Golden Rainbow

Promotional poster

Also known asGold Rainbow
Written by
  • Son Young-mok
  • Cha Yi-young
Directed by
  • Kang Dae-sun
  • Lee Jae-jin
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes41
Executive producerChoi Won-seok
Running time80 minutes
Production companyMay Queen Pictures
Original networkMBC TV
Original releaseNovember 2, 2013 –
March 30, 2014
External links
Production website

Golden Rainbow (Korean황금 무지개; RRHwanggeum Mujigae) is a 2013 South Korean television drama series starring Uee, Jung Il-woo, Cha Ye-ryun and Lee Jae-yoon. It aired on MBC from November 2, 2013 to March 30, 2014 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:55 for 41 episodes.[1]


Adopted and raised by the same father, seven orphans grew up together as a family in a town near the ocean. With the bond between them even stronger than that of blood-related siblings, they experience hardships together and struggle to succeed in the marine products industry. It mainly revolves around a girl who was kept away from her mother by her fathers mother. The mother asks her long time friend to steal her back. So he did. He got caught and went to prison for 6 years. The girl is back with the grandmother but 6 years later at an amusement park, she is kidnapped. She later on escapes and finds home with a boy and his grandmother. The grandmother later on dies and the longtime friend that stole her back the first time finds them trying to steal fish but keeps them as his own kids. He adds on 5 more kids later after them.


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Kim Han-joos family
Seo Jin-kis family
  • Park Won-sook as Kang Jung-shim
  • Ji Soo-won as Jang Mi-rim
  • Jae Shin as Seo Tae-young
    • Lee Seung-ho as teenage Tae-young
Chun Eok-jos family
Extended cast
  • Lee Won-pal as Park Woong
  • Lee Hee-jin as Park Hwa-ran
  • Lee Dae-yeon as Kim Jae-soo
  • Seo Hyun-chul as Kang Dong-pal
  • Kim Dae-ryung as Jo Kang-doo
  • Choi Dae-sung as Officer Lee
  • Park Chung-seon as class president
  • Ji Young-woo as hotelier
  • Lee Seung-won as homeroom teacher
  • Park Woo-chun as Jung Jae-hong
  • Yoo Ara as Young-wons secretary
  • Lee Seung-ho as Seo Tae-yeong
  • Kang Hyun-jung as female investigator
  • Kim Ki-joon as Oh Kwang-hyuk
  • Kang Ji-won as Oh Eun-ji
  • Shim Ho-sung as employee at fish farm
  • Kim Kwang-in as chief prosecutor

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
MBC Drama Awards[11]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Jung Il-woo Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Uee Won
Golden Acting Award, Actor Kim Sang-joong Won
2014 9th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Drama Golden Rainbow Nominated
Outstanding Korean Drama OST The Moon Cries - Ulala Session Nominated
Only You - Kim Jang-hoon Nominated

International broadcast[edit]


  1. ^ Golden Rainbow Key Points to Enjoy the Drama. MBC Global Media. November 12, 2013. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Lee, Eun-ah (August 22, 2013). After Schools U-ie in Talks for New Weekend Drama. TenAsia. Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  3. ^ Lee, Sun-min (August 23, 2013). Uee considers drama lead. Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  4. ^ Interview: Golden Rainbow Uee as the heroine. MBC GlobalMedia. November 12, 2013. Archived from the original on July 3, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  5. ^ Jung, Ji-won (April 5, 2014). Interview: After Schools Uee Speaks Up on Acting as an Idol. enewsWorld. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Uee Having Fun Learning the Ropes as an Actress. The Chosun Ilbo. April 12, 2014. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
  7. ^ Lee, Sun-min (October 30, 2013). Golden Rainbow actors meet child stars. Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Lee, Cory (October 15, 2013). Jung Il-woo to Pair Up with U-ie in New Drama. TenAsia. Archived from the original on April 18, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Interview: Golden Rainbow Jung Il-woo. MBC Global Media. November 15, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  10. ^ a b Lee, Min-ji (April 12, 2014). Interview: Jung Il Woo Says the Gap Period Became His Flesh and Blood. enewsWorld. Archived from the original on April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  11. ^ Lee, Cory (December 31, 2013). Ha Ji-won Receives Top Honor at 2013 MBC Drama Awards. 10Asia. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  12. ^ チョン・イル×ユイ(AFTERSCHOOL)主演「黄金の虹」が10/1(水)から日本初放送!│韓国俳優・女優│韓国ドラマ・韓流ドラマ 韓国芸能ならワウコリア|WoW!korea(ワウ!コリア). October 2014.
  13. ^ (in Thai). Golden Rainbow ทอรักสีรุ้ง – ซีรีย์เกาหลี. October 9, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2015.

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