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. 1351
    swift Says:

    The love story in this drama is very moving. I have watched many other dramas, but somehow the writer of this drama managed to portray the love among the three characters to be extremely convincing. Other than this drama the other character in rooftop prince of the prince with the princess’s sister also portrayed the love would get the viewer’s emotion stirred. The love the rooftop prince had with the lead lady in 21 century was not as deep as the princess’s sister.

  2. 1352
    mjavier Says:

    very good korean drama

  3. 1353
    pearl Says:

    even the time setting of this drama is like B.C.E the story somehow makes me feel like it`s great to find one true love and fight against all odds just for love… moon embraces the sun is so great the characters are great especially the three main characters han ga in,kim soo hyun and joong il woo i love the story line to the writer of this drama two thumbs up…

  4. 1354
    Far East Says:

    Two thumbs up i gave to this drama. Fascinating drama i ever watched…

  5. 1355
    jj Says:

    I LOVE THIS DRAMA. Love yom KIM SOO HYUN. Miss you on screen. Pls make more historical drama. Love you sooooooooooooooooo much.

  6. 1356
    kim Says:

    I already have a copy of this and I got it from here http://www.filebook.com.ph

  7. 1357
    malagu Says:

    i love this so much!

  8. 1358
    Carla Says:

    This is certainly one of the best korean dramas i’ve ever watched! The story is moving and immediately after watching the first episode, i just got hooked! 10 out of 10. Highly recommended drama! The actors and actresses in this drama are certainly one of the best i’ve seen. Kim Soo Hyun deserves an award for his acting in this drama, he acting was superb in this drama. Looking forward to his next project and hopefully that next project will bring justice to his performance in this drama.

  9. 1359
    Goo Na-ri Says:

    sad ending .. i was hoping Princess Min-hwa will not be punished .. :((

  10. 1360
    jersie quiton Says:

    i love this drama :D i like it :D kim soo hyun is a good artist and also ha ga in :D

  11. 1361
    cheeze Says:


  12. 1362
    coralou Says:

    i love this story and it’s so unfortunate that the drama has come to an end. i’m gonna miss this show.:)

  13. 1363
    seohee Says:

    The BEST DRAMA EVER ………….. !!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
    I loved everything about it!!!!!!!!

  14. 1364
    the banker from ph Says:

    i love the child actors and actresses the most..you can actually feel the emotions on their acting..keep it up ^_^

  15. 1365
    mariel Says:

    of all the korean drama that i watch…………….this drama for me was the perfect drama of all……… it makes me cry makes me lonely……………. evrything!!……..and also the artist that had been use in this drama was just perfect, the characters that they had played were perfectly portrate by thereselfs……………………..i love this drama so much

  16. 1366
    kimchilee Says:

    can all the fans here vote this drama as best drama? please vote.. continue to vote everyday…? how can Faith now be more popular? while Faith the Great Doctor has Lee Min Ho as star power, the drama lacks depth and ending was lousy.. this drama is perfect!! it should be in running competition with rooftop prince!! hurry fans of TMETS .. please vote!!

  17. 1367
    lee qian Says:

    i love this drama so much .Love yom KIM SOO HYUN,love you so much .you are my favorite idol.I will support you forever.

  18. 1368
    he qiao Says:

    Jungilwoo is my love~

  19. 1369
    he qiao Says:

    You are sunshine into my eyes, take me out of the endless night, love you six years never change, I know you are very hard to learn Chinese, so I hope you can come to China regularly put our love away, (* ¯ ︶ ¯ *)

  20. 1370
    AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    Among the dramas I have seen so far in 2012, TMTETS is at the top of my list. Please vote this drama for the best in 2012. Fighting!!!

  21. 1371
    sweetkitty Says:

    Vote this drama …plz.. wanna see it in first 8..

  22. 1372
    kimchilee Says:

    come on! come on! fans of TMTETS.. pleeeeease vote this drama .. its not the first 8 !! please.. appealing to all.. pleeeeease vote this drama..

  23. 1373
    AjaAjaFighting! Says:

    This drama should be in the Top 8, well at least we can do for now…please vote vote vote…!!!

  24. 1374
    kimchilee Says:

    come on fans of TMETs! 2 more days to vote.. and it is still at No.9 which will be out of the preliminary rounds then.. pppppleeeeeese vote! vote! vote!

  25. 1375
    kimchilee Says:

    aiiigoooo…one more day and this drama is still the bottom #9.. will surely miss the preliminary rounds.. so sad.. Admin..why must it be 8 top dramas and not 10 top dramas!?? why..? why? wheyyyyyy….geedeh!?

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