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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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. 1401
    myeon Says:

    I’m totally AGREE with @asianaddict !!!!! this drama should be, at least, top 3 best drama this year !

    for me, my self, best drama in 2012 are The Moon Embraces the Sun, Gentlemen’s dignity, May Queen, Nice guy, and Rooftop Prince. so I really dissapointed that my favorite and the best of all (TMETH) even didn’t choose as top 8 drama ! I just think like “wtf is goin on?”

    well, I can considered Faith, Arang, Time slip Dr.Jin, The King 2Hearts, as Top 8 Dramas. well, It’s have a good story, and great acting. but, Love Rain? omg.. no offense, but really, this drama can considered as top 8 dramas?

    sorry to say, but NO…. in my opinion Love Rain just sell big name of JGS and Yoona snsd -___-” the story is too ordinary and kinda Boring (To The Beautiful You better than Love Rain), and their acting? idk why but i always feel that yoona’s acting was terrible.
    oh pleaseeeeee..
    I really can’t understand how people choose the best drama just because they love the actor or actress. WHAT THE HELL???

    I, as dramas lovers, can’t accept these “Best Korean Dramas 2012″ list. maybe Koreandrama.org can change the title to “People’s Choice Korean Dramas 2012″, because in facts the list isn’t considered as “the best”, but only “people’s vote”.

    THE MOON THAT EMBRACES THE SUN better 100x times than those love rain.

    thanks before.

  2. 1402
    Florence Says:

    This is the drama of 2012

  3. 1403
    Florence Says:

    Its such a pity that this drama didn’t become the best drama..

  4. 1404
    Florence Says:

    In 2012 top 2 dramas 4me were the sun n d moon obviously and unexpctd u.

  5. 1405
    Florence Says:

    …tis drama should’ve been the best drama. Why on earth that tis perfct drama lost to sme unexpected 3rd grade dramas, say love rain. Though i love the actors the story is plain and boring. I dnt understand the voters..ofcourse if we’r bou2 vote best star then we can choose our fav actors but drama is nt bout actors bt its storyline, chemestry,plot etc..and among the dramas of 2012 its the sun and the moom that got all tis. It should b at least in the 3 though nt no1..

  6. 1406
    Florence Says:

    Hope..no offence2 others

  7. 1407
    Palak Says:

    Waaah…the ratings on this drama are no joke!

  8. 1408
    lyza Says:

    The moon embracing the sun is so far the Best korean drama I have ever watched. All the actors and actresses were at their best acting skills. Though I am not a korean, I believe that this drama is something that koreans should be proud of. Two thumbs up to all the cast, writers and the director.

  9. 1409
    dawn_em09 Says:

    I love this korean drama….I watched the whole episode for 5 consecutive nights…sleep almost 3am, not minding that i have to go to office in the morning…this is one of the best drama… ang ganda at nakakakilig…the story is superb, may depth…good story line and best actors! so love it :)

  10. 1410
    nahla Says:

    i’ve just finished it
    and it’s just waaaaw == a total eclipse of my heart ^^
    amazing plot, great performence from all of the actors, starting with the young ones to the adults..everything was just perfect and i felt everything like if i am with them, they made me live the story and events, i still can’t get enough of thouse painful scenes and still wondering : how could they do it in such a perfect way ??
    a huge BRAVO to all the cast of : the moon that embraces the sun..
    until now, one of the greatest dramas that i have ever seen
    Gomapseumnida all, you did a wonderful job ^^

  11. 1411
    myeon Says:

    So I watched this drama again yesterday and.. Although even I’ve watched it like ten times already, I still cry, still laugh, still love this drama so much ! <3 why why why why I still love it a lot?
    It's my favorite drama all the time <3 can't wait to see another kim soo hyun project. Miss him already.

    TOP 3 My favorite drama all d time : TMETS, Baker king Kim Tak Goo, full House

  12. 1412
    chescka estose Says:

    i love moon embracing please back the movie thank sand god bless

  13. 1413
    Yinjen Says:

    Wow! I’m really surprised by all the high ratings! Might watch this drama soon…

  14. 1414
    The Moon That Embraces the Sun (MBC)Korea drama | Korea drama Says:

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  15. 1415
    kdramalover Says:

    sucha wonderfull drama. it melts my heart

  16. 1416
    kdramaloverfromIndia Says:

    i’l watch it again

  17. 1417
    kdramaloverfromIndia Says:

    i wish kdramas aires in mah country:-(

  18. 1418
    kdramaloverfromIndia Says:

    gona watch it again. doh iDidnt sleep4 days2 watch tis drama, m nt sick of it. Wana continue watching ova n ova again;-:-)

  19. 1419
    Deny Says:

    Is it really good drama if we compare to secret garden, or you are beautiful? I

  20. 1420
    fatima Says:

    Stlll watching d drama,@episode 8.really loving it plenty, am so in love with Korean movies

  21. 1421
    emi Says:

    the best movie i ever watched,,too much great,,love it love it
    i like all of the soundtrack,,,,marvelous

  22. 1422
    ica vina raraiz Says:

    Wonderful drama

  23. 1423
    maggie Says:

    This drama is the most amazing drama I’ve watched in a long time. Actors and everything was awesome. I was HOOKED and watched nonstop without sleeping and continued watching it the next day. I don’t regret missing out on studying time for my tests. I have never been hooked like that. 10/10. And that’s still not a high enough rating!

  24. 1424
    ako si puto bunsotil Says:

    this is my most favorite drama… I’ve been watching it over, and over again…walang sawa…wish there is a part2… or another drama of kim soo hyun…

  25. 1425
    rm018 Says:

    This is the first period drama I’ve watched, and because of this I was encouraged to try other period dramas. But this drama is hilarious it’s beyond on what to expect! I will always love this drama <3 I also hope to see the next drama of Kim Soo Hyun :)

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