Main cast: Han Hyo Joo as Go Eun Sung, Lee Seung Ki as Sun Woo Hwan, Bae Soo Bin as Park Jun Se, Han Ye Won as Sun Woo Jung, Moon Chae Won as Yoo Sung Mi. Director: Jin Hyuk Total Episodes: 28 Audio Tracks: Korean, Mandarin Subtitle: English, Chinese Rated: PG Studio: SBS Release Date: 2009-Apr-25 Production Year: 2009 Running Time: Approx. 1680 min (28 Episodes) No. of Disc: 7
Format: NTSC Dvd: Dvd 9 Dual Layer Video: Mpeg 2 Audio: Dolby Digital AC3 Audio Channels: 2 Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Resolution: 720×480 px Format: NTSC Region code: All Countries Special Features: Interactive Menus, Scene Selections
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 clichd but it gives you a chance to revisit genuine affection among family members and find hope in it.
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.
Seon U-Hwan performed by Lee Seung-Gi
Hwan has lived like the crown prince of a fabulous kingdom and has no idea about the value of money because he was raised by his wealthy grandmother, the founder of a food company named Jinseong Food. This spoiled grandson thought that he would inherit his grandmother’s vast fortune. One day, however, his grandmother brings a girl home and announces that the girl is the heiress to the fortune. Hwan struggles to change this unbelievable situation and learns how to work in his grandmother’s restaurant branch. In the process, he and Eun-Seong fight constantly but eventually Hwan finds that he has fallen in love with her.
Go Eun-Seong performed by Han Hyo-Ju
Eun-Seong has a pure and simple character and easily believes others. Also, she is positive minded and optimistic even in times of hardship. She sometimes becomes wild. This bright girl struggles to find her mentally-retarded missing brother and to cope with the poverty that has come to her after her father’s death. One day, she helps Jang Suk-Ja, the owner of Jinseong Food and becomes her heiress by chance.
Park Jun-Se performed by Bae Su-Bin
Jun-Se is liberal and pleasant. He is full of confidence, as he has not experienced any difficulties. But he is not arrogant. He always gets things done and hates being defeated. Therefore, he pushes ahead with the projects that he had made up his mind to finish. In short, he is a perfect guy. Out of pity, he takes great care of Eun-Seong, who is in a bad situation and always supports her. He finally comes to love her.
Yu Seung-Mi performed by Mun Chae-Won
Seung-Mi is a stepsister of Eun-Seong. They have lived under the same roof since the third grade in middle school. During the puberty when she was very sensitive, Seung-Mi hated Eun-Seong, because she thought she could not become a true daughter to her stepfather as long as Eun-Seong, his biological daughter, was still in the picture. Seung-Mi has not seen her birth father since her mother divorced him so she is starved for her father’s love. One day, a warm-hearted and supportive man comes to her. He is Seon U-Hwan, who is her first love.