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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1,482 Responses to “The Moon That Embraces the Sun”

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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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…

  4. 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!!!!!

  5. 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!

  6. 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…….

  7. 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!!♥

  8. 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.

  9. 1309
    blair Says:

    Their Love Story is so romantic and so nice to see them in personal,can’t Wait to see them.

  10. 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 […]

  11. 1311
    clarisseairatiu Says:

    i wish they have a season 2

  12. 1312
    enol Says:

    good n best drama……. I love happy ending

  13. 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

  14. 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???

  15. 1315
    pepino Says:

    i love drama korean

  16. 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 :D

  17. 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. ^^

  18. 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. :)

  19. 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 :)

  20. 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.

  21. 1321
    lee hye ae Says:

    thanks a lot, kinchay! ^^

  22. 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!!!

  23. 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.

  24. 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….


  25. 1325
    pat reid Says:

    I watched this drama over and over again, young actors and adult actors did a good job, kudos to all:)

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