Descendants of the Sun

After working very hard rehabilitating myself from Korean drama addiction for five years, I'm afraid my labor was in vain. And I blamed it to the charming lead characters and complicated romance between a female cardiothoracic specialist Doctor Kang Mo-Yeon(Song Hye-Kyo) and Captain Yoo Si-Jin(Song Joong-ki) an intense, masculine team leader of an elite special forces in South Korea. This concoction story of medical and military world coming together has made a huge buzz that is worth checking out. From this moment forward I knew I was in trouble. As I could not get my self together watching episodes till four in the morning. Too late to realise I am already hooked in this action, romcom drama series. was an accomplice to this atrocity.

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In spite of the predictable finale of Captain Yoo and Sergeant Seo being alive and reuniting with their girlfriends. Televiewers(me included) will surely miss all the characters - main and supporting ones who made this a high-rating phenomenal Korean television series. From the Haesung Medical services team and people from the hospital, Alpha team members and the Tae bak army, and the all characters in the fictional peace-seeking country of Urk, Wednesdays will never be the same again.     

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Here are the few of the best lines and quotes I love most:

"Let him live. You do your job as a doctor. If we have to kill someone. I will do my job." -- Yoo Si-Jin 

"I cannot change the world, but as long as I can change one person's life it would mean the world to that person." -- Kang Mo-Yeon

"Love compels us to do something other can do by themselves." -- Yoo Si-Jin 

"I believe that life is sanctified, and there is no value or ideology is above it." -- Kang Mo-Yeon

"I do not have the skills to explain the things of the heart." -- Seo Dae Yong

"My principle is that children, beautiful women and the elderly need to be protected." -- Yoo Si-Jin 

"I fight for life. But your fight... is to protect others through death." -- Kang Mo-Yeon

"You can't be happy if you have regrets." -- Seo Dae Yong

"Take ownership of your actions." -- Yoon Myeong Joo

"Don't give up just because you don't know what to do." -- Kang Mo-Yeon

"Do not get hurt. This is an order. Keep that order with your life." -- Yoon Myeong Joo

"Your doctor is not a TV channel. You cannot switch it whenever you want." -- Doc Song Sang Hyun

"Today, every call my superior office made was right, justify and honourable." -- Seo Dae Yong

“Soldiers always live with a shroud on. When they die in a nameless land for the sake of their country, the place of their death become their grave and their uniform become their shroud. This should be every soldiers’ mindset everytime they put down their uniform. Therefore, be honorable at every moment – there’s no reason to fall short” -- Yoo Si-Jin


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