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Jin Gu and Kim Ji-won’s tearful goodbye in Descended From the Sun

I was wondering when we’d get to the other characters in Descended From the Sun, the new “blockbuster human melodrama” about soldiers and doctors finding love during wartime. The drama is mostly known for its headliners Song Hye-gyo and Song Joong-ki, but it has a pair of strong actors in a second coupling: Jin Gu (Falling for Innocence) and Kim Ji-won (Gap-dong), who seem to have quite the dramatic loveline of their own.

The new drama from writer Kim Eun-sook (Heirs, A Gentleman’s Dignity) takes place in a fictional country where our characters are stationed during a war. Song Joong-ki plays an elite special forces officer and Song Hye-gyo is a surgeon who finds herself swept up in one dangerous calamity after another when she’s around Song Joong-ki. It is a war zone, but he does seem to court danger wherever he goes.

Jin Gu is a noncommissioned petty officer in the army, and Kim Ji-won is an army surgeon who out-ranks him. In the teaser, he tells her with a stoic expression on his face that he’d like for her not to jump to the wrong conclusion that he’s leaving because of her: “My heart changed.” She challenges tearfully: “I don’t believe you.”

She pleads with him, “Don’t do this! Stop! Stop right there!” But he marches away from her without turning back. The only thing that makes him stop is when she pulls rank and asks him formally if he’s walking away without a proper salute to his superior officer, at which he whirls around and gives one last silent salute. I actually think their loveline might be more interesting, if they have history and tension that informs the rest of their interactions; plus her being his superior officer should make for a good setup when they’re thrown together in the war zone.

Descended From the Sun follows Master of Tradeโ€”Inn 2015 and premieres February 24 on KBS.

Via TV Report

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i can't wait for lee kwang soo's cameo

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looks SOOOO much more interesting than the other loveline...

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Totally agree

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I like Song Hye Go but in the trailers she isn't delivering any emotions. With Kim ji won you can just tell in the still pictures she'll be good. I am almost wishing right now that she was the main actress instead of Song Hye Go. :( well we'll just have to wait & see.

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OMG I feel the same, also this love line seems more interesting and I don't think Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki will have good chemistry, let's hope I'm wrong on this.

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Poor SHG, people seems to have inner jelousy towards her.

I am not watching as i don't like all of the cast and the writer.

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yea while I think SHK acting is fine (since Worlds within) but in the teasers i couldn't help but feel her eyes are so bland. while on other hand SJK is obviously delivering with all his 'soul'. I'm just afraid there'll be unequal amount of tension and feeling between them.
I love Kim Ji Won and damn the new teaser.. she nailed it. or i say, both actors. For one moment i wondered too what happened if it were SJK and KJW who were otp. the intensity would be too much to handle i bet.. ahh

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Wow how does she pull it? That last picture alone shows so much more emotion and I haven't even played the trailer.

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Kim ji won has always been a great underrated actress. I hope she can hit homerun with this drama.

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Me too. Loved her in "What's Up", and what a voice!

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That's it! It was driving me crazy to think of where I've seen the actress. It was What's Up! One of my top 10 of all time!

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Yeah I loved her there! She was overshadowed by all the other great actors in the cast, but it was a good debut for her. I'd love for her to sing again!

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Ooooohh yh this looks waaay more interesting but hey I'll jux hav to wait nd see cos I love them all and am jux so excited for this..

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Looking forward to this loveline! You can see so many emotions just from the stills alone! Jin Gu and Kim Ji Won are so underrated. :( Not particularly interested in the Song-Song couple just yet. Song Hye Gyo is gorgeous, but her expressions are always one noted. These two will definitely steal the show if the other two don't work hard!

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Btw, maybe it's just me, but Jin Gu is looking mighty hot! LOL

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Nah Jin Gu is definitely hot. Hehe.

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I love Kim Ji-won. I hope this drama will lead to her true breakout. She is underrated for sure.

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Hehee nope ur not the only one..I see you there Jin goo *wink*

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For a drama that has been preproduced, they are very picky in showing more of the trailer. Gggrrrrrr.....

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Ooooooo, now this catches my interest. O:

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Kim Ji-Won!!! I love her!! Yeah, this looks way more interesting than the main loveline. I'm kind of confused as to how she's an actual surgeon though? She's like 23. Is she playing a lot older? I mean, unless her character skipped a lot of school... Or are army surgeon qualifications different? Lol, someone please enlighten me.

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I was skeptical about her age too, she was born in '92 so Korean age she'd be 24, right? She's young and she's blessed with looking much younger than her age.

Between med school and surgical residency/internship you're probably looking at around eleven years (or more) after graduating from high school. So, she would probably be around 30 (plus?). BUT, this is a drama so we can make allowances, right?

I've been a fan since seeing her in "What's Up" a few years ago and look forward to her performance in this new drama. Really like Jin Gu too, but I've only seen him in "Ad Genius" and his cameo in "Fall In Love with Soon-Jung" so it will be a treat to see him in a 16 episode drama.

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Jin Goo himself is over 30, while the senior usually older than junior, does that mean Kim Ji Won playing 30-something character?
With her face, I think she'll play a bit older (but not much older) character than her real life age.

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her original character description stated her age as 32. with her high military rank as a surgeon it would make sense.

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KJW is such a good actress
I almost wish her and SJK were paired together but alas I'm still super excited for DOTS

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Now this is an actress I wanna see on my screen.... Fighting kim ji won

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Ooooh, I like these two! Great chemistry, even in that short clip. It makes me sad though. Although I love me some Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo is pretty dull and I'm not a fan of the writer. Heirs was meh and Gentleman's Dignity was so boring I couldn't finish watching it- and I sat through the whole of Dr Jin. Hoping I'll be pleasantly surprised. And who am I kidding- I'll sit through the whole thing because Song Joong Ki in uniform.

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Well I like this coupling more, even though I have adored SJK to bits ever since SKKS.

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LET THIS GIRL BE LEAD ALREADY OMFG.

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my sentiments on the dot.

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co-signing this!

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+++++1 !

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This may or may not be the drama to do that!

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TELL ME ABOUT IT.

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So this is just a soap?

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That's not unexpected, considering the writer....

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In all the writer's dramas, I have always liked the secondary characters' loveline or romance better all the time. In Secret Garden, Gentleman's, and Heirs I loved the secondary romance better than the main leads. I love SJK but with this clip alone, I know I will be shipping this couple more

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I'm with you totally!
The male leads on her dramas are human trash, while the secondary characters are actually much better people and usually they have more interesting lovelines, Meahri and Lawyer Choi in AGD, Lee Bona and Chanyoung in Heirs, even Yoo Rachel is much more interesting than Cha Eun Sang.

Looks like I'll ship this couple too..

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You're right about KES's secondary romances >>>>> main romances.

I'm still annoyed that Young-do/Rachel in Heirs were thwarted by fan demand to make him pine over the heroine, what a waste of great chemistry between Kim Woo-bin and Kim Ji-won. I didn't even care if they became stepsiblings, I just wanted them together!

Chan-young and Bo-na were cute but pretty much just a sideshow, while YD/R were played by actors who were on a whole different level and could have been epic in their own right.

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Young Do and Rachel.. we could have it all! like damn it how could they waste such chemistry? like it's a crime. with all that innuendo they threw at each other whenever they see the other. her asking him what he wants from her, him warning her in the end to be careful because they're no longer 'siblings' . arghhh no need to go to the sexual tension but that can just be me(nope, not just me) AND KWB saying hello to her with his unpopular 'annyeong sister' and i died (they obviously knew that we shipped YD & R!). omg what should i do to have them co-act again..

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honestly I don't think it was fan demand that changed the direction KES was taking them, I think it was SBS just not wanting them to be a distraction from the main pairing, & Jiwon was out shining PSH. The majority of the fans in the middle of the show's run were shipping R x YD, from Baidu & Weibo & DC Gall & Naver to Tumblr.

KES really owes Jiwon a great role after that.

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LOL no, but nice try.

No one really cared that much to begin with, and they sure as hell don't care two years after the fact.

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The only thing I like about Heirs was Kim woo bin and Kim ji won - their chemistry was over the roof! They sort of remind me of Chuck bass and Blair waldorf.

They are the pair I really wish to be paired up in future (after Yoo do joon and Kim seul gi)

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I would watch this drama for them only. As much as I like the main leads, I feel nothing special from them. This, however, is much more interesting and it's Jin Gu too.

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I LOVE KIM JIWON!

this trailer has more emotion than the other two. I think I will really enjoy their story than the leads' one.

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That's my girl. I love her.

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I'm frustrated that she is yet to be lead yet but I'm glad she's getting what seems to be a pretty interesting character, perhaps even better than the 2 main leads :) will be looking forward to this bc of her!

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I thought the writer of queen's classroom was working with the Heir's writer? Did that change? Or is her contribution to the script so minor, she's not worth mentioning?

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I'm sorry Song Song Couple, but this teaser WAY more interesting and showing more emotions than your teaser.
I think I'll ship this couple more..

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I have been waiting for this!! Super fan of Kim Jiwon!

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I always impress with Jin Goo acting but sad he so underrated.

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They're the reason I'll watch this drama.

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This teaser is so intense I love it. I like how so far all the DOTS teasers has been a scene cut from a bigger scene which makes it really dramatic. Can't wait for the drama to air!

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I am totally excited for Song-Song couple and for this couple too. Cant understand people puts down other people to feel better. What is there to hate Song-Song couple. I am sure it was directors idea of showing minimal reactions during first teaser.

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ah jingu! it's been awhile since i've seen any dramas w him. can't wait to see his chemistry w kim ji won.

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Oh Kim Jiwon!!! I wish her all the best. She has always been giving out steady if not fantastic performances since High Kick. I'm kind of surprised though because I didn't expect her to be that young (22). But I think based on the trailer she can pull the army surgeon character off. She looks loads mature here and gives off a dignified vibe. Jin Gu looks great as well and I love their storyline already. Oh goodness now I'm really dying to see the drama not just because of SJK but because of this supporting couple too!

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Jin Goo is a great actor, Kim Ji Won doesn't seem to play a bitchy character (even though she's very good at those too) and they have way more chemistry than the leads. With the right amount of screen time for these 2, the drama might become really enjoyable.

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Awe, I liked Kim ji won ever since the short drama with so ji sub

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It's funny how people judge dramas and chemistry and acting on what is shown in teasers.

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What should we judge it on then? Their hairstyles? And you know what's also funny? How some people can't accept others have different opinions than theirs.

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Seems more interesting than the main couple. Now I may have to watch this...

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I hope they don't kill Jin Goo like in Falling for innocence, he is such a good actor

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I wonder who chose these trailers? They are like Heirs all over again. Just more budget, older cast and exotic settings. The acting in this one is better but I think neither love line looks promising. Enough of jerk males and pathetic females.

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I just hope it won't be like another yongpal ! Please don't.

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yes a clip finally with kim ji won and jin goo!!!!hope they have enough screen time!!!her being his superior officer is very interesting.they seem to have a past?!!!as my favourite actress hope for her not always be the second female lead.support this couple in the drama!!jin goo seems nice too!!!KIM JI WON&JIN GOO FIGHTING!!!

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What's up about the negative comments about the two main leads? Obviously the 2 leads are partly responsible for the popularity of the drama. I am looking forward to watching the drama but I wish the comments are not one sided. All four leads are great!

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Excited about this drama!

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finally... my girl!!!!

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I don't recall ever seeing Jin Gu in anything that I've watched before, so watching him in this drama will be something new.

I have seen Kim Ji-won before and she never disappoints.

Looking forward to all that's going to happen in this fictional war zone.

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kim jiwon is queen!

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Ah I was anticipating this for so long. I'm looking forward to SJK, but just as much as I'm looking forward to Jin Gu and Kim Ji Won!

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Jin Gu is awesome, I'm looking forward to watching him more than Song Hye-gyo and almost Song Joong-ki x).

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Fin-freaking-ally. About time we got a trailer with KJW. Really excited to see her shine in this one and hopefully 2016 will be her year. Girl needs a lead role!

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Funny how some people get so "defensive" when people have a different opinion than their own. Just because some people like one actor/actress more than another doesn't mean they are jealous or are being negative. It's just their opinion. No need to get worked up about it. :)

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