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City of Glass

Title: 유리의 성 / City of Glass
Chinese title : 玻璃之城
Also known as: Glass Castle
Previously known as: 우아한 가족 / Elegant Family
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 51
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2008-Sep-06 to 2009-March-01
Air time: Saturdays & Sundays 20:45 (8:45 Korean time)


Jung Min Joo is a woman from a very tough family background. Her mother had three children with three different fathers. However, she overcomes this in order to become a news announcer. When she first meets Kim Joon Sung, she is annoyed with his continued courtship of her. Eventually, Min Joo marries Joon Sung and her life changes. Her aspirations of becoming a great reporter are put on hold while she copes to her new life as the second daughter-in-law of a rich and influential chaebol family.


Jung family

Yoon So Yi as Jung Min Joo
Lee Hye Sook as Han Yang Suk (Min Joo’s mother)
Lee Han Wie as Son Dong Sik (Min Joo’s step-father)
Han Yeo Reum as Kang Hye Young (Min Joo’s half-sister)
Shin Dong Woo as Son Kang Min (Dong Sik and Yang Suk’s son)

Kim family

Lee Jin Wook as Kim Joon Sung
Park Geun Hyung as Kim Doo Hyung (Joon Sung’s father)
Park Won Sook as Yoon In Kyung (Joon Sung’s mother)
Jang Hyun Sung as Kim Gyu Sung (Joon Sung older brother)
Yang Jung Ah as Oh Yoo Ran (Gyu Sung’s wife)
Yoo Seo Jin as Kim Joon Hee (Joon Sung’s older sister)

Park family

Kim Seung Soo as Park Suk Jin
Jung Jae Soon as Yoon In Suk (Joon Sung’s aunt)
Lee Joo Yeon as Park Seul Ki (Suk Jin’s 8 year old daughter)

Other people

Jung Jin Moo as Jang Tae Soo (Hye Young’s boyfriend)
Kim Sun Hwa as Chun Ok Ja (Tae Soo’s mother)
Song Ji Eun as Song Ji Yeon (Seung Ha’s biological mother)
Yoon Ah Jung as Lee Joo Hee
Jung Da Young as Seo Ye Kyung
Seo Jin Wook as Min Ji Hwan
Yoo Tae Woong as prosecutor Lee Hyung Suk
Lee Sul Goo as hostage taker

Production Credits

Director: Jo Nam Gook (조남국)
Screenwriter: Choi Hyun Kyung (최현경)


2008 SBS Drama Awards: Male Supporting Award – Serial Drama (Lee Han Wie)

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2008-09-06 1 16.6 (3rd) 17.5 (3rd)
2008-09-07 2 18.0 (4th) 18.4 (4th)
2008-09-13 3 13.4 (5th) 13.9 (5th)
2008-09-14 4 13.5 (5th) 14.7 (5th)
2008-09-20 5 18.2 (4th) 19.3 (4th)
2008-09-21 6 16.1 (5th) 16.8 (5th)
2008-09-27 7 17.1 (3rd) 17.8 (3rd)
2008-09-28 8 18.9 (4th) 19.8 (4th)
2008-10-04 9 14.8 (4th) 15.3 (4th)
2008-10-05 10 16.8 (5th) 17.8 (5th)
2008-10-11 11 10.9 (11th) 11.3 (10th)
2008-10-12 12 17.9 (4th) 18.3 (3rd)
2008-10-18 13 15.0 (4th) 15.6 (4th)
2008-10-19 14 20.2 (3rd) 20.2 (3rd)
2008-10-25 15 15.5 (4th) 15.6 (3rd)
2008-10-26 16 16.8 (4th) 17.3 (3rd)
2008-11-01 17 17.9 (3rd) 18.0 (3rd)
2008-11-02 18 20.7 (3rd) 21.1 (3rd)
2008-11-08 19 16.8 (3rd) 16.8 (3rd)
2008-11-09 20 21.9 (3rd) 21.7 (3rd)
2008-11-15 21 16.4 (3rd) 17.0 (3rd)
2008-11-16 22 20.8 (3rd) 21.6 (3rd)
2008-11-22 23 16.7 (3rd) 16.8 (3rd)
2008-11-23 24 19.7 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd)
2008-11-29 25 19.5 (2nd) 20.2 (2nd)
2008-11-30 26 21.5 (4th) 21.8 (3rd)
2008-12-06 27 20.0 (2nd) 20.9 (2nd)
2008-12-07 28 21.9 (4th) 22.9 (2nd)
2008-12-14 29 21.0 (4th) 21.8 (4th)
2008-12-20 30 21.4 (2nd) -
2008-12-21 31 23.0 (3rd) 23.8 (3rd)
2008-12-27 32 21.3 (3rd) 21.3 (3rd)
2008-12-28 33 25.7 (3rd) 25.9 (3rd)
2008-01-03 34 22.9 (2nd) 23.6 (2nd)
2009-01-04 35 23.8 (4th) 24.7 (4th)
2009-01-10 36 24.1 (2nd) 24.6 (1st)
2009-01-11 37 23.5 (3rd) 23.9 (3rd)
2009-01-17 38 20.8 (2nd) 21.2 (2nd)
2009-01-18 39 25.7 (2nd) 26.0 (2nd)
2009-01-24 40 20.1 (2nd) 21.1 (2nd)
2009-01-25 41 17.1 (4th) 17.6 (3rd)
2009-01-31 42 25.0 (2nd) 26.0 (1st)
2009-02-01 43 25.8 (2nd) 27.0 (2nd)
2009-02-07 44 24.8 (2nd) 26.2 (1st)
2009-02-08 45 25.8 (3rd) 26.4 (2nd)
2009-02-14 46 24.3 (1st) 24.8 (1st)
2009-02-15 47 26.1 (2nd) 27.2 (2nd)
2009-02-21 48 26.0 (1st) 26.3 (1st)
2009-02-22 49 26.2 (4th) 26.6 (3rd)
2009-02-28 50 26.0 (1st) 27.4 (1st)
2009-03-01 51 29.6 (2nd) 30.4 (2nd)

Source : TNS Media Korea


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  1. 1 : JungWon Says:

    I’mlooking forward to this new sereies of Lee Jin Wook.. great coz it’s 50 episodes.. his Before & After Plastic Surgery is great, too but was only for 12 episodes.. so I’m excited for this City of Glass series. ^^

  2. 2 : snowangel Says:

    wow… its kinda intresting..
    can’t wait for this.. especially with lee jin wook in..
    hehe. it would be great..

  3. 3 : ann Says:

    What happened to mysoju website! For the past 3 days from 30th August till 2nd september I vannot get through Mysoju. Please advise. Thank you.

  4. 4 : angela Says:

    try www1.mysoju.com

  5. 5 : siu2 Says:

    I wonder if anybody going to sub this drama?

  6. 6 : d"c Says:

    wow, i will wait until the end-it”s best drama, lee jin wook too so cool^^

  7. 7 : meirav Says:

    ya it looks good good cast can’t to see it

  8. 8 : imuyachan Says:

    lee jinwook in it.. it’s a must 4 me to watched it then ^^

  9. 9 : JungWon Says:

    It’s great to learn that this series got 16% in tv rating on it’s first weekend showing.
    Lee Jin Wook fighting!

  10. 10 : JungWon Says:

    Thank goodness I could watch the third episode so fast coz it’s juz been shown this past saturday, right?
    It’s so nice coz I’m missing LJW very much and it’s good to be able to watch him in a new series esp that it’s his birthday tomorrow.
    I wish him the best of health and joy and success in his career. Aja! Lee Jin Wook.

  11. 11 : LeeJinWook Says:

    This is a very great series. Please have the episodes in English Subtitle as soon as possible. Thanks.

  12. 12 : Kang Su Ho Says:

    Please, please have the episodes translated in English ASAP . and can anyone share the ratings.. Surely be appreciated.

  13. 13 : hyejung Says:

    Anyone pls upload this drama asap because i canot watch it through tudou at my home, the drama doesn’t load……can only watch it at my college.

  14. 14 : ting5298 Says:

    any one hv this drama’s tv song

  15. 15 : magsie Says:

    thanks, doubletrouble, for sharing us the internet tv website which I am now enjoying my korean drama series.

  16. 16 : doubletrouble Says:

    No problem! It’s my pleasure.

  17. 17 : kang su ho Says:

    Please, please .. somebody upload episodes 19 and 20 .. it’s friday already and it’s not yet in xiaoli.. hope a good soul could share it already.. would be appreciated a lot.

  18. 18 : Russ Says:

    Anybody knows where can i get the sountrack and for other drama series.


  19. 19 : hotpepper Says:

    Wow. Lee JinWook, awesome. Do some1 know a site with english sub. that I can watch online or download.

  20. 20 : C Says:

    Which website has free viewing of the drama for City of Glass…couldn’t find it on My Soju

  21. 21 : yaw_yaw Says:

    kim jun song…..
    very sweet husband in this new century…..
    can they resist from many obstacles in front of them??
    hope so….
    love this really match couple!!!^^

  22. 22 : doris Says:

    Enjoyed this drama a lot. Like the lead actor as well as the actress. I think they made a perfect couple.
    Would be great if someone could upload the OST. All the songs played I love them.

    Thank you.

  23. 23 : bling2x Says:

    i lpve this drama bec.i can relate with myself……it is nice and romantic…i actors and actress are both good..so keep up the good work guys…………..i know and i’m still hoping that this drama will rise….
    nice job…

  24. 24 : bling2x Says:

    i lpve this drama bec.i can relate with myself……it is nice and romantic…i actors and actress are both good..so keep up the good work guys…………..i know and i’m still hoping that this drama will rise….
    nice job…its meaningful

  25. 25 : bling2x Says:

    i lpve this drama bec.i can relate with myself……it is nice and romantic…i actors and actress are both good..so keep up the good work guys…………..nice job…it is meaningful

  26. 26 : mili Says:

    where can I watch this drama with english sub? please help me!

  27. 27 : humdrum Says:

    Would someone please post #42 through #51? Or is there another site for view this drama? If so, please let me know. Thank you kindly!

  28. 28 : wenya Says:

    can someone tell me where I can watch this series with english subs.. thank you very much.

  29. 29 : Ji Hwan Says:

    does anyone know the ending of this series? I’d really like to know.

  30. 30 : cc Says:

    City of Glass English subbed (up to Ep 4 now)


  31. 31 : Angee Says:

    can someone tell me if this drama is really up to 51 episodes only? cause in this website its 68… thanks to those who will reply..

  32. 32 : cc Says:

    I think Taiwan version has 68 episodes because each episode is around 46 minutes.
    On the other hand, each episode that aired in Korea was around 1 hour and a bit more, so yes this drama has 51 episodes.
    So if you do the maths correctly, it is the same.
    (15mins x 68eps)/60 = 17 hrs
    68-17= 51 episodes

  33. 33 : Razzly Says:

    Where can i watch episode 12 and up with english subs ? thank you!

  34. 34 : hugh mobley Says:

    no episodes since end of November, anyone know when rest of episodes are going to be avail, with english subs

  35. 35 : kysha Says:

    don’t like the ending

  36. 36 : Changmi Says:

    Is this drama worth watching?

  37. 37 : Jay Says:

    I am going crazy, trying to find this drama episodes after 11 .. Viikii was subbing it but stopped without a comment after 11 episodes. Every online site seems to have stopped it after 9 or 11 episodes. It is one of the most intriguing and carefully put together Korean dramas I have seen, with amazing attention to details! .. Yon So Yi is such a natural under-valued actress too. How do I watch past ep 11 .. Even without Eng subtitles is OK .. Please help!

  38. 38 : vivi Says:

    i love the movie in the beginning. it sucks at the end! 🙁 they suppose together. huh!

  39. 39 : Eka Says:

    So dissapointed with the end of this drama..this is the worst ending of korean tv drama that I’ve ever seen..

  40. 40 : lollipop Says:

    This drama is not worth it to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The ending so sucks, pointless!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never watch korean drama such a bad ending like this, so dissapoint watched this drama, worst ending, eveerrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. 41 : mutiara Says:

    it’s interesting, i’m gonna watch this… 😀

  42. 42 : diefan Says:

    ahhh there’s 51 episodes but mysoju show only 9episodes so far.. where can I watch the rest???

  43. 43 : mel Says:

    is it a good drama?

  44. 44 : ade Says:

    i like korean drama…

    i wanna watch this.. ^^

  45. 45 : nining Says:

    i love korean drama..

  46. 46 : kysha Says:

    quite disappointed…..should have a nice fairytale good ending

  47. 47 : chaehye Says:

    I Like this drama but in the end its disappointing.I’d never expect such ending, but on the other hand i think its really happening in real life.

  48. 48 : cindy Says:

    you can watch this in tv 5 channel in Philippines

  49. 49 : loren-saranghae Says:

    ‎​‎​​ЋìK’s°º:'(:(:'(º◦… ‎​ЋìK’s°º:'(:(:'(º◦… the ending unclear

  50. 50 : loren-saranghae Says:

    why the story must eventually end soon anyway??? makes me so mad … really had a lengthy story but the ending is not so clear

  51. 51 : loren-saranghae Says:

    for director, please if you make a story or watch Korean films end of the story and think about the feelings of spectators who watched the drama, do not make mad

  52. 52 : ayra Says:

    toink!who wrote this drama? what a sad story until the end……..the story shows money is powerful than evrything:((((

  53. 53 : ok Says:

    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.
    Jung Kyu & Yeon Yi met the 1st time & catching fire flies at the river side – so sweet
    My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (a comedy) – also very nice.

  54. 54 : Diwata Dragon Says:

    I had to watch this “Glass Castle”.
    Got so involved with the episodes, especially
    Minjoo & Jung Song. I was a bit surprised with it’s ending.
    Since Minjoo & Jung Song blended well
    on the screen. Will there be a part 2? By the way who is
    the writer?
    Thank you!
    Diwata Dragon

  55. 55 : bakut Says:

    I got excited at first in teh movie…but then how sad is the ending….I still want them both together…they really look good…specially joon song..writer should also think of the feelings of those who watch…very frustarting….

  56. 56 : Rae Ji Says:

    I fully agreed with bakut , they can be together …

  57. 57 : eyespeak6 Says:

    this drama was actually good. though I was disappointed with the ending. I wanted them to out win the manipulative father but they end up given in. I hope there’s a part where Minjoo and Joon song will have their second chance

  58. 58 : mieckie Says:

    can someone help me how to download the ost of this drama?
    i searched for it but i can’t download..
    help… :((

  59. 59 : mieckie Says:

    can someone help me how to download the ost of this drama?
    i searched for it but i can’t download..
    help… (

  60. 60 : louis vuitton Says:

    Since Minjoo & Jung Song blended well
    on the screen. Will there be a part 2? By the way who is
    the writer?
    Thank you!
    Diwata Dragon

  61. 61 : ann Says:

    i wish there will be a Glass Castle part 2..i love it but the ending is so sad, why they not back together????please have a part 2..please..

  62. 62 : josh77 Says:

    the drama is good..very well plot..but the ending well so sad that they didnt end together..it shows true love for both lead stars ..but they sacrificed it instead..perhaps theyre love was not meant to be..so just let it be…its an idealistic decision but emotionally [email protected] sigh..i hope and looking forward for a drama with a happy ending so i will watch it with a smile till the end..i like lee jin wok…ur charming…no wonder choi ji woo fell into u..

  63. 63 : camille Says:

    i love the story but at the end i feel mad….. for the writers please next time write a story with a beautiful and happy ending…. just for the expectation of the watchers… because for us we will be more amaze in a happy ending…. that’s my own opinion thank you….

  64. 64 : jhoe Says:

    please make part2 story of glass castle hoping that the ending is happy i want MinJoo & Jung Song be happy together…ill be waiting the part2 of GLASS CASTLE…Godbless

  65. 65 : Ivy Says:

    Glass castle is rich in characters….. However, the ending is soooo sad. I hope that there will be a Glass Castle part 2 soon, and it will have a happy ending.

  66. 66 : razzly Says:

    i started watching this drama 2 years ago, and then for some reason they stopeed posting episodes from after episode 9…. but everyone here somehow watched it :S where can i watch the rest of this drama in english subs? 🙁
    id really appreciate if i get response! 🙂

  67. 67 : shaine Says:

    sana hindi matapos ang movie ninyo mag pakaylanman sana hindi matapus

  68. 68 : mj Says:

    aww im disappointed to the ending…i want a happy ending

  69. 69 : iwillalwaysbeunknowntoyou Says:

    i wish it was a happier ending…joon song should be with min-joo…why did they divorce…???that’s so sad…they really looked good…and then suk jin with joon-hee

  70. 70 : mitch Says:

    The ending was so sad and heartbreaking.. The 2nd to the last episode was the most crying episode in Glass Castle (City Of Glass). When Min-Joo talked to Joon Song about their relationship, I was hoping that Joon Song agreed with Min-Joo that they gt back their relationship. This drama made me cry. Joon Song and Min-Joo should be back together, and Suk Jin with Joon-Hee as well.

  71. 71 : grace s. Says:

    i love this drama. one of many korean drama that made me cry. Ending was so sad. They should be together.

  72. 72 : gracie Says:

    For me, I think the ending was most “realistic”. S

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  74. 74 : coralou Says:

    i felt bad that kim joon sung & jung min joo has to part ways because of joon sung’s family.

  75. 75 : rzl Says:

    Which site can i watch this full drama on with eng subs please?

  76. 76 : lee man wook Says:

    love him so much Lee Jin Wook..
    Y his drama always sad ending??
    Like B&A plastic surgery also he didn’t end up together with the heroin..

    I need happy ending story.. I can’t stand this!! Please make GC season 2~~~I would wait it!!!!!!!!!!!!! forever.. jeongmal

    cheowayae Lee Jin Wook.. Saranghabnida ^^

  77. 77 : baby Says:

    please i really hope for part 2 and also happy ending. please please please.

  78. 78 : jay Says:

    director please consider about part 2. Let them end up together. happy end will make all of us happy.

  79. 79 : jay Says:

    director please consider part 2. please give us happy ending , all i want is let them together.

  80. 80 : pan asian Says:

    unsatisfied with the ending.how does money overpower everything..and why the world is accepting that kind of a parent..give us a happier ending in glass castle2..

  81. 81 : Rai Says:

    The plot was full of unexpected twists and suspense and emotionally-stirring situations until the very end, which was awful, in my opinion. I suppose the writers were aiming to really ingrain the harshness of reality into the viewers or to conjure a wholly surprising ending. I think the main couple had great potential to be married out of true love, but they divorced due to misunderstanding and unjustified familial devotions. In the end, money overpowered love. Depressing. Just not my taste.

  82. 82 : she Says:

    it’s a really nice drama, except for the ending!!! i want lee jin wook to have a sweet ending!!!

  83. 83 : subby Says:

    Can anyone give me a plot for the ending????? :(( its seem a sad story, right?

  84. 84 : hanslovers Says:

    for those who had watched this drama, is there any kissing scene or romantic scene between yoon so yi and lee jin wook? please answer me.

  85. 85 : Helen Says:

    The ending sucks the whole story which has already perfect and the sacrifices of kim jun sung. What’s the point of his sacrifices to min ju along the story? They are really love each other, but why, script writer? Dont they have rights to be a happy couple? The ending is making me dissapointed

  86. 86 : marsheen Says:

    i agreed to those request.i am also one of those fans of korean dramas
    please grant our request. how can money win over true love if the 2 person involved really love each other?
    please make part two

  87. 87 : angley11 Says:

    can i know where to watch this drama with subtitle?

  88. 88 : mei Says:

    bisa tau bagaimana cara nonton online drama ini?
    yang ada english subtitlenya…
    pusing carinya…semua sampai episode 20 saja…:'(

  89. 89 : bj Says:

    The whole drama written well except for the ending. Very Frustrating!!!

  90. 90 : aliya Says:

    i cant watch the whole episode. Very Frustrating. I want to watch online but screen blank.

  91. 91 : garette Says:

    where can i watch this drama, its frustrating coz i buy cd of this but on episode 45 not working…..plssssssssssss

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