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

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OMG ep 22! Thank goodness DM is alive. DM like the other orphans (AS, HK, EC & SG) are total bad a$$es and off the chart survivors. Now RA has lost SG (very sad - but died a hero like his father) but gained EC and DM. Two amazing swordsman/woman & two amazing sharp shooters. Now that’s power. No more Glory Hotel so HK & DM can fight side by side for the same cause as AS & EC. I hope DM & HK realize they are a perfect pair like AS & EC. No previews for EP 23 & two wks to wait. Well I guess I’ll just have to binge watch older eps to help the time pass and so the count down begins...

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1 hour ago, kansas424 said:

 

Because he's the descendant of Joseon? Kyle tried to back him up......but to no avail...

 

So, he was treated in a different way, harsly,  because of his origin... as usual. The head of the consulate and the judge were not fair nor righteous. Uhm.

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Omo...omo...its all I can say until the subs are ready.

I can say this even without the subs.

That was a powerful and sparkly fight scene.

DM who is unstoppable, passing the japanese, and AS, taking the gun

and continuing  to shoot.

They were both perfect.

 

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I’m very sorry. All the HKs in my last reply should be HNs. Guess I should wear my reading glasses before writing. 

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1 hour ago, marfisa said:

Ok,  I don’t understand what happened at the consulate in Japan. The head of the consulate was not supportive of his compatriots. Also, the wife of an American should get the citizenship by marriage. Why this was not taken into account?  Why Eugene was convicted of treason? The judge didn’ t accept his explanation. Why? He was chased by gansters and so missed the ship. Who can said the opposite? The soldiers at the consulate saw the gangsters. It makes no sense to me.

 

Writer needed an excuse for a long time jump, so voila!!

 

16 minutes ago, marfisa said:

 

So, he was treated in a different way, harsly,  because of his origin... as usual. The head of the consulate and the judge were not fair nor righteous. Uhm.

 

This is the more logical explanation. My jibe at the show writer is borne out of frustration. ;):)

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Does anyone think DM’s gang will return to Seoul to fight beside their boss against the Japanese? Will Hotaru return and will HN kill her for her betrayal? Will AS’s father’s friend and mother’s cousin return to fight with the RA? Is there any news or confirmation that a season 2 will happen? I hope so because it is a superior drama.

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Random thoughts on episode 22. I've only watched up to 38 minutes (duty calls!)

1) DM's glorious entrance to save AS, in warrior's mode... gives me hope...

2) AS is one dangerous lady, and she matters to a lot of people: it takes 3 powerful men, a super spy, an emperor and counting, to keep her alive...

3) DM to AS: "You save me like this every time." I think he means, "every time I think I'm about to die, you show up and give me a reason to keep going on...." (I'm thinking he's secretly thinking, "thank you for believing in me, AS.")

4) DM touched by the way the Japanese young man helped them, and wondering if he should have asked him about his hometown: he's not used to strangers treating him as friend, or to having friends. Relationship dynamics and loyalties in the Musin Society are different, and there's no camaraderie or equal-to-equal conversations there. He seemed moved... like it made him pause or something to be treated normally.

5) AS behavior toward DM, when she tells him she'll come pay him, and he better collect in person., made me realize she is the second woman (who hasn't betrayed him), that is asking him to stay alive (while he's all "I'm a bad guy, I'll die so you guys live longer!"). I don't know what his fate will be, but I've shed so many tears over this drama already, the writer is such a master at manipulating our emotions... I don't want to think of how this will all end. I'll need a big box of tissues for the finale for sure.

6) DM: please, don't die. :tears:

 

7) I'm 32 minutes in. Crazy hope theory: The Musin Boss can't lose face in front of his men. he can't show that he was impressed by DM's fight against the herd of guys he sent against him. He calls him "my son," so even though they're at odd right now, maybe there is a spec of dust of distorted fatherly affection there. Since he is THE boss, it means that his sword skills are far superior to anyone else, which means he can strike with the precision of a surgeon, which means if he wants, he could administer a non-lethal strike to DM, who falls in the ocean. To his men it looks as if he killed a traitor and he sends a strong warning to anyone else who'd think of taking that road. To DM, to whom he said "you now have something you cherish above else", maybe it's his way of giving him his freedom back, a way out of that life for good, by faking to kill him. This is a crazy theory... Don't mind me. Symbolic moment when the sword parts from his hand in the water: DM's no longer a samuraï, whether alive or dead.

 

Wait! Why is DM taking so much space in this post?? This wasn't supposed to be about him! :lol:

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is there a 2 week wait for the last 2 episodes??? Netflix in US hasn't posted the 23 &24 yet.... OMG. I think i will need the 2 weeks to recover from this weekend's episodes! 

 

I was totally heartbroken when DM fell into the water and really thought he was a goner! So happy that he back. I got a little whiplash from the time jump. I would have preferred if they took a two minute montage to show some time lapse with EC in prison, his journey to NYC and AS living rough and going on missions, etc. Cried again when Gunner Jung finally fulfilled his destiny as a rebel and the comparison with the 1871 incident. Brilliant! 

 

I'm not sure I like the 'new' EC with his new calm attitude about all that's happened to him. He seems so broken and what is with the sloppy clothes? I get it in the scenes when he sees the RA Columbia student, he is fresh out of prison but the casual clothes and hair when he meets with Kyle seem out of character or too hard a push to show he inner changes...glad to see he perked up a bit for Kyle. 

 

 

However, the episode was jammed with actions and turning points and did not disappoint on the whole. Loved seeing HK shooting at the Japanese and visiting DM house and buying it. I think its a perfect set-up for a romantic coming together for those two (Out with Hiratu and in with HK!!) ...and if EC doesn't lay a huge wet kiss on AS when he sees her I give up!! 

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Brilliant theory about the blow struck by the Boss against DM. I did think it was odd that a master samurai would not cut DM’s throat. Now do you have any ideas who saved DM from the sea? Did he save himself or did he have help like the potter’s apprentice or AS’s father’s friend/mom’s cousin? I also loved your insight into DM’s reaction to the potter’s apprentice and how the woman in his life want him to live. The forum is wonderful way to learn from others and see the same drama from different perspectives.  

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September 15, 2018

 

Mr. Sunshine: Korean Drama for Global Audiences

 

by Elias KrugerSuperPosition


Romance, action, drama and political intrigue: there is something for everybody here.

 

One of the gifts of the Netflix era is the wide access to global entertainment content. You can literally follow a show made in any country from anywhere. While there are some licensing restrictions, I am amazed how I can converse with my parents, who now reside in Brazil, about shows we can share even living in different countries.

 

Recently, I started watching some East Asian shows which prompted the algorithm to fill my Netflix list with similar recommendations. That is the gift of AI uncovering entertainment options you would have never discovered otherwise. That’s how I stumbled upon Mr. Sunshine. After reviewing the preview and accepting my reliance on subtitles (just like non-English speakers must do all over the world for Anglo content), I decided to watch it. I had watched historical Korean drama years ago and greatly enjoyed it. This one seemed to hold promise.

 

The drama centers around the unlikely romance between a noble woman and a slave in the beginning of the 20th century as Korea is courted by multiple colonizing foreign powers. The twist is that slave had fled Korea as a child and now return as a member of the US Marine corp. Within this plotline, the drama explores well the ambiguities of social class, nationality and race. The noble lady is no princess as she secretly trains as a sharp-shooter for the Korean resistance. The slave turned into foreign soldier becomes the Korean-American that no one knows what to do with. He is too Korean to be American but too American to be Korean.


Aside from a compelling plotline, the story is enhanced by breathtaking cinematography and captivating scores. The dialogues are short but charged with emotion. There is so much being expressed through the actors’ eyes and facial expressions that words are only an accessory to the meaning being conveyed. With that said, the drama contains a sizeable amount of action scenes that rivals if not outperforms most Hollywood blockbusters. Romance, action, drama and political intrigue: there is something for Western and Asian audiences here. For Americans, especially, it will be interesting to get a perspective from the outside – the good and the bad. While America enables a Korean slave to transcend its class, it is also one of the countries seeking to colonize Korea at that time.

 

That is why I believe this show will be the watershed that projects K-drama into the global stage. As Netflix and other platform showcases global entertainment options, the more they gain audiences beyond their country of production. Mr. Sunshine is an example of this trend, and possibly the first of many K-dramas to get international recognition.

 

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in 2 weeks' time.. 

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@2b2k Maybe you're referring to my post, but I'm not sure... :) I haven't finished watching episode 22 yet (I'm forced to take a break), so when I wrote the theory about DM's boss not killing him, I didn't know yet if he had survived or not. From reading other posts I saw that he did. (I'm happy!). Not sure how he survived, but his boss probably thought he stood a chance against the ocean since he overcame not just his men, but him too, to some extent. If the cut of the blade wasn't too deep, I'm guessing that he regained consciousness while underwater, and swam to the shore. His boss showed him mercy by not asking his men to stick around to make sure he had died in the waters.

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New high.^^ Intense Episode 22.

 

AGB Nielsen Ratings:

 

Episode 1   7/7/18       8.852%

Episode 2   7/8/18       9.691%

Episode 3   7/14/18    10.082%

Episode 4   7/15/18    10.567%

Episode 5   7/21/18    10.835%

Episode 6   7/22/18     11.713%

Episode 7  7/28/18      11.114%

Episode 8  7/29/18      12.330%

Episode 9  8/3/18        11.695%

Episode 10  8/4/18      13.534%

Episode 11  8/11/18    12.792%

Episode 12  8/12/18    13.399%

Episode 13  8/18/18    13.327%

Episode 14  8/19/18    15.626%

Episode 15  8/25/18     12.893%

Episode 16  8/26/18   15.023%

Episode 17  9/1/18        7.694% *

Episode 18  9/2/18     14.722%

Episode 19  9/8/18      14.114%

Episode 20  9/9/18      16.500%

Episode 21 9/15/18     14.280%

Episode 22 9/16/18     16.588%

 

Source

 

Park Jung Min appeared in episode 22 as Ahn Jung-geun who will later assassinate Prime Minister Ito Hirobumi three years later in 1910.

 

Spoiler

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tVN

 

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Not sure if these have been posted.  BTS.

 

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Credit:  tVN

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Park Jung Min's cameo in MR. SUNSHINE (ep.22) ~

 

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EC introduces himself as Choi Yu Jin and not Eugene Choi. He probably had a 3-year in-depth analysis on his true identity. 

 

It's probably at this point when Ahn Chang Ho (PJM) said that he's one of the RA, that EC realized what he wanted to do all along. This encounter in America probably showed him ways to help Joseon. 

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Don't know if it's been mentioned here - in ep 21 during Dong Mae & Hina scene on the beach, there is a beautiful new (I think?) OST, and a few tweets say it's by Ben (I think so too). For me as a fan of Hwang Chi Yeul I am hoping the new OST will be the final OST and not as sad  a song as HCY's, as this would mean (a) HCY's song will be the next OST released (b) the ending won't be entirely tragic.

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Park Jung Min appeared in episode 22 as Ahn Jung-geun who will later assassinate Prime Minister Ito Hirobumi three years later in 1910.

 

Park Jung Min's character is Ahn Changho. He was a Korean independence activist and one of the early leaders of the Korean-American immigrant community in the United States. He is also referred to as his pen name Dosan (도산; 島山 [tosʰan]). He established the Shinminhoe (New Korea Society) when he returned to Korea from the US in 1907. It was the most important organization to fight the Japanese occupation of Korea. He established the Young Korean Academy (흥사단; 興士團) in San Francisco in 1913 and was a key member in the founding of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in Shanghai in 1919. 
More in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahn_Changho

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Some more real history:

 

The young military academy student Yi Jun Young (actor Jang Dong Yoon) seems like Kim Jwa-jin in real history, an military leader & educator.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Chwa-chin

 

His character name Yi Jun Young is another real person, who was a student of royal military academy and was killed at Nam Dae Mun Battle (in ep.22), on the day the Korean army was dismissed.

 

More about Namdaemun Battle (1.Aug.1907)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namdaemun_Battle

 

More about Yi Jun Young, a righteous army soldier. (from official website of Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs)
http://www.mpva.go.kr/narasarang/gonghun_view.asp?id=6223&ipp=10

 

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Who else was literally in tears throughout ep 22?!?! 

 

I'm gonna need a full week to recover, I'm a wreck

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"Mr. Sunshine" Lee Seung-joon Pressured to Take His Own Life

 

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On the latest episode of the tvN drama "Mr. Sunshine", Lee Wan-yong and Song Byung-joon pressured Gojong (Lee Seung-joon) to kill himself.

 

Lee Wan-jong scolded Gojong for sending a secret convoy to Hague and Song Byung-joon told him to take responsibility for it.

Lee Wan-yong even had him at gun point and Gojong said he'd abdicate the throne, but not give them the country.

 

Meanwhile, Goo Dong-mae (Yoo Yeon-seok) saved Go Ae-sin (Kim Tae-ri) from danger and fell into the sea after being stabbed by the leader of his gang.

 

Eugene Choi (Lee Byun-hun) heard about the atrocities committed by Japan in Korea from Ahn Chang-ho (Park Jung-min).

 

https://www.hancinema.net/spoiler-mr-sunshine-lee-seung-joon-pressured-to-take-his-own-life-122306.html

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