Twinkle Twinkle (TV series)
Promotional poster for Twinkle Twinkle
|Also known as||
|Written by||Bae Yoo-mi|
|Directed by||Noh Do-chul|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||54|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Annex Telecom
|Original network||Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation|
|Original release||February 12– August 14, 2011|
Twinkle Twinkle (Hangul: 반짝반짝 빛나는; RR: Banjjak Banjjak Bitnaneun) is a South Korean television series starring Kim Hyun-joo, Lee Yoo-ri, Kim Suk-hoon and Kang Dong-ho. It aired on MBC from February 12 to August 14, 2011 on Saturdays and Sundays at 20:40 for 54 episodes.
Twinkle, Twinkle is a light, cheerful, and heartwarming family drama that tells the success story of Han Jung-won (Kim Hyun-joo), a workaholic career woman who is determined to make her own way in the world without the help of her family, which has garnered considerable wealth from their publishing company.
But what Jung-won doesn't know is that because of the hospital's negligence, she was switched at birth with another baby, Hwang Geum-ran (Lee Yoo-ri). The identity swap resulted in the two girls being raised by families of different wealth and status, and living a different fate.
When Geum-ran learns the truth, she sees it as a way to reverse her poverty-stricken circumstances. But even after being restored to her rich biological parents, Geum-ran's bitterness makes her consider Jung-won her rival, and she continues to torment her. Jung-won, whose life has been turned upside down, faces numerous setbacks on the road to recovery.
- Main characters
- Kim Hyun-joo as Han/Hwang Jung-won
- Lee Yoo-ri as Hwang/Han Geum-ran
- Kim Suk-hoon as Song Seung-joon
- Kang Dong-ho as Kang Dae-beom
- Han family
- Jang Yong as Han Ji-woong
- Park Jung-soo as Jin Na-hee
- Kim Hyung-beom as Han Sang-won
- Park Yu-hwan as Han Seo-woo
- Jeon Soo-kyung as Lee Eun-jung
- Hwang family
- Go Doo-shim as Lee Kwon-yang
- Kil Yong-woo as Hwang Nam-bong
- Lee Ah-hyun as Hwang Tae-ran
- Han Ji-woo as Hwang Mi-ran
- Kim Sang-ho as Park Joong-hyuk
- Shin Soo-yeon as Park Ji-won
- Extended cast
- Kim Ji-young as Go Eun-hye
- Jung Tae-woo as Yoon Seung-jae
- Won Ki-joon as Jegal Joon-soo
- Yoo Sa-ra as Han Song-yi
- Gong Ki-tak as Song Kwang-hee
- Kim Ji-seong as Team leader
- Choi Soo-rin as Lee Ji-soo
- Im Chi-woo as Kwang-soo
- Yoon Hee-seok as Nam Sung-woo
- Joo Da-young as Hye-rin
- Yoo Chae-yeong as Pi Ba-da (cameo)
- Kim Soo-hyun
Awards and nominations
||Best Drama||Twinkle Twinkle||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Kim Hyun-joo||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Kim Sang-ho||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Lee Yoo-ri||Won|
|Best New Actor||Kang Dong-ho||Nominated|
||Drama of the Year||Twinkle Twinkle||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Kim Suk-hoon||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||Kim Hyun-joo||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||Lee Yoo-ri||Won|
|Golden Acting Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Kil Yong-woo||Won|
|Best New Actor in a Serial Drama||Kang Dong-ho||Nominated|
|Writer of the Year||Bae Yoo-mi||Won|
|Popularity Award, Actor||Kim Suk-hoon||Nominated|
|Popularity Award, Actress||Kim Hyun-joo||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Kim Suk-hoon and Kim Hyun-joo||Nominated|
||Best Director (TV)||Noh Do-chul||Nominated|
|Best Actress (TV)||Kim Hyun-joo||Nominated|
|Best New Actor (TV)||Kang Dong-ho||Nominated|
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