Like Flowers in Sand (2023) K-Drama

Kim Baek Doo is a member of the ssireum team for the Geosan County Office and does ssireum, a traditional Korean fighting sport.

like flower in the sand

An new South Korean TV show called Like Flowers in Sand (Korean: 륨잘에도 꽀읃 햀다) stars Jang Dong-yoon, Lee Ju-myoung, Yoon Jong-seok, Kim Bo-ra, Lee Jae-joon, and Lee Joo-seung. The first episode will air on December 20, 2023, and every Wednesday and Thursday at 21:00 (KST) on ENA.


DramaLike Flowers in Sand / The Sand Flower (2023)
Hangul모래에도 꽃이 핀다
DirectorKim Jin-Woo
WriterWon Yoo-Jung
No. of Episodes12
Release DateDecember 20, 2023
GenreMystery, Comedy, Romance, Youth
RuntimeWednesday, Thursday
CountrySouth Korea

Like Flowers in Sand (2023): Story

Kim Baek Doo is a member of the ssireum team for the Geosan County Office and does ssireum, a traditional Korean fighting sport. Baek Doo was born into a well-known sireum family as the youngest son. They used to think of him as a genius like a sumo wrestler, but now they don’t. He’s thinking about giving up the sport for good.

Baek Doo meets his old friend Oh Yoo Kyung one day, and his life takes a big turn. Yoo Kyung and Baek Doo went to Geosan County together and grew up there. She starts to work as the head of the management team for the ssireum team, which is about to break up.

At the same time, they have people around them like Joo Mi Ran, the mystery owner of a cafe, and Min Hyun Wook, who just shows up in Geosan County out of the blue and fits right in. Kwak Jin Soo, the new coach of the ssireum team, and Cho Seok Hee, Baek Doo’s best friend and police officer, are also there.

Like Flowers in Sand (2023): Cast

Main Characters:

#1) Jang Dong-yoon as Kim Baek-doo

#2) Lee Ju-myoung as Oh Yoo-kyung

#3) Yoon Jong-seok as Min Hyun-wook

#4) Kim Bo-ra as Joo Mi-ran

#5) Lee Jae-joon as Kwak Jin-soo

#6) Lee Joo-seung as Jo Seok-hee

Supporting Characters:

  • Choi Moo-sung as Kim Tae-baek
  • Woo Hyun as Park Pil-doo
  • Jang Young-nam as Ma Jin-sook
  • Hwang Seok-jeong as Lim Hyun-ja
  • Jang Hee-jung as Ahn Hyun-jin
  • Seo Jeong-yeon as Chu Mi-sook
  • Ahn Chang-hwan as Lee Kyung-moon

Why I Watch This TV Show?

Here are some reasons why you might enjoy watching “Like Flowers in Sand (2023)”:

  • Unique Storyline: The story is unique because it is about ssireum, a traditional Korean wrestling sport. This is not a common theme in Korean shows.
  • Strong Cast: Jang Dong Yoon, Lee Joo Myung, and Kim Bo Ra are just a few of the talented players in the drama who bring their roles to life.
  • Friendship and Romance: The drama is about Baek Doo and Yoo Kyung, who used to be friends as kids and get back together after being apart for years. It also has two other characters who are starting to like each other.
  • Mystery and Intrigue: The drama has a lot of strange characters, like Joo Mi Ran, the owner of a cafe. These characters make the story more interesting.
  • Humor:  Some funny parts of the play break up the more serious themes and make the audience laugh.