Shining Inheritance (찬란한 유산)
Summary: After her father’s death, Go Eun Sung’s life becomes akin to Cinderella’s. Her evil stepmother forces her and her autistic brother out of the house. After a series of events, Eun Sung loses her brother and takes in a an elderly grandmother who has lost her memory. When the grandmother regains her memory, Eun Sung discovers she’s actually Jang Sook Ja, the rich owner of a food business empire! Sook Ja promises to help her look for her brother if she moves into her house with the rest of her family. That’s when Eun Sung discovers Sook Ja’s grandson is none other than Sun Woo Hwan, a snobby rich boy who broke her phone earlier in the series. Their personalities clash violently and the rest of Sook Ja’s family doesn’t welcome Eun Sung either. Things complicate further when she finds that her stepsister is Woo Hwan’s girlfriend. Disappointed in Woo Hwan’s lack of interest in the company, Sook Ja decides to give it to Eun Sung instead. Enraged, Woo Hwan fights Eun Sung for the company, but love gets in the way. Starring Han Hyo Joo (한효주), Lee Seung Gi (이승기), Bae Soo Bin (배수빈), Moon Chae Won (문채원), Ban Hyo Jung (반효정).
Review: I started this drama with force from my friend, YJ. She idolizes Seung Gi. I didn’t start it with high expectations, but it was very interesting and enjoyable to watch. I was surprised at how much I liked it, really. The best thing about this drama is my anger venting. If I had a bad day, I could watch an episode and shout insults at the evil stepmother. Because, man, she is EVIL. All in all, it doesn’t broaden my mind or fill me with wonder in any way. But it’s not showy or too much and there’s a lovely quality that sucks you in and makes you watch the next episode (and the one after that).