The Moment the Heart Shines (2021) Review


The first teaser for the EBS drama “The Moment the Heart Shines” was released through the official SNS channel. “The Moment the Heart Shines”, which will premiere on September 28, is a youth growth drama that tells the story of seventeen struggling in the digital world.
The teaser opens with the lively appearance of the four actors. Actors Choi Bit-Nara (Choi Ji-su), Seo Joon-young (Oh Jae-woong), Cha Seok-jin (Jung Su-bin), and Han Cho-Hyeon (Shin So-Hyun) appear in a sequence to convey the refreshing atmosphere of the drama. EBS’ self-produced drama “The Moment the Heart Shines”, produced by EBS for the first time in 7 years, will show the friendship and romance of teenagers, while also delivering educational information related to the media world. The production team said that it is expected to show the hearts and sincere voices of young people who want to spread their ‘ego’ to the world, the age at which they want to shine the most through “The Moment the Heart Shines”.

In the second teaser released this time, you can see the fresh and refreshing charm of the characters. The teaser begins with the introduction of Seo Joon-young, an idol from Dingdong High School. Seo Joon-young shows a friendly figure that gives strength to Choi Bit-Nara, saying, “If it’s what you want to do, do it without hesitating.”

Choi Bit-Nara, who appears later, is an innocent and lovely high school student. Bit-Nara Choi was loved as a YouTuber ‘Squeeze’ in school when she was young, but she is deeply hurt by the harshness of the digital world. After she goes to Ding Dong High School, she has a terrible relationship with Seo Joon-young, a popular boy, and brings a “wave” to her school. In the teaser, she shows a 0% appearance of being bullied by her classmates, but she quickly turns into a positive 100% figure, saying, “Aren’t you going to become an idol?”.

Oh Jae-woong takes on the role of Seo Joon-Young, the most popular and perfect boy in school. Perfect grades, more perfect looks are the basics. He is kind to everyone and has a good heart that doesn’t hesitate to help. But behind the laughter, he hides a secret that no one knows.

Jung Su-bin takes on the role of Cha Seok-jin, Choi Bit-Nara’s boyfriend. He is an ordinary boy who is accustomed to spitting jokes rather than kindness, but his indifferent kindness excites him. With Seo Joon-young’s appearance, Choi Bit-Nara begins to worry and undergoes a major change in her heart. In the teaser, Cha Seok-jin appears after Bit Nara, showing off his long-time boyfriend and girlfriend chemistry with Choi Bit-Nara. Although he shows his childhood friend is Choi Bit-Nara and his cute side of quarreling, he reveals a serious face that hastily catches Choi Bit-Nara, arousing viewers’ curiosity.

Han Cho-Hyeon, who appeared last, shows the appearance of a fashion influencer who is well-known from the moment she appeared. Han Cho-Hyeon, who boasts 120,000 followers, is a person who fits the word ‘cool’ with a perfect stature and excellent fashion sense. Cho-Hyeon, the owner of many female fans as well as male fans, transfers to Ding-Dong Highschool and faces a confrontation with Choi Bit-Nara. You can feel Han Cho-Hyeon’s presence in the scene where she gets the attention of her friends from the way she walks.

Bae Yoo-jin then took on the role of Choi Bit-Nara’s old friend Lee Seo-woo. An incisive character who listens to her friend’s concerns better than anyone else and stands out as an adult. Kim A-young also took on the role of Park Ji-Hye, Bit Nara’s old friend. As an Internet searcher, he is an informed person who can see through all the news happening around him.

“The Moment the Heart Shines” is an era where their values are measured by SNS hearts, teenagers who believe that their existence shines brighter in the digital world, acknowledge themselves as they are in their relationships with their friends, and achieve inner growth.

“The Moment the Heart Shines” shows the fresh love and friendship of teenagers and plans to draw a variety of school life. The colorful chemistry between the characters and the romance full of excitement is added, heralding the birth of a thrilling school life drama.


  • Drama: The Moment the Heart Shines
  • Native Title: 하트가 빛나는 순간
  • Also Known As: The Moment of Shining Heart , Hateuga Bichnaneun Sungan , Hateuga Bitchnaneun Sungan
  • Genres: Romance, School, Youth, Drama
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 13
  • Airs: Sep 28, 2021 – Dec 21, 2021
  • Airs On: Tuesday
  • Original Network: EBS
  • Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older