Moon Embracing the Sun
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Status: Ended
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance

Thirteen-year-old Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a high-ranking official, accompanies her mother to the royal palace to attend her brother, Heo Yeom's civil service examination congratulatory ceremony. By chance, she comes across Crown Prince Lee Hwon. They fall in love, and Yeon Woo is chosen as the Crown Princess of Joseon. Before they can marry, the Dowager Queen secretly orders her death, in order to secure more power for herself. Yeon Woo becomes cursed and is stricken with an illness. All believe her to be dead, including the Crown Prince Lee Hwon. Heartbroken, he refuses to love another. Eight years later, the young king meets a shaman named Wol. He can’t help but find similarities between her and Yeon Woo and begins investigating Yeon Woo’s death.

Episode 1
Aired: 1/4/12
In order to seek power, the unscrupulous Queen Yoon and consort clan Yoon Tae Hyun secretly plot to frame up the younger half-brother Prince Uiseong who is favored by the king. Prince Uiseong falls into their trap and is at the point of death. Ari, a shaman of Seongsucheong witnesses the whole process, and thus suffers injustice. She says sincere words and earnest wishes to Jang Nok Young, and eventually died. On the other hand, the daughter of Hong Mun Kwan chief education officer (daejehak), Yeon Woo, visits her brother who is preparing to take the imperial examination, and joins in the country’s blessing ceremony. The naughty crown prince Lee Hwon who made teachers bristle with anger climbs over the wall to go out, and encounters Yeon Woo by chance. Hwon who is hiding beside the wall mistaken Yeon Woo as thief, while Yeon Woo gets to know the identity of Hwon as crown price from the Hwon’s handkerchief.