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
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

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

Photo From official Site

Wallpaper & Poster

Trailer I & Trailer II

OST – here or here

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1,481 Responses to “The Moon That Embraces the Sun”

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  1. 1251
    issa Says:

    i really love this drama.

  2. 1252
    aurel Says:

    I love this drama

  3. 1253
    costa Says:


  4. 1254
    sahdatcool Says:


  5. 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

  6. 1256
    anitha Says:


  7. 1257
    sarang_hei Says:

    i just love epi17 super i keep playing this part… can’t get over!! i love the drama…

  8. 1258
    leah shayna Says:

    kisahnya bikin nangizzz mulu>>>tapi endingnya wow bgt….i love it”

  9. 1259
    leah shayna Says:

    cerita bagus banget g bkn booozen bt nonton ulang….^ ^

  10. 1260
    iM zHy dEl rOsAriO!! Says:


    xupah ganda ng tmets…

    keep me love love love everyone!!! <3

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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…..


  14. 1264
    imskurs Says:

    really really love this drama.. can’t stop my tears drop..

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 1268
    chris johnson Says:



  19. 1269
    hesti Says:

    tolong tayangin lagi ya

  20. 1270
    hesti Says:

    i wacth again this drama,,,,,

  21. 1271
    wazbi Says:

    the one of great drama…i think’

  22. 1272
    rina lestari Says:

    kin soo hyun,…is the bestttt

  23. 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!

  24. 1274
    sawsaw Says:

    i like very much……. actor & actress and drama……..this years all drama in most good this drama.

  25. 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.

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