DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN




Drama: Descendants of the Sun
Revised romanization: Taeyangui Hooye
Hangul: 태양의 후예


Network: KBS2
Episodes: 16
Release Date: February 24 - April 14, 2016 (special: April 20, 21, and 22, 2016)
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

PLOT

Yoo Si-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, Si-jin meets Dr. Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo) for the first time. He falls in love with her immediately. Mo-yeon mistakenly assumes Si-jin is part of thief's criminal gang. He proves to her that he is a soldier with the help of army doctor Yoon Myeong-joo (Kim Ji-won).

Si-jin and Mo-yeon begin to date, but due to their jobs, their dates don't go well. Si-jin takes an order to lead his soldiers on a peacekeeping mission to the fictional country of Uruk. Meanwhile, Mo-yeon becomes upset that she fails 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 realise how different they are. Si-jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo-yeon, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. They say their goodbyes.

Eight months later, Mo-yeon 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 Uruk. There, Si-jin and Mo-yeon meet again and fall in love again.

CAST

Main Cast
Song Joong-ki as Captain Yoo Shi Jin (aka Big Boss)
Song Hye-kyo as Doctor Kang Mo Yeon (aka Beauty)
Kim Ji-won as First Lieutenant Yoon Myung Ju
Jin Goo as Sergeant Major Seo Dae Young (aka Wolf)
Kang Shin-il as Lieutenant General Yoon (aka Yellow Tiger) (Myung Joo's father)
Onew as Lee Chi Hoon (1st year resident of Thoracic Surgery)

Tae Baek Army
Kim Byeong-cheol (김병철) as Lieutenant Colonel Park Byeong-su
Park Hoon (박훈) as Sergeant Choi Woo Geun (aka Snoopy)
Choi Woong (최웅) as Staff Sergeant Gong Cheol Ho (aka Harry Potter)
Ahn Bo-hyun (안보현)as Sergeant Im Gwang Nam (aka Piccolo)
Kim Min Seok (김민석) as Lance Corporal Kim Gi Beom

Haesung Hospital Medical Services Team
Lee Seung-joon as Song Sang Hyun (General Surgeon)
Seo Jeong-yeon (서정연) as Ha Ja Ae (ER Nursing Team)
Park Hwan-hee (박환희) as Choi Min Ji (ER Nurse)

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)

Uruk Area
Jasper Cho as Daniel Spencer (Peacemaker Emergency Doctor Team)
Jeon Soo-jin as Ri Ye Hwa (Peacemaker Emergency Nurse Team)
David Lee McInnis as Argus (Gang Boss, former Delta Force Captain)
Dean Dawson as the Chief of Police (Tae Baek Police Chief)
Jo Jae-yoon as Jin Young Soo
Lee Yi-kyung as Kang Min Jae
Zyon Barreto as Fatima

Others
Ji Seung Hyun as Senior Lieutenant Ahn Jung Joon
Kwak In Joon as Lee Han Soo (Minister of Foreign Affairs)
Joey Albright as US Army Delta Force member

Cameos
Lee Kwang-soo as shooting arcade operator (episode 1)[3]
Lee Jong-hyuk as Captain Kim Jin Seok (episode 2, 5, 10, 15)
Matthew Douma as US Army Delta Force Captain (episode 2, 10, 12)[4]
Jung Ji Won (정지원) as TV announcer (episode 2)
Park Tae Won (박태원) as TV announcer (episode 2)
Ryu Hwa-young as Seo Dae Young's ex-girlfriend (episode 4)
Jun In Taek as Yoo Young Geun (Yoo Shi Jin's father) (episode 6, 7, 15)
Park Joon Geum as Lee Chi Hoon's mother (episode 7, 11)
Yoo Ah-in as bank reception (episode 13)
Nam Ki Ae as Kang Mo Yeon's mother (episode 13)


PRODUCTION

Director: Lee Eung-Bok
Writer: Kim Eun-Sook, Kim Won-Suk




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