Descendants of the Sun is one of the most popular TV dramas currently airing in South Korea. The romantic action series has quickly captured viewers across the globe within a few short episodes. Why is everyone falling head over heels in a love with this series? I'll give you nine great reasons, and after reading this article I think you will too.

1. The intense fighting scenes.

You literally feel like you are watching a box office hit in your home. The action for this series is so amped up it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

2. The riveting OR scenes.

Viewers around the world are rooting for the doctors to save lives episode after episode. They put so much heart into each operating room scene, you feel like they are operating on your loved one. 

3. Skinship from episode one.

K-drama fans usually have to wait forever for the leading stars to even get near each other in other dramas! However, DOTS allows the coveted skinship to happen before the end of the very first episode. 

4. The sexy shirtless soldiers.

The actors portraying soldiers in this series are not afraid to show off their tantalizing six packs. I have a feeling everyone will be fangirling about their scenes for years to come.  

5.  Dae Young and Myung Joo's intriguing love story.

The writers have made the second couple's love story so mysterious! You actually anticipate their scenes more than Eun Taek and Bo Ra's scenes in Cheese In A Trap.

6. Shi Jin's superior way of breaking dates. 

"The government calls" has to be the most honorable way of breaking any date! Plus, the fact that a helicopter picks him up the first time gives the star extra brownies points.

7. Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Gyo's sizzling chemistry.

Viewers have been shipping this couple since the drama started. Their impressive acting has convinced fans that these two were meant for each other.  

8. The "kiss" comes early!

The main stars don't leave viewers hanging by a thread episode after episode. The very first "kiss" debuts in the first few episodes!

9. Onew sheds his "idol" image with his outstanding acting skills.

SHINee's leader has been praised for his acting since he began starring in the popular series. His hilarious "Onew Condition" makes a comeback in episode four, too.

Which reason made you fall for Descendants of the Sun?


Descendants of the Sun

Starring Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Gyo

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