Descendants of the Sun Drama Review

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“Descendants of the Sun or some of the viewers likes to call it “DOTS” for short is a film directed by Lee Eung-Bok (이응복) and Baek Sang-hoon (백상훈). It was aired from February to April 2016 on KBS2 or Korean Broadcasting Show. This Drama's Genre are Romance, Melodrama, Action and Comedy. The schedule of DOTS is every Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (Korean Standard Time) and this drama contains 16 episodes. Descendants of the Sun is a South Korean Drama starring Song Joong-Ki (송중기), Song Hye-kyo (송혜교), Jin Goo (진구), and Kim Ji-won (김지원).


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Director Lee Eung-Bok (이응복) was also the one who directed the School 2013, Dream High and Dream High 2, he is also the one who directed the current highest rating drama in myasiantv site the “Goblin” (도깨비) starring Gong Yoo (from Train To Busan), Lee Dong-Wook, Kim Go-Eun, Yook Sung-Jae and Yoo In-Na, which started airing on December 2, 2016 and still ongoing on cable network tvN or Total Variety Network every Fridays and Saturdays at 20:00 (Korean Standard Time). Director Baek Sang-hoon (백상훈) was also the one who directed the famous drama "Who are you: School 2015" starring Kim So-HyunNam Joo-Hyuk, and Yook Sung-Jae.


“Goblin” (도깨비) and "Who are you: School 2015" poster

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(back to Descendants of the Sun hehe)


Descendants of the Sun is about Captain Yoo Si-Jin (Song Joong-ki) who is the captain of a South Korean Special Forces unit and Dr. Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo) who is a cardiothoracic specialist who works at Haesung Hospital. They first met in Haesung hospital when Captain Yoo Si-Jin and Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young (Jin Goo) caught a motorcycle thief and during his capture the thief was injured so Yoo Si-Jin and Seo Dae-Young brought him to the hospital to treat him. While Captain Yoo Si-Jin and Sergeant Major Seo Dae-Young was in the Hospital Yoo Si-Jin met Dr. Kang Mo-Yeon who is the one in charge of the thief and falls inlove with her immediately. I will not spoil the whole movie so I’ll just give you the plot (hehe).


Characters in the Drama


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Also known as "Big Boss" he is the leader of the Alpha Team, his teammates are Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young or "Wolf", Staff Sergeant Choi Woo-geun or "Snoopy", Staff Sergeant Gong Cheol-ho or "Harry Potter", Staff Sergeant Class Im Gwang-nam or "Piccolo". Yoo Si-jin's Family has a Military Background, his father is a retired Sergeant Major and he respects his father a lot. 

In this Drama Big Boss is inlove with Doctor Kang Mo-yeon and is having a hard time dating her because almost everytime they meet Captain Yoo Si-jin has to go because of his job.



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Also known as "Beauty" she is a cardiothoracic specialist who works at Haesung Hospital. Her Medical Team includes Lee Chi-hoon or “Handsome Spaceman “ a 1st year resident of Thoracic Surgery, Song Sang-hyun who is a General Surgeon, Ha Ja-ae who is at the ER Nursing Team and Choi Min-ji a ER Nurse.


  • Jin Goo as Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young


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Also known as "Wolf" he is a member of the Alpha Team. He is a soldier even thought he is not working because he still walks and acts like a soldier even when his on vacation. Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young is inlove with First Lieutenant Yoon Myeong-ju. they are both inlove with each other but Lieutenant Yoon Myeong-ju's father doesnt like their relationship.



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First Lieutenant Yoon Myeong-ju is the daughter of  the Commander of the South Korean Special Forces Brigade, Lieutenant General Yoon. She is an Army Doctor. She met Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young when she had her internship at Haesung Hospital.

She is also having a hard time in dating Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young because her father is against their relationship but even though her father is against them, she did not give up on her love for Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young.


Soldiers in the Drama


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He is the father of First Lieutenant Yoon Myeong-ju and is against her daughter's relationship with Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young. He is also known as "Yellow Tiger".

He is a Lieutenant Colonel.

He was the thief that both Captain Yoo Si-jin and Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young captured. He is the Private First Class Kim Gi-bum.

He is a member of the Alpha Team, also known as "Snoopy" and he is a Staff Sergeant. 

He is also a member of the Alpha team, also known as "Piccolo" and he is a Staff Sergeant Class.

He is also a member of the Alpha Team, also known as "Harry Potter" and he is also a Staff Sergeant.


Medical Team in the Drama


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He is a doctor in Haesung Hospital. He is a General Surgeon, he has a crush on Ha Ja-ae for a long time.

She is a member of ER(Emergency Room) Nursing Team at Haesung Hospital. She also has feelings for Song Sang-hyun.

  • Onew as Lee Chi-hoon

He is also known as "Handsome Spaceman". He is a 1st year resident of Thoracic Surgery at Haesung Hospital. 

She is a ER(Emergency Room) Nurse at Haesung Hospital.

She is Doctor Kang Mo-yeon best friend at the hospital. She is a Pathology Specialist at Haesung Hospital.



Song Joong-ki as Captain Yoo Si-jin

He was born on September 19, 1985. He had already finished his mandatory military service. He participated in the Dramas  Sungkyunkwan Scandal on 2010, The Innocent Man on 2012, and one of the most successful Korean melodrama of all time A Werewolf Boy on 2012.

Song Hye-kyo as Doctor Kang Mo-yeon

She was born on November 22, 1981. She partiipated in the Dramas  Autumn in My Heart on 2000, Full House on 2004,That Winter, the Wind Blows on 2013 and many more.

Jin Goo as Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young

Ji Goo was born on July 20, 1980. He won Best Supporting Role way back 2009. He is married to Kim Ji-Hye.

Kim Ji-won as First Lieutenant Yoon Myeong-ju 

She is a South Korean Actress and she filmed many commercial films already. She was born on October 19, 1992

Kim Min-suk as Kim Gi-bum

Kim Min-suk (김민석) is a South Korean Actor and was born on January 24, 1990. He was also in the Dramas Shut Up Flower Boy Band on the year 2012 and Who Are You: School 2015 (2015)

Onew as Lee Chi-hoon

He is a South Korean Singer and Actor. He was born on December 14, 1989. Onew is only his stage name and his real name is Lee Jin-ki (이진기). He is a member of the famous boy band Shinee. In their group there are five members named Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin. He is one of the lead vocalist in their group. 






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