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Successful Story of a Bright Girl

Title: 명랑소녀 성공기 / Myung-rang So-nyu Sung-gong Gi / Successful Story of a Bright Girl
Chinese Title : 開朗少女成功記
Also known as: Cheerful Girl’s Success Story / A Bright Girl’s Success Story
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2002-03-13 to 2002-05-02
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 9:55-11:05 PM


Jang Na Ra plays a cute and innocent country girl who often daydreams of rescuing her prince. One day, she meets Jang Hyuk who accidentally falls into her bath tub while she was taking her bath. Not off to a good start they started arguing over the matter. However, the story goes on to tell how Jang Nara arrives in the big city due to her plan to settle her irresponsible parents’ debts. She moves into Jang Hyuk’s house as a hired servant hence begins to teach the rich spoiled brat (Jang Hyuk) some manners through her down to earth scoldings and no-nonsense attitude. This drama gets totally hilarious in many scenes where Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk’s combination comes out as refreshingly cute. Jang Hyuk plays a rich and proud man who inherits his father’s business but is later betrayed by his own cousin and uncle leading to his downfall. On the other hand, Jang Nara plays a girl that he meets who help him pick up the pieces in his life, from defeat to success. A very well written drama with a story many will enjoy!


Jang Hyuk as Han Gi Tae
Jang Na Ra as Cha Yang Soon
Han Eun Jung as Yoon Na Hee
Ryu Soo Young as Han Joon Tae
Yoon Tae Young as Song Suk Koo
Chu Ja Hyun as Hwang Bo Bae
Kwon Hae Hyo as Joo Soo Bong (product development chief)
Jung Min as Young Chan (Gi Tae’s friend)
Park Soon Chun as Yang Soon’s mother
Jo Hyung Ki as Yang Soon’s father
Oh Seung Eun as Jin Joo (Na Hee’s friend)

Production Credits

Producer: Jang Ki Hong
Writer: Lee Hee Myung

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  1. 1 : NAD Says:


  2. 2 : InDy MeLinda Says:


  3. 3 : watts Says:

    very cute couple…….

  4. 4 : tulip 165 Says:

    i love them !!

    cute.. cute… sweet 🙂

  5. 5 : french asian Says:

    me tooooooo !!!!!!!! i love themmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!
    it’s a very good storie !!!!!!!!!!!!! and it’s so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 6 : supple Says:

    Keith and Jasmin…The very first Koreanovela shown in the phillipines…I love this drama…The typical the more you hate the more you love factor kkk..

  7. 7 : Sumin Says:

    i luved their argument scenes. lol

  8. 8 : gemini Says:

    very entertaining; great performance by the main actors

  9. 9 : Julie Says:

    Jang Na Ra is mine and also ours idol…..she is the most beautiful girl in the planet…I LOVE YOU Jang Na Ra….!!!!

  10. 10 : Starz Says:

    so-so. not a gr8 fan of jang nara though! storyline is acceptable.

  11. 11 : lala lilip0p Says:

    rate for this drama 3/5

  12. 12 : Dee Says:

    Greaaat Movie..^^

  13. 13 : sandy Says:

    anyone know where i can watch this online? really really want to see it (must have eng. sub)

  14. 14 : fionajb Says:

    this is the 1st drama i’ve watch..i really love this drama i’ve watch it only 2 time n i want to watch it again cause i love jang hyuk so much,and the story was good too..does anyone know where i can watch it online..please..

  15. 15 : donna Says:

    1st koreanovela in the Philippines…. it was successful…

  16. 16 : ann Says:

    My first fave Korean drama. I really like the story but I was so disspointed in the ending of the drama.

  17. 17 : Kryz Says:

    I like this series. I like the fact that even in the middle of the series, the brat of a leading man is wise enough to want to ask the lead to marry him already. And this definitely showed girl power.
    I like Jang Nara. I like her in My Love Patzzi also but she’s so weird in that series…
    Hey, she has pictures helping missionaries in the Philippines a long time ago and nobody even knew about it. That’s probably one of the reasons i like her…
    And to THE LEGEND fans of HOGAE, his character here is one of the really good guys. I mean he’s good. Even smarter than the leading man… you can’t find fault. 🙂

  18. 18 : marsh Says:

    very entertaining. great chemistry between jang nara and jang hyuk.

  19. 19 : maria lugu Says:

    I love the story very2 much 10star.

  20. 20 : Violet Says:

    The 1st ever koreanovela i fell in love with. Great story and great castings! Very good chemistry between JANG NARA and JANG HYUK. Love tha cat-fight they used to have.. very sweet..:)
    This story also had made me an avid fan of Jang Hyuk. Nara has already been in my fave list though.
    Think i’m gonna re-watch the drama again.. miss Gi Tae and Yang Soon.. How i wish they could show the 2 of them in a wedding dress at the ending. But rather, they show Yang Soon in an army suit! what a weird/stubborn girl.. 🙂 she still went for army when Gi Tae ask her not too!

  21. 21 : hazeline Says:

    oh i just read the summary .summary is very interesting and when i can watch it it will be to amazing

  22. 22 : Luk Says:

    I personally think this was one of the best I’ve seen. The whole conspiracy thing was awesome. It really made me hate the bad guy. I also liked the goin from hot-head to depression from Jang Huk. Jang Nara was awesome too. She was so fiesty and in charge throughout. But yeah, the ending was not satisfying to a point. Not bad, just not satisfying IMO.

  23. 23 : bubblemum Says:

    hey guys..we all love Bright girl..in fact it was the only koreanovela that I watched from beginning to end and mind you I am currently watching it on line http://www.veoh.com/collection/SSBG/watch/v11759179GK7MnCG you may visit the site…I even dowloaded some tracks on my desktop…Nakakakilig yung 2 even at my age my kilig pa rin sa akin…awesome…sana ipalabas ulit…Unfortunately wala akong makitang DVD nito ngyon sayang noon di ko pa binili…aaaaaaaaaaaaay!

  24. 24 : kuchiki_rose Says:

    yah.! I also like this drama. This is the first Korean drama I had seen. And I could still remember how addicted I am with it. It makes me want to skip my classes.!!

  25. 25 : diefan Says:

    ahhh no english subs yet?!!….

  26. 26 : diefan Says:

    thank you mysoju for putting the link. I appreciate it!

    wow! New and very refreshing to see this type of romantic comedy.
    I really really like this series its pretty funny and hilarious at all time. good chem. on both leading characters.

  27. 27 : rusydan Says:

    this is the drama that make me started to love watching korean drama.i watch it when i was about 12years old and its really give a sweet memory.chaiyok2

  28. 28 : ontak Says:

    good combine romantic n comedy!!

  29. 29 : mutiara Says:

    Jang Na Ra drama! I like her..

  30. 30 : mel Says:

    great movie.. i like it..

  31. 31 : diefan Says:

    I just finished watching ‘thank you’ leading star by Jang Hyuk. in that series he was sooo good actor. Watch ‘Thank You’ you’ll love him there.. too. Jang Hyuk, such a goood actor. Good Luck to you and your career. Thanks.

  32. 32 : nhezzy Says:

    its a nice story but the ending im not satisfied. anyway i like the actor and actress they good together.

  33. 33 : rajuquh Says:

    i really like this movie this since i was child i hope ican watch this on t.v again love it!!!

  34. 34 : ok250682 Says:

    Another must watch drama – Gumiho – Tale of a Fox child. – The picture look scary but actually the drama is not scary but exciting. The actors and actresses including the kids all acted very very well.

    My Girlfriend is a Gumiho – also very nice. YOU WILL KEEP LAUGHING

  35. 35 : louis vuitton Says:

    good combine romantic n comedy!!

  36. 36 : chow Says:

    love this drama way back year 2000!

  37. 37 : wilma Says:

    The story is good but it could have been better though…no special on this series same story for a rich person goes down and up,….but still good job because they were able to be on the top on their time slot…

    Jang nara did good and Jang hyuk doesnt disappointment he is indeed a good actor…..

    aja aja fighting c:

  38. 38 : Nay.ni Says:

    I started watching this drama and feel that it is a nice one.
    And I think this web site is really nice.

  39. 39 : sousou Says:

    I love Jang Na Re she is just amazing, talented actress.

  40. 40 : see Says:

    i like the char Hwang Bo Bae, i think she is funny girl, a bit loud but actually an astute one, on occasion..hehe… i like the scene where she applied make up to Yang Soon, how it was a combination of lemon and pink and Yang Soon’s lips were so shiny, glossily pink! i think Yang Soon is a bit too talkative, but it’s a matter of opinion.. btw, did Jang Hyuk ever had a procedure (cosmetic surgery), or something like that ? i think he looks different in this series compared to his looks in Thank You.

  41. 41 : indie Says:

    i like the char Hwang Bo Bae, i think she is funny girl, a bit loud but actually an astute one, on occasion..hehe… i like the scene where she applied make up to Yang Soon, how it was a combination of lemon and pink and Yang Soon’s lips were so shiny, glossily pink! i think Yang Soon is a bit too talkative, but it’s a matter of opinion.. btw, did Jang Hyuk ever had a procedure (cosmetic surgery), or something like that ? i think he looks different in this series compared to his looks in Thank You.

  42. 42 : andrian Says:

    jang na ra iLove you you beautiful girl and ……jang hyuk you my inspiration……….

  43. 43 : Barb Says:

    love this guy!

  44. 44 : Sa Rang Hae Says:

    Where can I buy this drama? I’ve been looking for this same everywhere but I have not found a copy of this.

  45. 45 : dsd Says:

    Please Watch Successful Story of a Bright Girl Eng Sub

  46. 46 : nadz Says:

    weeeh! Jang Hyuk! U get hotter and hotter as u age. 😉

    Via MebApp.com

  47. 47 : nadz Says:

    Weeeh! Jang Hyuk! U juz get hotter and hotter as u age. I luv dat! 😉

    Via MebApp.com

  48. 48 : nadz Says:

    Jang Hyuk! U juz get hotter and hotter as u age. I luv dat. 😉

    Via MebApp.com

  49. 49 : putri Says:

    I’ve just bought this original DVD few hours ago. I’m gonna watch it soon.

  50. 50 : katie Says:

    i see this film
    it is very funny and very beautiful!
    i veryyyyyyy love jang hyuk!
    he is very beautiful

  51. 51 : 324 Says:

    What is it about Koreans and their cutesy actresses that look like folks? Must be because men are always fantasizing about making out with thirteen year olds, so the women in the main roles need to look like children. I found this to be true in Japan as well. Must be an Asian thing.

  52. 52 : Simon Says:

    First 3-4 episodes are good, then the story went downhill. Anything regarding to the business side is a big joke. Jang Hyuk character remain the same to the last episode: yelling at people and beating people without doing anything useful himself. I am not sure why anyone should like him. As usual, comment here is always “good drama” by others. I am not sure I was watching the same drama.

  53. 53 : [email protected] Says:

    At 2002, this storyline was great guys. I like it at 2002, but now….. of course look boring compare with other drama.

  54. 54 : jennifer Says:

    This drama is absolutely cute and hilarious. I love it when she push Jang Hyuk face to the black bean noodle bowl. The script was great too.

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  57. 57 : azumisyd Says:

    where can i watch nor download this kdrama please give me a link. Thank you!

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