KDrama: The Moon That Embraces The Sun

(Info taken from mysoju and koreandrama website)
The Moon That Embraces The Sun 
Also known as 해를 품은 달 / Haereul Poomeun Dal
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Period

Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Jan-04 to 2012-Mar-08
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


Historical drama “The Moon Embracing The Sun” tells a love story between King Lee Hwon (Kim Soo-Hyun) and a female shaman named Wol (Han Ga-In). Wol was born from a noble family and became the crown princess, but she was entrapped and faced execution. Finally, she lived as a shaman.

Production Credits
Director: Kim Do Hoon
Screenwriter: Jin Soo Wan
- Based on the novel 해를 품은 달 (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) by Jung Eun Gwol (first published December 29, 2005), who is also the author of the novel that Sungkyunkwan Scandal was based on.
- Actor Joo Won was originally cast as Prince Yang Myung, but dropped out of the show due to Ojakgyo Brothers being extended. Actor Jung Il Woo has been replaced for this role.
- Actor Kim Jeong Hoon scheduled to play Heo Yeom but dropped out the series prior to filming due to his album being released early 2012 in Japan. Song Jae Hee has been replaced for this role.

MY TAKE ON THIS: If you have a keen interest in foreign history, specially Asian historical then this might tickle your fancy. Its fantasy of course but it shows how the South Koreans lived during the historical  period. Their culture, clothing and their manners of living is very interesting to watch for someone is a non – Korean. Not only that but this drama is not at all boring. I randomly clicked on this and right on from the first episode it caught my attention. Found the “heroin” very pretty. Actors are really good and the whole costumes and setting looks very realistic that while watching this I was some how transferred to a different world all together. It has loads of “royal” family drama. Killing, triangle romance and many more.  
Reminds me of the book I read : The Game Of Thrones by George R.R Martin. Not saying that it is exactly like that but why it reminded me of that was that, it has the same kind of “Royal” dispute in which nobody is safe in a Royal Family where everybody wants power. And if you are the King then there will be family members ready to kill you for the throne or a Queen scheming a plan to kill anyone (even a family member) behind the King’s back who she notices might get a chance to sit on the throne who is not her own son. Something like this kind of genre which this Kdrama has which of course is “Masala” for our entertainment ^_^. 
Right now, the episodes are on going. Currently, its in episode 6  now and every week a new episode of this drama will air. Try one episode at least and see if you would like to continue watching. 


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