6 Lines by Song Joong Ki in “Descendants of the Sun” That You Should Never Try at Home

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Films and dramas are often praised for their realistic qualities: representations of real relationships, real issues, real people, etc. On the other hand, many can’t do without what is not real: invincible main characters, masks that hide 10 percent of a character’s face but 100 percent of the character’s identity, etc. Of course this all depends on the nature of the film or drama.

In the case of “Descendants of the Sun,” it’s smooth banter laced with cringe. Through and through. All acceptable — and quite fun, really — if only for the fact that it’s a drama, and, come on, the Song-Song couple. Moreover, the setting and premise of the drama, which takes in part takes place in the fictional country of Uruk, sets the tone for this type of dialogue — dialogue you’d never hear in real life outside of jokes and creeps.

Four episodes in, there is already so much (Warning: minor spoilers ahead):

1. “Protecting beauties, elders, and children is my rule.” (Episode 1)

Yoo Si Jin (Song Joong Ki): “Don’t worry. Protecting beauties, elders, and children is my rule.”

Exhibit A. Not beauties, not elders, not children:

Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo): “That’s a relief, since I fit into one of those three.”

Yoo Si Jin: “No you don’t.”

Kang Mo Yeon: “As an elder!”

This player… Look at that satisfied mug.


2. “If you’re a doctor, you must not have a boyfriend since you’re so busy.” (Episode 1)

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Yoo Si Jin: “If you’re a doctor, you must not have a boyfriend since you’re so busy.”

Kang Mo Yeon: “If you’re a soldier, you must not have a girlfriend since it’s so hard.”

Yoo Si Jin: “Who should answer..?”

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3. “…I am most excited right now. Being with a beautiful lady right before the lights turn off.” (Episode 2)

Kang Mo Yeon: “When I come to the movie theater, this moment is when I get most excited. Right before they turn off the lights.”

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Yoo Si Jin: “Out of all the moments of my life, I am most excited right now. Being with a beautiful lady right before the lights turn off.”

Kang Mo Yeon: “Not an elderly?”

Yoo Si Jin: “I mistook you for a beautiful lady because it’s dark.”


4. “If you become bewitched by a beautiful thing, you become like this.” (Episode 3)

Yoo Si Jin: “If you become bewitched by a beautiful thing, you become like this.”

Kang Mo Yeon: “Have you ever been bewitched?”

Yoo Si Jin: “I have. I think you know.”

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5. “I need C4 or RDX.” (Episode 4)

Yoo Si Jin: “Are you crying right now?”

Kang Mo Yeon: “Is it okay in there? Do you need anything?”

Yoo Si Jin: “I need C4 or RDX.”

Kang Mo Yeon: “What is that?”

Yoo Si Jin: “They’re explosives. I was okay until now, but I suddenly want to break the door and get out. Because of somebody.”

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6. “It’s not like there is no other way.” (Episode 4)

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Kang Mo Yeon: “You look like you really want to drink this!”

Yoo Si Jin (who isn’t allowed to drink): “It’s not like there is no other way.”

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Well, that happened:

Song-Song Ship:

Descendants of the Sun” airs every Wednesday and Thursday on KBS2.

Until then, it’s a good thing we’ve got more than X-rays to look at. Catch the latest episode on Viki!

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