Based on the novel of the same title, The Moon That Embraces the Sun (also known as "The Sun and the Moon") reached almost 20% in viewership from its first episode. The acting and the visual appeal of the young actors have stolen the hearts of young female viewers, and the show’s ratings only improve with each new episode.
The Moon That Embraces the Sun is a historical drama depicting the first love of a fictional king, set in the royal court of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). It is a sad but beautiful love story of innocent young people, with the story developing around the conflicts and conspiracy of political powers vying for the throne against the king’s efforts for good politics.
The drama is a quality fusion historical drama enhanced by the strong acting of the main and supporting actors, its visual appeal, and the engaging dialogue that draws from the humor on the Internet.
Head producer: Oh Gyeong-hun
Directed by: Kim Do-hun, Lee Seong-jun
Screenplay by: Jin Su-wan
Cast: Han Ga-in, Kim Soo-hyun, Jung Il-woo, Kim Min-seo
Aired on: January 4, 2012 - March 8, 2012 (20 episodes)
Broadcasting channel: MBC
Website: http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/sunNmoon/ (Korean)