Radiant, Dazzling or ‘The Light In Your Eyes,’ is a 2019 K-drama starring Kim Hye Ja, Han Ji Min, Nam Joo Hyuk, Son Ho Jun, Ahn Nae Sang, and Lee Jung Eun. It tells the story of a 26-year-old woman who turns 70 overnight. Radiant is also one of the highest-rated K-dramas.
1. Time Travel
26-year-old Kim Hye Ja (Han Ji Min) has a watch that can turn back time. After recklessly using it and suffering from its effects, Hye Ja vows not to use the watch again. But circumstances make her break this decision. What follows is her leading a 70-year-old woman’s life.
2. A Mixture Of Fantasy And Slice Of Life K-Drama
Hye Ja lives as her 70 year old self and desperately searches for a solution to become young again. This is the fantasy part of the drama. But the drama also showcases everyday problems. For instance, Hye Ja’s junior is about to become a successful news announcer and Hye Ja doesn’t know how to react to this.
3. Kim Hye Ja
Veteran actress Kim Hye Ja plays the role of the 70-year-old Hye Ja. She is the star of this show. She perfectly portrays the struggles one goes through during old age, like not being able to run, and at the same time, she also shows the feelings of a cheerful 26-year-old who wants her life back.
4. Nam Joo Hyuk, Han Ji Min And Son Ho Jun
Han Ji Min has a very significant role, and her acting in the final episodes is very natural. Nam Joo Hyuk plays Lee Joon Ha, an aspiring reporter. This role allows him to display his vast acting skills. Son Ho Jun plays Hye Ja’s brother and entertains the audience with his sense of humor. Hye Ja’s parents and her friends also play their parts perfectly.
5. Realistic Portrayal Of Families
The families in this drama have their set of problems. Hye Ja’s family is close-knit, but they are in need of money. Both the children don’t earn, and the parents try to make as much money as they can. Joon Ha too, has a similar financial condition and lives with his old grandma.
6. Members Of The ‘Elderly Care Centre'
Hye Ja joins an ‘Elderly Care Center’ for Joon Ha and meets various old people. All of them suffer from diseases, and few are not on good terms with their families. But these old men and women try to have their kind of fun and enjoy their time together. Hye Ja tries to keep up with them and often helps them solve their problems.
7. The Life Of The Old
This is one of the emotional aspects of the drama. Radiant talks about the everyday issues of the older generation. It shows how the elders feel dependent on the people around them. It reminds us that we need to take care of them as one day, even we will become old.
Radiant will surely make you cry. But itwill also bring you to tears because of laughing. Whether it’s Kim Young Soo (Son Ho Jun), who lives in his own world and is not bothered about his sister, or the old man who is in love with the 70-year-old Hye Ja, the drama is filled with funny scenes.
9. Hidden Messages
Radiant subtly conveys everything the writers want the viewers to understand. There are new things to learn from every episode. Another highlight is that the whole story is built in such a way that viewers know everything from the beginning, but they can’t predict the ending.
10. A Perfect Weekend Binge
The drama has only 12 episodes. The run-time is around 60-70 minutes per episode. So, if you have three days to spare, this drama must be your first choice. The drama might not be a thriller, but it has its share of cliffhangers. Also, it is an entertaining and meaningful drama to watch with friends and family.