Review: Descendants of the Sun

Review: Descendants of the Sun

Descendants of the Sun series is very close to my heart. During my initial craze in k-dramas, I binge-watched this series. This series contains a whole load of emotions and I can relate it to real life also. I must say it could be the fantasy of someone to have this kind of relationship where you come close then separate mutually and then meet again and so on.

This series is revolve around the relationship between a doctor and a soldier and a soldier-soldier relationship. This series is one of the Most Popular Shows of the year in 2016 named by the Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corporation.


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Yoo Si-jin (Song Joong-ki) is the captain and also his friend Sergeant Seo Dae-young (Jin Goo) in the South Korean Special Force. They both are on the holiday and were enjoying an arcade where they caught a man stealing a motorcycle. Later on. Dae-young found that he lost his mobile which is stolen by the thief who was sent to the hospital due to injury. They went to the hospital to catch the thief where Si-jin meets Dr. Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo) who is the attending doctor to the thief.

When Captain saw the doctor he feels attracted to her. She thinks that he is a member of a criminal gang because the sergeant calls him “Big Boss” which is his call sign. He proves his innocence through army surgeon Yoon Myung-Ju (Kim Ji-won) who is found out to be a rival of hers in medical school. Myung-Ju likes Dae-young from the very start but had to be involved with Si-jin because of their family relationship.

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Si-jin and Mo-yeon start to date but he had to leave for his secret mission without telling her anything. After a few months when they met, she decides to break up with him as it was impossible for them in a relationship due to their professional work. Almost a year later they met in Uruk where they start to get to know each other more and try to understand their personal and professional life.

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Myung-ju and Dae-young’s relationship is a bit complicated due to their professional status. Myung-ju is superior to Dae-young which is why her father couldn’t accept their relationship and things become more awkward between them.

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In Uruk, they went through some ups and downs and they start relying on each other to support each other professionally and personally.

Main Actors

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  • 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 and Pretty one)
  • Jin Goo as Master Sergeant Seo Dae-young (a.k.a. Wolf)
  • Kim Ji-won as First Lieutenant Yoon Myung-ju

Original Soundtrack

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The OSTs of this series are released in two volumes and the songs of this series hit the local charts. Some of the famous songs are –

  • “Everytime” by Chen and Punch
  • “You Are My Everything” by Gummy
  • “Talk Love” by K.Will


A Philippine and Vietnamese series is already released whereas a Chinese adaption is also I talk and it found that a book may also be published based on this series.


 | Review: Descendants of the Sun

If you just start watching K-dramas then I’ve to say that it could be one of them. Your interest in K-dramas could be highly influenced by this. I must say you’ll become addicted to them.

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Hades Amaya is a post graduated and yeah not a teenager. She has been watching korean, chinese, thai and japanese dramas since 2020. She has her own list of all the dramas she had watched. She would like to share her list and reviews and love to have other's suggestions too.

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