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


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


Main Cast

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

The Palace

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

The Sungsuchung

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

Heo Family

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

Yoon Family

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


Park Gil Soo
So Hee Jung
Lee Young Suk

Production Credits

Director: Kim Do Hoon
Screenwriter: Jin Soo Wan


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Episode Title & Episode Preview

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

Episode Ratings (TNmS Media Korea)

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

Episode Ratings (AGB Nielson)

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

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


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

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  1. 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

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