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The Moon That Embraces the Sun

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. 1 : glory10 Says:

    dis is it…. kim soo hyun good luck for ur historical drama…..

  2. 2 : jolia Says:

    ilovet that drama

  3. 3 : Duchess Says:

    Oh good, thats a new one. They are showing photos of the young stars first before they are replaced by the older cast. Don’t they look cute and wholesome!

  4. 4 : rosie Says:

    I enjoyed watching Jung Il Woo at 49 days and but i dont like at all his role at Ramyun shop, is too childish

  5. 5 : Seifour Says:

    2011 is Jung Il Woo’s year. cant wait to watch this drama…hopefully its an awesome drama

  6. 6 : hee Says:

    i hope its good..

  7. 7 : atikay Says:

    kim soo hyun!! hwaiting! ;D

  8. 8 : @hny Says:

    where is jung il woo on this photos…???

  9. 9 : bbnaZ Says:

    other than full house 2 and dream high 2…this drama is the one drama that i’ve can’t wait for 2012…i’m looking forward for this show..this will be amazing bcoz kim soo hyun!!!!

  10. 10 : devi Says:

    Kim soo hyun aza aza fighting, but so bad thhe leading actress was 5years old older than him, even han ga in is a pretty girl but still not macth

  11. 11 : Ga'el Aldovino Rubia Says:

    wow… Jung ill woo… 🙂 so excited… Love it… 🙂

  12. 12 : hanslovers Says:

    it’s so disappointing that jung il woo is the second lead not kim soo hyun. jung il woo also has the acting skill which is as good as kim soo hyun. but WHY?? His charisma also fits to be a king. he deserves to be the lead role. but still, for jung il woo, i’ll watch it

  13. 13 : Annie81 Says:

    Im soooooo exited for this drama. Kim Soo Hyun and Jung Il Woo are actors that will definitely make the drama a million times better.

  14. 14 : Kim Moon Ae Says:

    I can’t wait for it! ^^

  15. 15 : muniracassie Says:

    Ah~Han Gain?Isn’t she too old for Kim Soohyun…^^but,she’s way too cute….And I ‘ll watch this for Jung Ilwoo

  16. 16 : lolipop Says:

    OH SHIT…
    which one i’ll watch for wed-thurs dramas now??????
    the moon that embraces the sun, take care of us, captain! or wild romance!!!!?????
    the story of those dramas seem interesting and i do love all the cast. huhu

  17. 17 : yallda Says:

    Iam kwrdish Ilove very all drama koryan

  18. 18 : melanie Says:

    wow! i like to watch HAn Ga In she is one of the prettiest korean actress and good actress….Good Luck Han Ga In!!!!

  19. 19 : say kimchi Says:


  20. 20 : dian Says:

    when we in indonesia can see on nasional tv

  21. 21 : ddith Says:

    Omo ! I don’t know that Jung Il Woo play in this drama too.
    I’m so exited ~ ! XD
    But i’m little disappointed coz he’s not main cast.
    Jung Il Woo … I’ll watch it for u although actually i don’t like saeguk drama .. ^^

  22. 22 : Charlie Says:

    Jung Il Woo, non-stop.
    I’m excited. 🙂

  23. 23 : KDaddict Says:

    Finally! A new poster featuring the main stars. That’s Jung IW on the right, looking mighty unhappy! Come to think of it, they all look unhappy! Why oh why? We’ll find out in a week!

  24. 24 : Goong Joo Says:

    Can’t wait to watch!! The cutest one, Kim Soo Hyun.
    Jung Il Woo, you’re the raising star.

  25. 25 : KDaddict Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun is cute.
    Jung il Woo’s star has risen!

  26. 26 : Lala Says:

    Yay Kim soo Hyun !

  27. 27 : Dina Says:

    wooooow Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In love you a lot

  28. 28 : pravita Says:

    Omo!!! Kim Soo Hyun , Jung Il Woo.. I cant wait for it!!!!!!

  29. 29 : nally Says:

    KIM SOO HYUN. Can’t wait to watch it!!!!. KIM SOO HYUN FIGHTING!!!!

  30. 30 : sukma Says:

    i more like joo won so much -_-

  31. 31 : ZE:A Here I am Says:

    I CANNOT wait for this!
    All my fav cast in one drama? And Siwan too??
    AM i dreaming???? >o<

  32. 32 : 2011 KBS Drama Awards (Winners List) | diary zahidah wahid Says:

    […] Can’t wait for Kim Soo Hyun new seaguk drama, The Moon That Embrace The Sun. […]

  33. 33 : sharon1470 Says:

    It’s nice to see Jung Ill Woo once again too bad he’s not the lead actor here.Anyway I also like Kim Soo Hyun so it’s okay.

  34. 34 : nicci Says:

    I set up my mind to prioritize this drama on my watch list, rather that the two drama offer by kbs and sbs…. Hope it turns out good…
    Kim So Hyun fighting…

  35. 35 : Sheyda Says:

    Can’t wait to see Il Woo in the drama 😀

  36. 36 : arrazzaqu Says:

    han ga in, jung il wo, wowowowow…. can’t wait to watch this!!! >.<

  37. 37 : ilwoo'sfans Says:


  38. 38 : SS407 Says:

    can’t wait to see ♥Jung Il Woo again, in different character as a Playboy : )

    a little bit different than usually when he wearing hanbook, but it’s not bad ☺

  39. 39 : febbie Says:

    ahhh!!!! can’t wait.. cant the day be faster??

  40. 40 : Annie81 Says:

    OMG, i seriously CANNOT wait for this drama anymore. Jung Il Woo and Kim So Hyun are really good actors!

  41. 41 : rien cute9 Says:

    jung Il woo n han ga in oen yeye ^^

  42. 42 : fati Says:

    i love Jung Ill Woo ,i’m happy to see him again oppa fithin!……………..

  43. 43 : buttercup Says:

    waaww…u are so fast…thanks for the ratings info…AGB even more higher Seoul 19,7% …rank 1 for wed-thurs drama….bravo!!!

  44. 44 : jh Says:

    wow.. han ga in!!

  45. 45 : OK OK OK Says:

    Finished watching Ep1. Very nice. So sad – 2 princes (2 Sun) – fall in love with 1 moon. I like the young actress (moon) & Young actors (the 2 brothers – Sun). Kim Yoo Jung & Lee Min Ho also acted together in an exciting drama – The gumiho Revenge.

    @ ep1 40 mins, when moon meet the younger sun, the backyard scenery & the actors clothing is so beautiful & colourful 🙂

  46. 46 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 1:
    Oh wow! I thought this was gonna be a light n sweet drama abt young romance, a sageuk “Goong”. It isn’t at all. Ep 1 is so intense it give me a stomach ache. It starts w palace intrigue, plotting n killings. The poor shawoman died for having witnessed sth she shouldn’t know.
    As setup this ep is efficient and effective. We see the troubled future of the young lady aristocrat, and the destiny of the two young men. The old grand dame, dowager, is so evil: She has everything, n will stop at nothing to protect what she has.
    The young actress n actors are great. The beautiful young girl in particular have grown from Iljimae (2008). I think the young prince was in Iljimae as well. Not sure where I’ve seen his half brother before. He sure is dashing.
    How come Ahn Nae Sang is called upon to play the king so often? I don’t find him regal at all. Rather, I think he is just right playing small unsuccessful men, losers, much like the one in High Kick 3. 🙂
    Sure look fwd to the next eps!

  47. 47 : KDaddict Says:

    Lee Min Ho of BoF, City Hunter, was born in 1987, which makes him 24.
    Lee Min Ho who plays the young prince Yang Myung here, half brother to the successor to the throne, was born in 1993, which means he is 18, 6 years younger. But the younger LMH is growing up nicely. He is handsome and pleasant, w a twinkle in his eyes, as he plays the smart, talented prince born of a lesser mother. He will probably be a big star one day. Then it’ll really be confusing!

  48. 48 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 47 Kdaddict

    Did you watch The Gumiho Revenge? Very nice and exciting drama – not scary. All the actors and actresses really put up a good show.
    I was charmed by Lee Min Ho (1993) by his acting and looks. ha ha 🙂

    Wish Lee Min Ho (1993) great success….

  49. 49 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-48,
    You mean the mother n daughter gumiho’s, who were driven out, n then hide in a nobleman’s house? I remember them, but don’t remember the young Lee Min Ho in it. Well, that certainly won’t happen again after this show! If I wasn’t charmed by him then, I certainly am now.

  50. 50 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ KDaddict

    These links will help you recall some scenes from Gumiho Revenge 🙂

    Jung Kyu & Yeon Yi met the 1st time & catching fire flies at the river side – so sweet

  51. 51 : Mic Says:

    @KDaddict, you’re right! This one is great!

  52. 52 : Charlie Says:

    So many beautiful young faces, they have grown up so nicely. I’m sure they will have great future.
    I already fell in love with this drama, even just finished the first episode.
    The colors, the scenes, and the faces, are so beautiful.

  53. 53 : bunda okka Says:

    semoba layak ditunggu, ;p

  54. 54 : nicci Says:

    Wow!! a two-digit ratings for the first and 2nd episode!!! I knew it..
    Congrats to the cast and crew of this drama!!!

  55. 55 : chR15 Says:

    i know this drama will make something..
    and the special is kim soo hyun can make the ratings more than 30%..
    i think this drama will be great show like The Princess Man!!
    i’ll never left the episode!!

  56. 56 : OK OK OK Says:

    Luckily the female lead is Han Ga which is well like by majority viewers instead of some other unpleasant actress. Hope the story is interesting and exciting till the end. No sad ending please….. Kamsa Hamnida 🙂

  57. 57 : OK OK OK Says:

    Luckily the female lead is Han Ga In which is well like by majority viewers instead of some other unpleasant actress. Hope the story is interesting and exciting till the end. No sad ending please….. Kamsa Hamnida 🙂

  58. 58 : Siwan –> Heo Yeom « Children of Empire (ZE:A) Mongolian fanblog Says:

    […] хүмүүс байгааз. Киноны талаар илүүг мэдмээр байвал энд дараад үзээрэй!! Сонирхолтой кино бололтой хаха […]

  59. 59 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 2: I’m really enjoying this show right now with its young cast. These are fresh and charming, real easy on the eyes n heart!

  60. 60 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 2:
    As good as Ep1 is, Ep 2 is even more exciting.
    Ep 2 introduces us to more characters n their relationships:
    2 young man who made their appearance, but whom we didn’t get to watch close up., and 2 young ladies make their first appearance too.
    The young men are:
    Heo Yeom, Heo Yeon Woo’s brother, who came first in the royal literary exam. He becomes the young prince teacher n friend. Siwan is indeed beautiful as the young Heo Yeom!
    Kim Chi Woon, who came 1st in the royal martial arts exam.
    These two seem to have a close relationship, except that Yeom is of noble birth while Woon is not.
    The two girls are:
    the evil magistrate’s daughter, who is every bit as evil as her father. Their family name is Yoon.
    the little princess, Min Hwa, who is attracted to Yeom at 1st sight. This girl might not be v bright, but we can’t say she doesn’t have good taste!
    There is a 3rd girl, Yeon Woo’s maid. She may have a role to play in future.
    Plus the Prince n his half brother Yang Myung. That’s a cast of 6 characters.
    There are some built in love triangles and quadrangles already! And these relationships will be played out to their fortunes n misfortunes. That’ll be the bases of the story.
    Yang Myung is head over heels w Yeon Woo, n the Prince is too, but she shows no interest in YM at all. I don’t see why except that he is of lesser birth, n only the main char gets the girl. Of course the evil girl will like the prince out of vanity n power hunger. She will be Yeon Woo’s nemesis, n will set a trap when given half a chance.
    Then we’ve the cute little princess, who is nuts abt Yeom; only he doesn’t even know what hit him. 🙂
    This show has 2 layers:
    the historical palace struggle, which is mighty serious stuff.
    The other layer is a funny one where it doesn’t take itself altogether seriously.
    I like how it freezes frame to emphasize a char’s beauty, as if to say: Look, how beautiful!
    how they put a halo around Heom to hi-light his aura;
    how the princess holds Heom’s handsome face in her hands n wails;
    how the prince asks his attendant to face the wall, n he moves there in tiny little steps.
    It’s this juxtaposition of the serious w the light-hearted that makes this show irresistible to me. Love it!!!

  61. 61 : XVC.XINCI Says:


  62. 62 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-50,
    Thx for the 2 links. I remember the firefly scene now. I thought it was beautiful. Isn’t she a great little actress? She has grown so much since Gumiho. She was much shorter than him, n looked too young for him. Not anymore!

  63. 63 : aejongah Says:

    mau nntn, tp lama nungguny

  64. 64 : Neno Says:

    waaaah Kim Soo Hyun 🙂

  65. 65 : joy Says:

    @ XVC.XINCI (61),

    You can watch it in http://www.epdrama.com/drama/the-moon-that-embraces-the-sun/ but they do not have subtitle yet.

  66. 66 : iammee Says:

    Much as I wanted to have Jung Ill Woo the lead, the cast has already been selected. Anyway, Kim So Hyun is not bad he seems to be getting a better actor. I first watched him in Will It Snow For Christmas and from then on I already knew that he could be successful in the drama field. I am just a liitle bid sad because this time Jung Ill Woo will just be the second lead, I just hope that his role will be good enough. I haven’nt watched it because there is no subs yet but basing on tge rating I know that this is a good drama. Good choice for Han Ga In- a periodic drama needs a beautiful actress.

  67. 67 : OK OK OK Says:

    So far the show is good except………………
    I hate the other bad moon. I am stress when she appear because she always up to no good. I hate 2 sided face people….. Hope that she cannot hurt the good or and the 2 suns at all no matter what she do.

  68. 68 : OK OK OK Says:


    oops some mistake. What I am trying to write is = I hope the bad moon cannot hurt the lead actress (the good moon) and the 2 suns at all. 🙂

  69. 69 : KDaddict Says:

    Oh, I think the bad girl will hurt the good moon alright, or else how would the latter end up losing her memory and her family?

  70. 70 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Kdaddict – 62 – you are welcome.

    @69 – Where do you read it from that the good moon will lost her memory & her family ? 🙁

  71. 71 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-70:
    I don’t remember, but look at the Synopsis above. She was entrapped, faced execution. Somebody saved her, the principal shawoman no doubt. So she grows up as a shawoman, away fr her family. That much is in the Synopsis.
    She has lost her memory due to the trauma, and will have to reconnect w the prince from scratch.

  72. 72 : KDaddict Says:

    I’m enjoying the young cast a lot. They r fresh n cute. But I’m so looking fwd to JIW playing the cavalier Yang Myung!

  73. 73 : Mic Says:

    I read somewhere that she would actually die. Probably to protect her somehow.

  74. 74 : KDaddict Says:

    I don’t think she really dies. I think she is made to appear to have died, so that she can disappear into obscurity, n then live on as a shawoman.

  75. 75 : devi Says:

    Yes finally can see kim soo hyun new drama, I already loves this boy since Giant drama, and I’m sure he gonna be the next great actor like Hyun bin, Lee min Hoo.

  76. 76 : Mic Says:

    @KDaddict74, that’s what I meant. Too sleepy at that moment to type probably!!!

    I am glad Kim Jeong Hoon dropped out. I like him but if he plays Heo Yeom it will be too much like Goong.

  77. 77 : Mic Says:

    Properly! Yikes! 🙂

  78. 78 : Korean princess21 Says:

    Whoa!!! Watta rating.. Hehehehehe! I’m excited to watch this…

  79. 79 : iammee Says:

    It’s a great drama. I noticed that the main casting on this page was interchanged

  80. 80 : lovebound Says:

    I love this drama!!

  81. 81 : Joonie Says:

    Wonderful drama. Love the young cast and looking forward to seeing the main cast. Expectations r high for this drama and hope this drama will be able to meet them.

  82. 82 : Mic Says:

    Though I am enjoying this drama and liking the cast, young and main, I found myself always putting it at the end of my watch list for Wed/Thurs. The reason is I know Prince Yang Myung is going to be heart broken and I just hate to see that disappointed face on Lee Min Ho and Jung Il Woo throughout the drama!

  83. 83 : GHSforever Says:

    OH I know what you mean.
    I cannot see Lee Min Ho and Jung Il woo sad and heart broken.
    This drama is really awesome and a totally most watch but I have the same problem just like you.
    Damn why can’t he be the male lead actor:*

  84. 84 : Mic Says:

    Totally agreed with you! Just saw eps 3 and that look on Lee Min Ho’s face was unbearable! And later Jung Il Woo too. Yikes!

    I see you are watching Sparkle, enjoy! I finished it not that long ago and liked it. Kang Dong Ho’s 내사랑 is one of my favorite songs. 내사랑은 너야…my fainting spell, literally! LOL!

  85. 85 : Neno Says:

    wow the rating is quite high 🙂

  86. 86 : chR15 Says:

    what can i say..,this drama is going to be hit just like The Princess Man.
    maybe the rating will be >30%

  87. 87 : GHSforever Says:

    Thank you for giving me the OST.
    I searched for it but could not find it anywhere.
    It is so beautiful. I just finished it and the ending was super cute.
    The actors were really good and I enjoyed watching it.
    Now I am starting to watch The Return of Iljimae because alot of people say that it is really good, so I give it a try:)

  88. 88 : KDaddict Says:

    @GHSforever, Mic,
    This drama is going to be torturous! We feel bad for Yang Myung, and worry for Yan Woo all the time when the evil girl is around. But I don’t think that he exists in the drama just to be heart broken. He must have a good role to play in the scheme of things. I don’t even have time to watch this wk’s ep yet! Entertaining friends fr Australia!
    The R of I starts up slowly. The first couple eps r so-so, but once JIW shows up, it only gets better n better, as he appears in almost every frame later on. The actress is also super. Drop in on the RoI thread to see what some super fans said abt it.

  89. 89 : Mic Says:


    Maybe you can find the ost here: http://kpopparazzi.me/2011/06/twinkle-twinklesparkling-ost/


    I am sure you are right about the role of Jung in METS. I think the main casts will come in after the little girl die (or pretend to die) which should be pretty soon. Another heart wrenching moment….that’s why I always stay away from Saguek. Awww..

  90. 90 : KDaddict Says:

    A while back, sagueks feature ppl (commoners) wearing shabby clothing, suffering in poverty, in servitude, in war, n men running around on horseback to places w names that mean nothing to us. I think PD teams realize that that puts us off.
    Starting w SKKS, they give us sagueks w many pretty young faces in gorgeous clothing (Soong JK). Now we have a new generation of sagueks that we don’t need to fear. 😉
    I like comedies too, unfortunately many comedies stop at nothing to make us laugh. In that case, I’d rather take a little angst, a little concern for chars I can care abt over hours of vacuous or silly plotting.

  91. 91 : kanni Says:

    This drama very interesting i think rating will be very good.

  92. 92 : Maya Says:

    “Whoa!!! Watta rating.. Hehehehehe! I’m excited to watch this…”

    yep ! amazing !!!! o_O

  93. 93 : OK OK OK Says:

    Both young cast Yeo Jin Goo & Lee Min Ho (1993) are both very adorable. So sad to see 2 suns wooing after 1 good moon bc it will make 3 person sad 🙁

    Yeo Jin Goo is very charming, lively & handsome compared to his younger photos. He will be more charming when he gets older and melts more girls heart. ha ha. 🙂

  94. 94 : Lydia Says:

    ommo! it has to be Moon Gun Young who take the main cast! just imagine, my fav actress is onscreen again 🙁

  95. 95 : kanha Says:

    Just finished watching episode 3 with eng sub….it is really hard for me to watch this drama, seeing those beautiful and cute faces, i can’t bear to see what will happen to them.its gonna be sad and heartbreaking 🙁 ahhh…i just hate it. Pity yang myung so much, standing from the distance watching the girl he love with his brother….but i love that scence, it was so romatic.

  96. 96 : kanha Says:

    i am sure i am going to cry and angry when i continue watching this drama….the shaman smell the death, there gonna be death…i wonder who ????????????Can’t stand it….

  97. 97 : jessy Says:

    i really hope it has a good ending. i’m gonna stop watching it now and wait until all the episodes are out.

  98. 98 : KDaddict Says:

    I feel the same way. I think I may abandon ship, at least I know things will be OK for them. I can’t finish ep 3. The more the crown prince is crazy abt YanW, the more it puts her in danger, fr the evil dowager and the evil girl. Yicks!

  99. 99 : Drama Korea ! « nesoiii Says:

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  100. 100 : KDaddict Says:

    You were right. This is getting to be heart-wrenching! It’s hard to stand!
    TPM was heart-wrenching too, but perhaps the OTP were grown-ups, it wasn’t so hard for us to watch them suffer.

  101. 101 : gretch Says:

    i really like kim soo hyun….so talented…. charming and has a sexy body… ehe

    the drama was really good….pls watch it!!!!!!!

    hang ga in… so pretty 🙂

    jung woo…good actor also n flower boy ramyun shop..

    keep it up guys!!!!!!!!!

  102. 102 : gretch Says:

    do they have preview of next episode???? pls advise.. tnx

  103. 103 : sweet Says:

    i can tell from the previous episode that prince yang myung really care about his brother, if ever this two prince will turn against its other it is their father fault he is bias he didnt treat his kids the same, it is not yang myung fault if his an illegitimate child why he has to live like an outcast…

  104. 104 : KDaddict Says:

    The young cast is so good that I feel like I can watch n love a whole drama featuring only them! At the same time, I know that Jung Il Woo n others of the grown up cast will be awesome. This drama gives us chars that we absolutely adore, n therefore worry abt their fate immensely. No wonder the ratings r jumping ep by ep.

    I said I may jump ship becos it makes me too nervous, but I can’t help staying on board for the love of these young teenagers, the prince–soo romantic, Yeon Woo–soo beautiful n graceful n smart, his brother –Siwan, who is oh sooo handsome, the lovely bubbly princess, and of course Lee Min Ho (93)! Another lovely saguek after TPM!
    As for the evil girl Yoon, I hope she falls into a well soon. It’ll be payback time when we see the fall of the evil dowager! That actress is equally hateful n scary in The Royal Family too!

  105. 105 : anjaehee Says:

    This will be one of the best kdramas that i’ve ever watched!!!! 🙂 Amazing actors and actresses. i really love the story. i love everything in this drama! 🙂 So many things to look forward in this drama! This is so exciting! There are so many good dramas in line for 2012!!!!!

  106. 106 : riser901 Says:

    It’s a really good drama but I recommend to read the book

  107. 107 : KDaddict Says:

    I finished watching ep 4, n am very much impressed w the young actors n actresses. The actor playing the crown price was born in 1997, making him 14. The pretty girl playing Yeon Woo was born in 1999, making her 12. How can they act so well at such tender ages! They sure start them young in the K-ent industry. They’ll both have gt futures I’m sure.
    The evil dowager asks the head sha-woman to use black magic to kill off Yeon Woo. I’ve a better idea: Why not use black magic to kill off the dowager herself; everyone will breathe easier!

  108. 108 : Jennie Says:

    Awesome cast and acting. Enjoying every moment of it, mayb more than TPM cos it’s so much fun watching these young stars. Hope it continues to be better :-*

  109. 109 : yoRoseberry Says:

    This drama good as rating?
    I think I will try to watchmit

  110. 110 : kanha Says:

    @KDaddict: hehe, thought you wanna abandon the ship but you didn’t and already finished episode 4 which I haven’t…yeah, talking abt their acting is really great that it makes me forget that they are only kids. I will surely continue watching this drama, it is too good to give up 🙂

  111. 111 : kanha Says:

    @Jennie: Hi Jennie !!! Yeah, I also think that this drama is more interesting than TPM too and maybe more complicated 😀 hope it is getting better and better.

  112. 112 : KDaddict Says:

    This drama is Based On a novel, just as SKKS was based on a novel. Both novels are written by the same author. That’s good news to me, judging fr the quality n tone of SKKS. To me it suggests that the author will be kind to Yeon Woo n to us, the viewers. She probably won’t rescue her fr death only to kill her at the end, like the writer of 49Ds! And Lee Hwon being a fictional king, anything can happen for them that the author desires.
    By the end of ep 4, it is clear that the head sha-woman has to kill YW on the dowager’s order, n she’ll figure a way to save her. So YW will be made to look like she died, but in fact hidden away to live in obscurity. But thru the trauma, she’ll lose her memory. The story is abt her meeting n falling in love w Lee Hwon again; then Hwon, her brother Yeom and his best friend Woon, will help her gain her memory again. Now, that’s not too stressful for my delicate nerves!

    @kanha, hi,
    It’s only 4 eps in; It is unclear to me yet if this will be more interesting than TPM. If it is, IMO it’s in that it gives us two casts instead of one; a “b4 the faked death” back story, n an “afterwards” section. Both METS n TPM stories r v interesting, n both dramas have tremendous merit to me. The more good KDs, the merrier!

  113. 113 : KDaddict Says:

    I adore the bubbly little princess! She is a breath of fresh air in the palace n in this show!

  114. 114 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-93,
    Abt Yeo Jin Goo:
    Did you see him play the young Ijimae (in Lee Joon Ki’s version)? He was super good-looking and acted so well in it. IMO, he was a really really handsome little boy. He is also handsome now. 😉

  115. 115 : Jennie Says:

    @kanha I can say I’m really gaga over this drama and I wouldn’t even mind if the entire drama is about the young cast and their young n innocent love. They are all so cute and lovable. This is the first time that I actually enjoyed watching the first few eps of a drama from the word go and watched it twice too! The music in the first two eps reminded me so much of Goong (which I loved back then) that it made me want to dig up the drama to watch again! Can’t wait to see Ep 5 alto I’m pretty sure it’s going to be very heartbreaking in the following eps. Looking forward to seeing the adult cast too.

  116. 116 : lovebound Says:

    still waiting next ep!!!

  117. 117 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 114 kDaddict

    I forgot the young cast for Iljimae but only remember the adult Lee Joon Ki & Han Hyo Joo – he he. 🙂

    And i didn’t watch Iljimae part 2 by Jung Il Woo bc I heard that the female lead dont hv adorable “character” and her lookds so so only. My priority is leads must be pleasant to watch.

  118. 118 : kim ina Says:

    ill woo is so gratefull,,,
    i love you so much,,,
    i think this drama will be the best,,
    kim soo hyun n ill woo oppa!!!!

  119. 119 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-117,
    Yeo played the young Iljimae. Remember as a young boy, he was with his family under the cherry tree. That scene was replayed again and again thru the drama. He was really good looking then too.
    Oh I completely love Jung Il Woo’s Return of Iljimae. It actually is not a part 2. It came out a little after Lee JK’s version, so the tv station gave it a diff name for differentiation. The female lead is very good-looking, and is a lovely actress. Her char was extremely adorable. If u like, JIW, Pick a random ep to watch n see what you think. But don’t start w the first 3 eps.

  120. 120 : OK OK OK Says:

    @119 KDaddict

    Since you said the lead actress is good, in that case I will watch it then when I am free. But I will start from ep1 bc I won’t enjoy a show if I miss out any scene. I will be blur………… 🙂 I also like Jung Il Woo.

  121. 121 : KDaddict Says:

    Ahh, you finally got my name right! 🙂
    But be warned that the show is a little slow in getting started, n you don’t see much of JIW in the 1st 3 eps. It’s when he is grown up that he looks so fine! I really like the actress n her char. I don’t know why anyone would say otherwise. Her char is really liberated for those feudal times. She follows her heart n chooses IJM tho it means a diff lifestyle. A pretty girl, n daring too!

  122. 122 : KDaddict Says:

    The Child actors have been stellar. I’ll miss them when they are gone.
    If there is weak links, one of them might be the one playing Seul, the servant girl who practices sword skills on her own. I get the feeling that she has a crush over Yeom. Who wouldn’t, as it is played by the outrageously handsome Siwan?
    The other one is Woon, the martial arts champion. I know his char is supposed to be quiet. The young actor lacks the experience to play a quiet char yet bring him to life. That’d be a difficult job even for an experienced actor. Hope to see his char develop.

  123. 123 : kanha Says:

    @Jennie-115: Agree with you, even they are young but they can act as good as adult too. i haven’t finished episode 4 yet, will watch it today since Brain is gone….Is there any other good drama that you are watching? it would be better to have a comedy drama to watch…hehe…

  124. 124 : kanha Says:

    @KDaddict: Got the same feeling as you but i think Yeom is the one who is interested in that servant girl.

  125. 125 : sweet Says:

    lee min ho also one of the cast of Sungkyunkwan scandal…

  126. 126 : OK OK OK Says:

    I will put on hold till end of drama bc it make me very sad to see the leading roles sad face – those who can’t get their love 🙁
    I will definitely watch if it got good ending. 🙂

    I prefer comedy like Lights & Shadows & chasing it intensely… ha ha 🙂

  127. 127 : yoRoseberry Says:

    daebak ! nice .. wait for updated episode.. T.T

  128. 128 : Jennie Says:

    @kanha Why don’t you try What’s Up? It’s not intense as P2 and Brain of course but it’s light and entertaining with good songs.

  129. 129 : Jennie Says:

    I just saw the previews for Ep 5 & 6 while waiting for Ep 5 to be uploaded and I tell you guys, it’s gonna be so heartbreaking that I hardly dare to watch. Keeping my fingers crossed that they will reunite soon and fall in love with each other again (hope it won’t take more than an Ep max for them to meet again).

  130. 130 : takgu99 Says:

    wow! the ratings..

  131. 131 : KDaddict Says:

    I have a plan:
    Watch 2 eps of a happy cheerful show, e.g. Bad Family to store up my “joy” quotient. Then watch these 2 eps of METS that r ultra heartbreaking, w YW dying, n the crown prince going nuts. I’ll cry my heart out along w the stars. Then I’ll watch another 2 eps of a happy show to cheer me up again. I think that might give me enough courage to go ahead!!

  132. 132 : KDaddict Says:

    Lee Min Ho had a small role as the thief in SKKS. I think it was around ep 10 that he appeared briefly.

  133. 133 : Mic Says:

    Jeennie-129, uh oh, I guess I won’t be watching until the show is done. I can get very depressed with sad dramas. Thanks for the heads up.

  134. 134 : Annie81 Says:

    UGH, this drama is SOOO heartbreaking. I dont know how i will remain to be in one piece if i continue to watch.

  135. 135 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 5:
    I watched ep 5. There is sooo much in it to love! There is a part where she lies sick but i.e. sad there are many other parts in it that are not sad. No need to scare yourselves by focusing on her death. We already know that she’ll die a fake death, but will live on in the form of Han Ga Jin and will meet the 3 men in her life again. So it’ll be OK.
    I find that if I know what an ep is abt before going it, it lessens the tension. So here is a
    Ep 5 RECAP:
    Hwon wrote her a letter, saying that he isn’t allowed to see her b4 the wedding, so he’ll just think of her n waiting for the moment she becomes his royal-wife. (I know there is no such word, but my mind isn’t exactly working well rt now.) That’s so sweet.
    The royal sha-woman is called upon by the Dowager to do her thing. While the Dowager is watching, she sends a voodoo curse, which takes the form of a strand of black smoke to circle around YW, first around the neck then the entire body. That is sinister! But the surprising thing is that at the end of it Princess Min Hwa is shown to be standing there near her grand-mother, w mouth wide-open. Dowager says: “It is done now. You will get what you want.” I think it means that the evil g-ma needs MinHwa there for some reason; MH is made to do it in exchange for her request to be married to Yeom. Remember when the evil old woman had an expression of a light-bulb being turned on when Min Hwa barged in on her w her outrageous request in the previous ep?
    YW falls sick, so Minister Yoon gets the other officials to call for stripping her of her title of the Crown Prince’s betrothed, with the excuse that she is not fit to bear the nation’s heirs, n for her removal fr the palace, in case the disease is contagious. That of course is that whole pt of this whole evil plan: with YW out of the way, they can install Yoon’s daughter in that position.
    Minister Yoon warns the Dowager against Hwon’s “pretended innocence”. She immediately has a talk to Hwon, seemingly to comfort him abt YW’s expulsion, but is a thinly veiled threat against everything n everyone he holds dear. He has to forget YW n accept what is coming or else…..
    YW is brought home to languish. The royal doctor is sent but know not why she is sick. Hwon can’t stand it n finds a way to visit her secretly. Their short visit is sweet, w him putting on a brave face, n her telling him how happy she has been since meeting him. He gives her a gift of a golden hairpin that rightfully belongs to the Crown Prince’s wife. It has a phoenix with a pearl n a ruby on it, the pearl represents the sun, the ruby, the moon. I have a feeling that this hairpin will have a role to play in their re-union! Look fwd to it!
    Woon was the one he asked to accompany him in this clandestine operation. Yeom tells Woon that Hwon has plans to pick him as his personal guard. That’ll be an adventure, wouldn’t it?
    Sha-woman comes to see YW’s father, to tell him that she suffers fr a spiritual disease, that she won’t recover, n will only suffer unless they put her out of her misery. Seul looks on fr a corner. Yeom says Seul seems to have feelings for Woon, n his swordsmanship. That doesn’t sound quite right, but it makes sense that she does. So it isn’t Yeom that she loves, but Woon. That’s another OTP to watch when they grow up, no?
    YW’s father is home. His daughter is so sick that he comes to the decision that it’s better to let her go. He sends his son away to live w his brother. I think Siwan is so handsome it should be illegal. I also love his fuschia colored robe. I want one too! Before Yeom goes, he asks Seul to take good care of YW. Minister Heo also tries to send Seul away. She begs to stay by YW’s side.
    Minister Heo meets Sha-woman again to get a packet of herbs, with which to relieve YW of her suffering. He cooks it himself, n feeds it to her, all the while NOT knowing that his daughter will only appear to die. He cooks n feeds her the medicine. She “dies” in his arms. He says, I’ll follow you soon. Seems that he is prepared for the worst! He ought to know Yoon’s faction must be ready to get rid of him.
    Hwon hears that YW died that morning n is buried in a simple ceremony fr his trusted eunuch. We hear it but don’t see it yet. He stumbles into his courtyard n cries cries of uncontrollable anguish. The royal guards form a barrier to prevent him fr going out. It is these moments of his anguish that we share w him that is the heartbreaking part of this ep.

    Come on guys! At its highest pt, Ep 5 hit 27.55 in ratings last night! No small feat, for a group of young adults whose names we mostly didn’t know until now. This is an extremely well-done show n ep. Don’t focus on the sadness. Think of it as transition to a more interesting future! Aja! Aja!

  136. 136 : KDaddict Says:

    There is a part of it where she lies sick i.e. sad, but there are many other parts in it that are NOT sad.

  137. 137 : KDaddict Says:

    I got too excited n made a sloppy entry. Allow me to fix it for clarity n re-post.

    Ep 5:
    I watched ep 5. There is sooo much in it to love! There is a part where she lies sick i.e. sad, but there are many other parts in it that are not sad. No need to scare yourselves by focusing on her death. We already know that she’ll die a fake death, but will live on in the form of Han Ga Jin and will meet the 3 men in her life again. So it’ll be OK.
    I find that if I know what an ep is abt before going in, it lessens the tension. So here is a
    Ep 5 RECAP:
    Hwon sent YW a letter, to her residence inside the palace; it says that he isn’t allowed to see her b4 the wedding, so he’ll just think of her n anticipate the moment she becomes his royal-wife. (I know there is no such word, but my mind isn’t exactly working well rt now.) That’s just so sweet.
    The royal sha-woman is called upon by the Dowager to do her thing. With the Dowager in supervision, she sends a voodoo curse, which takes the form of a strand of black smoke to circle around YW, first around the neck then the entire body. That is sinister! But the surprising thing is that at the end of that session, Princess Min Hwa is shown to be standing there near her grand-mother, w mouth wide-open. Dowager says: “It is done now. You will get what you want.” I think it means that the evil g-ma needs MinHwa there for some reason; MH is made to do it in exchange for her request to be married to Yeom. Remember when the evil old woman had an expression of a light-bulb being turned on when Min Hwa barged in on her w her outrageous request in the previous ep?
    YW falls sick, so Minister Yoon gets the other officials to call for stripping her of her title of the Crown Prince’s betrothed, with the excuse that she is not fit to bear the nation’s heirs, n for her removal fr the palace, in case the disease is contagious. That of course is the whole pt of this evil plan: with YW out of the way, they can install Yoon’s daughter in that position.
    Minister Yoon warns the Dowager against Hwon’s “pretended innocence”. He is sharp n strategic. She immediately has a talk w Hwon, seemingly to comfort him abt YW’s expulsion, but is a thinly veiled threat against everything n everyone he holds dear. He is told to forget YW n accept what is coming or else…..

    YW is brought home to languish. The royal doctor is sent but know not why she is sick. Hwon can’t stand it n finds a way to visit her secretly. Their short visit is sweet, w him putting on a brave face, n her telling him how happy she has been since meeting him. He gives her a gift of a golden hairpin that rightfully belongs to the Crown Prince’s wife. It has a phoenix with a pearl n a ruby on it; the pearl represents the sun, the ruby, the moon. I have a feeling that this hairpin will have a role to play in their re-union! Look fwd to it!
    Woon was the one Hwon asked to accompany him in this clandestine operation to visit YW at her home. Yeom sees Woon there n tells Woon that Hwon has plans to pick him as his personal guard. That’ll be an adventure, wouldn’t it?
    Seul looks on fr a corner. Yeom tells Woon that Seul seems to have feelings for Woon, n has been emulating his swordsmanship. It makes sense that as sb who loves martial arts, she admires Woon who is so good at it. So it isn’t Yeom that she loves, but Woon. That’s another OTP to watch when they grow up, no?

    Sha-woman comes to see YW’s father, to tell him that YW suffers fr a spiritual disease, that she won’t recover, n will only continue to suffer pointlessly unless they put her out of her misery.
    YW’s father comes home. For days, his daughter is so sick that he comes to the decision that it’s better to let her go. He sends his son away to live w his brother. I think among a group of v handsome young men, Siwan is so handsome it should be illegal for anyone to be that handsome! I love his fuschia colored robe. I want one too! But know fully well that it only looks so good becos it is on HIM! Before Yeom reluctantly goes to his uncle’s, he asks Seul to take good care of YW. Minister Heo also tries to send Seul away. She begs to stay by YW’s side.
    Minister Heo meets Sha-woman again to get a packet of herbs, with which to relieve YW of her suffering. He cooks it himself, n feeds it to her, all the while NOT knowing that his daughter will only appear to die. He cooks n feeds her the medicine. She “dies” in his arms. He says, I’ll follow you soon. Seems that he is prepared for the worst! He ought to know Yoon’s faction must be ready to get rid of him.
    Hwon hears fr his trusted eunuch that YW died that morning n is buried in a simple ceremony. We hear it w him but don’t see it yet. He stumbles into his courtyard n cries cries of uncontrollable anguish. The royal guards form a barrier to prevent him fr going out. It is these moments of his anguish that we share w him that is the heartbreaking part of this ep.

    Come on guys! At its highest pt, Ep 5 hit 27.55 in ratings last night! No small feat, for a group of young adults whose names we mostly didn’t know until now. This is an extremely well-done show n ep. Don’t focus on the sadness. Think of it as transition to an interesting future w more than one OTP, true love, fantastic bromance, palace infighting n power struggles, downing of the evil Dowager, w Hwon at the helm! Aja! Aja!

  138. 138 : lovebound Says:

    So sad!!!

  139. 139 : pei Says:

    why only 20 episodes??

  140. 140 : Neno Says:

    wooow, the rating is getting higher step by step. it makes me cant wait more , let alone to watch my handsome kim soo hyun oppa 🙂

  141. 141 : Jennie Says:

    @KDaddict TQ for the recap. At least it will quench my thirst for more a little bit. Will be extremely busy this n next week for the Lunar New Year, so I won’t be watching until after next week. So please, please do a recap for Ep 6, 7 & 8 ok?
    @ Admin and all MTETS fans, Wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year 😀

  142. 142 : Charlie Says:

    When Hwon heard Wol’s death, the younster’s perfomancr was very empressive, facing the. Uncontrolable worst fear.
    I’m looking forward the grownup group continuing the excellence perfomance.

  143. 143 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 6:
    Early in ep 6, she comes back to life!
    And they all grew up too. The king has passed on, so the Crown Prince becomes king, w the Dowager n her relative’s faction in control. I never did get the relation between the Dowager n Minister Yoon. Is he her brother? Her uncle?
    Kim Soo Hyun is v good as the young king. He continues the same acting style as Yeo, with similar mannerisms. I like the actress playing the new Bo Kyung. She is prettier than I expected, n doesn’t look hateful yet.
    JIW makes his awaited appearance! Princess Min Hwa, while not as cute as her younger self, looks a bit like her. Good casting all around, except for Yeom, who is supposed to be the MOST handsome guy in the land. The young version played by Siwan certainly is. The adult version I’m not so sure.
    The sadness here is in Hwon’s lingering sorrow, n Yang Myung’s. They don’t forget her; we feel them missing her n feel the hurt w them.
    Good show! Looking Fwd to ep 7, when the King meets her Moon again.

  144. 144 : KDaddict Says:

    Ppl were saying that fear this show for its sadness, esp. in ep 5, when YW dies. I wrote that review to show them that there is a lot of other stuff in it besides her death, that there is no need to fear it. 🙂

    I’m trying to watch Ballad of SD w not much success. You say there r places that sell it. Can u pls tell me where in SG it is sold n for how much? I’ll try to find sb there to get a copy for me. TQ.

    Happy Year of the Dragon to you and @admin too! Thanks for the new wallpaper, admin!

  145. 145 : admin Says:

    KDaddict and all the fans of ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun’,

    Happy Lunar New year!!!

  146. 146 : OK OK OK Says:

    To : Whoever likes Ahn Jae Wook (Lights & Shadows) 🙂


  147. 147 : KDaddict Says:

    Eps 5 & 6 are really awesome!
    She dies n they miss her, BUT she wakes up fr a Juliet-like death, they grow up n bigger things happen! Like:
    Hwon fighting w his grandma n officials; Like Hwon meeting YW again n falling in love; n YangMyung’s role in all of that!

    A few things fr ep 5 keep surfacing in my mind:
    -Hwon goes to see her in her sickroom; She stirs, n he asks: Do you recognize me? (Pause.) Doesn’t matter. As long as I recognize you, it’s alright.
    Doesn’t that give u hope for their 2nd meeting?

    -YW gets up to write him a letter w her last spurt of energy. No more mention has been made of it, but it’ll help them come together.

    -He gives her the Royal Consort Hairpin, fr which this drama n book derived its name. She was clutching it in her bosom when she “fell asleep” in her father’s embrace. Where is it now? I believe Sha-woman has it for safe-keeping. When will it resurface?

    -Minister Yoon n his wife both counseled their daughter to dispense of feelings of guilt n just hold on to her power n position. I look fwd to Kim Min Seo’s portrayal of the dark force.

    Ahh, the 2 boys who followed Yang Myung around were also in TPM as the little monks. Hee.
    At its height, the ratings for ep 6 reached 31.5%. Stunning.

  148. 148 : Jennie Says:

    @KDaddict Hi, Happy New Year to you too. I was in Poh Kim and TS before Christmas and I remember seeing BoS but I can’t remember which shop was selling it. As for the cost, should be under S$20 cos the title was together with all the other older and sale items. Did you check out the link from OK OK OK?

    Ep 5& 6 sounds exciting ESP after reading the recaps, both yours and other websites and I can hardly wait. I love it when there’s a super duper good drama to watch! 31.5% – WOW!

  149. 149 : iammee Says:

    It’s a great drama. The first few episodes were acted out by young actors but they were able to deliver their roles very well. I guess I also have to give merits to the director for bringing out the best in those young actors and actressess. They were not only good actors but they were also charming and lovable. I am sure these talented actors will surely go places. The rest of the esisodes will be the main cast, I am just a bit sad that jung ill woo will just be the second lead but I am sure he will have to play a good role in here. Anyway, Kim Soo Hyun is not that bad, I have seen in a few dramas and he’s also a good actor. This drama really deserve a high rating.

  150. 150 : KDaddict Says:

    I don’t live in SG. I can’t ask sb to run all over town to get it for me. Do u remember which branch of Poh Kim or TS? Would u be willing to give them a call to see which shop has it n tell them to hold it? Unless u r willing to help me buy it, n we can deal w the logistics by email. 😉

  151. 151 : Jennie Says:

    @KDaddict No problem, I can get it done for you except that I’ll be doing it from MY as I will be here for the next 3 weeks with my in laws. Let me check if it’s available here. Otherwise it’ll have to wait until I go back to SG. Will keep you informed.

  152. 152 : KDaddict Says:

    Many thx. Have a wonderful holiday w your family.
    Sa Hae Bok Ma Ni Ba Deu Se Yo!

  153. 153 : Mic Says:

    Happy Lunar New Year to admin and everybody on the forum!

  154. 154 : archeRidz Says:

    this drama so cool!!!
    so touching… T_T
    so far it very nice…
    like it so much…

  155. 155 : Mia Says:

    seoul : 28.6 % !!!

    WTF !! o_O

  156. 156 : Charlie Says:

    To everyone,

    새해 복 마이 바다서요!
    Happy Lunar New Year!

  157. 157 : Mic Says:

    Watched episode 5 with a lot of fast-forwarding to escape the sad parts!

  158. 158 : Mic Says:


    If her (Kim Min Seo) performance in Baby Faced Beauty is any indication, she can act vicious! 🙂

  159. 159 : KDaddict Says:

    I do that too sometimes. Another way is to watch the sad parts w/o sound! Nothing is v sad w/o sound! Then may be 3rd time around, u can watch at normal speed w sound. Hahahaha!
    I’m glad to hear the she can act vicious. I’m sure she’ll have to do nasty things after King meets Wol, n she feels threatened. I’m just happy that when she 1st appears in ep 6, she doesn’t immediately look evil, so that we don’t hate her outright. I almost (but not quite) feel sorry for BoK becos it seems to be her fate to occupy that position since she is born in the clan of the Wicked Witch. I want to be able to see her as human. Did u see Sparkling? Like Lee Yuri did a fantastic job as the evil sister becos all the while she made me hate her char while appreciating her. Added enjoyment!

  160. 160 : KDaddict Says:

    Is Bach’s Veg Store any good? 10 eps have aired now. Ratings rather unsteady. Should I watch it?
    I’m liking Bad Family, only role for Nam Sang Mi that I like her in.

  161. 161 : KDaddict Says:

    At its highest pt during that ep (6), rating was 31.5%! Occurred during JIW’s presence on screen!

  162. 162 : Neno Says:

    waaaw it got the 1st place!!! aaaa kim soo hyun 🙂

  163. 163 : chR15 Says:

    like i said before..it gonna be >30%..

  164. 164 : Mic Says:


    I like Bach Veg Store. The first episode was dark but after that it gets better. I never really like Ji Chang Wook when I watched Smile, Dong Hae but in here I start to feel his charm. This drama has its funny moments but I won’t really call it a comedy. If you want I can give you more detail about the storyline, but I don’t want to ruin your fun if you’re going to watch it. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

    The fast forwarding really helped, though I probably missed out on the great performances of the youngsters. Just really amazed by how good they are at this young age!

  165. 165 : KDaddict Says:

    Do tell me the story line. If in doubt, I like to know b4 jumping in.
    The young actors, tho teenagers, have many years of acting experience under their belts. You Must return to watch them later, after YW comes back to life! Don’t miss out on it!

  166. 166 : lovebound Says:

    love…love…love…love it!!!

  167. 167 : princess Says:

    why r u guys have a chat in here -___- ??

    just comment about the movie please -____-

    i like this drama, deep curiosity in each episode…that’s why the ratings is very high,,,i hope this drama have a happy ending….and keep beat up the ratings


  168. 168 : KDaddict Says:

    This is called a “Chat Board”.
    Did u NOT notice that the messages were addressed to specific ppl by name? They r not meant for u. So don’t read them. Just becos u name yourself “princess”, doesn’t mean u own this website. Now don’t be a pain n just comment.

  169. 169 : anna Says:

    when the dvd wiil ou???t…curious… i wanna buy…

  170. 170 : jessie lou bullecer Says:

    omooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow!!! ratings are so high…. chukahae ^^

  171. 171 : kanha Says:

    Happy Lunar New year to everyone 🙂

  172. 172 : hallyu lover Says:

    so far so good…I’m liking this drama…Han Ga In looks so fine…..she doesn’t look like 30 years old at all…she looks like a 21

  173. 173 : [email protected] Says:


  174. 174 : andu go dady Says:

    I really love this drama…….

  175. 175 : aqua238 Says:

    This drama awesome..The number of episodes must be increased..i think it must be at least 24-26 ep..

  176. 176 : RoseIntheRain Says:

    “Kids are really rocking”……. super acting !!!!love this drama

  177. 177 : [email protected] Says:

    Kids great acting skill!!!!

  178. 178 : kk Says:

    Though it was so sad watching ep5, but I couldnt skip any part of it (I always did when it comes to heart-breaking moments). The young cast was so great. Just enjoyed and appreciated every moment of it. And of course after finished ep6, feelings changed again, really looking forward to the development of the story and the adult cast, so excited and cant wait for the next ep.

    @KDaddict Thank you for the recap, and looking forward to the next one…

  179. 179 : KDaddict Says:

    Ahh……finally ppl are watching ep 5! I guess the Eng subs come out at last!
    Isn’t it fantastic? Just absolutely fantastic? The young cast tho only 12, 14, 18, have all had many years of acting experience under their belts. I love them!
    So far, only Kim Soo Hyun and JIW are as great to watch as their younger versions. The other members of the adult cast I’m not yet sure. We’ll see when they have more screen time.
    I wrote that recap to show ppl that while sad, ep 5 is full of other emotions too, n they need not fear it. I didn’t want anyone to miss out on such a wonderful ep n show! 🙂
    Ep 7 n 8 are coming in a day or two. We’ll see Han Ga In’s rendition of Wol, n see the lovers meets. Exciting!

  180. 180 : rian Says:

    kids acting i really like it…

  181. 181 : julieee Says:


    Hangul: 해를 품은 달
    romanization: Haereul Poomeun Dal
    literal title: The Moon Embracing The Sun not The Moon That Embracing the Sun ot The Sun and The Moon

  182. 182 : utahaha Says:

    love this new drama 😀

  183. 183 : KDaddict Says:

    Re #147:
    One more thing, tho Yeom tells Woon that Seul is interested in Woon n has been emulating his martial arts style, I’m not convinced. I still think that the one Seul is in love is Yeom, becos 2 out of 3 times we saw her, was when she was hiding in a corner, looking at Yeom fr a distance. When do you see her looking only at Woon? I mean if you grow up in a household with Yeom, as played by Si Wan, wouldn’t you be drooling over him too?

    Something must have happened to Yeom while growing up. He has lost his stunning good looks as the most handsome man in the land! Even the shape of his face has changed! I’m having problems accepting this new actor as Yeom. He seems much older than the others too, esp. his wife!

  184. 184 : Charlie Says:

    To be honest, after the casting switch near end of ep6, I only enjoyed Jung Il woo’s appearance All others were so so, not as impressive as the young casts. I already started to miss those young casts. It appears that there are many big shoes to fill for the grownup casts.
    I like the leasing actress in The Bad Guy, but isn’t she a little too old for the young king and the prince?! The age differences are too big.
    I can’t wait for next ep.

  185. 185 : KDaddict Says:

    Korean netizens have been extremely unreceptive of the adult cast. So have Chinese audiences on the mainland. Who would have thought that a group of child actors completely steal the lime light? They utterly deserve it! I miss them already!
    I think the problem is that the child actors have been uniformly well-cast n their quality high, whereas the adults r more unevenly cast. The age differences r an impediment for some viewers: Han GI is 30. The guy playing Yeom is 33! To KimSH’s 23, n JIW’s 24. In the drama, Wol is supposed to be 18, to Yeom’s 21, to Min Hwa’s 17! The nos. don’t bother me per se, but actors do need to look their parts, not to mention act as well as the child actors did. 😉

  186. 186 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 6:
    This ep’s big deal is really in the transition to the adult cast. Plot-wise not a lot happens in ep 6:
    YW comes back to life, inside the coffin no less. She is taken to live w Sha-woman, Seul, and the little girl whom she saved in the market. She lost her memory, so Sha-woman conveniently makes up a story that she was abandoned by her parents, n has been raised as a sha-woman apprentice. They call her Wol, meaning Moon. They go off to live in a secluded location.
    Poor Hwon is forced to marry BK, as he has been blackmailed by Dowager to accept whatever is arranged (by the heavens more like by her, that evil witch!).
    We see the guys grow up; they continue to miss YW. Meanwhile, Hwon’s father has died, so he has become King. KimSH is so fine as the King, n I love the way he plays w his court officials n w his queen, BK. He leaves no doubt in their minds that he is no puppet! For years now, he has refused to consummate the marriage on the pretense of sickness. Haha! I don’t doubt that he is sick at the sight of her, thinking of what could have been w YW!
    Yeom has married Princess MH, an act that saves his family fr banishment or obliteration, for the crime of supposedly hiding YW’s illness fr the court when he presented her to be chosen as Prince consort.
    YangM comes back fr another one of his long absences. JIW appears n the screen lights up. He hallucinates seeing YW, who tells him to go visit Hwon, who is lonely in the palace.
    Minister Yoon n Dowager r plotting to send Hwon away for some rest at the “Vacation Palace”, to let him take his mind off matters n for them to tighten their grip on the court, as if it is not tight enough already.
    Sha-woman is notified by her friend? colleague? teacher? of the upcoming change in nature’s forces, that their chance has come….
    Ep 7 should send Hwon right into the presence of Wol!

  187. 187 : [email protected] Says:

    Next ep…..!!!!!!!! wow I can’t wait!!!!

  188. 188 : ANGEL LOCSIN Says:

    did you know that moon geun young of cinderella sister was first offered as the role of ha ga in but did not accept because kim soo hyun is not that famous?? huh!!! i wonder what moon feels now that the rating is so high… why?? isn’t she enough to capture the hearts of the viewers being already a good actress at that… does she need a famous actor also… Huh…

  189. 189 : ANGEL LOCSIN Says:

    i agree to kdaddict… the age difference really matters…
    but.. in fairness… though ha gain is 30 and kim soo hyun is 23… but still ha gain is really a baby face… lol… we will just wait on ep 7… because of the transition…

  190. 190 : KDaddict Says:

    @Angel Loscin-189,
    Hi there, in fairness, I said that the age difference in Numbers itself does not bother me, But I think it is important that they look their part.
    Therefore, I just want them to look like whatever age that they r playing, Next to the lover, wife, brother, who is whatever age they are supposed to be.
    The adult Yeom definitely looks too old to be 21, n he looks too old next to his wife;
    Han Ga In looks younger than her real age of 30, but her chemistry w KSH is yet to be seen.
    While MoonGY is famous n cute; she has quite a different feel than HanGI, n would have given the drama a diff vive. Not better or worse, just diff. 🙂

  191. 191 : hARLOW Says:

    Love the this drama…:)

  192. 192 : hARLOW Says:

    looking forward for the episode 7…….

  193. 193 : aLpha Says:

    Daebak….!!! Figthing….

  194. 194 : Sarah Says:

    This drama is so good. But! People say park bo young will suit the place better than han ga in. is this true?

  195. 195 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 7:
    Rating reached 37% at its Highest point in this ep!

    I fell in love tonight, watching Kim Soo Hyun. I thought he was a young idol star. But he is hot and he really can act! As JIW! 2 Suns indeed! Love them both, but in ep 7, KSH owns the screen.

  196. 196 : Lita Says:

    honestly i love this drama..the story, and i love KSH so much
    he is so amazing
    but unfortunately the his co-star is Han ga in..i cant see the chemistry between them.KSH too handsome and too young for Han gain, eventhough han gain’face is babyface still cant cover the amazing KSH..
    i dont like her acting in badguy..she is not pretty enough for her role..bad choice Pdnim..BUT still i love this drama i will continue watching this for the sake of KSH!!!!!

  197. 197 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 7:
    I liked HanGI in Witch Amusement. That role suited her. Whereas everyone agreed that the young girl was perfect as YW, HanGI seems just OK as Wol. At least in ep 7, she is not captivating. Her big eyes r always opened WIDE, to the pt of distraction. I think it is rightly said in #196 that KSH is so perfect as Hwon that next to him, she is not.

  198. 198 : Mia Says:

    the drama gonna be extended by 10 more episodes !

  199. 199 : Girl Says:

    i like this drama so much

  200. 200 : gilvey mutya Says:

    hi i hope there isa new episode in this drama..i love to watch it…

  201. 201 : frida i.n Says:

    love this so much 🙂

  202. 202 : KDaddict Says:

    Once in a while a KD rewards you w an actor in a role he is born to play, special performances and intense moments that take your breath away! Ep 7 of METS does just that!

    I love it:
    When Yang Myung recognizes YW at first glance;
    When the King appears Soooo regal in his palanquin;
    When the King sits in his bath soaked in his robe;
    (No skin, but I’ll take what I can get! Heehee!)
    When the King looks Soooo damn pretty in fuschia;
    (Oh, pretty boys do fuschia well! Siwan did too!)
    When young YW appears before the king in an apparition;
    (How can a 12 year old girl has so much poise, grace n beauty? Aren’t they supposed to be little ducklings?)
    When the King sits opposite Wol for a drink, suspecting that she knows him fr the past;
    (How can a 23 yr old actor who has never suffered heartbreak portray sorrow so well?)
    When Min Hwa gets a fit for having swollen eyes thereby making her unattractive to her beloved nam pyeon! (Some things never change.) 🙂
    When the king lets BK into his quarters n proceeds to call her bluff that he takes some concubines; Hahaha.
    (Too bad he passes out b4 he can rip her heart into tiny little pieces for our satisfaction!)

    As for Han GI, she hasn’t done anything in this ep that impresses me yet. Neither has anyone else.

  203. 203 : devi Says:

    Wow look at the rating, its gonna be great drama, specialy my lovely kim so hyun as a lead actor

  204. 204 : Duchess Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun has proven himself to be a very talented actor. He was great in Will It Snow For Christmas and Giant and his popularity grew when he became the lead in Dream High. He held himself high among idol stars like Suzy, Taekyeon and IU in Dream High and though singing wasn’t his forte, he did well. Acting is what he does best. He is first an actor and not just an idol star, as someone mentioned earlier as he has proven himself once again in this drama.

  205. 205 : KDaddict Says:

    After ep 7 has aired, there r many complaints abt HanGI as Wol, playing opposite KSH. I ask myself if I had my choice, who would I pick for that role. I know it wouldn’t be HGI, nor Moon GY.
    I honestly don’t know. Do you?

  206. 206 : KDaddict Says:

    Spoiler Alert!
    Ep 8:
    They meet in the Palace! She is taken there to be a “cure” for his sickness, which renders him unable to “mate” with his Queen, a big concern for his evil grandma n her faction. He is offered an herbal tea to make him sleep deeply. Then she sits close to him thru the night, to absorb negative forces from his body. It is not a job that a regular person would or could do, becos that bad energy would make this person sick. So she is kidnapped from Sha-woman’s abode, taken to the palace and forced to do this.
    But then, after she sits with him, puts her hand on his forehead in the night, he dreams sweet dreams, sleeps well, n wakes up invigorated! Poor guy has been plagued by nightmares since YW died.
    He begins to get vague feelings that there is sb there beside him at night. She begins to recover bits n pieces of memories of being w him in the palace as a teen.
    He is smart enough to pretend choking in order to cough up the tea, so he sleeps undrugged. He opens his eyes, grabs Wol by her hand, pushes her down on his royal bedding, and proceeds to ask her questions, so many of them, so urgently. I love it that this comes so quickly at the end of ep 8, so soon after she is brought to the palace by the bad guys sent by the Dowager. The plot moves forward rapidly.

    I’ve watched ep 7 three times, plus ep 8 once. I find HanGI’s portrayal of Wol less than interesting. Her face is frozen like a deer caught in headlights. For a leading lady playing a girl who has been thru hell n back, she is really unexpressive. She is a big name actress. I had expected better.

  207. 207 : Charlie Says:

    @206 KDaddict:
    Thanks for the preview. In deed, it is a spoiler.

    I can’t wait to watch ep. 8 tonight.

    Ep. 7, KSH showed that he can really act. I was concerned whether he can portrait the king as he played a complete opposite character in Dream High. What can I say, he can really act. A compain is I don’t think JIW had enough appearances in this episode as he deserved. I would like to see him more. HGI, I don’t think she fits this character, at least, she hasn’t showed that so far. And yes, she’s too old for the young king, age or appearance wise. I just don’t see the chemistry between them.

  208. 208 : jenny Says:

    dis gona be a great…..m eager 2 watch d remainin episode….

  209. 209 : sweet Says:

    @206 kDaddict: thank you for the recap, i watch episode 7 without sub last night it is the unwise thing to do because i cant understand what they were talking and base on what i saw i cant sleep because i thought they were being caught/know that yeon is alive thats why they kidnap her….ha ha ha, now i have peace of mind!

  210. 210 : imhel Says:

    Once again, thanks for the synopses….enough to quench the avidness for KDramas.

  211. 211 : imhel Says:

    Is there another drama you can recommend?…I usually watch 2 or 3 dramas at a time….I’m looking for a couple more to add to METS, How is Take Care of Us Captain? I see the ratings are very low. How about Wild Romance, ratings are also in the single digits.

  212. 212 : caca Says:

    does any1 know where to watch this drama on utube?

  213. 213 : KDaddict Says:

    I like JIW too. He was great in Return of Iljimae; he was the highlight in 49Ds, and was delicious as Cha Chi Soo. I got excited abt this show becos of him. But this story doesn’t give him much room to exercise his acting muscles, other than to look forlorn. Even if he gets more screen time, I’m afraid we won’t get to see him do what he does best. Such a waste. Sigh.
    I lament the casting of HGI. Not everyone looks good in sageuk. Hair is combed back; there is nothing but their face on camera. More imptly, her limited repertoire of expressions ruins her scenes w Hwon. Double Sigh.

  214. 214 : KDaddict Says:

    I WAS happiest when I watched 7 new KDs at once, 2 hours a day! But I found that it was like Kissing many frogs to find a prince; we’ve to suffer many bad KDs to find a gem. So I’m much more selective now. When there is a shortage of good new shows, I go back to some old ones that I skipped, e.g. now I need to revisit KSH’s works to watch his talented acting.
    Among the new shows, I strongly recommend Padam2, n to a lesser extent Fermentation Family. IMO, JungWS’s acting in PP is even better than Shin’s in Brain. Kim Bum is a wonderful surprise too. PP is so sweet n tender in its 1st 10 eps that it’s mesmerizing. Then it changes its tone becos of a looming threat. In ep 15, it knocked my socks off, w its intensity n surprises. I feel that I’m watching 3 shows for the price (time) of one! Must watch!
    FF is diff fr your ave KD. Song Il Gook n PJH don’t fail to deliver. It is a bit slow n quaint. Might not suit v young palettes.
    There r always fangirls who say, “I don’t care abt the low ratings, I love you oppa, noonie!” I for one, care immensely abt ratings. I haven’t yet come across a truly good show w low ratings! Though there r lousy shows w hi ratings, but those u can usually smell a mile away.

    @sweet-209, imhel-210,
    You are welcome. Happiness is when a KD gives us chars that we care so much abt that it keeps us awake! Heehee.

  215. 215 : KDaddict Says:

    Abt Padam2: I wrote some recaps for it. If curious, you can just read recap for Ep 1, to get a sense of whether you’ll like it. Ep 1 can be confusing n therefore off-putting.

  216. 216 : Harlow Says:

    where to watch episode 7 & 8 wd eng sub titles…plzzzz.

  217. 217 : [email protected] Says:

    I’m still thinking about No min Woo if he can play a role Heo Yeom because he has a beautiful face like Si Wan.

  218. 218 : sweet Says:

    @217: or maybe soong yoong ki as Heo Yeom and yoo seung ho as Un, pretty boys in a cast ha ha ha.

  219. 219 : caca Says:

    I have to disagree with KAddict. I think HGI did well. She express her feeling perfectly. Have you watch the scene where she is crying when she sees the King? And do you watch the last scene from ep 8? I already feel the chemistry between her and KSH. I know she is older but she looks so young (and cute too). I can’t believe she’s 30. Anyway, give her a chance. Considering it’s her first sageuk drama, maybe she’s a bit nervous. She also has less time to prepare this film since she has another film, Introduction to Architecture. So, please stop complaining and enjoy the drama because I love everything about this drama.

  220. 220 : Seyra Says:

    @ Nine @35 & @sweet Love both your suggestions. Maybe even Choi Si Won too will definitely be more pleasing to the eyes then the present one who is yikes to me. Or Jae Joong or Yoon Yun Shi!

    @caca I too believe that Han Ga In is doing a pretty good job. She’s cute and gutsy and she looks young enough to make her compatible with KSH. Kim Yoo Jung and Yeo Jin Goo both did a splendid job and even though I miss watching them, the two main adult leads are great too.

  221. 221 : kk Says:

    Just finished ep7, totally fall in love with KSH. English subbed for ep7 just out at kimchidramas.net

    @ KDaddict no wonder why you watched ep7 three times, I’m going back for more 🙂

  222. 222 : KDaddict Says:

    @caca-291, Seyra-220,
    Abt HGI, the reaction to her playing Wol is very much split among viewers in Korea n elsewhere. So, don’t worry abt it, we can agree to disagree.
    A casting that causes so much disagreement (almost 50-50) suggests certain inadequacies. A successful casting is generally not controversial.
    If u had read my earlier posts, you’d know that I kept postposing judgement on her. It was only after watching ep 7 three times, n ep 8 once that I really noticed a limited range of expressions fr her. How many times have u watched ep 7? Watch it a few more times n see if u still feel the same way.
    Another way to look at it is this:
    Compare her acting to the younger Yeon Woo’s, who do u prefer?
    Compare her acting to KSH, who is the better actor?
    If she compares well to both, then you like her. If not, then, it shows some deficiencies in her casting n acting.
    Ppl will come to diff conclusions.
    You are lucky. It’s far better to like her than not, then u get to enjoy the show so much more. Lucky you!

  223. 223 : KDaddict Says:

    I love ep 7 for the reasons listed in #202!
    But mostly Ep 7 is so great primarily becos of KSH! He has taken his acting up a few notches fr Dream Hi! What he can communicate w a glance shows him to be a true talent! And notice how his expression can change from veiled anger, to friendliness, to a joke, to sarcasm all within 1 second! It’ s just awesome. And he is all of 23!
    Ep 8:
    The high-light in ep 8 for me is Eunuch Hyung Sun’s acting. It is so fun to watch. Other than that, it seems to me rather flat acting-wise. The other hi-lite is Hwon’s shining as the bright sun, due to his improved health. And the plot development of Wol being brought to Hwon’s side at night. But the later 2 pts r not acting related.
    What will happen in ep 9, 10? That’s the Qn!!!

  224. 224 : kk Says:

    @KDaddict agree with u. KSH’s expression just came thru within a glance. I love his acting in Dream High and he clearly elevates his skill in this drama. Just cant wait for ep8 to come out in Eng subbed!! This is the drama (in quite some time) that I watched without once fast forwarding since ep1…..ie ie

  225. 225 : KDaddict Says:

    When I watch KSH sitting there, the camera pan in on his face, I can see all kinds of emotions in his eyes, Just his eyes.
    Yet, when the camera pan in on HGI’s face, all I see is eyes opened v wide! 🙁

  226. 226 : [email protected] Says:

    I like you king Lee Hwon.

  227. 227 : luciana Says:


  228. 228 : OK OK OK Says:

    I watched Ep 1 & 2 and not the rest bc of the sadness around the love of the child actors actresses. Then I heard that the leading adults starts to appear in Ep 7 & 8 and I watch from there. There isn’t much sadness so I can take it. Hee Hee. 🙂

    I am happy with Han Ga In as Wol more than Moon Geun Young though both are good actress. To me, MGY face got a small kid looks.
    Han Ga In looks very young in this drama.

    I started to know Kim Soo Hyun when he acted in Will It Snow in Christmas. From that drama, I already knew that one day he will act in leading roles when he grows much older. He is a great actor. 🙂

    Aja Aja fighting !!!!!

  229. 229 : theworstme Says:

    i really love this drama.. it’s getting more exciting each episode !

  230. 230 : dramaluv Says:

    I loved the beginning of this drama. The children actors have done an
    exceptional job in their roles. Giving the adult actors a great advantage.

    So far the believe Kim Soo Hyun and Jung Il Woo are doing a great job.
    In additon to the eunch , the Queen Dowager and even the Queen bride
    are pretty good in their roles.

    However, so far, I’m not feeling the chemistry between the king and the adult
    Wol. She doesn’t seem to convey the same feeling and her child counterpart.
    It would have been better to cast an unknown or a younger a actress like
    Lee Eun Song for the role.

  231. 231 : jj Says:

    OK OK OK : i dont like han ga in . her acting is not good for me oke

  232. 232 : Miêu Says:


  233. 233 : Noisy Says:

    I would like to give a big applause to the little actors who portrayed deaf in their roles
    I became a fan not only because of the cool story line but also because of the kids. Well done to the two little leads Yeo Jin Goo and Kim Yoo Jung. All the best for you two’s future! Hope this series continue to blow my mind away

  234. 234 : imhel Says:

    Thanks for your input. I started Padam2, got to ep2 but hasn’t caught my liking yet so I stopped….I’ll see it again and continue, maybe this time I will get some excitement.

    @KDaddict + comments#230 & #231
    I agree, the acting of the younger Wol/YeonWoo is much better than Han Ga In’s portrayal of the older version. As an example, the last scene where Han Ga In was hyperventilating in the palanquin and being compared to the scenes when she was buing buried. The younger Yeon Woo emoted well than Han Ga In…But then again, 7 & 8 are just the 2 episodes she’s appeared. Hopefully it gets better until the final episode.

  235. 235 : Seyra Says:

    Love the drama. Han Ga In and Kim Soo Hyun are doing a fantastic job, and so did the young cast. I think the adult cast are having a harder time and have a more difficult task due to the great acting from the young cast. Because we have come to love their individual style, we start comparing them to the adults. KSH is doing a better job because he himself has some habits (like the raising of the eye brows and the pouting lips that we see so much of in his other dramas) whereas HGI has always had sad and more serious and mature roles in her other dramas. The fact that she has to act a much younger role and to have an expression of blankness due to her loss of memory, I think she is doing and holding on very well. So, give her a chance, I prefer her anytime to some other unknown and not so pretty stars. At least she is pleasing to the eyes than what’s her name in Flower Boy!

  236. 236 : Seyra Says:

    Love the drama. Han Ga In and Kim Soo Hyun are doing a fantastic job, and so did the young cast. I think the adult cast are having a harder time and have a more difficult task due to the great acting from the young cast. Because we have come to love their individual style, we start comparing them to the adults. KSH is doing a better job because he himself has some habits (like the raising of the eye brows and the pouting lips that we see so much of in his other dramas) whereas HGI has always had sad and more serious and mature roles in her other dramas. The fact that she has to act a much younger role and to have an expression of blankness due to her loss of memory, I think she is doing and holding on very well. So, give her a chance, I prefer her anytime to some other unknown and not so pretty stars. At least she is pleasing to the eyes than what’s her name in Flower Boy and Color of Woman!

  237. 237 : caca Says:

    I will be honest with u. I don’t care if everyone think that I’m the weirdest because I never think Kim Yoo Jung’s acting is good (Sorry to KYJ fans). If u watch the first episode, when she looks at the butterfly, her expression look stiff to me. And I see other scene where her expression seems so awkward. I know she is still young but I’ll just be honest that I’m not impressed with her acting right now. I think Kim So Hyun (young Bo Kyung) act better than her. I don’t think you should compare HGI to KSH. Like I said before, she has less time to prepare this drama than KSH since she has to film the other movie too. If I look at many comments from the forum, I don’t see any harsh criticism towards HGI’ acting. If you are being too harsh, then you couldn’t enjoy the drama because she is the main character. I like this drama because of the story so I wouldn’t mind with KYJ or HGI’s acting too much. Just to let u know, I’m not a fan of HGI. I never watch her drama before except this one. Anyway I accept ur opinion.

  238. 238 : kdviewer Says:

    Have watched ep1-8.
    I agree that young cast (ep1-6) have done a fantastic job especially the young lee hwon and the young wol.
    The adult cast pale in comparison. Among the adult cast, only the young king and his half brother have got into their roles… but i do not see the chemistry of the 2 brothers in ep 7.
    I am also having problems associating the rest of the adult cast with their cuter and more impressionable younger selves. Do not like HGI as she does not portray the grace and intelligence of the younger wol. Her voice is also not sweet, and her big eyes give impression of ‘blank’ look. Memory lapse does not make one less graceful nor less intelligent.
    Same goes for Wol’s brother… he does not portray a learned man as siwan (young heo heom) did as tutor to young lee hwon.

  239. 239 : kdviewer Says:

    Perhaps, Nam Gyu Ri (in 49 days) could portray Wol better. Have not seen her in historical dramas but think she may fit as she has a gentle, sweet look and voice. Her chemistry with JIW (acting as prince yang myung) was also good in 49 days.

  240. 240 : Seyra Says:

    #Kdviewer Have to disagree there about Nam Gyu Ri. Too plastic and not enough talent. 49 Days got that far because of Lee Yo Won’s acting, interest in JIW and script. Her facial expressions are worse. Between HGI and NGR, my preference will surely be HGI.

  241. 241 : princess Says:

    love the story….amazing story…very deep line storyyy like it sooo mucchhh

  242. 242 : Cassie Says:

    Love this drama very much and cannot wait to see the next episode. Great acting from the young cast and love Kim SH and Han GI. Jung IW is still as handsome but his acting is not any different from all his other dramas. I don’t know the other adult cast but I also think that the adult Princess isnt so good. The young princess is very much cuter. One should think that the Princess character would be changed after her lost of innocence about life but she is still the same. I don’t like her character at all and I hope Yeom will surely be with Seol in the end.

  243. 243 : KDaddict Says:

    Hi, I’m glad u noticed that there aren’t any harsh comments twds HanGI. It’s not that we r harsh that we don’t like her acting. It is becos her acting doesn’t let us feel any emotions that we r dissatisfied. We sooo want to love it, u know? If only she’d throw us a bone, we’d happily lick it up.
    You said u like this drama becos of the story so u don’t mind the acting so much. That might is a vastly diff attitude fr most viewers’. 🙂
    Why do I say to compare HGI w KSH’s acting? It’s becos they r acting partners here. It’s like 2 ppl playing tennis. To have a good game, their levels must be quite close. When u have 2 ppl acting as lovers, n one person’s acting is far superior, then u have a see-saw that fails to bounce off the other.
    KSH’s acting shows real talent that prep time of weeks or months can’t achieve.
    As for the Kim Yoo Jung (young YW), she impressed many viewers w so much poise, grace n elegance that is rare among 12 year olds, n those qualities r dearly needed to portray that char. We don’t even need to be talking abt her acting. No need to be sorry; I think it is safe to say that she didn’t have a legion of fangirls prior to this show to take offense on her acct.
    Nice talking to u.

  244. 244 : Lily228 Says:

    All are good actors and actresses in this show, be it young or old. 🙂 A very good drama. I like most is young Lee Hwon – Yeo Jin Goo – he will grow up to be a very dashing guy. Keep it up.. Looking forward to your success. 🙂

  245. 245 : Linda Says:

    I love this dramaaaaaa! *.*

  246. 246 : OK OK OK Says:

    Seyra – I am with you. 🙂

    @ 238 Kdviewer.
    I thought when a person lost her memory, its also mean she forgot her part of her past & also what she has learned. Learning makes a person intelligent. She is right to look blank at times bc of her memory loss. I think she had portrayed well in her blank emotion…….

    I have watched Han Ga In acted in these dramas and enjoyed it very much bc she acted well
    Witch Amusement (SBS, 2007)
    Super Rookie (MBC, 2005)
    Terms of Endearment (KBS, 2004)
    Yellow Handkerchief (KBS, 2003)

    Luckily, Wol is not acted by Nam Gyu Ri, if not I will be vvv disappointed. 😉

  247. 247 : Charlie Says:

    Dear Admin,
    Could you please remove the facebook popup from this website? It’s really annoying that the popup is covering big part of my screen, especially on my phone screen.

  248. 248 : Charlie Says:

    I expected more from episode 8.
    The performances from the two leading men are enjoyable, but the leading lady’s performance is kind of disappointing. Looking at her blank face, I kept thinking – Booootoooooox. Her eyes are big and pretty, but not much emotion either, besides shocking. Maybe if I were her big fan, I would be able to tolerate this kind of performance. I hope she can turn around in future episodes, for the sake of the success of the project.
    I hope next episode can deliver more.

  249. 249 : Mas Says:

    Enjoying this drama greatly. Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In are both wonderful. A lot of people are arguing over Han’s performance. well, what can I say except if she irritates you so much, then don’t watch if you can’t appreciate. I am not a fan of Han Ga In even though I’ve seen many of her dramas, but I don’t think she’s that bad as some people here who never tire complaining about her. If you can’t enjoy the drama with her in it, please save yourself the heartache of watching and move on to another drama if you can’t show your support and let others who appreciate enjoy. Sure you have all your right to voice your opinion, but isn’t once enough, over the same subject and not go round insisting that she’s no good, in your opinion but she’s good to others.

  250. 250 : admin Says:


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  251. 251 : kdviewer Says:

    @240 Seyra, @246 Ok Ok Ok
    As pointed out by KDaddict @243 – poise, grace n elegance are qualities portrayed by young Wol. Having viewed HGI’s performance in ep7-8, I get impression that she does not seem to possess these qualities.

    I have not seen HGI in other dramas, but if she is that good an actress with extensive experience, then she should be able to step into the character of Wol as follow up from the young Wol.

    I am not a fan of NGR nor of 49 days. I thought of her only because her image may fit Wol. I wasn’t that impressed with NGR’s performance in 49 days, but given HGI’s lackluster performance in Ep7-8, may be even NGR could do better if she can assimilate into the role.

    As for loss of memory of what she has learnt in past, I’m pretty sure Wol has relearnt those as she has lots of books in her room (which was remarked by Lee Hwon when Wol brought him to her place after she found him lost in the fog).

    Anyhow, we viewers have different satisfactions of HGI’s performance due to different expectations and perceptions. I am only expressing my opinion and you can rightfully disagree with me since you feel otherwise.

    Hopefully, HGI gets better from ep 9 onwards…

  252. 252 : KDaddict Says:

    I’m sad to read your comment.
    You think Viewing is only the right of ppl who love the performance of every actor in a show?
    PPl aren’t allowed to love some performance and not others in a show? Why?
    If as u suggest, only those who love everyone n everything in a show are allowed to watch, then there’s be few viewers!
    You think A forum such as this one is reserved for ppl who says: Oppa, Unnie, I love you! I love this show to pieces! What is interesting abt such a thread?
    You must be new to this or else very young.
    FYI, Open forums exist for ppl to voice their opinion. Good discussion is when ppl have diff opinions, express them peacefully, n discuss them in a friendly manner, which is what is happening here.

  253. 253 : KDaddict Says:

    @kdviewer-238, 251,
    I agree w every word.
    Whatever her name, YW/Wol is supposed to be a v intelligent/intellectual girl. The collection of books n the Go set in her room r evidence of that. As the saying goes, Eyes r windows to the soul. Young as KimYJ is, she looks intelligent, by the light in her eyes. Ditto for KSH. I never disliked HGI, but her eyes r just opened so wide here they scream “Plastic surgery”! Now I have no problem w PS in actors, as long as the result is pleasant.
    2 pages back, in #205, soon as I watched ep 7, I asked who would be a better Wol. U know, I honestly don’t know.
    As for NamGR, I loved her in Life is Beautiful (abt a family on Jeju), but then she got sooo much PS that she looked like a doll more than a person in 49D!
    Hope to see more of u here n on other threads. What else u watching?

  254. 254 : agave Says:

    I don’t have a problem with the acting abilities of any of the actors, but I am concerned that the main focus on this series is on the relationship between Hwon and Yeon Woo/Wol. I have a problem with this because the writers have made it clear, over and over and over, that these 2 people are fated to be together no matter what. Unfortunately, I don’t find Yeon Woo/Wol and Hwon’s relationship as interesting as I find their relationships with other characters.

    For instance, after I watch each episode I usually find myself wanting to re-watch their scenes with other characters more than I want to watch them in scenes together. For future episodes, I would like to see the writers flesh out the other characters more and I want Jung Il Woo’s character, Yang-myung, to have a storyline that doesn’t focus solely on the character’s obsession with Yeon Woo/Wol.

    I’ve read posts by others who noted how strange it was that we didn’t get to see YM and YW interact much when they were children and that we also never got to see how they first met. I think this is the first drama I’ve ever watched where the male second lead was at such a disadvantage in a so-called triangle. Not only is he going up against a pair that is fated to be together, but the woman he loves barely knows he exists. That’s too pathetic to keep me watching this until the end unless they give YM his own storyline, where this romance angle is not the focus for the character.

    I’ve watched other dramas where I didn’t particularly care about the OTP, but still enjoyed the drama, so hope I get the same final result with this drama. The key will be to give the other characters more developed and interesting lives outside of the romance of the OTP.

  255. 255 : KDaddict Says:

    Dear @admin,
    I think Charlie is referring to the “column” that shows how many ppl like this site on facebook, tweet, etc. It is a column w 5 boxes., eg. rt now they read: 701, f-Like, 67, Tweet, 7, +1. When we read this page on iPad or iPhone, the column obscures part of the comments. Rather annoying n distracting.

  256. 256 : admin Says:

    @ KDaddict (255) & Charlie(247),

    Thanks for inform me regarding this problem.

    We just disable this function on iPad,iPhone,Blackberry,Nokia,Opera Mini and Android

  257. 257 : KDaddict Says:

    I never finished watching Dream High when I was broadcasted 12 months ago, becos I found the beginning slow going, n the female char (Hae-Yi) surly. After falling in love w KSH here, I went back n rewatched the whole thing. Wow! Am I surprised! How can he have changed so much in 12 months? In DH, he looks like a kid. In METS, he looks like a man. And of course his acting ability too has exploded! Such a joy to watch!

  258. 258 : Charlie Says:

    @250 admin,
    Thank you for your attention, but I don’t think I can post screen shot here. If you leave me an email address, I’d be happy to send your the screen shot. The little screen has “Like”, “Tweet” and 4 numbers in a column. I think it started to appear since the beginning of 2012.

  259. 259 : admin Says:

    @Charlie (258),

    We’ve already solved this problem. Please take a look for comment #256.

  260. 260 : Charlie Says:

    @256 admin,
    Thank you so much for your immediate action. My last comment was a little slow; I should have finished reading all the posts first. I hope you can disable completely. As KDaddict had pointed out, it covers some comment text session as well, even on my laptop. I don’t think these numbers help viewers much.

  261. 261 : KDaddict Says:

    I second that suggestion-#260. 🙂

  262. 262 : KDaddict Says:

    Or if you want to keep it, then perhaps change its appearance, keep it small n Stationary, as a row above Coming soon, where u already have that small box +1.

  263. 263 : admin Says:

    @Charlie (260) & KDaddict (261),

    This facebook/twitter column is NOT ONLY for view but it make the EASY WAY to SHARE this drama through Facebook, Twitter or G+.

    This problem may occur when you use the smaller size monitor screen to view this website. (same or less than 800 pixels width)

    From the data we have, there are more than 99% visitors of this website have no problem on this.

    Anyway, we will try to solve this problem so that all visitor with any size of monitor can view this website without annoying & distracting.

    Thanks again for let us know this problem.

  264. 264 : Tika mustapa Says:

    I may be the only one who wanted to watch this show because of the young actor yeo jin ku who play lee hwon crown prince character…..i’ve been his follower since giant. The older cast doesnt attract me as much as his….i hope KSH wont be shadowed by young hwon actor……and other supporting cast also great so far i am satisfied with the choices of all the cast..

  265. 265 : mitch Says:

    ..i sooooooooooo love this kdrama! keep it up!

  266. 266 : mitch Says:

    ..i love all the cast especially:
    Jung Il Woo as Prince Yang Myung and Si Wan as Heo Yeom (young)
    …ayeeeeeeeeeee! i can’t wait for Thursday to come! hayyyyssssst..

  267. 267 : julieee Says:

    hello. y the moon that embraces the sun?? iy should be THE MOON EMBRACING THE SUN and that is the “literal title” http://asianmediawiki.com/The_Moon_Embracing_The_Sun

  268. 268 : admin Says:


    There is no exact english title for this drama.

    If we follow the official website http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/sunNmoon/, then the title should be ‘the sun and the moon’.

    We use this title because it widely use in internet.

    And that’s why we also name the title also known as: The Sun and The Moon / The Moon Embracing the Sun. (Please read the article on above)

  269. 269 : [email protected] Says:

    Love this drama so much!!!!!!

  270. 270 : OK OK OK Says:

    Poise, grace & elegance are qualities of young wol. Don’t forget Kim Yoo Jung wears beautiful expensive silky Hanbok in this drama & living comfortably with her rich family (acting skills aside)

    If HGI wears the same beautiful Hanbok makes of expensive material, I can guarantee that she will look as elegant and graceful as young wol. I did see HGI gracefulness & elegant in ep 7 & 8. 😉

    Kim Yoo Jung acted as young Dong Yi who is always on the run, no silky expensive “hangbok”. It never came across my mind that she is elegant, graceful and poise in that drama?

  271. 271 : kunsang Says:

    Can’t wait for episode 9. ahhhhhh. I have to stop myself from watching it on wednesday and wait until the subs are in. that is very difficult to do.

  272. 272 : ***13*** Says:

    This drama is so good. I cant wait for episode 9 omg. I already downloaded the ost for it 😀

  273. 273 : KDaddict Says:

    Hi, Yeoreobun,,
    First, MBC is “discussing” a 4-ep extension for METS, due to its hi ratings no doubt. Not yet confirmed but most likely, becos SBS n KBS2 have announced 4-ep extensions for Take care of us Captain n Wild Romance respectively, so as to avoid having their upcoming dramas be creamed by METS.

    Second, Reaction to HanGI as Wol the world over can be divided into 3 types:
    Those who like it n think she is pretty, has doe eyes, n/or have liked her fr previous dramas; those who find her acting lacking n dislike her “bug-eyes”; n those who r neutral. It’s just a controversial casting. I don’t think we’ll come to a consensus, nor do we have to. As individuals, we like n watch a drama for various reasons. As long as we watch n like METS as a whole, we are all winners!
    Third, upcoming eps will show LOTS of sweet tender funny moments between our OTP. That, I’m sure will cause lots of ppl to forget all abt the casting, n just be bowled over by the romance!
    Happy viewing, everyone!

  274. 274 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-270,
    If grace, poise, elegance, n an intelligent look can be had w a change of clothing, they wouldn’t be worth mentioning.
    When we said that Kim YJ has it, it doesn’t imply that we think HanGI doesn’t. It’s just that to find them in a 12 yr old is such a pleasant surprise. I would pretty much assume that HGI has them, becos a leading lady having them should be a given.
    As for KimYJ not showing them in Dong Yi, her char in Dong Yi was NOT a member of the noble class. If she had projected those qualities while acting as sb of humble status, that’d be v lousy acting.
    I’m not a HGI hater. I liked her in Witch Amusement just fine. I haven’t watch those other shows of hers that u mentioned. I’m sure she is a fine actress, or else she wouldn’t have the status that she has. I do think that for every actor, there r some roles that suit them better than some others. I also have confidence that she’ll grow into her role in the upcoming eps when the OTP can play lovey-dovey. 😉

  275. 275 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 274 KDaddict

    Absolutely agree with you.

    My view @270 is response to comment 251 Kdviewer……
    As the saying goes, its in the eye of the beholder. 🙂

    Looking forward to ep 9 bc both leads will have more air time TOGETHER !!!

  276. 276 : TAVAI Says:

    it is so amazing how young actors can act well especial korean children love this drama keep up the good work

  277. 277 : Seyra Says:

    I’m pretty sure most of us have seen KYJ’s other dramas. I saw her in Powerful Opponents with Chae Rim for the first time and was greatly wowed by her sweetness and maturity even then. She is naturally graceful and possesses very fine qualities like poise and wit. I knew then that this little girl will go far and she has proven time and again that she has plenty of talent as an actress. Loved her in Gumiho and Iljimae. She even did a kissing scene with Lee Min Ho (Prince Yang Myung) at that tender age! (But looking at it closely, don’t think their lips touched 😉  )The role as Yeon Woo suits her to a T and that’s why she did very well. And being such a fine actress as she, she’ll do well in other roles as well. Same goes for Yeo Jin Goo. His first drama for me was Queen of the Game and he was cute as a button and his later dramas as in Giant, Warrior BDS and Iljimae were all winners! Can’t get enough of them? Click on links to see them again if you haven’t already:

    Yeo Jin Goo’s other dramas:

    Kim Yoo Jung & Lee Min Ho in Gumiho:

    Kim YJ, Yeo JG & LeeMH in FMV

    Kim YJ and Yeo JG in FMV (Moon/Sun & Iljimae)

  278. 278 : Seyra Says:

    #277 Correction: The video on Kim YJ, Yeo JG and Lee MH in FMV of Moon/Sun should be at:


    The one given earlier is just on Yeo JG alone. Was too captivated by his smile, thus the wrong link! Sorry!

  279. 279 : Liliy228 Says:

    #278 & #279

    Many thanks for your YJG’s links, I enjoy them vvv much! Kamsa Hamnida 🙂

  280. 280 : OK OK OK Says:

    @277 & 278 Seyra

    I have watched a few links you posted. I like most is Yeo Jin Goo & Kim Yoo Jung at the 2009 SBS awards ceremony presenting awards to those kids younger than them.. All of them are very cute & adorable especially YJG & KYJ. Yeo Jin Goo is very dashing !!!!!!!!! Thanks alot. 🙂

  281. 281 : kdviewer Says:

    @253 KDaddict,

    Thanks. Good to know we share similar views.
    I have not seen many kdramas, and started on METS during the CNY holidays out of mere curiosity as to how JIW would look in historical costume (I have seen JIW only in 49D. Have not seen his other dramas). Because of the good acting of the young cast, I finished viewing the 1st 6 eps within 2 nights, and eps 7-8 over last weekend when the eng subs were up.
    Ep 9 will be broadcasted tomor night, but shall watch it only when the eng subs are up.

    Besides METS, I am watching IRIS – 4 eps broadcasted each sat night over at KBS World. Watching the last 4 eps this coming sat. You must have seen IRIS when it was broadcasted in 2009.

  282. 282 : [email protected] Says:

    Thursday !!!!

  283. 283 : Lorena Lizardo Says:

    i love this drama from the beggining cant wait for the episode 9 to be download in the web the actors and actresses are really awesome and very good the sense of the story is very intriguing and very eyecatcher and heart warmer keep up the good works for those who made this drama i really love Korean drama especially the historical once how they compile the stories of olden time and make it a great and inspirational to watch

  284. 284 : Seyra Says:

    @Liliy228 & OK OK OK Glad you both liked it. Have you read the novel yet? I read the translated one and wowee, it’s pretty good especially the parts about the two leads and I sure hope that the drama will include some of the scenes as well. Verryy romantic and lots of skin-ship too 😉

  285. 285 : Eugene L Says:

    I repeat epissodes 7 & 8 twice. Then realised Han Ga In is quite smart. She did not use her “witch” power to know the character of the rude soldier (the one who “block” commoners from getting near the king who is passing by the village” She analyze the soldier just by looking at his appearance, attire & breath…… :))

    I like most is Yeo Jin Goo & Kim Hyun Jun

    Moon & Sun………………. fighting !!!!

  286. 286 : KDaddict Says:

    The author of the novel, Jung Eun Gwol, has come up w a formula to modernize sagueks to attract a young audience, by featuring v young n beautiful antagonists, straight fwd story lines w little angst, easy to resolve conflict, the existence of bromance, and a big romance at the center. I don’t know how fleshed out the other young male chars will get, but am sure that they’ll hard sell the romance w a royal chance, soulful stares n stolen hugs n kisses. This is such a winning strategy as it’ll cover up many flaws, whether in casting, in writing, etc.

  287. 287 : KDaddict Says:

    The 1st couple eps of Padam2, with their time-lapses, are indeed confusing n off putting. I wrote some recaps for the 1st few eps on that thread. If curious, you might take a look. Some ppl r worried abt a sad ending, but I’m optimistic. But it’ll end next week anyhow, so to be safe, u can wait till then b4 u start on it again. 😉

  288. 288 : OK OK OK Says:

    @284 Seyra

    No I have not read the novel. Where can i read it? Maybe you may want to provide the links. Many thanks in advance 🙂

    Actually, if you did not provide those links in 277 & 278, I don’t think I will search for them.

    1) Feel guilty spending so much time on korean dramas. 😉
    2) Many dramas nowadays have wrong matching of leads that I gave up some
    3) Luckily I like both the male and female lead here, if not I have to miss another 1 great drama. Happy Watching 🙂

  289. 289 : Seyra Says:

    @OK OK OK Translation of the novel is still on-going and latest is at Chapter 6. Find http://belectricground.com/ . The language is beautiful and easy to follow. Random chapters especially those re Wol/Lee Hwon are found in forums in Soompi. From what I have read so far, I must confess that the novel is so much more captivating and it helped me understand many things not explained in the drama. For one thing, I appreciate HGI’s acting even more and her interpretation of YW’s role 😉
    Understand perfectly your reasons on KDs. They are addictive but my focus is on this drama only because I truly am in love with everything about it. First time I actually scour the internet for more info on a drama!

  290. 290 : KDaddict Says:

    Preview of Ep 9 on youtube:

  291. 291 : KDaddict Says:

    Ah, so u r new! No wonder I haven’t seen u b4. Welcome to KD-land! Very perceptive of you to notice so much as a rookie. I remember not knowing what to make of the first shows I watched!
    JIW has a wonderful saguek called Return of Iljimae. A pleasure for those who like JIW!
    Yes, I saw IRIS when it came out. I really like LeeBH. It is similar to Athena n Fugitive Plan B: slick production, but not a lot of soul. It’s actually quite difficult to find a drama in which both the leads, n the supporting roles r cast well, the script is intelligent n touching, etc. Have to suffer many lousy shows b4 finding a gem!

  292. 292 : chi Says:

    the snob that i am was ashamed at first in watching this drama out of curiosity. amazing that i found myself addicted and entertained that i shared my *find* with colleagues. watching it makes me feel young again and the subplots and twists with historical background is very interesting. now they can’t wait to watch it too. and here i am waiting for episode 9. i am from the philippines and i too scour the net for the next episode. i bet the producers in my country could not wait to get hold of this drama series.

  293. 293 : Lily228 Says:

    @289 Seyra

    Thank you for the novel link this time. I love to read novel too 🙂 it will definitely helps to understand and appreciate the roles of the actors & actresses better.

    I m so excited about it. Meanwhile, cant wait to watch Esp 9 & 10……….

  294. 294 : [email protected] Says:

    Thanks for the link.

  295. 295 : KDaddict Says:

    Spoiler Alert:
    Ep 9 Recap:
    I’m afraid there isn’t much screen time showing the OTP together in this ep. The scene that we saw at the end of ep 8 when he pinned her down on his bedding was just a teaser. Turns out that he just asks who she is, why she is there, n then in anger (frustration), asks that she be taken away fr his chambers.
    That puts her in danger, with the professor, who blames her for upsetting the king, n for touching him on the forehead.
    Woon says to Hwon: If I tell you who she is, she will not live long; if I don’t tell you who she is, her life will not be right. But off camera, he must have talked some sense into the king, whose order to have Wol be continued as a talisman saves her from imminent danger at the hands of the damned prof.
    She is free to go, n goes to the paper shop where she bought the paper to write Hwon years ago. Her memory seems to come to her in bits n pieces. Suddenly she remembers back to days ago when YangM asked her to wait for him at the green house. Just at that moment, YM wanders into the paper shop, n she starts to thank him for saving her. In the midst of the conversation, a fragment of a conversation they had years ago comes back to her. It is when YM asked if she wanted to run away fr being a royal consort, n that he’d run away w her if she wished. She asks YM if he is part of the royal family. That gives him tremendous hope. before he can react, she leaves the paper shop. On her way out, she literally bumps into her own mother, who is there w MinH to buy paper for Yeom. That too is a teaser for with Wol’s head n face covered by her jacket, neither one sees the other.
    That night, Wol is brought to the king again. In her room, BK is biting her nails in anxiety, becos she just dreamt of YW, n that spooks her. She has also been having a bad feeling abt the young sha-woman who is used as a talisman. She goes to the king’s quarters, hears the king’s voice talking. Hyung Sun tries to stop her, but she insists. With trembling hands, she opens the inner set of doors to his chambers….she looks in on the two of them, standing close to each other. End. Thus our OTP don’t get to spend any time together all ep, until at the end, when it is yet another cliff hanger! Boo!

  296. 296 : Jj1995 Says:

    I just count the hours until I can see it thats how good it is. I love all the performances because im not an actress so for me everything is good.

  297. 297 : Chris Says:

    This show rank #1. What drama is ranking #2 and #3?

  298. 298 : OK OK OK Says:

    Moon Geun Young lost a masterpiece. Obviously she has not seen Kim Soo Hyun’s acting and he has won many fans by his pleasing looks and superb acting. KSH’s fan base is increasing daily. 🙂


  299. 299 : Lyness_mark Says:


    its really best ep..9 .still raw but its ok. i really enjoy watch that…hope rating this drama increasing n highly rating drama korean..clap for ha gain n kim soh hyun for good acting…excited to wait subbed ep 9 n tonight ep 10..ha gain so beutiful n excellent actress…kim soh hyun u are really good..

  300. 300 : OK OK OK Says:

    I have watched ep 9 without sub this morning. I don’t enjoy it becoz don’t understand what they are talking. I hv been wasting time since 8am this morning searching for updated version with sub……. till now…. no success!! HA HA HA I am crazy !!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    Someone commented Han Ga In good acting in episode 9 when she was locked up and interrogated bc she was being suspects she get near to King Lee Won on purpose……….


  301. 301 : Seyra Says:

    Hi one n all , If you’re anywhere in US, Malaysia or Indonesia, you can watch it over at Viki. Subs for Ep 9 r already out, so check it out. Otherwise, for a great recap with pix and all, go to dramabeans. Thx for the links, OK OK OK. Love Ep 9 and looking forward to tonight’s episode 😀

  302. 302 : OK OK OK Says:

    Hi Seyra

    Tks for the viki links. Tried after reading yr comment. Too bad I cannot watch bc not available in my region. Previously I can watch but don’t know why now cannot. 🙁

    Need to change Proxy?? ha ha but also don’t know how. Have not tried it out. Takes time to digest the steps….
    Anyway, will try to search again for subs… Many links normally hv subs by morning but don’t know why now got “hiccup” – don’t know is it licensing problem.. 🙂

  303. 303 : OK OK OK Says:

    “The Moon that Embraces the Sun’s” Kim Yoo Jung, “Yeo Jin Goo? Kim Soo Hyun Oppa is the Best!” 🙂


  304. 304 : OK OK OK Says:

    KDaddict & Seyra & all korean drama lovers

    Talking about female kid stars, besides Kim Yoo Jung – a good actress – no doubt about it. My family & myself like Nam Ji Hyun very much when she acted opp Kim Soo Hyun in Will it Snow in Christmas & young SeonDuk in Queen Seonduk. She is a very good actress & also very pleasing to the eyes. We miss her very much in Queen Seonduk when adult SD came in… ha ha
    Longing to see her in action and her bravery……….
    Looking forward to her new drama. 🙂

    Infact I always comment in this drama blog – – Korean stars really got talent – Can Sing, Can Act, Can Dance, Can Host !! Really Professional 🙂

    Now I crazy for Yeo Jin Goo & Kim Soo Hyun too.


  305. 305 : cindy Says:

    i wish i can read the book… good stories like this are worth keeping..

  306. 306 : KDaddict Says:

    Don’t read if u don’t want to know abt these episodes!

    Ep 9:
    I felt is a bit of a filler, i.e. Not that much happens in the ep that propels the plot forward. That’s mainly becos the OTP don’t get to spend time together. What’s causes concern is that at the end, BK drops in on the King standing face to face w Wol.
    To be honest, I am not convinced that the Queen can barge in on the King, even if she had asked for permission fr the Queen Mother beforehand. In Shogan Japan, his women could not leave the limits of their living quarters to venture into his living space. In Imperial China, to enter the King’s chamber without his summons was an act punishable by death. To violate his personal space n privacy just wasn’t a thing anyone would do to the King. I don’t buy it.
    Ep 10:
    is a lot more interesting becos there is some movement forward: The King n Wol get to spend some time together; they run together like they did in the old days; she gets more of her recollection n is beginning to wonder abt her won identity; he is obsessed w her tho conflicted, n finally finally gets to the pt to compare handwriting samples fr Wol n fr YW.
    Again, I don’t know why Yeom would only find the letter she wrote to the king after 8 long years!
    Next week should be exciting!

    I’m so in love with Kim Soo Hyun! ;-D

  307. 307 : KDaddict Says:

    해를 품은 달 translated into English word for word is “The Sun that is Embraced by the Moon”. That is too odd an English phrase for a drama title. So, ppl translate it as The Moon that embraces the Sun, or alternatively, The Moon embracing the Sun, or the Sun n the Moon, for short. Relax, it’s good either way.
    Like song lyrics, drama titles do not have to follow regular grammar anyway. 🙂

  308. 308 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-304,
    Like you I’m really impressed by Yeo JG n KimSH. It’s so wonderful to find not just 1, but 2 NEW fellas to love in 1 drama! Heehee. Actually, its’ 2 n half, if I include Siwan. Too bad he got phased out so soon. (JIW doesn’t count, cos I already loved him b4 this show).
    Like u, I’ve always admired KD stars for their youth, beauty, dedication, handwork, perseverance, abilities, talent, etc. etc. I always feel lucky to have this obsession.
    Journalists r ppl too. Some love HGI n write +ve reviews; some don’t n write -ve ones. That’s how this casting is controversial, but the controversy will die down for sure as their love affair kicks into gear.
    Ep 10 is great. Enjoy!

  309. 309 : OK OK OK Says:

    Ep 9 – Finally I watched with subs, understand what is happening. So interesting….. Looking fwd to tmr morning

    Kim Min Seo as Yoon Bo Kyung – infact i m shock to know that she was born in 1984 bc she looks quite old for her age. Does not match with KSH.

    Han Ga In looks so young & pretty. I find Kim Soo Hyun very charming & mature – if he don’t smile. he he 🙂

    So sad for JLW – whom is a nice guy – (the older Sun) who confess to his mum he does not want anything except —- if the girl whom he loves came back to life again, 1st could not recognize him, would not choose him again the 2nd time, he will be very sad. 🙁

  310. 310 : Seyra Says:

    For me, the saddest part in Episode 9 was when Yeon Woo came to her mum’s dream and the scenes of mum and Yeom talking about Yeon Woo. It was most heartwrenching. I liked the scene when Prince Yang Myung with his mum and he started talking about Yeon Woo too. Great acting. Although not much development but Episode 9 was full of deep emotions, sad memories and the atmosphere all round was sad. It was an episode for them all to come to terms whether to deny or accpet Yeon Woo’s death. Great acting from the entire cast for me as I could feel their heartbreak. Fantastic facial expressions from KSH, HGI and IJW and ESP Yeon Woo’s mum. Am right now waiting for Episode 10 😉

  311. 311 : agnee Says:

    this drama’s rating is going crazy.. o_O great drama!!

  312. 312 : mitch Says:

    … 2 thumbs up for ep10! i sooooooo love this kdrama! i even watched the drama w/o subtitle, and later on, read the “cadence” or verbal screen shot while and after watching the kdrama..hehehe.. OMG, i think i’m going crazy about this kdrama.. hahaha.. though it was still in its mid-story, i salute all the cast, crew, scriptwriter (of course the (novel) writer itself), director and us fans (of course for supporting them) for a job well done! keep it up!
    at first, i’m not a super fan of Kim Soo Hyun coz i love Jung Il Woo soooo much (from being “scheduler”- 49 days to Ramyun) but now, i think he deserved his lead role as the king. from his voice, to his acting- perfect! keep it up -your highness!
    ..KUDOS to this kdrama! a job well done!

  313. 313 : mitch Says:

    ..i cannot compare SKK (Sungkyunkwan Scandal) to TMTETS coz they have different story though they merely have connections.. i love SKKS also, so guys, while waiting for next weeks’ episodes of TMTETS, try to watch SKKS coz they have the same author (book author)…
    .. i really love TMTETS! can’t get over it!.. i’m watching the ep 1-8 over and over again! OMG!!! i even hope that there’s only wed & thurs in a week so that i could watch it everyday… hahaha

  314. 314 : mitch Says:

    .. for the young actors/actresses, job well done!… you act so well and you’ve done your part perfectly!
    ..i just missed Si Wan, he’s soooo handsome! love it!
    ..hope to c u all guys again in your next projects… AJA!

  315. 315 : KDaddict Says:

    What will happen next week, in ep 11?
    The suspense makes me itch!
    If it was me, as the writer or the king, I’d have Wol take dictation; make her write out the exact same letter, one of them, that YeonWoo wrote to Hwon, so that he can compare them word for word. That should leave no space for doubt.
    Instead of huffing m puffing, n be very emotional, he should be more calm n talk nicely w Wol to find out abt her past, how she came to be with the Sha-woman, how much she knows (remembers) her past, etc. That info should help him confirm his suspicions.
    But poor YangM has no hope! We understand why 2 beautiful guys would love YW so deeply becos she is that smart, that special. But YM never stood a chance! He got nothing for his birthright but heartache!

  316. 316 : KDaddict Says:

    What is “verbal screen shot”?
    “Cadence” as in general inflection of the spoken voice or music? But that only tells the mood of the scene, whether it is happy or sad, anxious or relaxed.
    I love Siwan too. Wish v much he had continued on as his older self. That’d justify the palace maids lining up to watch him in ep 10!
    Loved Micky in SKKS; Now I love Kim Soo Hyun in METS even more! Kim has the much harder role as the king. He really is sensational.

  317. 317 : woonaah Says:

    wuaa daebak,, the ratting is getting higher..i love this drama..

  318. 318 : Seyra Says:

    Wahhhh, Kim Soo Hyun..you are DANGEROUS, in your own words as King. Daebak episode, I was biting my nails the entire episode. The king oozes plenty of charm and so much appeal!!!

    @OK OK OK Re Viki, was referring to Viki on the Go, Viki’s apps for Mobile. Maybe you can access it from there as well? Good Luck. Subs for 10 are out there already on Viki.

  319. 319 : OK OK OK Says:

    Ep 10 – I am happy Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In acted more together. Will watch again with subs !! 🙂

    Kim Soo Hyun ssi — you are very charming & suave……. 🙂

  320. 320 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 318 Seyra

    Kamsa Hamnida. I prefer to watch on big screen with quiet environment. I cannot concentrate if I am on the move with lots of people, building, traffic etc….. ha ha.. 🙂
    I will try again — Viki on the go……………

    Another nice drama I wld like to recommend to you. Too bad english sub very slow for this drama by Ahn Jae Wook — Lights & Shadows. Comedy with excitement. The ratings also going higher & higher but not as high as METS. But I really enjoy it…. 🙂

    Have a nice weekend ahead.

  321. 321 : yol Says:

    ep 9 engsub videowebb mysoju.com

  322. 322 : chR15 Says:

    wahh!! kim soo hyun acting was super duper..
    he’s so great..now there are to great king that make me impress.. it was kim soo hyun and song joong ki(deep root tree)..
    before this i target this drama wiil got>30%.. now it already proof it..
    and i think it will boost to more than 40%.!!
    it will be!!!!

  323. 323 : hny Says:

    Kocak..kocak..my prince Il Woo always can makes me lol ,I though he not suitable with prince yang myung character..but he did well..I loved his act.
    for me this is ordinary story but its become so interesting drama couse all of the cast are best acting,I also loved Kim Soo Hyun as the king…he made anew style as korean king I ever sawn at KD.good job guys…n hope this drama become the best in this year.

  324. 324 : OK OK OK Says:

    At a glance, all the actors & actors with pictures 🙂


  325. 325 : OK OK OK Says:

    Laides & gentlemen

    For those who have watch 1st few episodes and want to stop because thinking that lead actor & actress love life is full of sadness…….

    DO NOT WORRY… “false alarm” — actually its watchable. Not sad anymore bc KSH & HGI meet each other already……. 🙂

  326. 326 : OK OK OK Says:

    Lee Hwon & Wol loves story reminds me of Bae Yong Jun & Choi Ji Woo in Winter Sonata…. where 1 of them loss their memory and meet later on…
    and they live happily ever after.

    Hope this drama have a happy ending for their love story… I am sure the ratings will be much higher if it got good ending….. 🙂

  327. 327 : @hny Says:

    I do love this drama event it so many sadness moment.. I loved espc. my prince Il Woo ,his suitable with Yang Myung character…makes me Lol !!!
    and I falin in Love with Kim Soo Hyun as the King..he made a New Style as Korean King that I ever saw at KD.
    Hope this drama would be the best in this year…bravo !!

  328. 328 : Deta Says:

    na jeongmal johahe this drama . hehehe

  329. 329 : 123 Says:


  330. 330 : [email protected] Says:

    I’m happy about ratings!!!

  331. 331 : OK OK OK Says:

    HGI – Wol whenever she recalls the past and explain to King Lee Hwon & Yang Myung not to be sad etc, she always think that its her “witch power” that makes her see the past happenings and not herself recall some of her memory …….. That makes them “confuse, doubtful & somehow” believe what she said….. Hope King Lee Hwon will find out soon in Ep 11 – re Wol handwriting…. 🙂

  332. 332 : kdviewer Says:

    I agree with javabeans’ comments about the ratings of METS, and on HGI and KSY in her review comments for ep 10. See link and extracts of her comments below.


    “Another ratings increase (the 9th straight one) with today’s episode bringing in a 37.1%. (Ratings were 7.5% for Captain and 4.5% for Wild Romance.) Good grief. I mean, I’m entertained so I’m not complaining it’s just way beyond my expectation.
    Timing and circumstance really have so much to do with which shows hit which numbers; previous sageuk hits Princess’s Man and Tree With Deep Roots are both better dramas, but they aired in different circumstances. But Moon/Sun can thank them for setting the stage for it to come in and dominate.”


    “In his bedchamber, Hwon addresses Wol in language that I’m sure must have been carefully and intentionally selected to hint at the underlying sexual tension driving everything — this drama’s whole conflict centers around sex, after all — as he tells her she must make him forget his exhaustion and put his pain to bed. She says she will, as the spiritual object she believes herself to be….

    “I have found the continued dumping on Han Ga-in a bit excessive, but it’s true that she doesn’t measure up to the men….Kim Soo-hyun was pretty much on fire the whole episode through, whether he was being hurt, furious, confused, or heartbroken”.

  333. 333 : jinnyj Says:

    Great drama , lead actor Kim Soo Hyun performed as King Lee Hwonso great , he doubt on and can find out Wolla is in ep 11 or not
    can’t wait for next ……. 🙂

  334. 334 : KDaddict Says:

    You did not include the key sentence:
    “The men blew her out of the water!”

    That’s the one that stuck in my mind.

  335. 335 : KDaddict Says:

    The PD of this show is an expert on creating cliffhangers. Each ep ends at a point that is deliberately meant to create the most concern, the most tension, the most anxiety in viewers. Take ep 9, e.g. BK didn’t have to go and look in on them. But for the sake of the cliffhanger, PD-nim made her go there. We thought there might be an explosion, but with one slight flick of his hand, Woon diffused that situation.
    Therefore, I don’t doubt that in upcoming eps, PD-nim will tease us with plenty of kisses, misses, and near-misses, just to drive us nuts.
    I’m guessing, even w the handwriting samples, it’ll take time for Hwon to confirm her id; Hwon n YM will get in each other’s way as they try to recognize her n woe her; n the confirmation of who she is will only come thru ever so slowly.
    How else can we be kept at the edge of our seats? 😉

  336. 336 : Arnel Says:

    Please download the Episode 11 and up…. the drama is excellent. i love it

  337. 337 : kdviewer Says:

    KDaddict @291

    Thanks for your warm welcome.
    I liked your perceptive comments too. Have read some of your comments/recaps in other threads such as TPM.

    Yes, agree with you @334

    HGI’s performance shown some improvements in ep9-10 but KSH’s performance outshined hers.
    Too many flashbacks to young wol in ep 10 (by those who missed her – mum, brother, prince YM, king LW) not doing HGI good as it draws inevitable contrast with KYJ (young wol).

  338. 338 : Jung Il Woo Says:

    I dont like this drama…
    The Story is bore…
    The plot really flat,
    not intresting….
    Why the rating can be high…??
    This drama just rely on actrees n actoor who beauty or hndsome n new popular, not the story…

  339. 339 : Cheryl L Says:

    @338 Jung Il Woo

    I know why you said this story is bore bc you didn’t win the girl you like – wol………………………………. just joking.

    But anyway, many watch this drama also bc you are in it…. you also have many fans who like you very much.

    Why? Not only you are good looking, you also a good actor……… 🙂

    I don’t think an actor or actress can win so many viewers if their acting is no good to maintain their popularity. The competition is so stiff….
    Pleasing to the eyes is also a very important factor to be an actor or actress and it happen that most leads got this X-factor besides great acting. 🙂
    Hope you can repeat the drama and see whether your view will change? Happy watching.

  340. 340 : KDaddict Says:

    @Cheryl L-339:
    Obviously The Jung Il Woo in 338 is pissed becos he doesn’t have much screen time, nor an arc of a story to himself. In 10 eps, he hasn’t had a chance to shine yet; all he gets to do is mope around missing YW. Hence the complaint!
    So far, JIW’s talents r under utilized. Let’s hope he’ll have more scenes to show his stuff!
    But I’m completely bowled over by KSH! Hooray! 😀

  341. 341 : KDaddict Says:

    You watching TPM now? You go back that far in comment pages that u see mine? That’s one of my crack dramas, n one of my TOP 3:
    Winter Sonata, SEGA, TPM! And now, this! Ahhh…life is good!
    See my v recent reply (like a few days ago) to torrie on the FermFam thread for a list of great KDs, if you r looking for the best in each genre. 😉

  342. 342 : Mas Says:

    Great drama and despite what some critics say, I believe Han Ga In is doing a fantastic job, never mind about the negative comments as I believe she would not have been picked had they not believe that she could carry the role well and ratings would not be as high as it is if she had not played a part in it as well. I love the drama and I appreciate everyone’s hardwork. Han Ga In,ajaaja fighting!

  343. 343 : KDaddict Says:

    METS appears in High Kick 3, ep 89! That family is watching tv, n what is showing on their tv but METS? There is a shot of HanGI, n Mr. Ahn in HiK3 is attracted to a young lady, whom he says looks like HGI, which his wife completely disputes! Haha.

  344. 344 : Kim Hanna Says:

    I love this Drama so much :))))

  345. 345 : KDaddict Says:

    Your new comment has come a long way fr #249. Congrats!
    No drama is ever perfect, n no actor is perfect thru out their whole career. Discerning viewers will point out when sth or sb can be better. That’s what it amts to here. Sb who takes criticism well, esp in their job, will learn fr it n improve. Sb who shuts it out will stagnate at their current level of performance.
    As a fan/supporter, you just learn to differentiate between comments that have Malice n those that don’t. As long as there is no Malice in the criticism, no harm is meant or done.
    Even the best of friends or sisters can have diff opinions when it comes to KDs n KD actors. A difference of opinion shouldn’t come between ppl.
    For example, OK OK OK and I go back a long way; we agree often, n disagree sometimes. But we know we both love KD m love it seriously. 🙂

  346. 346 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK,
    You were rt abt this drama reminding u of Winter Sonata! Despite this being a saguek n featuring v young actors, n WS not, at the heart of both is a love story where 1 party is presumed dead, is later rediscovered to have amnesia, the other party is so lovesick over the loss, n is trying all ways to confirm the other’s id.
    Same basic story; change the time period, actors, and the cause of the conflict, n you get a brand new winner! Is it that amnesia is a good plot pt or is it coincidence that both shows r huge hits? 😀

  347. 347 : sweet Says:

    the rating speaks it all! i wonder where is the hairpin that hwon give to yeon u?

  348. 348 : [email protected] Says:

    @sweet 347
    I still thinking about that hairpin too. I hope someone can find it soon!!!!

  349. 349 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 342 Mas

    For those who like Han Ga In and like her acting like myself should be glad. Because for those who have diff or opposite opinion, they got a hurdle to JUMP. So they will “tire” a little …

    WE can sit back and relax to watch this drama HAPPILY. Right? So far I am enjoying it every seconds when I see Han Ga In with Kim Soo Hyun.
    Let us enjoy the drama ……… 🙂

    Han Ga In & Kim Soo Hyun —– Aja aja fighting….. Sarang Hae 🙂

  350. 350 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 345 KDaddict

    Yes, even sisters have diff level liking. 🙂

    My 5th sis like Yeo Jin Goo more than Kim Soo Hyun though she still likes both very much after watching METS. She find YJG very cute & dashing
    Me the opp. I like Kim Soo Hyun more a little than Yeo Jin Goo though both i also like very much too… I like KSY “mature” character.. ha ha
    My family all like Han Ga In… She is pleasing to our eyes..

  351. 351 : LESTARI Says:

    Seriously, cant wait for next episode

  352. 352 : KDaddict Says:

    @sweet-347, Nine-348,
    YW’s father must have buried the hairpin w her. Sha-woman Jang would have found it when she rescued YW fr the coffin. She must be guarding it like she is guarding Wol’s life. She will not let it see the light of day until it is absolutely nece, or it is safe to do so.
    This PD will keep us fans in suspense for sure!

    @OK OK OK-349, 350,
    No two ppl can agree on KDs n KD actors all the time, e.g. Even tho I like dramabeans’ post n respect their opinions, in that they know their stuff, I find myself disagreeing w them on some impt pts when it is a matter of personal taste.
    And I said the same thing u did: Lucky r those who like HanGi as Wol, for they can enjoy the show 100%!
    3 more nights till ep 11!

  353. 353 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 352 KDaddict

    You said before you don’t have sister. So how many brother do you have,
    or are you the only child?

    I just finished watching 神的晚餐 Feast of the Gods by Sung Yu Ri. A little confuse because all the little girls name don’t have hers. So I don’t know how the story goes…. 🙂

  354. 354 : KDaddict Says:

    There is the genre of romantic comedies. This is certainly a romantic tragedy-saguek!
    Hwon and YM/Wol r tragic until they finally reunite!
    YM is tragic in more ways than 1!
    Woon is tragic, becos in the book he is secretly in love w Wol! Woe is the man who loves his king’s woman! That goes for both him n YM.
    Yeom is tragic bc he marries MinH out of necessity, not love! The marriage also destroys his career.
    MinH is tragic bc tho she marries the man of her dreams, he is kind n gentle to her, but he doesn’t love her! They aren’t soul mates; they don’t even match!
    Seul is tragic bc she loves Yeom, but never stands a chance, given those feudal times!
    BK is tragic bc she wants the position of Queen, but has no way to get the king’s love!
    YM/Wol’s parents r tragic bc their beloved daughter dies an early death!
    Sha-woman Jang is tragic bc she is tasked by her friend to protect the moon, n she devotes her whole life to this difficult task!
    Did I leave out anyone? Oh, Jansil. If she harbors any love for YM, she would be tragic too. Let’s hope she escapes that fate.
    I don’t know if Dowager n Minister Yoon r tragic. They certainly r pathetic in that their thirst for power dominates their lives.
    MinHwa will be even more tragic later bc she played a role in the voodoo “killing” of YW. That chicken should come home to roost one day.
    So how come a drama in which every char is tragic has all of us going nuts in anticipation? Are w all sadists who want to see them suffer? ;););)

  355. 355 : KDaddict Says:

    Can anyone tell me how to get a no. of smiley faces in a row?

  356. 356 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-353,
    I have no use for brothers. They don’t go shopping w you, talk bf’s w you, watch KDs w u, or listen to u bitch abt in-laws when the time comes. I don’t envy anyone for anything in this world. I only envy ppl who have sisters they r close to. I esp. envy you: With so many sisters to choose fr, you must be v close to some of them.
    Can I have the ones you don’t need? 🙂

  357. 357 : Charlie Says:

    Last weekend I felt bored as there wasn’t much going on in KD world besides this Moon & Sun. So I randomly started The Bride of the Sun (maybe similar name? ). Boy, once I started, I couldn’t stop watching it. Within a week, I had catch up all 72 episodes (only 30 minutes per episode) and didn’t get to watch new Moon & Sun episodes until just now. The Bride of the Sun is a drama to show how an innocent young girl had encountered so many life-changing experiences and in the end, turned into a young female entrepreneur. I loved that drama very much. Although some characters were very annoying, otherwise, it was a very enjoyable show. I can’t wait for the new episodes.
    Let’s steel back to this broad.
    In episode 9:
    JIW got more screen time, good for him. He was funny and wit, and yet emotional. What can I say, he never let the viewers disappointed. Even he’s role is not the winning position (who can win a king), but who cares, as long as we see a lot of JIW. One other thing is JIW’s eyebrows; they looked different from when he was in Iljimae. I liked the ones in Iljimae so much better. He was so beautiful and handsome altogether in that drama. The eyebrows in this drama, I’m not big fan of those. They may make him more wicked, but not as handsome. I want the beautiful JIW back.
    Han Ga In finally had pulled herself together. She had improved her acting a lot in this episode. I liked her scenes at the paper shop, she was lovely.
    I loved the snowing scene at the palace; it was really beautiful, especially combined with colorful Han Bok the actors were wearing.
    I also liked the dialog between JIW – the prince, and the professor. It was very enjoyable in Korean language. You really have to know Korean language to enjoy this dialog; the translation to any other language won’t do it.
    Any scenes with the young king in this episode, it was just OK for me, not many wow factors as in last two episodes.
    Episode 10, next.

  358. 358 : lina Says:

    i love this drama!! excellent acting from the actors and actresses!!

  359. 359 : [email protected] Says:

    @KDaddict 352

  360. 360 : zzjeje Says:

    This drama is soooo perfect in so many ways…. I just don’t understand why so many people disagree with the way HGI acts, they say they don’t have chemistry with KSH… is it because, she doesn’t smile when she sees the king? its her role and it depends on how she is directed…

    i can’t wait for episode 11 & 12…

  361. 361 : KDaddict Says:

    Is that a rhetorical question? Or is it an sincere one?
    B4 u tell me, I’ll just give u the short ans: It is becos Kim Soo Hyun knocks it out of the park w his acting, n she doesn’t. I assure you my dear, it is NOT bc she doesn’t smile when she sees the king. There is so v much more to acting than smiling.

    For me, the most serious defect of this show is the way YM’s char has been written. YM (n JIW) has no where to go (w his acting) but cry!
    Thick eyebrows r the most manly r authoritative. Hwon as king has to have thick eyebrows. The Make-up staff can’t allow YM’s to be as prominent as Hwon’s. 😉

  362. 362 : KDaddict Says:

    OH regarding the snowing scene, it was -16C in S Korea when they filmed that scene. Those poor actors can only wear layers of thermal underwear n heating pads taped to the body under those silky costumes to keep them warm! I really salute them for their hard work!
    Su gu ha syuet seum nida, our lovely cast!

  363. 363 : Charlie Says:

    @361 KDaddict,
    I never liked a king in KD until Song Joong Ji’s version, wish there would be some encounters and development between Wol and prince YM. What girl would want to be king’s woman unless she also wants power.

    Ep 10:
    If the king really loved the girl and couldn’t forget her, how could he forgot her handwriting? Wouldn’t that be the first thing to check besides her name in the olden days since they didn’t know about DNA then? 🙂
    The drama is getting a little bit of too slow for me. Now I think back what I got from ep 10, apparently not much.

  364. 364 : hallyu lover Says:

    I love this kind of romantic period korean drama just like The Princess Man ^^

  365. 365 : 652 PM Says:

    I LOVEEE THIS DRAMA! Every turn there’s excitement! I can’t wait until the next episode!

  366. 366 : Dika Says:

    Have I left the comment already? O.o

    Well, actually I’m not watching this drama, not yet.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m curious about this drama, but when I think that This drama isn’t over yet, I know I’ll going crazy everyday and thinking what will happened next.

    And for my best sake I’ll Keep My self to not watch this drama.

    * even I can hold my self read explanation from KDaddict * #slap

  367. 367 : KDaddict Says:

    Hi, welcome. Afraid I don’t understand that last bit. Is that “#slap” for you or for me? And what is it for? 🙂
    Many ppl r waiting for this to be finished b4 starting it. It is half way thru already. So it should be OK now. There isn’t much suspense in the general direction of the story anyway.
    Your comment on Wild Romance makes perfect sense!

    This is a v simple story. To make it last 20 eps takes some stretching. I fear this week won’t see much movement in plot either.
    Sb made an excellent pt in #338, n I quote:
    “Why the rating can be high…??
    This drama just rely on actrees n actoor who beauty or hndsome n new popular, not the story…”
    My ans to her is:
    The PD is a great tease. He gives us a nece dose of romance each ep, then hook us w an ending i.e. deliberately manufactured to hold us in suspense. I find this show more manipulative than most!
    The station is talking abt extending it to 24 eps. That’ll be a disaster fr a narrative standpt, unless the scriptwriter adds a lot more meat to the story.
    Abt Song Joong Ki in DeepRT:
    On a scale of 1 to 10, he’s a 12!!! I quit that show after he left. I tried to cont watching, but just keep missing him too much. But I’m surprised that u aren’t enjoying KimSH here. On that same scale of 1-10, he is a solid 10!
    One diff betn YW n BK is that YW loves Hwon the man; BK loves Hwon’s throne.
    As for the handwriting, it doesn’t mean he actually forgets it. It’s an anxiety attack! I’d all of a sudden feel that I’ve forgotten how my father looked, n rush to take out his photo to stare at.

    @OK OK OK-353,
    I’m eagerly awaiting Micky’s Rooftop Prince, n Jang Dong Gun’s Gentleman’s Dignity. Compared to these, the current batch seems to be crap: no A-lister or fun story. I haven’t checked out Feast of God or any other. When in doubt of their quality, I let them run for a while to avoid getting stuck w a turkey!

  368. 368 : zzjeje Says:

    ok,ok,ok… I got ur point… thanks…

  369. 369 : caca Says:

    Oh, KAddict you still haven’t stopped complaining about HGI’s acting. I mean, I respect your opinion. But, I guess we should really focus on the story. HGI’s acting is not that bad. She acts according to the script. You know being an actor or actress is not an easy job. If you are not born as a talented actor, it may be hard to portray certain character. You need to learn and of course the result won’t be as good as the “pure talented actor or actress”. We should really appreciate what the actor or the actress have delivered to us. You know already that the weather is so cold. So can you imagine how hard it is for the cast and other staff to work in that extreme weather?

  370. 370 : KDaddict Says:

    Where did you find me continuing to complain abt HGI’s acting? I haven’t, as far as I know.
    If you are referring to post #361, it is a specific response to sb who asked a question. What’s it to you?
    You can praise her all you want. And IF I want to complain some more, I will. But I haven’t.
    I can’t reason w sb who suffers fr a lack of logic, so let’s not talk anymore.

  371. 371 : caca Says:

    Okay I apologise if I’m wrong. But, you are so rude. “I can’t reason w sb who suffers fr a lack of logic, so let’s not talk anymore”. Your comment hurts me a lot. HOW DARE YOU TO SAY THAT!!! Seriously, now I’m getting angry. I don’t make any comment that hurt you. I even say that I respect your opinion. Again, I apologise if I’m making you uncomfortable with my comment. Honestly, I used to read all your comment in The Princess Man’s page and your recap have helped me a lot. But now I lose my respect to you.

  372. 372 : KDaddict Says:

    Look, I’ve been Very cognizant of NOT criticizing HGI for the sake of fellow viewers here. It pissed me off when u came n accused me of sth I didn’t do.
    #360 asked why so many ppl complain abt HGI’s acting. I said, it’s becos KimSH’s acting hits it out of the park, n she doesn’t. It is a statement of fact, not a complaint. Trust me, if I had wanted to complain, that wouldn’t be it.
    You said “to focus on the story”. Why can’t we focus on the story As Well As the acting? A drama is many things.
    “She acts acc to script”. Of course; every actor does. But all of them acting acc to script doesn’t mean that every actor’s performance is equally good or equally bad. Or that they shouldn’t be held responsible for their acting.
    “It is cold in Korea”. I’ve often said I appreciated K actors a lot for their hard work etc. n said it twice here recently. It is equally cold for everyone involved. It doesn’t affect one person’s performance more than others’, right?
    “If you are not born a talented actor, it may be hard to portray certain char.” Uhhh….., so you also reckon she is not a talented actor, just that we should mention it?
    It doesn’t strike me as being logical.
    Sorry I was short w you b4. I was just pissed by an unfair accusation. I’m willing to forget it n shake hands if u r. 🙂

  373. 373 : Neno Says:

    keep on the highest rating!!! really really wanna watch this 🙂

  374. 374 : Dika Says:


    Ah~ I’m sorry to make you miss Understanding me, #Slap what I mean is I’ve Got Slap For you, Just for fun 🙂

    In My Country, If someOne make a teased or make a good comment for someone, He/she which they talking will shy, and all of sudden will Slapping them. *can you understand my language? Bcoz english isn’t my native language, I’m sorry *

    Yeah, I want to wacth this movie badly, but poor me, I don’t have Internet connection in My Home 🙁 And I can’t watch this Use My office connection, because My boss table is really beside my table * geez, sorry for OOT*

    and the only way I can watch this movie is in DVD ==

    Ah, that’s comment XD
    Thank you, I Just Think, However Beauty or Handsome the main char in film, If there’s no Chemistry between 2 of them, it’ll feel flat. And Boring.

    And I’m type of person which not only see film in beauty or handsome the main char, or how populer they are.

    And, btw, I’ll always wait your explanation in every story <3 even it's not full, it's enough to get the story~ Tq for your explanation btw 🙂

  375. 375 : Dika Says:


    Geez, I’m Typo again, ==’ I mean ‘missunderstanding’ and ‘what I mean is I’ve Got Slap Fromo you, Just for fun’

  376. 376 : KDaddict Says:

    @Dika-374, 375,
    I see. Slapping hands w each other. We call it hi-5. No worry, I knew you were kidding, just didn’t know how it goes.
    Oh no, must not watch KD at work, esp w boss sitting nearby! 😉

    Everyone talks abt Chemistry betwn the leads. Like beauty, chemistry turns into sth in the eye of the beholder. If you like the two leads, you automatically think they have chemistry, even if the rest of the world doesn’t think so. And it is impossible to convince anyone otherwise. It has become such a subjective thing.
    In fact, what we call “chemistry” is the result of not only how good the two leads look together, but more imptly, how well they ACT together as a pair. It’s abt their acting styles, acting methods, acting skill levels, acting talents, n how comparable these r. That is the crux of chemistry, IMO.
    Clearly, on WildR, LeeDW is the far better actor; LeeSY can’t hold a candle to him. For me it’s painful to watch them in a scene together. I left a reply in support of your comment there. 😉

  377. 377 : KDaddict Says:

    Have you guys seen
    The Synopsis for Ep 11?

    Yang Myung grabs the hand of Wol who is heading towards Gangnyeongjeon king’s quarter. At this time, Nok Young with a cold expression appears before them. Nok Young warns Yang Myung not to entangle with the fate of Wol, and Yang Myung and Nok Young engage in tit for tat with each holds own ground.
    Wol enters the Gangnyeongjeon, and under the repetitive and continuous questioning of Lee Hwon, she shed tears that she choked back during the period.
    Nok Young lectures Jan Shil, and expels her from Seongsucheong. In order to end the chaos, she announces that she want to leave Seongsucheong.
    At the same time, Lee Hwon discovers something suspicious on the Yeon Woo’s posthumous letter.
    Credit: Asian Drama

    Spoiler Alert:
    What is suspicious in that letter? I surmise:
    YW tells him that her father is bringing her the medicine; after that she won’t be able to see him ever again. It makes him wonder: How can a father bring poison to kill his own daughter, n such a beloved daughter as YW, who is abt to become Prince Consort of the nation? Hwon begins to suspect there is sth fishy n it leads him to start digging! Pun intended. Hee hee.

  378. 378 : KDaddict Says:

    Becos I post here often, fr time to time I run into some lunatics n unpleasant ppl who want to start a fight. I thought you were one of those. So I deliberately cut short that conversation. Now, I can see that you are not like that. Let’s forget it n play together again, OK? 😉

  379. 379 : Learningsg Says:

    Finally found video preview of episode 11 in English ….

    Wol leaves the palace and Hwon misses her so much that he left palace to look for her too… nearly got recognised by his father-in-law in the streets!

    Hwon finally confesses his love to Wol as a man, not as a king …
    Poor YM have to witness the confession scene all over again…


  380. 380 : Learningsg Says:

    Do you remember your first love ?
    Can you ever forget a first love and soulmate ?
    I think i can understand Hwon’s continuing devotion to his first love. YW is more than a woman he loves, but also his intellectual soulmate whom he admires and respects… ust like in Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Sunjoon first loved Yoonhee as a friend and soulmate, before knowing her true identity…

    As Crown Prince, he did everything to win her love and the King’s approval…. unfortunately, he was unable to protect her til the end … I can feel his heartbreak, his grief, his regret… 8 years of grieving is not a long time for true love…
    What I don’t understand is YM’s continuing pining for YW despite never been reciprocated.. YW only sees him as brother’s friend all along… 8 years is a long time to pine for unreciprocated love…. wish YM can move on … it’s heartbreaking to see him heartbroken the second time !

  381. 381 : Learningsg Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In Fighting !!!!!

    Give HGI a chance…she lost her memory and thinks what she sees are Hwon’s memories because of her psychic power…. that’s why she look lost and wide-eyed with ????? all the time … unable to reciprocate with the same intensity Hwon’s longing looks and emotional outbursts…
    I’m sure we will feel more with her once she starts remembering more and falling for Hwon the man… how not to fall for Hwon?
    Such a passionate and devoted man who is also king and a very sharp and intelligent one at that!
    Ep 11 should set the tone for her to fall officially for Hwon …. he risk being recognised by his in-law’s lackeys and left palace to look for her … isn’t that proof enough of her importance in his heart ?
    His sincere confessions of his devotion really touches me …
    There are 9 more episodes, will the poor lovebirds end up together ? Or will the power hungry Grandma’s treachery and Empress’s scheming win again ?
    Don’t think Hwon can take heartbreak a second time again…

    Any hints from the novel ? Anyone ?

  382. 382 : OK OK OK Says:

    @zzjeje (368),

    You mean you got my point at 349 or ????

    Kamsa Hamnida

  383. 383 : Dika Says:


    YeS!! That What Exactly What I mean! just Because You Like the Lead Actress or actors, you Can’t say they have Chemistry.

    Because for Me Acting Skill is Include In that we called ‘Chemistry’.

    It’s Feel Like When You See LDW Act You Will Hypnotized, and Then When You See The Lead actress, All The Hypnotized Is Gone.

    and I Feel Bad For That. Because even They have great story and Great PD, Great Promotion, If That Thing Can’t Go well, there’ll be a ‘missing place’ when You Watch it.

    Yeah, I read. Your Comment, But I Don’t want to argue It far, I don’t want create a Mess ><

    Yeah, Bad Me, My Boss is right near me , So I Know, I Must Not See This drama In Office, Because I'll Definitely Forget my Work. And Continue watch this drama.

    For Synopsis:

    Hmm, I Feel More tragic in what You say there. Father Try To kill his daughter? Is really tragic. It remind me with 'curse of the golden flower' , even in that film is Not Father and Daughter, but Husband and Wife.

  384. 384 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 381 Learning & others – “who said give HGI a chance”

    If we think that HGI is doing fine with her acting, no need to ask others to give her a chance. No need to explain why she act this way, why that way.

    I didn’t find that HGI acting is lacking or lousy at all – so far so good up till ep 10
    I don’t think MY standard requirement of an actor is low either. So far she has keep me entertain from her with her previous dramas.
    Most importantly its how this actress or actor make you feel “indivitually”


    Just sit back, relax and continue watching — happily. 🙂

  385. 385 : KDaddict Says:

    You hit the nail on the head: Drama like literature is indeed hypnotism! Actors participate in the hypnotic act to keep us in a trance! That’s why we cry n laugh w them. Bad acting or directing jars you fr that trance, so that u wake up n say, Hey, that’s doesn’t feel real.

    @OK OK OK-382,
    Ha ha ha, I had the urge to write the same thing! It’s more funny coming fr you.
    I found a nice new drama to watch: Shut up flower boy band! Lee Min Ki is fantastic in it. Too bad he is killed at the end of ep 2, like Song Joong Ki was phased out in DeepRT after 3 eps n 10 mins.! But the show is v well done, so I’ll follow it some more.

  386. 386 : KimSHStoleMyHeart Says:

    @Learningsg Thanks for the preview for Ep. 11. Looking forward to watching it tonight. As for hints from the novel, there are plenty of hints on the internet especially from the forum sites from those who read the novel in Korean. I find the discussion on this thread a little bit one sided and yes, Han Ga In should be given a chance. To quote Yeom in his answer to the first riddle to Hwon, “One point is the arrogance of knowing the correct answer, the other point is your prejudice in using your own norm to determine things. This arrogance and prejudice will cover your eyes and mind with darkness”. So, to all who dislike someone or other in this drama, or other dramas, watch with an open mind. If it comes to naught, then if the acting is really so bad, say your piece since we are all here to rant and rave but only once but stop if you can’t, otherwise you’ll sound like a broken record. If you continue watching, then obviously the acting is tolerable and does not stop you from watching the entire drama. Yeah, plenty of lessons to be learnt from TMTETS 😉 😉 😉

  387. 387 : KDaddict Says:

    @Learning, KSHStoleMyheart,
    Let’s not do this, fight over HGI.
    From Day 1, reaction to HGI as Wol around the world hasn’t been uniform, it’s Not going to be. It’s just the way that cookie crumbled.
    No one on this thread is a HGI hater. No one said she is intolerable. It’s a matter of where we think she lies between 5 n 10, on a scale of 1-10. But if u stand that difference of opinion n take offense when I said that KSH is more perfect than she, then u may be over-sensitive.
    The quote fr Hwon on arrogance and prejudice applies equally to both positions, to those who are so sure she is perfect n those who are sure she isn’t. Don’t you think?
    Threads ARE for rant and rave. Always it is ravers who don’t let ranters rant, Not the other way around. It is generous of u r to allow a quota of 1 rant per commenter. 😉

    OK OK OK is right. Wherever we think HGI lies on that scale betwn 5 n10, 6 n10, 7 n10, 8 n10 etc., we love this show, and just watch together happily.

  388. 388 : KDaddict Says:

    But if u (Can’t) stand that difference of opinion, etc.

  389. 389 : agave Says:

    Although I think HGI is doing a decent job in this drama, she is not the type of actor who can regularly elevate a role. The first time I ever saw her was in Bad Guy and I remember thinking that she was very cute, but that’s it. Her performance in that drama didn’t hurt it for me, but it also didn’t help it either. In fact, there were several times where I found myself wondering how a different actor would have handled certain scenes.

    So, I understand why she gets so much criticism for her acting.

    In MTETS she has an even bigger challenge because she is playing a character that has to subdue her emotions, which means that HGI has to rely on using her entire body to convey emotions. Unfortunately, some actors are not good at this.

    Another problem is that her character, YW/Wol is the least interesting character in the drama to me. YW/Wol starts off as this perfect child whose family and friends adore her. She impresses everyone she meets with her kindness and intelligence. She even becomes a threat because she is so impressive.

    Things get worse when she becomes an adult because she then has to become this low-key, somewhat passive character. This would be a challenging character for any actress, but what makes it worse is HGI is acting against two very talented male actors who keep blowing her out of the water acting wise. Even though the writing for JIW’s character is awful, he still shines with the little that he’s been given.

    In addition, another thing that adds fuel to the HGI acting criticism is that Kim Min Seo has been rocking in her role as Bo Kyung. She is so good that she has given that character a depth that I am convinced the writers had never intended. What she is doing with Bo Kyung compared to what HGI is doing with YW/Wol is the difference between a good/great actor and an okay actor.

    Having written all of this, I have to say that HGI did have a few very good scenes in this drama, but the problem is that she’s not consistent.

  390. 390 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 389
    Kim Min Seo has been rocking in her role as Bo Kyung. She is so good that she has given that character a depth ….. ??

    To me, I find that the kid Bo Kyung is more “scary & wicked” just by her expression and looks than the one that has “grown up” Kim Min Seo.

    Where as the adult Bo Kyung somehow her looks and action – NOT SMART OR BRAINY” enough … IMO 😉

  391. 391 : agave Says:

    @OK OK OK #390

    That’s what I mean by Min Seo giving her character a depth that the writers probably didn’t intend for Bo Kyung to have, because judging from the way they wrote the character as a child, we are just supposed to see BY as a evil character. Instead, Min Seo has used her acting talent to give that character additional layers.

    The result is that what was a boring, one dimensional character as written became more as Min Seo used her acting to give depth to the character. The child actor also did a good job with this character, despite the writing.

  392. 392 : OK OK OK Says:

    @387 KDaddict

    Yes I rem Lee Min Ki. I only watch him in Dal Ja’s Spring with Chae Rim and quite enjoy it & also I Really Really like you with Eugene. Other than that like Evasive Inquiry Agency – I could not even finish the 1st ep bc i find the drama somehow started quite “messy” and I lost interest in continuing & now I also can’t rem who is the lead actress – someone I am not familiar or like….

    As for Dream High 1 – I hv finished watching long ago when it 1st came out and enjoyed it very much.
    But DH 2 – After Ep 1, i am disappointed with the story and some male cast…. don’t attract me … don’t think I will continue to watch. 🙂

  393. 393 : KimSHStoleMyHeart Says:

    @agave Great comments and comparisons. Have to agree that HGI is inconsistent and feel that at times, especially in the earlier episodes, that she was totally lost. I read somewhere that she was selected for the role for her similarity in that wide-eyed look of Kim Yoo Jung, who was also criticised by some for the very same expression. I think it’s something they both cannot help since they look like that naturally to begin with. HGI had the same spaced-out look in the popular Terms of Endearment, in happy and in sad times 😉 . Yes, Kim Min Seo is impressive and here is one who expresses well with her eyes. But I’m still with Wol, the character 😀
    @KDaddict I am not a fan of HGI and please don’t assume that. Just showing my support to the drama and to the cast in general. You are of course entitled to rave and rant all you want, it’s no biggie.

  394. 394 : agave Says:


    HGI’s inconsistency is a big problem for me because this is a very simple drama – it’s all about the romance between her character, YW/Wol and Hwon. She’s also the person who YM loves so much that he still pines for her years after she supposedly died. Therefore, HGI has to be consistently good in every scene, especially in her scenes where she is the romantic interest. Since she is the romantic interest of both Hwon and YM, HGI has to make me see why these two men could not forget her even though she was just a girl when she died. I really feel sorry for the actress because, as I mentioned earlier, this character is really not very interesting as written, so it would take a very good actor to handle this role well.

  395. 395 : KimSHStoleMyHeart Says:

    @agave Up to this point, I have little problem with HGI as the script is such for her inactivity. The next two episodes will probably seal HGI’s fate, whether she is a great or just an average actress. First, she’s getting out of the palace and Hwon is going to question and also confess his attraction/love for her. To carry this drama to a higher level, HGI has to probably do her best to convince her critics and I hope she can. The younger cast, on the otherhand left such a great impression on me that I find myself going back to earlier episodes and reliving their scenes together. Let’s hope the older cast will leave a similar if not better impression at the end of the drama. Am looking forward to it!
    On another note, JIW’s acting, for me is still at the same level. There’s not much variation in his facial expressions in all four of his dramas that I’ve seen him in and I hope that he will take on something totally different for us to see his acting skills. I saw glimpses of it here and hope he doesn’t disappoint with other roles.

  396. 396 : OK OK OK Says:

    Young Wol experience boy girl relationship with Lee Hwon with happiness & sadness. Live a comfortable life. Study, learn a lot from parent, brother, teacher etc. Of course, she will all kind of expression…

    Loss her memory, then grows up as a smart, innocent, pure lady. Train for the past 8 years to be a “witch”.
    What kind of expression or action you all want her to do when she meet her “old love” whom she cannot remember at all and as a witch – will not or may not involve in a boy girl relationship.

    If she sees Lee Hwon with a kind expression like : Oh oppa, I miss you so much” and give LH a big hug. That will be a kind of speed like from 1st gear to full gear.

    But she cannot do that now. Please be patient. Let the adult Wol – HGI warm up a little by little when she recall her past one by one and see how she reacts…….

    Ep 11 & 12 — Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In – Aja aja fighting !!! 🙂

  397. 397 : agave Says:


    At this point, I’m okay with HGI, too, although I haven’t seen episodes 9 and 10 yet. From reading the various fan boards, many are looking forward to those scenes where Hwon reveals his love for YW/Wol, so I really hope she does well.

    Regarding JIW, I’m just a bit puzzled by what you mean by not seeing much variation in his facial expressions in his portrayal of his characters. Are you saying that you think he has played characters that are too similar and as a result doesn’t show much acting range? If so, I disagree because I’ve seen him in Return of Iljimae, 49 Days, Flower Boy Ramyum Shop and now MTETS and he played each character different enough that they don’t feel like the same character to me. Return of Iljimae was the first time I had ever see JIW and his character in that drama is so different that when I re-watched it, after having seen JIW’s other dramas, sometimes it even felt like I was watching a different actor.

    Having said this, I don’t have a problem with actors who frequently take similar roles, as long as they do well in each role. To me, that’s not the same issue as an actor who doesn’t seem to completely get into his/her role.

    I saw a recent article about the actress who played the lead in Boys Over Flowers that criticized her acting ability because she tends to choose similar roles and I disagreed because from what I’ve seen, she does well in those roles.

  398. 398 : KimSHStoleMyHeart Says:

    @agave Now that you have mentioned it, I have seen JIW in five not four of his dramas- forgot about Take Care of the Lady. Although he held different characters, to me his acting range is the same, always the free, easy going character with a tinge of sadness. Most good actors can carry these roles just as well. By comparison, Song Junki was doing such roles as well until he starred in Deep-Rooted Tree which finally proved how versatile an actor he is. What I am saying is that JIW should take on more challenging and serious roles that will show a different side of him. There was a comment that a viewer even got confused as to which drama she was watching since JIW was acting similar roles in two different dramas. JIW is without doubt an entertaining actor and he has dished out some really good performances but I hope to see him in something totally different than what he has been doing so far.
    If we are talking about Go Hye Sun, she’s pretty, talented and know her stuff but she doesn’t stand out for me. If I have to rant about her, it would be her fashion style and the annoying habit of covering her mouth with her hand when she speaks, on and off screen 😉

  399. 399 : agave Says:


    I think we should agree to disagree because if you think Iljimae was a “free, easy-going character with a tinge of sadness” then I can’t help but wonder if you really watched that drama because that description is way off. In fact, that description isn’t accurate for any of his characters that I have seen so far because none of them have been free, easy-going characters. I think JIW is not an actor that you enjoy and there’s nothing wrong with that. There are a lot of good actors that I don’t get excited about and there’s also nothing wrong with this.

    About that person who said he/she was confused about which JIW drama she was watching, I think it’s obvious that comment was an exaggeration, unless he/she really couldn’t tell the difference between a modern-day high school student in a romantic comedy (FBRS)and a prince in a fantasy saguek (MTETS).

    When I saw that comment, it also made me think about that article criticising actors for taking similar roles because the feel of that article was more like the critics were also unfairly criticizing actors for reminding them of past characters. Not so much because the actors were actually acting different parts the same way, but simply because they were the same actor in those different parts.

    For instance, I’ve seen some viewers claim that Go Hye Sun was playing Jan Di in other roles whenever she displayed an emotion, or was in a scene, that reminded them of Boys Before Flowers. She’s not the only actor who has been criticized because some viewers find it difficult to separate actors from their characters. I have also seen the reverse where fans get disappointed when an actor’s new character isn’t more like a favorite character the actor had played in the past.

  400. 400 : KDaddict Says:

    Frankly, I’m not that vested in the determination of the relative merit of HGI’s performance. To me, it is only a matter of those who like her in METS thinking she is 8.5 or 9.5 out of 10, n others thinking she is 6.5 or 7.5 at various times n eps. I’m certainly not upset w anyone thinking she scores a 9.5 in METS, n only hope that they give me the freedom to say she is 7.5 in my eyes. Now a mere spread of 2 pts shouldn’t be worth us getting upset w other viewers. Unfortunately it happens.
    I’d like to believe that sophisticated KD lovers can share views on diff aspects of a drama, n not get angry when those views differ. These threads too often prove me wrong.

    I didn’t assume you were a fan of HGI. Your post #386 did not refer to me by name; still it takes no assumption to read that you weren’t happy w my comments on HGI, but didn’t want to discuss it openly w me. I don’t think her performance is as spectacular as KimSH’s. That is TOTALLY diff fr thinking she is intolerable or not giving her a chance. Fr your nickname, can I assume that you r crazy abt KSH? Our feelings abt him, n by extension abt this drama r likely to be more similar than they r diff. Why can’t we dwell on that instead?

  401. 401 : KimSHStoleMyHeart Says:

    @agave Oops I must have stepped on your toes and yeah, agree we should agree to disagree. For the record, I have seen RoI and it was one drama I remember enjoying at the same time as BoF when it was being aired and I like JIW a lot. Maybe your interpretation of my description of his acting is different, for I admit I struggle with my English language but reading your reply, my earlier comment about being prejudiced comes back. So, end of discussion for me here regarding Jung Il Woo’s acting skills for two reasons, I was only in it for exchange of views and readily accepts different opinions but if the other party can’t accept a different view other than hers and starts unfounded accusations, no point to continue. So it was nice while it lasted.
    @KDAddict My post at #386 was in reply to LearningSg and my comment was meant in general and was not directed to anyone in particular. Sorry if you had taken it personally. I have only started giving comments today on this website and my what a mess I have made, stepping on everyone’s toes. I learnt many things just today and for what’s it worth, moderation is the best and over-reaction (or over enthusiasism?) the worst! And yes, Kim SH is the Best!

  402. 402 : KDaddict Says:

    It’d have been nice if sb had engaged me in a friendly discussion, instead of slyly n erroneously calling sb who differs in opinion fr themselves arrogant n prejudiced. Could it be me they r referring to? Haha.
    If they had asked:
    Hey, why don’t u think HGI is EXCELLENT as Wol?

    I’d have written sth very similar to what @agave wrote in #389 n #391. I see eye-to-eye with @agave re those comments. That’s exactly what I think of HGI as Wol n Kim Min Seo as BK.

    Running off to watch the Finale of Padam2 n eat dinner simultaneously! Gosh, I hope Kang Chil doesn’t die! I’m optimistic that he won’t!

  403. 403 : KimSHStoleMyHeart Says:

    So who’s the kettle and who’s the pot? Ah, another valuable lesson learnt, don’t think that the universe centers around you only. END of lessons for me. Had a great deal of fun today, Salaam 😀

  404. 404 : nyte Says:

    cant wait for the next episode to be uploaded….

  405. 405 : agave Says:


    No problem. You didn’t step on my toes because I love a lively discussion and don’t take disagreements personally. I even thought there may be a language issue when I saw your description of JIW’s character in RoI, so I wasn’t even going to mention it. It was only when you mentioned that comment about the poster who said he/she couldn’t tell the difference between JIW’s dramas that I realized that you also seemed to view all of his work the same.

    That’s when I realized that we have nowhere to go with a discussion about his work because when I am interested in something, I like to discuss it in long-winded detail, as you can see from the length of my posts. LOL!

    It doesn’t matter if other posters agree with me, I just like to feel that they are familiar enough with the topics we’re discussing to be able to discuss them with me.


    How are you? I still haven’t watch The Princess’ Man yet, and the fact that I keep seeing that drama mentioned in threads about MTETS makes me even more curious about seeing it. Tree With Deep Roots also keeps getting mentioned.

    Padam Padam is also on my must watch list, but I am just now finishing up The Iron Empress and that is such a serious drama that I need to watch something lighter next, so TPM and PP will have to wait a little longer.

    Regarding MTETS, it was Kim Min Seo’s wonderful acting as BK that caused me to become more aware of why HGI is still getting criticism for her work as Wol. Even though I think HGI is okay in this drama. I saw several posts on another board about how HGI didn’t add the kind of little touches to her acting that could have given some of her scenes more depth.

    This makes me think of something I read years ago about an old TV show in the US called Dallas. In that show, the character Sue Ellen was originally intended to be a tiny part, but that character quickly became one of the most popular characters on the show because the actress was so good at using her eyes and body language to convey Sue Ellen’s emotions that she got the attention of the audience as well as the directors/writers/producers.

    Also, I noticed that some fans are still missing the younger actors and I think that may partly be because, in addition to being talented, they also appeared at a time when the drama was still new and full of possibilities.

    After the transition to the adult actors, I think many were expecting the drama to become more complex, but it’s not that kind of drama, so most of the characters haven’t really changed, they’re just played by older actors. So, for some viewers it feels like a show where their favorite actors were changed for no good reason.

  406. 406 : KDaddict Says:

    Some ppl r more pleasant. Some r less so. The stepping on of toes is much less likely if one exercises some consideration in writing, Generally speaking of course.

    It is easy to come back w a off-handed retort; It is much less so to face what one does erroneously.

  407. 407 : agave Says:

    Hmmm, in reading some of the recent posts, I feel like I stepped in the middle of something.


    I just re-read the your “unfounded accusations” comment in #401 and was all set to get puffed up with righteous indignation until I re-read my own post at #399 and realized that my comment about you not being familiar with RoI could have been worded better. It wasn’t my intent to accuse you of not having watched RoI. I just wondered if you were more of a casual viewer instead of someone who really enjoyed that drama because there are a lot of dramas that I can give you a broad overview of, but if you ask me for details, I wouldn’t be able to. This is especially true for character descriptions.

    Another possibility that I failed to consider is that you could have simply forgotten the details of RoI and those other dramas and therefore confused the characters. So, yes, I should have worded my comment differently.


    I hope you enjoyed the finale of Padam Padam and I hope no one died.

    Regarding MTETS, I just realized that episode 11 of should have aired by now. I know there is a lot of anticipation for this episode and the next, so I look forward to reading the reviews.

  408. 408 : KDaddict Says:

    So good to see you.
    I think the young cast was surprisingly well cast, n evenly so, which is such a rare occurrence. The adult chars r less even by comparison. The adult version of Yeom in particular pales in comparison w its childhood one. Woon is also lack-luster.
    This is a simple story, w 2-dimensional chars. It calls upon the actors’ skills to flesh out the chars n bring them to life. It is a tall order. KSH rises to that challenge fabulously; ditto for KimMS. For a 1st timer, the girl who plays MinHwa deserves an honorable mention. HGI looks dazed – it’s hard for me to read what emotions she is portraying. YW has been de-coffined for 8 years already. 8 years is a long time to be in a daze.
    I comment on what I love abt a show, n also what I think isn’t so gt abt it. I often get in trouble for the latter. Alas, singing praises in unison doesn’t ever strike me as fun. 🙁
    Padam2 started w a bang, but didn’t end w one IMO. It’d have been worth watching for JungWS’s acting alone. And there is Kim Bum, a fantastic surprise, to sweeten the deal. It’s really commendable that he wants to turn himself into a serious actor, n shows gt promise here. I adored the 1st 10 eps, the rest is less impressive.
    Iron Empress? aka? Never heard of it. What is that? Was it good?
    Hope to see you more often.

  409. 409 : KDaddict Says:

    You want sth light n fun next. Hmm…. Shut up flower buy band shows gt promise. Only 4 eps so far; all gd. I’m waiting eagerly for “12 men in a year”, which features our Iljimae’s lovely wify Yoon Jin Seo. It starts in a week. But you don’t like on-going shows.
    Sue Ellen, JR, Miss what’s her name, the matriarch of the family…. Names fr a bygone era, like dust-covered possessions in the attic, my friend.

  410. 410 : agave Says:


    The Iron Empress is so good that I couldn’t stop watching it. Although I had heard of the title, I didn’t know anything about it, so when DramaFever added it recently and featured it on its front page, I decided to watch one episode and if I liked it, I had planned to watch the rest after DF added all of the episodes. This drama is 78 episodes long and aired in 2009, but DF only has the first 19 episodes.

    Before I knew it, I had finished all 19 episodes on DF and was so hooked that I went online to see who had the rest. I found most of the rest on DramaCrazy. Now, I am on episode 71, so I am almost finished. This is the first time that I have ever watched a drama this long before, so this is an interesting experience.

    I thought my first long drama would be Jumong instead of a drama that I was barely familiar with before I started watching it. Anyway, as I mentioned in an earlier post, TIE is intense. I spans over 20 years and there is a lot going on in it and I know there is more to come because this is one of those dramas where anyone could die. It’s also interesting because it is based on true events, so it’s fun to see how much the writers stuck to history and how much they embellished to at meat to reality.

    If you find the time, watch it, but beware that the first part is kind of strange because the first 3 episodes are in the present and then it moves to the past for several episodes. It’s sort of a variation of what TMTETS did.

  411. 411 : agave Says:


    I am always critical about shows too. No matter how much I love something, I realize that nothing is perfect. I am especially critical of shows that don’t live up to their promise for me and that’s where I am with this drama. TMTETS is the first drama that I became interested in before it aired, so I was read a lot about the storyline and the characters in the weeks before the adults joined the cast. What I read was so interesting that I was looking forward to this drama. If I had known from the beginning that the storyline was going to be so simple, I would not have been expecting as much.

    As for the actors, I agree, the child cast was great all around. Everyone fit their roles and I don’t remember any weak actors. I also thought the writing was better. I don’t know if it’s because the storyline was still being set up on those first 5-6 episodes or if the writing just seemed better because it seemed rather deep for the young actors. Whereas, the same style of writing doesn’t seem to be strong enough for the older actors.

    You’re right about the actress who plays MinHwa. She is great and definitely deserves praise. I didn’t know that she was new to acting.

    I don’t think I have ever watched a sageuk like this before because unlike most sageuks, even those that are not a serious, TMTETS only has one major story and that’s the romance. And, it’s not even the traditional k-drama romance where a viable triangle is involved because the writers made it clear from the beginning that the OTP is destined to be together. Also, there is not even a hint of interest from YW/Wol for YM.

    Most K-dramas about romance also have a lot of fans that support non-OTP pairings, but not with this drama. For this drama, it’s the OTP or nothing. I think the simplicity of the storyline is who HGI is getting so much heat because of her acting. There really isn’t a whole lot to talk about other than her character and KSH’s character.

    Regarding HGI, have you seen Ep 11 yet? If so, then how was HGI?

    I am curious to see how this show will fare when it completes its TV run. Will it be like Boys Over Flowers (another explicitly popular k-drama) and hold on to its popularity long after the show aired? Or, will it fade into the background like a lot of dramas that received high TV ratings, but had low internet buzz.

  412. 412 : sweet Says:

    @411: the actres who play princess min hwa (adult) she’s also one of the cast in Once Upon a time in Saengchori.

  413. 413 : Charlie Says:

    Add another one to JIW’s accomplishment list, the first High Kick. He was great in there too.
    I love JIW and his acting. He’s such an eye-candy. We need to have more actors like him in the K dramas.

  414. 414 : Joonie Says:

    I love this drama. Kudos to Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In and and the rest of the supporting cast for a very enjoyable drama. Episode 11 was interesting even without subs, so I’m looking forward to Ep 12 as well.

  415. 415 : imhel Says:

    @LearningSG thanks for the link for Ep11 recap

  416. 416 : Charlie Says:

    Episode 11:
    Am I really going to see a lot of JIW’s tears, it sucks.
    KSH’s performance is also just so so in this episode.
    Only thing enjoyable was the little snow man, so cute.

  417. 417 : Nid Says:

    Rating up up up !!!

  418. 418 : KDaddict Says:

    The Iron Empress is Not listed in the Drama list on this site. Does it go by another name? I assume it’s a KD? Who star in it? You said it was fr 2009? I’d like to see some basic info, like a synopsis n cast b4 hunting it down. It’s 78 eps, a big commitment after all.
    A lot of viewers have traditionally been wary of sageuks, saying that they are historical, long n boring. With SungKKS, writer n PD team found a way to circumvent that impediment. They make the story simple, fill it w young pretty actors, keep it light n fun to attract the young crowd. And it was a big success. The same author has gone a step further this time, making the story even more simple,n the romance more heated; actually it’s too hot for prime time tv. It’s the basic formula of your Harliguin romance. The product is light n fluffy like cotton candy. Young ppl lap it up. In public forums, if u dare pt out that it isn’t a sophisticated story, or that this cast member or that isn’t perfect, ppl will tell you to stop watching n go away. The tyranny of fangirling! The dichotomy of the young fan girl mind is such that If you say u don’t love it or sb completely, then you must hate it n sb completely. I guess loving it but noticing some defects isn’t an option. Whereas I actually love it enough to be happy that it has ratings that go thru the roof. It is good entertainment. It offers gt eye candies. It has no angst. I enjoyed it a lot.
    After 10 eps tho, the story is moving along at snail pace n has moved into the straight stretch of the run so that it has become predictable. My waiting for the next ep is w less anxiety. There were times when I watched it live, so that I could post comments on the gist of it for ppl who can’t watch it soon enough. But some rude posts leave a bad taste in my mouth. Nobody ever thank u, which I can live with, but sb always complains, however mild my criticisms of the show.
    You asked what I think of HGI’s performance in ep 11. I’m not going to touch that can of worms, in case my comments get misconstrued again.
    My other beef is that JIW is really under-utilized. He deserves a much better role than a sitting duck rejected lover boy role.
    Besides MinHwa, another fav is the guy who plays the eunuch; his acting is purely fun to watch. You know he is there to provide comic relief, but he does so w so much aplomb.
    This show has some shortcomings, which show doesn’t? (And: TPM!) but is an enjoyable drama hitherto.
    It’s Padam2 that bursted on the scene w so much promise, n fizzled out w a whimper! The writer started w time-travel miracles n a wing-sprouting angel, promising sth diff n daring, only to settle for the old adage: living every day is a miracle. A-U-R-G-H!

  419. 419 : KDaddict Says:

    Typo in #418: (ANS: TPM)

  420. 420 : Mom-To-Be Says:

    This is a great drama. I wait for every episode as the same as I wait for my baby-with lots of anxiety and unconditional love 🙂

  421. 421 : agave Says:

    @sweet #412

    Thanks for the info about the actress who plays MinHwa.

    @Charlie #413

    I’ve only seen a couple High Kick episodes and plan to watch more when I get the time. Since this is a comedy and I am looking for something light to watch after I finish The Iron Empress, I may watch this instead of a shorter comedy or romance. On another note, I love that I finally got to see JIW’s chubby cheeks in High Kick. 🙂


    I did a search under The Iron Empress for this site and came up with this link:


    The Iron Empress is also known as Empress Chun Chu.

    Here’s some additional info:

    Title: 천추태후 / Cheon Chu Taehu / Empress Chun Chu
    Also known as: The Iron Empress / Empress Chun Choo
    Chinese title : 千秋太后
    Genre: Historical
    Episodes: 78
    Broadcast network: KBS2
    Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-1 to 2009-Sep-27
    Air time: Saturdays & Sundays 21:30


    The drama is about the third empress of the Goryeo era who fought against the Tungustic people of Manchuria in order to achieve their dream of reclaiming their old land.


    Chae Si Ra as Empress Chun Chu
    Kim So Eun as young Chun Chu
    Kim Suk Hoon as Kim Chi Yang
    Choi Jae Sung as Gang Jo
    Lee Duk Hwa as General Kang Kam Chan
    Lee In as Mok Jong (The 7th King; the empress’s son with the 5th king)
    Park Ji Bin as Wang Song / Prince Gae Ryeong

    Now that I have posted this, I have to go over to there to show my appreciation for this drama. I still have a few episodes to go before I finish, so I post my thoughts there when I’m done.

    Regarding TMTETS, sorry to hear that you have been getting grief for posting your opinion about this drama. I agree that this is probably because this drama seems to appeal more to young fans who think it’s perfect, despite its many flaws. What’s interesting to me is that the book seems to be better written than the drama. I think I heard that the screenwriter for the drama is not the same as the writer for the book.

    As for SKKS, I think that was a much better interpretation the book. I was hoping that a similar interpretation would be made for this drama. For instance, the weakest part of SKKS for me was the OTP romance, but I still loved this drama because the romance wasn’t the main focus.

    Unfortunately, with TMTETS, if you don’t love the OTP romance, there’s not much else left for you. Case in point – the poor use of JIW’s character. From the early previews, it appeared that this character would have a bigger role and if that had happens, this drama would have also more going on that just the OTP romance.

    I am curious to see how people will feel about this drama after it’s done because it reminds me of the hype that surrounded Boys Over Flowers. Althought BoF is still propular, that drama receives a lot of criticism for being a bloated, overrated mess. Although I enjoyed watching it, after it was over, I had no desire to re-watch it.

    I think that viewers who are passionate about the OTP will continue to love and support it, but I suspect that the rest will move on due to lack of interest.

  422. 422 : KDaddict Says:

    Thanks for the info on Iron Empress. I knew it must go by another title.
    Allow me to make a minor correction if I may:
    If “one” doesn’t love the OTP, then there is not much else left for “one”.
    I don’t want to stand wrongly accused of not loving the OTP. 😉 It’s not just on this drama, it is almost every where. Most ppl want a Greek chorus of Praise, showing unconditional love, sung in harmony.

  423. 423 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 11:
    I’m happy that Hwon is a smart guy; he’s figuring out that there is sth fishy surrounding YW’s death n the timing of it! But why has it taken him 8 whole years to come to that suspicion, presuming that YW has been on his mind a lot?
    I love it that KSH’s face, framed by the 2 black silk ties of his hat, is a work of art.
    I love it that JIW finally gets some screen time to himself when he is not crying. He gets to share some quality time w Janshil. That’s hardly enough, but it’s better than nothing.
    I love Janshil for being so cute, innocent herself, n for being so admiring twds YM.
    These two guys rip my heart out whenever they r on. They make me feel so sorry for them. Woot woot. :’-(

  424. 424 : KDaddict Says:

    @Charlie, agave,
    Where can I watch all the old eps. of Hi Kick 2, featuring JIW? Thx.

  425. 425 : OK OK OK Says:

    Eo 11

    I am happy with JIL’s acting. He looks more handsome when he gets angry. 🙂

    As for Han Ga In, in the 1st 10 mins of ep 11, she shed tears when Lee Heom ask her many questions about her family and her past….. I was very happy bc I thought at least there are some emotional changes on her part but later till end of episodes, I am a little disappointed bc no more of those, all her “acting” mild again….. I was hoping she will have more facial or body expression how she struggle with her feeling toward her thought …. (That’s how i feel about this episode at this moment) 🙁

    This episode — not much excitement for me….. Hope to see more from Ep 12, I wonder how long I need to see the “sparks”… of HGI & KSH
    Koo Soo Hyun & JIL — good acting… 🙂

  426. 426 : agave Says:

    @KDaddict #422

    If “one” doesn’t love the OTP, then there is not much else left for “one”.

    The use of “one” in this instance may be grammatically correct, but it’s also awkward and clunky, so I wouldn’t use it here.

    Also, please note that the use of “you” is also grammatically correct in the sentence I wrote:

    …if “you” don’t love the OTP, there is not much else left for “you”.

    The use of “one” is more formal and stilted in this instance. In contrast, the use of “you” is more casual.

    Although I try to keep spelling errors to a minimum, I do not stringently police my grammar usage, especially when it means that my posts could sound more stilted than usual. Instead, I prefer to keep my online postings casual.

    Back to this drama, I didn’t accuse you of not loving the OTP. On the contrary, because I know you enjoy this drama and since the romance is pretty much all this drama is about, I figured that you loved the OTP. That is why I wrote that if you don’t love the OTP, there is not much left for you to enjoy.

    For instance, as much as I enjoy JIW’s work and the work of several of the other actors, they haven’t been given enough to make me want to re-watch this entire drama. I can see re-watching clips of the show in the future, but never the entire drama.

  427. 427 : KDaddict Says:

    😉 That correction was tongue-in-cheek. 😉

  428. 428 : agave Says:

    I just noticed the updated ratings and these steady increases are absolutely insane. They have almost reached 40%! Congratulations to all involved and I hope their careers benefit from this increased exposure.

  429. 429 : agave Says:

    @KDaddict #427

    😉 I figured you were kidding, but I know a lot of people who learn how to perfect their English skills by visiting fan boards.

    I wanted to make sure they realized that formal English rules are not necessarily what they want to use to casually communicate online.

  430. 430 : agave Says:

    I just read some of the summaries for episode 11 and I may start watching this show again, before it ends because I am interested in the Jan-shil and Yang-myung scenes. At this point, I don’t care if their relationship is the beginning of a friendship or a romance, I am just pleased that YM finally seems to have a woman who appreciates him.

    I am also interested in the Min-hwa and Yeom scenes because she may not be as clueless as she seemed the last time I saw her.

    Also, I have to show some love for the royal attendant, Hyung-sun, because his scenes are always delightful. Although he’s usually used as comic relief, the actor does a great job in bringing that character to life.

  431. 431 : musicsgirl Says:

    I think the rating in here wrong cuz i thought for ep 11 their ratings were 40 something 🙂

  432. 432 : admin Says:

    @musicsgirl (431),

    TV ratings were dominated by Two company which is TNmS & AGB Nielson.

    Most of the drama in KoreanDrama.org is using TNmS TV Ratings.

    The different between these two company can be found here :-


    Since this drama have high popularity, therefore we also include AGB Nielson TV Ratings here.

    Please take a look for the latest update on the above post.

  433. 433 : OK OK OK Says:





  434. 434 : KDaddict Says:

    How does this business of leaving comments get to be so tricky? The use of “you” might confuse some ppl into thinking that @agave said @KDaddict didn’t support the OTP, n met w no denial; on the other, the use of “one” could influence others to write formal stilted English! :’-(
    Seriously tho, do cont to watch METS. All in all, this drama is a gt deal more enjoyable than most. But do watch TPM at a later date.
    Her name is Miss Ellie, isn’t? JR’s mother.

  435. 435 : Momo Says:

    Love this drama, both KSH and HGI did great job for their charactor. Can’t wait for the next episode !!

  436. 436 : Charlie Says:

    @424 KDaddict,
    There is a movie database hosted by a Chinese net. You’d need to download a software called Fengxing. And yes, you’d need to know Chinese to find the drama you’d like to watch. It is loaded with a lot of goodies. Am I doing a free commecial for Fengxing?! 😉
    BTW, I didn’t finish all the old High Kick. There are so many episodes and they weren’t HD.
    Happy watching.

  437. 437 : KDaddict Says:

    Thank you so much. I heard that downloading software fr Chinese drama/movie sites can be hazardous to the health of your computer. So I’ve never done it. You don’t have a problem w it?
    I never saw Hi-K 1 or 2. I’m curious to see the early works of JIW, n forget who was in HiK 1, but can no longer find the full series anywhere. Thanks.

  438. 438 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 11:
    Ahhhh! The all impt Hae Pum Dal hairpin raises its head! Apparently Shin-mo-nim didnt take possession of it; it has been sitting at the back of the cupboard w their clothes! N no one noticed it in 8 years!? OK, if u say so.
    Janshil says that fr now on she’ll take what she wants n live the way she wants. So, she’ll turn to the wild side, n try to sell the hairpin? That’ll cause quite an uproar, n danger all around!
    Janshil should have more of a role to play now that she is out of the Astrology Parlor, n becomes a free agent.

  439. 439 : Charlie Says:

    @437 KDaddict,
    You are welcome.
    So far so good, not infected by anything but overwhelmed by all the treasures. 😉

  440. 440 : agave Says:


    Communicating online is fun, but it can also be a pain because the only thing we can see is what is written. Because of this, miscommunication issues are common. I used to stress about this, but now I just go with the flow. 🙂

    Anyway, back to TMTETS. I see that there is a lot of stressing going on about the way episode 12 ended, so it will be interesting to see where the writers take the next episode.

    I’m still waiting for some type of fallout from MinHwa knowing the truth about YW’s death. I can’t believe the writers haven’t made more use of this potential bombshell at this point.

  441. 441 : OK OK OK Says:


    Otoke? Kim Soo Hyun ssi — you are so charming. Can’t get my eyes off you.. 🙂

  442. 442 : lynees_mark Says:

    guyz…………plz tell me what next episode….

    episode 12 that ending so confuse its really sure that king will sleep with queen….and wolll ( ha ga in ) juz being there crying what i see that nding ep 12..

    i really dont want king sleep with queen bcoz that queen really bad.

    i really hope in ep 13, woll will be dicover as yeon yu…..and king notife that yeon yu n woll know she is yeon yu…

    ep 15..what gonna happen……cant wait next episode….

    i watch this drama as i like same drama sunnyunkwan scandal….best drama 4 ever…good writer n good drama…..

  443. 443 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 12! What a bang up ep! (Pun intended)
    This is the most exciting ep since ep 7 with the cast transition.
    There isn’t a second in this ep that I don’t love. Except for poor YM crying yet Again for his unrequited love. I yell at the screen: She doesn’t love you, get a grip, move on, buddy!

    I love it that Hwon is being awkward n ineffectual on a date. But it surprises the hell out of me that watching that puppet show together, which tells their love story, doesn’t do a thing to jog her memory! Why show us that particular puppet story if it is not to make her remember, writer-nim?
    I love him in that bright yellow n purple gown of gorgeous 3-ply silk satin. I used to think that Hanbok for men made them look ugly. SKKS changed my mind. This show cements it.
    I love his outbreak when he found out that his fav talisman has been switched. Boy, does he feel the urgency, n it is Only the threat of the loss!
    Heaven is on their side for once, for BK gets to see a diff talisman, the one for consummation night! I squeal w delight. Heeee….. Wol is safe for a little while longer.
    BK is showing us she has turned (farther) to the dark side. The chick is teaching the old rooster how to blackmail Hwon into submitting to the consummation by threatening his talisman. W this sort of mind, she wants Hwon to look at her, or touch her! Really!

    HyungSun continues to be so funny….. Blaming the king for odering him to make the snowman to no avail. It’s like one kid complaining to another kid in order to get some loving attn.

    AND then, there is that consummation night!
    Hwon is being marched to meet w BK at a predetermined room that has good fung shui no doubt; he looks like one who is being marched to the firing squad. Hahaha.
    BK reminds him that it is his duty to everyone fr Dowager down to the lowliest man to sleep w her. Yes, that is precisely the kind of foreplay to turn him on. BK- ah, u r not so smart after all!

    There is talk of items of clothing to be removed. OH, PD-nim, you r such a tease, but I’ve already wise to your tactics. I don’t doubt that Hwon has sth up his sleeves. Him sleep w BK? Not a BD chance. I bet my bottom dollar!
    But I look fwd, w real anticipation to the next ep, to Hwon taking off sth, a little sth, anything….pls PD-nim? Just his belt, OK? I’ll be a good girl this week, n love this show unconditionally, I promise. Shamelessly.

  444. 444 : KDaddict Says:

    There is an excitement in watching ongoing shows that you don’t get w old ones. Sure, there is a chance of a show turning into a turkey on you, but that element of not-knowing adds to the suspense.
    Over the years, I find that the shows I marathoned r a blur–I barely remember them; It is the ones that I wait for week by week that stay w me.
    Glad to have you watching n commenting w us!

  445. 445 : OK OK OK Says:

    Ep 12

    I tell myself : Do Not Worry!!!! Relax – do not tense up……
    I don’t think Lee Heom as an upright and PURE CHARMING MAN, will make to suffer to “Consum..” with this wicked BK at all, not even in the future. Yaks !!!!
    Lee Heom will not disappoint his loyal audience…. WE. he he 🙂

    He must have something up in his brain already or someone / something will come to his rescue …. 🙂

    Lord Please !!!!!! Help him

  446. 446 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-425,
    I’m mighty impressed that you r watching HGI’s performance w so much attn n discernment. Ya, every actor may be better in some eps than others, in some parts of an ep within it even.
    But then, you can get away w saying what u did. I wonder if I can. 😉

    I wasn’t too moved by ep 10, 11; they felt somewhat….run of the mill. But then all of a sudden, ep 12 rocks! I’m giddy w excitement!

  447. 447 : eta Says:

    wowww….just seeing, ME.t.S vs Dream high 2 >,<

  448. 448 : KDaddict Says:

    Communication on public forums is by nature shallow n ephemeral. But it is good to talk to like-minded folks abt dramas that we mutually love.
    It was only bc u walked in on the exchange in the middle that u didn’t get my veiled indirect complaint of being unfairly taken to task (by others). If it is an on-going exchange, there is much less chance of misunderstanding. I get the feeling we’ll do just fine. Welcome onboard!

  449. 449 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 446 KDaddict

    The other time you asked who could act as adult Wol besides HGI & ….
    After watching Feast of the Gods…. I think Sung Yu Ri is also a good choice beside HGI…. She is also pretty & young…. Besides these 2, I can’t think of any yet …. Happy Watching !! 🙂

  450. 450 : OK OK OK Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun Fans :
    Looking forward to Ep 13, 14, 15, 16…….. Don’t forget to wish Kim Soo Hyun Happy Birthday on 16 February. Hurray !!!! 🙂 😉 🙂

  451. 451 : @hny Says:

    (bussy time)today I finally can watch eps 12…OMG.. my prince Yang Myung …you makes me cry for you too ..N the King with that evil Queen …otoke !!! Mybe..Its more great n interesting if ‘its’ happened between them…more challenging drama!! I loved to watch next eps.

  452. 452 : utahaha Says:

    what an awesome movie!!! yeeey! 😉

  453. 453 : Mic Says:


    3-ply silk satin? Tsk tsk tsk….hahaha! Reading your comments always bring a smile to my face. Thank you for that! 🙂

  454. 454 : ViKa Says:

    can’t wait for the next ep…

  455. 455 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK, agave, caca, n those who minded or cared abt what I said re HGI:
    Re #449, I honestly don’t know who’d better as Wol. It is a difficult role to play. Young YW was bubbly, out-going, intelligent, courageous, n laughed easily. Kim Yoo Jung did it well. There has been a change of personality following her change in circumstances. After hearing that her family abandoned her when they found out she has shamanic powers, she has a sad heart, n has become reticent n reserved.
    Chars that r not expressive are the most difficult to portray. Many actors make them seem wooden. But just becos they r not expressive doesn’t mean they have no feelings or can hide them . You can’t read their feelings thru their eyes n subtler changes in facial muscles n posture. Asking sb to act primarily using their eyes is a tall order indeed. Only the most accomplished of actors can pull it off, to let you see their feelings thru their eyes n subtle changes in facial muscles n body language.
    The way HGI does it, I can’t read whether her char is feeling anger, fear, nervousness, resignation, joy, whatever. She looks pretty much the same. Is she terrible? No, becos most other actresses would probably be abt the same. Is she intolerable, far far fr it. Is she excellent? No, becos when a famous actress acts, viewers should be able to see what feelings, emotions, sentiments she is trying to convey. Who would be better? I’ve absolutely no idea.
    When HGI took on this role, she probably had no idea that the young actors would leave such big shoes to fill, or that KSH’s acting has changed so much a yr after DH, or that Wol no longer having her parents n sibling would be so reserved, n viewers r naturally more drawn to expressive chars (like YM than less expressive ones). All these factors r to her disadvantage. With that excellent cast (let’s not forget JIW) n that reserved char, it is hard for her to shine, but is a pit waiting for her to fall into (a pitfall).
    In ep 12 tho, she finally gets to go on a date w the king, n begins to react to him a little more than b4. So OK OK OK is right, let’s see the sparks fly betwn them. She should come alive then.
    I hope ppl can read this as the analysis that it is, rather than a “continuing complaint against HGI that sounds like a broken record”. 🙂

  456. 456 : KDaddict Says:

    The Hae Pum Dal hairpin:
    In ep 11, they showed us a glimpse of that hairpin when Wol was packing Janshil’s clothing to take to her. Wol packed that hairpin together w JS’s clothes.
    Then in ep 12, with package in hand, she met Hwon n ended up spending the whole day w him. JS came home on her own. Then we see Wol packing, becos Jang wants to send her away. No more hairpin. Isn’t that a cavalier way for the girls n PD-team to treat such a valuable pc of jewelry n impt clue in the story?

  457. 457 : KDaddict Says:

    You CAN (Not “can’t”) read their feelings thru their eyes n subtler changes in facial muscles n posture.
    It’d be confusing if it is “can’t”. Sorry.

  458. 458 : OK OK OK Says:

    455 KDaddict

    Do you know why I like Bae Yong Jun & Choi Ji Woo in Winter Sonata – MY VERY 1ST KOREAN DRAMA?
    BC both leads really are great actors with souls – They can make me feel for them. Lee Byung Hun is also a great actor with soul who always win the best actor award. I love him best in ALL IN with his great male partner Huh Joon Ho who run away with him to USA……
    Until today I still think these 2 dramas are 2 of the best….. I am not tire to repeat them whenever I feel like watching 🙂

    As for Kim Soo Hyun which you said he improves a lot from Dream High 1.
    No, in fact when I saw his very 1st drama in Will it Snow in Christmas (2009) as the teen Go Soo – he already impress me with his acting V V much. I sure know he will go very far – with his acting and his pleasant looks & personality. 🙂 😉

    You may watch WISIChristmas and see how you rate KSH’s acting 🙂

  459. 459 : Mav'z Says:

    hmmm…great drama ever!!!….why because all the people who are watching this drama are fighting and discussing to the max….also looking forward to what will be the ending….and I salute you guys……i mean to those people behind this great drama…imagine people are fighting over a discussion and waiting for every episode to be subbed in a different languages…let’s admit it!!…..people around the globe are watching and waiting for this drama…for the staffs, crews, director, writer and most of all the actors and actresses they’re doing great…and thank you very much…:) you are all great because you catches everyone’s attention….:))

  460. 460 : Lorem Says:

    Wow, the only commonality between the actors playing the character of Wol is that they’re both female and Korean. Please hire a decent music dude… it makes all the difference to the production. That said, I’m enjoying the drama immensely.

  461. 461 : DD Says:

    I like Jung Il Woo. It’s good the role was given to him because he portrays the role well and though he was not the first choice I think that the role was really meant for him and he already gave and will continue to give better justice to the character.

  462. 462 : OK OK OK Says:

    @461 DD

    Yes, I agree with you. I also like him to be Prince Yang Myung. 🙂
    Very pleasing to the eyes

  463. 463 : fannylove Says:

    The best drama for the last time. And high rating of only confirm this. Even start reading the book.
    Love a couple of Hwon&Wol 🙂 good video about them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsjUz2Oeyhw&feature=channel_video_title

    And like Woon very much! Woon! Woon! Woon! 🙂

  464. 464 : melanie Says:

    stop commenting negative about HGI She is a very good Actress and so Pretty. Please stop comparing her to other actress.I respect your opinion but please just enjoy watching the nice Drama and relax…

  465. 465 : fannylove Says:

    HGI is a really good actress. I love her in this drama.
    But KSH of course the best 🙂

  466. 466 : Charlie Says:

    I had enjoyed the children’s performance in the first a few episodes. Their acting was great; also they are very good looking. But after the cast switching, the show is going downhill drastically. The story is getting boring; the adult cast performances are not as impressive as the kids’, there is no chemistry between the actor and actress that they suppose to be in love. The only reason I’m still following this show is because there is JIW in it, but his role is not anything enjoyable either; man, get a life, she’s not worth it. Some viewers are impressed by KSH’s performance, but not I. He’s just simply not good looking to me at all. His performance, besides showing his high authority and power as a king by raising his voice, I don’t see much else. I’m not convinced why Wol has to fall in love all over again with the King, and why the King and Young Ming both love Wol. I just don’t see it, on the screen. I also don’t get the meaning of the story either, what’s all the fuss is about!
    I just have to give a shout here to voice my different opinion; hope this won’t spoil your enthusiasms toward this drama.

    I watched 49 Days again; that’s really a show case of a great story and great acting, everyone in the drama was great. Unfortunately, lately, there aren’t many K dramas such as being produced. Most of shows airing currently are boring. We need something new and refreshing to happen, soon.

  467. 467 : agave Says:

    @466 Charlie

    I feel your pain because I had already stopped watching after episode 8 and wasn’t planning to watch the rest until after the show ended, however, I heard so many good things about JIW’s scenes in episode 9 that I decided to watch it.

    Although I loved the JIW scenes, I found myself fast forwarding through the rest of the episode. I wanted to give this show another chance while it is still airing, but the writers are not doing a good job in fleshing out the parts of the show that don’t directly relate to the main romantic pairing.

    This is frustrating because with better writing, this could be a show that could have long-term appeal beyond those who still love the OTP. As it stands now, with each new episode, I am seeing more comments from viewers who have lost interest even though they used to love this show so much they couldn’t wait until the next episode aired. They say they are losing interest because there is very little storyline movement.

    What is worse is that the PD seems to have picked up on the fact that Hwon has more chemistry with, Bo Kyung, the Queen he hates than he does with the love of his life, YW/Wol, so the focus of the storyline has shifted a bit to Hwon and Bo Kyung more scenes together.

    I haven’t seen anything like this since the last few episodes of Warrior Baek Dong Soo where the PD finally seemed to realize that the OTP wasn’t working, so he radically reduced the scene time of the female OTP character and increased the screentime between the male OTP character with the female character viewers thought he had more chemistry with.

    That was weird because after ignoring the OTP relationship for several episodes, the PD shoved them together for a couple scenes at the end. It was like a strange bait and switch where they tricked you into continuing to watch, even though there were no plans to change the OTP.

  468. 468 : agave Says:

    Regarding HGI, as I noted earlier, I feel sorry for the actress because her character is a hard character for any actor to portray well. Also, the writing is not strong enough to help her flesh out the character. It doesn’t help that HGI is better with characters that are allowed to show more emotion.

    I believe there would probably be fewer complaints about the show in general if the characters had remained children throughout the entire series because we would not expect children to deal with adult issues with the kind of depth that we expect from the adult characters.

    In other words, this simplistic style of writing may be better suited to child characters than adult characters.

    Also, I see that someone made a comment about how high ratings equals quality, but that is not the case because as much as I enjoyed Boys Over Flowers, there is no way I can fool myself into believing that BoF is better than lower rated dramas like Return of Iljimae, 49 Days, or The Iron Empress and many others.

    Even when I compare BoF to similar dramas, BoF still doesn’t rate as well. For instance, the lower rated You’re Beautiful was a much better written romantic comedy than BoF. Where BoF was a bloated mess that lasted too long, YB was tightly written and didn’t overstay its welcome. YB is also one of those dramas that received more internet and international popularity than it did while it was airing in Korea.

    From what I have read, I believe that Tree With Deep Roots and The Princess’ Man will join that list of good of better dramas that received lower ratings than TMTETS. In fact, several viewers believe that TMTETS may be benefiting from the success of those two dramas.

    I wasn’t around when BoF aired, but from what I have seen of the ratings for other dramas, things other than quality factor into what type of ratings a show receives. For instance, TMTETS seems to have successfully tapped into the popularity of the book, the popularity of the other drama based on this writer’s work – SKKS, and the popularity of some of the stars of this drama.

    TMTETS’ popularity was also helped by the fact that although the child actors weren’t initially a big drawing point for many viewers, they were so good that they gained their own fans. Also, this drama is running against other dramas that are not getting a lot of attention at this time.

    TMTETS, like BoF, aired at the just right time for ratings success.

  469. 469 : [email protected] Says:

    It was so sad in episode 12!!!

  470. 470 : KDaddict Says:

    When a group of ppl watch a KD together, there’ll ALWAYS be diff of opinion. Public forums like this exist to let ppl say what is on their mind. Some will say they like KSH but not HGI, some like JIW but not KSH, others like KSM but not this one or that. If you disagree w sb’s comment, u can join the discussion in a meaningful way. Asking others not to say what u don’t like goes against the “raison d’etat” of internet forums. Even dictators who tried that failed.
    Actually, if u take your own advice n relax, n calmly read what others have to say, u might learn how more mature viewers watch KD, that there is more than “she is pretty, n just enjoy watching”. It is precisely becos we enjoy watching that we have sth to say.
    @KSHStoleMy Heart might say that I think the world revolves around me if she read this. U didn’t name my name, but since your comment #464 follows my #455, which is the closest comment on HGI, I think it might have sth to do w it. If not, let me know whose opinion u respect so much that u want to silence.
    If u read #455 carefully, in it I said: Wol being so reserved is a difficult role to play; most actresses wouldn’t do any better than HGI. I don’t see how that is “commenting negative on HGI”. So why don’t you “relax”, n “let all flowers bloom”!

  471. 471 : agave Says:


    I’m beginning to see what you mean about running into posters who only want viewers to say that they think everything about the show is great.

    What I like about your posts is that even though you like this drama more than I do, I can still discuss it with you without you accusing me of bashing it.

    Because of this, I find it odd that some less tolerant posters accuse you of not liking the drama. It seems that in their eyes, any poster who doesn’t praise this show 100%, is bashing it and the actors.

    Anyway, back to this show, I plan to watch episode 9 again when I have more time because I fast-forwarded through most of the non-JIW scenes, so I’m sure I missed good performances by some of the other actors. I also think my opinion of this show will be more favorable after it’s completed because I will no longer expect more from it.

    I think you noted in an earlier post, that this drama has a very simple storyline, so viewers should not expect anything more. That’s good advice.

  472. 472 : Charlie Says:

    #agave 467, 468
    I’m glad that I’m not alone.
    I can understand Boys before Flowers had higher rating but not this one. Boys Before Flowers, although the story was simple, but it was about the innocent time of young lives, so it tended to be forgiving. Besides, with four beautiful or handsome boys, who would miss it? But this TMES, besides JIW and the beautiful traditional Korean clothes, I don’t really think there is much to watch after the cast switch. As you did, I also fast forwarded a lot in the later episodes.
    The loyal power struggling in Princess’s Man was more convincing, the love story in there was also beautifully written. Although some people complained the leading actress’s performance, thought she couldn’t match Park Shi Hoo, but it didn’t kill the drama; overrall, it was a success.

  473. 473 : KDaddict Says:

    While watching a show, I certainly notice more than “HGI is pretty”! TQ for noticing it w me!
    BTW, u promised to let me know how Veg Store goes. How is that coming along? If it is like Baker King, I’ll pass. IMO, the best rags to riches story on tv was the Japanese-drama, The Story of 亜信, the woman who started the department store chain Yaohan. It has completely ruined rags to riches dramas for me!

    @OK OK OK-458,
    I’m in TOTAL agreement w you on Winter Sonata n All In. Those r 2 of my favs as well, for the same reasons. That is what @agave is saying as well abt Bof, that only truly great performances remain in the popular consciousness many years after the show. I dare add that shows that cater to very young audiences will fade in time when they r outgrown by their own fans. As the “bobby sockers” grow up, even they’ll see the short-comings of their own previously loved shows.

    As for KSH, I agree that he was already impressive in WISC. He had more screen time in DH, n delivered. There he showed potential n promise. But it is in METS that that promised is realized. Here he shows us what he can really do. They raised the bar (compared to DH), n he passed it w room to spare. I don’t have a prob at all w Charlie not liking KSH, since we always have to allow for individual preferences. 😉

    Can’t wait to see what Hwon will do to get out of consummating that marriage. Will touching BK be so revolting to him that it ties his heart up in knots n make him collapse in a bundle? Or what?

  474. 474 : KDaddict Says:

    @Charlie, agave,
    I think that shows that explicitly cater to young audience have a short shelf life, as their fans grow up n grow out of them. BoF n Heartstrings may belong in that category. TPM is not a teeny-bopper kinda show. It is also a far better n more thoughtful show in n of itself.
    METS, w its many teen stars would skew towards a young audience. But its young stars have merits which might stand up well. If nothing else, it may be remembered as the show that established Yeo Jin Goo n Kim Yoo Jung as the best child-actors of their generation. Writing-wise, it certainly falls short of the standards of timeless classics. But w/t holding it to such stringent requirements, I find it better than what is currently showing. Tell me what is better out there right now?

  475. 475 : KDaddict Says:

    Now u see my frustration? I actually I love this show the most out of the crop that is currently airing. But I’m not stupid n I see its short-comings fr a mile away. Just for saying that KSH is better than HGI in this, that I can’t read her emotions, I got a lot of grief!

    OMGoodness! You aren’t comparing me w those posters, r u? You can dislike a show 100% n I like it 100%, or vice versa, we’ll have a great discussion in exchanging our views, n in the end we might rub off on each other just a little bit. (If not, it is a matter of personal preference, for which there is no acct-ing.) That is what these forums r for. That is what teenyboppers don’t understand.
    I only have one exception: I don’t exchange views on SEGA. That one’s private. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  476. 476 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ KDaddict

    FYI – Will it Snow in Christmas – I did not finish the whole drama.
    I only watch Kim Soo Hyun act as teen bc his acting is really very impressive….
    He captivate me fully…….. 😉

    After Go Soo appear 1 to 2 episodes i stop. Bc I don’t like the female adult lead Han Ye Sul – I only watch her in Couple of Fantasy only, other than that I skip … & also Go Soo is not 1 of my fav….

  477. 477 : OK OK OK Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun is the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  478. 478 : agave Says:

    @472 – Charlie

    Boys Over Flowers also had something else that TMTETS lacks – a strong alternative pairing. In fact, I spent most of that show believing that Jan Di and Ji Hoo would end up together because I misunderstood a post by someone who made that claim. I didn’t watch BoF until after it had already aired and read a post by someone who said Jan Di and Ji Hoo got together.

    Imagine how confused I was with some of the later episodes. LOL!

    So, BoF had the perfect set up for good ratings – a group of hot young men in a setting where they were treated like gods and a serious love triangle that had viewers wondering if this would be one of the rare shows where the second male lead got the girl.

    Also, there seemed to be more going on in BoF to me. Because of this, it was easier to tolerate some of the things that annoyed me about that show.

    In contrast, MTETS has shined the spotlight on the OTP and dimmed the light around the other characters so much that it’s hard to tolerate the things I don’t like about this show. This recent focus on Hwon and Bo Kyung just makes things worse for me because I find their scenes more interesting than Hwon and Wol’s scenes.

    Even though I don’t want them to get together, I have also been enjoying Yang Myung and Wol scenes more than her scenes with Hwon because Wol seems more animated when she is with YM. Since this drama is all about Wol and Hwon getting together, this is a problem.

  479. 479 : agave Says:

    @OK OK OK #458

    The way you feel about those dramas is the way I feel about those that I can watch over and over too. My favorite dramas are those where I enjoy the acting and the writing so much that I can get lost in the storylines whenever I re-watch them.

    I also love actors who can pull me into their scenes even when the rest of the drama isn’t that great.

    @DD #461

    I agree that even though JIW wasn’t the first choice for this role, he is great in it and I can’t see anyone doing a better job. Although I’m still not happy with the writing for his character, I love what JIW brings to this role.

    @OK OK OK #462 –

    Yes, JIW makes Prince Yang Myung very, very pleasing to the eyes. 🙂

    @KDaddict #473, #474

    You are so right about the short-term appeal of youth-focused dramas like Boys Over Flowers because although I enjoyed watching that drama one time, I haven’t been interested in watching it again. I have nothing against light dramas, I just believe there were too many problems with that show to enjoy watching the entire drama again.

    Regarding KSH, I had never heard of him before TMTETS, so he has been a pleasant surprise.

    @KDaddict #475

    Rest assured, if you were one of those posters, I wouldn’t continue to chat with you because I enjoy discussions not arguments. 🙂

    SEGA??? I’m afraid to ask for more info. 🙂

  480. 480 : shoeshemoonie Says:

    Wow…..the rating is soo good.but until now i haven’t watch this drama bcoz i’m not really a fans of the actor/actress
    hi…kDaddict…i’m often read your comment in all kdrama.so can i ask you something.
    This drama rating is better than tpm.but how do you thing about story line,chemistry,and the other thing if u compare between tpm and this drama who it’s better?
    I’m just serious to know about your opinion.for me only tpm in historical drama who can make me interesting.sorry moonsun fans.

  481. 481 : KDaddict Says:

    I respect anyone who watches KDs w a discerning eye n can participate in reasoned discussions. If u cruise threads on this site, you’ll see that most comments r of the nature, “I love this show to bits; Oppa I love u; Onni, I love u; pls come to my country; I want to marry with you” variety. Discussion is not what they r after. I’m happy that they get to express their unconditional love; it’d be nice if they’ll let us adults, a small minority on this site, have our nuanced say. But u watch w meticulous attn second to none. That’s why when I first met u, I asked: Where have u been all my KD-watching life? 😉

    SEGA is Secret Garden, IMO, the single best KD of the last 10 years, since Winter Sonata. I love that the script is creative, the actors (Hyun Bin n Yoon Sang Hyun) n the actress (Ha Ji Won), n others r at their best in it. It is funny, warm, light, serious, romantic, sarcastic all at once, n the OSTs r fab. If anyone doesn’t like it, it is their business, entirely not mine.

  482. 482 : KDaddict Says:

    Hi, that’s an interesting nickname. What does it mean? 🙂
    TQ for the Qn. IMO, TPM is w/o a doubt, the better quality KD, n here is why:
    1. The story has some depth n complexity.
    Depth means: The chars’ emotions n actions r properly “motivated” in writing terms. They make sense good sense. They r rooted in a firm foundation; that is what we mean when we say a story is 2-dimensional or not.
    Complexity: there r twists n turns in the plot, so it is not like an arrow that goes to its end pt in a straight line.
    The story is actually quite meaningful. The Princess chooses betwn right n wrong; Kim Seung Yoo chooses betwn hate n forgiveness, love n revenge. There is sth at stake in a moral sense for the protagonists.

    2. PSH n Moon r quite evenly matched in that pairing, in age, in looks, in acting. Tho I’d say that PSH is the more accomplished actor betwn the two, Moon steps up her acting nicely in the course of the drama. At least when we watch her, it leaves no doubt in our minds what feelings she is trying to portray. That should be the most impt criterion in judging an actor. That and whether their acting resonates w you or whether their acting is entertaining to watch, NOT whether they r pretty. A case in pt is the actor who plays the Eunuch Hyung Sun in METS: he is not at all pretty, but his acting is so interesting to watch.
    Gotta run now. Will let u know when I think of sth else.

  483. 483 : shoeshemoonie Says:

    Wow……thank you so much kDaddict with your great answer.i’m feel so good now (sorry i know it’s not the right place)
    i’m so happy last year bcoz my two kdrama that i like the most win as 1st and 2nd place in the best kdrama 2011(sega &Tpm is daebak)
    wah…..it’s like everyone is interesting in my nickname bcoz i often hear it.haha…
    I don’t know what it’s the meaning a shoeshemoonie is,but i create this name from my real name shoeshe and i connected it with moonie into one(moonie is the term of moon chaewon international fans) so it’s come out sound cute.they think i’m japanese but i’m indonesian. …Hoho..

  484. 484 : KDaddict Says:

    Your real name is Shoeshe? I haven’t met anyone by that name. is it uncommon?
    To cont,
    3. In 24 eps, on top of everything else that was going on, TPM managed to give us a 2nd couple, w a real story of their own, the original princess n her consort, who she started hating, but ended up loving n respecting. That story was convincing n interesting; n when he was martyred, n she stoically accepted it, it was moving to an unexpected degree. This princess showed real growth; she went fr a jealous brat to a woman who knew the tribulations of the world. When u have an additional arc besides the OTP that works, it enriches the basic story.

    Now abt METS, its major weakness lies in its writing. B4 ppl jump all over me, pls realize that the author of the book n the writer of the script r 2 diff ppl. My Korean is not good enough to read the entire book in the original. If your Korean is that good n have read the book in its entirety n u love the book so much, then maybe the short-comings in the story as presented in the drama lie at the door-step of the script-writer.
    The title tells its all: Hae Pum Dal. The moon n the sun r meant to be together. It is pre-destined. But sth/sb temporarily stand in their way. There is your storyline.
    The biggest prob in this show, for me, is the way the chars r robbed of all character! Each one is a stiff card-board cutout w no life, w no backstory of their own. The worst transgression is against Yang Myung. They paint that char into a corner fr the get go, n after 12 eps, they not only cont to keep him there, but paint another coat of paint around him. Sure JIW is doing a good job at a meatless (opposite of meaty) role, but to my mind, it is a waste not to give JIW sth more substantial to do.
    As for the acting, the OTP, KSH n HGI, I talked abt that b4, esp. in #455 re HGI.
    Despite its shortcomings, I think there is still a lot to love in METS. In short, recommend it if u haven’t started it yet. But if sb only loves 1 actor on a show, esp. if it is JIW in this one, cos his char YM is so anemic, then they aren’t going to be able to enjoy this show all that much! 😉

  485. 485 : tc Says:

    Just started watching this drama and was so impressed with the acting by all the kids that I could not stop watching but did a marathon from ep 1 to 7 in one day. When the adults took over, KSH’s and JIW’s acting were just as good and managed to portray similar personality when they were kids. The drastic change in personality was Yeon Woo from a bubbly teenager to a serious and reserved person. Hence, majority of us can’t help but make a comparison between HGI and KYJ.

    Since romance is the main theme of this saguek, audience’s attention will be focused on the OTP. However, due to the lack of chemistry between the OTP, I am not deeply invested in the OTP and started to feel restless when there is no significant plot advancement in the last 2 eps. To make things worse, as pointed out by KDaddict , Agave and Charlie, the writer did not allow other main characters to develop especially poor Prince Yang Myung.

    I wish the writer will pair off Yang Myung with Jan Shil. I also prefer the younger Heo Yeom ( played by Si Wan) instead of the adult version which is boring and has no chemistry at all with the Princess!

    I really like the bromance between the King and his eunuch, Hyung San which is comical and bring laughter to this show. Despite the weaknesses highlighted, it is still an enjoyable show and addictive enough for me to watch till the end.

    Agreed with some of the viewers here that the rating is overrated and the show must have benefited from the success of TPM and TWDR which are better dramas and lack of better alternatives at the same airing time.

  486. 486 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 485 tc

    I am a little puzzle. Why the good ratings of TMTETS has to do with The Princess Man?

    This is not the 1st time the Korean acting industry have Ancient dramas and each drama fair differently. A very good eg is Dae Jang Geum which is love by all over the world.

    I don’t think so the ratings is overrated bc it not only hv good script but most of the actors & actresses really put up a good performance. If they cannot capture the viewers’ attention, then where the rating come from? If Baker King KTG can hv rating over 50%, why not this? I didn’t even finish watching BKKTG. I stop around ep 12 bc cannot see Eugene “suffer” …..

    Pls refer page 18 #432 msg from Admin how ratings is calculated. 🙂

  487. 487 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 485 tc

    I read your comment again. The 1st paragraph and last paragraph makes me laugh.

    Didn’t you were impressed by the shows that you couldn’t stop and you finished ep 1 to 7…. That is ratings result ….. Many viewers felt the same. After I introduce this drama to others, they also ask me don’t interrupt them with phone calls, they just want to continue watching it … ha ha 🙂 Hope you enjoy till the end. I bet I will. Happy watching

  488. 488 : kdviewer Says:

    KDaddict @341

    “You watching TPM now? You go back that far in comment pages that u see mine? That’s one of my crack dramas, n one of my TOP 3”.

    I have seen TPM last year when it was aired, and was one of the silent readers that benefited from your recaps of those episodes that you posted way ahead of the English subtitles.

    Totally agree with your comparative comments on TPM @482, 484 and Charlie @472.
    Indeed TPM is better quality KD than METS in all aspects – actors’ acting, filming quality, story line, chemistry between OTP, and as you mentioned even in the 2nd couple, OSTs etc.

    I have watched ep11-12 of METS last weekend and was totally bored with the sequence of events or rather the lack of events. The chance meeting of the OTP outside the palace could have been highlight for the 2 eps (as like in TPM) and yet it was totally flat as I cannot feel nor see any growing attraction or chemistry between the king LW and Wol.
    Agree with KDaddict @455. I also cannot decipher the emotions of HGI from the expression of her eyes….
    In fact, there was more chemistry and passion between the king and his queen at the end of ep12…

    There is also no depth in the character of prince YM… other than being hopelessly in love with Wol in all the scenes that he was in.

    If rating is a reflection of quality of KD, than it is very much overrated for METS. It’s hard to understand Koreans’ viewers’ hype in some recent KDs (such as METS, the Brain). Yet, much better quality KDs like TPM have not received the rating it deserved, or perhaps, its ratings would be even better if aired now. Timing matters as in the case of METS…

  489. 489 : KDaddict Says:

    Hi friends,
    On the matter of Ratings:
    1. javabeans was the 1st to mention 2 weeks ago the excellence of TPM n TreeWDR paving the way for the hi ratings of METS. Those two sageuks were so good that ppl were keen to watch another one soon after. That’s the connection that @tc was talking abt, @OK OK OK.

    2. With its pretty boys, pretty girls, n pretty hanboks, METS not only has no competition during its time slot, I dare say it has no competition in All time slots during its broadcast period. No show has its popular appeal. Some ppl r now saying how extremely wonderful Salaryman is. It doesn’t matter if Salaryman’s writing is 20 out of a scale of 10, it just can’t compete w METS for viewership, i.e. ratings. That’s becos if you ask 100 ppl, I think 98 of them will say they’d rather watch KSH, JIW, HGI, KSM than Lee Bum So n the guy fr Romance Town. No offense to them or their fans. They may be fantastic actors but popular appeal is sth else.

    3. Ratings, like all statistical indices, need to be interpreted carefully. Ratings directly reflect popularity, which is used as a surrogate for quality. In some cases, it works as a good surrogate, but not so much in others. I believe in ratings to a gt but not absolute extent.
    Low ratings, to me, always reflect genuine n significant flaws in the show that drive enough viewers away.
    Hi ratings r trickier. It is Not the case that the higher the ratings, the better the show. Some shows w extremely hi ratings simply don’t deserve them, for various reasons. I can go into examples, but that may anger the fans of those extremely popular shows. Take v hi ratings w a grain of salt. They reflect popularity, of course. In some cases, they also select quality, but there is no arithmetic correlation (betwn hi ratings n hi quality).

  490. 490 : KDaddict Says:

    What r you watching these days? My NY resolution is to watch less KD. So, I am. But then I end up just obsessing on this one that I’m watching! Stupid!
    You express yourself so well. Don’t be a silent viewer. Do post more often! I feel so lonely on many threads, as the lone voice of “reason”? of “obsession”? 😛

  491. 491 : KDaddict Says:

    Take v hi ratings w a grain of salt. They reflect popularity of course. In some case, they also “Reflect” quality, but there is no arithmetic correlation (betwn hi ratings n hi quality).

  492. 492 : Charlie Says:

    @KDaddict 490,
    It’s funny that your NY resolution is to watch LESS KD.
    Unfortunately, watching KD has become my daily routine, and when there is nothing good on air, I go back to watch the good, old ones. Lately, I kind of got bored, desperately need something new and exciting to come along.
    Some of my favorite actors, such as Joo Ji Hoon and Lee Jun Ki are returning from military services, hope they can get into good projects soon.

  493. 493 : tc Says:

    @486 /487 OK OK OK

    When I said that the drama was so impressive that I did a marathon watch for 7 eps, it was the awesome acting by the kids that pulled me in and got me addicted to watch the drama non stop. However, when the adults took over, some of them failed to live up to expectation and together with the slow or lack of plot development, that has dampened my desire for the show. As mentioned earlier, despite the shortcomings, I still find the drama entertaining and will definitely finish watching it.

    @KDaddict 489

    Thanks KDaddict for the detailed explanation on the ratings. I could not have explained so succinctly!

  494. 494 : admin Says:

    To All the KD Lovers,

    Happy Valentines’s day. ♡ ♡ ♡

  495. 495 : OK OK OK Says:



  496. 496 : TAVAI Says:

    happy happy valentine to the lovers ok whats with some of the comments are so long gets tiring just looking at it

  497. 497 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 489 KDaddict & 493 tc

    To me, I always treat each drama individually. Maybe some of the viewers feel the same.
    Ratings to me is not very important bc I am just a viewer who just want to enjoy a show and not the production team who are concern how successful is their project…. But of course, if the casts i like got good ratings for their drama, I will be very happy for them for their success.

    I always look for the casts I like to watch. Even if the ratings is 100% & if 1 of the cast or storyline I don’t like, I will not force myself to watch it. Even it is just 1% & if I like the story & the casts, I will watch 🙂

    That is why I am puzzle why this drama got to do with other drama & it just happen TC wrote something that capture my attention & I am curious at that time that I pop up this question. ha ha 🙂

  498. 498 : KDaddict Says:

    My NY Resolution is to watch Less KD bc that’s all I ever want to do! Sadly, it’s getting difficult to drag me away fr my computer screen.
    Welcome. Good to have you w us. Hugs!
    “The comments r too long!” Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
    Just skip those that look long n tiring to read!
    Thx for lovely wallpaper!
    @To everyone,
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  499. 499 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 497

    I mean both LEADING CASTS – I MUST LIKE 🙂 🙂

  500. 500 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-479,
    No problem at all. When sth puzzles you, it’s good to ask. I hope my post #489 answered your Qn.
    Actually Ratings is sth that lots of ppl wonder abt. shoeshemoonie asked a similar Qn yesterday #480, only fr a diff perspective.
    Can higher ratings be taken to be equal to better quality? It is sth worth talking abt.
    Most of us r curious abt shows w v hi ratings. Generally speaking, we might look in on one, but if like you say, it isn’t to our liking, we’d flee. The Cast is a big determining factor in our choice of what to watch; but once we start watching, production team, script etc. also come into play to determine quality n viewing pleasure.

  501. 501 : hadifahar Says:

    aigoo!! t
    There’s so many attraction from this drama 🙂
    I love it ! 🙂

  502. 502 : hadifahar Says:

    Lim Si Wan 🙂

  503. 503 : adahati Says:

    i found its so charming, that king lee hwon likes to acting. he can make a very good poker face to handle people around him. this is never fail to create a goosebumps. and all that close up face to face with the unpredictable move he make,aaaggrrrh!! just make my breath stop right away!!

  504. 504 : KDaddict Says:

    1 day after Joo Ji Hoon came out of MS, he held 2 fan meets: 1 for a couple thousand of Korean fans (ticket price was 7000 Yen). Next day was an event for 800 Jap fans (package price was 220,000 Yen, which included airfare n 1 night of hotel, twin share). They say that he has changed a lot n is now much more appreciative of his fans. So he n his handlers know that fans r waiting for him. A comeback drama should be on its way soon.
    You looking for sth diff to watch? I’m watching Shut Up Flower Boy band n liking it. Too dxxxxx bad they killed off Lee Min Ki after 2 eps. But I still like the show, which is saying a lot.

  505. 505 : KDaddict Says:

    The transition fr young actors to adults is a difficult one for viewers, who fell in love w the young cast. I missed them so much that I couldn’t enjoy the show for a while. Good thing I was viewing it in progress, so I’ve had a couple weeks to put the earlier cast behind me. Since u r marathoning, u don’t have that luxury. If u don’t will yourself into viewing the adult cast independent of the 1st 6 eps, I’m afraid u aren’t going to enjoy the show too much. 😉

  506. 506 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 500 KDaddict

    Yes!!! The leading casts is a big determining factor in my choice to watch since I have to look at them most of the time.
    Do you know how many drama I have to put a miss bc the “mix n match” is not to my liking 🙁

    Presently I am enjoying new drama like Shut Up Flower Boy Bang (the castings & their characters attract me more compare to Dream High 2) & Feast of the God besides the other on going Kdramas I am watching …. I finished 1st to 4th ep last nite till past 1 am. Not tire since I like it 🙂

  507. 507 : OK OK OK Says:

    BTW what is OTP ?

  508. 508 : OK OK OK Says:

    I got the answer 🙂

    OTP = One true Pairing


  509. 509 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK,
    Yes, OTP=One true Pairing, i.e. the male n female leads who r meant to be together come hell or hi water. Viewers ship them, root for them, worry abt them, laugh w them, cry w them, etc. 🙂

    You probably didn’t watch TPM, that’s why you asked why compare METS w it. They have many similarities: both r historical dramas featuring a romance tragedy. N they air close to each other. Seeing sth in one (METS bc it comes later) would automatically remind u of sth in the other (TPM which precedes METS).
    E.G., @tc saw our OTP taking a walk outside the palace, n it immediately reminded her of the couple in TPM doing the same. I think those comparisons r inevitable.
    javabeans in her Comments while recapping METS keep bringing up TPM. It’s as if she can’t talk abt METS w/o referring to TPM. You might take a look for fun. I think comparison n contrasts add to our appreciation of both dramas.
    I makes no diff that METS is not the best KD ever made, I still enjoy it a lot! I’m in love, w KSH!

  510. 510 : Neno Says:

    so eager to watch it 🙂

  511. 511 : cindy Says:

    @ KDaddict

    Whats with the abbreviation hehehe I got a headache from your post…

  512. 512 : Charlie Says:

    To admin & all the KD viewers,
    Happy Valentines’s day! 😘💗💗💗

  513. 513 : tc Says:

    @KDaddict -505

    You are so right! Since I was marathoning this show, I did not have time to adjust getting use to the adult cast especially Yeom Woo’s character. I still miss the cheerful and witty personality of the young girl that I actually could not resonate with the adult version of Wol played by HGI.

    Since I liked TPM and had watched it many times, I could not help but compare some scenes especially the dating scene outside palace. I find the outing scene of the King and Wol watching the puppet show so flat as compared to the swing and boat scenes in TPMs when the OTPs started to
    fall in love.

    Hope that the OTPs will be able to portray better chemistry in coming episodes so that I will root for them more . As highlighted by some viewers, KSH actually has better chemistry with his Queen!

  514. 514 : Reni Oktora Says:

    Love this drama very much….cant wait to see the rest of the episodes….Kim Soo Hyun..you r amazing

  515. 515 : Charlie Says:

    @KDaddict 504,
    8000 Yen for Korean fans? You meant Won? 8000 Won isn’t bad at all These days, stars can make money off hosting fan meetings. Good and bad. I heard he’ll make a movie first, to portray a king (or two?).
    I am also watching Flower Boy Band. The first episode was a little dizzy to me, almost gave up; but the following three episodes are laid out nicely. Lee Min Ki was so skinny, it was hard for me to even recognize him although he’s one of my favorites. Yeah, it’s too bad he only showed up briefly.
    The scenes they tried to behave and stay at school was funny. The two teachers are so ugly; can’t believe they are teachers.

  516. 516 : KDaddict Says:

    Previews for Ep 13, 14 on the MBC website:
    Have you guys seen them yet?
    Spoiler Alert: Don’t Read if u want to keep your suspense.
    No sex for BK the Queen on this big night either! 8 yrs of that can make her cranky, tsk, tsk!
    Ep 13:
    Sw in the dark, sb performs voodoo magic. Hwon is in so much pain, he is tied up in a knot. BK calls the attendants. Hwon is hurried back to his own chambers to be attended to…..
    Ep 14:
    BK is so pissed at the humiliation that she plots w her father to pin the blame on Wol, as they discussed b4. So Wol is tied up n led away, while the guys fret…..

    @OK OK OK,
    BTW, if u haven’t watched TPM, I strongly recommend it. Money-back guarantee! 😉
    Ha ha ha ha ha!! Posts w many acronyms r for the Post-graduate level. Just kidding.
    If u r referring to #509, there r only:
    OTP=One true pairing, already given in post;
    TPM=The Princess Man;
    METS=Moon Embracing The Sun, self-evident, no?
    I assume we all know KSH, JIW, HGI, KSM, our 4 leading men n ladies.
    The other stuff is what ppl normally use in txt. 🙂

  517. 517 : KDaddict Says:

    I know TPM is better; ditto for the young cast. But what we gonna do? Hang on to those comparisons, u rob yourself of hours of viewing pleasure. If u see it w fresh eyes, this is an enjoyable show. I think you’ll fall in love w KSH. I have. IMO, it is more than worth seeing for him alone. (No offense to JIW, HGI, etc).

    That’s 7000 Yen, not Won, extremely reasonable. That’s what we can call fan-service! A Japanese friend of mine went to the event w some Korean friends. That’s their price differential.
    I only saw him in Goong. Meant to watch his other drama, Mawang/the Devil, but haven’t gotten around to it. Have u seen it? U must have. It good? Wanna tell me abt it?

  518. 518 : Mic Says:


    Hi, sorry for out of touch on Bach Veg Store. I haven’t watched Baker King, only read some of the recaps, so I can’t comment on the differences or similarities between the two. However, Bach Veg Store didn’t focus only on the path to success of the bachelors. Half of the story is about this wicked witch (pardon my language), a very selfish and calculating woman, who asked this little girl to pretend to be her dead daughter so she could get back with her rich husband. The little girl is the main lead’s childhood sweetheart and love interest. This woman is trying everything to keep the two leads apart so her plot won’t get exposed. There were certainly makjang elements, especially in the first episode, and I don’t really like that. If you ask me if this is a must watch, I would say no; but if you like the casts, this is certainly something you should keep on your list for free time. There were cute moments, and cute guys, of course. ㅋㅋㅋ

  519. 519 : jow Says:

    i don’t know why. i really don’t like this drama…may be because it is historical drama yah? i’m at episode 7 and i haven’t find any interesting scene. but i will continue to watch this…
    I prefer to watch Wild Romance , it is funny and very entertaining.

  520. 520 : takgu99 Says:

    i prefer more u all to watch salaryman..i think the director was clever & good in comedy..
    but i still waiting for this drama to end..bcoz i want to watch it..
    i dont like to waiting the episode release day by day..
    i can watch salaryman & wild romance bcoz of the satelite channel..

  521. 521 : Charlie Says:

    @KDaddict 517,
    Yes. I watched Mawong, but that was awhile ago, I can’t even remember the ending. I only remember he was handsome, and was second lead; I didn’t like the lead, forwarded a lot. I think you may just want to watch the parts where there is JJH. It’s definitely not as good ad Goong. Goong is one of my all-time favorites.

  522. 522 : Norhanan Says:

    Wow high rating,cant wait to watch it here in phillippines…xd

  523. 523 : KDaddict Says:

    Thx. I clicked on a random ep of Veg Store last night. It happened to be ep 15. Good grief! It was so melo-d for 10-15 mins. that I fled!
    I didn’t know he’s the 2nd lead in Mawang. My friends who r his ardent fans keep plugging it. Thought he was the lead. I’ll pass then. 🙂 You’r rt: there is nothing interesting to watch rt now. U can’t pay me enough $ to watch Wild R on acct of that girl! I’m also combing old lists.

  524. 524 : Mic Says:

    Have you watched Ojakgyo Brothers? It’s pretty good, close to the end too. Feast of the Gods seems interesting too, but the identity-switch theme is getting old.

  525. 525 : KDaddict Says:

    O-Bro? I tried twice, but somehow can’t get pass Uee’s eyes! They scare me! Or at least r distracting to me.
    The actor playing the 2nd brother is quite good in here. He was given a bad role to play in The Princess, playing the prof who had no char. He really comes to life in OB. Goes to show what diff a role can make for an actor.
    Feast of God–another show where two women want to train as chefs, plus an id switch! It’s tiring just to hear it. I guess I’ve now seen so many shows that I’m getting quite picky. The so-so n same-old same-old ones I simply don’t enjoy. Then I’m left biting my nails! 🙁

  526. 526 : KDaddict Says:

    Erratum: The Entire Post #516 is Preview for Ep 13 Only.

    Spoiler Alert: Don’t Read if u want to keep your suspense.
    Ep 13:
    Hwon is in so much pain, he is tied up in a knot. BK calls out for help. Hwon is hurried back to his own chambers to be attended to…..
    BK is so pissed at the humiliation that she plots w her father to pin the blame on Wol, as they discussed b4. So Wol is tied up, led away, n beaten bloody, while the guys fret…..
    Video Preview has come out: Not good for her!

  527. 527 : OK OK OK Says:

    Synopsis from Ep 1 to present
    Plus many interesting news about THE MOON EMBRACES THE SUN 🙂


  528. 528 : devi Says:

    Wow! Its so high rating, can’t wait for complete the drama so I can watch it in dvd, kim soo hyun is a great actor, I know it since I saw him at first time in giant drama he will be a great actor.

  529. 529 : tc Says:

    @KDaddict – 525

    Talking about big eyes, it reminded me about another actress, Seo Woo who starred in Tamra the Island. Have you watched the drama? The drama was underrated and surprisingly it was enjoyable with good plot and strong acting cast especially the lead couple ie Park Kyu and Seo Woo. Do try it if you want to watch another sageuk and have no better current dramas to watch. I find Park Kyu’s acting just as good as KSH.

    On Mawang, the lead actor was Uhm Tae Woong and it was a good thriller save for bad ending (sigh.. Both died!)

  530. 530 : KDaddict Says:

    On Mawang, I like Uhm Tae Woong on 1N2D. Seems like such a nice guy. I feel cheated when main chars die at the end. I watch KD to cheer them on to a satisfying finish, not to watch them die unnece deaths. Hate writers who kill of my fav chars whatever their rationale!
    Thanks for the recommendation of Tamra. Off to watch right away!
    Not excited abt METS enough to watch it live just now. Shouldn’t have read the book chs n previews, which kill off all suspense!

  531. 531 : tc Says:


    On Tamra, apparently there are 2 versions ie 16 eps and the longer one consisted of 21 eps. Understand that due to poor rating, the station abruptly cut the episodes which resulted in some missing plots in the last few eps. If you like the drama after watching the first few, should go for the longer version as it will give a complete story.

    Now back to METs, can’t wait for the subbed version to find out what happens to Wol after seeing the preview!

  532. 532 : KDaddict Says:

    Thx, tc. I saw the 1st ep. V interesting. Really diff!
    When it 1st came out, I thought it was a goofy modern day version of Swiss Fam Robinson! Will ask u if I need to find the long version later on. I’m trying not to marathon these days.
    METS: I’m not worried. One or both of them will rescue her, whatever it takes lah!

  533. 533 : via Says:

    wow.. I really love this drama, even this is Saeguk (which I am really a fan of saeguk) but this drama is an exeception, This and Sungkyunkwan Scandal, I wish Yeon Wo and Hwon will be together again.

  534. 534 : via Says:

    I mean I am NOT a fan of Saeguk, even the one with high rating like Dong Yi, Quen Seun Deok, Tree Deep Roots. I only like this The Moon that embrace the Sun and Sungkyungkwan Scandal.

  535. 535 : MyyaDjohan Says:

    wow the rating is very high …. can not wait until the end .. this drama, so I can enjoy the DVD: D: D
    maybe next month I can enjoy it … hopefully

  536. 536 : drama freak Says:

    wow….1st all the time…i haven’t start watching…is this that nice?? i think i will give it a try =)

  537. 537 : Neno Says:

    waiting for april, to buy this serial dvd 🙂

  538. 538 : korean lover Says:

    still can watch on maaduu.com…..

  539. 539 : MoonSun Fan Says:

    Yeon Woo is back. She regained her memory. Many scenes in this episode brought tears to my eyes. Hwon’s visit to prison break my heart to pieces. Very good episode. Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In are great actor and actress. Cannot wait for next week to come quickly.

  540. 540 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 13, 14:
    Oh sh_t! I don’t like these 2 eps at all!
    The folks we care abt r so sad, so helpless, so pathetic. I thought if I watch the 2 eps together, I can fast fwd thru the torture scenes, the guys’ anguish, n mine in ep 13. But their suffering drags on over to ep 14.
    And I don’t like it that he goes n comfort BK when she cuts her hand. Is that cut intentional? Is she going for self mutilation or for? He is in so much pain, YM is in so much pain, Wol is in so much pain, all becos of BK’s vengefulness, n he goes n comfort her. Why?

    The only good that comes out of these 2 eps of suffering is, like it is mentioned in the comment above, that Wol regains her memories! And Not a moment too soon!

    There’s been little plot advancement in a while. We need to see them reconnect, rebuild a bond that can’t be broken come hell or hi water, Not keep dancing around each other in circles, in a “Is she? Isn’t she? Are u? Aren’t u?” confusion. That’s been going on since ep 7 ( to ep 14) for 4 weeks (8 eps). Enough already, no?

  541. 541 : Mic Says:


    I totally agreed. You beat me to posting that, I feel like I walked into a maze, in circle no less, and I don’t see the way out. I am so afraid this is to continue until the end of the drama. Same plot, same sentiment, same pace…

  542. 542 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Discovered this drama last week and hooked to it since then…had watched ep 1-12 in a day last weekend and couldn’t wait to watch the next epis…so desperate that I watched ep 13 with chinese subtitles…was hoping action would speak louder than words but nope, lol…anyway, hope ep 13 and 14 with english subtitles will be available in a day or two… this tops my fave KD’s so far considering it’s a period drama…enjoy watching, peeps! TMTETS Fighting!

  543. 543 : agave Says:

    I finally watched ep 9-12 and I have to agree that there was almost no movement from where ep 8 ended. Except for a few scenes, watching those episodes felt like a waste of time. If it wasn’t for JIW, I would have left this drama behind by now.

    After episode 12, I noticed more complaints that the PD may have been dragging the storyline out because there was a possibility of an extension and they may have been correct, since the show has been extended by 4 episodes.

    Whatever the reason for the lack of movement, I hope this storyline picks and follows through on that momentum.

    I haven’t seen ep 13 and 14 yet, but I noticed that many seemed to dislike ep 13, but some of those same viewers love ep 14. From the summaries, it looks like the storyline is finally starting to move, so I am curious to see what happens in the next two episodes.

    I am reserving judgment until I read the recaps of the next two episodes because this show has a bad habit of having great cliffhangers that don’t really move the plot forward. If this was still a 20 episode drama I would feel more confident about plot movement at this point, but now that it is a 24 episode drama, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more slow, pointless episodes before the end.

  544. 544 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ KDaddict

    I watched Ep 1 & 2 TPM yesterday. My 3rd sis ask me to watch TPM long ago but I put off bc I thought its bad ending & wait till the end to peep a little. Don’t like PSH became blind.
    Just 1st 2 episodes alr made me stress. I don’t think I want to continue TPM this kind stressful sad love drama. My another sis stop 1/2 way bc stressful for her too. hee hee

    Actually when TPM 1st came out, I was so excited bc Park Shi Hoo is 1 of my fav but the lead actress – I don’t really like or dislike her. But to act opp PSH as 1st lead, I prefer someone else. 🙂

    I still prefer METS – not so stress but the story is SLOW ….. ha ha 🙂
    At least the 2 Suns don’t cause bloodshed to each other for WOL – and they are more pleasing to my eyes..

  545. 545 : KDaddict Says:

    If this show gets an extension to 24 eps, heaven help those of us who’ve loved it w our eyes open!

    So far, the first 6 eps r their childhood, how they all met, the OTP, the guys, the gals-YW n BK, Yeom n Min Hwa; there has been enough material there n it was all gt. Then its been 8 eps of “Oh, u look so much like her, r you her?” Their connections in childhood were solid n definitive; while their connections as adults r all confused n tentative. Viewers can’t get invested in an OTP relationship in which the pair aren’t even committed themselves. To top it all, in ep 14, Hwon even said that he is now ready to let Wol go, I guess bc he finally thinks she isn’t YW. I don’t know abt u, but I feel like I’ve been jerked around for 8 eps!

    Next week, if Wol w restored memory makes efforts to reconnect w Hwon quickly, then I’d consider the show to be redeeming itself. If however, the writer makes her play the noble idiot by running fr him in order to protect him fr his court opposition (namely Yoon et al), then it is too much dragging for the purpose of stretching it out to 24 eps IMO. That just wouldn’t be a satisfying narrative.
    Anyway, I’ve already taken my heart back fr this show, n have moved on emotionally, to watch other shows w more interest than this one!

  546. 546 : Mic Says:

    It’s very interesting to see how we all react differently to the same drama. Everybody interprets in a different way and I think that’s the fun of this forum. Anyway, just finished watching eps 14 and I actually liked it. I think I can understand why Hwon visited BK. I think at that moment he could relate with her and feel her pain – they both love someone but both found the situation out of their control. And at the end of the episode Wol regained her memory and Hwon figured out (sort of) what happened 8 years ago. Seems like it’s finally going to move forward. Let’s hope…

    @OK OK OK-544
    I am surprised (and glad) to read your view on TPM because I have the exact same problem! Can’t take stressful sad love stories…my heart is too weak. Hahaha!

  547. 547 : KDaddict Says:

    Surprised to see you here. I thought u weren’t watching this!
    Even more surprised that you agreed w me totally on ep 13, but have a diff take on ep 14! 😉 To me, those 2 eps r quite similar in tone n purpose, n r both frustrating for lack of reprieve for the main chars. But u r absolutely rt that that’s the fun of this forum!
    I suspect that Hwon’s one act of kindness to BK in ep 14 may have positive implications down the road, but I don’t like seeing him hug her! 😛
    @OK OK OK, Mic-544, 546,
    On TPM, on the one hand, I want to say that TPM is a more adult oriented romance sageuk than this one; that it has more depth n meaning. On the other, I sure agree that it is not for weak hearts. I have a habit of eating my BF n lunch while watch KD. Eating while watching TPM had my stomach tied up in a knot more than a few times! It was exquisite pain suffered in the name of art! 😉

  548. 548 : suzy Says:

    i know that this is a great korean drama…
    i love kim soo hyun so much…
    happy for the result of survey hopefully it will be the BEST Korean Drama for 2012 🙂

  549. 549 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 547 KDaddict

    I notice that your smiling face icons — got put on RED lipstick — he he
    How did you do that ?? 😉

  550. 550 : agave Says:

    It appears that reports of a 4 episode extension were premature because no one directly related to TMETS has confirmed it. I consider that good news because now it’s more likely that the PD will make good use of the events from the last 2 episodes and move this storyline along.

  551. 551 : magsie Says:

    It’s not only WOL who got tortured but the viewers as well. LOL GRRRRRR

  552. 552 : magsie Says:


    everything everything everything…… i love

  553. 553 : mitch Says:

    ..i sooooo love this kdrama! keep it up guys!
    2 thumbs up! fighting!!!

  554. 554 : Mic Says:

    Yes, I am still here…hahaha! I always claim I won’t watch anymore but I couldn’t help but peek and peek again. I am no KD addict 😉
    I am a junkie! lol! But there were dramas which I started and stopped, and others I won’t even touch, believe me. 🙂
    I did find myself fastforwarding more and more with TMETS.

  555. 555 : KDaddict Says:

    Hi, that’s funny–you r no KD addict, but r a junkie!
    Are u an insomniac too? I see u here at 2am these 2 nights.
    Thank heavens that there r shows that we won’t touch; Or else, we’d be watching All the time.
    FF-Ya, I’m doing that too.
    I’m thankful for Shut up FBB. W/o it, I’d be miserable rt now. It’s v good so far, in 6 eps.

  556. 556 : sweet Says:

    the king hug his queen! what this is mean? he will open up his heart to her? yeon u is back the suspense is killing me if what will gonna happen to the next episode.

  557. 557 : Mic Says:

    @KDaddict-555, hmmm…I don’t know what time zone this site uses, but I don’t think I stayed up until 2 a.m., maybe on weekends. And no, not insomniac, ’cause I am sleepy whole day! 🙂

  558. 558 : Mic Says:

    Ok, the time stamp said 7:43 am, but in here is 5:43 pm. I am in New York.

  559. 559 : agave Says:

    The time stamps on this site used to confuse me too until I realize that this site is set to time in Korea.

    Love hearing the recommendations for Shut up FBB because I watched the first few episodes a few days ago and really enjoyed it. Now, I am curious to see what is next in this Flower Boys series.

  560. 560 : agave Says:


    Sorry to hear that you are losing your patience with TMETS. I hope next week restores some of the love that you and others had for this drama earlier.

    Although I haven’t seen ep 13 yet, from reading the recaps it sounds like one of the most interesting episodes so far. Unfortunately, the events in that episode should have been fleshed out more throughout the earlier episodes.

  561. 561 : Mic Says:


    Ahhhh…I see! No wonder. Thanks for the info.

  562. 562 : OK OK OK Says:

    I don’t think Bo Kyung acting is good. Lee So Yeon from Dong Yi is much much better than BK. Their role is also to fight for the King’s affection and aiming to be the most powerful Empress. Lee So Yeon acting & expression is much more in depth…. IMO
    LSY got the Excellency Award for her role which she indeed deserve it 🙂

  563. 563 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 13, 14:
    It is good that Hwon finally is putting the pieces together. Like I said b4, why the heck has it taken him so long? Presumable YW has been on his mind a lot in the past 8 yrs! The timing of her “death” was just too damned convenient for the other camp for him not to suspect foul play! Anyway, better late than never. So we’ll see what the show does from here.
    Poor HGI! I feel sorry for her. This show doesn’t show her to her advantage. It requires that she act the part of a taciturn girl w emotional scars. It pushes her to the limits of her acting, n reveals where those limits r. Ep 13, 14 have to messed her up, n take her looks down a few notches. Not a favor to any actress.
    What I missed most abt YW is that she is intelligent n wise beyond her years. Wol living as a shaman hasn’t been that at all. It’s kinda frustrating to watch any hero and/or heroine suffer passively. I sure hope now that Wol regains her memory, she’ll get her smarts back, n kick ass re those who victimized her. Yeeks!
    @Mic, agave,
    I know this site is set to Korean time, which makes sense; I just didn’t know where Mic was.

  564. 564 : KDaddict Says:

    Lee MK was in the 1st 2 eps of Shut Up FFB n as the name of their band says, he really purified my eyeballs! I couldn’t take my eyes off him. W/o him, I thought the show’d go downhill, but it didn’t! I was angry at it for a week (2 eps) for killing him off. But then in the 3rd week, it makes me fall in love w the show itself, sans LeeMK. Love the young actress too. A bunch of us have migrated (not decamped just crossed over) there.

  565. 565 : agave Says:

    @562 – OK OK OK

    I haven’t seen Dong Yi, but I have heard good things about it.

    Regarding the comparison between the lead actress in Dong Yi and a supporting actress who barely got any attention in TMETS, it’s no wonder the lead actress in Dong Yi was able to give that character more depth – she was the lead actress in a drama that appears to have decent writing.

    The actress who plays Bo Kyung is very good, so good that she managed to bring more life to a badly written, supporting character than the writers had originally intended.

    I think this is why the writers suddenly focused more attention on Bo Kyung in the last few episodes. The problem is that they haven’t set up her storyline very well, so it seems weird to suddenly see so much focus on Bo Kyung and Hwon’s bedroom problems after watching so many episodes where everything revolved about the leads.

  566. 566 : agave Says:

    @564 – KDaddict

    Regarding, Shut Up FFB —-What happened to Lee MK’s character is why I like to know stuff in advance. Because of this I was okay with what happened, but I would have been pissed if I had been watching live. I would have been concerned about the show too, I didn’t already know that it had recovered nicely.

    I have also been paying attention to the comments about The Princess’ Man for the same reason.

  567. 567 : agave Says:

    @563 – KDaddict

    Although I haven’t seen ep 13 and 14 yet, I agree that this show didn’t do HGI any favors because her character has been dull. I see that many are excited by her performance in ep 14, but many are also not ready to give her any acting awards to giving one decent performance.

    TMETS is the first time that I have ever watched a drama where the king is the main male romantic lead and now I can see why this is too tricky to use often.

    In order to have an interesting romance featuring a king, the woman has to have a strong sense of her own worth and be confident enough to challenge him, even knowing that he could pull royal rank on her.

    The problem with TMETS is that not only is Hwon a king, but Wol isn’t even considered a person, so their scenes have been very dull to me. I got tired of seeing how much he yelled and how meek she often looked. The imbalance between their status in society was too striking for them to work as a romantic pair for me.

    That’s why, even though I’m not interested in them as a couple, I enjoyed her scenes with Yang Myung more. When she was with YM, she seemed more like a real person and not a meek, tentative little mouse.

    Why, why, why, did the writers think it was a good idea to stretch out Wol’s memory loss for so many episodes?

  568. 568 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 567 Agave

    I just finished watching Ep 14 & I am very impress. I just love Ep 14 – full of emotional moment & excitement. Go and watch quickly – ep 14 – Very very nice…… HGI recalls her memory …… 🙂

  569. 569 : OK OK OK Says:

    Ep 14

    BRAVO, BRAVO —- Director & PD nim.
    This episode really impress me. Full of emotional & excitement moment.
    I enjoy it very much.
    1) The conversation between Lee Hwon & Wol in the prison cells
    2) When Yeon Woo’s mum saw Wol being led away by soldiers and she call out for her, crying …..
    3) When Wol recalls her memory after being locked up in the room where Bo Kyung always hear the “haunting” cries ……

    KSH, HGI, JIW aja aja fighting…. 🙂

  570. 570 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ agave 565 & 566

    ooooh, I only read yr threads after 568 & 569 bc I just finished ep 14 and so excited about this ep that I want to comment ASAP. ha ha 🙂
    The rest I hv not read yet bc not attn to me.

    Dong Yi is nice. I keep chasing till ep 49 and when they announce that they extend another 10 ep, I puncture. I did not even finish the last 10 ep which my sis did. She said last 10 is not as interesting as the 1st 50 ep. I just hate when they extend last minute and did not come out with a better script.
    But Queen Seon Duk is nice. Even it extend to ep 62, I enjoy it & finish it 🙂

    Han Hyo Joo is the leading actress where Lee So Yeon is not. But whether they are leads or not is not important. All are actors & actresses. Supporting casts are just as important as the main bc it links to a drama as a whole.

    You can tell whether an actor gd or not, not by how much time he appear in the show. It is how much he can portray that character well IN DEPTH.
    Even Park Ha Sun as Queen Inhyeon – her acting is good. My heart goes all out for her when she is being bullied by LSY. Her screen time is much lesser compare with the other 2. 🙂

    Please try to watch Dong Yi – if you got the time. Maybe you have diff opinion from me about the last 10 episodes. 😉

    FYI – All along, I don’t think lead actress Han Hyo Joo acting is good also. I find that new actor Lee Seung Ki acting is much more better than her even in Shining Inheritance. He is a natural actor with “DEPTH” 🙂

  571. 571 : shoeshemoonie Says:

    Ah….just from hear about eps 13&14 in sageuk drama,make me remember the best and the great emotional scene from tpm.the one that se-ryung get shoot by the arrow.i miss tpm already.
    @mic 554
    What is the meaning of junkie?are you lee junki fans hahaha…
    If it’s true,i just read some articel about his next drama.the rumor said that maybe ljk pairing up with MGY or Moon Chaewon( aka se-ryung in tpm) in hong sister romcom drama.i wish is true i want wonki or junchae couple in drama.
    Sorry mic if i’m make a wrong prediction about the meaning of junkie peace….
    Hi.. kDaddict what’s up!…

  572. 572 : Sunny Says:

    i always watch this drama in astonishment, very addictive. anyway, i have watched many of korean dramas, and find out the 14th episode is always the climax one of the whole episodes. just prove it yourself 😀

  573. 573 : agave Says:

    @568 & 569-OK OK OK

    I’m looking forward to seeing episodes 13 and 14. I know there have been complaints that ep13 lost focus, but that episode sounds like one of the most interesting episodes so far to me. And, I look forward to seeing ep14 because Wol finally gets her memory back and I also heard there are some good YM scenes.

    Thanks for clearing that up about Dong Yi. I didn’t realize that the actress you mentioned had a supporting role and not a lead role in that drama. I agree that actors don’t have to be the leads to bring depth to their roles, but that depth is hard to achieve with bad writing.

    For example, when I compare JIW’s supporting character in 49 Days to his supporting character in TMETS, I see that he has to work too hard with YM for results that are not as good as when he played the Scheduler. There’s nothing wrong with his acting, the problem is with the writing. That’s why I mentioned that the writing is also important when you compared the two characters in TMETS and Dong Yi.

    Even good actors cannot completely overcome a bad script, but I have been impressed by how Kim Min Seo has managed to bring her badly written, neglected character, Bo Kyung, to life. From what I have seen, the writers never planned to give that character any depth at all. Bo Kyung was just supposed to be the evil moon in this storyline and that’s it.

    That’s why I said KMS has given the character a depth that the writers had never intended the character to have. KMS made viewers feel for her character even though that wasn’t the writers’ intent. That’s good acting. Now, just imagine how good she could have been with better writing.

    I also feel the same way about JIW’s role. He’s doing what he can, but the writing for his character lacks focus and a sense of direction. It’s almost as if those behind TMETS thought all they had to do was put JIW on screen and so didn’t they bother to give him a clearly defined character to play.

    I want to see some improvement in these last few episodes for all of the actors.

  574. 574 : Kristie Says:

    I really really really felt in love with little Yeon Woo played by Kim Yoo Jung! She took my tears and made the film my first and most favorite Korean historical drama so far! And Yeo Jin Goo & Kim soo Huyn are so good acting, also! Love them & the film! Hope my life be back as usual when the film end! So emotional whenever thinking of it! T.T

  575. 575 : Mic Says:

    Hi moonie, junkie is the worst type of addict…:-)
    I am not exactly a Lee Jun Ki fan, though I do enjoy his acting.

  576. 576 : daffodil Says:

    just watched ep. 14…very heartbreaking scene!

  577. 577 : pooja ghale Says:

    i am waiting to see this drama because i want see how these two beautiful boyz have worked…(Kim Soo hyun and Jung Ii woo) love you guyz alwayz……….FROM-Kathmandu,Nepal

  578. 578 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Whoa! Just finished watching ep 14. This was a tearjerker episode for me, at least 3 scenes which really made me shed buckets, lol. I was really moved by KSH’s acting (when King Lee after visiting Wol, said to Un that she used such warm words to comfort him – hope the translation is correct, hehe), second was the confrontation between Prince Yang and Un (when Un said that he only got friends) and; lastly, HGI’s acting (Wol’s crying/screaming whilst regaining her memory). I wasn’t really satisfied about ep 13 but I think ep 14 has compensated for it. Continue Fighting! =)

  579. 579 : s3 Says:

    omg just finished watching the 14th epi and all i can say is “its about time she regained her memory” i jus saw a comment that the show is goin to be extended can anyone confirm this for me plz

  580. 580 : KDaddict Says:

    Yep! 4-ep extension has been confirmed!
    That shouldn’t come as a surprise! When have u seen a network give up on extending a drama that has such hi ratings? That’s 4 more eps to sell commercial spots to advertisers expensively! For every show, there r viewers who go:
    “Oh, I don’t want the series to end! Season 2 please!”, so extensions who for those viewers too.
    That’s 4 more eps for Wol to play the nobel idiot, n hide her regained memory fr Hwon, so as to protect him fr the fallout, etc. etc. etc.!

  581. 581 : KDaddict Says:

    So extensions “work” for those viewers too.

  582. 582 : Pra Says:


  583. 583 : KDaddict Says:

    Asian-drama says they’ve confirmed the extension n gives finale date of METS. Allkpop says it’s being denied. The “plot” thickens. A ploy to heighten suspense n interest?
    I’m willing to bet that it’ll be extended. Won’t be the 1st time, or the 1000th time, a denial gets overturned the next day in the K-ent industry.

  584. 584 : theworstme Says:

    Must see drama for 2012…. every episode is stunning.. nice story… i hope it will continue to post high ratings.

  585. 585 : Mariana Says:

    I really love this drama. The children actors were formidable. They were so expressive and acted so natural. The change to the adult actors was made so suddenly! I hope that in the next episodes the main characters will be happy not just sad! I like Kim Soo Hyun in this feature.

  586. 586 : tc Says:

    So frustrated after watching ep 13 especially on the King’s inability to stop the torturing of Wol. It makes one feel unsatisfied that a king who is supposed to have so much power in the olden days could not even save a person!

    Ep 14 was more satisfying but why must the King comforted the Queen by giving her hug? Just realized that the King actually had more skinship scenes with the Queen than with the heroine! Come to think of it, after 14 episodes, there was no kiss scene between the OTPs yet! Most dramas will have at least one such scene by midpoint of the drama in order to make audience totally invested in the OTPs and shipped them wholeheartedly.

    Now that Wol regained her memory, hope that she will not be so submissive and meek and instead fight back to regain her rightful place. After watching so many episodes, I was finally Impressed with HGI’s acting in this ep especially the last 10 minutes.

  587. 587 : melly Says:

    i love this drama.MUST WATCH!!! sam dong is very handsome in here.haha.love kim soo hyun in both dream high n this movie. <3 HWAITING. now im anxiously waiting for the ending.

  588. 588 : All About Drama Says:

    best drama seuguk…. 😉

  589. 589 : [email protected] Says:

    I really wish for the next ep will be bring some happy scene. That’s make me a good dream!!

  590. 590 : s3 Says:

    ok i get the extending of the show as wol just got her memory back but sometimes i think i jus want to jump through my screen and scream “can you sooo not see that she’s not tellin you the truth!!!” or in some cases “why are you hiding the truth when u know its gonna come out some way or the other!!! jus say what u mean!!” it gets so frustrating sometimes to see them beat around the bush so much and the truth is staring you in the face an they jus cant seem to see it

    but other than that i sooo love Korean dramas 😀

  591. 591 : KDaddict Says:

    Hi! Your comment brings a smile to my face.
    You said “can you sooo not see that she’s not telling you the truth!!!” Actually, so far she hasn’t lied to Hwon yet! So far (b4 the end of ep 14) she doesn’t know that she WAS the girl that Hwon loved. Tho she saw these images in her head, she thought she was seeing sb else’s experience as a shaman. If you already want to “jump through your screen and scream”, wait till AFTER the end of ep 14, when she HAS regained her memory and DOESN’T tell Hwon!! It’ll be really frustrating then! That’s why I dread an extension. More air time = more beating around the bush!
    Yes, a lot of KDs get draggy in the middle.

  592. 592 : KDaddict Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun is world class in flipping a woman on her back! Kek kek kek! See how he flipped Wol on her back w one move that night he deliberately coughed up his tea to stay awake in order to see who wad been touching his forehead! And on his “Consummation Night” when he flipped BK onto their bedding w a single move smooth as silk! My heart jumped a beat!
    I’m real glad there weren’t such guys around when I was in my dating days as an impressionable young girl. How can guys in the real world compete w these K-actor images? Yes, u know chances r you won’t be going out w any of them, but don’t they make the guy you r going out w seem less interesting? Just wondering. 😉

  593. 593 : Prgirl Says:

    I love this drama

  594. 594 : KDaddict Says:

    @tc-586, @agave-560,
    Ep 13 is frustrating alright! And it’s not becos we hate to see Wol suffer. In TPM, every one suffered, BUT we emphasized w them, n we weren’t mad at the show. Here, something doesn’t feel right. Yes, u made such a good pt: why couldn’t the king, who had absolute powers in feudal times, save her fr being beaten to a pulp? I’ve been upset w the way they deal w the power of the monarchy in this show: starting w the first time BK sauntered to his private chambers Unannounced! It just wasn’t a done thing! Woon was able to stop her from ENTERing the room. That meant that she didnt have the rt to do so. Next day, Hwon went to her to warn her not to do it again. Yet, she did it a 2nd time. I just don’t buy it. Thereby they make the king such a sitting duck n strip him of all dignity due a monarch of Joseon times! And fr there, they’d make him to be incapable of doing a thing for Wol at her accusation n torture. Further, a shogun had hundreds of women in his harem; a king certainly had a duty to have many women. If it is well known that he didn’t like BK, he’d have taken other women much earlier. There r many flaws in the writing, to the pt that it is not altogether convincing.
    Also, I can’t agree more that the portrayal of the OTP doesn’t allow shipping. I’d have left were it not for KSH!

    Are u developing into a Beanie/Beaner? 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, I like DBs’ posts a lot. But when u read recaps as colorful n as full of commentary as hers, ahead of watching each ep, it is hard not to be swayed by the way she sees them. I think that’s one of the reasons why almost everyone on her site goes along w her assessments of each drama. Just sth to be aware of. You say ep 13 is one of the most exciting based on reading the recap. I can’t help but wonder if it’d have felt that way if you had watched it first, n read the recap afterwards.

  595. 595 : agave Says:

    @594 – KDaddict

    I finally watched eps 13 and 14 and I enjoyed them more than eps 9-12 because we finally got some movement with the storyline. I think they could have been even more effective if they had they had aired sooner. Or, if the events in 13 and 14 had been set up better in earlier episodes.

    What you, tc and others mentioned about the king’s inability to help Wol was frustrating to me too because I can’t remember ever seeing a king who had so little power before. I could understand it if he could not stop her from being arrested, but it’s not believable that he also could not stop her from being tortured, especially when the evidence against her was so flimsy.

    Some posters on another board suspect that the those graphic torture scenes were used to make viewers feel sorry for Wol in an attempt to revive interest in those viewers who were getting tired of the show. At first, I thought those theories were a bit over the top, but now I wonder if there is some truth to them because, otherwise, what was the point of those scenes?

    They could have just used the threat of torture and gotten the same results. To make matters worse, Wol doesn’t appear to have any lasting injuries from such severe torture and that just adds to the bizarre, over the top nature of those scenes.

    A beanie? A beaner?

    I like Dramabean’s reviews because they are the only site that consistently does episode by episode reviews, but I don’t always agree with their opinions. What I do respect is that they don’t just write that they love something or don’t love something. Instead, they give detailed reasons for their opinions.

    I think you misunderstood when I said I read recaps of TMETS and assumed that the recaps were Dramabeans’. DB’s recaps are usually late enough that I have already read many recaps/opinions from other viewers long before DB post their reviews. Besides, last I remembered, before eps 13-14, DB was still loving TMETS and, as you know, I have never reached the love stage with this drama.

    Even with dramas that have already aired, I like to watch each episode first and then check out the reviews for those episodes because I don’t like to be spoiled too much before watching.

    So, in answer to your question, neither DramaBeans’ nor other reviews influence whether I like a drama or not. Good reviews may cause me to give a drama a try, but good reviews can’t make me like something that I don’t like. Nor will bad reviews make me dislike a drama.

    When it comes to my viewing pleasure, it’s all about me and what I like and dislike. 🙂

  596. 596 : KDaddict Says:

    Yes, it is exactly the king’s inability to “prevent her fr being beaten to a pulp” that is so incredulous, not his inability to prevent her arrest. And I too think that the torture scenes were to cultivate sympathy. Why else make such a big deal when there is no other pt to be served?
    In our exchanges of opinions on KDs, we often agree on not only the larger picture, but also the finer pts. I know u r too intelligent a person to stomach a recap’s viewpt as your own. That’s why I was surprised when u said u found ep 13 the most exciting, based on a recap, while as we said above, it is quite unconvincing.
    What does “agave” mean? Been curious since D1.

  597. 597 : s3 Says:

    🙂 when i wrote that comment i think i was jus talkin about the dramas in general..it might also be due to the fact that i have boys over flowers fresh in my mind that i’m jus taking it out on other dramas

    but seriously, these dramas do drag a bit and when u hear of an extension u know its gonna b even worse…but you can be assured that come Wednesday and Thursday i would be anxiously awaiting these episodes

  598. 598 : KDaddict Says:

    Mexican plant that gives nectar. Got it, Sweetie. Thx.

  599. 599 : agave Says:

    @594 – KDaddict

    I forgot to respond to your very last comment where you wondered if you would have a more favorable view of 13 if you had read the reviews first and then watched that episode.

    I think the big difference in why I may be enjoying eps 13 and 14 more than you is that I was never as invested in the show as you used to be. For instance, TMETS never managed to get me interested in the OTP, so episodes that don’t feature them in scenes together don’t bother me.

    In fact, reports of disappointment from OTP fans was my first indication that I might like ep 13. I kept reading complaints that too much time was being spent on the older non-OTP characters and that Hwon had too many scenes with Bo Kyung. Those comments were like music to my ears because they seemed to signify that the storyline had finally started to move.

    Sure, I would have loved more focus on some of the other supporting characters like, Wol’s mom, Seon, Yeom, Min Hwa, Woon and Jan Shil, but I was pleased with what we got.

  600. 600 : KDaddict Says:

    On shows that r airing, I either watch them live or within a few hours, Way b4 recaps come out, n I tend not to go to them afterwards either.
    When I wrote:
    “You say ep 13 is one of the most exciting based on reading the recap. I can’t help but wonder if it’d have felt that way if you had watched it first, n read the recap afterwards.” I wasn’t talking abt me at all. Your comment #595 was response enough to it.

    Ep 13 is a problem for many reasons. If anything, I see it as a case of a build up on flaws, which becomes exasperating, rather than a strong contrast of having been in love w the show at first, n a let down in that ep.

    I’m watching First Love of a Prince featuring Cha Tae Hyun (fr 2004). I find myself grinning ear to ear! Just the rt antidote for METS blues!

  601. 601 : KDaddict Says:

    The Sun and The Moon 해를 품은 달 Kim Soo Hyun’s Value Doubled

    With the popularity of MBC sageuk The Moon Embracing the Sun, the value of actors starring in the drama is skyrocketing. Kim Soo-hyun who is widely regarded the biggest contributor to the success of The Moon Embracing the Sun, has seen his CF fee risen to more than double of last year. According to South Korean media, in 2011, the remuneration of Kim Soo Hyun to appear in one advertising was around 200 million Korean wons (about USD $179,000). In 2012, The Moon that Embraces the Sun pushes up the value of Kim Soo Hyun, and the fee for each advertising appearance rose to 400 million Korean wons (about USD $358,000). And the number of CFs that are inviting him to star in is far more than previous year. In addition, the popular of The Moon Embracing the Sun has also made Kim Soo Hyun’s acting strength widely recognized. According to the agency of Kim Soo Hyun, now there are already many first-line masterpieces inviting Kim Soo Hyun to be the actor in leading role.

    Credit: Asian-drama

  602. 602 : agave Says:

    Great news about how TMETS is benefiting Kim Soo Hyun’s career.

    As for ep 13, I also consider it a very flawed episode. The fact that I enjoy it more than many of the earlier episodes doesn’t mean that I think it’s a well-done episode because I don’t — not even close.

    In fact, my enjoyment of ep 13 just highlights many of the problems I have with TMETS in general. This show should be much better than it is. I think the PD wasted the gifts he was given by not making better use of his great cast and of the interesting storyline elements that were touched on in the early episodes.

    At this point, I am just going with the flow, so I am no longer as annoyed with ridiculous elements like those unnecessary torture scenes and all of the foolishness that surrounded them. That’s why, even though I also enjoyed ep 14, I have a wait and see attitude about the remaining episodes.

    As I said earlier, this drama has exciting cliffhangers, but it doesn’t do a good job in following up on them.

  603. 603 : tc Says:

    @KDaddict -594

    When u mentioned TPM, I can’t help but noticed sone similarity in plot. In the case of METs, we have WOL suffering alone and the hero ie the King was powerless to stop her torture. In TPM, we had PSH being tortured and was supposed to be executed whilst the heroine was also powerless to try to stop his suffering despite trying to negotiate with her evil dad using her life in exchange. Like you, I can accept the frustration and storyline in TPM coz I understand that the writer was trying not to change the course of history too much.

    However, the characters in METs are fictional including the King and WOL. Hence, the writer should have more freedom to create a stronger King to be consistent with KSH’s portrayal of the King as an intelligent and witty ruler. So the frustrations actually build up when KSH had to even eat “humble pie” in front of the ministers in ep 14 instead of able to maneuver his way out of the crisis.

  604. 604 : KDaddict Says:

    Hi there, I’ve been wanting to apologize for dragging u into watching this series. I didn’t know that fr the beginning high, it’d descend to this level. I can only hope that at least u enjoyed the first 6 eps.
    Yes, TPM had history/folklore to fall back on, but more imptly, the helplessness of a powerless girl in love in the face of royal edict was completely understandable, whether it be historical truth or fiction; whereas the total helpless of a king is hard to swallow. This script has many holes, some of them so large that I find myself almost falling thru them!
    It’s best not to think of TPM while we r watching this.
    Afraid the comparison is not conducive to our current viewing pleasure.
    I’m watching Cha Tae Hyun’s First Love of a Prince. V Enjoyable. He may not be the best looking K-actor, but I like it that he doesn’t look gay at all.
    I see that u r watching Salaryman. Can u tell me what that series is abt? That synopsis is useless. And I’m not one to read recaps–Way too much detail that I don’t need. Is it abt office politics? Lee BS’s char n the guy fr Romance Town r at odds w each other? What abt the girls? Two guys after 1 girl kinda thing? Doesn’t sound so interesting if that’s the case, but I hear good things abt it. If it’s not appropriate to post here, pls post at that thread. I’ll check there. Thx.

  605. 605 : kdviewer Says:

    @KDaddict 594, @tc 603

    There were more movements in the storyline in ep13 and 14, but like you, I dont buy the story… why the King can be so weak vis-a-vis his grandmother and his ministers. He even has to secretly see Wol being sent for exile and cry over his inability to protect her and people important to him.

    Was the King not sending wrong signals to his queen when he hugged her after he discovered she injured her hand… was it because he felt sorry or guilty for rejecting her all these years or for not being able to consummate their marriage on that fateful night?

    The torture scene for Wol was also not realistic, unlike in TPM when King Suyang tortured those scholars for their rebellion against him. How can the Ministers have so much powers over the matter? Was there no proper court to ensure justice prevails? Or the powers were all in the hands of the Ministers? If so, then the King was just a puppet…. shouldnt he then devote more efforts to ensure that he has good people around him that he can trust rather than trying to outsmart all these Ministers that he cannot trust…

    Far too many loopholes in ‘a very simple’ storyline and in acting by the cast..
    Despite the weak storyline, it is good that KSH is recognised as the main contributor to the popularity of METS and benefitting from it…

    @490 KDaddict,
    Thanks for your compliments. No, I am not watching any other ongoing KD…although I am not thrilled at all by METS. It’s easy watching but there are no highs and lows for me… not emotionally moved by the story and not convinced by their acting because of the way the drama is written and directed so far (other than the first 6 episodes by the young cast).

    May try to watch Padam Padam if i can get started on it…. have read your comments that 1st half was good but not 2nd half…

  606. 606 : KDaddict Says:

    Looks like you n I were posting #604, 605 at the same time!
    The King is basically a puppet here. His power usurped by Minister Yoon. The court was also handpicked by Yoon, so there wasn’t anything that the king could do to plant a friendly person in his own court. That much was reasonable. That they used every opportunity to undercut him, n insult him (incl using the eclipse of the sun to blame him for his misdeeds, i.e. that of keeping a shawoman in his chambers) was also understandable. But his total inability to prevent her torture wasn’t. (I don’t watch Chinese dramas, except I am a fan of Chinese historical palace dramas of the Ching dynasty. They do political struggle n palace intrigue so well, n I’ve watched so many of those shows that I feel I’ve a basic understanding of such protocols.) Like u say, a “v simple” storyline we may be prepared to accept, but one that has gapping holes is grating.
    Oh Padam Padam is another HUGH disapptment owing to the script. The stars were ALL great in it. I LOVED the 1st 10 eps so much that I recapped each one w as much tenderness as I did for TPM. Then 1 day sb fr Romania exploded saying that my recaps were ruining her surprise in watching the show. So I stopped. Soon after, the show changed feel n tenor n descended into mediocrity. But it is worth watching for Jung WS’s acting alone. It makes one comprehend his stature in the industry, if one didn’t b4.
    BTW, have u seen his CF (actually they call it a movie) for Giordano, shot w So Ji Sub n Shin Mina? How can sb look so fab wearing a Giordano shirt or tee? God is not fair! 🙁

  607. 607 : KDaddict Says:

    I love Kim Min Seo! She is fantastic!
    Wonder what she’d have done w the role IF she had been playing Wol! Could she also make that char come alive as she has done w that of BK?

  608. 608 : agave Says:

    Judging from how well she’s doing with BK and her past work, I’m sure Kim Min Seo would have done a great job with Wol. For instance, her character in SKKS barely had any words, yet KMS managed to make the most of what she was given. The result was that I wanted to know more about that character.

    Her character, Cho Sun, in SKKS was even a similar type of character as Wol because both characters had their childhoods taken from them and were forced to do the bidding of people they were powerless to protect themselves against. The difference is that KMS played Cho Sun as a character who was submissive when she had to be, but she also had a inner core of strength.

    Although I think the writing for Cho Sun was better than the writing for Wol, I also have to give credit to the way KMS handled her non-verbal scenes in SKKS. For instance, one of the most memorable scenes to me was the one where Cho Sun’s state of undress was revealed to the other patrons of the geisha house when the door to her geisha room was pushed open.

    Although it was obvious that was a humiliating moment for Cho Sun, KMS managed to show the character’s strength. In contrast, HGI doesn’t do as well with Wol because I don’t believe that character is supposed to appear so meek.

    If this is because the PD insisted that she play this part this way, then I wish HGI was confident enough to do what KMS is doing and add her own little touches to show Wol’s inner strength. When I compare the way the actors who play the other shamans play their parts, I don’t get that same meek, deer in the headlights feel from their characters that I get with HGI’s Wol. That’s why I believe the problem is more with the way HGI is playing this character than the writing or the directing.

    This situation is made worse when we see that Wol is not completely broken as a human being because she’s been shown to risk her well-being to defend others. That’s why I believe that an actor like KMS would have picked up on this aspect of the character and tried to bring Wol’s inner strength to life on screen.

    That type of Wol would have been a much more interesting match for Hwon.

  609. 609 : KDaddict Says:

    That is so well put! Now I’ve to go back n re-watch those scenes of KMS in SKKS. I know I was impressed at the time, but SKKS was a show that I only watched once, n afraid my attn was focused on SongJK n Yoo Ah In. 😉 And maybe even watch Baby-faced Beauty, just to see some scenes of hers, tho that show isn’t at all my cup of tea. Just the title is enough to turn me away!
    And u r rt that the other shaman apprentices don’t seem as meek. As the heir-apparent to Jang, she should have an elevated status compared to the rest of them too.

    One particular scene has stuck in my mind for its incongruence to the later “appearance” or personality of Wol:
    Soon after YW was rescued fr the coffin, she was taken by boat w Jang, Seul n Jansil to get away fr HanYang. Jang’s male friend/mentor saw them off at the pier. The young YW suddenly stood up in the boat n started waving cheerfully to the man on the pier, w whom she had barely exchanged a word. She should have been quite subdued as it was so soon after her ordeal, but YW wasn’t like that as a little girl. So after Wol made her appearance, I keep asking: Why has she grown up to be such an uninteresting person? What happened to her zest? Her spunk? Her intelligence? Those qualities were what set her apart fr other girls; they were what the guys loved her for, n us too!
    When HGI took over, that was all gone! Deer-in-the-Headlights spells, what is it called now, what soldiers coming back fr the front suffer fr? Traumatic Stress Disorder?!
    I’d have liked Wol better w/o it. I believe KMS wouldn’t be giving off that vive.

  610. 610 : [email protected] Says:

    Love Kim Soo Hyun & Yeo Jin Goo!!!

  611. 611 : Charlie Says:

    @KDaddict 609,
    Deer-in-the-Headlights spell, very funny. But at least, a deer is cute.

  612. 612 : tc Says:

    @KDaddict -604

    Salaryman is daebak and beyond my expectation. I had posted my comments in that thread.

  613. 613 : KDaddict Says:

    TQ v much. I saw it. Know I can count on you to give me a good overview.

  614. 614 : Gita Says:

    What a Sad News, ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun’ confirmed Not to be Extended.

    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20120220n23785

  615. 615 : Gita Says:

    It’s just confirmed only 20 episode Without Extension.

    Source: http://www.tvreport.co.kr/cindex.php?c=news&m=newsview&idx=199995

  616. 616 : [email protected] Says:

    The Moon That Embraces The Sun Ep.15 Preview

  617. 617 : JaEe Says:

    @[email protected] Thanks a lot. It’s awesome and can’t wait for tomorrow. Read somewhere that it was just Hwon’s imagination that Yeon Woo is at the palace but I don’t care. Just love this drama so much.

  618. 618 : wazabi Says:

    this series……….just kiling me softly’nomu joa….

  619. 619 : c.wu.zpt Says:

    The Moon that embraces the Sun is one of the movies I like best.
    All are smart and beautiful indeed.. ^^
    Every time I watch this drama, I always hesitate to study.. 😀
    It is so interesting… I’m right here waiting for next Episodes

  620. 620 : ju273 Says:

    at KDaddict

    If you really knew the historical government of Joseon period, you wouldn’t be saying that because the king was powerless. Most of the kings during that time were either very strong or very weak (like a puppet). This fictional drama shows how kings could be so helpless. If the king were to have helped Yeon Woo, then everyone who loves them would be in danger. He just can’t do anything until he finds out the truth. I wouldn’t be saying this if the drama was actually bad and inaccurate, but it follows the book well and is plausible in its politic views.

  621. 621 : [email protected] Says:

    My pleasure, I love this drama too!!!

  622. 622 : JaEe Says:

    @ju273 Yes, I agree with you that the king at the moment cannot do anything to help Yeon Woo. I think he is smart and he definitely has something up his sleeves. He is just waiting for the right time to strike.
    @[email protected] I watched the preview which you posted like a million times coz I am so excited. Han Ga In look so beautiful as the Queen and in the preview, she’s holding the hairpin!! That means she had the the hairpin all along (and I thought it was with Jan Shil) and I like how Hwon is showing some jealousy . Please please tonight come faster!!

  623. 623 : KDaddict Says:

    Hi, I don’t have any problem w u saying that. That’s the show’s standpt: this king is a puppet; it’s understdable that many will accept it. That’s 1 way to look at it.
    I also believe that it is plausible that the king is a puppet. I only differ in the view that even a puppet king can’t prevent the woman he loves fr being beaten to a pulp. I’m totally fine that he doesn’t save her fr arrest. Whereas the inability to save her fr that unnece beating, (i.e. it serves no purpose in the plot) might have been possible, but not so plausible; n if it was plausible than not v convincing or satisfactory to watch. That’s just another way to look at it.
    It follows the book well alright, except that the book borders on soft porn, which can’t be put on tv, n dropping those elements leaves a story too simple to carry much momentum n pace for 20 eps. Or else we wouldn’t be going: Is she? Isn’t she? for 8 eps already.

    I also think that JaEe-#622 is rt. The pt of the inaction on Hwon’s part is to heighten the contrast betwn the helpless waiting n the success that’ll come at the end.

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  625. 625 : caca Says:

    I don’t really get what you are trying to say. Lee Hwon is supposed to be a weak king (or a puppet king like you say), therefore he can’t do anything much to help Wol when she is being tortured. He doesn’t have anyone on his side. So, what do you want him to do then?
    I’m actually a bit disappointed of Hwon’s character. I want him to be strong and smart king. I don’t like the scene where he is crying like a baby after he visits Wol in jail. Come on, you’re a king. You aren’t supposed to act like that.
    Nevertheless, I still enjoy this drama very much

  626. 626 : KDaddict Says:

    I’m so glad u r talking to me again. I felt so bad for stepping on your toes by mistaken. Hugs!
    Over the years, on diff threads, ppl argue w me becos they think I’m saying the opposite of what they think, whereas in actual fact I only differ w them by degree. It is not All or nothing. It is not if not black, then white.
    Yes, with the Dowager, Yoon n his cronies in power, Hwon is essentially a puppet king. But, what that means is that he has no power over political matters, policies n their implementation, becos as u say, he doesn’t have anyone on his side. However, a puppet king is still a king. Even Yoon n his underlings need to PRETEND a little bit that they still know n respect he is the king, n give him some “face”. Therefore, it is fine to arrest the woman he loves to warn him that they r on to him, n to warn him not to go limp (keke) on their next consummation night. But it shouldn’t be to the extent that they completely discard his “face”. It’s all a hypocritical show, an artful pretense, a game of balance-going far enough but not too far, a political charade that these ppl r engaged in, u know. That’s where I don’t swallow what the show is presenting hook, line n sinker.
    Glad u r enjoying the show. Let’s talk again, here or elsewhere. Happy viewing, my dear!

  627. 627 : enny Says:

    i very like this drama , really!!!

    but… from the news that i read , say that this drama just have 16 eps. the real one , is 16 or 20??
    can somebody tell me??

  628. 628 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ enny

    Of course its at least 20. Base on what is shown in Ep 14, cannot finish in Ep 16.
    Unless there is no ending….. only guessing …… I am joking. ha ha 🙂
    Wol still have to meet up with her mum and brother, uncover the wicked plots 8 yrs ago, get rid / punish all the bad people …….. then have some good time with Lee Hwon ……..

    Its shown on the 5th line its 20 episode just below the big picture above.
    Its such a nice drama, it wont shorten the drama.

  629. 629 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Nine35 – 616

    Tks for Ep 15 review. I like to see Lee Hwon jealous. 🙂

  630. 630 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 625 Caca

    Actually Lee Hwon, without much power (as some said here) is already a very wise and strong king bc at least he don’t listen 100% to what his grandma or his minister said. If not he will be a “father” by now. Then we will all cry……. hee hee 🙂

    8 years ago, Lee Hwon could not help his beloved Yeon Woo who died of illness. 8 years later, another girl whom he likes has to sew a word “SLUT / WHORE” and tortured so badly bc of him again. Of course it will make feel so helpless and sad, not only once but twice, that he cries out hopelessly in front of his close bodyguard. After all, a King is also a human being.

    I enjoy this drama very much. Eagerly looking forward to 15 bc it will be nice 2 know what Wol is going to do after her memories is back. 😉

  631. 631 : ericka grace Says:

    omg!!! Im so excited to watch this drama!! JIW was here!!! omo omo!!!!high ratings!!! OMG!!!!

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  633. 633 : OK OK OK Says:

    ep 15

    Btween 13 to 14.30 mins into the show, Han Ga In in Empress Hanbok – look so cool, young and gorgeous. 😆 😆

    One thing I don’t understand. I thought the moon and sun hairpin was lost in the bag of clothes when Wol packed it for Jansil after Wol and Lee Hwon watched the puppet show on the roadside.

    Don’t tell me she put it in her dress chest pocket 🙂

    The queen up to no good again….. Queen & Wol – 1st time meet face to face – after 8 yrs….. continue ep 16

  634. 634 : Charlie Says:

    Finally, some screen time for my favorite – JIW, in ep. 15.
    You lightened up the screen. You’re the man, you never let me disappoint.

  635. 635 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 620- ju273 & 622-JaEe

    I agree with what u said. Some King r just powerless (also base on what I hv watched fr HK period dramas) Most important is they must hold the military power in their hand.
    1 eg. If those hv watched Queen Seon Duk, they will know those who hv military powers hv the say. Even Duk Man’s father who is the King is afraid of Mishil who is just his father’s concubine bc almost all the court official is under her control. As a King, he can’t even protect his own twin daughters which he has to ask his maid to send away secretly bc rumours said that if a king bore twins cannot be king …… (can’t rem, something like that)
    U can see how naive are those people in those days bc most are illiterate – Having little or no formal education. They just believe rumours …

    Dukman has to disguise as a male n join the army. From there she slowly builds her army power n with her own trusted men to overthrow Mishil and became a Queen.

  636. 636 : KDaddict Says:

    In the beginning of ep 15, Woon comes to YangM’s residence to remove the army stationed there that holds him under house arrest. Woon tells YM that Hwon has negotiated w the ministers to release YM from house arrest. Hwon cares enough abt YM to do that for him, is able to. He certainly cares enough abt Wol to negotiate w them NOT to torture her.

    To @ju273, @caca, @OK OK OK:
    That essentially proves my pt when I said the show’s torturing Wol was not convincing, becos even a puppet king should have been given (by the show) that little say, that bit of latitude n face in such a small matter (on the political arena), n that is entirely personal to him.

    There is another reason that I’m unhappy w the torture scene: It doesn’t serve any purpose in the plot. Like sb else said: Do we even see Wol limp the next day? Or needing to find treatment for her wounds? So what’s the pt of it?
    With Any scene, I ask,
    “Does this scene help build up the story?
    Does it foreshadow sth that will happen?
    Does it echo back to sth that happened b4?
    Does it help us understand a char better?
    Does it move the story forwd?
    If not, then is it there purely for our enjoyment? i.e. a fan-service scene, like Hwon’s bathing scene?”
    If the ans is No to all the above, I become wary of it. If the ans is No, PLUS it makes ppl go: Is it plausible that that happens? Then you can be quite sure that it is a scene that the show n the viewers will do better without.

  637. 637 : OK OK OK Says:

    Ep 13
    Lee Hwon fainted during the nite with BK. Next day, BK complained to Queen Jeonghui & Queen So Hye( she had a very bad dream about a lady in white (LIW = Wol). BK said that LIW says that she is incharge now of Lee Hwon daily needs and BK will not bear any child with Lee Hwon. Bc Wol likes Lee Hwon and out of jealousy, has cast a witch spell to disrupt the consummation nite. BK ….. putting all the blame to Wol ……
    Wol was alr captured and put to prison cells when Lee Hwon was regaining from his fainting spell. He want to intervene but was prevented. Yoon Dae Hyung (BK’s dad) warns Lee Hwon that bad rumours like Lee Hwon had an affair or smitten/seduce by a witch will spread if he intervene. He can save Wol but his subjects will lost his trust bc of these untruth rumours. As a king, he has to weigh pro and cons what is the best way to save WOL & win the trust of his subjects. That is why he has to approach his grandma to settle this issue even he don’t like it …. These are politics….. 😛

    KSH, HGI, JIW – fighting !!

  638. 638 : KDaddict Says:

    Those 5 mins in the beginning of ep 15 when the script allows YangM to so sth other than cry is indeed a good segment. Just that it is too short n too few. Sigh.

  639. 639 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ KDaddict

    Oh, my 637 is my view why a king cannot even save Wol from being tortured.
    Ep 14 ?
    But I do agree with you, if Wol limp more while on the way to the “lockup” zone, it will be more convincing bc her wounds is very fresh and painful from the wooden pole beating. 😆 😆

  640. 640 : KDaddict Says:

    It’s at the end of ep 15, when the 2 Moons come face to face w each other that the show kicks into high gear. Finally.

  641. 641 : Elena-Eva Says:

    please give a reference where to watch the 15th episode online right now without any technical problem THANKS in advance

  642. 642 : lyana Says:

    the moon that embraces the sun is a fantastic drama…….. i like thissss!

  643. 643 : JaEe Says:

    Preview for tonight’s episode:


    OMG, it finally happens, the long awaited kiss 😀 Cant wait!!

  644. 644 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-637, 639,
    Sure, You or the writer can say, Hwon did not wake up until AFTER Wol’s torture. But then, the Qn remains: Why is it written that way, that he didn’t wake up in time? The pt isn’t Why she isn’t limping the next day, but What purpose its serve the drama to have her tortured at all. Why do sth that serves no narrative purpose but stretches credulity?

  645. 645 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 644 KDaddict

    Re my view on 637 & 639

    I didn’t say Lee Hwon wake up AFTER Wol’s torture. Pls re-watch Ep 13 (I watched 2X).
    1st X, I thought ep 13 is a little slow, after watching 2nd time, I get a clearer pic what is happening after listening to their conversation.

    In fact aft waking up, Lee Hwon heard that Wol is being locked up for interrogation. He went quickly 2meet her. Wol is tied up but NOT TORTURED YET. He tried 2intervene but was warned if he does, people will gossip and question their “affairs / relationship” ……
    Some reason is stated in 637 but for more – I suggest u repeat Ep 13 n hear e conversation. And if u still think Hwon can help her or e torture is unnecessarily, its Okay with me.

    Yr Qn – Why Wol is being tortured ? I really don’t know.
    Don’t forget BK lies to the 2 Queens about Wol (a witch) that disrupt the consummation nite & tries to take over her position… Of course the 2 queens will believe her 100%. It is a very serious offense involving Kings & Queens & a low status WITCH.
    Since BK & her dad know that Hwon likes Wol, of course they will find any chance that comes by 2torture or kill her & with full support from Lee Hwon’s grandma, the court official dare to oppose Lee Hwon intervention even he is a king – AND BCOZ OF THE RUMOURS, its better to see her torture than being killed – if not we got not more episodes to watch. Its POLITICS.

    So far, watching dramas for so many years, I don’t ask the writer why this or that. I only watch a drama for entertainment. If its nice I will continue or recommend to friends. If its not, I will stop.

    So far I am very happy with what i see – though not 100%. Enjoy 😆 😆

  646. 646 : OK OK OK Says:

    645 Message

    aigoooo, otoke ??
    I didn’t realize my view so long….. SORRY !!!
    I will keep it short next time. 🙂

  647. 647 : KDaddict Says:

    Oh dear! This is getting messy! Smiley Face w tongue sticking out!
    I know what u said, n I know what happened in the show. I’m not sloppy like that.
    The meaning of my post was: It doesn’t matter if Hwon wakes up shortly b4 or even After Wol is tortured, thereby rendering it impossible for him to prevent her torture, logically it won’t change the evaluation of that scene.
    One way to watch drama is “not to ask the writer why this or why that”. That’s most ppl’s way.

  648. 648 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 15 is great becos in it:
    Wol comes back to live; she raises the rt Qns n she strategizes w Seul; she remembers yet proceeds w utter caution; Ah, she is that intelligent girl again! She even goes to her father’s grave, n reclaims her own identity!
    YangM comes to life too: he is no longer moping, crying, sniffling. He gets to go visit Wol, take care of the sick, play w the kids n her, to encourage her when she feels lost, to cheer her up when she is depressed! YangM gets to be Awesome!
    Seul dresses as a girl for the 1st time.
    Min Hwa comes face to face w her guilt! We’ve never seen her feel guilty except for that one time when she slept badly. She’s been entirely too cheerful n too childish after that terrible incident 8 yrs ago. I know it’s not her fault what happened w YW, but She thinks it is, justt that her behavior doesn’t reflect it.
    Hwon isn’t given much to do in ep 15 except look pretty.

  649. 649 : KDaddict Says:

    Wol comes back to “life”!

  650. 650 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Almost laughed whilst looking at Bo Kyung’s reaction seeing Wol face to face. Thought they are too many short length scenes on ep 15 and they are very significant. Nice episode. Great work TMTETS team!

    Dubai is watching you! =)

  651. 651 : Mic Says:

    @KDaddict -648
    Hwon sure was looking pretty. I am totally joining the Hwon club and left the Yang Myung club already. Hahaha!

  652. 652 : agave Says:

    Note to self: must watch ep 15 as soon as possible!

    I can’t wait to see the great YM moments. I have only seen screen captures, so far and they look great. 🙂

  653. 653 : torri Says:

    @ KDaddict,
    i now get why you recommended this drama to me at first i wanted to wait untill it is complete but the ratings, are so good i could not resist anymore , i have watch right up the 14 ep , and damn it this drama is great , i plan to watch it again when it complete, and the lead actor i am completely in love with the kid men , he can act and the charisma that kid has is just wonderfull he sure palys his roll too well , he is a smart king , i love every thing about him he is doing a great job in that roll . the story line is great , the suspence is great , i realy which this writer writes another wonderful drama like this , i cant wait to see what the lead actress will now do , now that she knows who she is all that , i hope she ripes the grandmother queen head off frist ,as for the old man who daughter is now the queen i wish she ask that they ripe the man apart just like they did the good wicth at the begining ,

  654. 654 : Charlie Says:

    @agave 652,
    He was great. You won’t be disappointed.

    As long as YM looks great, I don’t even care if he’ll get the girl or not.

  655. 655 : magsie Says:


  656. 656 : Mic Says:

    Kim Min Seo (BK)’s acting has improved so much from Baby Faced Beauty!

  657. 657 : starlite222 Says:

    I have to say ep 16 was the best (no kiss) but the ending was was was im all choke up again I cant wait until ep 17 this is where it all begains

  658. 658 : OK OK OK Says:

    Ep 16
    Director & Screenwriter Nim. KAMSA HAMNIDA

    This episode – every scene is full of excitement. The acting, the conversation….. etc. Again I love it very much.
    Finally Lee Hwon knows that Wol is Yeon Woo.

    😆 😆 KSH & HGI —– Saranghae !!! 😆 😆

  659. 659 : OK OK OK Says:

    Congratulations to Ep 16 — another 3% more to the ratings. YOU ALL REALLY DESERVE IT.

    Hope that from now onwards, every episode will increase 3 to 5 % or more and by the time it ended @ 20, it will be over 50% — cheers !!!

    AJA AJA – FIGHTING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  660. 660 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 16:
    Oh my God! Ep 16 is not daebak, but wang daebak! It is PERFECT! It is EVERYTHING that we watch KDs for!
    Wol is cool as can be sitting opposite the Queen, but seeing her face, BK flips. OH, that’s so satisfying to watch.
    The first 60% of the ep is heart-renching. It is sad on the order of ep 6 when YW died, only this sadness is deeper, tighter becos there is no way out of the dead end for the principles. Wol dares not make a move in case it endangers those she loves; YM n Hwon can’t do anything for their love becos of their positions. The two guys word-fence over her n becm antagonistic for the 1st time.
    Wol or should we say YW now, finds out that Min Hwa had played a role at her fake-death. Turns out that the voodoo magic to strangle her requires a pure maiden’s offering, of her wish that the victim dies. BK could have played that role, but Witch grandma tempted MW into playing it for a v sound reason. Plotting to kill the Prince Consort is a crime of hi treason. By involving MH n then marrying her to Yeom, if the crime gets exposed, Yeom would also be punished as her husband. This ensures that even when Hwon finds out, he wouldn’t be so keen to expose the crime for fear of endangering Yeom. Clever move in strategizing, n plotting! Now there’s a move that I applaud!
    The last 40% of the ep makes your heart go Thump, thump, thump, like an elephant’s walk! We sit riveted, excited by the possibilities, as Hwon inches closer n closer to finding the truth! When he Finally knows beyond any doubt that Wol is indeed YW, n collapses in a heap under the pain of having let her go, we feel the lump of pain in his heart!
    BK sits in her room n goes berserk! KMS’s acting in this scene is commendable.
    Shawoman Jang has to tread a thin n tricky line betwn wanting to help Wol n not hurting anyone when the truth ones out. The acting is superb.
    Hurry off to watch it again now!!!
    If this ep’s ratings go thru the roof, it deserves every bit of it! Hooray!

  661. 661 : OK OK OK Says:

    JUNG IL WOO ssi. THANK YOU for joining this drama though its not as 1st male lead. :p

    You are a good actor and you are so pleasant to the eyes that it makes this drama more enjoyable to watch.

    Hope next round, you can act in leading role with a beautiful adorable female cast with good script. Good luck 🙂

  662. 662 : Anali Says:

    ep 16.. EPIC.. thats all i have to say,,…………. E P I C…………

  663. 663 : OK OK OK Says:

    Yang Mi Kyung ssi (Yeon Woo and Yeom’s mother)

    Even you hv short screen time in some of the episodes, I can feel your sadness for the lost of your daughter. Its very touching.

    You are a great natural actress with Souls. :p

  664. 664 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 662 Anali

    You are right. EXTREMELY AWESOME !!!!! 😉

  665. 665 : wazabi Says:

    kim soo hyun’s acting is GREAT i can feel his pain in my heart so deep’ this drama just AWESOME,nomu..jua’

  666. 666 : wazabi Says:

    Kim soo hyun’s acting was GREAT i can feel his pain into my heart so deep’ this drama just AWESOME ,nomu jua..

  667. 667 : chR15 Says:

    no kiss scene!!
    but it look like it will happen..
    “The good news is that the producer promised audience will get to see and enjoy the scene in next episode of episode 17. And they will produce even better scene to reward everybody’s expectations.”

    that is why no kiss scene in ep 16.!
    owww.,they should kiss for moon-sun to b perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    KSH acting was a GOLD.

  668. 668 : imel Says:

    I agree with all the comments Though I don’t really understand most of the Raw Ep 15 & 16 because I’m just learning Korean (I pick-up words and I somehow understand the gestures/acting), I can say that these 2 episodes are building up to the climax and end of the story. You can use all the superlatives to describe this drama, SUPERB, EXCELLENT, REMARKABLE, FLAWLESS, MAGNIFICENT, OUTSTANDING…I’m sure there is more. I really love the story.

    I like the part where BK (the character Kim Minseo is playing so magnificently) is going berserk…I feel some retribution there.

    Thank you for providing the synopses from the beginning Your side comments are informative and entertaining.

  669. 669 : woonaah Says:

    Just watched ep 16, raw..
    it’s sooooooooo tempting! aigoooo.. can’t wait for another outstanding episodes! T____T

  670. 670 : [email protected] Says:

    Visit this website : The moon that embraces the sun recaps in english!!


  671. 671 : KDaddict Says:

    @Mic-651, torri-653,
    Hi, I just joined the Hwon Club after ep 7, 4 weeks ago! He was good in DH, but nowhere near THIS good or THIS good-looking! What a diff a year makes, huh?
    Have you seen JIW as Cha Ji Soo? That was a role in which he could act his little heart out. YangM gives him so little to do. Or else you wouldn’t leave that club.
    There is an excitement in watching on-going shows that u can’t get fr one that has finished its broadcast. The highs r higher, cos they’ve been anticipated eagerly, n the lows lower, cos you’ve a whole week to mull over them. I wouldn’t trade in this experience! N its fun to join in the discussions. I’m glad u r liking this show.
    Sometimes ppl get upset w me when I pt out certain things abt an ep or the show that I think can be better. It feels like I get hit on the head when I criticize, but nothing when I praise. Hence, thanks for the candy! 🙂

    Oh guys, I’m watching Salaryman n Shut Up FBB. SLM is smart n hilarious, n SUFBB is just wonderful. Try them, if u haven’t.

  672. 672 : Jennie Says:

    Hi gals. I knew I’d find all of you here (well maybe not all but most 😀 ) Just want to say that I love Episode 16 for these 3 scenes: 1- love the holding of hands when our OTP said their “goodbyes”, 2-when BK went nuts and 3-when Hwon broke down at the end of the episode. Oh poor Hwon, you can come to momma now and I’ll hold you until you kiss your true love in 6 days’ time (I hope they won’t delay it due to football!) ;-D

    @KDaddict Am following Salaryman from TV here..only at Ep 11. SUFBB, am watching that too but only at Episode 4. Lots of catching up to do but so little time sigh!

  673. 673 : YeonJae Says:

    this show is so nice! rating is going up almost every episode.

  674. 674 : KDaddict Says:

    Welcome back!
    You’d like that, wouldn’t u? Hold him for 6 days!!!
    On 2nd thought, I take that “welcome” back, if u r gonna hold him! 😛

  675. 675 : Charlie Says:

    Now Hwon knows the truth, what is he going to or will be able to do for Wol and himself?
    Will him have enough power to overturn the wrong and make it go back to 8 years ago? I dbout it. He’s only a puppet king, has no power and followers with power. What can he do besides going thru the pain all over again. Now Wol is at most vulnerable position ever.
    If Hwon really loved Wol, he should let Wol and Prince YM together, let them runaway. In that case, she’d be relatively safer. But would Wol follow YM?
    Or he runaway with Wol, but he has lived in the palace, can he survive outside world and not being the king?
    Unless, the current queen go insane, Hwon would have an excuse to get a new queen; but can it be Wol???
    Let’s see what kind of convincing ending the screenwriter will bring us.

  676. 676 : Charlie Says:

    Or a sad ending that they’ll all die? That won’t be welcoming ending because there were already too many deaths earlier.

  677. 677 : Mic Says:

    @Jennie, welcome back! Hope all is well.

  678. 678 : KDaddict Says:

    @Charlie-675, 676,
    I’m not worried. It’ll be happy ending!

  679. 679 : KDaddict Says:

    Let me put it this way:
    BK is conveniently unraveling before our eyes. Therefore, No reason to be worried abt the OTP. They’ll have a happy ending. But what abt your sweetheart, YangM? That’s the million $ Qn.

  680. 680 : Charlie Says:

    @KDaddict 679,
    Thanks for worrying about me. 😄But I’m not worried about my sweetheart – YM, or JIW, to be more precise. He’ll get his desirable girl in his next drama. He’s just helping out here.😃 Him being in this drama, was a treat. That alone is enough for me.

  681. 681 : Jennie Says:

    @Mic Hi to you too. Thanks. All is swell now that I can spend some time doing what I love most – chatting with you all 🙂
    @KDaddict Aish,don’t be like that lah! We can share Hwon but NOT Micky ok? 😉
    Hmm, KDaddict is right about BK, we know where she’s headed. My guess is that the PD will fall back on what’s written in the novel, some bad guys will die and others will be exiled. As for our OTPs, happy ending for sure. No question of YW following YM because she never loved him from the start. YM will probably go on his travels again. Question is will Shaman NK die and what happens with Seol? Hope she ends up with Woon! and Jan Shil too, what will become of her? The Princess will surely be exiled. I hope PDnim will give us some happy and and memorable scenes of our two lovebirds as adults too and not be too focused on just discovering the truth! I want to see lots of hugs and kisses and hand touches like the one in Ep 16 🙂

  682. 682 : KDaddict Says:

    You want to keep Micky All to yourself, n you want to move in on my KSH? Ha to you!
    I think he is barely legal. “Sharing” might make it completely illegal! Hee hee hee. Time to go beddie bed, n turn happy thoughts into merry dreams!

  683. 683 : KDaddict Says:

    OK, OK, I relent. Given that you haven’t been able to watch KD or comment for so long, we can share KSH. Hee.

    I’m worried abt YangM becos in this drama he is an entirely tragic char. I’m afraid they may not let him live, let alone give him Jansil! I’d hate that!

  684. 684 : Charlie Says:

    If YM dies because of good cause such as saving his beloved Wol, then I guess it would be worth it. I would not mind of that. Also it would show how much he loves Wol. Love is not to possess, but to do what’s good for the loved one. He identified Wol first before Hwon did. That expect itself also says something. Wouldn’t that suggest YM loved Yeon Woo more than Hwon did? Well, Yeon Woo / Wol don’t love him back, so he doesn’t get her in the end is ok to me. But pleeeeeaaassssse, don’t pair him with any other girl. That would make him pathetic.

  685. 685 : Charlie Says:

    My 684 is for responding uour 683

  686. 686 : sweet Says:

    @jennie, youre back! its good to hear from you again… its you and kdaddict greatly influence me what kdrama to watch base on your comments and so far i havent been disappointed…about mickey im wondering even just a tip of his hair if you can share it with us that would be lovely he he he…

    @kdaddict: thanks for the recap… english sub is not out yet but cant resist watching the raw, once again you save me from sleepless night!

  687. 687 : John Says:

    In theory, Prince Yang Myung should become the King. Didn’t Nok Young mentioned before she see the SUN in him? Either he’s a King or a King to be.

  688. 688 : Charlie Says:

    I wondered why Prince YM didn’t get to be picked to be the king even he was the eldest son. Just because his mom wasn’t the Queen? Also why the old kid wasn’t given birth by the queen? Isn’t thr king suppose to have the qween first?
    I were to write the ending, i would let Hwon runaway with Wol and Prince YM be the new king. Hwon can’t have both and YM shouldn’t end up with nothing. They are after all brothers.

  689. 689 : caca Says:

    I think that YM can’t be a king because her mother is a concubine.
    Is it just me who think that YM looks better with Wol/YW? I get that feeling after watching ep. 15. They look like a cute couple.

  690. 690 : Mic Says:

    Are we allowed to post links to youtube here?

  691. 691 : admin Says:

    @Mic (690),

    Yes, Sure.

  692. 692 : Lily228 Says:

    My dear Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Hwon) – Your acting is so natural and you bring out the emotions of the character you played so well that touches & captures viewers’ hearts. Congrats!!! Keep it up 😛

    Looking forward to your excellent performance in the remaining episodes…
    Aja aja …………… 🙂

  693. 693 : lhm78 Says:

    Great drama. Love all the casts. When Hwon cries, my heart breaks…

  694. 694 : yoon Says:

    this drama really touch viewer’s heart like so much Korean drama is the best in Asia

  695. 695 : KDaddict Says:

    Abt YM being king:
    Korean law was (is) extremely strict abt the rights of the decedents fr the wife, n the lack thereof for those born of concubines. KD after KD makes that pt. Children of the proper wife are naturally included in the father’s lineage, registered with the govt. Those born outside of wedlock can’t, n have no rights of inheritance. That is so for commoners. That is so much more strict for the monarch’s decedents, to ensure a line of purity, becos the queen was always picked w care, fr “good” stock, fr powerful families. Her son being king would be more secure for the throne, less chance of bloodshed.
    YM n Hwon’s father treated YM poorly fr childhood to drill into him the pt that he was inferior, had no rt to the throne, to dwarf his desire to learn, to destroy his ambition, so as to protect Hwon’s ascension. And his mother being a good honest person also urges him to honor the king at every opportunity. So viewers don’t need to wish the throne for him.

    I think it’s impt for newcomers to cultivate good taste in watching KD. It is a learning process for everyone. Someone was telling me they were watching WildR. I urged them to switch to METS– More enjoyment, less nonsense. 🙂
    BTW, I suggest Shut UP FBB n Salaryman. 2 of the best KDs I’ve ever seen. Don’t miss them.

    I’m glad you like my minicaps. I’m dont like to READ full recaps myself; I feel that they take away the joy of watching altogether. That’s why I think minicaps provide signposts w/o being too revealing or too tiring to read.

  696. 696 : KDaddict Says:

    Oh, I wasn’t trying to insult those who like WildR. I know it can be fun in its own way. Just that I think METS is a more worthwhile show.

  697. 697 : Mic Says:

    @admin-691, thank you!

  698. 698 : Mic Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun and Ha Ga In birthday celebrations on the set. Credit to GeminiNguyen86. Ha looked really tired but it seems she is pretty much motionless on and off screen. 🙂


  699. 699 : KDaddict Says:

    What will happen next?
    This script doesn’t allow Hwon to take any initiative. Wol doesn’t want to rock the boat. YM wants to pretend Wol isn’t YW.
    I suspect it’ll be YW’s mother, who’ll be overwhelmed when she finds out that Wol is YW that she throws caution to the wind, n starts the fall of the dominoes.
    That’ll gives Hwon the perfect reason to bring down the Yoon gang: High Treason for Conspiring to kill the Prince Consort. One stone 2 birds.
    MinHwa was an “offering” in the voodoo practice. She may have been tricked into it, but she did it willingly in exchange for marrying Hwon. The heavens will want to extract a price of their own, won’t they? Besides exile, won’t she have to pay for it karma wise?
    Jang was forced into “killing” YW, and she saved YW’s life, I doubt that either Hwon or YW will stand to see her punished.
    Life in METS is very unfair to YangM, is all I can say!

  700. 700 : KDaddict Says:

    Thanks for the links. They all look so tired, as actors always do on these BTS clips. I feel as if the boys just managed to squeeze out the last ounce of energy for the cameras. HGI n JIW have both sprouted pimples fr lack of proper rest!

  701. 701 : Jennie Says:

    @KDaddict (636) Was reading backwards. Kind of late I know but I may have the answer as to why they have the torture scene. I may be wrong or gotten my scenes mixed up but I believe the torture scene is to add to BK’s crime in order that she receives the deserved punishment that will be meted out later. Before the torture scene, BK’s involvement was just obeying Yoon’s orders. She wasn’t evil, just ambitious I guess. So to make her character really bad, she instigates Wol’s punishment. She becomes real bad in viewers’ eyes and believe me, there’s so much hate for her that many are actually asking for her head! Just my 2 cents worth 😉

  702. 702 : KDaddict Says:

    Pt taken that BK makes a turn to the dark side there. But what I’m mad at is this script for allowing Hwon so little, in fact no, initiative in 10 eps (ep 7-16) now, for giving YangM no way out of his impasse as 2nd class nobility n his unrequited love, n its treatment of Yeom too, for just giving him nothing to do in the show. It’s not making active use of the chars n there is no movement in their situations. Frustrating all around, u know?

  703. 703 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Mic – 698

    KSH : “GOOD MORNING, SURPRISE”. Both Kim Soo Hyun, Jung Il Woo & the crew are giving Han Ga In a Birthday surprise celebration very early in the morning. She is still sleepy …. not warm up yet.

    I am surprise to see that KSH speaks that way off screen in HGI Birthday celebration. Its kind of funny but its good they are all having fun………… 😛 😛

    Mic, thanks so much for the links. I really enjoy it.

  704. 704 : OK OK OK Says:

    I really hope that by next Ep 17, the ratings will hit over 50% 🙂
    Aja aja – fighting.

  705. 705 : Mic Says:

    You’re welcome. Yes, I’ve noticed that in some dramas, the actresses had perfect skin and makeup at the beginning but towards the middle and the end of the filming, the foundation began to look cakey on their skin, no makeup could cover the lack of sleep on their faces. I remember clearly with BOF, and this one.

    @Ok Ok Ok-703
    You’re welcome. Kim was very cute with those remarks! 🙂

  706. 706 : banTai Says:

    of coz episode 17 will be new record again..many factor already consider that METS will be break the ratings..;it bcoz in ep 17:-
    -hwon already know who is wol
    -hwon tearsjerking scene
    -kiss scene will be appears
    -rating for drama wild romance will change to METS bcoz WR has end!!!
    sO.,it definitely around 45%??

  707. 707 : Charlie Says:

    @Mic 698,
    Thanks for the link.
    It’s such a coincidence that both HGI and KSH celebrated their birthdays at the drama set.
    It’s a surprise to see KSH talking off screen also like a king; the sentences were a little short, for a young kid. Maybe it’s for keeping the same momentum as in the drama.
    KSH didn’t know the surprise party was for HGI, therefore, no present; so was JIW. Poor kids, they didn’t even get a chance to wash their faces. JIW hadn’t washed his face for 40 hours. No wonder he had big pimple on his right cheek in last episode.
    Well, your hard works have been appreciated by all the audiences in SK and around the world. Keep up you good works.

  708. 708 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ banTai 706

    Base on what u says, it should be near to 50% or more for ep 17. he he he 🙂
    bc ep 16 already hit 46.1% on AGB Nielson — cheers !!!

  709. 709 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ banTai

    Oh some correction @ 708
    I agree with the 1st 3 points but not the last which you mention -“rating for drama wild romance will change to METS bcoz WR has end!!!”

    Don’t forget a new drama will also be shown after WR. So METS gd ratings got nothing to do with that (IMO) – the credit still goes to all the people involve in METS for putting such a wonderful performance. 🙂

  710. 710 : agave Says:

    I just finished episode 15 and I loved it!

    This is the direction I was hoping this show would take when I watched episode 13. That was why I enjoyed that episode so much. There were more enjoyable moments in episodes 13, 14 and 15 than there were in all of the earlier episodes for me.

    The storyline has gotten much better and everyone is doing well with their acting. I used to consider HGI the weak link acting-wise, but she was very good in episodes 14 and 15. I heard so many compliments about how well she did with her last scene in episode 14, but I was even more impressed with her acting in episode 15 because that was the way I wanted to see Wol from the beginning.

    Even though she had to downplay her personality in front of the king when she considered herself as Wol the shaman the audience should have been allowed to see Yeon Woo/Wol’s inner strength when she was in scenes with him. Having the character be so meek around Hwon is why I still cannot get into their love story.

    In contrast, Wol has always shown more personality when she was with Yang Myung. That’s why I enjoy their scenes together more than I enjoy Wol and Hwon’s scenes together. I have the same problem with Hwon’s scenes with Bo Kyung. Hwon and BK’s scenes are more interesting than his scenes with Wol because even Hwon and BK’s quieter scenes are more dynamic because Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Min Seo’s acting has taken their characters far beyond what the script allowed.

    I remember reading that KSH wasn’t the first choice for this role, but that he really wanted this role, so I think he went into this with something to prove and he succeeded far beyond expectations. This may do for his career what Boys Over Flowers did for Lee Min Ho’s career.

    I mentioned earlier how impressed I was with KMS because she had a much tougher role to fill because her character wasn’t given any depth in the beginning, so KMS had to use her non-verbal acting skills to give her character a depth that the writers had not intended at the time. I think the main reason why the writing started getting better for her was that she had received so much praise for her acting when she had so little to work with.

  711. 711 : agave Says:

    I loved, loved, loved the way Yang Myung was written in ep 15 because this was the first entire episode where he did not appear to be a pathetic love struck puppy. This is the way I was expecting this character to be when I first read the character description for him. In this episode, he had a sassy, carefree exterior, yet he still loved Wol and cared deeply about other people.

    The way he stepped in to help those poor people at the healing center brought back memories of when he jumped in to save Jan Shil so many years ago and also recently when she was kicked out of her home by the head shaman. This aspect of the character should have been played up more in earlier episodes, instead of having him follow Wol around like a little lost puppy.

    What I loved about this episode is that although he still clearly loves Wol, he was ready to leave after he made sure she was okay, until the nurses begged him to stay because they were in desperate need of his medical experience.

    Words cannot express how happy those scenes of him at that healing center made me because the character came to life for more than a few moments. I am also happy for JIW because I am finally starting to believe that this may turn out to be a decent role for him.

    I also have to give some love to the scenes between YM and Hwon and between YM and Woon. There is a powerful undercurrent of love and respect between each of these characters and I especially love seeing Woon get more opportunities to shine recently.

  712. 712 : mitch Says:

    …. love this kdrama very much! aigoo, last 4 episodes.. huhuhu.. i will surely miss the whole cast! 2 thumbs up for METS! excited for the succeeding episodes! AJA!

  713. 713 : Sheetal Says:

    Does anyone no where I can download all the eps with English subtitles ??

  714. 714 : Mic Says:


    You’re welcome. Yea, no time for shower! hahaha! I can understand, with their hectic filming schedule and all. Good they are filming in a cold winter!

  715. 715 : ***13*** Says:

    So glad I am watching this. For EVERY episode I am in suspense of what might happen next. Haven’t had that feeling for a while!!

  716. 716 : banTai Says:

    @ OK OK OK 709;

    yes.,maybe there are new drama replace WR..but there still not enough ,that why the drama that will replace WR just hve 4 episode..KBS already know if they put Equator Man to replace WR too early..it pretty sure they still lose to MBC bcoz METS on the way to the end.So they use that alternative..KBS n SBS have lost in the 1 round, so they make the drama that will end the sme time with METS.they want to start 2nd round with 0vs0vs0…so.,we were just see how
    King 2 Heart vs Equartor Man vs Rooftop Prince..will be air at the same time..but for me.,it look like MBC will concuer it again with K2H…

  717. 717 : theworstme Says:

    One of the best korean drama i’ve ever watched…. simply dbest! nice story , nice castings and good ratings… i hope this drama will hit 50% mark 🙂 DAEBAK!

  718. 718 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 716 banTai

    Wow, you really go all the way to explain. Nice Job. I only more alert on drama titles. What MBC, SBC, KBS …… I head spinning now. ha ha ha
    I didn’t even know METS is MBC production, until you mentioned.

    After METS, for wed show, I only looking forward to K2Hearts bc I love Lee Seung Gi & Ha Ji Won. As for Rooftop prince I like Micky Yuchun but e F lead -no special liking. (both dramas – I will watch)

    METS —— FIGHTING !!!!!!!!! 😉

  719. 719 : swift Says:

    I have watched so many KDramas, and was not interested with period drama themes but this drama beats all the rest of the KDramas I have watched so far. The story line is very deep and it helps with the actors and actresses making the story very believable. Hope they make these type of story more often.

  720. 720 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 719 Swift

    Would you like to consider Queen Seon Duk – all pitting against each other with MIND game. Very nice. 🙂

  721. 721 : banTai Says:

    @ OK OK OK;
    yeah….i’m really good about explanation..hahahahahahaha.
    maybe bcoz korean drama WAve around my head!! (“,)

  722. 722 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ banTai

    You definitely are !!!! Cheers 😛

  723. 723 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ agave – 710

    I went 2search f more news abt KSH re yr 6th pgraph. KAMSA HAMNDA 🙂
    Its v interesting 2know abt this news. All along I thought KSH is e 1st choice where as the rumours said Moon Geun Young was invited to be female lead but she wants e PD 2 change KSH to some1 else with more popularity b4 joining this drama but they r not willing 2 ….. & finally the female lead lands on HGI

    KSH suppose competitor is Park Shi Hoo,Micky Yoochun & Song Joong Ki. I don’t mind if its PSH or Micky. But for SongJK, I hv not seen him in leading role yet but he look too thin, too fair to be a strong king to me.

    KSH is also a natural great actor. Its proven here with high ratings. I am so glad KSH is the one. hehehe and he is so so so adorable 😛
    Wow, Luck is shining on KSH & HGI.


  724. 724 : OK OK OK Says:

    😆 😆
    Individual introduction of each actors, actresses role in METS

  725. 725 : dedo ^^ Says:

    i love this drama sooooo much and i love the 2 main actor and actress and i hope for these great series to have a happy end and not make us cry alot (and hurt our hears )>< work team fighting ^^ oh please put preview for ep 17 ……pllllllllllllleeeeeeaaaaaasssssssssssseeee

  726. 726 : Jennie Says:

    @OK OK OK (723) I wouldn’t group KSH together with Park Shi Hoo and Micky. These two are older and have already established themselves as actors very much in demand. Song Jong Ki and KSH have only recently risen in popularity and I would call them the new up and coming stars. All said and done all are very good actors. You should watch SJK in Deep Rooted Tree if you haven’t. His role was short but powerful and SJK established himself as a very talented actor, and not just one with a pretty face ( but he is chincha very very good looking 😉 )
    @KDaddict You really should restart Deep Rooted Tree (if you haven’t). Very similar but very different from Salaryman. Funny thing is that both arent romance dramas but they are still so good and both keep you interested and wanting more! Cast may look dull after SJK’s exit but the acting plus the script are first class!

  727. 727 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Jennie 726

    U r right. I hv not watched D R Trees. Its nice 2know Song Joong Ki (my sis always sing praises abt him) has turn out 2b a POWERFUL STRONG man bc all along he give me an impression that he is small built (I know he is tall), fair, gentle type. I just went 2visit his profile. Didn’t know i hv seen him in Precious Child, Triple, Will it snow in Christmas. My lasting impression on him is Sungkyungkwan S. Likes him there. 😉

    I came to know KSH 1st in 2009 – WISIChritmas and likes him very much bc his acting is very impressive. Know he will go very far when he grows a few yrs older & I m v happy he is successful now. hehehe.
    I only watch KSH in WISIC, DH1 & METS. Even I didn’t watch him in other drama, I know he will act well too – no doubt about it.

    Then I came to know Micky Yoochun in SKW Scandal in 2010. also impress by his acting. ha ha ha. Anyway, both are young men with gd acting skills – age diff only 2 yrs.

  728. 728 : Jennie Says:

    Seems like no Episode 17 for Wednesday due to football. No confirmed reports too whether it will be aired back to back on Thursday either. 🙁 Word also has it the finale will be bloody and at least one main character will be sacrificed. My guess is either the Queen or YM.

  729. 729 : Charlie Says:

    @Mic 714,
    Hahaha. Very funny.

  730. 730 : KDaddict Says:

    That’s why I said I was worried abt YangM. I don’t believe they’ll let him live. The queen is a goner, for sure, but we don’t mind that, do we? It’ll be bloody cos Yoon’s faction will not go without a fight.
    Yes, restarted DRT, but stopped. Have to re-restart after METS ends, n b4 RoofTP begins.
    No METS this Wed? That sucks.

  731. 731 : agave Says:

    Just finished ep 16:

    Kim Min Seo as Bo Kyung owned this episode. She has proven to be equally good with both small and big scenes. Watching her slowly unravel over the past few episodes and then seeing her completely lose it in ep 16 was riveting.

    I also loved the way Kim Soo Hyun handled the last scene when Hwon could no longer deny that Wol was Yeon Woo. It was painful to see how much guilt he felt for the way he had treated her when he believed she was only a shaman.

    I am also still loving the writing for Yang Myung because although he is still concerned about Wol, he no longer has that desperate, pathetic air he used to have. I love how he was ready to leave in ep 15, after he found out Wol was okay and I was afraid that ep 16 would have the character backsliding into the pathetic zone again.

    Thankfully, that did not happen and I am so pleased to see Jung Il Woo get some good scenes in these last few episodes. He has received a lot of attention for his part in TMETS from the beginning and I was concerned that the crappy writing for his character was not going to help him maintain the recent positive momentum his career has received because of the success of 49 Days and Flower Boys Ramyun Shop.

    I love YM’s scenes with his brother because I think they are more about YM trying to get Hwon to be more proactive than they are about him believing that suddenly Wol is going to start loving him instead of Hwon. I think he has resigned himself to the fact that Wol would never be with him and that’s one reason why he was able to let her go, just as we was also able to let the memory of YW go when he started having feelings for Wol.

    Even though he also realized that Wol was in love with Hwon, I don’t think he was worried about Hwon becoming interested in Wol and therefore putting his and her lives in danger and that’s why he was able to leave in episode 15 without worrying about their safety. Wol was safe at the medical center for the poor and Hwon was going to continue with business as usual as the king.

    The only thing I’m not happy with is that I don’t like how the writing isn’t showing how much YM cares about Hwon. If YM is one of the characters that is to die, I hope it’s more because he wants to save his brother than it is because he wants to save YW.

  732. 732 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Thought this episode was a little bit dragging but was redeemed by KMS and KSH’s acting in the last 10 minutes…best actors in this episode 🙂 I can’t get over the last scene with His Majesty as if his chest will literally explode in pain…poor boy! Oh, and noticed he has the perfect upper set of teeth (oooops!)…Not sure if everything will conclude on ep 20 and it just prolongs the agony (am at) if this extends to a further 4 eps. Thought 20 eps – just enough! Still Fighting!

  733. 733 : a ffffffffffFIRE! Says:

    wow!! the ratings….

  734. 734 : agave Says:

    @ Charlie – 654

    Charlie, you were right because I wasn’t disappointed with YM’s part in ep 15. I also loved him in ep 16. Like you, I am more interested in how YM is written than I am in his getting the girl. In fact, the romance element in TMETS is the weakest part of this drama for me because I think the writers dropped the ball when it came to trying to get me to become interested in YW/Wool as the romantic interest for either YM or Hwon.

    Although I realize YW and Hwon will be together at the end, I am not invested in their relationship and I blame the writing for this. For some reason the writers seemed to believe that they didn’t have to do much to make the audience buy that Wol/YW and Hwon’s connection remained strong when they became adults, despite YW’s amnesia. That was a fatal mistake for me.

    @ OK OK OK – 661

    I share your wish that JIW choose a lead role with a good script for his next drama. As much as I am enjoying him as YM recently, I don’t want to see him as a second lead for his next drama, especially if it means that he doesn’t get much screen time and loses out on love.

    @ OK OK OK – 663

    I agree that the actress who plays Yeon Woo and Yeom’s mother, Yang Mi Kyung, is a wonderfully gifted natural actress and it is always a pleasure to watch her because I know I’m going to get a heartbreaking scene where she shows how much she misses her daughter. I am looking forward to seeing YW reunite with her and Yeon.

  735. 735 : banTai Says:

    even JIW is a star.., but i think he is better to be the 2nd lead here..
    bcoz like the source already said.,”How METS will going on without KSH..
    KSH deserve to be lead cast! just like how OutStandinG his performance!!

  736. 736 : OKK OK OK Says:

    @ 735 banTai

    Don’t get me wrong. Yes JIW is better to be the 2nd lead here… bc we are comparing him with actor Joo Won who was originally cast as Prince Yang Myung, but dropped out of the show due to Ojakgyo Brothers being extended. 🙂


  737. 737 : OKK OK OK Says:

    1st time I got to know JIL from Take Care of Agassi. When he appear, it brightens the show & he attracts me but later I then know he is not the lead. I stop at Ep 5.
    I only watch his drama — COMPLETE – only in 49 days. His luck not so gd bc when he is the leading man, he was matched with female lead cast which was not so pretty or adorable. Not from A list. 🙁

  738. 738 : OKK OK OK Says:

    @ 737

    ooops … typo error. I am talking about Jung Il Woo 😛

  739. 739 : agave Says:

    @banTai – 735

    We were talking about JIW being the lead in his next drama, not this drama. Even if he had been offered the lead in this drama, there is no way he would have taken it because I believe he was filming Flower Boy Ramyum Shop when they were casting for the lead for TMTETS. He almost didn’t take this supporting role because he was just finishing up FBRS when it was offered to him. I think he accepted the role as YM because he thought it was an interesting role and because it was not the lead.

    @OKK OK OK – 737

    I liked JIW’s leading ladies in both of the dramas where he was the lead, Return of Iljimae and Flower Boy Ramyun Shop. I think both actresses are attractive women, so I don’t have any complaints about them. I am not a fan of cutesy actresses, so I would be disappointed if JIW was stuck with one of those actresses in his future dramas. As for A-list actresses, they do not guarantee good ratings or good dramas, so I have never had an issue with that either.

    One reason why I would hate to see JIW with a cutesy actress as his romantic lead is because I like to see passionate kisses and cutesy actresses are either terrible kissers or their PDs think it would be better to preserve their cutesy images by making sure their kisses aren’t too sensual. This results in the kind of dry, dull kissing scenes I hate.

  740. 740 : Jennie Says:

    @sweet (686) Hi there. Sorry for late reply but better late than never 😀 Sharing a strand of Micky’s hair with you guys? Hmm, there’s so many such request for that, I fear that my poor darling would probably go bald at this rate 😀 😀 but since you’re so sweet, I suppose I can afford one short little one for you only 😉 What dramas are you watching currently? Am following Ojak Bros, Dream High2, Just You and Salaryman on TV and METS and Shutup Flower BB online Am a couple of episodes behind for them all except METS. It’s the only one I am up-to-date with.

  741. 741 : OKK OK OK Says:

    @ 739 agave

    Cuteness and (adorable/pleasant look) – to me is a very different meaning.

    I DON’T LIKE ACTRESS WHO CAN ONLY ACT CUTE BUT CANNOT ACT – no matter how gorgeous or pretty they are. If acting is out, I don’t think they can sustain their popularity.

    BUT BUT BUT – Leading roles — MUST BE PLEASANT to audience eyes. Its a very important factor in the acting industry bc they will be appearing almost 90% of the show time.

    PLEASANT PLEASING LOOKS will definitely makes the actors actresses climb the ladder of success much much more easier – BESIDES GOOD ACTING in show business. 🙂

  742. 742 : OKK OK OK Says:

    @ agave

    As the for kissing from some actress, I don’t think its the PD’s idea. I think its the actress themselves whom they want to maintain a PURE image to their fans – which I hate. If you are an actress, then act it out well. What so difficult, right? We will not think they are not PURE, we will think wow, so sweet, you are definitely in love with this guy. hahahahaha 😛

  743. 743 : OKK OK OK Says:

    @ Agave 741

    But don’t get me wrong again. My meaning to PLEASANT PLEASING LOOKS – doesn’t mean the leading roles must be very super gorgeous, pretty or very handsome.
    Its its —- Do I feel good, comfortable watching them act ….
    Its the X – factor — the leading actors actress must have. 😆

  744. 744 : yoRoseberry Says:

    episode 20 finish soon… we are waiting for the love story between the moon and sun… awesome..!

  745. 745 : agave Says:

    OKK OK OK – 741

    Thanks for explaining that you consider cute and adorable/pleasant as two different things because there are the same to me, so I was confused.

    I agree that audiences need to enjoy watching actors to enjoy their roles, but what is pleasing to one person may not be pleasing enough to another person, so it’s hard to generalize about what will appeal to most viewers. Especially since most actors are considered attractive.

    I also agree that acting ability is very important because an actor’s talent is more important to me than his or her looks. Beautiful actors are common, but those actors that I enjoy enough to follow their careers are very rare.

    To use JIW as an example, you know I am a fan, but when I first saw him in his first scenes in Iljimae, I thought he was just another good-looking actor, so I wasn’t impressed because he didn’t have any dialogue in those first scenes. However, by the end of that drama, I was JIW fan because he impressed me with his talent.

  746. 746 : agave Says:

    @ OKK OK OK – 742

    If those stiff boring kissing scenes are because of the actors and not the PDs, then that supports my concerns about hoping that JIW doesn’t get stuck with the wrong actress as his romantic lead for future roles. I would hate to see him stuck with an actress who is so concerned about her image that she forgets that she is an actress during kissing scenes. I just don’t understand how an actor can have that kind of attitude because it limits their ability to act.

    @ OKK OK OK – 743

    I understand what you mean about that X-Factor because when we love certain actors, those actors have that X-Factor for us. It’s not that they are better looking than other actors, it’s just that we find them more appealing for some reason.

    For instance, there are a lot of popular leading actors that I am not excited about. I can look at them and see that they are good actors and that many are good-looking, but I don’t get excited about them. That’s because to me they lack that hard to define X-Factor that appeals to me.

    Actors who become popular are popular because they appeal to many, but no actor will appeal to everyone equally. That’s why there will always be disagreements about who is the best actor and who is the best looking. 🙂

  747. 747 : joSY Says:

    just like SamDong and KSH never be apart.
    no other actor can be potray King Hwon just the way KSH make it..king Hwon exist just with KSH..incredible,awesome,superb, and absolutely no word to impress the perfectional of KSH acting!!!!!!!!

  748. 748 : Charlie Says:

    Dear admin,
    That annoying SHARE popup is showing again after being absent for a month.
    Could you disable it, at least for smaller devices such as iPhone?

  749. 749 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK,
    When and why have you become OKK OK OK? Or is that one of your many sisters? 🙂

  750. 750 : Charlie Says:

    I’m so glad I found a company here. I couldn’t agree more with you. I also first saw JIW in The Lady and “felt in love” right away. I think this is so called Chemistry, why you’d love one but not the other. Since then I had digged up all the drama he was in, leading or not. I just love to see him on the screen (in real life would be even better:)).
    I have to get back to this later. The popup is making typing on my iPhone impossible. Later.

  751. 751 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ KDaddict – 749

    Hi, thanks for telling me. Wow, your eyes is so sharp.
    OKK OK OK – typo error that I didn’t realize.
    Wow, one whole page in page 30. I corrected in Feast of the Gods before submitting the msg but didn’t realise the mistake starts from here. hehehehehehe. Yes. It is still me – OK OK OK 😉

  752. 752 : tc Says:

    @Agave – 734

    I agree with you on the point of romance been the weakest part of this drama. I am surprised that the writer did not provide enough romantic scenes during adulthood between Hwon and Wol and relied mainly on playback of childhood scenes to get the audience invested in the relationship between the OTPs. Since this drama is centered on romance thread and not political saga, I am surprised that it has such low level of skinship ( no kissing scene by the end of episode 16 out of 20!)

    Noticed that some Korean actresses actually cut down on passionate romantic scenes after they got married and HGI may have feel the same. Luckily, KSH’s awesome acting managed to carry the drama through and convince the viewers on how great his love is towards YW/Wol. So if there is going to be a kiss scene in episode 17 , I won’t complain on whether the kiss scene turns out well coz beggars can’t be choosy!

  753. 753 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-751,
    I don’t understand why you’ve to type it in. On my computer, my Name n Mail boxes r already automatically filled in after the v first time I registered. Aren’t they on yours?

    Beggars can’t be choosers! So succinctly put! At this pt, viewers will go nuts whatever little skinship they display! Anything, anything at all! 😉

  754. 754 : Charlie Says:

    This is continuing my 750.

    I’m not sure if you watched the first High Kick. JIW was only 19 when the drama was started. He was as cute as a puppy. At beginning, you can see he looked a little uncomfortable in acting, but he got better later on. It’s a family drama, so he didn’t have much screen time in most episodes, but a little bit of him is still worth it. Some of the episodes are very funny.

    JIW is very handsome in the kissing scenes in the FBRS. When the show was aired, I thought the story was a little bit of too childish. These days, you just can’t find many kids with such innocence in them. But in the two leads close-up scenes, they were so hot, JIW looks like a good kisser 🙂 I know the girl wasn’t as pretty as JIW, but she wasn’t suppose to and she had some comic sense that was acceptable to me. So that show was very entertaining to me as well.

  755. 755 : Charlie Says:

    OK OK OK,
    Did you watch the first High Kick?
    In that drama, JIW’s mom liked to say the most wass “OK” 🙂

  756. 756 : Charlie Says:

    Sorry. Was.
    Sometimes, she said “OK, OK, OK”. 😉

  757. 757 : Charlie Says:

    In TMES, the OTP should have great chemistry based on their childhood story and and scenes created by the children. But from the two grown-ups, I just don’t see it at all in them. I think the PDnm didn’t see it either, that’s why there were not many romantic scenes between the two leads. 😉
    I think the age difference is the big obstacle in this. I just can’t picture KSH and HGI as a cute romantic couple, HGI looks too mature and KSH is just a kid (becoming a young man).

  758. 758 : Charlie Says:

    I’m not sure why some people think killing YM for saving the king was a worth cause. If the king’s position was so vulnerable, then he’s a pathetic king and shouldn’t continue to occupy the throne. If the king can’t even protect himself, what could he do for his people and who would need such king! Just my two cents.
    I’m really anticipated to the ending.

  759. 759 : starlite222 Says:

    Synopsis Summary for Episode 17 of The Moon Embracing the Sun (The Moon that Embraces the Sun / The Sun and the Moon)

    Title: (unconfirmed) The sun embracing the moon

    Hwon who finally resolved all the mysteries is shouting and sobbing grievingly. He goes to infirmary care house to find Yeon Woo, and hugs her firmly and passionately.

    But suddenly a masked assassin appears at the infirmary to lay murderous hand on Yeon Woo. While Yang Myung, Woon and Hwon are in the tussle with assassin to protect Yeon Woo, Yang Myung threws off assassin, grabs the hand of Yeon Woo and runs away.

    On the other hand, Yoon Dae Hyung who didn’t manage to capture Yeon Woo secretly commands the sending of assassin to Seongsucheong to assassination state shaman Nok Young.

    While Hwon recalls the scene of Yang Myung brought away Yeon Woo, his expression in the eyes becomes indifferent and stern.

    Cr: Asian drama

  760. 760 : admin Says:

    @Charlie (748 & 750),

    This new share box won’t disturb any user because it will HIDE to the left if the visitor is using the smaller size screen or mobile phone to browse this website.

    We already test it with different size of screen and also different mobile phone, it’s work fine.

  761. 761 : KDaddict Says:

    If you think YM dying to save YW/Wol is good for you or good enough, then why not him dying to save Hwon, his beloved brother? I hate seeing him die either way, but then there isn’t too much diff which one of the two he dies to save, becos saving one is like saving the other, rt? If Hwon dies, YW will be devastated, n vice versa. So when he saves one, he actually saves both–he saves one fr death n the other one with a heartache that is as bad as death itself.

  762. 762 : ***13*** Says:

    Gosh this thing only gets better and better!!! cant control my self with the excitement building inside of me to watch episode 17 😀

  763. 763 : caca Says:

    Guys, you should see the preview of ep 17 now!!!

  764. 764 : Emma Says:

    when is released the 17th episode? I heard that will be released earlier. but I’m not shure, i need a confirmation.

  765. 765 : Emma Says:

    soory for the comment, i made a mistake

  766. 766 : chandeula Says:

    never mind i watch drama like this :’)
    the best seguk drama :O

  767. 767 : moo Says:

    Link to the preview of ep 17!!!


    Arghhh…I cant wait!!

  768. 768 : admin Says:

    @moo (767),

    Thanks for the link.

    We just update All Episode Preview together with the Episode Title for each episode on the post.

    Please take a look.

  769. 769 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Moo – 767

    Thanks for the link of – preview ep 17

    I like KSH & HGI to be together. Wow, hugs and kisses. How lucky HGI is…. 😛
    I also feel sad now. From Ep 17 onwards — I want to be WOL.

  770. 770 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ KDaddict & Charlie

    I will answer your questions later Okay. Just came back from eating and shopping. After bathing, going to watch my Lights & Shadows Ep 27 now. hee hee. See you.

  771. 771 : Charlie Says:

    @761 KDaddict,
    Because the king have the best protection and even the Qeen’s gang wouldnt hurt him But on the other hand, YW/Wol doesn’t have anyone to protect her, maybe besides YM. The king and Wol, if one die then the other one would die, their past or history had proofed otherwise. One die, the other one still lived as a king and married with a queen. Life goes on.
    Saving Wol, YM is saving the girl he had loved for so many years, yes, to me, it’s better cause.

  772. 772 : Charlie Says:

    @admin 760,
    I’d love to send your a screen shot but I don’t think iPhone has such feature or at least I don’t know now.
    It doesn’t bother me when I read but when I type in the comment , it moves to the center and covers the text entering field, especially when I zoom in. Please try it, then Gould know what I mean.

  773. 773 : Charlie Says:

    @Moo 767,
    Thanks for the link to the preview of 17.
    Finally the king and Wol “two become one” 😉
    And YM got in that pathetic position again – couldn’t do anything but crying 🙁
    Aren’t all the women king’s women in the olden days?! What can you do Prince YM, you can never win.

  774. 774 : Moo Says:

    @ Admin, Ok Ok Ok and Charlie
    Pleasure is all mine in providing the preview link of episode 17 to all the avid fans of METS.

    @Charlie I know right…finally the King and YW/Wol have long awaited romantic scene together and as for YM, all I can say is you really cant change the heart of people that are in love. I feel your pain prince YM.

    I like the part where Prince YM draw his sword to Hwon. I guess he had just about enough that he kept losing to the King. Maybe they need to fight it out to get closer together. Usually man need to fight between each other to feel the love …:)

  775. 775 : Charlie Says:

    @Moo 774.
    Some how I don’t see or feel the brotherly love when it’s involved with the royal family in KDrama. 😉

  776. 776 : OK OK OK Says:

    KDaddict – 753

    After I on my computer each time, the name required is blank. I just need to type in my name once and it will stays till I switch off my computer. 🙂
    I think diff from yours.

    Do you know why I didn’t notice the mistake. I was watching Feast of the Gods ep 8 and at the same time came to METS to send msg to Agave. So switching the screen here and there – very busy till I didn’t notice the typo error ha ha 🙂

  777. 777 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Charlie 755 & 756

    No, I didn’t watch HIGH KICK at all. Its too long and I think there are laughter behind each drama right? I don’t like that kind of show. 🙂
    But I know the ratings is very high. Many people like it. Maybe I will try in future. 🙂

  778. 778 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Charlie 757 & those who said Han Ga In looks too mature for Kim Soo Hyun

    Kim Soo Hyun Birth: 1988-Feb-16 age 24
    Jung Il Woo Birth: 1987-Sept-09 age 25
    Kim Min Seo Birth: 1984-Mar-16 age 28
    Han Ga In Birth: 1982-Feb-02 age 30

    Base on age, Han Ga In (Wol) is the eldest.
    Base on appearance, Kim Min Seo (Bokyung ) looks the oldest.

    1. My family and my friends thinks that Han Ga In looks very young & beautiful & very compatible to Kim Soo Hyun in METS.

    2. Kim Min Seo acts as Bokyung. She looks alright in modern drama in Baby Face Beauty but in METS, she does not looks young opp Kim Soo Hyun. Not as a wife, not even as an older sister but rather look more like an ajumma. – FYI, I was shocked, I immediately checked KMS profile for her real age bc i couldn’t believe how come an ajumma acting opp KSH. 😛

  779. 779 : ***13*** Says:

    Just watched episode 17 preview, ohhh myyyy godddddd I am dying here, cant wait a minute to watch it. Although I used to hate Wednesdays but now I just cant wait for them to arrive!!

  780. 780 : Lily228 Says:

    @ 778 OK OK OK

    I absolutely agree with you 😉

    Han Ga In – aja aja fighting 🙂

    KSH & HGI very compatible – Cheers! Sarang 🙂 😉

  781. 781 : Jennie Says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed that METs will be shown tomorrow night. The network released both the preview and pictures together to get us viewers all so excited. Maybe they hope to get more than 50% in ratings, which I think will be archieved easily for this episode! 17.

  782. 782 : Charlie Says:

    History making.

  783. 783 : Charlie Says:

    @OK OK OK 778,
    Good for you.

  784. 784 : gladz Says:

    hope it will have a happy ending

  785. 785 : gladz Says:

    hope for happy ending

  786. 786 : Angie Says:

    ‘Unexpected You’, another high ratings drama after Ojakgyo Brothers

    it’s only 2 episode but the rating already hit 30%.


  787. 787 : admin Says:

    @Charlie 772,

    It’s work fine in iPhone.

    Here is the screen shot when i type the comment in iPhone.


  788. 788 : agave Says:

    @ tc – 752

    What’s even worse about the lack of skinship in TMTETS is that I heard that the novel it is based on is pretty steamy. When this drama first started, I remember reading several comments about how certain parts of the novel was like soft porn. If that’s true, then what happened with the televised version?

    The average drama would have had at least one kiss between the OTP by this time. For this drama, where the romance is the only storyline, the lack of of skinshop between the OTP is even more glaring. Who knew that the skinship highlight of the first 16 episodes would be when Hwon grabbed Wol when he woke up several episodes ago? That’s pathetic.

    The one good news for fans of the OTP is that this PD seems to take criticisms to heart, so he may ramp up the skinship scenes in these last few episodes to try to make up to not having enough earlier.

  789. 789 : agave Says:

    @ tc – 752

    Oops! I forgot to respond to the rest of your post.

    That is unfortunate news about how some Korean actresses actively reduce their passionate romantic scenes after they get married. Bummer. Now I will have to find out if an actress is married before I watch k-dramas in the future so that I can prepare myself to be disappointed.

    Why is it this way? Are their fans forcing these actresses to make this decision? Do their fans give them a hard time if they are too passionate in their romantic scenes, especially after they get married? If so, then that’s a damned shame because an actor’s ability to act doesn’t have anything to do with whether they are in a relationship or not.

    Now, all of those comments I have been seeing about wondering if HGI’s husband will allow her to have steamy scenes have taken on new meaning. I thought they were just jokes before, but now I am I wonder if many of those who made those comments were serious.

    Based on this info, I think you have the right attitude about not expecting too much from the upcoming kiss. I would be surprised if it is more than the standard, bland k-drama kiss. I hope they at least work the camera angles so that the kiss looks more substantial.

  790. 790 : Charlie Says:

    @admin 787,
    I’d love to share my screenshot to proof that I don’t share the same view.
    Would you mind to teach me how to take the screenshot?

  791. 791 : agave Says:

    @ Charlie – 754

    I recently found out that the first High Kick is on Drama Fever, so I watched a few episodes. I don’t know when I will find the time to watch the entire series because it is so long. From what I saw, I loved JIW in that series. You’re right, he is absolutely adorable. From watching him in that series, now I know why some of his fans miss his “chubby cheeks” because they are so pinchable. 🙂

    JIW was incredible in FBRS. I became a fan after I watched Return of Iljimae, but FBRS was when I realized that I will give any future project JIW does a chance. I almost didn’t give that show a chance because it seemed to be too silly for my taste. I am not a fan of shows that focus on the cuteness of high school flower boys, so I rarely bother to watch them.

    I decided to check it out after I read a few positive DramaBeans reviews to see if I agreed. After the first episode I was interested and after the third I was hooked. What I liked about that drama was that for all of the silliness, there were interesting, cohesive threads that pulled everything together. Each episode was like a mini-story that kept growing until the end. I also loved how well the titles of the episodes suited each episode.

    The reason I became such a strong JIW fan is that he was why that drama worked for me because if the wrong actor had been cast as Cha Chi Soo, then no matter how good the rest of the cast was, FBRS would never have worked for me. To me, that character was sort of like a barometer because his reactions let the audience know how seriously they should take certain scenes.

    And, the kissing scenes, oh my word… the kissing scenes were incredible and what made them even better is that there was a good build up for them from earlier scenes because Cha Chi Soo skillfully used his sensuality and charm long before those incredible kisses. He was this odd, delightful mix of a spoiled boy and a hot as hell man..

    FBRS was a strange show and Cha Chi Soo was a strange character because they were both a mix of silly and serious and they were also goofy and sensual.

    I really enjoyed that show and it was one of the few that I was sorry to see end because there was still a lot of story left to tell. It felt like it was just entering the next phase when it ended.

  792. 792 : agave Says:

    @ OK OK OK – 778 and @ Charlie 757

    I think Han Ga In looks good with Kim Soo Hyun and I also think Kim Min Seo looks good with him. Even though Kim Soo Hyun has such a baby face, he has done a good job in playing a mature king, so his baby face doesn’t bother me.

  793. 793 : Jennie Says:

    @admin I have the same problem as Charlie. I am using the IPhone. Although it is very much better than before, part of the Reply Box is covered and we cannot see what we are typing. It happens when we enlarge to a certain size and when the keyboard comes up. It becomes more annoying when the Share Box keeps shifting around as we type. The only way is to reduce the screen size but the font becomes too small then.

  794. 794 : admin Says:

    @charlie(790) & Jennie (793),

    Thanks for inform us regarding this issue.

    We already contact the related Specialist regarding this issue and HOPE they will release the new version of this Share Box Plugin soon. Because we can not disable this function on iPhone at this moment.

    Sorry for any convenience caused to the iPhone user when typing comment.

  795. 795 : wee Says:

    cant wait for tonite….sad that they are not going to extend the show..hope the story will ended well n nice and not too rush without having further details….

  796. 796 : Lily228 Says:

    @ 792 agave

    Sorry, I CANNOT AGREE with you that Kim Min Seo looks good with Kim Soo Hyun. Not compatible at all. She really looks like an ajumma here.

    Looks aside, she has never capture my attention bc her acting is only surface level/shallow.

    But, good in that sense bc KSH will never fall for KMS and viewers will feel good & satisfy that she will never capture KSH’s heart. 😉

  797. 797 : kim Chiu Says:

    gusto kita kim Soo hyun

  798. 798 : agave Says:

    @ Lily228 – 796

    Hi Lily,

    It doesn’t matter whether you agree with me nor does it matter if I agree with you. I do not have a problem with the looks of any of the actors, so that has never been an issue for me. I never shared the complaints about HGI being too old for the role of YW/W and I do not share your opinion about KMS.

    You think Kim Min Seo is not a good actress? Really!? That’s interesting and it goes to show that we don’t all share the same opinion because most commentators have been very impressed with her acting.

    When you use the actors names in your last paragraph, you really mean the characters they play, right?

    I ask because I know some fans have a bad habit of shipping the actors when they love the characters they play and I find that practice disturbing, so I want to make sure I understand what you mean.

  799. 799 : nizam Says:

    just fall in love with HGI…
    very lovely person..
    I just wish to be @ korean to meet HGI..
    just my 2 cent..
    HGI was match with KSH..
    seriously.. even she 6 yrs older..
    yeah my sweet HGI.
    sarang ge.

  800. 800 : Lily228 Says:

    @ 798 agave

    Let’s be subjective and not objective here.

    Simply as mentioned Personal Opinion -> Different Standard & Depth that we look for …… 😉


  801. 801 : KDaddict Says:

    That’s why the younger cast works so well: Everyone of them looks their age n their part. They were generally convincing as to who they were.
    Yang M was 18; Yeom- 16; Woon is also abt 16 or 17; Hwon-15; YW-13; BK-13; MinHwa-12.
    Viewers were happy w them.
    Change to the adult cast, n the first thing you notice is the age differences don’t seem quite right going by the looks (not necessarily the age) of the actors.
    We won’t argue abt who is pretty n who isn’t becos that is subjective.
    But at least, in the adult cast, Yeom doesn’t look 2 years younger than YM, only a year older than Hwon, etc. Hwon doesn’t look a year older than Wol or BK. It just means that we have to suspend disbelief more often. That’s when they get more disagreement. Some ppl can go along n believe, while some can’t.

  802. 802 : joSY Says:

    In this interview by the PD of TMETS, he talks about our Kim Soo Hyun. Here’s that part. Read the rest of the article at link.

    Q: Do you satisfied with the acting of the actors?

    “Lead actor Kim Soo Hyun interprets very good the image of wanting to become a good king yet having a little uneasy. He is an actor with both rational and emotional acting style. A lot of young actors look into the mirror to practice lines, but Kim Soo Hyun always ponders alone. I feel that he is not thinking about how to shoot each scene, but pondering the nature of acting.”

  803. 803 : joSY Says:


    Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In finally stage the kiss scene.

    The still photos that were released on February 28th, 2012 for MBC hit drama The Moon Embracing the Sun show that Yeon Woo who is wearing the cute hair accessory and gorgeous hanbok is having a date with Hwon in the study room. They exchange hairpins to confirm their hearts to each other and display the affectionate look of the twos.

    The immersive expression into his role by Kim Soo Hyun is particularly eye-catching. He silently looks at Yeon Woo who is reading, can’t help but reveal the love and miss for her for the last 8 years, touching the hearts. When Han Ga In knows the true meaning of the phoenix hairpin that was exchange when childhood, she unable to restrain and burst into a rage of tears, moving the whole production team on the scene.

    Especially on the day of shooting, the acting of Kim Soo Hyun gazing eyes were superb. The appearance of Kim Soo Hyun who looks at Yeon Woo who is reading book is impressive. The acting of Han Ga In has also won the praises of staff crews.

    The crew said, “To use eyes’ expression to express the lines, it’s really good,” “The romantic terminator in the drama!” “If the shooting like today can continue going forward, there is no problem with staying up all night!” and so on.

  804. 804 : banTai Says:

    @ joSY ;
    when i read this part –
    He is an actor with both rational and emotional acting style. A lot of young actors look into the mirror to practice lines, but Kim Soo Hyun always ponders alone. I feel that he is not thinking about how to shoot each scene, but pondering the nature of acting.

    and this part – the acting of Kim Soo Hyun gazing eyes were superb. The appearance of Kim Soo Hyun who looks at Yeon Woo who is reading book is impressive. The acting of Han Ga In has also won the praises of staff crews.

    The crew said, “To use eyes’ expression to express the lines, it’s really good,” “The romantic terminator in the drama!

    i know that you want to tell us ‘KSH acting is DAEBAK’..thanks for yr cut!

  805. 805 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 802 & 803 joSY

    Thank you very much. I love to read the good news about KSH & HGI.

    Really looking forward to Ep 17 & the rest — ratings Sure over 50%

    The 2 links you mentioned are 🙂

    Re 802
    Q: Do you satisfied with the acting of the actors?


    Re – 803
    Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In finally stage the kiss scene.


  806. 806 : Charlie Says:

    @Jennie 793,
    Thank you for your support.
    All along, I sounded like a grouch and a lier.

  807. 807 : Charlie Says:

    @agave 791,
    Well put on FBRS. Bravo.
    For me, no particular reasons, I just love him and enjoyed all the dramas he was in. 😉

  808. 808 : Charlie Says:

    @KDadicct 801,
    Count me in the CAN’T group. If there weren’t kids casts, I maybe in the MAYBE group. But with the gorgeous first few episodes, I defiantly in the CAN’T group now. The contrast is just too big.
    Who are you filing?!

  809. 809 : Charlie Says:

    Sorry. Typo in my last line of my previous comment.
    It should be fooling. 😉

  810. 810 : KDaddict Says:

    @Charlie-809, 809,
    You ask: Who are they fooling? Well, they are trying to fool everyone.
    To me, HGI n KMS don’t look a year younger than Hwon; Yeom doesn’t look 1 year older than Hwon, etc. I find the discrepancy is distracting.
    But it’s now the national drama, so enough ppl r going along for the ride.

  811. 811 : moo Says:

    The kiss is finally here …

  812. 812 : angelene mitchell Says:

    great drama and very refreshing, all actors are excellent in their roles. The use of facial expressions and eye contact says a lot about the skill level of these young actor. Who cares about the age difference or the looks, we are getting great acting.

  813. 813 : moo Says:

    The long awaited first kiss ….awww so cute. Above link was their second kiss.

  814. 814 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 811 @ 813 moo

    Thank you so much for the kiss link.
    Both KSH & HGI are very professional and adorable. 😛

    I really enjoy it. Hope to watch Ep 17 with sub ASAP.

  815. 815 : KDaddict Says:

    Wow! That is a Full 40 second panoramic view of their kiss, with the camera swirling around and around! I guess everyone who has seen it can sleep well tonight.
    @moo, thanks for the links.

  816. 816 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Moo

    Thank you so much again for both the links. The number i typed in was correct but my earlier msg was under ‘moderation’ due to the 2 links I helped joSy to submit.

    You are really fast to upload the video of Ep 17 – THE KISSES
    After watching the kisses of KSH & HGI & they are happily together,
    hehhehehe. I can sleep well now. Meeting them tomorrow morning 🙂

  817. 817 : moo Says:


    They really want to capture the kiss scene. I guess to make up what the viewer has been wanting to see all this while although the camera swirling make me a tad nausea ….. 🙂

    I shall go to bed beaming with satisfaction. lol

  818. 818 : Charlie Says:

    Thanks for the link.
    HGI looks better and younger in this episode, acts better too. So I guess what one wears does make a big difference.
    Long waited kiss, is pretty long; the “vampire prosecutor” won’t like it. 😉
    I can’t wait to go home to watch the whole episode.

  819. 819 : wazabi Says:

    omo omo omo..KSH,just awesome. love this episode so much’so sweet…….HGI so beautiful’

  820. 820 : Mari Says:

    Ep. 17 recap http://soulsrebel.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/the-moon-that-embraces-the-sun-e17-recap-coming-up/#more-20056

  821. 821 : agave Says:

    Good job. 🙂

    It is a standard k-drama kiss, but the PD used creative camera angles to enhance it. That is what I was hoping they would do, since I knew we weren’t going to get a passionate kiss.

  822. 822 : agave Says:

    @ Charlie- 807

    So far, I also love everything I have seen JIW in, but I haven’t seen Take Care of the Lady yet. I think you are the first JIW fan I’ve seen who loves that drama. Most of his fans who comment online were bitterly disappointed with the writing for this character in that drama.

    I want to give it a try, but I am going to prepare myself for disappointment first because I am concerned that JIW did not like his performance because he did not understand his character during the filming of that drama. Although he blamed himself, I think it is clear that the problem was with the weird, directionless writing and not with his acting ability because the leading lady had the same problem that JIW had.

  823. 823 : Charlie Says:

    @agave 822,
    Did I say I loved The Lady? Woops. I did say I loved all JIW’s dramas. When I said that, in the back of my mind, I didn’t count that one in, although it was my very first JIW drama. It’s not great, but it’s not as bad as you need to prepare. It was OK for me. It’s because I’m also a Yoon Eun Hye’s fan and it was also the drama that introduced JIW to me, so no complain. But the story is a little boring, trying to hard to show the difference between the rich and poor; so was the leading man and supporting actresses. What bothered me the most was the writer turned JIW to a bad guy (I think) in the end. That pissed me off a little. But overall, I got to see two of my favorites in one show, that wasn’t bad deal.
    Did you know that Song Jun Ki also showed up there briefly?

  824. 824 : Charlie Says:

    If we keep talking about JIW, we’d get thrown out of here. 😉

  825. 825 : Angie Says:

    Ooo… what happened to the ratings, it’s drop significant.

    🙁 🙁 🙁

  826. 826 : moo Says:

    @ Angie, It might be the football!! World Cup qualifier 🙂

  827. 827 : OK OK OK Says:

    Wow, Ep 17 — so sweet. So many sweet moments — Wol & Lee Hwon.

    Never mind. All have put up a good show. Aja aja fighting…..
    KSH, HGI, JIW & Song Jae Rim (Woon) 😛 😛

  828. 828 : KDrama852 Says:

    Amazing concept and a stellar first few episodes! However the drama was ruined by a terrible adult cast. The lead female actress is particularly horrible. They should not have used such a strong and talented child cast if they were planning on using such a horrendous adult cast.

  829. 829 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ admin

    Could you please add Song Jae Rim (Woon) name under The Palace in this page? Lee Hwon close bodyguard. He acted well too.

    Kamsa Hamnida 🙂

    @reply to OK OK OK from admin – He already in the list under main cast (Please check before you request us to do something in the future).

  830. 830 : agave Says:

    @ Angie – 825

    The ratings drop for TMTETS is probably because there was confusion about whether episode 17 would air in its usual time slot. I thought I remember reading that ep 17 was going to air a day later just before ep 18.

    @ Charlie – 823/824

    Somehow many of my posts seem to go back to JIW, so I am prepared to be booted for the cause. 🙂

    That’s interesting info about The Lady. It does help if you were fans of the other actors. Since I know what to expect, it probably won’t be as bad as I am expecting, because I am not expecting much.

    Song Jun Ki was in that drama briefly? Now, I am even more curious to see it.

  831. 831 : Brenda Says:

    So Luv – ep 17 – so many sweeeeeeet moments – Luv luv luv HGI & KSH.

  832. 832 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Admin

    Thank you very much for your quick response. Cholsum Hamnida.

    I checked a few times scrolling up and down for Woon’s name but just could not find it. I even surf other net for his real name before I put the request. Ha Ha
    I didn’t know his full name in the show is call Kim Chae Woon and its under the Main Cast.

    Very sorry to trouble you. 🙂

    @reply to OK OK OK from admin – It’s ok. 🙂

  833. 833 : KDaddict Says:

    In ep 17:
    important truths are revealed all around: who she is, who she loves….there is no need to doubt, to pretend anymore. That’s significant progress after a month’s cycling the wagon.
    I wish Hwon didn’t have to challenge YangM into a fight, n dare YM to kill him. YM has never once showed any interest in the throne. If Hwon doesn’t threaten YM’s life, YM certainly wouldn’t threaten his, maybe not even then. What does Hwon need to prove?
    For me the most moving moment of this ep is Not the 40 sec panoramic view of the kiss at the end, but it is when Hwon holds her, n calls :Yeon Woo Ah”, n she answers “Yeh, Chun Ha”, and he goes: “Yeon Woo Ah”, while she repeats “Yeh, Chun Ha”, and he keeps going: “Yeon Woo Ah”, “Yeon Woo Ah”, with a smile on his face. For 8 years, he has been calling her name n got no reply. Poor boy is so happy that she is now answering to his call.
    Evil Grandma comes in person to threaten Hwon w vague consequences if he exposes the truth. But he is too angry abt what they’ve done to care abt the implied consequences.
    3 more eps. What remains is for Hwon to find the right moment to seize the whole gang that conspired to kill YW, the Prince consort, n caused him, YW n her family all that suffering, n give them what they deserve.

  834. 834 : moo Says:

    Guys ep 18 preview link is here (Eng sub too provided by [email protected] @ Soompi)



  835. 835 : OK OK OK Says:

    Why the Football match have to collide with this ep 17 🙁
    If not the ratings will be over 50% by now.

  836. 836 : moo Says:

    @ OK OK OK

    It is the most important match for Korea. The third qualifying round. Korea won 2 – 0 to Kuwait though. I guess the boys are hogging the TV instead of the girls. Despite the football match, METS is still doing well in the rating. Still above 30 mark.

  837. 837 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ moo

    Thanks for the good news. I want Korean Team to win too.
    I am sure the actors, actresses & all the production team are very happy that their country won. Winning compensate everything. ha ha ha
    Your good news make me very happy. Cheers !!! 😛

    May I know when will be the next Soccer Competition?

  838. 838 : moo Says:

    @ OK OK OK

    FIFA have yet to fix the next match but Korea is number 1 in their group, GROUP B. Since they lost their previous match, they need to keep winning to qualify for the World Cup 2014 (Brazil). Hopefully they are able to maintain the same standard as they played against Kuwait. It seem a lot of the celebrities came to watch live at the stadium yesterday. It was at Seoul(home ground).

  839. 839 : Jennie Says:

    Episode 17 was super for me. I was grinning myself silly from beginning till the end for two reasons:

    1. The King was smiling and 2. Hyung Sun was smiling and therefore,

    I was smiling, and I was still smiling even when the bad guys and QD were giving out threats 😀 and I will still be smiling again tonight cos I see Hyung Sun is sitting blindfolded in between our lovebirds who are lying down next to each other 😉

  840. 840 : moo Says:


    Everybody is smiling, even Woon did show a bit of his smile.

    Isn’t Hyung Sun the cutest, adorable man ever. I love the part where he announce extra loud to warn the King for the arrival of QD. I was laughing so hard when he did that.

    Waiting patiently for ep 18 tonight. No football match to distract anyone.

  841. 841 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ moo

    Thank you very much for the Ep 18 preview. No heart to watch earlier bc feel sad of the low ratings.
    Now feel Okay and thanks so much for your explanation. Hope Korean Team will keep winning and get into the final. Aja Aja Fighting !!! 😛

  842. 842 : Jennie Says:

    @moo Yes, Hyung Sun is the best. I think even KSH too can’t resist him especially in the last episode. You can actually see KSH trying very hard not to smile when he reprimands HS. Looking forward to tonight’s episode!
    @OK OK OK Don’t worry. ratings will go up again today 😀

  843. 843 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Jennie

    1) I thought if they have football match again 2nite – then it will affect the ratings.

    2) If there is no football match, the “climax” for Ep 17 is the best but its over already. So to hit over 50%, METS have to come up with a better story to keep us in suspense and excited ….
    I really want METS to have a memorable super ratings….. over 50% 🙂
    bc all the people in this team really deserve it especially Kim Soo Hyun – Super Best actor. 😉

  844. 844 : jow Says:

    i try to like this drama, but the story line doesn’t make me curious to watch next episode. 🙁
    may be this is not my type because i like romance and full comedy drama…

    the rating still can’t beat Baker king kim tak goo….

  845. 845 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ jow

    Don’t miss this drama bc the casts here, be it young or old, really put up a good show. Believe the ratings.
    Kim Soo Hyun is super adorable, pleasant and good actor. 😉

    The synopsis here is not very clear and also not in detail but the drama is very interesting.

  846. 846 : moo Says:

    Is the badass Yoon going to kill YM during the last part?????????……Arghh I have to wait until next week. Arghhhhhhh.

  847. 847 : OK OK OK Says:

    What? I hope its a good ending. Only the bad people deserves to be punished. Hope YM will be safe. Lee Hwon & Wol will live happily ever after.

  848. 848 : moo Says:

    @ OK OK OK

    I hope a good ending too but that might not be the case. It can go either way at this point.

    Anyway if anyone want to see the full ep in RAW. Here is the link. (You need to be quick as they will block it soon)

  849. 849 : Charlie Says:

    Although there was the long anticipated kissing in ep 17, but to me, this episode is too dark. The king appeared to be so selfish. Nothing to be cheerful.

  850. 850 : moo Says:

    @ Charlie

    I can see why you mentioned that the ep 17 is too dark, cruel in a way. Although the happy reunion is expected between the two lovers yet I guess the underlining part of the story is that she had to stay hidden away in that small dark secret room. I would go insane if I had to do that.

    Please please dont let YM die!!!!

  851. 851 : Mari Says:

    Ep. 18 recap http://soulsrebel.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/the-moon-that-embraces-the-sun-e18-recap-coming-up/

  852. 852 : Charlie Says:

    @Moo 841 & 850,
    Thanks for the link.
    Now all the secrets start to unveil. Why the king said he sacrificed Prince YM for protecting Heon? Why Hwon’s grandma said Hwon was not suppose to be sitting in throne and it was was thru shedding blood? And finally, YM’s mom let him to act as he wishes, regardless what that wish would be. And she knew YM loves YW. This means even YHM to get king’s lover is ok to her. Why?
    Is it because all along prince YM should have been the king and Yoon hand had over turned it for their power control? If this is the case, if Hwon really meant to get the things right, then he is going to give up his king’s position? YM didn’t want to joined Yoon’s gang, but he does still want get YW.
    To ting out all these, I will have to wait for another week. Fighting, YM (JIW).

  853. 853 : Charlie Says:

    Typing on my iPhone is such a challenge, with that share thing blocking my view.
    I meant to find out, not ‘to ting out’. 😉

  854. 854 : moo Says:

    @ Charlie

    I had the very same questions and was about to ask you…You beat me to it :). I too am curious on why the king needs to sacrifice Prince YM and why grandma said that. Maybe because YM is older or maybe what she meant by shedding blood is by killing YW in the process of getting him to the throne. I’m confused.
    About YM mom, she did mention that she trust him doing the right thing. I guess YM’s mom knew that he would make the best possible decision.

    In Yoon(Queen’s father) case for trying to manipulate Prince YM to overthrown the King and be on his side is definitely trying to gain more power. I guess he knew that QD will get thrown out of the palace and no longer be any help to him.

    Sigh …we will have to wait for another week to get all the ans. Time for bed and yes Fighting YM. Please writers, don’t let him die especially in Yoon hand. That will be tragic.

  855. 855 : Charlie Says:

    I move fast 😉
    Yoon also said there was last card. I wonder if that’s YM’s true identity.
    I don’t think YM will be killed, especially if he’s the legit king. Based on my KD watching experience, they have to make things right in the end, justifications will be made. The princess will get punished too if her brother couldn’d do it due to her pregnency. What would be the punishment? I have something on my mind but I can’t say it, it would be too cruel. Let’s just wait. 🙂

  856. 856 : Charlie Says:

    Prince YM has been referred also as a Sun (king) in the titles of two episodes. If he was a concubine’s son as some viewers suggested, he would never be qualified as a sun. Why the witch Jang (or whatever) also saw him as a Sun? Unless he has been a Sun all along.
    Episode 18 also shows that child Hwon acts so much better than the grownup Hwon, I saw lights around him.

  857. 857 : mitch Says:

    .. huhuhu 2 more episodes and its done.. sigh.. i will surely miss this kdrama.. everyone done their part perfectly.. 2 thumbs up! i’m an avid fan of JIW so don’t let his character die please!!! i truly love the flow of the story (though they’ve changes some of the original scenes) hopefully in the end, everybody can seek justice. AJA!

  858. 858 : Charlie Says:

    Yes. I meant justice in the end.

  859. 859 : dramaluv Says:

    Yang is most likely the “true king” . However, will this cramp his style? It ain’t fun being king. We already know Wol (YW) is with Hwon and she told Yang her heart is with Hwon. So, that’s the way it is. I think the adult Hwon/King did a great job. I also like the young King very much. Hwon & Yang both can be the sun at different times. That’s the way it is in dramaworld.

  860. 860 : Jennie Says:

    In an interview about 5 best Joseon kings, I remember how the commentator was saying that JIW was a candidate eventhough he has never acted as king before. Then JIW mentioned something about a twist in the drama. Does it maybe mean that he could be the rightful king? I am not exactly keen with this idea because it would mean a complete different take from the novel and also I prefer Hwon as the King. If he abdicates, it’ll be so sad and I hope, really hope that it doesn’t happen. Call me greedy but I want Hwon to have the girl and the throne 🙂

  861. 861 : admin Says:

    @to all,

    From today, we will moderate/delete the comment post by the fans who use the different name but actually from the same person.

    Fro example, they use ‘A’ to write comment and after that they use ‘B’ to support/answer their comment. But actually ‘A and B’ is the same person.

  862. 862 : OK OK OK Says:

    My guess for ending and hope it is correct.

    Wol is suppose to return to protect the 2 Suns. So Lee Hwon & YM will not die if not Wol did not fulfil her mission. 🙂

  863. 863 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 18:
    What lovely bedding! It’s the most beautiful in the world! Royal yellow for the king, pretty pink for the lady! Much prettier than any designer sheets made in Italy. I want one! I want one! This drama takes such serious care to use authentic props. And what a handsome couple lying on that bedding!
    With the help of Hong, n thru flashbacks, Hwon figures out MinH’s part in the voodoo that was meant to kill YW. When confronted, MinH says unrepentantly that she’ll do it again in order to have Yeom!!! We can forgive her the 1st time, cos she was young, n didn’t know what she was doing. But to say she’d do it again knowing the consequences makes her a diff kind of person, one as selfish, hurtful, evil as BK or worse!
    YangM, tho loyal to Hwon in that he has no interest in the throne, is human. He too wants sth: to be placed in his ancestor’s hall after death and to have YeonWoo. Sb born of a concubine is not of the proper lineage n so is banned fr the ancestor’s hall. It is an insult not only to him but to his mother. He wants to right that wrong on her behalf. YM is perfect in everyday, except why doesn’t he understand that having the woman he loves who doesn’t love him is not happiness, for him nor for her!
    Will YM die? I think so, IF he participates in Yoon’s game to pursue the 2 things that he says he wants. Even if he is only pretending to go along, it’s still a mighty dangerous place for him to be in!

  864. 864 : Angie Says:

    The ratings up again!!!

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  865. 865 : KDaddict Says:

    Looks like those who guessed “Over 50%” for the final ep. in the poll above has got it right!

  866. 866 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 18:
    Are we supposed to believe that they just hold hands thru the night after Hyung Sun leaves the room? Ha.
    I got carried away admiring the props n forgot to say that.
    But what beautiful props! I read in an interview w the PD, who said they used real gold to make the Hae Pum Dal Hairpins, or else they wouldn’t look real on camera. And we all know how much gold costs these days. They spare no cost in the props dept; that’s why this drama provides us with the most pleasing visual results: Every screen a picture pretty enough to be framed and hanged!

  867. 867 : Charlie Says:

    I have a wild guess. The reason YM is a legit king is because his mom was the first queen of the old king, but something happened such as Yoon had killed her family and she got dismmissed from the queen’s position, and then later the king married the new queen, Hwon’s mom. That’s how Hwon became the king.
    To make things right, Hwon has to give up his throne and let YM to be the new king. Hwon, of cause will get the girl, since Wol loves him, it’s only fair, YM will learn to give up the girl. But to let Hwon have both girl and the throne, that will not make things right and will upset a lot of viewers.

  868. 868 : Charlie Says:

    @admin 861,
    Woooo, we have police here. Maybe admin should make some rules for the kids playing in this pool to be fair and square.
    100% support your decision.

  869. 869 : ***13*** Says:

    Wow cant believe it, last 2 episodes are coming up next week already 🙁

  870. 870 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 18:
    Hwon breaks my heart when he says to YW:
    “You only know to pity your brother if the truth comes out. What abt me? Am I not pitiful? The 8 years that I suffered. And how you suffered. If you are not my queen, I’ll have to embrace some other woman. What abt us? Are we not pitiful if it comes to that?”

  871. 871 : Charlie Says:

    I’m not worried about YM joining Yoon’s gang. I believe he will not. If he would join Yoon, he would have killed the king in episode 17. Why wait.
    Also based on what the drama had showed so far, he can’t become a traiter.
    Hwon has been insisting doing things right. Once he found out that YM should be the king, he will give up his throne himself. He hasn’t been portrayed as a coward person to hide the truth for his throne.
    We have a whole week to play the guessing game. 😉

  872. 872 : KDaddict Says:

    Thank you. Every site has some rules. This one is wise. One name per person should be enough if one doesn’t have devious intentions.

  873. 873 : KDaddict Says:

    When Hwon encounters his adolescent self, who reminds him of his ideals n promises to always do the right thing, Yeo Jin Goo more than holds his own playing opposite KSH. It is amazing to not be out shined by KSH, bc as we’ve seen, KSH is a pretty awesome actor himself. Yeo is able to make plain his char’s anguish, anxiety, earnestness without overacting a tiny bit. What makes it even more amazing is that Yeo is all of 14 n a half!!

  874. 874 : star_m0on Says:

    YES…the rating was increased again..yuhhu…2 more episode to go…hope the rating will be over than 50%…assa..

  875. 875 : moo Says:

    @ admin – 861

  876. 876 : moo Says:

    GEEEZZZZZ before i could finish typing ..it posted.

    Sorry admin ..I meant to say, Thank you Admin for implementing those rule, although I don’t understand why do few individual would that. I guess they just want to be heard.

  877. 877 : Sun Says:

    Majority viewers’ eyes are sharp and bright.
    The director’s eyes are even brighter & sharper.
    So whichever actors & actresses chosen for their role seldom goes wrong base on their past drama records, looks, etc.

    Han Ga In & Kim Soo Hyun are well match here. So stop complaining.
    Most of the viewers are happy with it. 🙂

  878. 878 : Jennie Says:

    @Charlie (871) Have to agree with you there. In fact I believe Hwon even gave him the opportunity to voice his intentions when he challenged YM to a swordfight in Episode 17. It was like “do it now or forever hold your silence” kind of thing for me and the fact that YM did not kill him then proved that they still have the deep bond. So like you, I am not worried that he’ll join Yoon. What I am worried is how he wants to protect Hwon and YW. Are we going to see him sacrifice himself as in the book? In a way, it’ll be a heroic act for him, the fact that he dies with honour and dignity but it’ll be so sad. But I don’t see how else this can end for YM. As for the Princess, geez, I actually want to slap that spoiled brat! I dislike her character more than BK’s. I want her to have a more severe punishment than in the book! I am also very curious to know what kind of news that Hwon is asking the investigator to spread-does anyone know?

  879. 879 : [email protected] Says:

    Finally, I’m so happy that Hwon & Yeon Woo can be together:)

  880. 880 : Neno Says:

    it’s almost done, aaaaaa wanna buy this dvd so much 🙂 so curious w/the story actors actress all about this deh 🙂

  881. 881 : Charlie Says:

    @Jennie 878,
    Right. . There is the book. Woops, I forgot. My guess will go down the drain. But who knows, maybe they’ll change the ending in the drama. 🙂
    I’ll stop playing guessing game now. 🙁

  882. 882 : jow Says:


    I already try to watch it from the beginning but it doesn’t catch my heart and make me curious. yah every body have their opinion.

    but for me i don’t like this drama because not my type.. i like romance and full of comedy drama. finally, i stop watching this drama.

    now I’m watching “I am Sam” very funny..


  883. 883 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ jow

    You miss a GEM drama – METS. 🙂
    You said kim Takgu is nice but i find it stress bc Eugene is suffering … She really is a good actress that I feel her suffering to that I hv to stop. ha ha
    & most important Eugene didn’t end up with Takgu. I stop at Ep12 🙁

    gg to watch my Ep 18 METS now. 😛

  884. 884 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Jow or whoever interested to know more ….

    OKay for your sake, I try to tell you a little of the story. As i said the synopsis above is not in detail.

    Its about 2 Gd Suns Kim Soo Hyun & Jung Il Woo (2 crown prince) & 2 moons (1 gd & 1 bad – Kim Min Seo)
    The good moon WOL (the leading actress HGI) is to protect the 2 Suns …..

  885. 885 : OK OK OK Says:

    Episode 18

    I like Lee Hwon talk to his grandma with King’s authority : I am not like my father…. I will get the law right … ha ha and the grandma fainted … serve her right 😉

  886. 886 : OK OK OK Says:

    Ep 18
    Lee Hwon is so cute, telling Wol. I am giving you a present here. Please look out for it. Wol, looking high & low ….. finally Lee Hwon hug Wol and said : since you hv given me your heart, I will give everything including myself to you. Ta da — I am the present. So charming…. 😉

    Wow so fast, next week — FINAL – Hope it will reach over 50%

    Kim Soo Hyun & Han Ga In — Aja Aja fighting !!!!!!! 🙂 🙂

  887. 887 : Charlie Says:

    @OK OK OK 885,
    I don’t know if you paid attention to what Hwon’s grandma said before shr passed out. Something like “How did you think you got on that throne? That was thru shedding blood. You dear to challeng me?!”

  888. 888 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Charlie

    I heard everything.
    Of course i dare to challenge you. Evil will never wins!!!

  889. 889 : Charlie Says:

    @OK OK OK 888,
    No need to challenge me. I’m no evil. 😉
    The bad part here is that Hwon sitting in the throne was the result of an evil act done by the Yoon’s.

  890. 890 : dramaluv Says:

    I believe Yang is the true king. However, he does not want the ‘stifling, lonely position’. He luvs Wol but knows her heart is with Hwon. So he is really bluffing. He’s a good guy. Hwon got rid of the Dowager Queen, Yang gets rid of the evil Yoon. The last two eps may prove me wrong. Lol.

  891. 891 : agave Says:

    I also don’t believe YM wants to use the throne to get YW because he has never shown any desire to be king and he knows that YW doesn’t love him, so I can’t seem him being happy forcing her to be with him. In addition, he had already planned to leave twice before recent events, so it would not be believable to me if the writers suddenly change his character so drastically.

    During his last conversation with YW, he said some things that gave me additional insight into his character. He told her that he loved having something to do and look forward to, in addition to being with her.

    That was one of the first clear indications that YW feels stifled pretending to be a shiftless playboy and how he longs to get away from the vicinity of the palace and do something more with his life. Although he wishes YW could join him, he has accepted that this will never happen, so I better not see any character destroying foolishness in the last two episodes.

  892. 892 : torri Says:

    i use to think that secret garden was my farvorite drama of all time but this drama just takes my breath away, i mean every thing about it is great , i love the king so much i just cant stop replaying ep 7 to 16, i think i have watch it 5 times over and over , , i just love this drama, the story line every thing about it is great but what gets me watching over and over is the king , he so cute and his quick to temper and the way he talks to wol all that just makes me smile and gaurd the old man the way he smiles when the king plays with him is so funny , they wont have picked a better cast to play this rolls , i keep trying to place other kd actors in the place of the king but none seem to come in mine that would have done a better job, i which they could extend it to 24 ep

  893. 893 : OK OK OK Says:

    Yang Myung will never do harm to his brother Lee Hwon or anybody that is good. He can do it long time ago if he wants to. He chose to live a vagabond life. Helping the poor and sick.
    He is not evil in his mind and body since birth, so that will be with him forever……
    He chose to suffer in silence rather than cause bloodshed. That is true love. 😉

  894. 894 : OK OK OK Says:

    Yang Myung’s character – Jung Il Woo –
    Same for his brother Lee Hwon – Kim Soo Hyun 😉


  895. 895 : KDaddict Says:

    When the Dowager said to Hwon that he owes her the throne, she is referring to the fact that she (n Yoon) conspired to kill Hwon’s more capable uncle so that the throne would go to Hwon’s father, who was a weaker char, n therefore easier for them to control. Fr there, the throne has gone to Hwon, Not that they did anything to side step YangM in Hwon’s favor.
    The book has been rather unkind to YM. Ditto for Seul. Hopeless, ill-fated Unrequited love, unfortunate ending. It is too lenient to MinH however. She said to Hwon’s face that “Your banishing me means nothing to me”. It only means that she can’t come to the palace to see Hwon n her mother, n we’ve seen how interested she is in spending time w her mother. So as long as she has Yeom by her side, she is happy as a clam.
    But we saw Yeom as a most upright young man who taught the king to be unyielding n uncompromising on matters of principle. He grows up to be a person who forgives MinH so easily for what she did? N what abt his career, his training that prepared him for a life of service to Joseon. That has been taken away for him permanently. For a patriotic guy of superior intelligence, that must mean sth awful. The OTP is united, still the book’s ending doesn’t leave us w/o regrets. What Hwon is asking Hong to spread is not in the book. Let’s hope the script writer gives us a nice surprise.

  896. 896 : KDaddict Says:

    High Kick 3 spent a whole ep (#101) dealing w METS, it’s real funny. The actor who played Hwon’s father, Ahn Nae Sang, also plays the father in HiKick3. They make it that the 2 Ahn Nae Sang’s r high school mates look-alikes. So Ahn the father approached Ahn the saguek actor to find out abt upcoming plot developments in METS, so that he can feed it to his wife, for her to use on her blog to help her sell kitchen ware. Now scripts of highly popular dramas r seriously guarded. Comedy ensues when one Ahn NS tries to steal the script n the other one tries hard to protect it! That is way meta. LOL.

  897. 897 : KDaddict Says:

    BK may be coming apart at the seams, but she is smart to realize that her father is ready to discard her as she is of no use to him.
    What has their evil plan gotten them, the evil clan?
    Dowager gets banished to a far-away side palace, where she has no power n no one to bully. For a person like her, that must be sadder than death.
    Yoon has bought his daughter 8 years of living in the palace w anguish n humiliation for company, resulting in her “nervous condition” n worse.
    For all his maneuvering, Yoon himself will not come to a good end for instigating a rebellion.
    The only person who has been rewarded for the deed is MinH. She is exactly where she wants to be, sleeping w Yeom, so she’ll willingly do it again, not IT, but the crime, I mean; ok, It too. 😉

  898. 898 : KDaddict Says:

    KSH is phenomenal as Hwon, so magnetic, the very definition of a heart-throb. The article fr Asian Drama that I posted abt a week ago says he is widely recognized in Korea as the reason that METS is so successful. His fees for CFs have doubled since METS aired. So that’s recognition of his worth in Korea media. The other reasons for the popularity of this show is its simple story n beautiful visuals. Most ppl don’t want to be bothered by really complicated story lines that r demanding of effort. This story provides just enough twists to keep viewers curious w/o any angst. TPM e.g. was too serious, too nerve wrecking for many ppl. And who doesn’t love beautiful visuals? Few sageuks can compete w this one on visuals: pretty boys, pretty girls in pretty hanboks in a pretty palace setting! So much WOW factor.

  899. 899 : torri Says:

    @ KDaddict, i cant stop replaying all the parts were king shows up he is realy great in this drama , but am kind ok worried this drama may not end the way i expect it to and there are just 2 more ep left , i hope without any twist or turn wol ends up with king no matter what the writer does to the other characters i realy dont care but those two need to end up together cant wait to get the dvd, i think for now this is my best drama so far it just melts my heart , lovvvvvvvvve it

  900. 900 : chR15 Says:

    Among this two or three week…, baek SUZY look like she want to confess her heart to KSH..I know they are a good friend.,but bcoz nowaday KSH with no doubt was no 1 top star in korea, it look like she has attract over him.But, from what i look.,The way Suzy look at KSH face in Happy Together last year,it just tell me Suzy already fall for him..it was so cute!but
    HGI & KSH also look perfect..oh god , why HGI already married!!!!
    arggghHHHHH…KSH just DAebAK this year!! hehehe

  901. 901 : KDaddict Says:

    No worry. They r together. 😉
    But generally, for most dramas, the more chars u care abt, the more you’ll be able to enjoy them fully.

  902. 902 : takgu99 Says:

    it’s very interesting! love it!

  903. 903 : moo Says:

    Oh yes btw, Im not too sure if the writers will follow exactly based on the book.

  904. 904 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 900 ChR15

    I agree with you. HGI & KSH look perfect together. She is so young, elegant and classy even she is in plain hanbok. 🙂 🙂

    Now I am repeating METS and am now at Ep 7, so far I am happy with HGI’s acting. As for Kim Soo Hyun – he is a great actor. No doubt about it.

  905. 905 : OK OK OK Says:

    I hope last episode no harm for Yang Myung, Woon & Hyung Sun

    Wol will bear an heir for Lee Hwon & they live happily ever after. 😆
    Peace !!!

    METS ————– Aja aja, fighting !!!

  906. 906 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 905 continue —— Oh yes, the ratings will cross over 50% 🙂

  907. 907 : agave Says:

    After having my interest in this show restored in ep 13 and enjoying each of the following episodes, I have noticed some unexpected great points and a few disappointments.

    The Good:

    I love the continued fleshing out of Yang Myung and Bo Kyung. Before ep 13, I was more interested in those characters because of the actors because I found the writing mostly disappointing. Since ep 13, I have been pleased to see the writing for them has gotten better. It’s great to see talented actors like Jung Il Woo and Kim Min Seo get some good scenes, especially now that this show is considered a national drama.

    The Good and Bad

    It’s also good to finally see Hwon become more proactive because once again, I was more impressed with the actor than I was with the writing for his character. For too long, Hwon was stuck in a holding pattern where all he did was get angry and yell, but he seemed to lack the will to actually to do anything to change the situation around him.

    I liked seeing him investigate the events surrounding Yeon Woo’s “death”, but the problem was that as king, he wasn’t able to do the actual investigating, so he seemed like a stagnant character because he was forced to have others do the actual work while he was mostly stuck in the palace. Poor guy.

    As impressed as I am with Kim Soo Hyun’s talent, the writing for his character suffered because it was hard to show the king as a dynamic character when most of Hwon’s scenes consisted of his being used by those with more experience in holding power. For me, the lack of a political focus in this drama really hurt this character.

  908. 908 : moo Says:

    Why do my post got deleted 🙁 ?

  909. 909 : moo Says:

    Sorry not deleted but still under “moderation” 🙁 after i refreshed it

  910. 910 : agave Says:

    More Good

    Song Jae Rim as Woon and Nam Bo Ra as Min Hwa have also been pleasant surprises for me since episode 13. I loved seeing Jae Rim get the chance to shine during episodes 16, 17 and 18 when he got to see how torn Woon was between his love for and loyalty to Prince Yang Myung and King Hwon. I was very impressed with the way Jae Rim managed to maintain Woon’s stoic demeanor while also showing how difficult Woon found trying to maintain balance between his duty to his king and his love for both the king and the prince.

    I was also very impressed with Nam Bo Ra as Min Hwa. Although I was surprised to find that she is not as sympathetic a character as I had believed, Bo Ra was amazing during her scenes with Hwon where she showed just how twisted her “love” for her husband, Yeom, is. That scene was chilling.

    More Good and Bad

    Sadly, after a good couple of episodes, 15 and 16, I noticed that Yeon Woo has gone back to being the dull, placid character she was when she thought she was the shaman Wol. Because I enjoyed her so much in eps 15 and 16, I wasn’t too critical of her in ep 17, but when she continued to be placid and too serene in ep 18, I realized that this is probably all there is going to be for this character and that’s disappointing.

    Although I understand why she doesn’t want to get revenge on those who hurt her – she doesn’t want her brother and mother to get hurt, it’s disappointing to see how placid she has become about the entire situation. Where is the anger? The hurt? Where is her frustration in knowing that the only way she can punish those who tried to kill her is if she is willing to sacrifice her brother and mother?

    I am also disappointed with how satisfied she is to be hidden away in that little room. Why did the PD think it was a good idea to have the female lead be so dull? It also doesn’t help that Han Ga In is slipping back into her bad habit of not giving small scenes everything she has. The result is that these scenes are even duller than they should be.

    At this point in the show I was hoping to see Yeon Woo actively involved in dealing with the events of the last 8 years. Even if it was to see her passionately trying to get Hwon to let things go for the sake of her family. Anything would have been better than watching this placid character who is so self-sacrificing and dull that I feel like fast-forwarding through all of her scenes.

    The good news is that I enjoyed Yeon Woo’s scenes with Yang Myung, especially the one where she shared how important he was to her because he helped her get through the tough times in her life. I also appreciated that she continued to be honest about her feelings when she told him that she could not love him the way he deserves. That was painful to watch, but filled with the kind of emotion that I love to see. Both actors did a great job in those scenes.

    I also enjoyed most of Yeon Woo’s scenes with Hwon because they were adorable and giddy with happiness at the miracle of being together again. I thought Han Ga In was great in the cute scenes, but I was disappointed with her in the scenes where Yeon Woo was turned into a placid Stepford wife who doesn’t seem to have a sense of self-worth. Unfortunately, Han Ga In’s acting wasn’t strong enough to rise above the writing in those scenes.

  911. 911 : admin Says:

    @moo (908 & 909),

    Please see comment #861

    “From today, we will moderate/delete the comment post by the fans who use the different name but actually from the same person.”

    We already give you warning and many chances without reveal your identity but you still ignore this rule.

    Therefore, we will moderate/delete any comment post by ‘Moo’ or ‘OK OK OK’ from today onward.

    We will arrange a poll regarding this new rule to see how the reaction of other fans if you do not agree with our decision.

  912. 912 : Frouira Says:


  913. 913 : takgu99 Says:

    really awesome storyline…i love the part when yeon woo die..it’s very suspense..

  914. 914 : KDaddict Says:

    It is your right, it is your Responsibility to establish rules, so that it doesn’t become a chaotic, unpleasant place. It is your decision. Not everything need be decided by a poll. Every site has rules. Many sites ban the use of foul language, which is a good idea too. A site with less confusion, n more civilized comments is good for the gt majority.

  915. 915 : s3 Says:

    wae wae? why did prince yang myung have to be bad!!! wae? ok so here is what i think should happen

    he’ll pretend to be on the prime minister’s side and get all the necessary info and then when the time is right (probably episode 22-24) he’ll expose them 🙂

    jebal jebal let that happen

  916. 916 : KDaddict Says:

    OK OK OK doesn’t mean any harm. I think she just loves this show so much but is embarrassed to post so many comments. As this is the v 1st case after the announcement, won’t u let her keep acct w 1 name?
    Once you make that policy official, with Notice posted at a prominent place, then start deleting comments fr those w multiple pen names. It is entirely your decision, it’s just my 2-cents. Hope u don’t mind.

  917. 917 : banTai Says:

    hi guys…i got something interest comment
    This is the cuting comment from one of the biggest korean drama forum..
    And how interesting to see METS popularity lately..

    Actually dont you think KSH acting is better than LMH from BOF?!…from my opinion,KSH can replace LMH in BOF,but LMH can’t be LH in METS..LH does’nt exist without KSH..that from what actually i feel..and the other one..,you want to see KSH and HHJ in another sageuk..,and i think that was interesting couple..,but for me.,along this 2 or 3 years , the most Outstanding performance actor and actress in korean industry right now is Kim Soo Hyun and Moon Chae Won..So,there is no doubt i actually have a dream to see this couple next !!! i also love them. Truthfully.,I want another ‘Sorry,I love You’ soon..and i got laugh coincidentally because KSH and MCW also was the best and powerful actors if talk about emotion acting.It’s not that i want another MISA.,but i mean i want
    to watch another ‘cruel,hard,tearsjerking and pain love story drama’ just like MISA..We already got how skillful KSH and MCW acting.,their tears.,crying.,&
    facial expression.,was superb damn good!! they also act perfectly with their great ‘eyes movement and voice’..In fact.,i never seen such actor or actress that
    have this complete abilities..they can make viewers cry with them just by even one of that ability..SO.,how happily will it be if LKH will make a drama to be lead
    by KSH and MCW..it will be dream come true if can watch naturality,powerful,outstanding,and emotional acting from this combo..isn’t it?????

    i think this KSH, MCW and LKH is the perfect combo..hahaha
    how nicely if this is a reality fact!!

  918. 918 : woon-aah Says:

    aargh,,how come it will be ended so soon.. jebaaal..
    So is this the last week??
    waaah… T____T

  919. 919 : [email protected] Says:

    Ep 17 so sweeeeet ……love it!!

  920. 920 : hallyu lover Says:

    wow…the ratings of this drama is superbly high! the story is interesting but I think Han Ga In’s acting skill is lacking…..her face expression looks stiff…

  921. 921 : juliette Says:

    Magnifique drama, j’attend la fin avec impatience =)
    J’éspére que tout finira bien ^^

  922. 922 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Two more and will retire for a while from watching KDramas (lies, LoL)!

    I would say that KSH is very consistent with his acting from the very beginning as well as JIW. I am also impressed with NBR especially in the scene where she was confronted by His Majesty. KYA ‘Her Highness the Queen’ is very convincing and looked like she really fainted after delivering her lines in ep 18, LoL. She, together with Minister Yun really got into my nerves, hehe!

    I expect more from HGI but since this drama is to be concluded soon, I do not think she can show much more of her acting abilities like in ep 14, but am happy to be proven wrong. Her role in the last episodes is more like to comfort the king and look pretty and that’s it sadly. I am thinking that the title of this drama may be changed to something like ‘The Sun That Embraces The Heavens’ as the story in my opinion actually revolves around Lee Hwon 😉

    I also noticed that since Yeon U died and rose again from the grave, isn’t it funny that Lee Hwon was able to see his young self face to face. Haha! I believe YJG did an amazing job as young Lee Hwon. Thought he delivered the lines very fluently packed with emotions – best child actor! I would love to see this kid again in one good drama that will really showcase his talent.

    Anyway, this is still a great drama – one of my faves together with Winter Sonata, Stairway To Heaven, My Girl and Lie to Me!

    Yo Fightin’!

  923. 923 : ***13*** Says:

    Rebellion haaa, Love it cant wait!!!!!!!

  924. 924 : Neno Says:

    why there’s no this drama in KoreanDrama.org’s Most Shared Drama hm….. it should be there!!!

  925. 925 : admin Says:

    @Neno (924),

    This drama is currently in Top 23.

    It will be included in Top 16 soon.

  926. 926 : Lorem Says:

    The general rule with the music for tv/movie is to be transparent while promoting the mood of the scene. I find myself constantly distracted by this one. Perhaps time or budgetry constraints is to blame.

    However, I’ve said it before and will say it again; I like these dramas, warts and all. One forgets that the effect of our cynical and technological age can cause a disconnect from our humanity.

    Kudos to the production people.

  927. 927 : takgu99 Says:

    i think i fell in love wt this drama! amazing n i love it!!!
    such a great drama..
    i think the epic drama from MBC always get the highest ratings like dong yi, yi san & many more…btw, love it!!!

    #list of the best drama (from my opinion)#
    1-baker king
    2-my girl
    3-ur beautiful
    4-city hall

    i think maybe MTES will stole above place.. maybe 1st, 2nd or 3rd..hehe love it!

  928. 928 : banTai Says:

    i think baker king should share no 1st with shining inheritance..heheheh
    both was the best in 2010 and 2009..
    for me that was the most pack storyline beside the moral value to the viewers..
    n yeahhh.., METS can stole the top list..this drama also have a very beautiful story.,.and i still belive that the rating for the last episode will be climax for 2012..(“,)

  929. 929 : chunji13 Says:

    yEs.it has bought by GMA Network[Philippine Network] hehehehe.nice one GMA.

  930. 930 : OK OK OK Says:

    Though I am looking forward to Wed & Thurs for METS but I am also sad bc the drama METS coming to an end this week. Hope it is a good ending for all the good people.

    I am happy for Kim Soo Hyun, it will be another new beginning with greater heights for him. Many investors are looking for him now. KSH – fighting 🙂

  931. 931 : Wee Says:

    Heard MBC producer is on strike…Wednesday might not be showing

  932. 932 : Wee Says:

    No no no no please don’t do that I want 19 n 20

  933. 933 : [email protected] Says:

    Why? strike for what????

  934. 934 : OK OK OK Says:

    Wow, last week the ratings drop a little bc South Korea got football match.
    This week bc of MBC staff on strike? Hope MBC will quickly solve the problem they are facing & also METS will show on time as usual. Good luck. 😛

  935. 935 : takgu99 Says:


    agree wt u..
    btw, i want to ask u smthing..are u from malaysia..?

  936. 936 : takgu99 Says:

    WAH….more i watched it!! more interesting it be…love it!!
    & i pity at prince yang myung… he’s suffered a lot & always give up for her younger brother..but still, can’t get yeon woo..
    most of the drama i’d watched like this…
    i repeatedly pity at 2nd main actor…such as ur beautiful, lie to me…
    cinbderella sister, shinning inheritance, & many more..
    btw, love this drama….the novel writer..i salute u..this drama is better than sungkyunkwan scandal..love it!!!
    thnks to all crew who make this drama….
    that’s why the ratings really high .. 😀
    such an excellent storyline.

  937. 937 : Min Says:

    Final Episodes Will Not Air This Week and will Air Special Episodes in its place.


  938. 938 : Melda Says:

    I wonder what is the two special episode about..

  939. 939 : Jun Hui Says:

    Why is there specials for this weeks episodes???? I thought this was suppose to end this week? I heard about the director going on strike or something, but what’s really going on???

  940. 940 : takgu99 Says:

    why it has 2 special ep…?

  941. 941 : Kit Says:

    There is a note on the top post

    ‘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.’

  942. 942 : yeri Says:

    i hope this drama can to show in indonesia

  943. 943 : rheia Says:

    i am really hook with this , im from the philippines. and love korean drama series. i hope it will make an extension up to episode 24 >”.<

  944. 944 : swift Says:

    Does the writer of this drama do other dramas that are as good as this? This drama managed to capture viewers interest instantaneously throuogh its storyline. Wish that they had casted older male actors instead of the young guys.

  945. 945 : takgu99 Says:

    the storyline wasn’t made by writer,,
    it based on the novel..

  946. 946 : takgu99 Says:

    cant wait to watch next…

  947. 947 : desi lee Says:

    Can’t wait for the last two episode..hehehe
    This a great drama..i love a lot °\(♥▿♥)/°

  948. 948 : Jennie Says:

    @swift This drama is based on a novel with the same title. The writer of this novel also wrote Sungyungkwan Scandal. I am sure you have heard of the drama version, starring Micky Yuchun and Park MY of the same title. Watch it if you haven’t already. it’s just as good, if not better than Moon/Sun.

  949. 949 : [email protected] Says:

    Still waiting!!!

  950. 950 : Reshi Says:

    meskipun eps 1 diulang ratingnya tetep numb 1. kereenn!! 🙂

  951. 951 : Pamela Says:

    Im frm philippines, i also addicted in all kdrama, i hope n ma extend until 24 ep. 22o ba na GMA ang kumuha ng copyright nito, sana kapag pinalabas wala silang eedit at wag masyadong gabi. KSH im waiting 4 your new drama again

  952. 952 : takgu99 Says:

    why this week aired the special ep..
    if this week will air ep 19, 20…
    i will watch it through until the end of ep..
    now,,i must wait…im still at ep 14…want to watch ep 15…
    really make me sad..

  953. 953 : UEE Says:

    i really sad bcoz i really pity at prince yang myung. i like prince yang myung end up wt yeon woo. i hate lee hwon/ i think i like him more in dream high.
    he’s like the vicious king in this drama. he’s also rude to his older brother, so cruel!! seriously i dont like him at all. i extra more prefer yang myung on yeon woo side forever. bcome her husband who protecting her every single time. not like lee hwon who just sit comfortably & dont care about the people in infirmary. also useless & dont know how to release yeon woo from being criminal!! arrghh!! i really mad at him!! yang myung is 1 million times gentlemen than him. he’s such a crybaby who just cried & regret of his doing.
    but lucky that he just acting..such a really excellent actor..he really made me angry watching her acting! bravo!

    im also mad at yeon woo who really love lee hwon, why it must be lee hwon..not yang myung.
    i really really really really really really really hope that YANG MYUNG WILL END UP WITH YEON WOO & BECOME HER HUSBAND…maybe!!!

  954. 954 : UEE Says:

    if im the director..i will change the ending if yeon woo end up to be lee hwon wife.

  955. 955 : chaostea Says:

    So sad to that i have to wait another week…

  956. 956 : kimmyyx333 Says:

    woah, even the specials are ranked #1. i really not into historical drama but i think i would have to watch this. although it looks to serious and sad for me.

  957. 957 : rains Says:

    If the ending will follow what the head shaman said when she saw the possibility of the two young lady to become the queen then there will be possibility for wol end up with yang myung.
    “wol was the one who has destiny to become queen yet because those meant people that she can’t be queen” at least if this true than wol would never be the queen for whole of her life then she can be with yang myung as ordinary people” and this is the most i wanted to be.

    or wol really never be queen as the head shaman said, and lee hwon not become a king as well and become ordinary people and be together with wol, and yang myung become the king for the replacement. and this sure i don’t want too… coz better for me to see jung il woo smile in every his drama…

  958. 958 : KDaddict Says:

    Here is the link to watch the two Specials:


    The Specials r an edited, abridged version of this show, n is v well done. Enjoy!

  959. 959 : KDaddict Says:

    In the Specials, they condensed 7 eps + into 2 hours. In these, there is No sight of Han Ga In!

  960. 960 : Mindy Says:

    I hope they will revise the final episode and place a story of redemption as well as justice being meted out to the evildoers and manipulators. The good must triumphed over the wrongdoers no matter how great the price of that.

  961. 961 : Mindy Says:

    The scriptwriters must sweeten up the mood of the audience and not torture them with a tragic ending. What was the point of all these suffering if the victims were not even rendered their right to justice and a happy ending being unlikely? Just give me a happy ending and I’ll keep on watching Kdramas especially those made by MBC.

  962. 962 : UEE Says:


    i really2 want the ending bcome like that. so, i hope that yang myung can smile & never sad anymore bcoz he with yeon woo in the end, i want this ending please.
    plz change the ending, dont copy from novel.
    the ratings will drop if lee hwon end up wt yeon woo 😀 HEHE. just joking.
    BTW, excellent drama!

  963. 963 : UEE Says:


  964. 964 : Charlie Says:

    I totally agree with you. I have been screaming the same. All the wrongs have to be corrected. Otherwise, the world in KD land would be a horrible place.
    Some people are so bought into KSH’s look and performance and think he deserves everything. To me, his look is ordinary, especially in KD; his performance is just ok, I don’t like the king he is portraying.
    Now the written and director got another week to finish up the final two episodes, I hope it will be done right.

  965. 965 : Charlie Says:

    typo correction.
    Now the writter and director get another week to finish up the final two episodes, I hope it will be done right.

  966. 966 : Charlie Says:

    I want YM to get the throne at the end since he deserves it and he would be a good king too. But I don’t want him to get Wol. To be with someone who doesn’t love him back would be pathetic.

  967. 967 : KDaddict Says:

    U wrote: “Some people are so bought into KSH’s look and performance and think he deserves everything.”

    1. Some ppl like KSH’s look and performance. That is their reaction or assessment of KSH as an actor. What he deserves is the increase in his CF fees.
    2. As a fictional figure, Hwon already has the throne. He doesn’t have to deserve it. That is the story.
    3. Those born of concubines could not legitimately have the throne. That is history.
    Many ppl like KSH’s look and acting As Well As JIW’s look n acting in METS. Both actors do really well. It’s not a matter of which actor deserves what ending.
    Just that the writer has given YangM an utterly tragic role in the story. Boo!

  968. 968 : Charlie Says:

    @KDaddict 967,
    In my earlier comment, when i mentioned who deserves what in the ending i was purely from the character perspective in the drama, not any one in real life. I don’t really want to know who deserves what in real life.
    If YM dies in the end in the drama, then what can I say, to me, it would be a bad ending. Although I don’t really give a high hope to the ending, but there is a big secret yet to be revealed and that may change everything.

  969. 969 : TAVAI Says:

    the king and wol love each other so they deserve to be with each other, as for the brother he should get over him self and find his soul mate,

  970. 970 : its jane Says:

    im eager to watch the final episode,i am filipina but iam now in KSA Riyadh,still fan of korean movie.. keep it up guys..

  971. 971 : UEE Says:

    huhu T.T. i pity at yang myung..he’s so pathetic. i think he not have hope to win yeon woo hearts. i hate ep 17. it made me to hate lee hwon.. he’s such a bad king. bad to his brother. how could he threatened her pitiful brother who was sick at that time with sword. if im yang myung, i had cut her head & gave to my tiger to eat. who cares. who said that yeon woo his woman. yang myung get to know wt her first. yang myung love her first. yang myung recognize her first. all yang myung was first. he’s second.
    wah, im so overacting! hehe >still sad, everyday im sad about what happened to yang myung. his face looked so pathetic & his eyes… huhhh.. really makes me want to cry wt him at his side. waa love him!
    i think her acting in this drama was the best from all his drama.
    i feels that i want to cry when i think about it! lee hwon teally made me angry! pour yang myung. ouuhh.. i want to cry again. dont want to say lah. it really makes me crying out!

    at director, i want to suggest smthing!
    >plz change the ending if lee hwon end up wt yeon woo. or makes yang myung smile & happily ever after at end of the story. plz…
    i’m tired watched yang myung hurt every ep! love yang myung! <3<3<3

  972. 972 : UEE Says:

    at the end of this year, i’ll vote this drama for the best drama poll that organize by admin. thnks admin

  973. 973 : shineens Says:

    i really curious bot the ending…

  974. 974 : TAVAI Says:

    hope the ending is not disapointing

  975. 975 : KDaddict Says:


    U wrote: “Some people are so bought into KSH’s look and performance and think he deserves everything.”

    That isn’t’ talking abt the Characters. And that’s what is puzzling.
    From a char’s pt of view? Both chars r good chars.

  976. 976 : KDaddict Says:

    Both Hwon and Yang Min are good “persons” in the story, who “deserve” to be happy. I think most ppl feel a tremendous sense of injustice abt the hand that the writer has dealt YangM so far. As viewers, we’d like to see them live happily ever after. Unfortunately, they won’t both get what they want, bc this is a tragedy.

  977. 977 : CARMEN-PHL Says:

    can’t wait anymore for the last 2 episodes……why are there no speciala shown….pleassssseeeeeeeeee post them….thank you and more power

  978. 978 : kimchilee Says:

    This is another beautiful drama with great performances from all actors and actresses alike, including the children actors. Great script and wonderful plots and heart wrenching scenes.

    But please.. we are all tortured enough.. dont make it a sad ending.. I love both KSH and JIW who are both superb actors.. my only gripe about this drama is why cant they choose a younger actress for KSH or JIW? Ga In is a little too old for KSH.. she is a beautiful and wonderful actress and I love her in Terms of Endearment but goodness.. a younger actress would have been more suitable in the role of Ga In..sigh.. always pairing with older actresses in most dramas these days.. Anyway. i enjoy this drama as they manage to make Ga In look so young.. i look forward to a good ending like Princess Man!!

  979. 979 : zashee Says:

    i cant wait for the last two episode
    im curious to death

  980. 980 : drama freak Says:

    waiting for all the eps….than will start to watch….hope it is really as nice as the rating stated =D

  981. 981 : [UPCOMING K-DRAMA] The King 2hearts | Says:

    […] – The drama previously set to air on 14/March/2012 but delay to 21/March/2012 due to the 2 additional special episode of previous drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun […]

  982. 982 : s3 Says:

    does anyone know what website to go on to watch the special episodes??

  983. 983 : Tai Says:


    try this for 2 special episode


  984. 984 : KDaddict Says:

    The link for the 2 Specials was already post in Comment #958 on March 9. You ppl don’t even bother to look at the previous page.

  985. 985 : UEE Says:


  986. 986 : sawhyerim Says:

    i like so much

  987. 987 : arrazzaqu Says:

    i love this drama! >.<

  988. 988 : s3 Says:

    @KDaddict thiak you very much for the link

  989. 989 : UEE Says:

    arrghhh!!!!! i really can’t wait all days to wach 19 & 20.
    i dont know what drama that i want to watch b4 i done watching it!
    such an amazing story!

  990. 990 : takgu99 Says:

    maybe han hyo jo can replace ga in.,
    but i think that the director chose ga in bcoz he want the actress that have the same face as young yeon woo…kim yoo jung!

  991. 991 : Charlie Says:

    @KDaddict 975,
    967 is your post, not mine.

    As I have already explained, on who deserves what part, I was referring to the characters in the drama and I’m not interested in the real life situation. Whether you want to believe it or not, that’s your choice, but please don’t question me on this again.
    I understand you love everything about KSH, like a lot of people. I, on the other hand, just don’t feel the love. I’m sure you agree that different people can have different views and we’re all free to voice our opinions here.

  992. 992 : deta Says:

    pengen nntn ulang dr awal . hehe
    sangking bagus cerita nyaa , ngga bosan 🙂

  993. 993 : rein Says:

    This is amazing drama eventhoug i dont know the ending.but i dont care sad or happy

  994. 994 : rains Says:

    Lets pray together that it will be happy ending for Yang Myung
    and try our best to not hate lee hwon, coz he is not really bad person, just the bad situation between them that make them should seen as enemy even they love each other, hiks hiks hiks…..

    All what you said are true, about what KSH deserved, the story and also the history. and also what the writer done to give JIW such pity role on this drama….
    Why JIW take this role, when it is only made his fans seed the tears each episode they see it.??!!!…

  995. 995 : torri Says:

    this drama has set a high level for korean dramas for me , i just feel that watching any drama now that does not have some great taste like this drama is now a waste of my time ,since i last watch ep 18 of this drama i have not been able to focus on any drama , i think i have try watching like 4 different dramas but around the 4 ep each drama i start watch i stop none of the dramas seem to hold my interest, and am realy not happy about this because am realy bore like crazy right so please guys if you can give me at least one great drama that can bring back my addiction i would realy be happy i feel like am stock right and the fact that the last two ep of this drama was push to this week did not help me at all

  996. 996 : Melda Says:

    All of you can try below website too..


  997. 997 : Melda Says:

    That is the preview for episode 19.

  998. 998 : KDaddict Says:

    It is not that I love everything abt KSH. It is only that when you wrote: “Some people are so bought into KSH’s look and performance and think he deserves everything”, it sure sounded like u were talking abt KSH n what he deserved, NOT talking abt the chars. So I responded to what u wrote. No need to get cranky abt it.

  999. 999 : KDaddict Says:

    Why JIW bothered to take up this role is the question that all fans must be wondering abt. His char has no growth: it is sad, lonely, pathetic fr beginning to end. All we can do is weep for YangM n wish JIW a better role in his next drama. Sigh.

  1000. 1000 : KDaddict Says:

    Actually a lot of ppl love JIW too. It’s only that his char YangM isn’t given a chance to do anything but mope in his one-sided love that makes it so frustrating to watch. Of course YangM deserves better than what the writer is dishing out to him.
    But as Hwon is the main lead in this drama, the writer gives him what the main lead usually gets, the girl.

  1001. 1001 : Jennie Says:

    @torri (995) Latest drama slowly gaining popularity is Feast of the Gods. You can give it a try 🙂

  1002. 1002 : Charlie Says:

    @KDaddict 998,
    I don’t think a senescent should be interpreted out of its context. It may sound completely different. It’s not that there is anything wrong commenting on KSH’s real life situation, it’s just I am not interested and don’t know anything about it. So it would not be fair for me to make comments and I never did.
    Yes, there are many Jung Il Woo lovers. I’m one of them. Although his role here in this drama is not as glorious and pleasant as we, his fans, would happily to see, but with he’s expected appearance itself is a treat. I’m sure he’ll pick a better role next time to make his supporters happy.
    To me. KSH is still Sam Dong.

  1003. 1003 : Charlie Says:

    I meant Jung Il Woo’s unexpected appearance.

    @Jennie 1001,
    Feast of Gods, I tried it, but didn’t like the first episode. I’ll give it a try again. Thanks for your recommendation.

  1004. 1004 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Hoping the English subs of the last 2 episodes will be available by weekend here…can’t wait. {Sigggggggggggggggggghs}

    This drama is already a success i.e. because many people gets affected, infected and swallowed by it (that includes me, hehe)…good job TMTETS team!

    After TMTETS, glad that I can now focus my attention watching Dae Mul. Been a fan of Kwon Sang Woo since Stairway To Heaven… I really admire this guy and wish could see him again in one super heavy drama. Together with Choi Ji Woo, they’re my fave actors. Would appreciate if anyone can recommend good dramas where these 2 stars appeared – will be on my priority list to watch, yay!

    I <3 Korean Dramas – Simply The Best!!! Fighting!!!

  1005. 1005 : Hikmi's Says:

    semoga endingnya sama kayak tiwilght saga, eman banget kalo gak hepi ending…… hehehe
    Cozz i love love luoooovvve this drama suoooo muachhhh..
    so 4 everybody lets pray together for happy ending……….

  1006. 1006 : suppledexplorer Says:

    looking forward watching this drama!!!

  1007. 1007 : [email protected] Says:

    Hope! Happy Ending!

  1008. 1008 : Mari Says:

    Ep.19 Recap http://soulsrebel.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/the-moon-that-embraces-the-sun-e19-recap-coming-up/#more-20446

  1009. 1009 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Woah! They already uploaded ep 19. Hopefully they’ll have the English subs by tomoz! =)

  1010. 1010 : admin Says:

    Preview for final episode

  1011. 1011 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Thanks, admin!!!

  1012. 1012 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Lol! She again played ‘siato’ but with His Majesty this time (last time was with Prince Yang Myung). I used to play it with my classmates during elementary days, haha! So it must be originated from Korea?!? Amazing! =)

  1013. 1013 : Jennie Says:

    One more episode and then we say goodbye to one of the sweetest love story ever. Despite all the hiccups and criticism on various issues, I’ve enjoyed watching this drama thoroughly. Next, moving on to another love story, Rooftop Prince. Can’t wait!

  1014. 1014 : juliette Says:

    Je n’arrive pas à croire que ces déjà le dernier épisode.
    J’éspére que tout finira bien pour tous le monde ^^

  1015. 1015 : Charlie Says:

    Thanks for your link, Admin.
    I have not watched ep 19 yet, but from the preview of the final ep, it looks like YM won’t be a king 🙁
    Aigoo. I can only hope JIW will pick a good role next time.

  1016. 1016 : Carmen Says:

    Based on the previous for the final It looks it will be a good end for this drama, so all the people that saw the drama will be happy, good good good…

  1017. 1017 : [email protected] Says:

    Thanks, Admin!
    can’t wait!!

  1018. 1018 : Reshi Says:

    the ending is sad and happy ending…… hwon is so so so funny…. 😀

  1019. 1019 : jow Says:

    The rating of this drama still can’t beat the rating of “Brillian Legacy & Baker King Kim Tak Goo”

  1020. 1020 : Mic Says:


    The sentiment about JIW not being the main lead in this drama is understandable. But I think instead of being the main lead, being able to participate in a successful drama is way more important for an actor’s career. This drama is very successful compared to Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, for instance, where JIW was the main lead. So you don’t have to feel too bad for him. 🙂

  1021. 1021 : Hikmi's Says:

    I totally agree with you _Mic_, we must support all the actors and actresses in this drama, all of which played here have been doing a very beautiful, then let them both happy Hwon ang Yeon Woo ( the story of their love is very strong and loyal, just like my love hhheeee,….i really can not forget about the deep longing stares them both )yeahh. And also to Jung Il Woo let him making happy life with lee chung ah ( coz i prefer look Jung il woo cute n flirty ) ahh more fun hehe. Then let us celebrate the end of this drama with happy cry ( not really willing ) hiiiiksss, floods of tears, wipes, and PEACE ( like my atshma relapse )..
    Greeting to all of the crew tis drama, a very good job and perfect, n dont forget, quickly make agood drama like this anymore….ill wait
    LOL 4 TMETS, n i think i will watch you again soon hehehe

  1022. 1022 : Charlie Says:

    @Mic 1020,
    Thanks for petting my shoulder, but I don’t really feel that bad. As I said in my earlier comment, to be able to see him unexpectedly in this drama was a treat.
    But what make you think this drama is more successful than his previous one, the rating? Honestly, I don’t care about the rating. I found some dramas didn’t have high rating , but I still enjoyed them. And I love Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, especially when I watched it second and third time, JIW was so delicious in there, I didn’t even care the foolish story. I hope to see him soon in another drama.
    Now my attention has shifted to King 2Heart and Micky Youchoon. Yum-yum.

  1023. 1023 : mitch Says:

    … haysssst, TMTETS was ended, i will surely miss all the cast.. i love the whole story and the ending, though i hate how Prince YM died. 1st, i hate it coz he died in the drama (i’m JIW avid fan,hehe) but i know it’s part of the story.. 2nd i hate how he died! it’s soooo unrealistic, they should give him a more dignified death.. anyways, we cannot do anything anymore, besides the story ends well, very smoothly and funny. love it (“,).. all were back to its proper places. KSH’s role suits him well.. Perfect! from his voice to his facial expression.. HGI too, she’s soo lovely and very professional! you can’t even notice the age gap between her fellow actors. bravo!
    10 stars for this and 2 thumbs up!

  1024. 1024 : Charlie Says:

    Oh, oh. Just saw a news that Yoochun’s father just passed away.

    I’m sorry about your lost. I’m also sorry about the joke I made on you
    in my previous comment.

  1025. 1025 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    One of the best kdramas I’ve seen so far! Teary-eyed up to the last scene with Princess Min Hwa! A li’l bit funny at the end and it’s all —- SEALED WITH A KISS!

    Proud to be part of this generation! AJA AJA FIGHTING! Cheers to y’all!!!

  1026. 1026 : Charlie Says:

    @mitch 1023,
    What, YM died just as someone predicted as in the novel? And died in indignity?
    Now I’m not sure if I want to watch the ending anymore. ;(

  1027. 1027 : Charlie Says:

    I finally watched the last two episodes.
    Is the ending as I wished for? No. Is it an acceptable ending? Yes. If YM couldn’t have the throne, then I’d rather him die than live pathetically as in earlier episodes. The dying scene was a little too bloody though, destroyed our handsome prince’s image.
    I think the writer tricked me into some wrong impressions by plotting in something unnecessary and in the end, didn’t give any further explanations or conclusions on those mysterious sayings.
    As I watch the so called “happy ending”, what my grandma and my mom used to say kept popping up in my mind, it’s an old Korean saying, “Only the dead ones are pitiful!” Yes, indeed. Life goes on; people who are alive are seeking or soaked in their own happiness. Is death really a wise choice? Apparently, it is not.

    Thanks for everyone riding the “Moon & Sun” wagon, pulled by an old cow (a little too slow), together; but it has been one heck of a ride. See you all on other boards.

  1028. 1028 : Jennie Says:

    @mitch and @ Charlie Yang Myung was not killed in the drama but he chose to die simply because there cannot be two suns. If Yang Myung lived, there will always be plotting and people trying to get him to wrestle the throne from Hwon. He did die an honorable death in the end. But what irks me is that the scene was carried out hurriedly and badly. So many soldiers watching and no one even attempted to stop it-so silly. The saddest part was that he was not buried with honours but was just brought back to his mother. That was sad for all his sacrifice 🙁 I also didnt like the fact that they ordered NK’s death and that the princess lived well in the end. That was so unfair!!

  1029. 1029 : KDaddict Says:

    Oh shoot! Why did Yang M have to make such a choice? What a terribly cruel thing to do to his mother! What was Hwon doing w that bow n arrow in his hand? Why didn’t he just shoot down the guy who stood up to threaten YM’s life? Why didn’t Woon go for a preemptive strike? What were all the soldiers doing just standing there? It was all done becos they wanted a heart-wrenching that would give a v dramatic ending by raising the emotions in the 1st half of ep 20 to an otherwise impossible height.

    The story/show has been most unkind to YangM, to Seul, to Woon and to Shawoman Jang. The “fates” or rather the writer has dealt them poor hands. By being born of a lesser mother, YM and Woon were condemned to limited possibilities. By being born of a lower class, Seul and Jang could only devote their lives to the service of others. Ditto for Hyung Sun.

    The only person who “lucked out” was Min Hwa. She was young n innocent when she participated in the voodoo act to kill YW. But after she was all grown up, she did say she’d do it all over again w no hesitation. And she ended up living happily ever after w son n husband. Why? Becos only by forgiving her, could Hwon, Yeom, his son n his mother live happily. So it wasn’t for her sake that YW pleaded w the king to restore her status, but for the sake of those she loved.

  1030. 1030 : KDaddict Says:

    YangM was killed in that particular want with everyone standing and watching becos the show wanted a heart-wrenching “scene” that would give a v dramatic ending by raising emotions in the 1st half of ep 20 to an otherwise impossible height.
    I get it, but I hate it for YangM’s sake.

  1031. 1031 : KDaddict Says:

    YangM was killed in that particular “way”, with…..

  1032. 1032 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 978 Kimchilee

    Hi, how are you? Long time didn’t see your name and I thought you left this blog……….. So nice to see your name appear again. I sometimes go to Sung Il Gook’s drama & blog to see whether can see yr name but didn’t.

    There will be another 2 dramas with older ladies with younger men. King2hearts & Rooftop prince. But who cares, as long as they look beautiful and can act. I rather have older pleasant lead actress who can act than those young one who are not pleasant or cannot act.

    Hope to see Kim Soo Hyun another great drama with nice lead actress. 🙂

  1033. 1033 : OK OK OK Says:

    Lee Hwon is such a romantic husband. Learning hard to play music to celebrate Wol’s birthday.
    Kim Soo Hyun ssi, you are so………..manly, cute & adorable.
    Wishing you all the best. Aja aja hwaiting !!!!!!! 😛

  1034. 1034 : bbnaZ Says:

    METS the best forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    KSH daebak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HGI beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    KSH & HGI Sweet, Cute, Best and Memorable Couple Of The Year!!!!


  1035. 1035 : mitch Says:

    @1028 Jennie..
    hi, i just wrote “he died” i never emphasized that “he was killed”. anyways it’s the same thing, i’m just disappointed that he chose to die, and the soldiers didn’t do anything for him (of course it’s the directors’/writers’ decision) hehe.. though i enjoyed watching the last episode, still i cannot move on for what happened to JIW.. hehe.. love the ending and the casts are all perfect for their roles.. Good job!

  1036. 1036 : Haziqh Says:

    drama yg best , daebak !!!!!!

  1037. 1037 : Charlie Says:

    YM’s choice wasn’t kind to his mom, that’s for sure. But If he has to die, I’d rather he dies this way, voluntarily killed by an unknown enemy soldier, then from any other named character. Did the drama reach to a “heart-wrenching” height by YM’s death scene? Yes, in my opinion, but shortly after, all the comical scenes ruined that effect.

  1038. 1038 : KDaddict Says:

    Oh writer-nim, METS show-oh-show,
    Would it have been terrible IF:

    Seul saved Yeom’s life; he marries her in gratitude; she takes care of his young son;
    Then Min Hwa comes by to watch Seul living in happiness w Yeom n her son; Now, THAT’d be punishment for her!
    Shawoman Jang performs the ceremony to cleanse the land of evil, n send the departed spirits on their way; she then returns to lead SeungSukKwan, w Jansil by her side; they work to bless the royal couple, the court and the ppl;
    Give Woon a life beyong just standing beside the king day n night. He isn’t a eunuch like Hyung Sun for goodness sake.
    YangM has done his job of rooting out all the rebels; the battle is done; he goes off to live with his mother; n Hwon creates a position just for him: Minister of Social Welfare, to take care of the poor n indigent. Who says his existence would threaten the king? In this uprising, he more than proves his loyalty once n for all. No one would be stupid enough to start another rebellion in his name.

    @Oh Charlie,
    The pt is: He DOESN”T have to die! It’s so upsetting.
    I already knew he died in the book, but I still cried all the way thru that bloody scene of his death. Well, I think they did it for the ratings, and/or emotional impact. :’-(

  1039. 1039 : KDaddict Says:

    Please JIW ssi, come back to us soon, in another drama, As the lead, in which you’ll have many many many scenes, of happiness, sadness, anger, fear, jealousy, frustration, etc. etc. etc., so that we can see the range of your acting, and be paired with an actress who is a good match for you, and her char should only have yes for you and you alone. It doesn’t matter if it’s sageuk, fantasy, contemporary, futuristic or time-travel. Is that asking for too much?

  1040. 1040 : Charlie Says:

    Your past posts had put me down on hoping a happy ending for YM – because he was born to a non-queen mom so he couldn’t be a king, he was being killed in the novel, blublublu, so I was immune to the bad ending. In other words, I had accepted his death in the back of my mind. You, On the other hand, seem more upset by the ending.

    I totally agree with you. Nicely put. At one point, I thought you had left this boat. I don’t think we are asking too much. 😉

    Mr. Gorgeous, Jung Il Woo, do you hear?
    Although your performance in episode 19 was great, but Return of Iljimae, 49 Days, and Floral Boys Ramen Shop, are so much enjoyable than TMES. So please, no more second place.

  1041. 1041 : UEE Says:

    oh! my hero yang myung!! he’s so good looking.
    at ep19, i know that he never betrayed his younger brother. i also wondered whether he would betray his brother.& the answer is totally not!
    he;s gentlemen! love him!

  1042. 1042 : takgu99 Says:

    still, this drama also can’t challenge baker king! baker king was absolutely great drama ever!! no. 1 in my life..i think this drama will be better if they change the ending bcome more interesting & they also change the yeon woo feeling..from lee hwon to yang myung!! i’ll bcome more excited! that’s why the rating doesn’t passing the 50 percent! only awesome & amazing drama would passing the 50 percent just like baker king, lovers in paris & many more..drama like my girl also should get the 50 percent..but, i dont know why it cant get it! my girl was rank as 2nd best drama in my opinion! 😀
    i dont want to watch it again..i’ll watch if i miss & love again!

  1043. 1043 : arrazzaqu Says:

    Oh, I will love this drama so much if only the way YM died is not like that ridiculous as they shown in the last episode. Why should he died like that? Why don’t people around him protected him? If he had to die, make him die properly. I mean, rather than made someone murdered him while people just standing and watching, it will be better if he died in the crowd of war when all people struggle for their own life. It will be more touching and interesting I think. However this drama will be my other favourite Kdrama since all of the casts have done great jobs. And I know Kim Soo Hyun is adorable, but I have to say that I have another favourite character in this drama, I love Jung Eun Pyo, he is sooooo funnny! hahaha… thanks for make me laugh! ^^d

  1044. 1044 : kimchilee Says:

    Hi OK3!

    I always see your name around.. read all your good comments.. i have been around just reading through it..but have been very busy and hardly have any time to watch any K-dramas since I last watch Princess Man. Not many dramas i find appealing these days due to maybe the pairings of actors, or the storyline.. but this one looks promising so I had watch a few scenes here and there and waited to know how the ending is like.. looks like a sad ending..now quite scared to watch it.

    I have been disappointed with SIG’s choice of dramas lately, still trying to bring myself to watch his latest drama, Fermented family. Nice? but I am glad his wife will be having triplets! So glad for him!

    Cheers everyone!

  1045. 1045 : KDaddict Says:

    Ah, so actually you have me to thank for preparing you for YangM’s bad ending, such that you wouldn’t be too upset. Right? 😉
    Me, tho I knew it was coming, the scene was so well acted by uri JIW, and becos it was Him, sb I love, playing this innocent, honorable, character who was dying a v bloody death, I cried like an idiot. If it was a lesser actor, I might not have cried. And yes, I am feeling the unfairness of that unnecessary n senseless death. YangM deserves better.
    But what I hate the most is that he turned his back to the spear, to commit suicide. He can’t have the girl he loves, so he chooses to die? Come on! Then half the planet would be dead, u know? And he won’t be a thread to Hwon’s throne henceforth. It’s just that stupid “there can’t be 2 suns” metaphor. I knew it was coming, but I think I’m mad at the writer. 🙂

    I’ve always loved JIW. Oh no, I Never left this boat. As his role in METS is rather limiting in terms of range of emotions n actions, YangM only gets to mope around as a love-sick puppy. It’s hard to get excited abt scenes that only call for such limited n repetitive acting. I was grating my teeth thru out this series regarding JIW playing YM. I think that JIW obviously deserves to play richer chars. But he must have his reasons for choosing to “help out” in this drama. Maybe he owes the producer or director one, who knows. I was trying to be polite, not cursing or jumping up n down abt it.
    In this plot, Hwon is the lone char that is allowed to shine, n KSH has done a wonderful job at it. If JIW had been given that role instead, I’m sure he’d have done extremely well too. So you see, I love both actors. But YangM’s single-tracked mind to pursue YW, not so much!

  1046. 1046 : s3 Says:

    I would like to dedicate this comment to Jung Il Woo, who I think is one of the best actors of his time, especially after seeing his performance in this drama. I believe he made YM’s character believable and true. Salute to Jung Il Woo!!

  1047. 1047 : Jun Hui Says:

    Is it just me or was Prince Yang Myung invisible??? As much as I love Jung Il Woo, I was rooting for King Lee Hwon all the way, even though I hate the “I’m King, so I can be arrogant and tell people what to do” persona that Kim Soo Hyun took on. Yes he died an honorable death, though they could have made the scene more realistic, but I did not care much for it. I am satisfied, not thoroughly pleased, but nonetheless satisfied with the ending.
    To Kim Soo Hyun, the reason why I first watched Kdramas in the first place, great job playing a character that I hate to love.
    Jung Il Woo, if only Kim Soo Hyun wasn’t the lead.

  1048. 1048 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 1044 Kimchilee

    My sis manage to finish Fermentation Family bc she is also a great fan of Song Il Gook too n she said the story moves very slow but the scenery is nice. Can watch if u don’t mind the story moves v slow. But I do mind -I only watch abt 4 eps N stop.

    For me, I disappointed with Jae Hee’s latest drama Color of Woman bc lead actress is Eugene but change to someone else which I don’t like. 🙁

  1049. 1049 : OK OK OK Says:

    @1044 Kimchilee

    This drama METS – do not be afraid. Its not scary and its not a sad ending.
    At 1st i hv the same thinking as you bc some comments says its sad in early few eps that I put on hold. But after I came across another group of pp says its not sad….
    I started to watch and enjoy it very very much. At least i don’t hv wait till the end then watch while many pp already enjoying the dramas. hehehe
    The people, the scenery, the costume they wear are all bright, sunny & beautiful. 🙂 🙂
    Ep 20, even JIW choose to die in the end, but the producer let JIW appear to Lee Hwon close bodyguard WOON in a suave cheeky manner again why he is happy to choose death as a solution. After that, the drama shows about HGI & Kim Soo Hyun living lovingly happily ever after. This is also what JIW hope for.

    I can say – almost most of the episodes are on the bright side. Not sad at all except ep 1 – a little gloomy. Other than that, all is good.
    Overall, I enjoy it very much. I bet you will fall in love with lead actor Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Hwon) & also Yeo Jin Goo (young Lee Hwon) 🙂

  1050. 1050 : KDaddict Says:

    there is nothing wrong w KSH being the lead, bc he did a bang up job w it;
    it is too bad that JIW played a char that had nothing to do mope, n had nowhere to go but death;
    However, if JIW wasn’t in the show, it’d have been much less attractive to watch.
    Therein lies the dilemma.

  1051. 1051 : s3 Says:

    Does no one understand how hard it is to play a supporting character and be as memorable as JIW was 🙁 Sure he didn’t have the most outstanding character but he played his role very well, the emotions were there and if the plot wasn’t so predictable, it was very well executed. KSH was also very good. But I think we are forgetting the Queen’s performance in episode 19, after the curse backfired, her acting was truly outstanding. The way she acted frightened it was very well done.

  1052. 1052 : mitch Says:

    @1038 KDaddict
    hahaha, i sooo love your own version of the ending of TMETS.. hahaha love it! it is better if they end it that way so that we don’t have this sad feeling over all the scenes that we have watched. hhehe

  1053. 1053 : OK OK OK Says:

    @1050 KDaddict

    I agree with what you said. KSH is great being the lead. It will be less sparkle if JIW didn’t act as Yang Myung.
    At first I am sad that YM died but later when he appear happily talking to Woon before disappearing from the screen, it makes me feel better to remember his happy side. 🙂
    Just a little disappointed it didn’t hit or cross over the 50% ratings due to football match bc that episode is the climax…

    Anyway – congratulations to METS 😛

  1054. 1054 : KDaddict Says:

    Who says we don’t understand how hard it is to play a support char n be as memorable as JIW? Why do u think we say METS would be less attractive if it wasn’t JIW playing YangM?
    It is bc we love JIW so much that it hurts more to see His YM suffer thru the whole drama n to watch His YangM die a painful death. I for one wouldn’t mind as much if it wasn’t JIW in that role.
    Indeed many of us love KMS as BK. We praised her lavishly much earlier for earlier eps. She is definitely a bright spot in METS.
    @mitch, hi-1052,
    We all like to see good ppl live well, n ppl who have done bad things suffer in a drama, don’t we? I soo want Seul to have a good ending, n MinHwa to get punished for her selfish love, which essentially killed Yeom’s father!! Too many ppl died UNnecessarily at the end.
    So glad to see u again.
    I love this drama bc of KSH’s performance. It reminds me of Olympiads who show themselves to the world at their best after many years of preparation. Watching KSH in METS is pure pleasure bc we get to watch a human being at the top of his form, achieving his personal best, when he is caught at the perfect moment of his bloom. I go, “Ahhhhhhh…..”, in awe and in appreciation.

    Thank you Kim Soo Hyun for a lovely drama viewing time. May you have many more National dramas in years to come!

  1055. 1055 : kimchilee Says:

    Hello Ok3! Yes.. i will definitely watch this bec I fell in love with KSH from dream high. His acting and facial expression in the roles he plays are enough to make me look all over the dramas wanting him to act more and more. The sad part is when we like 2 actors in the drama, its always sad when one ends up the loser.. but still, a good story is enough to draw enough support bec everyone acted so well.

    I will buy the dvd for this drama and watch to my heart’s content and of course, cry like crazy.. I cannot comment here yet as i have not watch this drama fully yet.. only the beginning and the ending.. it’s enough to make me want to watch this drama.

  1056. 1056 : Moonhee saedak Says:

    무척 인상 깊게 잘 보았읍니다. 연우 역활을 맏았던 여배우가 영— 어색하긴 했지만 연우 아가씨의 어릴때의 보습을 닮은 성인 배우임을 감안 해본다면 그렇게 나쁘진 않았어요. 이드라마의 하이 라이트는 김수현 군의 아직 들익은 “배” 같았이 순수한 연기가 아주 미래의 촉망이 보입니다.
    앞으로 좀더 실력있는 상대 배우를 만나서 연기에 접한다면 아주, 정말
    매력적이고 훌륭한 연기자가 될수있을것입니다. 참, 잘 생겼읍니다.
    김수현군 절대로 얼굴에 칼을 대지마세요. 모두들 높은 코를 만드는데…
    자연미가 없어짐과 동시에 정상 급으로 오를수가 없어요. 조언을 명심하세요. 많이 아쉽네요 짧게 끝나것이 말입니다. 대단히 감사드립니다. 이런 좋은 드라마를 보게되었음을….

  1057. 1057 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ 1055 Kimchilee

    Don’t worry, you won’t cry like crazy. You will have full of praise for Kim Soo Hyun & some others.
    To me, this drama is to a more happy side than the sad.
    Most of the good hearted actors & actresses will make you happy. 🙂

    I only shed tears twice for these 20 episodes. Once when Wol’s female bodyguard Snow dies for protecting Wol’s brother being attack by assassinator. Another one is Yang Myung…… kekekeke 🙂

    I will also repeat all the episodes to catch all their expressions.

  1058. 1058 : OK OK OK Says:

    Moonhee saedak

    Would you be kind enough to explain in english what you says? Very curious
    Kamsa Hamnida. 🙂

  1059. 1059 : UEE Says:

    so sad..my hero was die at last ep & totally hate the ending! such a stupid ending, how come all character just die! why dont yeon woo & king die together..or all character in this drama die. how come sol, queen, yang myung, shaman jang, queen dowager die together at last!! wow! & last ep. queen, shaman, yang myung just die like that! i think the ending is not good.that;s why the rating doesn’t reach above than fifty. i think it’ll bcome more awesome ending if this drama done by dong yi director! i think he;s good at doing historical or epic drama just like dong yi! oh! totally never agree wt the ending!

    at director!
    i told u already that if u dont change the ending will drop. u see it urself! the ratings goes down 0.5%! it means that ur ending was not good! i hope the rooftop prince will not be like this!!
    btw,thank u for attract me to watch this drama. love the opening, the middle & the climax! hate the ending!
    i think most of kdrama had the same like this! bad ending! but i dont remember what drama. hehe

  1060. 1060 : UEE Says:

    at above comment. i made a mistake, hehe
    *ratings will drop

  1061. 1061 : UEE Says:

    @ok ok ok
    really agree wt u. im really happy that yang myung was happy after he die,,
    but im still sad & it won’t disappear! love him so much! to KSH, i love ur acting! ur acting was amaze me & made me angry wt u all the time! hehe
    good job JIW & KSH!
    & also i feel that i want cry when yang myung appear beside woon!
    when i look at woon face! ohhhh!!! so sad! i feel that i want to cry with woon.. love this drama!! hate ending part!

  1062. 1062 : cindy Says:

    i think the ending is simple but perfect.
    From the very beginning it was said that one day everything will be in their rightful place.The moment yeon u regain her memory the destiny must be done and what is hers should be returned. The death of those people were necessary and by the way they brought it to themselves. And the prince myeon death is epic her love for yeon u brought him to that decision even if he live she can’t have her and thinking of her will kill him so he decide to die so that he can freely think and love yeon u… uhhh so sweet 🙂 I strongly believe the ending was right. I can’t think of any final episode moon-sun will have. I didn’t even dare think that the ending will be like forgiving everyone and not punishing them. hahaha

  1063. 1063 : Devi Says:

    I this drama is one of the best K Drama ever. It is very complete. Good story, good act from alll of the players, good costumes and good ending ( which is rare for the K drama). My salute for the Director. I think he is one of the best director in Korean. He is able to see the potensial of each players and build up their acting ability to the best in this drama. I wish there are many more K Drama like this.

  1064. 1064 : fannie Says:

    i really like to comment even if i’m only on ep 14.of all the historical dramas i’ve seen, this is the best. i love the young prince and the girl who portrayed yeun u.they are good and i think they help a lot in the drama.as i read all the comments about the ending, i think i can understand why the king cannot do or decide anything without thinking of his position, that would be selfish of him, thinking only of his own happiness when what is at stake is the entire kingdom.KSH really did a good job in his role, he showed so much emotions in his role and you can feel that he wish he could do something to people close to him, including his brother but since he is the king, he has to restrain himself.i love the scene, where he visited wol in her prison cell, and he breaks down after talking to her.wow!i still have 6 more episodes to go,there’s still so much to see and looking forward to a happy ending for the sun and the moon.

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  1066. 1066 : Charlie Says:

    Yeah, I guess I need to thank you for getting me prepared for YM’s death.
    Yes, indeed. YM deserved better, for he had been such kind person and acted by such great actor, my love, JIW. But I can perfectly understand why he chose to die. I think it’s primarily because he hadn’t been happy about his life due to his status given by his birth. YW did make him happy, but when she died, the first time, he lived, he didn’t follow her. I think, later, he saw less hope in his life. Of cause, life is precious; no one should choose to die. But this is no real life. So I have no complaining on that part. Especially, the bloody dying scene, made his departure more triumphed. If he couldn’t live gloriously as a king or a happy prince, at least, he could do so in his death. JIW in this drama was like in Take Care of the Young Lady; he’d never win, because of the needs of the role for the story. So I can only hope I’d see him more on the screen and happy and totally in control of the story, be the KING.

  1067. 1067 : sara Says:

    i loved the drama so far.but the 2 last episodes really disappointed me.i still don’t get why YM should die? Hown is there with the bow,Woon with the sword-after all they call him sword ghost- but neither of them don’t move and wait for the soldier to kill YM?what?even if they wanted to kill him,they could make it better not in this ridiculous way.why YM should be suffering since the beginning till the end?they really waste JIW ‘s talent and his character in the drama.really,give me a reason why a girl should reject such a great man.also,i don’t get why YW is so different from her childhood.she was so smart to the point that she criticized the laws of the country but why she was so stupid and neutral when grown up.princess committed such a grave sin but still was forgiven.i don’t get it.

  1068. 1068 : kh4li5h Says:

    to admin: i really love this drama but i can download it. can u ask team production, will they realesed the original DVD at indonesia??? please…iam very exited with this one….thanks….^_^

    (@kh4li5h from admin : just be patient, they will release the original DVD soon.)

  1069. 1069 : KDaddict Says:

    I think #1066 makes perfect sense. It’s been an unhappy life for YM. It is a story, a KD, not real life, as u say. It is v impt for stories n dramas to show young ppl that when things don’t go well, don’t give up. I just wish the writer would give him that chance for a new beginning, to find meaning n happiness.

    Nicely put! A lot of us feel the same way. If u go back 1 page, you’ll see that many comments addressed the same issues.
    You’ve brought up an additional one that we haven’t discussed as the show wrapped up; we talked abt it 10 eps back:
    The grown up Yeon Woo is a pale shadow of her younger self, just as u said. Maybe the time she spent in the nailed coffin caused some brain damage owing to oxygen deprivation! (I’m being facetious here).
    After she woke up, she was not as smart, as lively, as active, as funny as before. Part of it may be bc she no longer had a family n felt insecure n lost. At any rate, she became a much less interesting char to watch. IMO, that’s the most serious flaw of this drama: to have a leading char that leaves the audience wanting for more personality from her!
    But despite its flaws, for whatever reason, this has been an addicting show. We had fun during its run.

  1070. 1070 : hirmah Says:

    great drama, so romantic..i love this drama..i give 9.9/10

  1071. 1071 : recha Says:

    overall is a good TV series. the story is SUPER, who ever write the stories is brilliant. all the character is good but actually I think the main actress is not suitable if we compare it with the main actor she is too old they should use the younger one. the crown prince and the crown princess their acting is VERY GOOD I like it, it’s SUPERBS.

  1072. 1072 : tc Says:

    So many deaths to keep the love of the OTPs alive. Find it hard to accept the death of YM(wish he died to save the King and not suicide) and Seol. It left a bitter taste in my mouth and I could not enjoy wholeheartedly the sweet moments between the OTPs right after YM’s death. Would have prefer a better ending for some of the characters but overall it is still an enjoyable drama.


    As you said, it was hard for most of us who watch this show to accept YM’s death because the role is played by JIW. By the way, I started watching Feast of Gods after METs and I was hooked straightaway due to the presence of 2 wonderful male leads. Please go to that thread and we (include Jennie and Mystisith) have left our comments for you

  1073. 1073 : KDaddict Says:

    I’ve written a diff ending in #1038 (p.43). See if u like that better.
    Off to read all your comments on Feast of Gods.

  1074. 1074 : iammee Says:

    it was just so sad that ill woo has to die. i just hope that he will be part and this tiime the lead star of another great drama soon. just looking at him makes one’s day so bright.

  1075. 1075 : sara Says:

    that’s right.her brain should have been damaged.but i think the other reason is the child actor’s performance.she is so pretty,innocent and talented.it was so hard to take when she was dying or when she wrote the letter.i could feel her love for Hown.but i never felt the same with HGI.I don’t say she is a weak actress but she is just so-so.imagine Song hye kyu was playing the role.i always think Kim Yoo Jung looks like SHK.maybe it’s just me.

  1076. 1076 : tc Says:


    Yes, I like your ending. Since these are fictitious characters, the writer could have taken the liberty to change the ending. However, if all end well, then there will be no heart wrenching moments for viewers to shed their tears and come to this thread to vent their frustration!

  1077. 1077 : KDaddict Says:

    @OK OK OK-1058,
    You asked what Comment #1056 written in Korean meant. Maybe the person who wrote it isn’t fluent in English. Here is a rough translation:

    I thought this drama impressive. Although the actress who took the role of Yeon Woo was not satisfactory to me, but it is still not too bad if I consider that the actress has a resemblance with the young Yeon Woo. The highlight of this drama is Mr. Kim Soo Hyun. I think that if he is paired with better professional actor/actress, he will surely become more fascinating and attractive actor. He is very handsome. Please never ever try plastic surgery on your face. Everybody wants to make a longer nose… If you do plastic surgery you’ll never become a super actor, so please keep that in mind. I regret to write short comment, but thank you very much for this kind of good drama…

    FYI, this comment is extremely representative of viewer sentiments in Korea.

  1078. 1078 : reca aquarius Says:

    This drama really makes me thrilled.
    I thought this drama is not interesting.
    but after seeing the episode I just 1-4 with this play.

  1079. 1079 : OK OK OK Says:

    1061 UEE

    Re Yang Myung – actually my sis was watching the CUT / NG about the spear stuck in Yang Myung’s body (last ep) – he was laughing all the way with all the actors during that scene. I asked her where she got this video, she told me its from this blog page under Official Site / Photo From official Site. But when I went to search it for you or those interested to watch – my sis cld not rem how she got to that site bc all in Korean language. Too bad, if not many will cheer up after watching that video. JIW is well & happy. 🙂

  1080. 1080 : OK OK OK Says:

    1077 KDaddict

    I find it funny that there is a blog meant for Korean language and yet it was posted here. I thought Koreans already accepted Plastic Surgery.

    But anyway,
    Thanks so much for the explanation. How did you do so well? How many years did you learn Korean Language? I am very curious.
    You make me so eager to learn…… 🙂

    Kim Soo Hyun ssi – You have very pleasant face features and personality. Very handsome. So please do not do P.S on your face.

  1081. 1081 : ASP Says:

    This is one of the best korean drama!!
    I love the story line and also the cast soo much, especially Kim Soo Hyun and Yeo Jin Goo! They done their role very” well.. ♥ ♥

  1082. 1082 : TAVAI Says:

    love the drama but a bet disapointment the ending

  1083. 1083 : jendi Says:

    i’m going to watch this

  1084. 1084 : chika Says:

    My eyes full of TEARS :’)

    this serial really AWESOME !!!!!


    What i can learn from this serial is Family,Friendship,Loyality,and offcourse Love 🙂

  1085. 1085 : takgu99 Says:

    last time i told that maybe this drama will take 1st,2nd,3rd place in my favourite drama!

    ~before watching MTES until the end!
    1-baker king
    2-my girl
    3-ur beautiful
    4-city hall
    5-sassy girl chun hyang

    ~after watching the MTES ending!
    1-baker king
    2-my girl
    3-ur beautiful
    4-city hall
    5-sassy girl chun hyang

    result still the same.. i really dont like the ending! such a stupid!
    i still agree about yang myung reason to die, bcoz he’s suffered a lot!
    but about shaman jang die, i really dont get it! why she’d to chose the stupid decision! this drama didn’t take place in my list all bcoz of the ending was really bad! this drama just like secret garden that wasn’t take place after i’d watch it till the end! the secret garden doesn’t take place bcoz of the beginning of the story was really slow & waste my time!
    one more thing! the sad SCENE in this drama can’t compete wt baker king that made my tears can’t stop falling! still no drama that can challenge baker king! & still no drama can take the 1st place!
    btw,love MTES!

  1086. 1086 : UEE Says:

    @OK OK OK
    THNKS! 😀

  1087. 1087 : Mika Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun is awesome! I like his acting esp when he’s crying or being mad.
    I like other actress and actor too.
    Nice drama, really 🙂
    Recommended for you guys!;)

  1088. 1088 : Jonald Oliver Says:

    please, can i replay it in GMA 7?

  1089. 1089 : kdviewer Says:

    have watched all the eps and i think this drama is over-rated in terms of rating. storyline is very simple and the ending is very hurried… all bad people die or get their punishment and the main couple, king lee hwon and woo of course have a happy ending.. nothing exciting and much expected.

    In fact, the acting of his queen (kim min seo as yoon BK) and woo’s mother (yang mi kyung) beat the performance of HGI till the end…

    The chemistry between the 2 leads (KSH and HGI) was also not convincing… cant feel the passion that they were trying to portray till the end. Yet their love story was the central theme of this drama.

    When all the young characters reached adult stage, there were not much growth and development in them… they were stuck in the mould they were given when they came on stage. So although KSH performance was good, it was much on 1 facet of his character.. nothing much changed in the 20 eps. same goes for JIW as prince YM…

    In fact, i think credit for the good viewership should go to the young cast in the 1st 6 eps especially yeo jin goo (YJG) and kim joo yung. would especially compliment YJG for his good acting in sageuk at his age.

  1090. 1090 : KDaddict Says:

    Good to see u.
    Not only the bad ppl die; some good ones die quite unnecessarily as well, so that the OTP can live happily ever after. Other than that, I’ve been saying essentially similar things in so many words, over 20 eps. You manage to sum it up so succinctly at the end.
    K2Hearts, 2 eps in, is already being hailed as a National drama. It is indeed shaping up v nicely. So is RoofTP, esp for those of us who love Micky. See u there! Cheers!

  1091. 1091 : kdviewer Says:

    @KDaddict 1090

    thanks. good to see u here too & happy to hear that our views concur.
    have read all your comments that you’ve posted for TMETS but didnt have time to pend till today.

    have watched the first 2 eps of K2H, RTP and The Equator Man (ETM) over the last 2 days when eng subs were up. have commented on ETM. see and hear you at the 3 new dramas 🙂

  1092. 1092 : siska Says:

    I agree with kdviewer, cast of the main plot is not good, han ga in and kim so hyun there is no chemistry between them, really dissapointed. The rating is number one, but for me, is not good enough to have rhe number one rating because the story is really good I know, but the cast of the mai
    n plot not convincing. Sorry, for them.i like both of them.

  1093. 1093 : chR15 Says:

    because this drama have many emotion scene..
    i just think 3 best actress for yeon woo role..
    Moon geun young suit this character well
    i also think Im Soo Jung should make comeback..she was so cool with her natural and powerful acting!!
    and of course.,Moon Chae Won the most talented and super natural in emotion scene..i found that she just the same with Kim Soo Hyun..every time they act crying scene.,viewers will totally fall in tears..PErfect..!
    this just my opinion bcoz i really feel METS just make a little dissappointed bcoz HGI flat acting!! huhu

  1094. 1094 : mie Says:


  1095. 1095 : Doris Says:

    I just love the story… though leading man and actress doesn’t have the chemistry…. they should have chosen a leading lady with same age of the lead man

  1096. 1096 : Jul Says:


  1097. 1097 : takgu99 Says:

    i think the young couple of yeon woo & lee hwon was much more sweet & had a chemistry than the adult couple.. good job YJG & KYJ..such a young talented person!

  1098. 1098 : GiRl Says:

    good drama
    i love acting in this drama. and about HGI ……she is so beautiful and she has g8 acting. she was the best choice for this character.

  1099. 1099 : Sina Says:

    Love the drama. the actors were great. I am going to miss them. Hope another comes up soon with them in it.

  1100. 1100 : nita Says:

    Two thumbs aren’t enough, four thumbs for this drama..
    Can’t stop crying when King Lee Hwon felt that he couldn’t do anything when his beloved sick woman Heo Yeon was thrown away from his palace.
    I love their young scenes, full off love and funny although ended with tragedy..
    Cheers for this The Moon That Embraces The Sun drama..
    ( ‘⌣’)人(‘⌣’ )

  1101. 1101 : SEGACRAZE Says:

    thanks KDVIEWER coming to this thread and im really agree with your comments with this drama…im really hesitant to comment bec many people who loves TMETS will maybe hate me for my comment …the plot is good but what im not hooked on this one is i dont fell in love with the characters/main leads…unlike THE PRINCESS’ MAN,the plot is very simple but i did love it bec the main lead has strong chemistry….[PEACE]

  1102. 1102 : kdviewer Says:

    #1092 siska, #1101 SEGACRAZE

    thanks. glad to hear you both have same views as me on TMETS.

    SEGACRAZE, totally agree you with you on your comments on The Princess Man (TPM) that its main leads, park si hoo (PSH) and moon chae won (MCW) have shown strong chemistry. Especially love PSH’s acting as KSY in TPM.

  1103. 1103 : Autumn Says:

    I totally fell in love with Kim Soo Hyun again. He potrays his character as a king is reli good and totally different from the character in dream high. He reli good in his acting. I love this drama too. Before watching, I was hesitant but after watched the first ep, I was hooked. Crying so hard especially when the young Yeon Woo died scene. All the young casts are good in their acting too. Hmmm guess they are going to be a rising star as well.

  1104. 1104 : Prime Says:

    yay…. the young actors & actress are truly good esp the actress protraying the young Wol. She reli made me stand up to look @her…

    Keep up the good work!

  1105. 1105 : Maha Bamaarouf Says:

    LOL Han gain has Which star as her Cellphone background??


  1106. 1106 : Lyrad Says:

    I love story and the plot! Excellent! The cast acted well and it has a wonderful story!! I love it!


  1107. 1107 : SEGACRAZE Says:

    Gawd!… i love the scene bet the king and the princess in ep 18…my tears fall in that scene…i like both young and adult actresses who portrayed Princess Min Hwa..i think Nam Bo Ra is prettier than Kim Yoo Jung..just my opinion….hehe

  1108. 1108 : Sheny Roselle Says:

    I like the story but I like better the Princess’ Man. I fell in love with the main actor as well as with the story. It’s one of the KDs I definitely won’t forget. This drama is good but but the main cast is not that good especially the leading actress, she’s quite boring. They don’t have chemistry together.

  1109. 1109 : Bunny Says:

    The greatest drama i ever watch. 1 thing that make me pretty disappoint is the leading actrees. She is not good enough compares to KSH. N for a 21 years old girl (HYW), she is too old. The queen has better acting than HGI. But after all this is a great drama to watch n i fell little sad to end it.

  1110. 1110 : SEGACRAZE Says:

    Princess Min Hwa,the one who made me cry on this drama…!!!!

  1111. 1111 : Doris Says:

    great drama. A must watch!

  1112. 1112 : @@ Says:

    Nice Drama, but i like the younger version of the characters more. Especially the young crown prince. He’s so cute and adorable. He looks even more cute with his outfit. 🙂 dah, i wish they didn’t change the characters.
    BTW, it’s my first time watching KD with Classic’s theme. It a breath of fresh air and very trivial when it comes to Korean culture. But shamans isn’t true right?

  1113. 1113 : yechan Says:

    awesome! :>

  1114. 1114 : angelene mitchell Says:

    satisfying drama. Great acting, both adult and children. The ending was perfect because the bad guys was punished and the repentance sister was punished, but given another chance at life.The role of the King was great because he was a genious with his plan. I love these dramas because they are G rated

  1115. 1115 : GoodwillHunting Says:

    Han Ga In is really cool and pretty! It doesn’t matter if she’s young or not. Her young and pretty face still does not fade. Nobody would want to be marked as incapable just because of his or her age. everyone, is doing their best so just keep the trivial comments

  1116. 1116 : woonaah Says:

    I don’t really mind what minors said about this Drama.. >>
    At least for me..this is the best Korean Drama i have ever watched.. I watched it even without sub! Just saw Lee Hwon cried already made my heart burst! ^^v [PEACE]
    Anyone agree??

  1117. 1117 : nicanicnacs Says:

    this drama is good only from the start. the chemistry between the child actors (yeo jin gu and kim yoo jung) is strong unlike their adult counterparts. when they are together I didn’t felt anything. 🙁 I’m so sad.

  1118. 1118 : pamela Says:

    the drama is good but like segacrase says, its kinda. . . . unlike THE PRINCESS MAN the plot is simple but . . u know i rather wath TPM tries than TMETS

  1119. 1119 : SEGACRAZE Says:

    i’m not telling that HGI is not a good actress and too old for KSY..it’s just that she is not fit to be paired to the lead actor..i’m a romance drama lover and chemistry is a MUST THING for me…

  1120. 1120 : KDaddict Says:

    Regarding what SEGACRAZE said in #1119:
    A lot of ppl feel that way. Every actor or actress, however good they are, has certain roles that fit them or their acting style better than other roles. Their fans do not need to take it as an insult to their idols. No one is perfect, all the time.

    As for pamela’s #1118:
    I think the young crowd like METS better; a slightly older crowd like TPM better. There is an age thing here, both regarding the plot, one simple, one not, and the age of the players. METS’s initial young cast attracts a young audience, n KSH locks it in.

  1121. 1121 : Reshi Says:

    I really miss them :((

  1122. 1122 : nisa Says:

    already DONE watch this Drama. OMG i’m crying while the sad scene, and feeling happy that yeon woo and lee hwon can be together again :’)
    the ending maybe a little bit tragic, but at the end there’s a romance between them.. huwa how cute? u,u

    i felt like han ga in and kim soo hyun have a real chemistry, that would be great if they’re a couple even while ga in eonni is old than soo hyun. 🙁
    but i’m also support them, because this is the one drama that i loved ever 🙂
    and never forget after watch this, i’m also watch again and again~ haha ^^

  1123. 1123 : sangjhoon Says:

    ummhh lots of good comments, maybe i’ll try this drama too!

  1124. 1124 : pei Says:

    i really really like drama…..great!!!

  1125. 1125 : ade v Says:

    <3 <3 <3 it
    i do like young characters better,,mianhae kim soo hyun ssi..:)

  1126. 1126 : DL Says:

    Excellent cast, story, acting, ost!!!!

  1127. 1127 : thiri Says:

    i love Kim Soo Hyun .
    i like drama

  1128. 1128 : Cha_Ocha Says:

    like this drama…
    much love story,, how lovely.

    Daebak!! Soo Hyun and Ga in.
    see u on another drama…

  1129. 1129 : samdong song Says:

    so hyun oppa .^ saranghae . . .

  1130. 1130 : Reni oktora Says:

    love this drama alot…cant wait to see another drama of Kim Soo Hyun….
    keep making such a beautiful drama soo hyun….fighting

  1131. 1131 : senahensem Says:

    just fall in luv with this drama…WOW.. great cast,plot and OST!!! and now probably looking/waiting other kim soo hyun and ga in drama or maybe film together *-*

  1132. 1132 : [email protected] Says:

    surprised to see the rating in accordance with a very amazing story

  1133. 1133 : OK OK OK Says:

    soo hyun, ga in – saranghae 😀

  1134. 1134 : Melyana Says:

    I can’t say how much I love this drama… I totally falling in love with Lee Hwon (Kim Soo Hyun)…
    He’s just too perfect already…

  1135. 1135 : ironpen Says:

    Kim soo hyun is a great actor here, but the princess man is better than this series, although this series is good too..

  1136. 1136 : taraLuvJJ Says:

    great drama with great casts.. like kim soo hyun but i love his teen version character played yoe jin goo and of course lee min ho and siwan ;D

  1137. 1137 : ilovedonghae Says:

    The Best Korean Drama I’ve ever watched the cast and the story it is so good Kim So Hyun is Daebak !!

  1138. 1138 : daryl Says:

    i super love this drama!!!!!

  1139. 1139 : daryl Says:

    i’m craving for more………….

  1140. 1140 : daryl Says:

    one of the best along with princess man!!!!

  1141. 1141 : daryl Says:

    another cute lee min ho here

  1142. 1142 : andi Says:

    i think this drama is over rated with this simple story line, nothing spesial i think and just an average korean drama, i prefer Quen of Sendoqqq

  1143. 1143 : laura juwita Says:

    great movie,story and act….great completely…

  1144. 1144 : thessakpopaddict Says:

    one word to describe this drama ; perfect.

  1145. 1145 : Neno Says:

    just bought the dvds, cant wait to watch the all eps!!! :)))

  1146. 1146 : nitta Says:

    love this drama. Love the story and perfect casting too. Even Han Ga in is older than kim Soo Hyun but they’re matching well… in my opinion this drama is better than The Princess man.

  1147. 1147 : joy Says:

    I really like this k-drama…so romantic..excellent job for the whole cast, fighting….hmm best k-drama so far in 2012..

  1148. 1148 : Meijacat Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun is wow……… 🙂

  1149. 1149 : Pinkie Says:

    This drama is good but THE PRINCESS MAN is better….try watching The Princess man, it will surely move your heart…:)

  1150. 1150 : Neno Says:

    I think this drama is good, but it’ll be much better if the reasons ‘why it happend why that happen’ weren’t told to the viewers from the beginning

  1151. 1151 : khimberly Says:

    Whoa! Those ratings…

    I and my sisters have just finished watching this drama.. we think its nice but QSD and dae jang geum are still far better..

  1152. 1152 : rashel Says:

    jung il wooo saranghae…!

  1153. 1153 : Darmaurelita Says:

    Can someone tell me if this drama has a happy ending?

  1154. 1154 : ADE LIDYA Says:

    This film very goooog, make me happy.
    i love Kim Soo Hyun.

  1155. 1155 : Neno Says:

    just watched all eps. yaah I think the middle of the stroy is not too good, it just has a good beginning and ending. but I still like Kim Soo Hyun, the way his cry is so woooow :))

  1156. 1156 : SY Says:

    Great Drama in 2012 so far… Love so much the young actor & actress, especially Yeo JinGu (Lee Hwon) & Kim YooJin (Yeon Wu). And of course Kim Soo Hyun is the best actor among the adults.

  1157. 1157 : wazbi Says:

    i love this drama so much..simple beauty story..AWESOME cast and acting specialy kim soo hyun..his acting touched my heart so deep impressed me about pure of love.soundtrack is great too…every moment in this drama just kiling me softly.

  1158. 1158 : JL Says:

    I hv just watched until esp. 11 and cried fm esp.5 – 11. This show was recommended by OK OK OK. Tks to him.

  1159. 1159 : ina Says:

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa sarange this series. the first historical drama I’ve watched.
    kim so yun and Han ga in, cool. a greatest king, and i can see how woman in korea faced their life in that time. waaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  1160. 1160 : deeAn Says:

    more than awesome drama..^_^

  1161. 1161 : hunnie Says:

    just started to watch this.its good.siwan so cute

  1162. 1162 : Puspa Says:

    Like this drama..
    But i think The Princess Man much much better than this..
    Poor prince Yang Myeong :'(

  1163. 1163 : Maya Diah Says:

    Drama yang bbbuuuuaaaggguuusssss bgt…alur cerita yang so sweet & menyentuh,bener-2 romantic drama…. Love to Kim Soo Hyun (good job to apply the king caracter) 4 jempol tuk dia….!!!!!! tuk Ha Ga In, u’re very-2 beautiful women…..

  1164. 1164 : mke-88 Says:

    I really love this drama, the story is really good.

    Kim Soo Hyun has a king character. Romantic drama,

    the best of the best.

    love all the young actor and actress.

    Worth to watch<3

  1165. 1165 : robert Says:

    i have finished watching it…it’s really touching drama….really recommended…^^

  1166. 1166 : OK OK OK Says:

    I really love to repeat the whole drama – if time permits. Awesome!!!! 😛

  1167. 1167 : Info Rating “The Moon That Embraces The Sun” Full Episodes | puchicatos Says:

    […] daftar rating lengkap drama The Moon That Embraces The Sun  seperti yang dilansir koreandrama.org, dari eps 1 (4 Januari 2012) sampai episode 20 (15 Maret 2012). Konsisten meningkat, hingga akhir […]

  1168. 1168 : thaimoon Says:

    I really enjoy and impress this drama. The drama has very impressive love story, beautiful scene and awesome actor. Highly recommended !!

  1169. 1169 : mahadewi Says:

    kerennnnnnnnnnnnnn bgt ni filem…sumpah, ak dah ntn 2x..i love it…ngak sia2 ngabisin waktu buat ntn ni filem..

  1170. 1170 : quinceberrylady Says:

    worth watching! Kim Soo Hyun for Daesang! 🙂

  1171. 1171 : Serena Says:

    Very sad and happy story. Not surprised why this drama had high rating. Soo Hyun when he cried it made me feel sad deep in heart. I watched and cry and happy in the same time. Super nice drama. Really reccomend.

    Soo Hyun is very cute!..

  1172. 1172 : virgo Says:

    This drama is really amazing!!! I have watch it twice already…. Kim soo hyun, you really are a BEST ACTOR!!!! You deserve the award in 48th Beaksang Arts Awards… You are so talented!!! Love You So MUch!!! =D

  1173. 1173 : liel Says:

    im telling u all,thïs drama is a perfct 10 for me..i had tought that princess man is just fine,but this one really surpass the later..this reminds me of king sukjong’s love 4 dongyi..hwon’s unconditional and undying luv 4 yeon woo..gosh! Ì watched ths over n over agaìn..the tearful epi.5..and the romantic lst part..even tought its just fìctional..2 thumbs up..

  1174. 1174 : Lynx the great Says:

    i just hate one thing about this drama
    everything else is amazing
    quite possibly best k-drama i ever watched.

  1175. 1175 : me always Says:

    most recommended drama ever!!!!!!!!!!!! guys let’s support kim soo hyun….and this drama…thank you…

  1176. 1176 : Ally Says:

    Just finished watching! Fantastic drama – love the story line and great actors – young but charming! Outstanding drama and hoping for more and surprises! Excellent job!

  1177. 1177 : ayu edogawa Says:

    i’ve been watch this over and over…kim soo hyun oppa sarangeeeeeeeee…..^___^
    the way prince lee hwon crying make me feel so sad..:(
    i wish, i can stand beside him to give my shoulder to crying on….LOL…=))
    but.. overall it was a great story.

  1178. 1178 : yuri Says:

    really really love this drama!!!!!! kim soo hyun, your crying seen broke my heart…how I wish I was there to comfort you….=(

  1179. 1179 : dovey Says:

    great drama……………………

  1180. 1180 : Rifka Says:

    Ya ampyuuunn…….Drama yg kueerreeeennn Abizzzzzzzz….!!!!
    Beberapa menit dari episode pertama sudah sangat menarik…..
    Wajib untuk di Tonton ……..!!! Ga nyesel deh pokoknya…..!!

  1181. 1181 : grace Says:

    I love this drama.

  1182. 1182 : kk Says:

    The Best Drama of the year

  1183. 1183 : yoon sung Says:

    so cuteeeee!!!!! love this drama!!!!

  1184. 1184 : gelay Says:

    i couldn’t agree more.. kim soo hyun’s acting is really great! he did well just like in Dream High Season 1… bright future for this actor! fighting!

  1185. 1185 : coleene Says:

    could anyone tell me is this drama having a happy or sad ending? cause i didnt watch it yet. Thanks

  1186. 1186 : WitLily Says:

    @coleene: this drama end with happy ending 😀

  1187. 1187 : Coleene Says:

    @ WitLily
    Thanks a lot! I start watching the METS.
    I really love happy endings…..

  1188. 1188 : limitzi Says:

    wow .. this drama is really great .. i finished in 2 days. kim soo hyun crying scenes .. superb ! another good character to add .. hyung sun .. he’s cute …

  1189. 1189 : chen Says:

    to all the korean drama fans
    have you ever watch the most popular Chinese drama”scarlet heart”? it is so good this year! i glued my eyes to every single episode. my motion goes with the story line. i highly recommanded this to all the drama fans. especially,if you like the historical drama

  1190. 1190 : chelz0ezil Says:

    great drama!! beautiful story with awesome actors and actresses. Kim So Hyeon’s action is excellent, can’t say it into the words. I’m speechless when seeing Kim So Hyeon’s action in this drama, He’s very a talented-actor, He can bring The King’s figure is such the real one. AWESOME and very a good job Soo Hyeon. A standing applause from me, Thumbs up never enough. great….great…

  1191. 1191 : kimchi Says:

    This drama is ………. I can’t put it into words!!!! I just loved it so much…love love love….Kim soo hyun….how I wish you are a teddy bear so I can hug all the time I want….I think I’m falling in love with you..hahaha…what am I saying!!!!!haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! omg!!!!LOVE you soo hyun ooppa!!!!

  1192. 1192 : zHairiLL del rosario Says:

    ai my siste rhave a cd of this but i dint know did she put it,,if i only knew soo hyun was one of the cast i should been watching it now,,,,sayang nmn un…hnpin pra mpanuod!!!!!!!!!

  1193. 1193 : chona Says:

    geeezzzzzzzzzzz u always make cry everytime i watch ur movie ur so good keep it up

  1194. 1194 : melody Says:

    i love this drama…..i recommend this to all….you’ll be moved while watching this….great casts…especilly kim soo hyun….i love kimsoo hyun…best actor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

  1195. 1195 : ance Says:

    i love this drama!

  1196. 1196 : christine Says:

    wow nice korean drama…gudluck han ga in @ kim so hyun..i really really like dis drama…!!!!

  1197. 1197 : daisy bernardez Says:

    wooowwww love it….still watching not yet finish but i know its a very good story…i really like it….with the actor and actress…sooo amazing…

  1198. 1198 : silver Says:

    amazing drama
    and the ratings OMG!
    really good dram
    kim soo hyun best actor,handsome,,lovely,,
    highly recommended!!!!!

  1199. 1199 : grace Says:

    It is very good drama.

  1200. 1200 : Prita Says:

    The GREATEST DRAMA by far!!! Great story and remarkable cast! i really love all main characters, and i’m gonna miss them all esp King Hwon, Prince Myung, Hyung Sun and Woon!
    I think All casts have strong act but Han Ga In as shaman Wol. Well,I just saying that her act was not bad but just average compared to other female casts like Queen Bo Kyung and Princess Min Hwa.

  1201. 1201 : erika10262817 Says:

    A beautiful love story .. all in one drama. One of the best korean dramas i’ve watched. Good job to all the casts but special mention to the director and scriptwriter 🙂 tho i love the acting of Kim Soo Hyun, a very good actor at young age with a smiling cute face :). To all … KAMSAHAMNIDA.

  1202. 1202 : geraldine Says:

    want to see this drama again…….
    actually I have watched this three times already….
    but still want to watch it coz of kim soo hyun!!!!

    I love you kim soo hyun!!!!<3

  1203. 1203 : shima Says:

    The most beautiful drama for ever!
    I’ve watched so many Korean dramas and this one was a special thing!
    so many thanks to the screen writer and director and young talented actors for such awesome drama.
    Love it with all my heart 🙂

  1204. 1204 : jhona Says:

    This is the first time I have watched historical korean drama, and it’s worth my time really.. One of my favorites.. Amazing! Love to watch this all over again. So inlove with the king so much. 🙂

  1205. 1205 : ailyna Says:

    i hav startd watchng it…i love it very much…it wil be d best drama of 2012

  1206. 1206 : mai01 Says:

    I’m curious b0ut diz drama actualy I am han gains fan

  1207. 1207 : smiley Says:

    Kim soo hyun…your acting in this drama I love so much…pls. more drama wherein you are the lead actor…I really love to watch you portraying different roles…saranghe..love you so much!!!!

  1208. 1208 : Rosiana Says:


  1209. 1209 : chacha Says:

    the wonderfull story..
    love,pain,and faith are the best line life story.

    Soo hyun was amazing.
    also han ga in and others..

    Saranghae, soo hyun oppa.

  1210. 1210 : princess Says:

    a drama worth watching!!!!!!!!!!!! kim soo hyun the best actor of the new generation!!!!!! hwaiting!!!!l LOVE

  1211. 1211 : libra Says:

    i love that drama so much. u so cute Yeo Jin Goo.

  1212. 1212 : maemae Says:

    this drama is a legend!
    Kim soo hyun hope to see you in moe dramas in the future…
    i love the way you portray the characters you have in every drama you do…
    saranghae!!!! keep fighting!!!

  1213. 1213 : FOREVER Says:

    best drama of 2012. i was surprised with the rating and when i watched the drama i just said well the drama gave justice to the ratings! guys watch this and you’ll fall in love with kim soo hyun as king lee hwon….

  1214. 1214 : Hersheys^^ Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun you’re the best ^^
    I really really love this drama!! this is my favorite historical drama ever!!

  1215. 1215 : Matt Says:

    Going to watch this drama, after I finish 2Hearts, and SBS K-pop Star(((: I hope this drama won’t be like BOF, like how I had high expectations for it, and it fell to the floor. :L

  1216. 1216 : Manatee Says:

    Love The Moon that embraces the Sun ever after! HA

  1217. 1217 : Blue Saint Kpop | Korean Drama | Says:

    […] above synopsis is extracted from koreandrama.org. Click here to see more photos and details pertaining to the […]

  1218. 1218 : Julie Says:

    Bravo! I love the story, plus a very good set and very good actors…excellent art work. Congratulations to the director and staff! This a very good piece of art.

  1219. 1219 : lizabish Says:


  1220. 1220 : xtinesone Says:

    I wanna see this drama but hope that it will not bore me c0z s0metimes historical dramas was kinda boring! I just wait for GMA to sub this drama

  1221. 1221 : Riaa1991 Says:

    I laughed, smile and cried when watching this drama. So amazing. Kim so hyun, you’re really talented. Waiting for your next act ~~

  1222. 1222 : Riaa1991 Says:

    I laughed, smile and cried when watching this drama. So amazing. Kim soo hyun, you’re really talented. Waiting for your next act ~~

  1223. 1223 : Ga-el Kim Says:

    shet ang ganda ng story. although walang masyadong kilig moment. Stil ang ganda pa rin ng story. While watching this, wala akong ibang ginawa kundi ang maiyak at mainis. ang lungkot lungkot ng story nito. Ang galing ni KIM SOO HYUN bagay sa kanya ang role na hari. Tas pag umiiyak na sya. napapaiyak na rin ako. ;(( overall it was a great movie. two thumbs up sa writer nito. SOBRANG GANDA! ! ! Hope ipalabas to sa Philippines. And sana ABS CBN 2 ang mag-air nito para di masayang ang BEST DRAMA OF 2012… love it.. <3 <3

  1224. 1224 : widya chaleo Says:

    kim soo yhun …..good job.

  1225. 1225 : katryn questin molina Says:

    kim soo hyun and siwan sooooooooooo handsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1226. 1226 : love kim soohyun Says:

    love kim soo hyun in this drama…truly a best actor…

  1227. 1227 : yuukichan Says:

    this is the best saeguk drama…..love all the actor and actress

  1228. 1228 : lolz Says:

    hi all. The poll has officially opened for the 2012 Seoul International Drama Awards! The moon embracing the sun is on the nominated list.
    Just follow these simple steps:
    1. Go to the website here: http://www.seouldrama.org/EN/
    2. Moon embracing the sun’s photo will appear and all you need to do is click on the heart!
    You can click on the heart as many times as you want! ^^
    Let’s show them the power of Moon embracing the sun! Fighting!

  1229. 1229 : The King 2Hearts (더킹 투허츠) « styrn Says:

    […] – The drama previously set to air on 14/March/2012 but delay to 21/March/2012 due to the 2 additional special episode of previous drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun […]

  1230. 1230 : xtinesone Says:

    Kinuha na poh ito nang GMA,hehe manunu0d aq nito kapag tagalog na.

  1231. 1231 : Kyuwon Says:

    I’m really like everything about this drama such as story, setting, cast, act of all cast and full intrict. All main cast have chemistry to each other and next episodes making audience surprise and want to follow every episode..
    I think this is drama of the year.. Really like it.

  1232. 1232 : cArLa Says:

    the drama is so warm and it touches the heart of the viewers….good job kim soo hyun

  1233. 1233 : coment Says:

    i start watching this, so not yet finish, but i’d like to say bravo the child actors – male and female – i.e. Yeo Jin Goo and Kim Yoo Jung, i think for their young age they show very good acting, especially Jin Goo as the crown prince, at that age he could already showed a dignity, charisma and authority as a crown prince yet at the same boyishness when he tried to impress Yoo jung’s character and giggled ..etc… so cute and endearing. however i must admit that i laughed when he cried, really cried, when he was separated from her, because then i imagine a 15 yo boy in today’s world – a 15 yo in today’s world..i dont think he would cry that hard over a girl, today’s 15 yo boy would still be very much preoccupied with school, games and his buddies… 🙂 not yet that deeply involved in romantic setting.. anyway, good job Jin Goo and Yoo Jung ! keep it up.

  1234. 1234 : liakunkun Says:

    so touchy..
    Lee hwon is a good actor..
    Recommended! !!!!!!!!

  1235. 1235 : kkk2012 Says:

    Great Drama! All actors did well. Recommended Drama!

  1236. 1236 : Manatee Says:

    Love Lee Hwon both young and adult !!

  1237. 1237 : libra Says:

    I love this drama so much. Both Kim soo hyun and Yeo jin goo are the best.

  1238. 1238 : Lia Says:

    This drama the best ever in 2012.

  1239. 1239 : novyharyanti Says:

    This drama very the best forever ,,
    I will never forget story this drama :*

  1240. 1240 : ai Says:

    One of the best korean drama that i’ve watched. I am amazed at how koreans make quality dramas. In this drama you can see that the actors and actresses young and adult really fit their roles. They studied their roles and was abe to internalize the role they are portraying. The story is very interesting , there are no dull episodes from start to finish. I’m from the Philippines and I would like to extend my appreciation not only to the very good actors.actresses but to all people behind this drama for making this and having us fans all over the world watch this. Two thumbs up, highly recommended to all k-drama fans worldwide.

  1241. 1241 : Maimuna Says:

    I was wondering whether or not to watch this drama cause it has alot of viewers which should mean its good.
    The reason why am confused is cause i have never watched a drama thats fantasy/ period

    Thank You 🙂

  1242. 1242 : sharina Says:

    Where i can watch this drama? Can anyone tell me?

  1243. 1243 : coment Says:

    personally, i like the young Crown Prince Lee Hwon better than the adult King, to me the young person eyes and lips/mouth is more likeable – the emotions that he produced with his eyes and lips are more … “right” – when he is happy, bored, amused, upset, showing his authority etc….but that’s my own personal opinion…

  1244. 1244 : nitnot Says:

    One of the best korean dramas that i have ever seen. Good story and sweet happy ending. (I Love kim soo hyun acting, no wonder that he got Baeksang Arts Awards: Top Excellence Actor..good job 🙂

  1245. 1245 : momomiko10 Says:

    great storyline, great actor, great chemistry whether the young version or the adult version. (although i like the young crown prince and young crown princess more)
    im not interested to watch it at first because its seaguk. but since everyone is talking about it so i try to watch the 1st episode and surprisingly it not that boring and really interesting. i find myself crying in each episode. that the best part of watching kdrama actually.

  1246. 1246 : momomiko10 Says:

    @Maimuna trust me, its worth watch drama. like @ai said, there are no dull episodes from start to finish ^^

  1247. 1247 : swift Says:

    @sharina and maimuna
    Try watching the dramas through kimchidramas and dramacrazy websites. All the popular dramas are posted there.

  1248. 1248 : Hanako Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun should be awarded best actor for this movie. Was a good story but rather sad in most episodes. But just imagine the King married to a woman for 8 years and never slept with her..of course in human life there is no such thing I am sure..I do like the movie and real good Director or perhaps screen writer or whoever who wrote the story..a movie one should not miss..one of the good movie for this year besides Rooftop Prince, King 2 Hearts and Love Rain….

  1249. 1249 : Rebel Angel Says:

    I love this drama a lot. all the cast, storyline are so awesome!!

  1250. 1250 : asiandaddict Says:

    I think this drama has been overrated. It is a good one but to me it is not enough to surpass other saguek drama that I’ve watched. I still prefer The Princess’ Man over this one because TPM has everything in it that blended so well. I am not against Han Ga En but if other actress have been selected other than her, I think it would make a difference maybe.

  1251. 1251 : issa Says:

    i really love this drama.

  1252. 1252 : aurel Says:

    I love this drama

  1253. 1253 : costa Says:


  1254. 1254 : sahdatcool Says:


  1255. 1255 : ami Says:

    aku merasa drama ini bagus… tapi hanya sekedar bagus…
    aku rasa banyak yang nanggung di dalam drama ini..
    kesedihan yang nanggung.. percintaan yang nanggung..
    endingnya enak.. 🙂
    tapi dongyi sama jang geum masi yang terbaik.. hehe

  1256. 1256 : anitha Says:


  1257. 1257 : sarang_hei Says:

    i just love epi17 super i keep playing this part… can’t get over!! i love the drama…

  1258. 1258 : leah shayna Says:

    kisahnya bikin nangizzz mulu>>>tapi endingnya wow bgt….i love it”

  1259. 1259 : leah shayna Says:

    cerita bagus banget g bkn booozen bt nonton ulang….^ ^

  1260. 1260 : iM zHy dEl rOsAriO!! Says:


    xupah ganda ng tmets…

    keep me love love love everyone!!! <3

  1261. 1261 : chris johnson Says:

    please do not take this series off the air.. i wait to watch it each time it is on such a beautiful love story…. i am english speaking only but can read the english at bottom of screen

  1262. 1262 : chris johnson Says:

    please do not take this series off the air.. i wait to watch it each time it is on such a beautiful love story…. i am english speaking only but can read the english at bottom of screen

    this is not a duplicate statement i am african america and just ran across this sight… my first time posting.. if someone else postd the same comment well, i can only say that within itself speaks volumn to this movie.. it is a pleasure to watch

  1263. 1263 : chris johnson Says:

    make this into a movie for theatre and you will have a line that covers more than ten blocks yes it is that GOOD !!!! s OME OF THE BEST ACTORS AND ACTRESSES I HAVE SEEN IN LONG TIME AND I AM 65 YEARS OLD AND JUST DO NOT LIKE TV PERIOD BUT CAME ACROSS THIS SEREIS IN MARCH 2012 AND HAVE NOT MISSED A SHOW…..


  1264. 1264 : imskurs Says:

    really really love this drama.. can’t stop my tears drop..

  1265. 1265 : indra maulana Says:

    UNBELIEVEABLE DRAMA. This drama can makes me cry, in workdays i cant wait at 12.30pm to wach this drama. This drama draw about the real leadership, if they are false, we must must be put to death and if they true, we must keep in. Not only about the real leadership but also about true love between the prince and the ‘cenayang’ ahah

  1266. 1266 : kimchilee Says:

    I have watched this drama 4 times already and still cry and laugh over it.. its just lovely to watch the child actors.. especially the young prince whose acting is superbly convincing as a future king.. such authorative expression each time he speaks.. yet we must remember in those days, they are still very young children taking on such huge amount of responsibilities.. even when the adult actors came into the scenes later.. its still very well acted.. this drama wows me away with everyone acting their part so well.

  1267. 1267 : eny Says:

    i watch this drama and i don’t like it because i can’t feel the emotion, i’m sensitive person but this drama can’t make me cry. i just enjoy it at the beginning it was funny esp 5 ep in the beginning,,,,,,,,,,,,for me this drama was not good, this drama get popularity because many girl’s fans of the male actors

  1268. 1268 : chris johnson Says:



  1269. 1269 : hesti Says:

    tolong tayangin lagi ya

  1270. 1270 : hesti Says:

    i wacth again this drama,,,,,

  1271. 1271 : wazbi Says:

    the one of great drama…i think’

  1272. 1272 : rina lestari Says:

    kin soo hyun,…is the bestttt

  1273. 1273 : coment Says:

    i think it’s true the saying diff people diff strokes – is it? cant really remember, sorry. some people like this some dont. personally i dont like the princess man because of the lead male character altho it is a park shi hoo playing it. i like this one because it promotes good wins over evil, and the king is a smart one. altho when he was still in marriage with yoon bo kyung and was practically blackmailed, forced to consummate the marriage in order to produce an heir – i was sort of amused because it seems like being a king is actually being a puppet- dancing to other’s tune – and sort of being a “male breeder” too since he was forced to “perform” to produce an offspring with someone he actually dislike perhaps even despise, quite ironic since a king is supposedly to be the one holding the ultimate, supreme power. however, in the end he regain control of his kingdom, not a day too late… and i like the cast altho i like the young prince and princess more then the adult character. but i think Han ga In did a good job here. i saw her in Bad guy, Witch amusement and in this one, and in each series i could “see” a different character – so i think she develops each character quite good, i dont see the “Han ga in” character, instead i see the character of lead female in each …bravo!

  1274. 1274 : sawsaw Says:

    i like very much……. actor & actress and drama……..this years all drama in most good this drama.

  1275. 1275 : pauljohn valdez Says:

    Its a great series and it show how faithful one is, even they are apart for so many years still the love stay…Congratulations to the actors for they portrait it so well and to the author and director.

  1276. 1276 : Marchioness Says:

    Really, really loved this one!

  1277. 1277 : cyh Says:

    Why cant download OST?

  1278. 1278 : sherrytopaz Says:

    it’s been 3months since i’ve watched this kdrama and finally it will be air here soon in the Philippines…

  1279. 1279 : shine Says:

    5 thumbs up!! One of my favorite korean drama ever. All the cast are very good in their acting especially Prince Yang Myung ( Jung Il Woo) Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Hwon). Hope that you will continue doing good drama. all the best.

  1280. 1280 : aj marcelino Says:

    i love this movie !!! very beautiful ^_^

  1281. 1281 : aj marcelino Says:

    i love this movie !!! very beautiful ^_^
    this movie is so interisting 😀

  1282. 1282 : keem wong Says:

    totally love this drama.. can’t wait for the tv premier this august in the Phil. on GMA7.. 🙂

  1283. 1283 : khayie Says:

    with two thumbs -up! this drama was so….beautiful… i cant choose words to describe it, but its really2 great! full of emotions inside. very much recommended to watch… hope my fellow filipino’s like this too..

  1284. 1284 : Ivy Says:

    Great acting.. Great Actors.. Great story line.. Love it!!!

  1285. 1285 : cute saranghe Says:

    i have started watching this drama and i think this drama is really really enjoyable to watch..

  1286. 1286 : matt Says:

    Oml. This is amazing~ So understand why it achieved 50% of people in Korea to tune in for the very last moment. Good work~! ;D

  1287. 1287 : Fitria Says:

    I love this drama. Awesome!! Kim Soo Hyun, you’re amazing. Two thumbs up for all the casts 😀

  1288. 1288 : wynn Says:

    after this drama, what do he gonna do for the next? songs? videos? or else? (*. *) please tell me, if any one of you know!!! thanks~!!! (^- ^)
    i m waiting more of his good news!!! (~. ^)

  1289. 1289 : jmac Says:

    AWESOME korean drama.. in my personal opinion, this would be the KOREAN DRAMA OF 2012. i think im inlove with HAN GA IN =’)

  1290. 1290 : putra Says:

    i love this drama

  1291. 1291 : cute saranghe Says:

    wooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww oh my god.this drama deserve an award.because this drama touched my soul and lonely fillings.hehehehe keep it up your good work specially the director of this drama. jeong ill woo..fighting fighting….and god bless..

  1292. 1292 : zawizawibrot Says:


  1293. 1293 : rykoe Says:

    can’t describe it….!!!

  1294. 1294 : ance Says:

    this goes to my #1 list!!!! its a complete package! let’s all fall in love, cry, laugh, hate and anticipate their love story!

  1295. 1295 : the King 2hearts « Justmeinwp Says:

    […] – The drama previously set to air on 14/March/2012 but delay to 21/March/2012 due to the 2 additional special episode of previous drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun […]

  1296. 1296 : Kevin Says:

    Can’t wait here in the philippines the trailer was awesome and the kid is from dong yi GMA 7 rocks on korean dramas

  1297. 1297 : novievasquez Says:

    I love this drama finall in monday is air in phil.

  1298. 1298 : christine sevilla Says:

    ngayon na magsisimula ang the moon embracing the sun……. im so excited na … nyahahhahaha 😛 ……

  1299. 1299 : michelle Says:

    son yeon jae i love you in the olypic you get 5th but at my heart you are 1st

  1300. 1300 : thiri Says:

    KIM SOO HYUN is very attractive. i love it. kim soo hyun was very amazing my heart…………….

  1301. 1301 : Jung Says:

    Good drama, but beginning was better than the latter part. I don’t know. The younger actors have done way better. It even came to the point where I wished they stayed young till the end.

  1302. 1302 : B.M Says:

    i love this drama so much. it was good. good story,good acting and ending.one of the best drama that i have ever seen. recently korean drama are boring especially in ending parts. but this drama was g8. love it

  1303. 1303 : chey Says:

    i’ve juz watching it right now and i think this one of the best korean drama ive seen….im torn b/w the two leading man coz i think both of them deserve to be with her…

  1304. 1304 : hazel Says:

    i really really love this korean drama, it makes me laugh and cry..and now it showing in the philippines through gma network…i love it!!!!!

  1305. 1305 : chloe14 Says:

    can you please tell me how i can watch it in youtube? i think MBC took it down bcoz of copyright. can someone please tell me a link so i can watch it again? i really love this drama. i love kim soo hyun in dream high! and i still love him here. please…please…thank you!

  1306. 1306 : swift Says:

    Kindly Google ‘Korean Drama’ and there will be many websites offering online streaming. I watch my dramas at Kimchi and Drama Crazy. Other available are Maadu, Mysoju, viki…….

  1307. 1307 : jenskevin Says:

    its one of the greatest romance drama of koea although its fictional …. i love all of the characters….esp. kim soo hyun!!♥

  1308. 1308 : zhang Says:

    I think this drama is good but to honest i like the younger actor/actris.
    I like only the beginning of this drama and the end. and it is overrated drama i think. RoofTopPrince much better than this drama i guest.

  1309. 1309 : blair Says:

    Their Love Story is so romantic and so nice to see them in personal,can’t Wait to see them.

  1310. 1310 : King 2 Hearts « hanipoollazuardi (first) Says:

    […] – The drama previously set to air on 14/March/2012 but delay to 21/March/2012 due to the 2 additional special episode of previous drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun […]

  1311. 1311 : clarisseairatiu Says:

    i wish they have a season 2

  1312. 1312 : enol Says:

    good n best drama……. I love happy ending

  1313. 1313 : Jason Sudekis Says:

    I am totally disappointed in the actress they chose to play Yeawoo as an adult. She is not even pretty. The young version one was extremely pretty but the older one is very plain

  1314. 1314 : Jason Sudekis Says:

    How come all the older men in the king’s court are so ugly? Do they pick them because of the nasty characters that they are supposed to portray???

  1315. 1315 : pepino Says:

    i love drama korean

  1316. 1316 : kinchay Says:

    what annoys me the king is always shouting- no dignified air as an authority. no wonder he is sick because of his shouting maybe. LOL 😀

  1317. 1317 : lee hye ae Says:

    kim soo hyun’s best drama! ^^ i bet he will win best actor for this.
    but i also think that the younger actors did a better job than their older counterparts.
    P.S. i want a copy of this drama series. know a website where i can download it? thanks in advance. ^^

  1318. 1318 : kinchay Says:

    i like this drama.. only im not used to seeing heroines so meek. Yeun U has no spunk. sometimes i just want to slap her to give her life in the drama. anyway i could still recommend this drama to others. 🙂

  1319. 1319 : kinchay Says:

    @ lee hye ae
    i downloaded it at dramacrazy.net via mozillafox downloader… the downside of it is the episodes are in parts but good english translation though 🙂

  1320. 1320 : swift Says:

    this drama was very well made, watched it twice. hope there will be more dramas like this to be aired. the storyline, plots and characters were very good that i would recommend to everyone to watch it.

  1321. 1321 : lee hye ae Says:

    thanks a lot, kinchay! ^^

  1322. 1322 : MJ Says:

    watch it over, over and over again at the best part, i love beginning when they still young, wol when she has to come to king’s place everynight and after she remember and king had to put her inside his place but on the back <3333 love this drama so much!! ratings also dae to the bak!!!

  1323. 1323 : YeohLove Says:

    Best ever Kdrama ever. No! I believe the Adult Actors are equally excellent compared to the Young Actors, if not better.

    In short, all acts are excellent.

    The fast pace of this beautiful story makes whole series the greatest Modern KDrama.

    Congratulations to the Actors … and especially the Director!

    Thanks to the Actors, production, and the Director, of course.

  1324. 1324 : nek10 Says:

    just finished watching the drama…i love kdrama so much but i dont like watching drama w/ Period/Dynasty set up but to may surprised, this drama was awesome…worth watching for…..

    i totally agree that actors were excellent…such a beautiful love story….


  1325. 1325 : pat reid Says:

    I watched this drama over and over again, young actors and adult actors did a good job, kudos to all:)

  1326. 1326 : mel Says:

    love the OST oof this korean drama….

  1327. 1327 : Gwheizziee Says:

    i love this drama so much! THE BEST! <3 <3 <3

  1328. 1328 : mekjah Says:

    the best drama that i ever watch…love u crown prince…

  1329. 1329 : pat Says:

    i love this drama very much very very much I wish it have part 2

  1330. 1330 : ivy Says:

    i like and love this drama ..its a good story and i can relate on it 🙂

  1331. 1331 : rejoice Says:

    i love it also..I know that casts really exerted great efforts..=) like dong yi love it too=_ proves koreans really are good actors..

  1332. 1332 : Ffa Says:

    I love it so much! And I keep re-watching it. Two thumbs up for this drama, for the main casts, especially for KS Hyun.

  1333. 1333 : saly Says:


  1334. 1334 : bblve07 Says:

    i luv it…… so emotional, nkka iyak tlga!!

  1335. 1335 : rose Says:

    this is very well produced. the actors portrayed their roles very well, except for one i thought was a miscast. i was most impressed with the young actors, like they had years of acting experience. based on a novel, there was a lot of sadness but i did not find any dragging scenes which would have made me quit watching. i think they did not use a lot of artificial tears, those guys were very good! the direction and screen play are well deserving for the baeksang best drama award the drama won this year. watching successively 4-5 episodes on one day, and continuing the next days until i finished it made me more appreciative of how the series was made. congratulations to everyone involved. needless to say, it’s a 10/10!

  1336. 1336 : gemina Says:

    how can i watch nthis

  1337. 1337 : senahensem Says:

    yes..TERBAIK !!!!

  1338. 1338 : ssd Says:

    this drama are very attractive… actor and actress very good-looking.
    i like so much……………

  1339. 1339 : mara chrisa Says:

    I really, really love this drama!!!I watched this over and over again.

  1340. 1340 : ericka cabico Says:

    i love it….ang ganda talaga…..
    lahat ng palabas ng korean ang gaganda…ang hahaba pa..

  1341. 1341 : ericka cabico Says:

    itong korean dramang ito nakakaiyak sa bandang huli napanood ko na ito…ang mag kakatuluyan ay ang hari at si wol..
    nakakainis mamamatay si prinsipe yang myung…this is the number 1 korean drama…
    wag magsasawang manuod ng METS or moon embracing the sun..
    wag kau magpapahuli,laging manuod..ang malate kawawa..
    All cast of METS I Love You…

  1342. 1342 : Christine Says:

    One of my fave kdrama aside from the fact that I’m so in love with the lead actor Kim soo hyun!i love the historic period and traditions practiced in this drama which made to be up to date By the twist in the love story. Great actors and actresses. I shed millions of tears on this kdrama. 20 episodes were not enough to fill my thirst for more of this show. Good ending that justified the very intriguing start.

  1343. 1343 : clayne Says:

    sarang-hae kim yoo jung ilike the moon embracing the sun

  1344. 1344 : clayne Says:

    kimyoo jung _+_sarang-hae ilike the moon embracing the sun

  1345. 1345 : Eleanor Bautista Says:

    I’m so inlove with this korean drama.

  1346. 1346 : Ellen Pablo Says:

    Excellent! This is a wonderful drama series. I fell in love with the story and the whole cast . . . I watch episode after another I can’t wait to see what will happen next. Although it is my first time to watch korean drama series, I really enjoy and learn a lot from your culture. Congratulations to the whole cast! May you produce more quality drama series. More power and success to all of you. God bless you all!

  1347. 1347 : malagu Says:

    i love it soooooo much!

  1348. 1348 : P.uE Says:

    love this dramaaaaaaaaa

  1349. 1349 : anggie Says:


  1350. 1350 : lee hye ae Says:

    I take back what I said from my first comment here. All of the cast in this drama did a very good job in portraying their roles, especially kim soo hyun. ^^

    For me, The Moon Embracing The Sun is the BEST DRAMA for 2012! ^^

  1351. 1351 : swift Says:

    The love story in this drama is very moving. I have watched many other dramas, but somehow the writer of this drama managed to portray the love among the three characters to be extremely convincing. Other than this drama the other character in rooftop prince of the prince with the princess’s sister also portrayed the love would get the viewer’s emotion stirred. The love the rooftop prince had with the lead lady in 21 century was not as deep as the princess’s sister.

  1352. 1352 : mjavier Says:

    very good korean drama

  1353. 1353 : pearl Says:

    even the time setting of this drama is like B.C.E the story somehow makes me feel like it`s great to find one true love and fight against all odds just for love… moon embraces the sun is so great the characters are great especially the three main characters han ga in,kim soo hyun and joong il woo i love the story line to the writer of this drama two thumbs up…

  1354. 1354 : Far East Says:

    Two thumbs up i gave to this drama. Fascinating drama i ever watched…

  1355. 1355 : jj Says:

    I LOVE THIS DRAMA. Love yom KIM SOO HYUN. Miss you on screen. Pls make more historical drama. Love you sooooooooooooooooo much.

  1356. 1356 : kim Says:

    I already have a copy of this and I got it from here http://www.filebook.com.ph

  1357. 1357 : malagu Says:

    i love this so much!

  1358. 1358 : Carla Says:

    This is certainly one of the best korean dramas i’ve ever watched! The story is moving and immediately after watching the first episode, i just got hooked! 10 out of 10. Highly recommended drama! The actors and actresses in this drama are certainly one of the best i’ve seen. Kim Soo Hyun deserves an award for his acting in this drama, he acting was superb in this drama. Looking forward to his next project and hopefully that next project will bring justice to his performance in this drama.

  1359. 1359 : Goo Na-ri Says:

    sad ending .. i was hoping Princess Min-hwa will not be punished .. :((

  1360. 1360 : jersie quiton Says:

    i love this drama 😀 i like it 😀 kim soo hyun is a good artist and also ha ga in 😀

  1361. 1361 : cheeze Says:


  1362. 1362 : coralou Says:

    i love this story and it’s so unfortunate that the drama has come to an end. i’m gonna miss this show.:)

  1363. 1363 : seohee Says:

    The BEST DRAMA EVER ………….. !!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂
    I loved everything about it!!!!!!!!

  1364. 1364 : the banker from ph Says:

    i love the child actors and actresses the most..you can actually feel the emotions on their acting..keep it up ^_^

  1365. 1365 : mariel Says:

    of all the korean drama that i watch…………….this drama for me was the perfect drama of all……… it makes me cry makes me lonely……………. evrything!!……..and also the artist that had been use in this drama was just perfect, the characters that they had played were perfectly portrate by thereselfs……………………..i love this drama so much

  1366. 1366 : kimchilee Says:

    can all the fans here vote this drama as best drama? please vote.. continue to vote everyday…? how can Faith now be more popular? while Faith the Great Doctor has Lee Min Ho as star power, the drama lacks depth and ending was lousy.. this drama is perfect!! it should be in running competition with rooftop prince!! hurry fans of TMETS .. please vote!!

  1367. 1367 : lee qian Says:

    i love this drama so much .Love yom KIM SOO HYUN,love you so much .you are my favorite idol.I will support you forever.

  1368. 1368 : he qiao Says:

    Jungilwoo is my love~

  1369. 1369 : he qiao Says:

    You are sunshine into my eyes, take me out of the endless night, love you six years never change, I know you are very hard to learn Chinese, so I hope you can come to China regularly put our love away, (* ¯ ︶ ¯ *)

  1370. 1370 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Among the dramas I have seen so far in 2012, TMTETS is at the top of my list. Please vote this drama for the best in 2012. Fighting!!!

  1371. 1371 : sweetkitty Says:

    Vote this drama …plz.. wanna see it in first 8..

  1372. 1372 : kimchilee Says:

    come on! come on! fans of TMTETS.. pleeeeease vote this drama .. its not the first 8 !! please.. appealing to all.. pleeeeease vote this drama..

  1373. 1373 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    This drama should be in the Top 8, well at least we can do for now…please vote vote vote…!!!

  1374. 1374 : kimchilee Says:

    come on fans of TMETs! 2 more days to vote.. and it is still at No.9 which will be out of the preliminary rounds then.. pppppleeeeeese vote! vote! vote!

  1375. 1375 : kimchilee Says:

    aiiigoooo…one more day and this drama is still the bottom #9.. will surely miss the preliminary rounds.. so sad.. Admin..why must it be 8 top dramas and not 10 top dramas!?? why..? why? wheyyyyyy….geedeh!?

  1376. 1376 : zhao Says:


    I think the polling above, it is not supposed to be “Called” or “Named” the best KOREAN DRAMA, to be honest this drama much deserved than those drama listed!

    I have watch all the Top 10 drama in the list, this one is more deserved to be labeled “the best Korean drama”. Many people in Korea love this drama.

    Can you considered to change it to “The Most favorite” drama?

  1377. 1377 : admin Says:

    @zhao (1376),

    do you think you will ask us to change the name if ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun’ go into the Final Round? I don’t think so. This is the normal request from the fans when their favorite drama lose the poll.

  1378. 1378 : mickey Says:

    nice !! i love it ! i love the plot, i got hook on it right away ! i have a tendencie to fast forward a lot and this is i didnt even do it once ! great story !

  1379. 1379 : sheena Says:

    we need atleast 200 so that this drama can participate in the 2nd round of voting…pls vote, i really love this drama. you just remember those latest darama.. pls support…

  1380. 1380 : malagu Says:

    guys vote this drama. we all know that the moon that embraces the sun is the best korean drama this year. it’s currently on 9th place, come on!


  1381. 1381 : evzln666 Says:


  1382. 1382 : sydney garcines Says:

    sana babalik ang moon embrasing the sun my favorite korean drama in GMA <3

  1383. 1383 : kimchilee Says:

    aish! so sad! this drama is out of the preliminary rounds.. completely out! the top ratings here meant nothing! aiiiiggoooooo! :'(

  1384. 1384 : yesha Says:

    I miss this drama. so sad it didn’t make it to the 2nd round of voting. every time i watch any fan made video, ost etc etc. I regret for not making extra effort to support it.

  1385. 1385 : malagu Says:

    Best Drama of the year!

  1386. 1386 : mamegi Says:

    I’m agree with you zhao… No doubt, This drama deserved a better ratings !!
    Becoz this drama was much more better than those other dramas on the top 10 list.

    Honestly I also like some of those top 10 dramas too such as :
    – Faith; because Lee Min Ho was there, and I am his fans either.
    – Arang and the Magistrate; because of the unique plot.

    But if I have to compare them all… surely I will vote for this to be The Best.
    Why…. ??? Becoz This is The Best Drama I have ever watched !!

    The Storyline was really Great, Thrilling just from the beginning till the end.
    But they could still maintain the Romantic side of it…
    So Unpredictable…. what will happened in the next episode…
    Besides that, The Casts were Great also !!

    Kim Soo Hyun really played his role just in a perfect way!!
    So charismatic as a King and also very touching as a faithful lover.
    Instead, Yeo Jin Goo & Kim Yoo Jung deserved thumbs up for their superb acting skill.
    The Chemistry between them was just so great!!
    Unfortunately, Han Ga In failed to play her role here. But Kim Min Seo played better than she did. They really should replaced her with Moon Chae Won for better !!

  1387. 1387 : tigerb Says:

    it’s a shame this drama is not one of the top contenders to be the best for 2012. guess that happens when the voting demographics only care for their idols and not the dramas per se. i am not voting for the final round as i will not be objective with the fact that i failed to watch the other dramas in the final round.

  1388. 1388 : Kdramafan Says:

    I cannot believe that The Moon That embraces the sun is not in the 2nd round of voting. This drama is a lot better than most of the dramas in top 10. I’m a Lee Min Ho fan, but TMTETS deserves the first place more than
    Faith does. The poll is named -THE BEST korean drama- and I think we should judge dramas as a hole, not cuz our bias is in it. TMTETS fans, don’t worry, we know that our drama is the best, we don’t need to win a poll for knowing it.

  1389. 1389 : cocol Says:

    Best drama of the year lhah yaow~~

  1390. 1390 : kimchilee Says:

    Totally agree KDramafan.

    TMTETS certainly should be in the top 8.. Love Rain and Dr Jin shld not have been there and even Faith.. storylines were rather weak and yet in top 8. Anyway.. too late to say much now.. its sad that while we are fans of certain actors and actresses, no one seem to care much about the storyline or view the drama as whole but only see the actors. Perhaps one should judge a drama by the ending.. Faith and Dr Jin have the weakest ending.. disappointing abrupt ending. 🙁

  1391. 1391 : bella Says:

    Congratulation TMTETS! the best hstorical kdrama that broke my heart, the story simply amazing, …. deserved to win for the best drama of the year 2012…happy new year everyone…

  1392. 1392 : Anni Says:

    Hey guys, don’t make it difficult for the Admin. This drama didn’t make it to the final round because of lack of votes. The Admin put online poll as the base of judging. You can not ask them to change it just because you think it’s the best drama. It’s not for the admin to judge also because the result will be base on VOTES. 🙂 .. Be fair OK? We love this drama. and i think that’s enough.

  1393. 1393 : MBC Drama Awards 2012 Nominees and Winners Revealed! | EnteRvrexWorld Says:

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  1394. 1394 : tigerb Says:

    congratulations for this drama for getting an award! thought it really deserved it, so kudos to the production staff and cast! cheers!

  1395. 1395 : j-zanno joanjadjuli Says:

    i love it super!! !!!!!

  1396. 1396 : j-zanno joanjadjuli Says:

    congratulation on this fantastic,beautiful,and court romance drama!!!
    conratulation for getting an award too!!! and i think you really deserved it so congratulation again and more power to all of you!!!!! and F.Y.I WE REALLLLLLLLLYYYYYY LOVE ITTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!


  1397. 1397 : j-zanno joanjadjuli Says:

    part 2 plz!!!!!

  1398. 1398 : crecentya Says:

    i like it, safe on korean drama story this, whew quite romantic once and comic, I like drama as it
    requisition from me can at display back at indosiar or television broadcasting which only

  1399. 1399 : rain Says:

    yang myong goon~

  1400. 1400 : asiandaddict Says:

    It is may be too late but late is better than never. I was disappointed upon knowing that this was not included in the Top 8 best korean drama of this site because the ratings will prove that this is indeed one of the best drama of 2012. Though, I was not surprised of the result since I was expecting that only those who have bigger fans will won. As I observed it through the years, winners of this site were not really the best of all if it would be judge fairly. They only won because the leading stars were famous. If you noticed, 2 awards were of Jang Geun Suk’s Drama. Only in 2011 where he doesn’t have one and I bet, if Love Rain was much better that it is then surely, it will win.

    I am not against Jang Geun Suk, surely I am one his avid fan. This is just to say that don’t get hurt so much if your bet did not won the award. What matter most is that you have showed your support but you have to accept also that it wasn’t enough to beat the others.

  1401. 1401 : myeon Says:

    I’m totally AGREE with @asianaddict !!!!! this drama should be, at least, top 3 best drama this year !

    for me, my self, best drama in 2012 are The Moon Embraces the Sun, Gentlemen’s dignity, May Queen, Nice guy, and Rooftop Prince. so I really dissapointed that my favorite and the best of all (TMETH) even didn’t choose as top 8 drama ! I just think like “wtf is goin on?”

    well, I can considered Faith, Arang, Time slip Dr.Jin, The King 2Hearts, as Top 8 Dramas. well, It’s have a good story, and great acting. but, Love Rain? omg.. no offense, but really, this drama can considered as top 8 dramas?

    sorry to say, but NO…. in my opinion Love Rain just sell big name of JGS and Yoona snsd -___-” the story is too ordinary and kinda Boring (To The Beautiful You better than Love Rain), and their acting? idk why but i always feel that yoona’s acting was terrible.
    oh pleaseeeeee..
    I really can’t understand how people choose the best drama just because they love the actor or actress. WHAT THE HELL???

    I, as dramas lovers, can’t accept these “Best Korean Dramas 2012” list. maybe Koreandrama.org can change the title to “People’s Choice Korean Dramas 2012”, because in facts the list isn’t considered as “the best”, but only “people’s vote”.

    THE MOON THAT EMBRACES THE SUN better 100x times than those love rain.

    thanks before.

  1402. 1402 : Florence Says:

    This is the drama of 2012

  1403. 1403 : Florence Says:

    Its such a pity that this drama didn’t become the best drama..

  1404. 1404 : Florence Says:

    In 2012 top 2 dramas 4me were the sun n d moon obviously and unexpctd u.

  1405. 1405 : Florence Says:

    …tis drama should’ve been the best drama. Why on earth that tis perfct drama lost to sme unexpected 3rd grade dramas, say love rain. Though i love the actors the story is plain and boring. I dnt understand the voters..ofcourse if we’r bou2 vote best star then we can choose our fav actors but drama is nt bout actors bt its storyline, chemestry,plot etc..and among the dramas of 2012 its the sun and the moom that got all tis. It should b at least in the 3 though nt no1..

  1406. 1406 : Florence Says:

    Hope..no offence2 others

  1407. 1407 : Palak Says:

    Waaah…the ratings on this drama are no joke!

  1408. 1408 : lyza Says:

    The moon embracing the sun is so far the Best korean drama I have ever watched. All the actors and actresses were at their best acting skills. Though I am not a korean, I believe that this drama is something that koreans should be proud of. Two thumbs up to all the cast, writers and the director.

  1409. 1409 : dawn_em09 Says:

    I love this korean drama….I watched the whole episode for 5 consecutive nights…sleep almost 3am, not minding that i have to go to office in the morning…this is one of the best drama… ang ganda at nakakakilig…the story is superb, may depth…good story line and best actors! so love it 🙂

  1410. 1410 : nahla Says:

    i’ve just finished it
    and it’s just waaaaw == a total eclipse of my heart ^^
    amazing plot, great performence from all of the actors, starting with the young ones to the adults..everything was just perfect and i felt everything like if i am with them, they made me live the story and events, i still can’t get enough of thouse painful scenes and still wondering : how could they do it in such a perfect way ??
    a huge BRAVO to all the cast of : the moon that embraces the sun..
    until now, one of the greatest dramas that i have ever seen
    Gomapseumnida all, you did a wonderful job ^^

  1411. 1411 : myeon Says:

    So I watched this drama again yesterday and.. Although even I’ve watched it like ten times already, I still cry, still laugh, still love this drama so much ! <3 why why why why I still love it a lot?
    It's my favorite drama all the time <3 can't wait to see another kim soo hyun project. Miss him already.

    TOP 3 My favorite drama all d time : TMETS, Baker king Kim Tak Goo, full House

  1412. 1412 : chescka estose Says:

    i love moon embracing please back the movie thank sand god bless

  1413. 1413 : Yinjen Says:

    Wow! I’m really surprised by all the high ratings! Might watch this drama soon…

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  1415. 1415 : kdramalover Says:

    sucha wonderfull drama. it melts my heart

  1416. 1416 : kdramaloverfromIndia Says:

    i’l watch it again

  1417. 1417 : kdramaloverfromIndia Says:

    i wish kdramas aires in mah country:-(

  1418. 1418 : kdramaloverfromIndia Says:

    gona watch it again. doh iDidnt sleep4 days2 watch tis drama, m nt sick of it. Wana continue watching ova n ova again;-:-)

  1419. 1419 : Deny Says:

    Is it really good drama if we compare to secret garden, or you are beautiful? I

  1420. 1420 : fatima Says:

    Stlll watching d drama,@episode 8.really loving it plenty, am so in love with Korean movies

  1421. 1421 : emi Says:

    the best movie i ever watched,,too much great,,love it love it
    i like all of the soundtrack,,,,marvelous

  1422. 1422 : ica vina raraiz Says:

    Wonderful drama

  1423. 1423 : maggie Says:

    This drama is the most amazing drama I’ve watched in a long time. Actors and everything was awesome. I was HOOKED and watched nonstop without sleeping and continued watching it the next day. I don’t regret missing out on studying time for my tests. I have never been hooked like that. 10/10. And that’s still not a high enough rating!

  1424. 1424 : ako si puto bunsotil Says:

    this is my most favorite drama… I’ve been watching it over, and over again…walang sawa…wish there is a part2… or another drama of kim soo hyun…

  1425. 1425 : rm018 Says:

    This is the first period drama I’ve watched, and because of this I was encouraged to try other period dramas. But this drama is hilarious it’s beyond on what to expect! I will always love this drama <3 I also hope to see the next drama of Kim Soo Hyun 🙂

  1426. 1426 : Jae Says:

    I really liked this series, but there were some parts I think they could have made better. I was saddened that the 2nd sun died. I really liked him.

  1427. 1427 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    @1419 Deny

    The Moon That Embraces the Sun is a period drama that happened during I think the Joseon Dynasty. I do not think you can compare it to the present time Secret Garden and You Are Beautiful, but if you want to compare overall (story, substance, acting, viewer’s satisfaction, etc), I think it is the best among you have mentioned. Enjoy watching if you are! =)

  1428. 1428 : ridha Says:

    best ever!!! kim soo hyun soooo handsome

  1429. 1429 : kimchilee Says:

    gawd!! the only reason am watching this over and over again like 10 times is bec I miss Kim Soo Hyun and Yeo Gin Goo in dramas! when will they act again in dramas? anyone any idea??

  1430. 1430 : kiki Says:

    really really like this drama<<i watching again n again<<nomu nomu cukayyooooo

  1431. 1431 : Haryor Says:

    Very nice drama although am just watching it bt am enjoying every bit of it

  1432. 1432 : jing Says:

    OMG!this drama made me cry!luv it!

  1433. 1433 : Amanda Says:

    This drama is something unusual than others drama, interesting, unique, new story line. And of course, love to see all the main actors & actress to attract us so much as well. I had recommended all my friends to watch and response is good!! Hope to get more this kind of improvement of drama series out! Korean Bravo!

  1434. 1434 : Swift Says:

    I agree with Amanda. But so far to-date there is no similarly interesting drama like this, perhaps Arang and the Magistrate was also good. The storyline was very good and find the love bond of the three characters to be very touching. Currently watching Goddess of Fire, a bit draggy but okay to learn a bit on the Korean history of ceramic making.

  1435. 1435 : lyan92 Says:

    very nice drama love it,Han ga in so beautiful..fighting..!!!!#^_^#

  1436. 1436 : maida Says:

    It seems from rating and comments that is a good one .i like the cast as well.but i am thinking of watching it esp.bec.jung II ah…what do u think ?shall give it a try or since he is not the lead actor i may get disappointed

  1437. 1437 : Yozora Says:

    @maida : u should watch it, the acting, the storyline and the chemistry between the cast is superb.. 🙂 i’m not joking, cuz i have rewatched this drama 4 times already, and planning to watch it again this year.. 😀

  1438. 1438 : marilyn Says:

    i’m so much impressed with the acting of kim soo hyun. it has a different storyline so the ratings is not really surprising. but after this drama, kim soo hyung got 17 advertisements offer… wow! what a boy! well, he deserves that anyways.

  1439. 1439 : OK OK OK Says:

    I like this drama – must watch 🙂

  1440. 1440 : AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun newest drama, MAN FROM THE STARS, can’t wait to see it! Fighting!

  1441. 1441 : rozsa Says:

    I watched this drama to the ep of child counter parts only. Child actors were really great. Bcoz of this drama I started shipping yeo jin goo and kim yoo jung .I want to see them together again in drama

  1442. 1442 : Charmaine Says:

    I really liked this drama, beautifully written telling the story of over coming adversity and true love, and brilliantly acted, I would have liked to have seen a follow up episode in which it shows life afterwards, the son’s have grown and the love story continues woth bliss..

  1443. 1443 : swift Says:

    jung il is now acting in golden rainbow with ue

  1444. 1444 : mamie Says:

    The best korean drama i have watched up to now 🙂

  1445. 1445 : nelly Says:

    A very beautiful written and played drama. I think is the best korean historical drama I have ever seen.

  1446. 1446 : sara Says:

    this is a very beautiful drama! i cry watching this……….aaaaa

  1447. 1447 : Birddybuddy Says:

    omooo I’m watching this beautiful drama again 😂👍👍👍😘😘😘😘💑💑💑 up to ep 5 loll Must a watch Kdrama 👍👍👍👍👍😆

  1448. 1448 : nina Says:

    this is my most fave drama korea all time…. it’s not wrong if the rating is very amazing becoz the story really tear my heart up, I love the story very much! very touching and beautiful!

  1449. 1449 : sarah Says:

    A BEAUTIFUL DRAMA!!!!!!!!!!!

  1450. 1450 : Rellen Says:

    after 2 years left, the story still the best in my heart…. this is the best love story I ever watch (korea)

  1451. 1451 : arum Says:

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

  1452. 1452 : cheri_philippines Says:


  1453. 1453 : Juana love Says:

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

  1454. 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

  1455. 1455 : Lovekdrama Says:

    Any similar drama to recommend? ;p

  1456. 1456 : HYORIN Says:

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

  1457. 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

  1458. 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!

  1459. 1459 : sara Says:

    i love this drma so much

  1460. 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!!

  1461. 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…

  1462. 1462 : ummi_harez10 Says:

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

  1463. 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

  1464. 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

  1465. 1465 : dinklik Says:

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

  1466. 1466 : cho Says:


  1467. 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?

  1468. 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).

  1469. 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.

  1470. 1470 : kpop Says:

    this is the best drama for me

  1471. 1471 : maida Says:

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

  1472. 1472 : nim Says:

    I like this drama awesome work

  1473. 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!

  1474. 1474 : 아크람 Says:

    Nice series

  1475. 1475 : 뿌뿌 Says:

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

  1476. 1476 : ginny Says:

    First jeseon drama I watch,best drama.

  1477. 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~~

  1478. 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).

  1479. 1479 : The Moon That Embraces the Sun 해를 품은 달 [2012] | My Drama Links Says:

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  1480. 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

  1481. 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…

  1482. 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.

  1483. 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

  1484. 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!

  1485. 1485 : zashee Says:

    no drama cant beat this rating…

  1486. 1486 : Korean Drama I’ve Ever Watched | My Life My Journey Says:

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  1487. 1487 : Mary Land Says:

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

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

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  1489. 1489 : zashee Says:

    still the best in my heart

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