I wonder if Kim Eun Sook is trying to make a pointed statement to counter the criticism that her Heirs thematic topic was superficial and slight, what with exploring the emo lives of the uber-rich teen crowd. Now she’s going substantive and gritty with Descendants of the Sun, the backdrop of humanitarian workers and peacekeeping troops in a fictional Easter European country dealing with civil strife and an impending natural disaster. It’s so like Kim Eun Sook to pile on, but when she does it right it works marvelously, and I’m fingers crossed (both hands!) that this foray will not turn the backdrop into mere disaster and location shoot porn for the usual K-drama romance tropes. The drama released a new teaser yesterday that really brings the military and humanitarian operation to the forefront, even if it ends with the really annoying scene of male lead Song Joong Ki tending to the injured leg of female lead Song Hye Kyo. I know even a doctor can get injured and need help, but the scene just reeks of time standing still to capture that moment and I have no time for that. Hope these two fall in love and do their jobs properly.
Descendants of the Sun 4th trailer: