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"Descendants of the Sun" (K-Drama Review)

PLOT:

Yoo Shi-Jin (Song Joong-Ki) 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-Yeon (Song Hye-Kyo) for the first time. He falls in love with her immediately. Mo-Yeon 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 Myeong-Joo (Kim Ji-Won).
Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon 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 country of Uruk. Meanwhile, Mo-Yeon becomes upset that she fails to become a professor due to a colleague's privileged background. When Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again, they talk about their views on life and realise how different they are. Shi-Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo-Yeon, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. They say their goodbyes.
Eight months later, Mo-Yeon rebuffs the sexual advances of hospital chairman Suk-Won (Tae In-Ho) and as retribution is assigned to lead a medical team in Uruk. There, Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again.

EPISODES: 16 (2016)

FAVORITE CHARACTER:

Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong-Ki)
Shi Jin fell in love with Mo-Yeon at first sight, the first time they met he fell for her beauty as a doctor and a person. The way he always looks at her is so loving and charming. You can't help but fall for him along with Mo-Yeon. He is always making jokes until they go to far and is constantly making me laugh and cry throughout the whole drama. He's a hot soldier with a nice body. He gets jealous but not to the point were he doesn't want his girlfriend not to hang out with any of her friends. Shi Jin wants her to be happy and be loved by him and by others. He wants to protect everyone and will do anything to do that. He is so sweet, charming and his smile makes me swoon every time I see it. He pulls off the soldier uniform so well, he's so cool.

BEST ACTORS:

Lee Chi-Hoon (Onew from SHINee) and Kang Mo-Yeon (Song Hye-Kyo)
I didn't know that Onew could act and so well at that. He played a doctor and the passion that came out of his eyes was amazing. He really has potential and was outstanding in his emotional scenes. Song Hye-Kyo did as amazing as Onew but I still think Onew won best actor in this drama. He was impressive. Hye-Kyo was the 2nd best actor from this drama in my opinion, she really expressed her emotions well and played a serious role. I didn't watch any of her other dramas (I don't think...) but she made me bawl my eyes out and so did Shi Jin for a whole episode straight, be prepared! (Get your tissue boxes ready) Onew made everyone cry as well with his amazing performance.
Phone Flip Trick! This makes Shi Jin 100X hotter, I was like. "He's so Cool!!!"

INTERESTING PLOT:

Yes, I love the plot so much because I never watch any military dramas before but this one has romance, Onew and Song Joong Ki. So I had to give it a try. Plus it was everywhere, it became really popular. It's a MUST WATCH!!! A love story about a doctor who is too busy for a boyfriend and a soldier who lives a life that is too hard too have a girlfriend. It is soooo romantic and cute. The action scenes are so real and don't seem fake at all like some other dramas. The previews are very misleading but they hook you and make you want to watch more.
This is the first time seeing this but the poster photo is actually played out as a scene in the drama. I've never seen that before which makes this drama stand out to me.
I loved all of the main and side characters, they had amazing actors for each role. Especially Song Joong Ki, Song Hye-Kyo and Onew. All 3 were amazing. The OST soundtrack was the best I've heard in a while. I loved almost all of the songs, if a drama has great OST's then it will more than likely be a great drama. It's a great military, action, comedy and romance drama. I didn't expect it to be this funny but it had a lot of humor in it and a pure romance.
The 2nd main couple was really adorable as well but they kind of aggravated me in the beginning because they were always serious. But they got really intimate in the end.

MAIN COUPLE:

Kang Mo-Yeon and Yoo Shi Jin
I adore this couple, the chemistry is so strong and loving. Shi-Jin is so charming and has a loving look in his eyes every time he looks at Mo-Yeon, it's so sweet. I love how strong their love is. They won't force each other to say what they want to hear and are understanding. They don't argue for 3 episodes straight like other couples do and just speak their mind. The passion and fire in their souls is strong. Shi Jin's strong will to protect Mo-Yeon at any cost is amazing. Mo-Yeon is willing to love Shi Jin no matter what. This couple gave me so much heartbreak yet so much happiness in return.

Favorite Kiss: Wine Kiss!

I loved the setting of this kiss, it's also their first kiss which is super sweet until Mo-Yeon stops him from kissing her again. I love everything about this kiss except that she looks like a dead fish when he kisses her, I'm blaming the wine...

FAVORITE AND CUTEST SCENE:

Voice Mail Confession
This was so cute. I love the little smile Shi Jin has near the end of the confession and then he jumps out the window and he catches up to her. She tries to deny that she confessed to him and that it was someone else. It's hilarious and cute. I love this scene so much!

FAVORITE OST'S:

1. "Always" by Yoon Mirae
2. "Once Again" by Mad Clown and Kim Na Young
3. "Everytime" by (Chen from EXO) & (Punch)
I listed them in order of my top 3 favorite OST's from this drama. I love "Always" the most because it's soft and really beautiful. This song is powerful all by itself.

OVERALL REVIEW:

I fell in love with this drama since episode 1. It hooks you and reels you in until you can't get enough of it. You will cry, laugh and smile. Your heart may be broken for awhile but it will be fixed in the long run. This drama is definitely the best drama I've seen in a long time since "Healer". I still like "Healer" and "Pinocchio" more though. But this is up on my list now, it was amazing. The actors that played the characters were outstanding and I applaud each and every one of them. I loved the OST soundtrack! It had a lot of comedy and funny scenes which will surprise you. It had a solid romance between the main lead who had amazing chemistry even the secondary couple had great chemistry. It had a powerful storyline that set everyone hearts on fire and we all loved this drama because of it. So many emotional scenes that made me bawl my eyes out. I wouldn't change a thing about this drama, I loved it!!!

RATE:

10/10 - I see no flaws with this drama. I loved everything about it and recommend it to everyone. Even if your not into military or medical dramas because it has everything going for it. Romance, comedy, military and medical.
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@biancadanica98 really??? 馃馃馃
2 years agoReply
I LOVED this kdrama.
2 years agoReply
@Kamiamon Yes I thought they were so awkward in Heirs but it felt like Americans normally talking to some Korean people who can't speak English that well.
2 years agoReply
@Kamiamon @biancadanica98...now I'm really going to have to pay attention to this you guys! (pout) 馃檲馃檳馃檴馃槄
2 years agoReply
@JamiMilsap 馃槀 you should
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