The Moon Embracing the Sun

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (3,277)

The Moon Embracing the Sun is a historical drama series that was aired on MBC America in 2012. The show boasts an impressive cast which includes Kim Soo-hyun, Yeo Jin-goo, Han Ga-in, Kim Yoo-jung, Jung Il-woo, Lee Tae-ri, Kim Min-seo, Kim So-hyun, Song Jae-hee, Im Si-wan, Sunwoo Jae-duk, Yang Mi-kyung, Yoon Seung-ah, Seo Ji-hee, Bae Nu-ri, Jang Young-nam, Kim Young-ae, Ahn Nae-sang, Kim Ye-ryeong, Nam Bo-ra, Jin Ji-hui, Song Jae-lim, Lee Won-geun, Jeong Eun-pyo, Kim Eung-su, Lee Seung-hyung, and Yoon Hui-seok.

Set in the Joseon dynasty, the series centers around the love story between King Lee Hwon, played by Kim Soo-hyun, and a female shaman named Wol, portrayed by Han Ga-in. Wol was born a half-breed, a daughter of a nobleman and a shaman, and was chosen as the crown princess. However, due to court politics, she was later abandoned and believed to be dead. Wol eventually becomes a shaman and meets King Lee Hwon, who is already engaged to another woman, Yeon-woo, portrayed by Kim Yoo-jung.

The story unfolds with court intrigue, political drama, and a tragic love story. The show's plot revolves around King Lee Hwon's attempts to uncover the truth behind his lover's death and the machinations of the people around him. Meanwhile, Wol struggles to come to terms with her identity and deal with the consequences of her actions.

The talented cast of The Moon Embracing the Sun brought their characters to life with their exceptional acting skills. Kim Soo-hyun was exceptional in his portrayal of Lee Hwon, the intense and passionate king who is willing to do anything for his lover. Han Ga-in was beautiful and expressive as Wol, the tragic shaman who never gave up on her love for the king.

Other notable performances include Yeo Jin-goo as the young Lee Hwon, Jung Il-woo as Prince Yang-myung, Lee Tae-ri as Heo Yeom, and Kim Yoo-jung as the young Yeon-woo. They all delivered stellar performances that added depth and nuance to their respective characters.

The Moon Embracing the Sun also provides a glimpse into the life and culture of the Joseon dynasty. The show's detailed production design, costumes, and set pieces reflect the time period accurately. Moreover, the series contains several references to mythology and shamanism, which provide a unique and interesting aspect to the storyline.

The music for the show was composed by Kim Joon-seok and garnered critical acclaim for its emotional depth and authenticity. The score helps to add a sense of realism and tension to the drama, elevating the viewing experience for the audience.

Overall, The Moon Embracing the Sun is a well-produced, well-acted, and well-written series that delivers on all fronts. The show's blend of politics, romance, and mythology makes it a must-watch for fans of the historical drama genre.

The Moon Embracing the Sun is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on January 4, 2012.

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Episode 20
20. Episode 20
March 8, 2012
In the final showdown, brother faces off against brother, and ultimately, decisions are made by people and not by fate.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
March 7, 2012
As rumors about the shaman kept in the king's quarters and the return of the crown princess spread throughout the city, conspiracies are disclosed and sacrifices are made as the fight for power comes to a head.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
March 1, 2012
Bhwon grieves when he find out that his sister Minhwa was involved in the conspiracy to kill Yeonwoo, and he does not know how to move forward with his plan to avenge Yeonwoo.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
February 29, 2012
After finally realizing Wol's identity, Hwon rushes to the sick village and reunites with Yeonwoo. But their reunion is cut brief when assassins appear in order to kill Yeonwoo.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
February 23, 2012
Bokyeong falls into a panic, believing Wol to be Yeonwoo having come back from the dead. After leaving the queen, Yeonwoo runs into Hwon in front of Eunwol Building but can't reveal who she is.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
February 22, 2012
With her memory back, Yeonwoo meets with Seol to confirm the truth. But while Seol wants to go public, Yeonwoo decides to keep her identity a secret until she discovers the reason why she had to die.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
February 16, 2012
Wol is kicked out of the palace with the character for sexual obscenity stitched onto her chest. On the way to the sick village, mysterious men intervene and take her away for a secret purpose.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
February 15, 2012
A mysterious, negative energy attacks Hwon and causes him to lose consciousness before consummation. As a result, Bokyeong and Lord Yun decide to use this latest turn to get rid of Wol and diminish Hwon's authority.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
February 9, 2012
Lord Yun begins to suspect that Hwon is up to something. Meanwhile, the date of consummation is pulled up to three days later, much to Bokyeong's delight.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
February 8, 2012
Nokyeong appears before Yangmyeong and Wol to allow Wol to continue on her way. In the king's quarters, Hwon's barrage of questions finally draws tears from Wol.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
February 2, 2012
Hwon finds himself at a loss when with Wol, seeing in her the Yeonwoo he loves. Meanwhile, with his health fast recovering, Royal Queen Dowager Yun orders a new consummation date.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
February 1, 2012
Hwon wakes up to find Wol touching his forehead, and he orders her out of the palace. However, he finds that he can't stop thinking about her.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
January 26, 2012
Kidnapped to be the king's human amulet and absorb the bad spirits that are ailing him, Yeonwoo/Wol finds herself by Hwon's side while he is drugged to sleep deeply.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
January 25, 2012
Before leaving on a small trip, Shaman Nokyeong warns Yeonwoo to stay away from strangers. But when Yeonwoo hears about the king's procession through the village, she persuades Seol to let her get a glimpse.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 19, 2012
In the darkest hour, two people dig up Yeonwoo's coffin and let her out, but she doesn't remember who she is. Meanwhile, Bokyeong is crowned the new crown princess in Yeonwoo's place.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 18, 2012
While Yeonwoo trains in the ways of the palace, Nokyeong caves in to the queen dowager's command and prepares a dark ritual to cast ill on Yeonwoo.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 12, 2012
With the selection of the crown princess fast approaching, Crown Prince Hwon takes it upon himself to make sure that the selection remains fair.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 11, 2012
Chief Shaman Nokyeong is called in to read the fortunes of Heo Yeonwoo and Yun Bokyeong, who become the playmates of Princess Minhwa.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 5, 2012
Heo Yeom, the young prodigy, is appointed to teach Crown Prince Hwon. Meanwhile, Prince Yangmyeong returns from his travels and immediately goes to see Yeonwoo.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 4, 2012
With conspiracies afoot to destroy any threats to the throne and secure the Yun clan's political influence, a young girl is born with a noble yet tragic fate.
Where to Watch The Moon Embracing the Sun
The Moon Embracing the Sun is available for streaming on the MBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Moon Embracing the Sun on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix and Viki.
  • Premiere Date
    January 4, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (3,277)