Lights and Shadows (TV series)

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Lights and Shadows
Lights and Shadows-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Lights and Shadows
Genre Romance
Period drama
Written by Choi Wan-kyu
Directed by Lee Joo-hwan
Starring Ahn Jae-wook
Nam Sang-mi
Lee Pil-mo
Son Dam-bi
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 64
Location(s) Korea
Running time 70 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55(KST)
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original run 28 November 2011 (2011-11-28) – 3 July 2012 (2012-07-03)
Preceded by Gyebaek
Followed by Golden Time
External links
Korean name
Hangul 그림자
Revised Romanization Bit-gwa Geurimja
McCune–Reischauer Pit-kwa Gŭrimja

Lights and Shadows (Hangul: 빛과 그림자; RR: Bit-gwa Geurimja) is a 2012 South Korean retro-drama series, starring Ahn Jae-wook, Nam Sang-mi, Lee Pil-mo and Son Dam-bi. It aired on MBC from November 28, 2011 to July 3, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 64 episodes.

The series was originally planned for 50 episodes, but it was extended to 64 due to high ratings.[1]


It tells the story of Kang Ki-tae who came from a wealthy family and became the first national entertainer during the Vietnam War in the 1970s and 1980s.[2]


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Jun Kwang-ryul as Jang Chul-hwan
  • Lee Jong-won as Jo Myung-kook
  • Sung Ji-roo as Shin Jung-goo
  • Shin Da-eun as Kang Myung-hee
  • Son Jin-young as Hong Soo-bong
  • Ahn Gil-kang as Noh Sang-taek
  • Lee Se-chang as Choi Sung-won
  • Kim Hee-won as Yang Tae-sung
  • Ryu Dam as Yang Dong-chul
  • Jun Gook-hwan as Kang Man-shik
  • Park Won-sook as Park Kyung-ja
  • Kim Mi-kyung as Kim Geum
  • Seo Seung-man as Johnny Boy
  • Kim Dong-gyoon as Cherry Boy
  • Ha Jae-sook as Lee Kyung-sook
  • Lee Ah-yi as Kim Gye-soon
  • Narsha as Lee Jung-ja
  • Gayoon as Hyun-kyung
  • Cha Tae-hyun as drunkard (cameo, ep 2)[3]
  • Seungri as Ahn Jae-su (cameo, ep 9-10)[4][5]


  1. ^ 명품 드라마 '빛과 그림자' 14회 연장 확정. Xports News (in Korean). 10 April 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Light and Shadow". MBC Global Media. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Park, Hyun-min (30 November 2011). "Cha Tae Hyun Fails to be Noticed in Light and Shadow". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Park, Hyun-min (22 December 2011). "Seungri to Cameo on Light and Shadow". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (12 December 2011). "Seungri To Appear in Light and Shadow Again". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 

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