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Title: 빛과 그림자 / Lights and Shadows
Chinese Title: 光与影
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Episodes: 64
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2011-Nov-28 to 2012-July-03
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


MBC’s special 50th-anniversary drama production “Light and Shadow” draws a man’s up and down life with modern history as its background starting from the 1960s during the Vietnam War. Ahn Jae Wook will play the role of Kang Ki Tae who is the first national entertainer for soldiers in war fields.


Main Cast

Ahn Jae Wook as Kang Ki Tae
Nam Sang Mi as Lee Jung Hye
Lee Pil Mo as Cha Soo Hyuk
Son Dam Bi as Yoo Chae Young

Supporting Cast

Jun Kwang Ryul as Jang Chul Hwan
Lee Jong won as Jo Myeong Gook
Sung Ji Roo as Sin Jeong Goo
Shin Da Eun as Kang Myeong Hee
Son Jin Yeong as Hong Soo Bong
Ahn Kil Kang as No Sang Taek
Lee Se chang as Choi Seong Won
Kim Hee Won as Yang Tae Seong
Lee Hwi Hyang as Song Mi Jin (Victoria Nightclub boss)
Kim Byung Gi as Kim Chae Uk
Ryu Dam as Yang Dong Cheol
Jun Gook Hwan as Kang Man Sik
Park Won Sook as Park Kyeong Ja
Kim Mi kyung as Kim Geum Rye
Seo Seung Man as Johnny Boy
Kim Dong Gyoon as Cherry Boy
Ha Jae Sook as Kim Gye Soon
Lee Ah Yi as Lee Kyung Sook
Narsha as Lee Jung Ja
Jo Mi Ryung as Soon Ae
Kim Roe Ha as Jo Tae Soo
Kim Min Kyu as Ban Jin Woo
Uhm Soo Jung as Yoon Madam
Heo Ga Yoon as Yoo Hyun Kyung
Yum Dong Hun as Jung Jang Goon
Yoo Jae Myung as film director
Ha Eun Jin
Ahn Il Kwon


Cha Tae Hyun as drunken man
Seung Ri as potential singer
Park Jun Gyu as Sailor Park
Park Sun Woo

Production Credits

Director: Lee Joo Hwan
Screenwriter: Choi Wan Kyu

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-11-28 1 8.6 (20th) 10.2 (14th)
2011-11-29 2 8.7 (20th) 10.8 (13th)
2011-12-05 3 7.1 (<9.3)
2011-12-06 4 8.4 9.7 (19th)
2011-12-12 5 8.1 9.8 (15th)
2011-12-13 6 9.0 (20th) 11.2 (12th)
2011-12-19 7 7.2 8.5 (17th)
2011-12-20 8 7.2 8.7 (19th)
2011-12-26 9 9.4 (18th) 12.1 (9th)
2011-12-27 10 10.9 (12th) 13.9 (5th)
2012-01-02 11 8.8 (20th) 11.2 (11th)
2012-01-03 12 10.7 (16th) 12.3 (8th)
2012-01-09 13 10.4 (17th) 11.2 (14th)
2012-01-10 14 10.3 (15th) 13.1 (8th)
2012-01-16 15 11.8 (13th) 14.0 (7th)
2012-01-17 16 12.8 (8th) 14.6 (5th)
2012-01-23 17 10.4 (4th) 12.3 (4th)
2012-01-24 18 12.5 (4th) 13.9 (5th)
2012-01-30 19 11.6 (9th) 13.2 (4th)
2012-01-31 20 13.8 (5th) 14.7 (4th)
2012-02-06 21 13.0 (8th) 14.8 (5th)
2012-02-07 22 16.5 (5th) 19.3 (4th)
2012-02-13 23 12.8 (8th) 14.8 (6th)
2012-02-14 24 14.9 (6th) 17.0 (4th)
2012-02-20 25 14.7 (7th) 18.2 (3rd)
2012-02-21 26 14.8 (7th) 16.2 (4th)
2012-02-27 27 13.6 (6th) 15.0 (4th)
2012-02-28 28 13.9 (8th) 15.9 (4th)
2012-03-05 29 13.3 (9th) 15.4 (5th)
2012-03-06 30 14.3 (6th) 16.6 (4th)
2012-03-12 31 15.3 (7th) 17.6 (5th)
2012-03-13 32 15.8 (6th) 18.3 (4th)
2012-03-19 33 18.7 (3rd) 21.1 (1st)
2012-03-20 34 19.8 (3rd) 21.0 (1st)
2012-03-26 35 18.5 (3rd) 21.2 (3rd)
2012-03-27 36 19.9 (4th) 22.1 (1st)
2012-04-02 37 18.2 (4th) 21.7 (1st)
2012-04-03 38 20.7 (3rd) 24.1 (1st)
2012-04-09 39 20.0 (3rd) 23.8 (1st)
2012-04-10 40 21.4 (3rd) 25.5 (1st)
2012-04-16 41 20.0 (3rd) 24.3 (1st)
2012-04-17 42 21.1 (2nd) 25.0 (1st)
2012-04-23 43 21.3 (3rd) 26.5 (1st)
2012-04-24 44 21.6 (3rd) 24.7 (1st)
2012-04-30 45 20.6 (3rd) 25.2 (1st)
2012-05-01 46 22.1 (2nd) 26.5 (1st)
2012-05-07 47 19.3 (2nd) 22.9 (1st)
2012-05-08 48 19.5 (1st) 23.0 (1st)
2012-05-14 49 19.9 (2nd) 26.3 (1st)
2012-05-15 50 20.9 (1st) 26.7 (1st)
2012-05-21 51 19.8 (3rd) 24.1 (1st)
2012-05-22 52 20.6 (3rd) 25.2 (1st)
2012-05-28 53 18.7 (3rd) 23.2 (1st)
2012-05-29 54 20.3 (2nd) 24.3 (1st)
2012-06-04 55 19.1 (3rd) 22.5 (1st)
2012-06-05 56 21.2 (3rd) 25.4 (1st)
2012-06-11 57 19.6 (3rd) 23.8 (1st)
2012-06-12 58 19.2 (2nd) 22.8 (1st)
2012-06-18 59 18.9 (3rd) 22.5 (1st)
2012-06-19 60 19.4 (3rd) 21.8 (1st)
2012-06-25 61 19.0 (3rd) 22.8 (1st)
2012-06-26 62 19.4 (3rd) 22.5 (1st)
2012-07-02 63 19.0 (3rd) 22.2 (1st)
2012-07-03 64 20.6 (2nd) 24.8 (1st)

Source: TNmS Media Korea


This drama previously planned for 50 episodes but extended to the total of 64 episodes due to the high ratings.


2012 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Actor Acting Awards, Jun Kwang Ryul
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Actress Awards (Special Production): Son Dam Bi (Lights and Shadows)
2012 39th Korea Broadcasting Prizes: Best Full-leght Drama (Lights and Shadows)

Related Photo

Other Photo from imbc site


Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III

Watch Online in Dramafever.com

136 Responses to “Lights and Shadows”

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  1. 101
    OK OK OK Says:

    @ JL

    You should give Moon That Embraces the Sun a try bc already finish screening. Gd drama with gd casts.

  2. 102
    JL Says:

    @Ok OK OK,

    Tks for yr good recommendation, I will view it tonite and weekend. Cause no L & S to fill in.

    Hv a Nice Weekend.

  3. 103
    JL Says:

    @OK OK Ok,

    Awaiting your comments on L&S.

    NB: I have viewed METS and cried fm 5~11,
    Watch 2 esp. every nite. Tks for your recommendation.

  4. 104
    OK OK OK Says:

    @ JL

    I am glad you like METS. Wow, u r so emotional. I cried once only, when the female bodyguard died in the arms of WOL’s brother bc her love for him so deep and yet she did not get anything in the end. What a waste. he he

    Quite busy recently. Maybe I will watch later today ep 41 & 42 and comment when i got the time. he he . 😀

  5. 105
    OK OK OK Says:

    ep 41

    1. Afraid that Soo Hyuk will harm KKT, Jung Hye suggest to Soo Hyuk that they both get married. SH refuse bc he knows that Jung Hye wants to use marriage to “tie” his hand and legs – to prevent him from harming KKT.

    2. After KKT sis reject the young fat man love, he tells KKT’s sister that Soo Hyuk, Myeong Gook & Jang Chul Hwan is behind her dad’s death & also her brother’s escape and misery for the past 4 yrs especially Soo Hyuk. After this, I think KKT’s sis will stop harboring love for Soo Hyuk. he he 😀

  6. 106
    JL Says:

    @OK Ok Ok

    Thanks for the comments, this site will be very quiet w/o u.

  7. 107
    OK OK OK Says:

    ep 41
    Out of hatred, soo hyuk ask his govt friend to arrest KKT & Jo Tae Shu & put them under SamQing education meant for gangster or whoever they deem fit even they did not commit any crime.

    the Old fat man approach Jang Chul Hwan to help KKT & JTS in exchange for his crime book which Myeong Gook have recorded during the past years.
    Jang Chul Hwan approach someone more senior govt official than Soo Hyuk for help.
    In the end, Myeong Gook got arrested. Meanwhile KKT & JTS has been sent to a training ground where many are being torture and beaten.
    Con’t ep 42 he he :=D

  8. 108
    OK OK OK Says:

    ep 42

    1) KKT ex gf knew that Soo hyuk is the one that cause him to escape for 4 yrs and she is very angry (kim Bu zhang told her what happen)

    2) Jang Jul Hwan manage to get KKT & Jo tae su out of the SamQing education prison training squad.

    3) Myeong Gook sent to samqing instead and he is torture and beaten…

  9. 109
    takgu99 Says:

    is it exciting? i wonder bcoz of the high ratings…

  10. 110
    OK OK OK Says:

    @ takgu99

    Its very exciting. Too bad the english sub is very slow. If not there will be more viewers 😀

  11. 111
    OK OK OK Says:

    ep 43

    This episodes its about KKT busy buying over others singers and niteclub to expand his business. He is now so rich is bc he is the godson of a very rich business man in whom he met in Japan.

    There are gangsters who is after KKT live bc of the niteclub purchasing.
    Lee Jung Hye got slash in her stomach when she tries to save KKT being stab.

  12. 112
    OK OK OK Says:

    Ep 44

    KKT god father looks more like a normal old plumb uncle next door instead of being 1 of the richest man in Japan & who is also an underworld figure. Don’t look “clever” at all. he he he

    His 1 good advice to KKT. If you want to take revenge, NEVER destroy your own life bc of this.
    You must live BETTER than them !!!!
    That is true revenge 😀

  13. 113
    OK OK OK Says:

    @ JL

    So how is the drama The Moon that Embraces the Sun ???? Shiok?? 😉

  14. 114
    JL Says:

    @OK OK OK,

    Last 2 eps. to go. to be viewed tonite. Verry the Shiok. Tks.

    Which other Korean drama for recommendation.

    Appreicated your illustration on “L&S”.

    Have a Nice Weekend.

  15. 115
    OK OK OK Says:

    @ JL

    Good news. Kim Soo Hyun got excellence award for his role in Moon Embraces the Sun.

    Did you watch
    2) RoofTop Prince
    3) Fashion King
    4) Feast of the Gods
    5) Oh My Lady – funny
    5) You’re Beautiful by Jang Geun Suk
    and so many more. Maybe some you hv already watched.

    I heard Equator Man nice but i hv not watch. No time. Feel guilty to watch so many dramas and other things put on hold…. he he
    You too, have a great day ahead 😀

  16. 116
    JL Says:

    @OK OK OK,
    Yes, I read it fm the Chinese Newpaper. He deserved the award for METS.
    I have finished the last 2 esp. and cried when Xu’er(maid) and YangMing Jun(prince) died.

    As per your listed dramas, I have not watch neither one of it perhap I will try to watch “Feast of God and King 2 Hearts. But last night I happened to find AJW -2003 Match Made in Heaven in Baidu’s Tieba and it will occupy my time already and also have watched his other movie on Sat. – Tie a Ribbon around Oak Tree which he imposed as a woman.

  17. 117
    Salaryman « dramaamoves Says:

    […] last ranking position. Because most of the audience cannot watch Brain, the ratings of MBC drama Lights and Shadows and SBS drama Salaryman surged on that day. […]

  18. 118
    OK OK OK Says:

    ep 45 & 46

    Finally, KKT bought back his father theatre and starts the show business
    Soo Hyuk not willing to let go of Lee Jung Hye…. 🙂

    Now KKT & Soo Hyuk is going to have a head on “fight” he he

  19. 119
    W Bowker Says:

    This drama is very entertaining and I enjoy watching it, even though I don’t understand Korean. Son Dam Bi is great in her role as Yoo Chae Young. I never miss an episode.

  20. 120
    OK OK OK Says:

    Sorry i have to put a hold on commenting bc heavy with school homework & exams….. 🙁 Have not watch the most recent – ep 47 ……

  21. 121
    JL Says:

    @OK Ok OK,

    Nvrmind, studies is more important. Hear fm u some other times.

    Take care.

  22. 122
    JL Says:

    Another 10 more espis. to go ‘L&S and aft AJW will be busy for his next theatre play – Jack the Ripper and his concert end of the year.

    Cheer to him for his fruitful 2012.

  23. 123
    drama freak Says:

    is it worth watching…because it seems like it has lots of eps….but i see the rating is so high…..lol….

  24. 124
    something Says:

    the rating position should be 3rd instead of 3th, i found similar mistake on dramawiki and they fix it already, hope you can fix it too..

    @something from admin, Thanks for inform us. We just changed the ratings. Please take a look.

  25. 125
    OK OK OK Says:

    summary ep 45 tol ep 52

    Jang Jul Hwan has gain some power again from political figure.
    Wants KKT singers & actresses to go drinking session with the top political govt bodies and KKT refuse.

    KKT has pull out his business joint venture with him
    Kang Ki Tae actress gf Lee Jung Hye keep bullied by Jang Jul Hwan bc of this.
    In order to protect her, KKT makes up his mind to marry her.

    So LJH’s father fly to Korea from Japan to meet his future son-in-law. Found out that it is KKT & they have “dispute” in Japan.
    Refuse to acknowledge his daughter’s marriage.

    I find that LJH’s dad very thick skin BC she was raised in the orphanage, struggling all her life for so many years to become a top actress. Now wants to interfere her choice of husband – who is a smart & upright man KKT.

  26. 126
    JL Says:

    @OK Ok OK,

    Finally you are back after your exams. I have viewed the series and are satisfied with AJW’s performance.

  27. 127
    OK OK OK Says:

    @ JL

    I don’t like the ending bc the nbr 1 bad man Jang Chul Hwan was not punished n still continue his bad ways though KKT has forgiven
    his childhood ‘brothers’. JCHwan didn’t harm them bc KKT got hold of his crime account bk.

  28. 128
    JL Says:

    I agreed with u, it ended with Cha Soo Hyuk sacrificed. As what he mentioned the last solution.

    Anyway do u watch other series like Faith@ the Great Doctor with AJW appeared as Guest Star of Kim Hee Sun’s ex bf.on 1 eps.

  29. 129
    OK OK OK Says:

    @ JL

    Yes I watch Faith since day 1. AJW is quite cute there n he is SO FUNNY. Was shocked to see the ‘commotion’ in Faith’s page. Whats yr opinion? I just wrote some comments over there 🙂

  30. 130
    JL Says:

    @ OK OK OK,

    Yes, I hv viewed yr comments and share yr opinions too. I only watch bc of KHS. Her char. some kind of blunt and funny as what she said. As for LMH, he is not fav. but I slowly like his char. in this show.

    My only fav. is AJW. – I hv written some comments to u on AJW’s page.

  31. 131
    witlily Says:

    This good drama, actress and actor good acts.(^-^)v

  32. 132
    Suzie Wong Says:

    Lee Jung Won is in this drama. Because he has that kind of look like he is a gangster, he plays another mean guy. I can’t stand this actor. He is on my list of ” do not see dramas because Lee Jung Won is in it”

  33. 133
    Suzie Wong Says:

    Kind of a gaudy drama… Oink … Oink. 🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷

  34. 134
    chiarana lao Says:

    kiere ver la serie sobre todo a mi ahnnnn k bueno k le siga iendo biennnn lo amoooooooo x siempreeeeee

  35. 135
    Nori Says:

    I have to say that I love this drama. I finished it within in 3 days. Although I like Ahn Jae Wook, I must say Lee Pil Mo was actually the one that kept me up (typical character, semi-villain). It was sad to see his ending like this. I definitely will watch it again.

  36. 136
    Joey Says:

    Why this drama did not aired it Taiwan. I hope that it can released taiwan version dvd.

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