This drama tells of the love story that develops between a surgeon and a special forces officer.
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Series cast summary:
Song Joong-ki ...  Captain Yoo Si Jin 19 episodes, 2016
Song Hye-Kyo ...  Dr. Kang Mo Yeon 19 episodes, 2016
Jin Goo ...  Master Sergeant Seo Dae Yeong 19 episodes, 2016
Kim Ji-Won ...  First Lt. Yoon Myeong Joo 19 episodes, 2016
Kim Min-Suk ...  Kim Ki Beom 17 episodes, 2016
Kang Shin-il ...  Lieutenant General Yoon 17 episodes, 2016
Ahn Bo-Hyun ...  First Sergeant Lim (Piccolo) 16 episodes, 2016
Woong Choi Woong Choi ...  Staff Sergeant Gong (Harry Potter) 16 episodes, 2016
Park Hoon Park Hoon ...  First Sergeant Choi (Snoopy) 16 episodes, 2016
Seo Jung-Yeon Seo Jung-Yeon ...  Nurse Ha Ja Ae 16 episodes, 2016
Hwan-hee Park ...  Nurse Choi Min Ji 16 episodes, 2016
Byeong-cheol Kim ...  Lt. Colonel Park Byung Soo 15 episodes, 2016
Seung-Joon Lee Seung-Joon Lee ...  Dr. Song Sang Hyeon 15 episodes, 2016
Onew Onew ...  Lee Chi Hoon 15 episodes, 2016
Jyu-ni Hyun Jyu-ni Hyun ...  Pyo Ji Soo 14 episodes, 2016
Jasper Cho ...  Daniel Spencer 12 episodes, 2016
Jo Jae-yoon ...  Jin Young Soo 8 episodes, 2016
David Lee McInnis ...  Captain Argus 8 episodes, 2016


A love story develops between Captain Yoo Shi Jin, from South Korean Special Forces and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon, who works as a Surgeon at Haesung Hospital in Seoul. They will find themselves in the middle of great events and deadly dangers, both in their Motherland and in the fictitious, war-torn country of Urk. Written by Abdalonimus

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Both Kim Ji-Won (First Lt. Yoon Myeong Joo) and Jun Soo Jin (Ri Ye Hwa) were in Heirs (2013). See more »


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Taeyangui Hooye (Descendants of the sun): I think that also Western audiences could like it.
6 March 2016 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

It's an inspired Korean television production, with an enjoyable romantic plot, well written dialogue, good acting and adequate budget. As of April 2016 it has been streamed more than 2.3 billion times and its Asian success is so huge that China's Ministry of Public Security posted an official (and threatening) statement to warn against the growing influence of Korean Dramas on Chinese youth.

It's obviously for kids but it can be interesting for anyone willing to know how is it to live now in South Korea, what does it mean to be pretty, young and cool there.

But besides that, the story is catching and well made, with pleasant moments, nice sceneries (a great part has been shot in Greece) and good attention for details.

Interestingly, Authors felt the need to account for the age difference between the beautiful Song Hye-kyo (born 1981) and the handsome Song Joong-ki (born 1985), even though I wonder how many of us would have noticed… I'm liking it and I think that others from Western Countries will like it too.

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Release Date:

24 February 2016 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Descendants of the Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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