Descendants of the Sun came to an end yesterday and millions of people including myself were watching. This just might be the most successful South Korean drama of all time given it's record breaking worldwide popularity and earnings. It wasn't perfect but it was highly entertaining and my Wednesdays and Thursdays won't be the same anymore but at least I'll probably be a little more productive haha. I'm still on a high but the withdrawal will kick in soon. Song Hye Kyo really shined as Kang Mo Yeon especially in the last few episodes. Song Joong Ki has been getting all the attention but she deserves every bit as much praise for her incredibe emotionally resonating performance. These two along with the drama better be sweeping this year's KBS drama awards. Anyway my obsession for the drama has translated into a bit of an obsession with the main OTP as well. And it's not just me since W Korea recently brought back this striking editorial of Song Hye Kyo photographed by Hong Jang Hyun from 2009. This has always been one of my favorite shoots as Hye Kyo took to the streets of Miami looking equally edgy and glamorous in a cropped coif, red lipstick and an assortment of chic dresses. I remember people were going crazy back then because they thought she had cut her hair but she was just wearing a wig and she pulled it off. You can probably pull off anything with her beautiful face though. And since Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki remain inextricably linked for me cause like SongSongCouple, I'm also including a W pictorial featuring Joong Ki from 2011. Not loving his hair but the fashions are definitely sharp and Joong Ki had that smoldering gaze down even back then. If these editorials convince me of anything it's that these two must be vampires because they don't seem to age. It would've been awesome if we could've gotten a joint photoshoot like the one that Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won did for Grazia. or this amazing Vogue pictorial that Hye Kyo did with her My Palpitating Life co-star Kang Dong Won. I suspect they're probably afraid that their real life chemistry would just be too obvious. Yes I'm still shipping KiKyo!
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo were both in the news this week as Joong Ki who was recently appointed an honorary Korea tourism ambassador accompanied President Park Geun Hye to the opening ceremony of the new K-Style Hub Traditional Korean Cuisine Cultural Center. And it was reported that Hye Kyo turned down a million dollar advertising campaign from Mitsubishi Motors due to the company's involvement in Japanese atrocities in World War II which is really admirable. Just declare these two the national couple already!
For anyone in the US who has been interested in watching Descendants of the Sun, it is now available with English subtitles on Hulu. It is also available with online with subtitles in multiple languages on Dramafever in addition to Viki.com.