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Title: 해를 품은 달 / The Moon That Embraces the Sun
Chinese Title: 月亮怀抱太阳
Also known as: The Sun and The Moon / The Moon Embracing the Sun
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Period
Episodes: 20 + 2 Special
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Jan-04 to 2012-Mar-15
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


“The Moon Embracing The Sun” tells a love story between King Lee Hwon and a female shaman named Wol. Wol was born from a noble family and became the crown princess, but she was entrapped and faced execution. Finally, she lived as a shaman.


Main Cast

Kim Soo Hyun as Lee Hwon
Yeo Jin Goo as Lee Hwon (young)
Han Ga In as Wol / Heo Yeon Woo
Kim Yoo Jung as Wol / Heo Yeon Woo (young)
Jung Il Woo as Prince Yang Myung
Kim Jin Sung as Yang Myung (child)
Lee Min Ho (1993) as Prince Yang Myung (young)
Kim Min Seo as Yoon Bo Kyung
Kim So Hyun as Yoon Bo Kyung (young)

The Palace

Kim Young Ae as Queen Jeonghui (Lee Hwon’s grandmother)
Ahn Nae Sang as as King Sung Jo (Lee Hwon’s father)
Kim Sun Kyung as Queen So Hye (Lee Hwon’s mother)
Nam Bo Ra as Princess Min Hwa (Lee Hwon’s sister)
Jin Ji Hee as Princess Min Hwa (young)
Jung Eun Pyo as Hyung Sun
Song Jae Rim as Kim Chae Woon
Lee Won Geun as Kim Chae Woon (young)
Yoon Hee Suk as Hong Kyu Tae as Hong Gyu Tae
Kim Ye Ryung as Lady Park (Yang Myung’s mother)
Seo Hyun Chul as Shim San
Lee Seung Hyung as Han Jae Gil
Chu Gwi Jung as Court Lady Jo
Kim Min Kyung as Court Lady Min
Kang Chan Yang as palace maid
Hong Hyun Taek as royal prince (cameo, ep.20)

The Sungsuchung

Jun Mi Sun as Female shaman Jang Nok Young
Kim Ik Tae as Hye Gak
Bae Noo Ri as Jan Shil
Jo Min Ah as Jan Shil (young)
Jang Young Nam as Ali (cameo, ep 1)

Heo Family

Sun Woo Jae Duk as Heo Young Jae (Yeon Woo and Yeom’s father)
Yang Mi Kyung as Shin Jung Kyung (Yeon Woo and Yeom’s mother)
Song Jae Hee as Heo Yeom
Si Wan as Heo Yeom (young)
Kim Jin Woo as Yeom (child)
Yoon Seung Ah as Seol
Suh Ji Hee as Seol (young)

Yoon Family

Kim Eung Soo as Yoon Dae Hyung (Bo Kyung’s father)
Jang Hee Soo as Mrs. Kim (Bo Kyung’s mother)
Kim Seung Wook as Yoon Soo Chan


Park Gil Soo
So Hee Jung
Lee Young Suk

Production Credits

Director: Kim Do Hoon
Screenwriter: Jin Soo Wan


2012 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Actress Acting Awards, Yang Mi Kyung
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Best Child Actress Acting Awards, Kim Yoo Jung
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Best Child Actress Acting Awards, Kim So Hyun
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Best Child Actor Acting Awards, Yeo Jin Goo
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Actor Awards, Kim Soo Hyun (The Moon That Embraces the Sun)
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Writer of the Year, Jin Soo Wan (The Moon That Embraces the Sun)
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actress Awards (Mini Series): Han Ga In (The Moon That Embraces the Sun)
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actor Awards (Mini Series): Kim Soo Hyun (The Moon That Embraces the Sun)
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Drama of the Year
2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards: Top Excellence Actor: Kim Soo Hyun (The Moon That Embraces the Sun)
2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Drama (The Moon That Embraces the Sun)


– Based on the novel 해를 품은 달 (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) by Jung Eun Gwol (first published December 29, 2005), who is also the author of the novel that Sungkyunkwan Scandal was based on.

– Actor Joo Won was originally cast as Prince Yang Myung, but dropped out of the show due to Ojakgyo Brothers being extended. Actor Jung Il Woo has been replaced for this role.

– Actor Kim Jeong Hoon scheduled to play Heo Yeom but dropped out the series prior to filming due to his album being released early 2012 in Japan. Song Jae Hee has been replaced for this role.

– The Ratings for this drama dropped significantly on 29/Feb/2012 due to the Live Broadcasting of FIFA World Cup Qualification of Asia Region on the same time.

– On 6/March/2012, MBC confirms that Episode 19 & 20 will not air this week and will air Special Episodes in its place due to the MBC labor strike. (Source)

Kim Soo Hyun sings the song “You Are The One” for this drama series’ OST which will be released 13/March/2012 in Korea.

Episode Title & Episode Preview

Epsiode Title Preview
1 Two Suns and a Moon NA
2 Two Moons and a Sun Preview
3 Like Petals, Like Fireworks Preview
4 One Sun, one Moon Preview
5 Fallen Moon Preview
6 Hidden Moon Preview
7 Shaman Wol – Moon Preview
8 Shaman Who Absorbs Adversity Preview
9 Moon That Is Hidden Beside The Sun Preview
10 Correspondence Of The Dead Preview
11 Secret Love Preview
12 Road Of Tears Preview
13 Witch Hunt Preview
14 Why Am I DEad? Preview
15 Once Again Two Suns and Two Moons Preview
16 True Identity Of The Moon Preview
17 The Sun Embracing The Moon Preview
18 Bloody Precursor Preview
19 Rebellion Preview
20 The Moon Embracing the Sun Preview

Episode Ratings (TNmS Media Korea)

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2012-01-04 1 15.0 (3rd) 16.9 (3rd)
2012-01-05 2 17.3 (3rd) 20.8 (2nd)
2012-01-11 3 19.4 (2nd) 22.3 (1st)
2012-01-12 4 20.6 (2nd) 25.1 (1st)
2012-01-18 5 21.6 (2nd) 24.9 (1st)
2012-01-19 6 25.9 (1st) 28.6 (1st)
2012-01-25 7 25.5 (1st) 28.8 (1st)
2012-01-26 8 26.2 (1st) 29.4 (1st)
2012-02-01 9 28.4 (1st) 32.3 (1st)
2012-02-02 10 30.5 (1st) 35.1 (1st)
2012-02-08 11 34.3 (1st) 38.6 (1st)
2012-02-09 12 33.7 (1st) 37.8 (1st)
2012-02-15 13 34.6 (1st) 39.3 (1st)
2012-02-16 14 37.2 (1st) 42.0 (1st)
2012-02-22 15 37.7 (1st) 42.6 (1st)
2012-02-23 16 39.8 (1st) 45.5 (1st)
2012-02-29 17 33.3 (1st) 36.1 (1st)
2012-03-01 18 40.7 (1st) 47.0 (1st)
2012-03-07 Special 1 24.7 (1st) 26.0 (1st)
2012-03-08 Special 2 19.8 (3rd) 21.7 (1st)
2012-03-14 19 38.9 (1st) 42.9 (1st)
2012-03-15 20 42.3 (1st) 46.5 (1st)

Episode Ratings (AGB Nielson)

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2012-01-04 1 18.0 (3rd) 19.7 (2nd)
2012-01-05 2 19.9 (2nd) 22.2 (1st)
2012-01-11 3 23.2 (1st) 26.1 (1st)
2012-01-12 4 23.4 (2nd) 26.0 (1st)
2012-01-18 5 24.9 (1st) 28.3 (1st)
2012-01-19 6 29.3 (1st) 32.9 (1st)
2012-01-25 7 29.7 (1st) 33.8 (1st)
2012-01-26 8 31.7 (1st) 35.3 (1st)
2012-02-01 9 34.5 (1st) 38.9 (1st)
2012-02-02 10 37.1 (1st) 40.5 (1st)
2012-02-08 11 37.1 (1st) 41.7 (1st)
2012-02-09 12 37.1 (1st) 40.8 (1st)
2012-02-15 13 38.4 (1st) 42.9 (1st)
2012-02-16 14 37.6 (1st) 42.1 (1st)
2012-02-22 15 39.1 (1st) 43.1 (1st)
2012-02-23 16 41.3 (1st) 46.1 (1st)
2012-02-29 17 36.0 (1st) 39.7 (1st)
2012-03-01 18 41.2 (1st) 45.8 (1st)
2012-03-07 Special 1 24.5 (1st) 26.9 (1st)
2012-03-08 Special 2 19.2 (2nd) 20.9 (2nd)
2012-03-14 19 38.7 (1st) 41.8 (1st)
2012-03-15 20 42.2 (1st) 45.8 (1st)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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1,489 Responses to “The Moon That Embraces the Sun”

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  1. 1451
    arum Says:

    Me too i rewatched this drama after 2years but still exiting me and i want to know what will happend next :):) 😂👍👍👍😘😘😘😘

  2. 1452
    cheri_philippines Says:


  3. 1453
    Juana love Says:

    I love watching this drama over and over again,omg I love this drama.😳😳

  4. 1454
    Lovekdrama Says:

    Finished watching it! One of the best I must say!! I love how strong the king’s love is for her.. every ep is to die for!!! I kept chasing and finish it in 2 days! One of the best that I feel so empty aft it finished

  5. 1455
    Lovekdrama Says:

    Any similar drama to recommend? ;p

  6. 1456
    HYORIN Says:

    As great as you who came from the stars..I think

  7. 1457
    ayi1975 Says:

    actually i really hate people who wear the ancient cloth. Chongmal! But this drama didnt give me another choice but watch it. Because the story is really strong but sweet in the same place. I cant help my self now but whach though its so hard to ignore the cloth. Ha2

  8. 1458
    Lovekdrama Says:

    Ive watched you who came from the stars. A bit boring thou.. I think masters sun is the best ive watched this year! I hope so ji sub act in a romance comedy again!

  9. 1459
    sara Says:

    i love this drma so much

  10. 1460
    Dwi puspa Says:

    Oppaa kim soo hyun really good acting in this movie. Why you’re face really cute 😚😚 and i really love that you are a king who really love just one women and not forget her. Daebak!!

  11. 1461
    emiine mee mee Says:

    this drama is really interesting n touching and very emotional too..
    when I first watch this drama…. I was sheading my tears like a woman, who have died her husband in a war n was bringing back her death body husband….
    this drama is one of the best Korean drama I have ever seen…
    thanks to the director, writer, actor, actress n other members of the staff for bringing up such a touching story…

  12. 1462
    ummi_harez10 Says:

    The moon embraces the sun..i really enjoy it..

  13. 1463
    lee hye ae Says:

    I watched again some scenes from this drama, and I made a huge mistake by mentioning in a comment that you who came from the stars is kim soo hyun’s best drama so far. The moon that embraces the sun is definitely his best drama performance. It was in this drama that he showed his full potential as an actor, gaining him the top excellence actor award from the 48th baeksang awards. His role in you who came from the stars just gained him more popularity as an actor. Nevertheless, I am happy that he did well in both dramas, and I am hoping that he will do another good drama that will make me admire him even more. <3

  14. 1464
    rafaela emmanuelyn cervantes Says:

    i dont like this drama the drama is so boring you who came from the star is beautiful than moon embraces the sun

  15. 1465
    dinklik Says:

    i love this drama this drama is the best one This drama is soo awesome!

  16. 1466
    cho Says:


  17. 1467
    Noeliabaez Says:

    Luv this my heart fell very sad /How the high price for love this is something to think about/and Its actors Are astonishing to me/All dramas have a meaning especially Historical dramas they are the best.chat wit me?

  18. 1468
    Sibyl Says:

    I just finished watching this drama, I can’t count how many times already. This is my number 1 and so is The King 2 Hearts which is as good and awesome. The actors and actresses of both Dramas are very good in acting. 2nd to my favorite list is Save The Last Dance For Me, great love story, love happy ending. 3rd is Angel Eyes, 4th is Full House then I’m beginning to love Fated to Love You (Korean Version).

  19. 1469
    Minda Gomez Says:

    Been watching it again and again. They should make a sequel of this. And they should make more of this quality project.

  20. 1470
    kpop Says:

    this is the best drama for me

  21. 1471
    maida Says:

    How can drama’s rating be45%? How come ? It must be beyond awesome or it just the man lead popularity !!!!

  22. 1472
    nim Says:

    I like this drama awesome work

  23. 1473
    saly dee Says:

    Really love kim soo hyun cute , hot, and handsome good acting love all his drama hope to see u on a screen again soon keep up the good work always loving u ur fan come to visit us in USA!

  24. 1474
    아크람 Says:

    Nice series

  25. 1475
    뿌뿌 Says:

    Wow~Just look at the ratings!!unbelievable***bt I really dunno whether to watch it it not.

  26. 1476
    ginny Says:

    First jeseon drama I watch,best drama.

  27. 1477
    뿌뿌 Says:

    Finished watching this drama!!!!Kim SooHyin jist rocked and not to meantion GaIn~~~I fell in love with this drama♥♥♥I want more dramas like this~~

  28. 1478
    corncob Says:

    This is my most favorite drama. Had watched it 3 times already, and each time, seemed that I was beginning to understand the drama more, and to pay more attention to the actors telling the story. The actors did a very good job at it. Each and every one of them. They told the story to its best!

    The Director, Scriptwriter and the Cast here are very good. The managed to bring life into the characters, so real.

    I have not got sick of this drama yet. Will watch it again (4th time now).

  29. 1479
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  30. 1480
    Lovejdg Says:

    Just finished watching this drama.. Dont know that this was sooo great drama! Kim soo hyun acting is so incredible. Love everything about this drama

  31. 1481
    Lovejdg Says:

    Missing this drama already, im soo into historical romance drama lately.. TMTETS amd dong yi is the best historical drama so far…

  32. 1482
    Hanan Says:

    Just finished watching this drama .. it was incredible .. Kim soo hyun acting is so incredible .. Han ga in really beautiful .. Love them .. Love this drama.

  33. 1483
    ira02 Says:

    im totally crazy about korean dramas (endlesslove, stairway, bizarrebunch, jewelinthepalace, coffeeprince, smileyou, secretgarden, rooftop prince etc) i would even get the entire drama OST like what i did in coffeeprince. which was one of the best IMO. im pretty selective on period dramas, though. but TMETS is surprisingly good. i didnt know that KSH was that young, 24 when he did this. but he was very good. he gives a certain depth to the characters he plays(im currently watching My Love from the Stars) that belies his age. although, his actions were limited and governed by his position and experiece of the older ministers 🙁 HGI’s portrayal, though, was lacking. hence the lack of chemistry between them unlike between their young counterparts. maybe also because its a period drama hence romance is secondary (although i “felt” more the romance between the jewelinthepalace leads). it would have changed if there could have been more episodes to show character devt of the two leads. JIS-the prince was a natural. he was just so charming and was in the same level as that of KSH’s acting. the age gap i think was needed, to be able to portray the reality of the queen/moon protecting the king/sun. overall, this drama is an A for me. just added a new fave drama in my list. great job to ksh, the prince, everybody

  34. 1484
    White Fortune Says:

    This drama is very nice. Kim Soo Hyun & Han Ga In played very well. I like “The Moon That Embraces The Sun” so much!

  35. 1485
    zashee Says:

    no drama cant beat this rating…

  36. 1486
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  37. 1487
    Mary Land Says:

    I love this drama so much… I watching this 5 times…. cute Kim Soo hyun …cute kissable lips..saranghe:)

  38. 1488
    K-Drama Starter List: Historical / Sageuk - DeeFusionista Says:

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  39. 1489
    zashee Says:

    still the best in my heart

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