From Our Readers: 9 Reasons Why It's Hard to Let Go of Descendants of the Sun
The famous Korean drama/action series Descendants of the Sun just officially ended last week, and you can't blame us as fans why the sepanx hit us so hard. We just can't let go Big Boss's charming smile or Dr. Kang's cuteness and even Myeong Joo's beauty as well as Wolf's fight for love.
We rounded up 10 things we will forever treasure even if we won't be having episodes of DOTS to watch this week anymore.
1. The adrenaline rush.
The beginning of the series immediately caught our attention when handsome guys fought North Koreans and we realized that there's more to those biceps than mere modeling. Unlike other series, DOTS is a mix of love and kilig and action and thrill and humor. The rollercoaster of emotions will make you want more!
2. The principle of profession.
Gone are the days of high school heartthrobs and snob princesses. This series is realistic and we appreciate the characters standing up for the principles of their professions. Big Boss will protect his country even if it means taking someone's life away, while Dr. Kang believes that life is should be preserved and that o value or ideology is above it. Even if they differ in beliefs, love made it work.
3. The bromance.
Friendship among men, even through fist fights or teasing, mean that they will protect each other, be there for each other, and die for each other in the name of loyalty. Isn't that sweet? Team Alpha showed us that on or off duty, when on the edge of death, they will shed blood to save their brothers' and even strangers' lives.
4. The breathtaking places.
From Urk to South Korea and even the last scene in Canada, DOTS taught us to venture out and explore the world beyond our country's borders. Suddenly we want to visit that wrecked ship with someone as cute as Big Boss and spend time waiting for a shooting star.
5. The other stories.
Why does Myeong Joo and Wolf’s story is always breaking our hearts? Even Dr. Song ad Dr. Jae Ha’s ‘older’ version of love makes us laughs our hearts out! We fell in love all over again in so many different ways and reminded us that every person has its story to tell—and worth listening too!
6. The love.
We hate it when Big Boss needs to go to the department store, because it made us worry endlessly and broke Dr. Kang's heart. Remember when he was struggling to keep his promise and responsibility to stay alive, and how we cried buckets? Still he came back. Big Boss and Wolf have this power to break and mend your hearts at the same time. It's a good thing these men know how to keep their promises.
7. The love for your profession.
Men in uniform make our hearts skip beats, but while watching DOTS, our respect and understanding for their job grew deeper. These men die and get injured just to protect the country they took an oat for. Even the doctors will see no religion, race, or culture as long as they save the lives of people especially their brothers and sisters. Taking an oath is not just a mere recitation but an obligation to keep no matter what and when and how.
8. The stares, tears, jokes, bullets, and blood.
Oh, the many times we squealed with kilig every time Big Boss stared at Dr. Kang. Oh, the shrieks we made when Dr. Kang told Big Boss that her blood type is "your ideal type." Oh, the hundred times we replayed that scene where Big Boss and Wolf were jealous of the guy Dr. Kang and Myeong Joo were arguing about. And oh, that time our hearts were breaking whn the two ladies received the sad news that their boyfriends passed away.
9. The belief in happily ever after.
Like any other drama series, who hates a happy ending? Chi-Hoon was narrating its end when reality of volcano erupting in Canada found its way to ruin the scene. But isn't that what life really is, full of surprises? But still, we find ourselves believing in happy endings.