• Destiny Shamblin

'Descendants of the Sun' Korean TV Show Review


"Descendants of the Sun" is a 2016 South Korean television show. Falling under the genres of romance, melodrama, action, and comedy, it was also written by Kim Won-seok. The starring cast are Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Jin Goo, and Kim Ji-won. The original language of the show is Korean, and there are currently sixteen episodes, plus three special ones. According to the writer and producers themselves, the show was shot in actual places in Greece and South Korea.

Though the show is in Korean, there is one available in English, but I recommend reading the subtitles and watching the original. I have not watched all of the episodes, though I am working on it. The show so far is really good. I recommend it for those who like dramas, or anything romantic. The show revolves around the love between a surgeon and a man who is the leader of the Alpha team and is on the special forces. The characters are trying to make the relationship work though they are both busy. It also shows the guy’s friend/worker and his ex-girlfriend going through a few hard times and having to meet occasionally, which makes business hard.

There is a lot of action and romance, so, in my opinion, the show is great for men who like action movies and for women who like romantic movies. I also think they are done with the show and will not be making any more episodes. I do recommend watching other shows that the main actors appear in.

"Descendants of the Sun" is rated TV-14, which means parents should watch the show before letting any child under 14 watch it. The only thing I have seen is intense violence, since it is military-based, and there are surgerical procedures that are shown. So please be cautious! I still do recommend the show and hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.

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