πŸ“Ί Korean Tv Series Review: Descendants of the Sun (νƒœμ–‘μ˜ ν›„μ˜ˆ)

When I first started watching K-Dramas, there was one in particular that every blog I checked was talking about: Descendants of the Sun. The show has been pretty popular both in Korea and worldwide, most of the reviews I read were never less than enthusiastic and everyone was gushing over the male protagonist, who's basically a mix between Rambo and a stand-up comedian... 
So I decide to give it a try and, as it was obvious, I'm part of the fandom as well!
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South Korean Alpha team captain Yoo Shi-Jin and his team mate and best friend Sergeant Major Dae-Young are on their work break when they catch a thief, who gets injured but, before being sent to the hospital, he manages to stole Dae-Young's phone, so they have to follow.
There we get to know Doctor Kang Mo-yeon, who's on duty at the emergency room. Yoo Shi-Jin and Doctor Kang most definitely don't start with the right foot, as she thinks he's the one who beat up her patient; the situation is soon explained by First Lieutenant Yoon Myung-ju, who an army doctor, former intern mate with Doctor Kang and Dae-Young's girlfriend.

Yoo Shi-Jin immediately likes Doctor Kang's attitude and the two start to date, which is easier to say than done, since he always has to leave in the middle of their dates due to his job, that often drags him abroad, so after a while they decide to end things between them, also because his job often involves killing people, while Doctor Kang tries her best to save them.

Their paths will cross again, 8 months later, in Uruk: Doctor Kang and some of her colleagues are sent as part of a volunteer medical team, and Yoo Shi-Ji's alpha team has to protect them.
Descendants Of the Sun | Kapten Yoo
And from that moment on they will have to deal with every problem you can think of
Earthquake resulting with buildings crash at a solar plant and lots of people to rescue under the debris? Checked! 
Remorseless weapon dealers? Checked!
Performing surgery on an VIP patient, no other than the man who supposedly will bring peace in the Arabic countries? Checked!

In the middle of all this caos, Yoo Shi-Jin and Doctor Kang's relationship will progress, with ups and downs, 'till both of them will return in South Korea to go back to their "normal" lives...
My OpinionπŸ‘πŸ‘Ž
South Korea is one of the 32 countries in the world were military service is mandatory (alongside with Russia, Switzerland, Cuba, Brazil to name a few) and this medical/army series introduces the viewers to the Korean military world and what are the situations soldiers that choose it as a career might end up in.
The reasons why I liked this series are the fast-paced and numerous plot twists, the detailed and well portrayed protagonists and the BREATHTAKING settings (expecially the fictional country of Uruk). 
Even if you laugh all the way long from episode 1, the light vibe gets temporarily switched off when seriousness is required...and you really cannot joke when the pilot episode's opening scene is set in the DMZ (demilitarized zone).

In Descendants of the Sun they speak English...a lot! And none of the protagonists are heir/heiress of some major Korean company, two things which are pretty uncommon.
I think this is the BEST series to start KDrama obsession with!

If you like the medical/military genre, you can also watch American series "The Night Shift" and "Combact Hospital".

Ranking: 5/5
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