Monday, June 20, 2011

BRILLIANT LEGACY







Brilliant Legacy (찬란한 유산), also known as Shining Inheritance, is a Korean drama aired on SBS network from April 25, 2009 to July 26, 2009 on Saturday and Sunday nights, starring Han Hyo Joo and Lee Seung Gi, who portrayed the lead roles Go Eun Sung and Sun-Woo Hwan respectively. The drama consisted of 28 episodes and maintained its top spot in viewer ratings for ten consecutive weeks, with its last episode attaining a high viewer rating of 47.1%.[1]
Synopsis
Go Eun Sung (Han Hyo Joo) was studying overseas in New York and returned to Korea during her vacation to bring her autistic brother, Eun Woo, to the United States to study music. Sun-Woo Hwan (Lee Seung Gi), who was also studying in New York, was ordered to return to Korea by his grandmother, Jang Sook Ja, to learn how to manage her food company. Eun Sung and Hwan, who were on the same flight back home, accidentally had their luggage bags exchanged, which led to several misunderstandings between the two of them.
Go Pyung Joong, Eun Sung's father, struggled to save his company from going bankrupt. One day, his wallet and valuables were stolen by a thief who subsequently died in a gas explosion accident. The police, upon finding Go’s belongings on the thief, mistakenly identified the thief as Go and a death certificate for Go was promptly issued. Go decided to lie low and not tell his family that he was alive so that his family could claim his life insurance money and use it to clear the debts. However his second wife, Baek Sung Hee, kicked her stepchildren, Eun Sung and Eun Woo, out of the house after collecting the insurance money and moved into a new home with her daughter, Yoo Seung Mi (Moon Chae Won).
Eun Sung asked for help from several of her friends, including her senior, Hyung Jin, who avoided her because she was no longer rich. She managed to find a job at a nightclub with the help of her friend, Hye Ri. At the nightclub, Eun Sung met Hyung Jin's senior, Park Joon Se (Bae Soo Bin), who was shocked to see her working there. She also met Hwan, who caused her to lose contact with Eun Woo. Realising that Eun Woo was missing, Eun Sung was devastated and tried searching for her brother but to no avail. With the help of Hye Ri and Joon Se, Eun Sung rented a small room and started a small dumplings stall while continuing her search for Eun Woo.
Meanwhile, Jang became deeply disappointed in Hwan as Hwan had no direction in life and did not know how to cherish her company and her employees. While pondering over what to do about her grandson, Jang visited a neighborhood that she used to live in when she was poor and encountered Eun Sung who was selling dumplings. Jang met with an accident and received help from Eun Sung. Jang, seeing that Eun Sung tried her best to take care of her even when she could not afford her own daily expenses, was touched by Eun Sung's compassion. Jang brought Eun Sung home and announced to her family that Eun Sung was going to live with them and that she was going to appoint Eun Sung as the heir of her food company...
Cast
Sun-Woo Family
  • Lee Seung Gi as Sun-Woo Hwan
  • Ban Hyo Jung as Jang Sook Ja (grandmother)
  • Yoo Ji In as Oh Young Ran (mother)
  • Han Ye Won as Sun-Woo Jung (younger sister)
  • Lee Seung Hyung as Pyo Sung Chul (butler)
Go Family
  • Han Hyo Joo as Go Eun Sung
  • Jun In Taek as Go Pyung Joong (father)
  • Kim Mi Sook as Baek Sung Hee (stepmother)
  • Moon Chae Won as Yoo Seung Mi (stepsister)
  • Yun Joon Suk as Go Eun Woo (younger brother)
Park Family
  • Bae Soo Bin as Park Joon Se
  • Choi Jung Woo as Park Tae Soo (father)
Others
  • Min Young Won as Lee Hye Ri (Eun Sung's friend)
  • Jung Suk Won as Jin Young Suk (Hwan's friend)
  • Son Yuh Eun as Jung In Young (Eun Sung and Seung Mi's friend)
  • Kim Jae Seung as Lee Hyung Jin (Joon Se's junior)
  • Baek Seung Hyun as Lee Joon Young (store manager)
  • Park Sang Hyun as Park Soo Jae (store worker)
Original Soundtrack
  1. Only You 하나만 - Kang Ha Ni
  2. The Person Living in My Heart 가슴에 사는 사람 - Isu
  3. Crazy in Love 사랑에 미쳐서 - Ji Sun
  4. Love is Punishment 사랑은 벌이다 - K.Will
  5. Spring Rain - Ji Hye
  6. Dear Sister 그리운 누나
  7. Catch Hwan 환이를 잡아라
  8. Are We Family? 우리가 가족이니?
  9. Funny Life
  10. The Road Leading to You 너에게 가는
  11. Smile working
  12. Last Lie 마지막 거짓말
  13. Bickering 티격태격
  14. Memories of Separation 이별의 기억
  15. Spring Rain (Guitar Ver.)
  16. Destiny, the Second Story 운명, 두번째 이야기
Awards
  • 2009 Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Hot Male Drama Star - Lee Seung Gi[2]
  • 2009 Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Hot Female Drama Star - Han Hyo Joo
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards: Best Couple - Lee Seung Gi & Han Hyo Joo[3]
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actor (Special Production) - Lee Seung Gi
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actress (Special Production) - Han Hyo Joo
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards: Top 10 Stars Award - Lee Seung Gi, Han Hyo Joo, Bae Soo Bin
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award - Ban Hyo Jung
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award (Female) - Kim Mi Sook
  • 2010 PaekSang Arts Awards: Male Popularity Award (TV Division) - Lee Seung Gi[4]
  • 2010 Korea Broadcast Awards: Best Series Drama[5]
  • 2010 Seoul International Drama Awards: Hallyu Stars Actress Award - Han Hyo Joo[6]
  • 2010 Seoul International Drama Awards: Netizens' Popularity Award (Korea) - Lee Seung Gi[7]
  • 2011 44th Houston International Film Festival: Platinum Remi Award[8]
  • 2011 Shanghai Television Festival Magnolia Awards: Overseas TV Series Special Award[9]
Episode ratings for SBS drama Shining Inheritance
Date
Episode
Nationwide
Seoul
2008-04-25
1
16.9 (3rd)
17.0 (3rd)
2009-04-26
2
19.2 (4th)
19.6 (5th)
2009-05-02
3
15.9 (3rd)
15.6 (3rd)
2009-05-03
4
21.7 (3rd)
21.6 (4th)
2009-05-09
5
21.8 (1st)
23.1 (1st)
2009-05-10
6
26.5 (2nd)
27.7 (1st)
2009-05-16
7
24.7 (2nd)
25.1 (1st)
2009-05-17
8
28.5 (1st)
29.6 (1st)
2009-05-23
9
26.8 (1st)
27.4 (1st)
2009-05-24
10
29.1 (1st)
29.4 (1st)
2009-05-30
11
28.5 (1st)
28.1 (1st)
2009-05-31
12
33.4 (1st)
33.3 (1st)
2009-06-06
13
28.5 (1st)
29.2 (1st)
2009-06-07
14
33.4 (1st)
33.3 (1st)
2009-06-13
15
30.9 (1st)
30.4 (1st)
2009-06-14
16
34.1 (1st)
34.4 (1st)
2009-06-20
17
32.9 (1st)
32.7 (1st)
2009-06-21
18
35.5 (1st)
36.1 (1st)
2009-06-27
19
33.0 (1st)
33.8 (1st)
2009-06-28
20
39.9 (1st)
40.6 (1st)
2009-07-04
21
35.6 (1st)
35.7 (1st)
2009-07-05
22
39.7 (1st)
40.1 (1st)
2009-07-11
23
38.5 (1st)
37.6 (1st)
2009-07-12
24
41.8 (1st)
41.7 (1st)
2009-07-18
25
40.1 (1st)
39.9 (1st)
2009-07-19
26
43.4 (1st)
44.0 (1st)
2009-07-25
27
44.6 (1st)
45.3 (1st)
2009-07-26
28
47.1 (1st)
47.4 (1st)
Average
31.9%
32.1%

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