Descendants of the Sun

I cannot tell you how much I was looking forward to Song Joong-Ki’s return to dramaland after watching “Innocent Guy” and “Wolf Boy”, I had high expectations…maybe too high. His acting wasn’t as good, but that could be because he literally started filming the drama after he got out of the army. I know there is certain mind set you must be in to go through military training. I think that the supporting actor (Jin Goo) and actress (Kim Ji Won) stole the show really. But I really liked the fact that he did some action scenes. I think he would be a good action actor as well.

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  • Title: 태양의 후예 / Taeyangui Huye
  • Genre: Romance, melodrama, comedy
  • Episodes: 16 + 3 Special Episodes
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Feb-24 to 2016-Apr-22
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00
  • Original Soundtrack: Descendants of the Sun OST

Synopsis

This story tells of doctors stationed in the fictional war zone of Urk (Uruk), and follows the love story that develops between a surgeon (Kang Mo-yeon) and a special forces officer (Yoo Shi-jin), both elite in their respective fields. The story will track both their personal and professional struggles while exploring issues about the value of life.

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Main Cast
  • Song Joong Ki as Captain Yoo Shi Jin of the Alpha Team (aka Big Boss)
  • Song Hye Kyo as Professor Kang Mo Yun (aka Beauty)
  • Jin Goo as Chief Master Sergeant Seo Dae Young (aka Wolf)
  • Kim Ji Won as Lieutenant Yoon Myung Joo (Orthopedic Surgeon)
  • Kang Shin Il as Lieutenant General Yoon (Myung Joo’s father) (aka Yellow Tiger)
Alpha Team
  • Kim Byung Chul as Colonel Park Byung Soo
  • Park Hoon as Sergeant Choi Woo Geun (aka Snoopy)
  • Choi Woong as Staff Sergeant Gong Chul Ho (aka Harry Potter)
  • Ahn Bo Hyun (안보현) as Sergeant Im Kwang Nam (aka Piccolo)
  • Kim Min Suk as Private Kim Ki Bum
Descended_7Haesung Hospital Medical Services Team
  • Lee Seung Joon as Song Sang Hyun (General Surgeon)
  • Seo Jung Yeon 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)
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)
People in Urk (Uruk)
  • Cho Jasper (재스퍼 조) as Daniel Spencer (Peacemaker Emergency Doctor Team)
  • Jun Soo Jin as Ri Ye Hwa (Peacemaker Emergency Nurse Team)
  • David McInnis as David Argus (black market boss)
  • Zyon Barreto as Fatima
Others
  • Kwak In Joon as Lee Han Soo
  • Jo Jae Yoon as Jin Young Soo
  • Lee Yi Kyung as Kang Min Jae
  • Jun In Taek as Yoo Young Geun (Yoo Shi Jin’s father)
  • Nam Moon Chul as Manager Go
  • Matthew Douma as US Army Delta Force Captain Jordan
  • Joey Albright as US Army Delta Force member
  • Ji Seung Hyun (지승현) as Ahn Jung Joon
  • Lee Jae Yong as Choi Ji Ho
  • Sung Gi Yoon (성기윤) as the President
  • Kim Kyul (김결) as Chairman Han’s assistant
Cameos
  • Lee Kwang Soo as shooting arcade operator (ep 1)
  • Lee Jong Hyuk as Captain Kim Jin Suk (ep 2, 5, 10, 15)
  • Jung Ji Won (정지원) as TV announcer (ep 2)
  • Park Tae Won (박태원) as TV announcer (ep 2)
  • Ryu Hwa Young as Seo Dae Young’s ex-girlfriend (ep 3)
  • Park Joon Geum as Chi Hoon’s mother (ep 7, ep 11)
  • Yoo Ah In as banker (ep 13)
  • Nam Ki Ae (남기애) as Mo Yun’s mother (ep 13)
  • Red Velvet as themselves (ep 16)