Twinkle Twinkle - Korean Drama

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  • Drama: Twinkle Twinkle (English title) / Shining (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Banjjak Banjjak Bitnaneun
  • Hangul: 반짝반짝 빛나는
  • Director: No Do-Cheol
  • Writer: Bae Yoo-Mi
  • Network: MBC
  • Episodes: 54
  • Release Date: February 12, 2011 - August 14, 2011
  • Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 20:40
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea


Han Jung-Won (Kim Hyun-Joo) is a 29-year-old single woman with a good educational background. Her parents are successful and she has one older brother. Jung-Won and her brother works for the family publishing company which her father runs. Jung-Won dreams of one day taking over the publishing company. She works hard and places her career before personal life. Even though her mother seems to favor her brother, Jung-Won's life seemed perfect, but then she learned that her parent were not her real parents. Two babies were switched in the hospital. Now she faces a different life and she tries to pull herself together to do her best.

Hwang Geum-Ran (Lee Yu-Ri) is a 29-year-old single woman with only a high school diploma. She has parents and one older sister and one younger sister. Her older sister is married and has a daughter. Geum-Ran's mother runs a small restaurant, while raising her and her sister. Her father is addicted to gambling and does not take care of family. Geum-Ran works in a book store. She wants to have a better life and believes the only way is to find a man able to give her a better life. Following her beliefs, Geum-Ran dated law student Soong-Jae (Jeong Tae-Woo), but after Soong-Jae passed the bar exam he dumped her for another woman with a better background. After the breakup Geum-Ran became desperate and then she learns that her parents are not her real parents. Her birth parents actually come from a wealthier background. They can possibly provide her the life she always dreamed of ...


  1. "Twinkle Twinkle" takes over the MBC Sat. & Sun. 20:40 time slot previously occupied by "Gloria" and followed by "A Thousand Kisses " on August 20.


Shinin-Kim Hyun-Joo.jpg Shinin-Lee Yu-Ri.jpg Shinin-Kim Seok-Hun.jpg Shinin-Kang Dong-Ho.jpg
Kim Hyun-Joo Lee Yu-Ri Kim Seok-Hoon Kang Dong-Ho
Han Jung-Won Hwang Geum-Ran Song Soong-Joon Kang Dae-Bum
Shinin-Ko Du-Shim.jpg Shinin-Kil Yong-Woo.jpg Shinin-Lee A-Hyeon.jpg Shinin-Kim Sang-Ho.jpg Shinin-Shin Soo-Yun.jpg
Ko Du-Shim Kil Yong-Woo Lee Ah-Hyun Kim Sang-Ho Shin Soo-Yun
Lee Kwon-Yang Hwang Nam-Bong Hwang Tae-Ran Park Joong-Hyuk Park Ji-Won
Shinin-Han Ji-Woo.jpg Shinin-Jang Yong.jpg Shinin-Park Jeong-Su.jpg Shinin-Kim Hyeong-Beom.jpg Shinin-Park Yoo-Hwan.jpg
Han Ji-Woo Jang Yong Park Jung-Soo Kim Hyeong-Beom Park Yoo-Hwan
Hwang Mi-Ran Han Ji-Woong Jin Na-Hee Han Sang-Won Lee Seo-Woo
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Jeon Su-Kyeong Kim Ji-Young Jeong Tae-Woo Won Ki-Jun
Lee Eun-Jung Soong-Joon's mom Yun Soong-Jae Jae Gal Joon Soo

Additional Cast Members:


Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-02-12 1 NR 8.6 (18th)
2011-02-13 2 8.3 (19th) 10.1 (17th)
2011-02-19 3 8.7 (12th) 10.7 (10th)
2011-02-20 4 8.2 (17th) 10.4 (13th)
2011-02-26 5 9.8 (12th) 12.9 (8th)
2011-02-27 6 10.7 (14th) 13.2 (9th)
2011-03-05 7 11.4 (9th) 14.0 (6th)
2011-03-06 8 11.2 (12th) 13.7 (7th)
2011-03-12 9 10.4 (12th) 13.0 (8th)
2011-03-13 10 13.0 (7th) 16.2 (6th)
2011-03-19 11 11.8 (8th) 14.8 (6th)
2011-03-20 12 12.3 (8th) 15.1 (6th)
2011-03-26 13 13.3 (5th) 16.3 (5th)
2011-03-27 14 14.1 (5th) 18.0 (4th)
2011-04-02 15 13.1 (4th) 16.5 (3rd)
2011-04-03 16 13.5 (6th) 17.1 (5th)
2011-04-09 17 12.8 (5th) 17.6 (4th)
2011-04-10 18 14.8 (5th) 19.0 (3rd)
2011-04-16 19 13.6 (3rd) 17.2 (2nd)
2011-04-17 20 13.8 (5th) 16.9 (5th)
2011-04-23 21 14.0 (3rd) 17.8 (2nd)
2011-04-24 22 15.4 (3rd) 19.2 (3rd)
2011-04-30 23 13.2 (5th) 15.5 (5th)
2011-05-01 24 14.3 (4th) 17.1 (3rd)
2011-05-07 25 14.3 (2nd) 17.0 (3rd)
2011-05-08 26 15.5 (3rd) 18.9 (2nd)
2011-05-14 27 15.7 (2nd) 19.3 (2nd)
2011-05-15 28 16.8 (2nd) 20.4 (2nd)
2011-05-21 29 13.9 (5th) 17.8 (4th)
2011-05-22 30 17.1 (2nd) 19.7 (2nd)
2011-05-28 31 15.7 (4th) 18.9 (3rd)
2011-05-29 32 16.7 (3rd) 20.2 (2nd)
2011-06-04 33 16.3 (2nd) 18.3 (3rd)
2011-06-05 34 16.5 (3rd) 18.1 (2nd)
2011-06-11 35 16.6 (3rd) 19.3 (2nd)
2011-06-12 36 18.6 (3rd) 22.7 (3rd)
2011-06-18 37 17.6 (3rd) 21.0 (2nd)
2011-06-19 38 19.1 (3rd) 22.3 (3rd)
2011-06-25 39 19.8 (2nd) 23.2 (1st)
2011-06-26 40 18.1 (4th) 21.1 (4th)
2011-07-02 41 18.8 (3rd) 21.6 (3rd)
2011-07-03 42 20.6 (3rd) 26.2 (2nd)
2011-07-09 43 20.5 (2nd) 24.2 (1st)
2011-07-10 44 20.4 (3rd) 24.7 (2nd)
2011-07-16 45 18.0 (3rd) 21.4 (3rd)
2011-07-17 46 20.3 (3rd) 24.3 (3rd)
2011-07-23 47 17.6 (2nd) 21.4 (2nd)
2011-07-24 48 19.0 (2nd) 22.8 (2nd)
2011-07-30 49 19.9 (2nd) 24.2 (1st)
2011-07-31 50 19.5 (2nd) 24.5 (2nd)
2011-08-06 51 22.1 (1st) 26.3 (1st)
2011-08-07 52 21.7 (1st) 23.9 (1st)
2011-08-13 53 19.9 (1st) 23.4 (1st)
2011-08-14 54 19.4 (2nd) 22.3 (2nd)

Source: TNS Media Korea



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behtarin its a big shot. i really like the beginning song, where can i find it?

MCheong It's got to be one of the best! So heartwarming. Agree with sangjhoon. Worth watching again second time. Will surely do that!

MGuy First time watching Korean drama...happened to be Twinkle Twinkle. It's got to be one of the best! So heartwarming. Agree with sangjhoon. Worth watching again second time. Will surely do that!

sangjhoon awesome drama! loved loved editor song (kim sook hoon) and lovely jung won (kim hoon joo), they're super super couple together in this drama! all the actors did well & the script of this drama is one of the best! i'm now watching this for 2nd time since i am a latecomer on this one but i can't seem to get enough of this drama! 2 thumbs up wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy up, i highly recommend this if you haven't seen this yet! this will be on top of my favorite kdramas of all time!

Ihearyourvoice You should be able to watch all episodes english subbed on hulu. If anyone is wondering.

hibiscus i agree with Paul, i really liked Lee Yoo ri in Ice Adonis or Yellow Boots, but in this drama she's loathsome....however, the whole series is a 2 thumbs up way up! luv the chem of Kim seok hyun with Kim hyun joo, best couple! i'm into epis 35 & can't wait to see the rest! this drama is so addictive!

chona i just started watching this drama & i'm loving every episode! kim seok hun & kim hyun joo are excellent in their acting! my only regret is that i wasn't able to watch this while it was airing! if you haven't seen this you're missing one of the best kdramas!

Meli Jae Hee THE BEST DRAMA (Y) Love Han Jeong Won,Hwang Geum Ran n Song Seung Joon ♥ ♥ ♥

Paul I preferred Lee Yu-Ri in Ice Adonis, where she was the angel and practically everybody else somewhat lower. In this drama, she is not an angel, and this is where I do not like her. I've only seen 14 episodes, but it seems to me she will get only worse as time goes by. I feel for the now displaced daughter. Otherwise, this drama is OK as it is.

CuBin711 I really like this drama. It's very well. I don't watch the final episode (54th episode) yet. If you have watched ,will you send for me links or any web about it.

Omen_Jieun I really really like this drama.. Chincha chincha choahae.. ^^

Tina05 This drama is one of my Korean Drama Fave in 2011... Kim Hyun Joo and Kim Suk Hoon shows the excellent chemistry. Funny and Memorable Story..

JayJay I loved this drama did not watch MOST of the eps BUT the ending had me in tears. Jungwon & her birth mom (Ko Du Shim) had me in tears<3

Jodi-Ann I do not want this show to finish. I want more. Keep makin more please. Love tthis uhis show so so so

ND You can find all the episodes at with English captions.

gaby I love this show. Unfortunately I missd ep 53 and 54. I cant seem to find English sub version online! Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Leyla Park Yoo-Hwan so handsomeee !! I only watch this drama because of youu <3 Iloveyouuuuuu ^^ x

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