Shining Inheritance

Title: 찬란한 유산 / Chanranhan Yusan
Also known as: / Brilliant Legacy / Beautiful Legacy
Genre: Romance, family
Episodes: 28
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-25 to 2009-Jul-26
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45
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 Ki), 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’ 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’ 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’ 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 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’ 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…
Han Hyo Joo as Go Eun Sung
Lee Seung Ki as Sun Woo Hwan
Bae Soo Bin as Park Joon Se
Moon Chae Won as Yoo Seung Mi
Extended Cast
Kim Mi Sook as Baek Sung Hee
Min Young Won as Lee Hye Ri (Eun Sung’s friend)
Yun Joon Suk as Go Eun Woo
Jung Suk Won as Jin Young Suk (Hwan’s friend)
Han Ye Won as Sun Woo Jung
Ban Hyo Jung as Jang Sook Ja
Yoo Ji In as Oh Young Ran (Hwan & Jung’s mother)
Kim Jae Seung as Lee Hyung Jin
Son Yeo Eun as Jung In Young
Choi Jung Woo as Park Tae Soo
Lee Seung Hyung as Pyo Sung Chul
Jun In Taek as Go Pyung Joong (Eun Sung’s father)
Baek Seung Hyun as Manager Lee Joon Young
Park Sang Hyun as Park Soo Jae
Tae Hwang as waiter
Kim Ho Chang
Min Joon Hyun
Production Credits
Director: Jin Hyuk
Screenwriter: So Hyun Kyung

Episode Ratings

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%

Source: TNS Media Korea

External Links


2010 37th Korea Broadcasting Prizes: Best Full-leght Drama
2010 5th Seoul International Drama Awards: Outstanding Korean Drama – Best Actress (Han Hyo Joo)
2010 5th Seoul International Drama Awards: Yahoo! People’s Choice Award (Lee Seung Ki)
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Lee Seung Ki)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Achievement Award (Ban Hyo Jung)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award – Actress (Kim Mi Sook)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Special Planning Drama – Actor (Lee Seung Ki)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Special Planning Drama – Actress (Han Hyo Joo)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Top Ten Stars Award (Lee Seung Ki)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Top Ten Stars Award (Han Hyo Joo)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Lee Seung Ki and Han Hyo Joo)
2009 Mnet 20′s Choice Awards: Hot Female Drama Star (Han Hyo Joo)
2009 Mnet 20′s Choice Awards: Hot Male Drama Star (Lee Seung Ki)

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