ABOUT DRAMA: Descendants of the Sun
Descendants of the Sun (Hangul: 태양 의 후예; RR: Taeyangui Huye) is a 2016 Korean drama starring Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Jin Goo, and Kim Ji-won. The series aired on KBS2 from February 24 to April 14, 2016 for 16 episodes. After that, KBS aired 3 more special episodes from April 20 to April 22, 2016, including the drama's highlights and best scenes, the drama's production, behind the scenes. , the actors' comments and the final ending.
The film was a huge hit in Korea, where it garnered the highest rating of 38.8%. It has received a number of awards, such as winning the Daesang award in the drama category at the 52nd Baeksang Art Awards, and was named the most popular show of the year by Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corporation.
The show was broadcast across Asia, where it was hugely popular and was noted for an increase in tourists visiting Korea. The remake has also been broadcast in the Philippines and Vietnam, and a remake is scheduled in China.
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Descendants of the Sun 2016 mainly revolves around two characters Yoo Shi Jin and Kang Mo Yeon played by Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo respectively. Yoo Shi Jin is the captain of the United Nations peacekeeping force. Meanwhile, Kang Mo Yeon is a member of Doctors Without Borders. When they first met and cooperated, Shi Jin and Mo Yeon often had conflicts. However, the relationship between them gradually improved. Through many times of rushing into dangerous places, the two have realized their feelings for each other. Shi Jin and Mo Yeon's love story is a highlight, promising to bring many interesting emotions to viewers. The film is a story interweaving difficult reality about wartime life with a romantic love story between a military doctor and a soldier in a foreign land. The combination of "Secret" director Lee Eun Bok and golden screenwriter Kim Eun Sook of "The Heirs" increased fans' anticipation.
- Song Joong-ki as Captain Yoo Si-jin (Nickname: Big Boss - Big Boss) (Later promoted to Major in the last episode)
As the captain of Alpha Squad, platoon leader Tae Baek, was part of the special mission of the 707th battalion, an elite soldier in the force unit of the Republic of Korea. He is a soldier living with the rules of the army. At the same time, he also has physical strength, military skills in the Army Officer school and quick wit, making the Captain a perfect soldier. Yoo Si-jin's thought is that beautiful people, old people and children deserve protection. He thinks that common sense to be wrong is still wrong even with a gun pointed at his head. For Yoo Si-jin, all are part of the love for the country and the honor of being a soldier. He is very confident that he will survive every mission. He likes to joke, to be funny depending on the situation. According to an episode that Yoo Si-jin was born in 1983, blood type A, is Pisces.
- Song Hye-kyo as Doctor Kang Mo-yeon (Nickname: Beauty - Beauty)
Is the main surgeon at Hae Sung Hospital and a member of Doctors Without Borders. She is an assertive person with great abilities but always "locked" herself in the operating room. Also, the reason Dr. Kang chose Medicine is because she is good at Mathematics. She is a person who works by self-set principles, and is not easily influenced by her emotions. Overall, she is a perfect human being, with the ability to talk a lot and not be afraid to admit her mistakes.
- Jin Goo as Sergeant Seo Dae-young (Nickname: Wolf - Wild Wolf)
As the deputy captain of Alpha Squad, the vice platoon leader of Tae Baek's corps. He always felt like himself when wearing his military uniform, not a citizen. His heart always follows the thought of protecting his family and his homeland with his own hands. He is experienced in dealing with disasters. Since active in the military is more relaxed than chattering, he doesn't know how to be himself. However, in the heart of this sharp soldier was a deeper kiss than anyone.
- Kim Ji-won as Lieutenant Yoon Myung-joo
A strong soldier, but always flinching for a man. She is not only a soldier, but also a military medical officer. She is also the daughter of Commander-in-Chief Yoon. She followed in her father's footsteps to join the Military Academy before going through her internship at Hae Sung Hospital with senior Kang Mo-yeon. During her first mission, she met a Sergeant Sergeant Seo Dae-young. For the first time, she regretted being a soldier, but did not falter and left the army. She is honest with her feelings to protect her love for Seo Dae-young. She is always ready to face all immediate dangers and dares to face all challenges.
Alpha team member
- Park Hoon as Sergeant Choi Woo-geun (Nickname: Snoopy) (Bomber specialist and the only married member of Alpha group)
- Choi Woong as Corporal Gong Cheol-ho (Nickname: Harry Potter)
- Ahn Bo-hyun as Sergeant Lim Gwang-nam (Nickname: Piccolo)
Medical service team of Haesung Hospital
- Onew as Lee Chi-hoon (Nickname: Handsome Spaceman - Handsome Spaceman) (First-year intern in anesthesia)
- Lee Seung-joon as Song Sang-hyun (General Surgeon)
- Seo Jeong-yeon as Ha Ja-ae (Senior nurse ER)
- Park Hwan-hee as Choi Min-ji (Nurse ER)
- People at the Haesung hospital
- Hyun Jyu-ni as Pyo Ji-soo (Pathologist)
- Tae In-ho as Han Suk-won (President of Haesung Hospital)
- Park Ah-in as Kim Eun-ji (Chest Surgery)
- Jo Woo-ri as Jang Hee-eun (First-year intern in anesthesia, doctor's wife Lee Ji-hoon
Nielsen's statistics show that Descendants of the Sun kicked off with a 2-digit rating, not long after the movie exceeded 20% in the third episode and 30.4% to episode 9.
The 30% passing rating makes the film the first mini series in the past 4 years to achieve this feat. Most of the audience age to watch movies from 20 to 30, even teenagers.
16 episodes aired in a month and a half, Descendants of the Sun have 12 ratings setting records, most of each episode increased the rating. This job impresses in the past Korean dramas and promises to be difficult for any movie to pass.