Korean dramas have been gaining popularity in Asian countries, but also in other Continents. But what has taken took Asia by storm is the drama ‘Descendants of the Sun’; a story about “thwarted love on battlefield of a foreign land” as the BBC News put it. Song Joong Ki (left) and Song HyeKyo (right) in the Descendants of the Sun Song Joong Ki plays as a special force’s soldier in the fictional kingdom of Uruk named as Yoo Shi Jin, but known as Big Boss amongst his comrades.
His love interest is played my Song HyeKyo as an Army Surgeon. Both are A-listed actors in South Korea. In the drama, the star-crossed lovers had all the difficulties laid in front of them whenever they try to spark their love, shining a light on mature relationships, trying to balance difficult duty and the love that never ceases. The compelling story-line touches hearts irrespective of age, gender and boundaries. It is said that Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ochais is a fan, urging people to see it since it promotes “patriotism, sacrifice, obedience and being a dutiful citizen” according to BBC news. It’s not everyday that drama make headlines on BBC, especially Asian drama, this just proves how outrageously popular it is. If you haven’t seen it yet, you might have just found the solution to waste away a sultry summer days.