Friday, July 27, 2012

The Moon Meets the Sun: Korean Drama Series Review of The Moon that Embraces the Sun

Aligned with the best tv series like Dong Yi, Jumong, Jewel in the Palace, Chuno and Queen Seon Duk, another Korean drama series will definitely hit the Philippine television by storm, “The Moon that Embraces the Sun”.

The Moon that Embraces the Sun is a k-series adapted from a novel with the similar title that depicts the life of a female shaman and the king of the Joseon Dynasty.  The sun represents the king of Joseon Dynasty and the moon symbolizes the queen.

Meet the Main Characters:

Han Ga In (Heo Yeon Woo)  is a daughter of a righteous family and chosen to become the Crown Princess of the Joseon emprire. At the palace, she meets Hwon by accident, the crown prince but at first the prince hides his true identity to her.  As time passes by, the relationship between Woo and the prince deepens, they fell in love with each other. When the prince decided to marry her, the high position members of the palace prepared a dark plan against her. The Queen Dowager Jung Hui, orders Yeon Woo to be killed because she wants Yoon Bo Kyung to become the crown princess in its place. But their plan of killing her failed because a shaman saved her life, and brings her to the place of shamans. She was raised there and after eight years she returned to the palace with a new identity, she was called by the name Wol and she doesn’t remember anything of what happened to her eight years ago.

Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Hwon), an easy-go-lucky young crown prince who doesn’t care about being one of the highest positions in the palace not until the day he met Yeon Woo. Through Woo, he finally realized that he will one day rule a palace and become a king. He falls in love with Woo and he’s determined to make her as his crown princess but unfortunate thing happened, Woo unexpectedly dies. After that incident, years later, Soo Hyun became the king and turns out to be an arrogant guy and he rarely smiles He marry Yoon Bo Kyung instead. After eight years, he meets Yeon Woo again, but this time she can’t even recognized him.

Jung Il Woo (Prince Yang Myung)  is the elder half brother of Lee Hwon. A carefree and free spirited guy but deep inside he’s longing for the love and affection of his father (King Seongjo) because his father treated him with coldness. After meeting Yeon Woo, he started to love her. When Woo chooses to become the crown princess and later dies, he was extremely poignant and furious to what happened with the person that he secretly loved. Eight years later, fate lets him meet Wol again.

Kim Min Seo (Yoon Bo Kyung), the one who married Lee Hwon. She was used as a means by the Queen Dowager to gained more. The queen’s planned became successful when Bo Kyung finally marry the crown prince and later she turn out to be the Queen of the palace but she never get the love of his king because he is still in love with Woo.

Can Yeon Woo/Wol bring back her memory and regain her rightful position in the palace? Will they have a happy ever after ending? This k-drama series is a must watch and I’m pretty sure it will be well love by Filipinos, just like the previous korean dramas aired in the Philippines.

Before The Moon that Embraces the Sun hit your tv screen, be the first to watch it’s full episodes at: