[KDrama~2011] Shining / All That Glitters / Twinkle Twinkle
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* Title: 반짝반짝 빛나는 / Banjjak Banjjak Bitnaneun / Shining
* Chinese Title : 闪闪发光
* Also known as: Twinkle Twinkle / All That Glitters / Sparkling
* Genre: Drama
* Episodes: 54
* Broadcast network: MBC
* Broadcast period: 2011-Feb-12 to 2011-Aug-14
* Air time: Saturday & Sunday 20:40

This drama tells the success story of Han Jung Won, a workaholic careerwoman who is determined to make her own way in life without the help of her family, which has garnered considerable wealth from their publishing company. Her life is turned upside down due to someone’s mistake, and she faces numerous setbacks on the road to recovery.


Kim Hyun Joo as Han Jung Won
Lee Yoo Ri as Hwang Geum Ran
Kim Suk Hoon as Song Seung Joon
Kang Dong Ho as Kang Dae Bum

Han family
Jang Yong as Han Ji Woong
Park Jung Soo as Jin Na Hee
Kim Hyung Bum as Han Sang Won
Park Yoo Hwan as Han Seo Woo

Hwang family
Go Doo Shim as Lee Kwon Yang
Kil Yong Woo as Hwang Nam Bong
Lee Ah Hyun as Hwang Tae Ran
Han Ji Woo as Hwang Mi Ran
Kim Sang Ho as Park Joong Hyuk (Tae Ran’s husband)
Shin Soo Yun (신수연) as Park Ji Won (Tae Ran’s daughter)

Other people
Kim Ji Young as Seung Joon’s mother
Jung Tae Woo as Yoon Seung Jae
Won Ki Joon as Jegal Joon Soo (Tae Ran’s first love)
Jun Soo Kyung (cameo) as Lee Eun Jung

* Yoo Sa Ra as Han Song Yi
* Gong Ki Tak (공기탁) as Song Kwang Hee
* Choi Soo Rin as Kim Ji Soo
* Yoon Hee Suk as Nam Sung Woo
* Joo Da Young as Hye Rin
* Yoo Chae Young (cameo)
* Kim Ji Sung (김지성)
* Kim Soo Hyun (1971)

* 2011 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award (Serial Drama), Actor (Kim Suk Hoon)
* 2011 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award (Serial Drama), Actress (Kim Hyun Joo)
* 2011 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award (Serial Drama), Actress (Lee Yoo Ri)
* 2011 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Serial Drama), Actor (Kil Yong Woo)
* 2011 MBC Drama Awards: Writer of the Year Award (Bae Yoo Mi)

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Park Yoohwan receives a passing grade on acting debut

On January 28th, JYJ Yoochun’s younger brother, Park Yoohwan, made his acting debut through the first recording for MBC’s “Shiny Shiny Shining.”

Park plays the role of ‘Lee Seo Woo,’ an 18 year old bastard child of father ‘Han Ji Woong.’

His character is forced to more mature than his age due to his placement in the family tree, which puts him at a higher rank than some of his older relatives.

Behind the mature mask, however, lies a lonely child who has problems fitting in his peers because of the secrets surrounding his birth.

With the support of his brother, Park has been taking acting lessons for some time now in preparation for his first role. Producers of the show were especially satisfied with his progress and gave him a ‘passing mark’ for his debut.

Producers commented, “Park Yoohwan’s first character is a very emotional, complex, but unique character. He’s also one of the most important roles in the drama itself, and despite it being only his debut, he expressed the role impressively. He’s currently doing his absolute best in perfecting his character, so please look forward to his improvements in the future.”

The drama will begin airing on February 12th at 8:40 PM.

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Sparkling / Shining held press conference

Ahead of its debut this Saturday night, Sparkling/ Shining held a press conference today at Imperial Palace Hotel, Gangnam Seoul.
As usual, all the main cast hit the stage : Kim Hyun Joo, Lee Yoo Ri, Kang Dong Ho, Kim Suk Hoon, Han Ji Woo and Park Yoo Hwan.
The planned 50 episodes family drama will tell story of Kim Hyun Joo as successful career woman who faces challenges in her life.
Sparkling also marks the debut acting of Park Yoo Hwan, the little brother of JYJ Micky Yoochun.

Posted 2/28/11 , edited 3/1/11
I think I'll marathon this drama after the story develops more. (30 episodes in or so) I want to see who the OTPs are first and where the plot is heading before I invest.

Bae Yoo Mi is one of my favorite screenwriters, but the first two episodes were a big turn-off.

I'll be following the viewer reactions on its soompi thread.
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I've watched the first 2 episodes so far.
The 1st episode was confusing to me, and the characters from the 2 main actresses seemed so stupid.
The 2nd episode was not really better but I like where the story is heading, eventho it resembles some stories from previous dramas lol.
But I'll keep watching it, normaly a drama gets better with episodes.
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Posted 3/25/11 , edited 3/25/11
got hooked after watching the third episode.
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Posted 11/28/11 , edited 11/28/11
I'm so hooked on this show now, I think about it all day! Does anyone know what the opening song is?
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Posted 11/29/11 , edited 11/29/11
I'm well in, but worried about CR uploading the rest of the episodes!
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2011 MBC Drama Awards

1. Top Excellence, Serial Drama, Actor: Kim Seok-hoon (Twinkle Twinkle)

2. Top Excellence, Serial Drama, Actress: Kim Hyun-joo (Twinkle Twinkle), Shin Aera (Indomitable Daughters in Law)

3. Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actress: Lee Yuri (Twinkle Twinkle)

4. Golden Acting Award, Serial Drama: Cha Hwa-yeon (A Thousand Kisses), Gil Yong-woo (Twinkle Twinkle)

5. Writer of the Year Award: Bae Yumi (Twinkle Twinkle), Hong Jung-eun, Hong Mi-ran (Best Love)

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