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[Drama 2018] Mr. Sunshine, 미스터 션샤인 - Winner of Critics’ Choice Award for Drama category

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@mistymorning thanks so much for that nice info, saw it mentioned on twitter but wasn't sure if he actually said that. He must have watched each episode with his family and appreciate the story a lot. However, if not mistaken most if not all of the upcoming awards (including the KDA awhile ago) have excluded MR.SUNSHINE from being nominated in the best drama category. The actors are being nominated but not the drama itself.. is it because of the earlier controversy and petition?

 

Anyway, found these nice pics on IG, captures of the OST Limited Edition shared by fans. The compilation & souvenir sets sure look wonderful indeed.

 

Photos: nevaeh_rof

Photos: jinhe907

 

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@mistymorning  Thanks for sharing that. Totally agree with the actor, Yoo Dong Gun.

 

Hope we get to see LBH and KTR receiving some awards for their performance in Mr Sunshine. It is not easy for them as it took them 4 seasons from winter to spring to summer to autumn to film this drama.

 

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Sigh.....I still cannot get over the ending. :bawling:

 

To me, it seems that Eun San had acknowledged and accepted Eugene and his relationship with Ae Shin. He had allowed Eugene to join them and to go to Manchuria with Ae Shin. Eugene had brought all his belongings therefore he is prepared to go to Manchuria with Ae Shin for indefinite period of time. Sigh.....KES made it such that Eushin were so close to a happy ending. Just one more step and still they did not make it. 

 

On a more positive note, I have been wondering  about the meaning or significance of the dyeing of the finger nails scene.

 

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I googled that there is a cute story about this nail dyeing in the olden days. Girls will colour their nails in spring and it is said that if the colour remains until the first snow, they will marry their true love. Maybe @mistymorning can share if there was such a belief in the olden days.

 

Aww....so this is what they are thinking and smiling happily about when Eushin couple are admiring their coloured pinky finger nail in the above scene. 

 

https://www.hennalounge.com/henna-lounge/2014/2/9/bong-seon-hwa-the-korean-art-of-finger-dye

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Has this been posted yet? Please see comments by Koreans in the comments section.

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12 hours ago, SeReNiTy said:

 

Hi @charray, I see the burial from a different POV.

 

Eugene still acknowledged his American status, and such status played an important role to his survival. Thanks to Joseph, Eugene was given a chance to live as an American, because he probably would have not have survived if he wasn't able to escape Joseon as a child. He also assisted the RA and other Joseon citizens due to the military training from America. Since he chose to die in Joseon, he was buried as a foreigner (American status that kept him alive) in Joseon soil (his birth and death). Lastly, he was finally reunited with Joseph, his father-figure who was also buried in the foreigner cemetery. 

 

 

@SeReNiTy  Thanks, your point of view above of  his acknowledging his American status is true too. And it is not so tragic and sad if we look at it that way. 

 

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I have been trying to figure out the last scene where a black bird flew in front of Eugene’s grave. What is the meaning and significance of this scene? What is KES trying to show here? Is it referring to Lord Go acknowledging Eugene being his equal or something? In the scene when he asked Eugene to kill Colonel Mōri before he died, he said that he is still the black bird flying above Eugene.

 

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:sweatingbullets: Ugh.....All these lines with symbolisms to figure out.....Mr Sunshine is definitely not your usual romcom where you can watch with your brain half switched off. Just joking...no offence or meant to be disrespectful to anyone who enjoys romcom.

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First I want to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to this thread since your posts were like medicines that cured our longing/anticipating the episodes every Sat & Sun. I just created my account but I have been a silent reader. I couldn’t retrain myself any longer after watching the finale. I believe there are many silent readers like me on this thread, so please continue posting since your efforts are definitely not going to be in vain.

 

My feelings after finishing watching Mr. Sunshine on Netflix here in U.S.: What’s on earth I got myself into? My very first K-drama could traumatize me this much…never watched LBH or KTR movies/dramas before, and not into K-entertainment neither. This drama is truly an exceptional, a one of a kind drama. but it’s highly dangerous for my heart, mind and well-being. It’s day-one after the finale, I woke up in the Monday morning and feel emotionally drained, mentally tired, physically weak, and loss appetite. I especially love the train scene of Eugene’s last moment when he said “Don’t cry. This is my history, this is my love story.” Then he turned and looked at Aeshin one last time with teary eyes and trembling voice “you should move forward, I will take a step back.” It was so beautifully and painfully portraited by LBH. The emotion was so surreal that I felt like I couldn’t breathe. What’s a brilliant actor, subtle acting yet so powerful that words cannot describe. The moment the train was separated and AS & EC were on different sides of the train. It was complete darkness when it passed through the tunnel and AS screamed his name… what a meaningful and beautiful and heartbreaking shot. Even though I love that scene, I feel it’s unnecessary since Eugene escaped much tighter spots before. It’s senseless for him to die like that. People tend to think that sad ending will leave a lasting impression, not for me. At first, I planned to purchase all the Mr. Sunshine products (DVDs PD cut, OST collection, etc.) as a keepsake even though I don’t understand a single Korean word, but now I don’t think I can bring myself to look at this or replay it again. I just don’t understand why a rational man like Eugene can be so blindly in deep love with a woman who never places him first. Even though it is under the name of “patriotism”, her love is very selfish and narrow-minded. Don’t take me wrong I love KTR as an actress, and her character at first, but gradually less. If she really loves someone, she would never put them in danger, never let them die for her, intentionally or not, she’s a mature woman, she should know the consequences of her actions, especially she has many better choices to help Korea, even Eugene already offered, better than just a random shooter. How many can she shoot? While as a wife of an American soldier, she could do much more… easier to travel, easier to access to information, to buy weapon, etc. Just a thought, of course, the writer has different opinion, I just feel she could do more justice for this outstanding drama. I swear that I will never watch an on-going drama again until it’s fully aired and I know for sure it has a positive ending. Too much sadness in the real world, I don’t need any more heartache when a drama is just fiction and not even documentary. I don’t think I can watch any drama soon because I need time to heal and also any other drama will look pale in comparison with Mr. Sunshine….everything is top-notch.

Again thank you everyone!

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9 hours ago, rubie said:

@mistymorning thanks so much for that nice info, saw it mentioned on twitter but wasn't sure if he actually said that. He must have watched each episode with his family and appreciate the story a lot. However, if not mistaken most if not all of the upcoming awards (including the KDA awhile ago) have excluded MR.SUNSHINE from being nominated in the best drama category. The actors are being nominated but not the drama itself.. is it because of the earlier controversy and petition?

 

 

Well, I can say that's nothing to do with earlier controversy or petition. For APAN, I don't see nomination list for writer or the best drama of the year, so I don't know. For The Seoul Awards, tVN sent 'My Ajussi' I am not sure exactly but I only see 1 drama per /channel, so that's it maybe?

 

And frankly speaking... those are small awards yet. Only thing that worth our attention is Baeksang next year.

 

8 hours ago, charray said:

 

@mistymorning  Thanks for sharing that. Totally agree with the actor, Yoo Dong Gun.

 

Hope we get to see LBH and KTR receiving some awards for their performance in Mr Sunshine. It is not easy for them as it took them 4 seasons from winter to spring to summer to autumn to film this drama.

Yeah, hopefully they can attend some and give us pictures together. :D Although LBH's movie filming will starts around mid-Oct, so we'll see.

 

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Sigh.....I still cannot get over the ending. :bawling:

 

To me, it seems that Eun San had acknowledged and accepted Eugene and his relationship with Ae Shin. He had allowed Eugene to join them and to go to Manchuria with Ae Shin. Eugene had brought all his belongings therefore he is prepared to go to Manchuria with Ae Shin for indefinite period of time. Sigh.....KES made it such that Eushin were so close to a happy ending. Just one more step and still they did not make it. 

I had a bad feeling when Hangrang and Haman didn't even get to hold their hands.

 

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On a more positive note, I have been wondering  about the meaning or significance of the dyeing of the finger nails scene.

I googled that there is a cute story about this nail dyeing in the olden days. Girls will colour their nails in spring and it is said that if the colour remains until the first snow, they will marry their true love. Maybe @mistymorning can share if there was such a belief in the olden days.

 

Aww....so this is what they are thinking and smiling happily about when Eushin couple are admiring their coloured pinky finger nail in the above scene. 

 

https://www.hennalounge.com/henna-lounge/2014/2/9/bong-seon-hwa-the-korean-art-of-finger-dye

I vaguely remember, but I searched korean sites. It's believed that if your flower dye will last til the first snow, your love will come true...or you will find your future husband.

 

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Hello @pearlynguyen, welcome and thank you so much for your post. I can't help but agree and sigh with you. th_sigh.gif Like @charray, I still can't get over the ending.. it might have just ended at episode 21, in front of the American Legation in Japan. I read and understood both sides of the finale.. the actual ending VS the 'could-have-been.' Many of us have watched the drama from Day 1 and grew to understand & bond with the characters, their ups and downs, the strengths as well as the flaws. MR.SUNSHINE achieved the point to show the atrocities of slavery due to the caste system and eventually the harsh occupation of Japan in Korea, unthinkable horrors of war that relate to a lot of other SE Asian countries as well.

 

In terms of main purpose of the drama, MR.SUNSHINE wins.. hands down. It can never be another drama such as this, it got the history shown as it was for the current generation and others to remember thus never forget. Quality-wise, it is lacking nothing. But (to me)  it could not achieve WIN-WIN because for the fictional characters, it could not even get a sensible fictional ending. A sensible ending to all that we have learnt about the character's capability. A sensible ending would make the drama more intriguing to watch. Now, would more people watch a drama with a known sad traumatic ending? Maybe.. not as many it would have attracted if the ending had been something else than downright depressing. @pearlynguyen made a point with the merchandise selling.. right now, listening to the OST will remind us of the ending that should not have been instead.

 

In the end, Eugene and Ae Shin only had a mission-purpose fake marriage and trendy rings. Ae Shin's parents did better and they died together, fighting.

 

In the end, Ae Shin could not even attend his funeral or visit Eugene's grave because she couldn't set foot in Joseon. It's also not stated on the tombstone that he was ever someone's husband. (If he had jumped back on the same coach as AS, even if he doesn't make it, it'll be in her arms.. but no, he died in a dark tunnel with the Japanese soldiers battering him with bullets th_sad004.gif).

 

Hopefully AS would make it in Manchuria as in Joseon she would have no one else to die for her. The response she gave to her grandfather when she chose EC earlier on was that she wanted both of them to live and she should have tried to do that with every options she had. In the end, AS only proved that her grandfather was correct, she'd live alone for the rest of her life instead.

 

I thought the scene of EC meeting Ahn Chang Ho in New York would mean something more to plan his future with AS fighting from the US.. but in the end, it was just a well-meant cameo.

 

In the end, what  Kudo HiNa said about EC became true.. that he was a FOOL, indeed. A foolish decision by a capable man.. all after 3 years spending time in jail and thinking about what could have been. th_bricks.gif Yes, I am contradicting my earlier post about his sacrificing act of love.. an instant decision that may not necessarily be the best solution by a man in love.

 

If we look at this image at the end of episode 3, KES had specifically indicated who would be the last one standing. In the end, she wins.. we lose. th_duh.gif

 

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Thank you @mistymorning for the awards info, one series per channel.. that makes sense. A Baeksang award is a good recognition for the drama but it's still quite awhile to wait. Btw, which movie is LBH filming this month? Is it the one by Inside Men director or the one with Ha Jung Woo, this news doesn't seem confirmed.

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1 hour ago, rubie said:

Thank you @mistymorning for the awards info, one series per channel.. that makes sense. A Baeksang award is a good recognition for the drama but it's still quite awhile to wait. Btw, which movie is LBH filming this month? Is it the one by Inside Men director or the one with Ha Jung Woo, this news doesn't seem confirmed.

source is from Elle Oct Article, and just like you said, the movie Baekdoosan(Baekdoo mountain) with Ha JungWoo isn't confirmed yet. So more than likely, "Chiefs of Namsan(KCIA)" with Woo Minho(Director of Inside Men). The book is a report on dictator Park and KCIA and dark side of Korean history.

 

 

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On 9/30/2018 at 2:50 AM, juju84 said:

Yup, I think that's the one! Well, at least they will release it in the  Full Original Sountrack Edition. I hope...

@juju84Hi have you seen this?

 

 

Sharing this beautiful artwork by an awesome HCY fan Yeuly Art with anyone who liked or loved "How Can I Forget You"

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3 hours ago, rubie said:

Hello @pearlynguyen, welcome and thank you so much for your post. I can't help but agree and sigh with you. th_sigh.gif Like @charray, I still can't get over the ending.. it might have just ended at episode 21, in front of the American Legation in Japan. I read and understood both sides of the finale.. the actual ending VS the 'could-have-been.' We have all have watched the drama from Day 1 and grew to understand & bond with the characters, their ups and downs, the strengths as well as the flaws. MR.SUNSHINE achieved the point to show the atrocities of slavery due to the caste system and eventually the harsh occupation of Japan in Korea, unthinkable horrors of war that relate to a lot of other SE Asian countries as well.

 

In terms of the purpose of the drama, MR.SUNSHINE wins.. hands down. It can never be another drama such as this, it got the history shown as it was for the current generation and others to remember and never forget. Quality-wise, it is lacking nothing. But (to me)  it could not achieve WIN-WIN because for the fictional characters, it could not even get a sensible fictional ending. A sensible ending to all that we have learnt about the character's capability. A sensible ending would make the drama more intriguing to watch. Now, would more people watch a drama with a known sad traumatic ending? Maybe.. not as many it would have attracted if the ending had been something else than downright depressing. @pearlynguyen made a point with the merchandise selling.. right now, listening to the OST will remind us of the ending that should not have been instead.

 

In the end, Eugene and Ae Shin only had a mission-purpose fake marriage and trendy rings. Ae Shin's parents did better and they died together, fighting.

 

In the end, Ae Shin could not even attend or visit Eugene's grave because she couldn't set foot in Joseon. It's also not stated on the tombstone that he was ever someone's husband. (If he had jumped back on the same coach as AS, even if he died, it'll be in her arms.. but no, he died in a dark tunnel with the Japanese soldiers battering him with bullets th_sad004.gif).

 

Hopefully AS would make it in Manchuria as in Joseon she would have no one else to die for her. The response she gave to her grandfather when she chose EC earlier on was that she wanted both of them to live and she should have tried to do that with every options she had. In the end, AS only proved that her grandfather was correct, she'd live alone for the rest of her life instead.

 

I thought the scene of EC meeting Ahn Chang Ho in New York would mean something more to plan his future with AS fighting from the US.. but in the end, it was just a well-meant cameo.

 

In the end, what  Kudo HiNa said about EC became true.. that he was a FOOL, indeed. A foolish decision by a capable man.. all after 3 years spending time in jail and thinking about what could have been. th_bricks.gif Yes, I am contradicting my earlier post about his sacrificing act of love.. an instant decision that may not necessarily be the best solution by a man in love.

 

If we look at this image at the end of episode 3, KES had specifically indicated who would be the last one standing. In the end, she wins.. we lose. th_duh.gif

 

Thank you @mistymorning for the awards info, one series per channel.. that makes sense. A Baeksang award is a good recognition for the drama but it's still quite awhile to wait. Btw, which movie is LBH filming this month? Is it the one by Inside Men director or the one with Ha Jung Woo, this news doesn't seem confirmed.

Thank you! You pointed out the tombstone that I didn’t even think about and now it makes me feel even sadder. Yes exactly if he died in her arms, we would be disappointed but still feel much better than alone in that dark tunnel and she would never be able to visit his grave. It’s just so cruel.

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Ok hEres my 2cents about the last episode which i might add ive watched it for nth time(still crying a bucket thou)

1. Im still in denial that EC died on that train, I mean He is a Marine for pete sake and an intelligent one, he can come up like 200 options in getting out there alive.

2. AS in Manchuria, i mean come on, she could have go  with EC when he offered her to go in America where they could get better opportunities in helping their cause

3. But sadly our writter is a big fan of Russo Bros. And f*** us up big time like IW, at least IW had a part 2, while MS none

4. Why did she choose to introduced the seamstress in the first place and killed HS after, no sense with that one

Sorry for the long post sunshiners just want to express my disatisfaction of the ending for this amazing drama, now excuse me gonna for  im gonna cry again

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Wow.. I love those awesome little stickers. :wub: So cute! What a fabulous idea by Ruro.

 

:huh: But will it be ok for him.. won't tvN (CJ Ent)/KES etc. go after the artist? 

 

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10 hours ago, charray said:

 

@SeReNiTy  Thanks, your point of view above of  his acknowledging his American status is true too. And it is not so tragic and sad if we look at it that way. 

 

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I have been trying to figure out the last scene where a black bird flew in front of Eugene’s grave. What is the meaning and significance of this scene? What is KES trying to show here? Is it referring to Lord Go acknowledging Eugene being his equal or something? In the scene when he asked Eugene to kill Colonel Mōri before he died, he said that he is still the black bird flying above Eugene.

 

:sweatingbullets: Ugh.....All these lines with symbolisms to figure out.....Mr Sunshine is definitely not your usual romcom where you can watch with your brain half switched off. Just joking...no offence or meant to be disrespectful to anyone who enjoys romcom.

 

@charray KES enjoys using symbolism and it's hard to grasp them all! Hence, it's fun watching MS because it's consistently working our brains. :lol: I tried looking up the blackbird symbolism, and my attempt interpretation would be that Grandpa Go meant he'll be "guiding" Eugene to aide Joseon towards freedom/peace. I hope other Sunshiners will chime in for a better interpretation. :D

 

Another important fact during Eugene's tomb scene is the year 1919, when the Koreans participated in the March 1st Movement. I'm certain that adult Do Mi and his troop participated in this movement. 

 

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/March_First_Movement

 

Hence, the blackbird shown flying in front of Eugene's tomb. Eugene (in spirit) will be "guiding" the next generation to gain freedom, while picnicking.

 

3 hours ago, rubie said:

Hello @pearlynguyen, welcome and thank you so much for your post. I can't help but agree and sigh with you. th_sigh.gif Like @charray, I still can't get over the ending.. it might have just ended at episode 21, in front of the American Legation in Japan. I read and understood both sides of the finale.. the actual ending VS the 'could-have-been.' Many of us have watched the drama from Day 1 and grew to understand & bond with the characters, their ups and downs, the strengths as well as the flaws. MR.SUNSHINE achieved the point to show the atrocities of slavery due to the caste system and eventually the harsh occupation of Japan in Korea, unthinkable horrors of war that relate to a lot of other SE Asian countries as well.

 

In terms of the purpose of the drama, MR.SUNSHINE wins.. hands down. It can never be another drama such as this, it got the history shown as it was for the current generation and others to remember thus never forget. Quality-wise, it is lacking nothing. But (to me)  it could not achieve WIN-WIN because for the fictional characters, it could not even get a sensible fictional ending. A sensible ending to all that we have learnt about the character's capability. A sensible ending would make the drama more intriguing to watch. Now, would more people watch a drama with a known sad traumatic ending? Maybe.. not as many it would have attracted if the ending had been something else than downright depressing. @pearlynguyen made a point with the merchandise selling.. right now, listening to the OST will remind us of the ending that should not have been instead.

 

Hi @rubie, many thanks to your analysis/contributions and for keeping this thread alive! :wub:

 

3 hours ago, rubie said:

 

In the end, Eugene and Ae Shin only had a mission-purpose fake marriage and trendy rings. Ae Shin's parents did better and they died together, fighting.

 

I believe writer-nim wanted to contrast the scenario between AS and her parents' love story. We got to briefly see their appearance by having newborn AS, and then fighting and dying for Joseon. Although AS and Eugene didn't get to have a family together, we were able to see how their love blossomed, and that is just as rewarding.

 

3 hours ago, rubie said:

 

In the end, Ae Shin could not even attend his funeral or visit Eugene's grave because she couldn't set foot in Joseon. It's also not stated on the tombstone that he was ever someone's husband. (If he had jumped back on the same coach as AS, even if he doesn't make it, it'll be in her arms.. but no, he died in a dark tunnel with the Japanese soldiers battering him with bullets th_sad004.gif).

 

I believe KES wanted the viewers to feel the raw emotions of war. I'm sure many people during that time were not able to revisit their loved ones (dead or alive) that they've left behind. This was previously portrayed at the pawn shop that many people did not return to reclaim their possessions. The scene was simple yet so powerful. :tears:

 

I've been pondering about the parallelism between Eugene and his mother when it comes to protecting their loved ones and their suicides. They made sure that they protected their loved ones until the very end, leaving no repercussions. :tears:

 

3 hours ago, rubie said:

 

Hopefully AS would make it in Manchuria as in Joseon she would have no one else to die for her. The response she gave to her grandfather when she chose EC earlier on was that she wanted both of them to live and she should have tried to do that with every options she had. In the end, AS only proved that her grandfather was correct, she'd live alone for the rest of her life instead.

 

She really stayed true to her words.

 

3 hours ago, rubie said:

 

I thought the scene of EC meeting Ahn Chang Ho in New York would mean something more to plan his future with AS fighting from the US.. but in the end, it was just a well-meant cameo.

 

I also was hoping to see more of Ahn Chango Ho, because he played such an important role during that period.

 

3 hours ago, rubie said:

 

In the end, what  Kudo HiNa said about EC became true.. that he was a FOOL, indeed. A foolish decision by a capable man.. all after 3 years spending time in jail and thinking about what could have been. th_bricks.gif Yes, I am contradicting my earlier post about his sacrificing act of love.. an instant decision that may not necessarily be the best solution by a man in love.

 

Yes, Hina was spot on about Eugene being a fool... from slipping, eating paper, running laps, losing his uniform, and dying for love.

 

3 hours ago, rubie said:

 

If we look at this image at the end of episode 3, KES had specifically indicated who would be the last one standing. In the end, she wins.. we lose. th_duh.gif

 

Good observation! Also, "sad ending" was repeated throughout the series. Ohh, how we became fools. :lol:

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@Charray that story behind the dyied nails is so cute! 

I have a request for the forum members... anyone could be so nice to write down the dialogue in that scene and put it there? I could only read a recap and I have watched the episode without subtitles, but now I need  to read their dialogue... please! Thank you in advance!

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1 hour ago, marfisa said:

@Charray that story behind the dyied nails is so cute! 

I have a request for the forum members... anyone could be so nice to write down the dialogue in that scene and put it there? I could only read a recap and I have watched the episode without subtitles, but now I need  to read their dialogue... please! Thank you in ad

vance!

 

Hi @marfisa, it's a fairly short dialogue but it's best seen in screen caps with the English subs. I'm sure the nail painting itself is implied, so they didn't need to verbally discuss about its significance. :)

 

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Eugene's smile after the last line. :tears:

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@SeReNiTy thanks a lot! I needed it for a little project. :-) This serie got me inspired and I wrote a little one shot fanfic after ten years of inactivity...  today I feel much better, as I could ease my pain for the tragic ending throught the writing... 

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How is everyone doing? 

I trust that all is well and hopefully now recovering from having our hearts battered like that. Obviously I still have a hangover from being shaken to the core as I continue to read, digest and discuss with fellow viewers who continue to share news and their insight on scenes that I may have failed to take note of. 

4 hours ago, SeReNiTy said:

KES enjoys using symbolism and it's hard to grasp them all! Hence, it's fun watching MS because it's consistently working our brains. :lol: I tried looking up the blackbird symbolism, and my attempt interpretation would be that Grandpa Go meant he'll be "guiding" Eugene to aide Joseon towards freedom/peace. I hope other Sunshiners will chime in for a better interpretation

4 hours ago, SeReNiTy said:

Hence, the blackbird shown flying in front of Eugene's tomb. Eugene (in spirit) will be "guiding" the next generation to gain freedom

 

I like this interpretation! I was wondering what that blackbird flying over Eugene's grave too. This seems like an appropriate description given it was shown on the last scene with Domi dressed as a soldier with his comrades. 

4 hours ago, SeReNiTy said:

 

Yes, Hina was spot on about Eugene being a fool... from slipping, eating paper, running laps, losing his uniform, and dying for love.

This comment was too funny and so spot on im literally laughing out loud when I read it :lol: Thank you for that rush of endorphins :D

 

10 hours ago, mistymorning said:

vaguely remember, but I searched korean sites. It's believed that if your flower dye will last til the first snow, your love will come true...or you will find your future husband.

Thanks to charray for sharing this and making that scene more meaningful :wub:

56 minutes ago, cynkdf said:

Brad Havens posted this glowing review after viewing the first 22 episodes. I would love to know his thoughts after the finale!

 

https://bradhavens.blogspot.com/2018/10/mr-sunshine-vibrant-romantic-epic-from.html

Oh wow thanks for sharing this. It was a delightful read. I'm curious to know as well what he thought of the finale. 

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@elfvanvan Come to think of it, Hee Sung might not realize or maybe he had a sixth sense.. he wanted to prepare his mother especially, in case something happens to him. He may not love the girl but he cared for her and her siblings. Knowing that she wanted to marry him, for love or otherwise.. makes her a good choice as his family's daughter-in-law. I think he believed the girl will treat his parents well and ease their pain of losing their son (HS became a lot more thoughtful towards his parents). And she was also from a noble family as his mother had found out earlier. At first, her characte appeared as someone out of nowhere, but now it fits the puzzle.. kinda. ;)

 

Hi @SeReNiTy welcome back to soompi, and good to see you at MR.SUNSHINE. It's great to see familiar names returning. True that their relationship is unlike Ae Shin's parents, the first obstacle was to overcame Eugene's slave background which still persists with Lord Go and .. Eun San's initial objection. However, one thing that Eugene truly resemble his 'father-in-law', they dressed almost similarly in the last days of their lives. Go Sang Wan died with a bullet in the forehead, EC with 14 bullets in his back (someone on twitter counted! :o).

 

As for Eugene's similarity with his mother, they were both cornered with no way out. But his mom had no one helping at the time, she was all alone and had to take the most drastic action to save her son. EC was not alone, he had AS and other RA (albeit with children along) on board but he decided & acted alone.

 

Anyway, the last of EuShin's happy & carefree captures are just amazing. :)

 

@cynkdf, thanks so much for the music video highlights and drama review, what a gem of sharing. Looks like you'll be watching another Kdrama very soon, isn't it? Busy days ahead! :D

 

 

Previously, Kim Nam Hee (TM) and others had their media interviews & pictorial published. This week it's the one-half of the slave hunters-turned-pawnshop owners, Il Sik and a few others from the drama.

 

Actor Kim Byung-chul

 

Actor Kim Byung-chul


South Korean actor Kim Byung-chul, who stars in the TV drama "Mr. Sunshine," poses for a photo prior to an interview with Yonhap News Agency in Seoul on Oct. 1, 2018. The first episode of the drama was aired by the local cable TV network tvN on July 7. (Yonhap) (END)

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Hi! :DI’m a silent lurker in this forum and now that Mr Sunshine ended I just want to say how much I enjoy reading all the comments here! It’s been fun! 

 

I’m actually satisfied how Mr Sunshine ended. But I do admit that throughout the series there has been some plot holes but overall it’s an amazing series perhaps I could say that this series really raised the bar for a korean drama - from production (they used Arri Alexa to shoot this), casting, music and bgm, everything is just superb.

I recently realised that Korean free to air TVs are starting to join the bandwagon. 

 

Regarding those awards, I don’t mind them not taking home anything but what I want is for them to have an INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD! The first for South Korea if ever!!!! That would be historical! I’m getting goosebumps just imagining this to happen. 

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