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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. 1101

    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]

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 1105
    Maha Bamaarouf Says:

    LOL Han gain has Which star as her Cellphone background??


  6. 1106
    Lyrad Says:

    I love story and the plot! Excellent! The cast acted well and it has a wonderful story!! I love it!


  7. 1107

    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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 1110

    Princess Min Hwa,the one who made me cry on this drama…!!!!

  11. 1111
    Doris Says:

    great drama. A must watch!

  12. 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?

  13. 1113
    yechan Says:

    awesome! :>

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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??

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 1119

    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…

  20. 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.

  21. 1121
    Reshi Says:

    I really miss them :((

  22. 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 ^^

  23. 1123
    sangjhoon Says:

    ummhh lots of good comments, maybe i’ll try this drama too!

  24. 1124
    pei Says:

    i really really like drama…..great!!!

  25. 1125
    ade v Says:

    <3 <3 <3 it
    i do like young characters better,,mianhae kim soo hyun ssi..:)

  26. 1126
    DL Says:

    Excellent cast, story, acting, ost!!!!

  27. 1127
    thiri Says:

    i love Kim Soo Hyun .
    i like drama

  28. 1128
    Cha_Ocha Says:

    like this drama…
    much love story,, how lovely.

    Daebak!! Soo Hyun and Ga in.
    see u on another drama…

  29. 1129
    samdong song Says:

    so hyun oppa .^ saranghae . . .

  30. 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

  31. 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 *-*

  32. 1132
    rita.darita@yahoo.co.id Says:

    surprised to see the rating in accordance with a very amazing story

  33. 1133
    OK OK OK Says:

    soo hyun, ga in – saranghae 😀

  34. 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…

  35. 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..

  36. 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

  37. 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 !!

  38. 1138
    daryl Says:

    i super love this drama!!!!!

  39. 1139
    daryl Says:

    i’m craving for more………….

  40. 1140
    daryl Says:

    one of the best along with princess man!!!!

  41. 1141
    daryl Says:

    another cute lee min ho here

  42. 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

  43. 1143
    laura juwita Says:

    great movie,story and act….great completely…

  44. 1144
    thessakpopaddict Says:

    one word to describe this drama ; perfect.

  45. 1145
    Neno Says:

    just bought the dvds, cant wait to watch the all eps!!! :)))

  46. 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.

  47. 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..

  48. 1148
    Meijacat Says:

    Kim Soo Hyun is wow……… 🙂

  49. 1149
    Pinkie Says:

    This drama is good but THE PRINCESS MAN is better….try watching The Princess man, it will surely move your heart…:)

  50. 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

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