Sunday, March 18, 2012

Drama - The Moon that Embraces the Sun

Alternate Names: The Sun and the Moon
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Period
Episodes: 20
Network: MBC
Broadcasted: 2012-Jan-04 to 2012-Mar-15
Lead Actors: Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo, Kim Min Seo

My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥/5

Loved this drama! Usually period dramas are too long and hystorically heavy for me to really get into, but this has just the right amount of historical and romantic drama to make it perfect! It's also had record breaking ratings in Korea!

You have black magic, political struggle, romance, sword fighting and enough tears to keep you tightly glued to the screen. Not to mention one of my favorite male actors Kim Soo Hyun (Dream High)!!! It's a Korean remake of Romeo and Juliet, except Romeo and Juliet don't die...Spoilers! This is one of the few dramas that make me cry, I mean really cry...tears down my face! T^T. It's fictional so don't take this story as a real story of the Joseon era, so I shouldn't say it's really historical, just a period piece.

Basic Synopsis:The future kind of Joseon falls in love with Heo Yeon Yoo and makes her his future queen. Jealous and driven by power, Yeon Yoo's enemies cast an evil spell on her that almost takes her life. Eight years later she comes back as Shaman Wol, with no recollection of her past. It's when she meets the king that her memory starts to come back.

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