Descendants of the Sun is a South Korean drama based around the relationship a doctor and a Special Forces soldier. The story follows these two as well as a couple other relationships as they face their adventures in Korea, Urk (a fictional desert land), and within the operations of the medical field and Special Forces field alike. The two main characters Kang Mo Yeon, a surgeon that is placed in the placed in the marketing section for the hospital and Yoo Si Jin, the Alpha team leader run into each other through unlikely circumstances.
After Kang Mo Yeon and Yoo Si Jin meet and go on a couple of interrupted dates, Si Jin is deployed on a mission to Urk for 8 months. Mo Yeon becomes the face of her hospital and is involved in a sexual advance from the head of the hospital. Upon her refusal, she is sent with a volunteer team, involuntarily, to Urk to give medical aid.
From here the two meet again and are devastated by a disastrous earthquake. Both teams stay to assist in the treatment of the people of Urk. Many are killed and many suffer terrible injuries. Most of the show takes place in Urk.
This drama is full of action, comedy and of course, drama. There are many scenes where it goes from action to comedy to drama all within the scene. I love this drama. It is involving and exciting. It really gets you into the story and makes you feel for these characters. The ending is really funny as well because all of the characters go to a wedding of some people they had met in Urk. The wedding takes place in Canada and all seems well, but then a volcano breaks out and the team gets ready for an emergency, wondering if anything will be normal again.
If you like dramas for their action sequences, this drama is for you. If you enjoy watching shows that involve a great love story, this drama is for you. If you love good comedy or drama, this drama is for you. Thank you for reading through my review of Descendants of the Sun even though it's ridiculously late. I've watched it through twice since it has came out, so that tells you that I've been procrastinating on this. But thanks anyway, those of you who give me support.
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