Twinkle Twinklea tells the success story of Han Jung Won, a workaholic careerwoman who is determined to make her own way in life without the help of her family, which has garnered considerable wealth from their publishing company. Her life is turned upside down due to someone’s mistake, and she faces numerous setbacks on the road to recovery.
- 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
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 (Jung 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 …
- Twinkle Twinkle Torrent Files takes over the MBC Sat. & Sun. 20:40 time slot previously occupied by “Gloria” and followed by “A Thousand Kisses ” on August 20.