geum Jan-di Ku Hye-sun saves his life and receives a swimming scholarship to attend the High School. Geum Jan-di's family runs a dry cleaning business and she lives in a small home with her parents, Geum Il-bong and Na Gong-joo, and her younger brother Geum Kang-san. Immediately, Geum Jan-di dislikes her wealthy classmates and is disgusted by the obsession surrounding the F4 boys.
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The series stars Ku Hye-sun as the female protagonist Guem Jan Di, who is a poor but independent and courageous high school student. In the opening scenes of the series, ShinHwa Group is described as a South Korean conglomerate that owns a vast portion of venues in Korea, including various businesses in the corporate, food, clothing and consumer electronics markets. The premier educational facility in the country, ShinHwa High School, is primarily reserved for people who are well-off, whose parents have made names for themselves. For Jan Di, her living situation is such that she would never dream to be more than a commoner, let alone attend a fancy school where the tuition is far more than her parents make in a year.
Ten years have passed since Tsukushi Makino and Domyoji's F4 graduated from Eitoku Academy - a once prestigious school which is now suffering a decline in funding and student enrollment. Oto attends Eitoku Academy but is secretly just a"commoner" who is struggling financially due to the bankruptcy of her father's company. She is afraid her secret will be disclosed if she becomes the target of "commoner hunting" which Kaguragi's C5 is doing to maintain the school's dignity. Meanwhile, Momonozono Academy where Tenma Hase serves as student council president is quickly catching up to Eitoku Academy as a result of Tenma's achievements. Tenma and Oto are in fact engaged to one another and are to be married, but only on the condition that Oto attends Eitoku Academy until she turns