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Brilliant Legacy – Introduction

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Update (4/19): New photos!








Drama: Brilliant Legacy (English title confirmed by SBS for 찬란한 유산); formerly known as Life is Beautiful (인생은 아름다워)

Broadcast Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays at 10pm on SBS; begins April 25, 2009

Episodes: 26 28

Director: Jin Hyuk

Screenwriter: So Hyun Kyung


  • Han Hyo Joo – Ko Eun Sung (24) *
  • Lee Seung Gi – Sunwoo Hwan (27)
  • Moon Chae Won – Yoo Seung Mi (24)
  • Bae Soo Bin – Park Joon Se (29)
  • Kim Mi Sook – Baek Sung Hee
  • Han Ye Won – Sunwoo Jung
  • Ban Hyo Jung – Chang Sook Ja
  • Yoo Ji In – Oh Young Ran

* Ages in brackets are the CHARACTERS’ ages, not the actors’ ages. The first three actors are playing older than they actually are in real life; Bae Soo Bin is playing a few years younger.

character relationship web (SBS website)

character relationship web


The drama will show the love, growth, and success of four interconnected adults in their twenties.

Ko Eun Sung (Han Hyo Joo) is a prospective chef. She faces difficulties when her father passes away**, her stepmother (Kim Mi Sook) takes all of the family assets, and her younger sibling disappears all at once. By a fortuitous opportunity, Eun Sung enters a Jinsung Foods, a food products company, and becomes successor to the founding grandmother’s fortune.

The company founder’s grandson is Sunwoo Hwan (Lee Seung Gi), who falls for Eun Sung. However, her stepsister, Seung Mi (Moon Chae Won) is in love with Hwan.

Jung is Hwan’s imprudent younger sister, who prefers shopping to work. She is carelessly enjoying her frivolous life, while presuming herself to be engaged to Park Joon Se (Bae Soo Bin), the light-hearted and self-confident owner of a fusion restaurant. However, Jung has to begin putting up a fight for Joon Se’s attention when Eun Sung enters the picture.

Although Eun Sung faces many trials and complications, she overcomes them to succeed in the end.

**KP’s note: I’m watching the first episode right now, and it appears that there’s a big twist on her father’s “death”

Eun Sung

Eun Sung

Hwan & Eun Sung

Hwan & Eun Sung

Jun Se & Seung Mi

Jun Se & Seung Mi

Hwan & his mother

Hwan & his mother

Source: SBS


Written by KP

March 31, 2009 at 1:09 am

14 Responses

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  1. OH MY.Seunggi~~~~~!
    thanks for the synopsis!
    im so gonna watch this drama! 😉


    March 31, 2009 at 5:13 am

  2. Is that Lee Seung Gi?! Really? I don’t know whether to get excited or laugh.Maybe I can do a mixture of both. I’m sure we all will be eventually.


    March 31, 2009 at 5:58 pm

  3. Sounds quite complicated to me..
    Anyway, mybe i’ll watch this next summer when i have free time..
    enough with BBF 😦


    March 31, 2009 at 6:56 pm

  4. i can’t wait to watch! thanks KP! you’re like the only site that has updates on this drama! and would you mind updating JA MYUNG GO?!


    March 31, 2009 at 7:14 pm

  5. Thanks for this. SeungGi side profile really looks like Kim C.

    Langit Biru

    April 1, 2009 at 8:37 am

  6. *points to the series logo*

    kinda looks like that blinged out style of BBF’s series logo too.

    (or maybe its just my BBF withdrawal)

    imma watch out for this… Han Hyojoo is a darling, and i love Lee Seung Gi 😀


    April 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm

  7. I didn’t know Lee Seung Gi was 27!! He looks like he’s 12.


    April 19, 2009 at 11:27 pm

  8. milagirll,
    Lee Seung Gi isn’t 27 – his CHARACTER is, hehe. Sorry for the mix-up – Seung Gi is 22.


    April 20, 2009 at 10:52 am

  9. really really nice….


    December 1, 2009 at 9:18 am

  10. aduh…….filmx lumayan seneng….cepet dong!!!!!!!!!! PUTERIN NICH FILM


    December 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm

  11. hai kau,,,
    kenapa gantenga bangt sih kak hwan.
    makan apa bisa perfect bangeeed ?!


    January 27, 2010 at 12:42 am

  12. nama pemeran adiknya eun sung siapa siih?? salut banget ma aktingnyaaa,,, eun sung nya juga kereeeen bgt.. aktingnya nampol gila, hwan nya lucu,, kirain bakal jadi ama jun baik hatiii…eh jadinya ama hwan,, xixixixi..keren pelemnya,, inspirasi bgt..


    January 30, 2010 at 12:58 am

  13. Hi,, i lama amat dech film nxa cpet d ptrin donk ! G sabar dech. Klo kak hwan dgn eun sung lcu bnget y tingkahnya ! Kak hwan ganteng banget makan apa ya kq jd ganteng gitu !


    February 9, 2010 at 3:28 am

  14. gooooooooooooodddddddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    February 12, 2010 at 11:14 pm

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