Sandglass (1995)

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Sandglass is a South Korean television series considered one of the most significant and highest-rated Korean dramas in history. Written by Song Ji-na and directed by Kim Jong-hak, it aired on SBS in 1995 in 24 episodes.

A depiction of the tragic relationship among three friends affected by the political and civilian oppression of 1970s and 1980s Korea, the series mixed politics, melodrama, action, and great acting. It recorded a peak rating of 64.5%, the third highest of all time, and launched its leading trio of Choi Min-soo, Go Hyun-jung, and Park Sang-won into stardom. Its reenactment of the Gwangju Massacre remains one of the most realistic, devastatingly powerful, and unforgettable moments in Korean TV history.

Series Cast

  1. Choi Min-soo as Park Tae-soo

    Choi Min-soo

    Park Tae-soo

    24 Episodes

  2. Ko Hyun-jung as Yoon Hye-rin

    Ko Hyun-jung

    Yoon Hye-rin

    24 Episodes

  3. Park Sang-won as Kang Woo-suk

    Park Sang-won

    Kang Woo-suk

    24 Episodes

  4. Lee Jung-jae as Baek Jae-hee

    Lee Jung-jae

    Baek Jae-hee

    24 Episodes

  5. Park Geun-hyung as President Yoon

    Park Geun-hyung

    President Yoon

    24 Episodes

  6. Kim Jong-gyeol

    Lawyer Min

    24 Episodes

  7. Nam Seong-hoon

    Jang Do-shik

    24 Episodes

  8. Lee Seung-yeon as Reporter Shin

    Lee Seung-yeon

    Reporter Shin

    24 Episodes

  9. Kim Young-ae as Tae-soo's mother

    Kim Young-ae

    Tae-soo's mother

    24 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1995 | 24 Episodes

Season 1 of Sandglass premiered on January 9, 1995.

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Original Name 모래時計

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Korean


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