TV, Drama, Comedy, Romance, Familysubtitle:
Dolby Digital 2.0release date:
Apr 25, 2009
Region Code: All, NTSC
No. of Disc: 7
Running Time: Approx. 1680 min (28 Episodes)
Rating for English subtitles: Good
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selections
Also Known As
The Shining Inheritance
The Shining Expectations
Life Is Beautiful
Broadcast: April 25, 2009 ~ July 26, 2009
Total episodes: 28
The drama, Brilliant Legacy, is about the genuine love that a family shares and young couples who suffer conflicts and scars but eventually find true love. Brilliant Legacy received a lot of attention even before it aired due to the fact that Lee Seung-Gi made his acting comeback in 3 years in this drama. He was last seen in Famous Princess in 2006. In the drama, a haughty chaebol heir and poor but bright woman fall in love each other. This story line might seem very run-of-the-mill and clich‚d but it gives you a chance to revisit genuine affection among family members and find hope in it.
Pop singer Lee Seung-Gi and popular actress Han Hyo-Joo won "Best Actor," "Best Actress" and "Best Couple" at the SBS Drama Awards for their breakout performances in Brilliant Legacy.
Go Eun Sung's life is similar to Cinderella's. After her father died, her step-mother, Baek Sung Hee, took away all of her assets and her younger brother, Eun Woo, suddenly disappears without a trace. Despite this, Eun Sung preservers and works really hard to fulfill her dreams. When the CEO of a food company, Jang Sook Ja, suffers amnesia and can't remember who she is Eun Sung takes her in. However, Eun Sung does not know that she is the grandmother of Sun Woo Hwan, the man who she switched bags with at the airport. How will their constant bickering lead them to realize that they care more about each other than they let on?
Go Eun-Seong (played by Han Hyo-Ju) is a bright and optimistic girl. One day, Eun-Seong helps Jang Suk-Ja, the owner of a food company named Jinseong Food completely by chance. She is then appointed as the heiress to a large fortune. Eun-Seong meets arrogant Seon U-Hwan (played by Lee Seung-Gi), who is the grandson of Jang Suk-Ja. The spoiled grandson, Hwan, has many conflicts with Eun-Seong, who is always getting on his nerves because she will inherit his share instead. But he falls in love with Eun-Seong through their constant fighting. Meanwhile, Park Jun-Se (played by Bae Su-Bin), who is a wealthy and "perfect" man, loves Eun-Seong while Yu Seung-Mi (played by Mun Chae-Won), who is a stepsister of Eun-Seong, loves Hwan.
Eun-seong is studying overseas in New York when she is suddenly called back to Korea by her dad just 2 years into her studies. Meanwhile, Sun-woo Hwan is also ordered to return to Korea by his grandmother after studying abroad for 3 years in which he hardly studied. Koh Pyeong-jung, who is Eun-seong’s father, struggles to save his company from going bankrupt. One day, his wallet is stolen by a thief along with his ID and credit cards. The thief subsequently dies in a gas explosion accident and the police, upon finding Koh Pyeong-jung’s wallet on him, mistakenly identify him as Koh. So a death certificate for Koh Pyeong-jung is promptly issued. Koh decides to lay low and not tell his family that he is alive to keep the creditors at bay for the time being. But his second wife who is Eun-seong’s stepmother, collects the insurance money that is paid out from his life insurance policy and then kicks out her stepchildren Eun-seong and Eun-woo while moving into a new home with her daughter Seung-mi. Eun-seong asks for assistance from her boyfriend Hyung-jin who turns her down. Soon after her brother Eun-woo, who is mentally retarded, goes missing. While searching for her brother, Eun-seong works as a waitress at a nightclub and meets Joon-sae, a friend of her former boyfriend. Joon-sae helps Eun-seong as much as he can. A year later, Eun-seong is still looking for her brother and decides to transfer to a Korean college. So she quits her waitress job and starts selling dumplings to make enough money to pay for her tuition. Meanwhile, Jang Sook-ja, the founder of a food company, becomes deeply disappointed in her grandson Hwan who has no direction in his life. So to gather her thoughts on what to do about her grandson, she visits her old neighborhood in the poor section of the city where she encounters Eun-seong who is selling dumplings. She hears about Eun-seong’s hardships and immediately sees that Eun-seong is an honest, hardworking person with a heart made of gold. So to test Eun-seong’s mettle, she moves in with her for a month, sharing a tiny room. Afterwards, Jang Sook-ja makes up her mind to appoint Eun-seong as the heir of her food company and brings her home...