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Descendants of the Sun

Descendants of the Sun (태양의 후예, Taeyangui Huye), is a 2016 South Korean drama produced by Next Entertainment World. It was aired in South Korea by KBS2 from February 24, 2016 to April 22, 2016.

Descendants of the Sun poster

“Descendants of the Sun” poster

Basic information

Original title (Korean): 태양의 후예
Phonetic title: Taeyangui Huye
English title: Descendants of the Sun
Language: Korean
Country: KR South Korea
Runtime: 45 minutes
No. of episodes: 16 + 3
Genre: Romantic drama, Action drama
Director: Lee Eung-bok, Baek Sang-hoon
Scriptwriter: Kim Eun-sook, Kim Won-seok
Producer: Ham Young-hoon, Yoo Jong-seon, Park Woo-ram
Executive producer: Bae Kyung-soo
Production company: Next Entertainment World
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: February 24, 2016 – April 22, 2016

Plot

Yoo Si-jin (Song Joong-ki) is the captain of a South Korean Special Forces unit. He catches a motorcycle thief, Kim Gi-beom (Kim Min-seok), with Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young (Jin Goo). The thief is injured during his capture and therefore sent to the hospital. Dae-young realizes his cellphone was stolen by the thief and goes to the hospital along with Si-jin to retrieve his cellphone.

In the emergency room, Si-jin meets Dr. Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo) for the first time, and is instantly attracted to her. Mo-yeon mistakenly assumes Si-jin is part of the thief's criminal gang, due to his nickname "Big Boss", which is actually his call sign. He proves to her that he is a soldier with the help of army surgeon Yoon Myeong-ju (Kim Ji-won).

Si-jin and Mo-yeon begin to date, but due to their jobs, their dates are often interrupted halfway. Si-jin receives orders to lead his soldiers on a peacekeeping mission in the fictional country of Urk. Meanwhile, Mo-yeon is upset because she failed to become a professor due to a colleague's privileged background. When Si-jin and Mo-yeon meet again, they talk about their views on life and realize how different they are. Si-jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives while Mo-yeon, as a doctor, honors the Hippocratic Oath and tries to save lives. Due to this difference in viewpoints on life, they agree to part ways. Dae-young, on the other hand, faces a dilemma on whether to continue with his relationship with Myeong-ju or risk being removed from the army by Myeong-ju's father.

Eight months later, Mo-yeon rebuffs the sexual advances of the hospital director and as a result is assigned to lead a medical team to Urk. There, Si-jin and Mo-yeon meet again. Through their encounters in Urk—an earthquake and an epidemic—their love for each other grows stronger. While in Urk, Mo-yeon accidentally confesses her feelings (much to the amusement of their respective teams) and the two officially start dating.

Back in Korea, the two of them continue their dates until Si-jin and Dae-young are sent on an operation in which they disappear and are assumed to be dead. Months pass, and Mo-yeon mourns his death, deciding to commemorate his passing with a volunteer trip to Albania. This is where Si-jin eventually finds her after he and Dae-young are rescued from captivity by "a friend from afar", a soldier from North Korea whom Si-jin had helped save earlier. Si-jin and Mo-yeon along with Myeong-ju and Dae-young are all happily reunited with each other.

Some scenes in Descendants of the Sun - 1

Some scenes in Descendants of the Sun - 2

Some scenes in Descendants of the Sun - 3

Some scenes in Descendants of the Sun - 4

Some scenes in Descendants of the Sun - 5

Some scenes in “Descendants of the Sun”

Cast

Main cast

  • Song Joong-ki as Captain Yoo Si-jin (a.k.a. Big Boss)
  • Song Hye-kyo as Doctor Kang Mo-yeon (a.k.a. Beauty)
  • Jin Goo as Sergeant First Class Seo Dae-young (a.k.a. Wolf)
  • Kim Ji-won as First Lieutenant Yoon Myeong-ju

Alpha Team Members

  • Park Hoon as Staff Sergeant Choi Woo-geun (a.k.a. Snoopy)
  • Choi Woong as Staff Sergeant Gong Cheol-ho (a.k.a. Harry Potter)
  • Ahn Bo-hyun as Staff Sergeant Class Im Gwang-nam (a.k.a. Piccolo)

Haesung Hospital Medical Services Team

People at Haesung Hospital

  • Hyun Jyu-ni as Pyo Ji-soo (Pathology Specialist)
  • Tae In-ho as Han Suk-won (Chairman of Haesung Hospital)
  • Park Ah-in as Kim Eun-ji (Thoracic Surgery Specialist)
  • Jo Woo-ri as Jang Hee-eun (1st Year Resident of Anesthesiology)

Tae Baek Army

  • Kang Shin-il as Lieutenant General Yoon Gil-joon (a.k.a. Yellow Tiger) (Myeong-ju's father)
  • Kim Byeong-cheol as Lieutenant Colonel (later promoted to Colonel) Park Byung-soo
  • Kim Min-seok as Private First Class Kim Ki-bum (later promoted to Staff Sergeant as seen in ep 16)

Uruk area

Cameos

Trailer

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