Women of the Sun (2008 TV series)

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Women of the Sun
KBS Women of the Sun.jpg
Also known as Women in the Sun
Sisters in Love
Genre Romance, Melodrama
Written by Kim In-young
Directed by Bae Kyung-soo
Starring Kim Ji-soo
Lee Ha-na
Han Jae-suk
Jung Gyu-woon
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Executive producer(s) Jung Sung-hyo (KBS)
Kim Hee-yeol (Pan Entertainment)
Producer(s) Moon Joon-ha
Go Jae-hyun
Location(s) Korea
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Pan Entertainment
Original network Korean Broadcasting System
Original release May 28 (2008-05-28) – July 31, 2008 (2008-07-31)
Preceded by One Mom and Three Dads
Followed by Hometown Legends
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Women of the Sun (Hangul태양의 여자; RRTaeyang-ui Yeoja) is a 2008 South Korean television series starring Kim Ji-soo, Lee Ha-na, Han Jae-suk and Jung Gyu-woon. It aired on KBS2 from May 28 to July 31, 2008 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.[1]


Shin Do-young is a popular TV news anchor who seemingly has it all: good looks and brains, a cushy job and a privileged upbringing. But Do-young has a deep, dark secret. She was abandoned at an orphanage at a young age, but was fortunately adopted by a nice, well-off couple who were unable to have children of their own. But to the couple's surprise, they conceived a few years after Do-young's adoption, which led to the birth of their biological daughter, Ji-young. Afraid of losing the love of her adoptive parents, the teenage Do-young abandoned her five-year-old sister at a train station.

Twenty years later, Do-young hires a cheerful young woman named Yoon Sa-wol as her personal shopper. But Do-young's past returns to haunt her when Sa-wol is revealed to be Ji-young. When Sa-wol learns the truth, she plans her revenge by taking everything from her erstwhile sister, including the man Do-young loves.[2]


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Jung Ae-ri as Choi Jung-hee, Do-young's adoptive mother
  • Kang In-deok as Shin Soo-ho, Do-young's adoptive father
  • Kang Ji-sub as Hong Eun-sub
  • Lee Yoo-jung as Jo Hyun-joo, Eun-sub's girlfriend
  • Jang Young-nam as Kim Eun-bi, TV show writer
  • Ahn Jung-hoon as Go Hoon, production director
  • Yoo Jung-seok as Song Chan-young, assistant director
  • Ji Il-joo as Sang-gu, gofer
  • Kim Hye-eun as Jang Shi-eun, TV newscaster
  • Ha Jae-sook as Park Yong-ja, Sa-wol's friend
  • Kim Hyo-jin as Sister Isabelle Yoon, nun who runs the orphanage
  • Yoon Joo-sang as President Jang Tae-mun
  • Kim Mi-kyung as Park Young-sook, Do-young's biological mother
  • Lee Chul-min as pickpocket
  • Seo Ji-yeon as Secretary Jung
  • Yoon Hyun-sook
  • Jang Chae-woo
  • Jung Min-ah
  • Ahn Seo-jung
  • Lee Seok-goo
  • Jung Hyung-min
  • Hyun Sook-hee

Episode ratings[edit]

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul Area
2008-05-28 1 6.8% 8.0%
2008-05-29 2 8.5% (18th) 8.2% (19th)
2008-06-04 3 8.1% 8.3%
2008-06-05 4 10.2% (10th) 10.1% (11th)
2008-06-11 5 9.3% (10th) 9.3% (11th)
2008-06-12 6 9.6% (13th) 9.8% (11th)
2008-06-18 7 10.3% (11th) 10.0% (10th)
2008-06-19 8 10.1% (10th) 10.4% (9th)
2008-06-25 9 12.0% (6th) 12.2% (7th)
2008-06-26 10 11.3% (9th) 11.4% (9th)
2008-07-02 11 12.4% (7th) 11.9% (7th)
2008-07-03 12 15.0% (7th) 15.2% (6th)
2008-07-09 13 15.1% (5th) 15.4% (5th)
2008-07-10 14 17.4% (3rd) 17.5% (3rd)
2008-07-16 15 16.8% (3rd) 16.4% (3rd)
2008-07-17 16 17.2% (4th) 17.3% (4th)
2008-07-23 17 20.1% (3rd) 20.6% (3rd)
2008-07-24 18 20.3% (3rd) 20.9% (3rd)
2008-07-30 19 25.5% (1st) 25.7% (1st)
2008-07-31 20 27.3% (1st) 27.6% (1st)
Average 14.2% 14.3%

Source: TNS Media Korea

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
KBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actress Kim Ji-soo Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Han Jae-suk Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Lee Ha-na Won
Jung Ae-ri Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Kang Ji-sub Nominated
Best New Actor Jung Gyu-woon Won
Best New Actress Lee Ha-na Nominated
Best Young Actress Shim Eun-kyung Won
Popularity Award, Actress Kim Ji-soo Nominated
Lee Ha-na Nominated
45th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best Actress (TV) Kim Ji-soo Nominated
Best New Actor (TV) Jung Gyu-woon Nominated


An Indonesian remake titled Dia Bukan Anakku aired in 2010. In 2010, a Chinese remake called Star April was produced.

International Broadcasts[edit]


  1. ^ Oh, Jean (28 May 2008). "Women in the Sun heats up summer". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  2. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (25 May 2012). "Women in the Sun Stands Beside The Equator Man". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Star Focus: Lee Ha-na". Arirang News. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Actress Lee Ha-nah Continues Drama Shoot Despite Recent Injury". KBS Global. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

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