The Japanese actress Yuko Fueki was inspired by the film to pursue a career in Korea; Yu Aoi desired to act with Han Suk-kyu ; Chinese singer Lee Jian wrote his own version of "Christmas in August" as a pop ballad; a close Japanese remake by director Shunichi Nagasaki was released in 2005. Many Sinophone filmmakers have also named it as among their favorite South Korean films: Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai (at Korean press conference for Hero, January 16, 2003), Leslie Cheung (as movie recommendation to Chinese radio listeners), and Feng Xiaogang.
The film's also had an enduring influence within the Korean film industry. Actor Jang Hyuk reportedly studied the film in preparation for his comeback role in MBC drama "Thank You" . Assistant Director Park Heung-shik was influenced by particular scenes of Jung-won washing rice and teaching his father the VCR remote control, for his film Bravo, My Life!. The muffled weeping scene also found its way into My Mother, the Mermaid. Characters in Barking Dogs Never Bite and Girls' Night Out are shown, respectively, watching scenes of the VCR remote and lovers' stroll. Han and Shim are named as ideal casting choices by the eponymous aspiring script writer in My Sassy Girl.
Kwak Sun Young gets into a car accident and develops this ability of detecting a man's past from his body odors. She divorces her husband when she finds out about his long history of girlfriends. Sun Young then sets up a business where she helps women and even the police track down suspicious men and husbands.
This drama attempts to send a message that any human being is beautiful by just existing in this world. People’s desire to have their say in everything, to succeed and to be beautiful stems from their deep-rooted disbelief in themselves. They are unable to love themselves the way they are. The underlying reason of the loss of interest in life is the disappointment with people. But even those who get disappointed with other human beings are negligent in loving their own selves.
The main character, Kim Min-ho was born into a family of a business tycoon but his family turned away from him because he was an illegitimate child. While having a hard time because of her mother’s re-marriages, Chung Soo-hee falls in love with Min-ho, who turns out to be a friend of her boyfriend, Yoo Ji-ahn. Frivolous Choi Mi-ree loves gangster Kang Ho-chul against her family's wishes. Oh Young-suk calls herself "crazy" and disguises herself in a lie. All these people are linked together by the mute owner of an eatery in the neighborhood, an old woman named Mi-young.
Cho Jae Hee is a man in his 40s who is very stubborn and hasn't gotten married yet. His personality is so unbearable that women don't find him attractable nor a good candidate for marriage. However, Jae Hee, is perfect in everything that he does. His life will be surrounded by three different women. Jang Moon Jung is a doctor that he meets one day, Jung Yoo Jin is his neighbor whom he meets due to a disturbance, and Yoon Ki Ran is his colleague at work.
The story focuses on the conflicts between the young teachers and the problems that high school students have. Jang Yi San is a timid and incompetent classical music teacher who has to teach the only daughter of a highly dangerous mob leader. Eun Byul is the mob leader's daughter and she is also a new student at MyungMoon High but knows nothing whatsoever.
This drama is about a short-track speed skater (Kang Ji Hwan), a female figure skater (Min Hyo Rin), and their two coaches. It will show how two skaters from completely different backgrounds train to become successful figure skaters. Lee Sun Gyun and Yoon Kye Sang are employees in an ad agency.