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

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Does anyone know if Netflix will use their typical No US viewership until it finishing airing? :blink:

 

It's a bummer that Netflix got it for us US viewers, but at least European and other International fans can enjoy it a week later! :D

 

We plan on live recapping this at Drama Milk so hopefully that can help out all the people hunting for subs. 

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24 eps? Whoahhh... it's been a long time they extends till this number. I think it's really prepared for international scale. Hmm.. borrowed LYJ's quote "Blockbuster kdrama". It said to be exclusively on netflix. Then it's all doomed! Lol. It won't get subbed unless it has aired there. But wait netflix has the same air date in Korean broadcast. So, I guess the sub probably won't take too long to release. 

 

I'm not too excited for this drama tbh but the hype gets me curious for the premiere episodes. If it's good then I'll tune in. 

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@marykarmelina I guess locals are not that much interested?  This is for Intl audience. Oh well.. I'm not fond Netflix esp with having license of Kdramas. They just take  too long to sub. By time. drama will be almost  done..just like what happened to Bad Guys 2! just viewers/ potentials viewers got lost interested

 

@stargazer187  same not that interested. But seeing the beautiful cinematography, I wanted to check plus want to see future daesang winner, child star Heo Jung Eung.  Not familiar with actors except YYS

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On 6/22/2018 at 6:08 AM, rubie said:

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June 21, 2018

 

Netflix Shines for Lee Byung-hun-Starrer 'Mr Sunshine'

 

By Patrick 

 

Netflix has picked up multi-territory rights to Mr Sunshine, a new Korean period drama series starring Lee Byung-hun.

 

The show is written by Kim Eun-sook and directed by Lee Eung-bok, the pair who created smash it series “Descendants of the Sun.” Production is by Hwa&Dam Pictures, one of Korea’s top drama production firms, and Studio Dragon, who teamed up with Hwa&Dam for Goblin and Bravo My Life.

 

Running to 24-episodes, “Mr Sunshine” will premiere exclusively on Netflix starting July 7, with episodes streaming on the same day of its Korean broadcast in the U.S. and most Asian territories. The series will then premiere in Japan on July 8, and the rest of the world on July 19.

 

 

 

Yeah! Been waiting for this drama to premiere. I will be watching a korean drama again after so long. Hope it will be good.

 

Great news that it will stream on the same day of its korean broadcast on Netflix  in US and most Asian territories. Hope that Singapore is included. If so, I will subscribe to Netflix. 

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6 hours ago, charray said:

Yeah! Been waiting for this drama to premiere. I will be watching a korean drama again after so long. Hope it will be good.

 

Great news that it will stream on the same day of its korean broadcast on Netflix  in US and most Asian territories. Hope that Singapore is included. If so, I will subscribe to Netflix. 

That is great news! may I ask where you heard about that so I can go google it all day long? Our house has a Netflix account so it would be great to watch it live streaming from there.

 

UPDATE: Found the link at the top! :-)

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21 hours ago, V said:

Does anyone know if Netflix will use their typical No US viewership until it finishing airing? :blink:

 

It's a bummer that Netflix got it for us US viewers, but at least European and other International fans can enjoy it a week later! :D

 

We plan on live recapping this at Drama Milk so hopefully that can help out all the people hunting for subs. 

According to this article from Deadline, Netflix USA will have episodes the same day as Korea broadcast! Yay! So no more waiting for USA (for a change!)

https://deadline.com/2018/06/netflix-acquires-korean-drama-series-mr-sunshine-july-premiere-1202414558/

 

In fact, it is Europe and the rest of the world (excluding Asia) who will be on a 12 day delay this time around. 

Premiere Dates according to this article:

July 7: USA & Asia

July 8: Japan

July 19: Rest of World

 

I'm excited since Netflix has the best picture quality, so you know this drama is going to look fabulous and the episodes will be posted fully subbed, so I won't have to wait days for subs to finish. It's also nice that this drama will be available in 190 countries around the world, and subbed in over 20 languages, so that many more people will be able to enjoy Korean dramas than otherwise would be able to. 

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June 23, 2018

 

4 Ways The Production Of “Mr. Sunshine” Has Already Reached Epic Proportions

 

Source: Soompi by K. Lew 

 

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“Mr. Sunshine” is about a boy who left Korea for the United States and returned as an American soldier to his homeland in 1871, a period when Korea was undergoing much change. It has been a highly anticipated drama, with a star-studded cast and created by writer Kim Eun Sook and director Lee Eung Bok, who previously collaborated on hit dramas such as “Descendants of the Sun” and “Goblin.”

 

To make the year 1871 come to life, the drama has poured much of its resources into creating the setting. Not only have they created never-before-seen sets to portray the historical aspects of the drama, they also traveled far distances to film and hired countless extras to capture life in the Joseon era. Here are four ways the production of “Mr. Sunshine” has surpassed other dramas.

 

1. Capturing the four seasons of Korea

 

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In order to recreate the setting of this era, filming began in September of 2017 and has continued until today. The drama will show the beautiful scenery of the four seasons of Korea. In addition, it will also use computer graphics to add special effects and other post-production edits to properly portray the era.

 

2. Filming in all nooks and crannies of Korea

 

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The setting of “Mr. Sunshine” is 1871, when three American ships invaded South Korea, and in 1900, the beginning of modern history in Korea. In order to be accurate historically, the production staff filmed at the actual locations where the historical events happened. This included visiting many major cities such as Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, and Incheon, as well as many areas in the countryside such as the North and South Gyeongsang, Jeolla, and Chungcheong provinces, spanning over 40,000 km (approximately 24,800 miles). The production staff particularly paid attention to recreating the historical event in 1871 when three American ships invaded Korea, using special equipment and effects.

 

3. Pouring resources into countless extras and costumes

 

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The time period the drama covers is when Joseon is introduced to Western influences and experiences new cultural shock. To express this accurately, the production staff even recreated scenes from the Spanish-American war, and hired many foreign extras to film the war scenes. Overall, the production team had over 10,000 extras working on the scenes, and outfitted them all accordingly to the time period.

 

4. An enormous set of over 8,000 pyong (approximately 285,000 sq ft)

 

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“Mr. Sunshine” also invested quite a lot of their resources into creating a set on a never-before-seen scale. In Nonsan, Chungcheongnam province, the production staff designed an outdoor set to show what the Korean empire and Japanese colonialism looked like during the early 1900s. The expansive set included buildings as well as transportation during the era such as streetcars, bridges, and city walls. Their studio in Daejeon was just as expansive, stretching over 2,000 pyong (approximately 70,000 sq ft) which included the set for Hotel Glory and the office of the American embassy.

 

A source from the production staff stated, “‘Mr. Sunshine’ aims to show a historical background and a story that hasn’t been told before in dramas. We have prepared a lot before filming. We have done our best to make it even better. We hope that viewers will be able to empathize with that era’s story.”

 

“Mr. Sunshine” will air on July 7 at 9 p.m. KST.

 

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On 6/23/2018 at 10:20 AM, Table122000 said:

According to this article from Deadline, Netflix USA will have episodes the same day as Korea broadcast! Yay! So no more waiting for USA (for a change!)

https://deadline.com/2018/06/netflix-acquires-korean-drama-series-mr-sunshine-july-premiere-1202414558/

 

In fact, it is Europe and the rest of the world (excluding Asia) who will be on a 12 day delay this time around. 

Premiere Dates according to this article:

July 7: USA & Asia

July 8: Japan

July 19: Rest of World

 

I'm excited since Netflix has the best picture quality, so you know this drama is going to look fabulous and the episodes will be posted fully subbed, so I won't have to wait days for subs to finish. It's also nice that this drama will be available in 190 countries around the world, and subbed in over 20 languages, so that many more people will be able to enjoy Korean dramas than otherwise would be able to. 

 

That is wonderful news! Thank you for letting me know! (not wonderful for Europe and the rest of the world though, hopefully Netflix includes everyone on the next drama).

 

So, with this show, Netflix is kind of like a Dramafever + Viki hybrid. Released soon with full subs in 20 languages, that is really cool.

 

We were thinking of not recapping this one since Netflix is releasing subs so early. But since it doesn't seem like Canada, Europe, Africa, or South America are included, we think we will continue live recapping this one to help out all those drama loves!

 

I'm really excited for this show now. It is so much more enjoyable to watch a drama live when a lot of people have a good change of watching along.

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June 23, 2018

 

Byun Yo Han Transforms Into A Sophisticated Playboy For “Mr. Sunshine”

 

Source: Soompi by K. Lew 

 

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Byun Yo Han is the ultimate modern man in a historical era for “Mr. Sunshine.”

 

Upcoming tvN drama “Mr. Sunshine” is about a boy who returns to his homeland Korea as an American soldier and falls in love with the daughter of an aristocrat.

 

In the drama, Byun Yo Han plays Kim Hee Sung, the fiancé of Go Ae Shin (played by Kim Tae Ri). After studying in Japan for 10 years, he returned to Korea to marry his fiancé. He is known for harboring hostility towards his rumored horrible father and grandfather, and especially known for being a wealthy, handsome playboy. The actor will be making his drama comeback after two years and four months since his last drama “Six Flying Dragons.”

 

In the released photos, Byun Yo Han wears a well-trimmed beard and sophisticated clothing. He smiles casually and gazes at a bouquet of flowers. In other photos, he is serious and appears lost in thought, pondering over something quite important.

 

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It was revealed that from the first shoot, he always greeted each and every one of the staff members and kept the mood light on set with his refreshing personality, jokes, and conversation. When the camera turned on, he slipped easily into character and showed off his strong acting.

 

A source from the production staff stated, “Byun Yo Han will be making a shocking transformation into Kim Hee Sung, a character that thinks deeply about the life that he does not desire. [In the drama] Joseon is undergoing a period of turbulent change. Please look forward to how Kim Hee Sung will take part in that change.”

 

“Mr. Sunshine” will air its first episode on July 7 at 9 p.m. KST.

 

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Eugene and Ae Shin's initial encounter must be on the rooftops in MR.SUNSHINE, both covering their faces except the eyes. So.. how do you identify each other? The hand-scan, of course. :P Less than 2 weeks now, just 12 days to go! :w00t:

 

 

June 25, 2018

 

MR.SUNSHINE Lee Byung Hun x Kim Tae Ri, Main Poster Revealed

 

Source: Sports Chosun ++

 

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Okay, ready for this! Loved Descendants of the Sun and Goblin, so excited for this one! However, is it still wrong of me to wanted a different male lead? I like Lee Byung Hun but the 20 year age difference... He still looks young but she looks young enough to be his daughter! Now as a child he's 9 years old? How much of a time skip is there going to be?! Because LBH was cast, I was expecting the younger actor to be at least maybe pre teens? Like I was expecting/hoping for the male lead this time to be Lee Joon Gi or Jo In Sung.

 

Wait... maybe there could be a chance that second lead or third lead will get the girl! It's rare but not impossible! I feel like I'm going to have SLS or TLS anyway.

 

By the way, is this still going to be pre-produced?

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46 minutes ago, DontEatMyKimchi said:

Does anyone know whether this is a full pre-produced drama or like goblin only half and some more?

 

Not full pre-produced drama because the screenwriter is busy "writing script for Eps 23/24."  Source please click on spoiler below:

 

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Edit: just joined today.  Had to link the above as the source re:  the screenwriter is busy "writing script for Eps 23/24."

 

Edit: presscon pics

 

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'Mr. Sunshine’ on his way

 

June 26 2018

 

Blockbuster drama series “Mr. Sunshine” is to air soon. 

 

Cable channel tvN is soon to air its new Saturday-Sunday drama series “Mr. Sunshine,” featuring Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri as the main leads. 

 

Lee is to play Eugene Choi, who travels to the United States in the 1870s and returns to Joseon as a US soldier. Kim took the role of a character named Ko Ae-shin, a daughter of an upper-class family. She is to fall in love with Lee’s character and work together to save Joseon from Japan.

 

 

 

“Not many dramas or films have been made about the early 1900s. Not much history has been told too,” director Lee said at a press event held Tuesday at Patio 9 in southern Seoul. 

 

It’s Lee’s first time to feature in a drama series in nine years. 

 

“My character is very unique. He is an American soldier who is also a Korean. But he is not very patriotic about Korea, rather, he wants to have his revenge on the nation,” he said. 

 

The drama marks Kim‘s first small screen production. 

 

“I didn’t even read the scenario when making the decision to feature in the work,” Kim said. “My character is very ironical. She is defiant, rebellious but also a daughter of a noble family. She goes through inner conflicts, deciding what to take and what to throw away.”

 

The fantasy-romance series grabbed the attention of viewers even before the start, as it will be scriptwriter Kim Eun-sook and director Lee Eung-bok’s third time to work together, after hit series “Descendants of the Sun” and “The Guardian.”

 

“Mr. Sunshine” will air its first episode on July 7 at 9 p.m. 

 

 

By Im Eun-byel (source click on link)  

 

Will ‘Mr. Sunshine’ find success abroad?

Cable channel tvN is soon to air its new Saturday-Sunday drama series “Mr. Sunshine,” featuring Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri as the main leads. The story centers on the two working to save Joseon-era Korea from Japan in early 1900s. 

 

The fantasy-romance series is to air through Netflix, a global streaming service. The production has stoked great anticipation, as the team’s previous works, “Descendants of the Sun” and “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” were greatly loved in and out of Korea. 

 

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“The drama was made for the Korean audience. But if it is well made, foreign audiences might like it too,” producer Lee Eung-bok said. 

 

“I think every drama or film is about humans in the end. It is about human relationships. Though the series is based on Korean history, foreign audiences will be able to understand the feelings through characters and their relationships,” Lee Byung-hun added. 

 

By Im Eun-byel  (source click on link)  

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