The Awl

The Awl (2015)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Creator: Kim Sok-yun
  • First Air Date: 2015-10-24
  • Last Air Date: 2015-11-29
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 12
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Production Country: South Korea
  • Networks: JTBC
  • Director: Kim Sok-yun
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The drama tells the story of average workers, who silently work hard on each one’s own task. They finally pull together as a team to fight through a difficult and unfair situation. Lee Soo-In has the kind of temperament where he has to do the right thing no matter what. After his discharge from the military, he finds work at a large retail market. One day, his boss orders him to fire temporary employees at the store. Lee Soo-In refuses to do so and decides to join the labor union. He and the temporary employees struggle against unfair dismissals. The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name, which is in turn inspired by real-life events that transpired in 2002 when union workers were unfairly fired from large supermarket chain Carrefour, and fought back.

  • Keywords: labor strike, labor rights, based on webcomic or webtoon
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    The Awl Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2015-10-24
    12 Episodes

    The Awl Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 160 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 260 min
    Season 1Episode 3Episode 360 min
    Season 1Episode 4Episode 460 min
    Season 1Episode 5Episode 560 min
    Season 1Episode 6Episode 660 min
    Season 1Episode 7Episode 760 min
    Season 1Episode 8Episode 860 min
    Season 1Episode 9Episode 960 min
    Season 1Episode 10Episode 1060 min
    Season 1Episode 11Episode 1160 min
    Season 1Episode 12Episode 1260 min
    • Ji Hyun-woo

      as Lee Soo-In
    • Ahn Nae-sang

      as Goo Go-Shin
    • Hyun Woo

      as Joo Gang-Min
    • Yesung

      as Hwang Joon-Chul
    • Park Si-Hwan

      as Nam Dong-Hyub
    • Kim Ga-eun

      as Moon So-Jin
    • Kim Hee-won

      as Jung Min-Chul
    • Kim Joong-ki

      as Manager Kim
    • Lee Jung-eun

      as Kim Jung-Mi
    • Lee Bong-ryeon

      as Mi Ran
    Writing Lee Nam-kyu Writer
    Directing Kim Sok-yun Director
    Writing Kim Soo-jin Writer
    Writing Choi Gyu-seok Original Story
    Directing Im Hyeon-wook Co-Director