Here are first stills from the upcoming MBC weekend drama All That Glitters (perhaps also translated Twinkle Twinkle), which stars Kim Hyun-joo (Partner) as a workaholic careerwoman.
This is a drama that has me particularly interested despite the ordinariness of the plot description — a success story of a woman who rebounds after her life is flipped upside-down — because I have a special place in my heart for the director, Noh Do-chul. He directed one of my favorite dramas, Soulmate, as well as the quirky vampire comedy Hello, Franceska, both of which showcase his zippy directing style and fantastic taste in eclectic indie, alternative, and world music. On top of that, writer Bae Yu-mi has written some heartwarming, comedic dramas like Who Are You and Really Really Like You.
The drama held its script reading recently, and filmed the scene pictured here in Paju on the 14th. This restaurant is the site of the first clash between our heroine (Kim Hyun-joo) and leading man Kim Seok-hoon (Iron Empress), who naturally get off on the wrong foot.
Her character is focused on her career to the exclusion of all else, including a love life, although she does come to the restaurant to meet a blind date. She mistakes the editor played by Kim Seok-hoon as her date, and unleashes a torrent of criticism on him. It’s only after he sets her straight in his brusque way that she realizes her mistake, to her mortification.
Other cast members include veteran actors Go Du-shim (Marry Me), Park Jung-soo (Queen of Reversals), and Gil Yong-woo (Loving You a Thousand Times). It’s also the debut drama for Park Yoo-hwan, who may be better known as the younger brother of Sungkyunkwan Scandal lead and idol singer Micky Yoochun.
All That Glitters will follow Gloria on Saturdays and Sundays, and airs its first episode on February 12. Now, if only it weren’t 50 episodes…!
Via TV Report
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- Kim Hyun-joo puts out an essay book
- Eco Canada by Kim Hyun-joo
- Partner: Episode 1
- Hello, Franceska
- MBC comedy-drama Soulmate