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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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Official Site

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Trailer I & Trailer II

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

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  1. 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

  2. 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..

  3. 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!!!

  4. 954
    UEE Says:

    if im the director..i will change the ending if yeon woo end up to be lee hwon wife.

  5. 955
    chaostea Says:

    So sad to that i have to wait another week…

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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!

  9. 959
    KDaddict Says:

    In the Specials, they condensed 7 eps + into 2 hours. In these, there is No sight of Han Ga In!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 963
    UEE Says:


  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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,

  20. 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..

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 973
    shineens Says:

    i really curious bot the ending…

  24. 974
    TAVAI Says:

    hope the ending is not disapointing

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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!!

  29. 979
    zashee Says:

    i cant wait for the last two episode
    im curious to death

  30. 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

  31. 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 […]

  32. 982
    s3 Says:

    does anyone know what website to go on to watch the special episodes??

  33. 983
    Tai Says:


    try this for 2 special episode


  34. 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.

  35. 985
    UEE Says:


  36. 986
    sawhyerim Says:

    i like so much

  37. 987
    arrazzaqu Says:

    i love this drama! >.<

  38. 988
    s3 Says:

    @KDaddict thiak you very much for the link

  39. 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!

  40. 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!

  41. 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.

  42. 992
    deta Says:

    pengen nntn ulang dr awal . hehe
    sangking bagus cerita nyaa , ngga bosan 🙂

  43. 993
    rein Says:

    This is amazing drama eventhoug i dont know the ending.but i dont care sad or happy

  44. 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.??!!!…

  45. 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

  46. 996
    Melda Says:

    All of you can try below website too..


  47. 997
    Melda Says:

    That is the preview for episode 19.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

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