Descendants of the Sun – 태양의 후예

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Genre: Action, Romance
Episodes: 16 Episode
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2016-Feb-24 to 2016-Apr-22
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

Synopsis

This drama was fully pre-produced before airing which is a departure from the live-shoot production format that characterizes most Korean dramas.

Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki) is the captain of the special forces. He catches a motorcycle thief with Sergeant Major Seo Dae Young (Jin Goo). The thief is injured during his capture and is sent to the hospital. Dae Young realizes his cellphone was stolen by the thief and goes to the hospital to retrieve his cellphone.

In the emergency room, Shi Jin meets Dr. Kang Mo Yun (Song Hye Kyo) for the first time. He falls in love with her immediately. Mo Yun mistakenly assumes Shi Jin is part of thief’s criminal gang. He proves to her that he is a soldier with the help of army doctor Yoon Myung Joo (Kim Ji Won).

Shi Jin and Mo Yun begin to date, but due to their jobs, their dates don’t go well. Shi Jin takes an order to lead his soldiers on a peacekeeping mission to the fictional country of Urk. Meanwhile, Mo Yun becomes upset that she fails to become a professor due to a colleague’s privileged background. When Shi Jin and Mo Yun meet again, they talk about their views on life and realize how different they are. Shi Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo Yun, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. They say their goodbyes.

Eight months later, Mo Yun rebuffs the sexual advances of hospital chairman Han Suk Won (Tae In Ho) and as a result, is assigned to lead a medical team in Urk. There, Shi Jin and Mo Yun meet again…

Cast

Song Joong Ki as Capt. Yoo Shi Jin
Song Hye Kyo as Dr. Kang Mo Yun
Jin Goo as Senior Seo Dae Young
Kim Ji Won as Surgeon Yoon Myung Joo
Kang Shin Il as Lieutenant General Yoon (Myung Joo’s father)

Kim Byung Chul as Lieutenant Colonel Park Byung Soo
Park Hoon as Sergeant Choi Woo Geun
Choi Woong as Staff Sergeant Gong Chul Ho
Ahn Bo Hyun as Sergeant Im Kwang Nam
Kim Min Suk as Private Kim Ki Bum

Lee Seung Joon as Song Sang Hyun (General Surgeon)
Seo Jung Yun as Ha Ja Ae (ER Nursing Team)
Onew as Lee Chi Hoon (1st year Resident of Thoracic Surgery)
Park Hwan Hee as Choi Min Ji (ER Nurse)

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)

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