Trailer Pros & Cons: “Descendants of the Sun”


a0ACK!  I am a lot more excited to see this drama now that a full trailer of Song Joong Ki awesomeness has been released.  There is just something about that man (probably the voice, the sexy look, the uniform) that totally hits all my fangirl buttons. 


A love story between Captain Yoo Shi-Jin, who belongs to the UN peacekeeping troops, and Doctor Kang Mo-Yeon. Due to the UN’s request, they are stationed in the capital of another the country. 


I do have a few concerns, however.  The first is, Song Hye-Kyo, who is an actress who occasionally come across a little one note (aka blank).  That is not to say she is guaranteed horrible, just that she really needs to click with a director to shine.  I am hoping that the director, who has previously filmed Secret Love & School 2013, will have that ability.


My other concern is the writer’s ability to create foreigners that are not extremely annoying.  Keep in mind that this is Kim Eun-Sook who also penned the drama Heirs.  A drama which contained some of the most annoying foreign characters EVER.  And this whole drama is set in a foreign country so we can’t even say  this segment is going to end soon.  Things could get dicey pretty quick.


But at the end of the day, it is Song Joong Ki we are talking about.  I have waited over three years for his comeback so this drama is going to be watched regardless of its crap level.   Descendants of the Sun is set to air in February so check out the trailer below and tell me what you think.  Will you be joining us in this drama journey which is filled with potential plot bombs?



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  1. It seems to look well made and I really want to watch Song JoongKi! haha I’m pretty much always concerned when a foreigner is used in a kdrama… but from what they have shown in the trailer the ‘villain’ sounds interesting and hopefully it won’t be cringeworthy or uncomfortable to watch… Here’s to hoping we aren’t disappointed! ^^

    • I was just thankful that the villain was talking normally and not in that weird stilted way that usually happens in asian dramas. I am watching Love Me If You Dare and want to kill some of their foreign characters. They start to speak and my nerves go on edge

  2. Wow! I really like the trailer-the show looks very cinematic. Definitely count me in to watch this drama- I fell in love with SJK after watching him in Nice Guy & Werewolf Boy, so have been waiting for his return. He is pulling me in already in this trailer. The fact that the person speaking english in the voiceover sounds normal gives me hope that the “foreigner” actors will be decent and hopefully those characters won’t be total stereotypes/unwatchable but have some depth to them.

  3. this trailer is MUCH better than the last one, which had that unfun jerk guy gets heavy handed heirs kinda thing happening. i’m really nervouse about the writer here but it’s required watching for him and also her; i like her when she is costarring with someone who can really act. she is tricky as you said, but has the potential to be extraordinary in the right circumstances.

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