What’s the reason for MBC Wednesday and Thursday drama series The Moon Embracing the Sun to be so popular that it’s becoming a national drama, and been popular right from the start of airing? MBC’s Section TV officially analyzed the reason for the popularity.

During the initial broadcast period of The Moon Embracing the Sun, the wonderful acting of the child actors have attracted the attention of the audience, especially the “flower handsome boy gang of four” – Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Min Ho, Lim Si Wan and Lee Won Geun. The ratings of The Moon Embracing the Sun is the result of following up a victory with hot pursuit.

In addition, the romance of crown prince of Joseon Dynasty (Yeo Jin Goo) to Yeon Woo (Kim Yoo Jung), and the fated love triangle of both persons with Prince Yang Myung (Lee Min Ho) are also the highlights that attracted the viewers’ attention, after the take over by adult actors, the expectation further deepen.

On the other hand, the fated reunion of Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In and Jung Il Woo in the drama created a strong sense of tension, and also created the scene that achieved the highest ratings ever.

via Hankyung


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  • IHeartMe!

    The reason why its popular is because Korean viewers will always be into SAEGUK DRAMAS, will always be obsessed with Kings, Princesses, wars etc etc no matter how usual, ordinary the story is. If you’re not tired from watching the usual korean saeguk dramas, not to meticulous and do not expect much,  watch TMTETS. But as for me who wants a change, a difference, who doesn’t want my intelligence to be insulted as a viewer, I’ll pass this one…and one thing, It maybe popular in Korea, but will not appeal as much in other countries with more meticulous audience.

  • Annoy

    This drama is awesome. IHeartMe! You dont know you are missing on great acting and great storyline. What a pity :(

  • Cupid_galz7

    @IHeartMe. As a kdrama lover or should I say asian drama lovers, I disagree with your opinion. TMETS may have an ordinary plot, but the great acting from all the actor and actresses in this drama are more than enough to entice me. I always like sageuk beacuse you can know more about Korean history and their culture. If you think it will not be popular in other countries, well, you are wrong. There are many international viewers who really love this drama and are willing to watch it live. And, you have to remember asian people like this kind of drama.

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  • Andrew

    Mmmh, no not really @Iheartme. The main reason for the exceptionally high ratings was the fact that the drama was relevant and popular with pretty much every single age group from children to elderly.
    The costumes and setting was immaculate.
    The soundtrack was FLAWLESSLY BEAUTIFUL
    The child actors were F*****NG GREAT
    and my god. THE W R I T I N G. I’ve never ever seen another drama paced so well from start to finish. It is utterly perfection. Never was there a scene that was superficial, never was there a loose end that was not tied up at the end. Better yet those loose ends had fantastic endings, not a rushed piece of illogical crap like the standard.
    And my god. The ending really couldn’t have been better. Drama producers and writers try to stay away from a linear happy cuddly ending because its hard to do right and is often criticized. This one though, was perfect.
    Even till the end the balance between sorrow and happiness was perfect. Seol’s spirit scene. The princess’s redemption. Yeon Woo and the King’s child, and their happiness.