MBC’s Wednesday and Thursday drama The Moon that Embraces the Sun (The Sun and the Moon) has occupied the crown of ratings ranking, and the producer claimed that a climax will appear in the episode 5 that broadcast on January 18th, 2012.
On January 13th, 2012, producer said that the first half of episode 5 was chosen for the first time as the most anticipated shooting. The staff said, “The fraternal friendship and regretful love, the TV series will culminate to a climx. After reading the script, even the men shed tears, even the staffs held their breath while shooting.”
Compact story development, the freshness and in-depth acting by child stars propels the Wednesday and Thursday drama The Moon that Embraces the Sun to the absolute champion for its time slot, where the fictional king of Joseon Dynasty involves in palace love story and infighting.
Besides, in the episode 4 broadcast on January 12th, 2012, crown prince Lee Hwon mobilizes Sungkyunkwan scholars to actively come out and contain the King Sungjo, making the conflict intensified, the selection of crown princess by Lee Hwon and sweet scene of Yeon Woo with Lee Hwon grasped tightly the audience’s attention.
In particular, at the end of episode 4, Queen Dowager Yoon orders national shaman to get rid of Yeon Woo, implied that it’s impossible for crown prince and Yeon Woo to be together, bringing tension to the plot.
The Moon that Embraces that Sun achieved the highest national average rating of 23.4% according to AGB Nielson for its 4th episode.