Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Moon that Embraces the Sun [해를 품은 달]

The Moon that Embraces the Sun

This is a must watch for all those Saeguk drama lovers. Even if you aren't, I'm sure you'd become one :) Having watched so many Saeguk dramas myself (Dae Jang Geum and Dong Yi just to name a few), this one definitely kept me wanting more.  which is probably why I managed to finish it in 3 days !!! Hahaha....

Well, the story line is quite typical, boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, oh brother also meets the same girl and falls in love with her. Oh no! Seeing as the boy is the Crown Prince and the brother is actually the illegitimate son of the current King, you know what will happen :) The Crown Prince doesn't get to choose his bride as usual. All eligible girls will go through the Crown Princess selection 'exam' and one of them will become the Crown Princess. Amazingly, the girl the Crown Prince loves actually got chosen to become his Crown Princess! What a lucky turn of events seeing as how the prince in other dramas always end up with the girl they do not like.... But wait, there is a twist to this because then this show would have ended at episode 2 or 3. With all palace themed dramas, there will sure to be some fights and politics to gain power.
Watch the drama to see what fate has in store for the future King and Queen, the brother and the girl they both love :)

Here are the cast members:

King Lee Hwon
(L) Yeo Jin Goo as young king
(R) Kim Soo Hyun

Heo Yeon Woo / Wol
(L) Kim Yoo Jung as young Yeon Woo
(R) Han Ga In
Prince Yang Myung
(L) Lee Min Ho as young prince
(R) Jung Il Woo
Yoon Bo Kyung
(L) Kim So Hyun as young Bo Kyung
(R) Kim Min Seo
Princess Min Hwa
(L) Jin Ji Hee as young princess
(R) Nam Bo Ra
Scholar Heo Yeom
(L) Im Siwan as young Yeom
(R) Song Jae Hee
(L) Lee Won Geun as young Woon
(R) Song Jae Rim
*no single shot of him :P*

Character chart
This show is really REALLY GOOD (except for the predictable ending :p)... It didn't receive super high ratings for nothing :) Viewer ratings for the last episode, a whopping 51.8% ! One of the best dramas I've watched this year.

해를 품은 달
Happy Crown Prince and Yeon Woo
Heo Yeom and Crown Prince
[Heo Yeom was assigned as the Crown Prince's tutor]

Pictures credit: www.imbc.com


Deborah Howell said...

I have this series I think. I loved the first movie, then I found it was a series of movies. I purchased the second one. Now if not the same series the actors and themes are just great. Thank you for sharing this.

|| Lynn || said...

Hi Deborah. I think what you have is a different series because there wasn't a sequel to this drama (I wish they had!!) :)
There are a few dramas with the same theme and most of them are really good !
Thanks for leaving a comment 😁

Deborah Howell said...

Lynn, oh yes it was series. I finally watched it. Fantastic. I love these movies.