Descendants of the Sun

Title 태양의 후예 Descendants of the Sun
Chinese Title 太陽的後裔

Synopsis


Trailer I

Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Gi) 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 realises 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.


Trailer II

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


Trailer III

Song Joong Gi 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)

Tae Baek Army

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


Trailer IV

Haesung Hospital Medical Services Team

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)

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)

Wooreukeu Area

Cho Tae Kwan as Daniel Spencer (Peacemaker Emergency Doctor Team)
Jun Soo Jin as Ri Ye Hwa (Peacemaker Emergency Nurse Team)
David McInnis as Ah Goo Seu (Black market Boss)
Zyon Barreto as Fatima

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
Joey Albright as US Army Delta Force member
Ji Seung Hyun as Ahn Jung Joon
Lee Jae Yong as Choi Ji Ho
Sung Ki Yoon as the President
Kim Kyul as Chairman Han’s assistant
Jun Jin Gi
Ahn Doo Ho as Kim Beom Rae

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)
Lee Hyun Kul as soldier chasing Shi Jin & Dae Young (ep.6)
Park Joon Geum as Chi Hoon’s mother (ep 7, ep 11)
Yoo Ah In as banker (ep 13)
Nam Ki Ae as Mo Yun’s mother (ep 13)
Red Velvet as themselves (ep 16)
Han Yeo Wool

Production Credits

Chief Producer Bae Kyung Soo
Producer Ham Young Hoon, Yoo Jong Sun, Park Woo Ram
Director Lee Eung Bok, Baek Sang Hoon
Assistant Director Kim Hyung Joon, Yoo Young Eun
Screenwriters Kim Eun Sook and Kim Won Suk
Genre Melodrama, Romance
Episode 16 + 3 Special Episode
Broadcast network KBS2
Broadcast period 2016 February – April

Note

This drama is Song Joong Ki‘s comeback project after serving his two years in the military.
The cast and production team spent one month in Greece to film much of the series’ storyline.

Awards

2016 KBS Drama Awards Best Screenwriter Award Kim Eun Sook, Kim Won Suk
2016 KBS Drama Awards Rookie Actress Kim Ji Won
2016 KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Awards Jin Goo Kim Ji Won
2016 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Actress (Mini Series) Kim Ji Won
2016 KBS Drama Awards Best Asia Couple Award Song Joong Gi Song Hye Kyo
2016 KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Awards Song Joong Gi Song Hye Kyo
2016 KBS Drama Awards Daesang Song Joong Gi
2016 KBS Drama Awards Daesang –Song Hye Kyo
2016 21st Asian Television Awards Best Drama Series
2016 8th Melon Music Awards Best OST Yoon Mi Rae Always
2016 1st Asia Artist Awards Best Celebrity Award (Actor) Jin Goo
2016 1st Asia Artist Awards Best Celebrity Award (Actress) Kim Ji Won
2016 1st Asia Artist Awards Best OST Award Gummy You Are My Everything
2016 Korean Advertisers Association Awards Best Drama
2016 1st Indonesian Television Awards Special Award (Jin Goo)
2016 2nd Scene Stealer Festival Scene Stealer Award (Male) Lee Seung Joon
2016 2nd Scene Stealer Festival Scene Stealer Award (Male) Jo Jae Yoon
2016 2nd Scene Stealer Festival Newcomer Scene Stealer Award (Male) Onew
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Best Drama
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Actor Jo Jae Yoon
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Drama of the Year
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Song Joong Gi
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Best Supporting Actor Jin Goo
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Best Supporting Actress Kim Ji Won
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Best Couple Award Song Joong Gi, Song Hye Kyo
2016 43rd Korean Broadcasting Grand Prize Best Drama
2016 11th Seoul International Drama Awards Excellent Korean Drama
2016 11th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Actor Song Joong Gi
2016 11th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Drama OST Gummy, You Are My Everything
2016 52nd Paeksang Arts Awards  Daesang
2016 52nd Paeksang Arts Awards Popularity Actor Award, Song Joong Gi
2016 52nd Paeksang Arts Awards Popularity Actress Award, Song Hye Hyo

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