k-dramas have become a new sensation nowadays in the present media world. For readers who don’t know what k-drama is then you might be missing a great chunk of entertainment in your life. K-dramas are TV series made in the Korean language in South Korea. But obviously everyone has their own choices of entertainment but if I had to tell about it, I tell you to gulp at least one k-drama and you won’t regret straining your eyes on it.
Girls mostly are head over heels for Korean dramas. With the guys all lovey-dovey romantic gestures, making all picture the perfect love story one could ever have. But some k-dramas have more to put in it than just romance. Suspense, thriller, horror, etc, everything counts in to be a genre in K-dramas like in every other language.
One of them is the TV series named “Descendants Of The Sun”, a South Korean TV series starring Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-Kyo in the lead role, Jin Goo, and Kim Ji-won as the second lead stars. The story surrounds the love story of a doctor and a soldier in South Korea. It shows how they have to overcome and balance their own lifestyles in order to be together and another love stuck between love and principles.
Yoo Si-jin (Song Joong-ki) is the South Korean Special Forces unit’s captain and Dr. Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-Kyo) is a doctor in a hospital. They both meet each other due to thief consequence and with some small talks, they instantly start liking each other.
But problems come, when, because of being in special forces, Yoo Si-jin needed to keep his secrets to himself as a part of their army policy and Song Hye-Kyo felt insecure about this. They come face to face to their differences in work lifestyle, Yoo Si-jin killed people in order to save the country and on the other hand Dr. Kang Mo-yeon saved lives, hence they were never supposed to understand each other’s life.
But destiny has its own way of playing with humans and what they need to opt for. Time coincides when Yoo Si-jin is deployed for maintaining a peacekeeping mission and Dr. Kang Mo-yeon is sent for volunteering a medical camp in Uruk (Iraq) as a punishment we can say for not agreeing to boss’s wrong motives.
On the other hand, Seo Dae-young (Jin Goo), Yoo Si-jin ‘s friend sergeant major is stuck between the love of his life Myung-Ju (Kim Ji-won) and being with her and the promise he gave to her father that he’ll stay away from her who is also a commander of the special force. They too unite in Uruk. From here onwards the real realizations start.
In here, Yoo Si-jin and Dr. Kang Mo-Yeon get insight into the real life of each other. They work hand in hand in situations like earthquakes and saved hundreds of lives and also in epidemics. In this area of the series, it’s shown that even though they are so different from each with respect to their life, it’s molded so beautifully to blossom up that no option can be wrong but it’s the situation’s demand. They face a lot of hurdles where both skills need to combine, where a soldier needs to take a step forward and when it should be a doctor handling her operation scissors.
Descendants of the Sun also shows that how a soldier is handcuffed between love and duty. Myung-Ju was deadly against her father’s heartless rule of keeping his daughter safe from love life with a soldier because a soldier’s life is unpredictable and he wanted his daughter to be away from this. But love is unconditional and she never left Seo Dae-young’s side and as with him even though he took every possible way to make her stay away. This part shows the struggle of family driven restrictions and how love is not only about lovey-dovey moments. It’s about understanding the silence behind the actions.
It’s about the friendship between 2 soldiers who have to be on duty and at the same time working out a friendship. Every second of life is threatening and full of the danger they don’t know when it might be the last day they opened the eyelids to each other. Abiding by the duties they try to be each other’s in every possible way being each other’s arm far or near to each other.
Descendants of the Sun gives the insight on 2 of the most important professions in our world and when they come together how they cope up to the differences and find their way together. It also shows the dilemma of a soldier’s personal life and professional life, about love which is beyond hanging out together in cafes, a friendship which is way beyond roaming about in bikes. Lives and their work which are way beyond sleeping till brunch time comes.