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


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I pray you are right that DM doesn’t die. I love this show. I’m actually obsessed watching episodes over and over again to try to catch all the items posters like you are so  perceptive to notice. I’m an optimist and a die hard romantic so I want to see these characters who have such tragedies in their lives actually know happiness, love and sunshine. I so hope their dark clouds have silver linings. I hope they all have 9 lives given DM almost died once, I hope he has at least 8 left & that he finds true love w HK. I was wondering how odd it was that DM patted HK back during their embrace on the beach. Do you think he never learned about Love similar to how AS didn’t understand about Love? Given his youth and the rough group of thugs he became a part of maybe he doesn’t really know how to show affection. Any ideas about this? 

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Hi, here's for tomorrow's episode text preview

 

Episode 22 text preview

 

After taking refuge in US legation in Japan, Eugene(LBH) and Aeshin(KTR) get separated indefinitely without any promise, Aeshin to Joseon and Eugene to US...

Meanwhile, under Japan's rising atrocities, fate of Joseon is on peril.

 

Can I say I loved every minute of today's episode? I didn't like the fact that AS is using EC, but oh well, Eugene showing such a bright smile after giving up everything for her. Eugene, if you're happy, I am happy. And.. yes, if your love will set you free like that... do whatever you want, Eugene. 

 

 

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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%

 

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1 hour ago, mistymorning said:

Hi, here's for tomorrow's episode text preview

 

Episode 22 text preview

 

After taking refuge in US legation in Japan, Eugene(LBH) and Aeshin(KTR) get separated indefinitely without any promise, Aeshin to Joseon and Eugene to US...

Meanwhile, under Japan's rising atrocities, fate of Joseon is on peril.

 

Can I say I loved every minute of today's episode? I didn't like the fact that AS is using EC, but oh well, Eugene showing such a bright smile after giving up everything for her. Eugene, if you're happy, I am happy. And.. yes, if your love will set you free like that... do whatever you want, Eugene. 

 

 

 

Thank you. So, indefinite separation without any promise - hmm, my earlier speculation about their separation being a minimum of 3 months to a max of one yr apart is looking rather charitable now. Dang it!!!

 

Can I say I loved every minute of today's episode? Eugene showing such a bright smile after giving up everything for her. Eugene, if you're happy, I am happy. And.. yes, if your love will set you free like that... do whatever you want, Eugene. 

 

THIS^^

His happiness on missing the ship, his mischievous smile when he says he started running towards the flame was just perfect.

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Today's episode was such an example of why my heart from beginning to I believe the very end.   Will have seen, known and felt that there was something good and courageous within each of these 3 different and yet in so many ways the same heart moving men.  It's not just in their feelings  towards the same woman but more about them as men.  Each of them admiring her in their own way while only one owns her heart...

 

It makes no sense and yet it makes all the sense in the world. Their relationship/drinking buddies has often brought an unexpected smile and even laughter.   It's hard to explain and yet because you feel it and know it's true you can't help but be moved in all the ways each of them has not only tried but did use themselves to protect AS.  I actually admire the writer for showing this side of a complex bond between men that shouldn't work but it does.  Somehow made simple become so often it's as if they didn't even have to speak to one another they already knew what other was thinking...

 

I think the perfect ending would be to see them all survive and a Happy Ending would be to see them each receive at least a little happiness.  A couple EC & AS who I hope beat the odds, DM who I hope remembers a woman's hug on the beach and follows his heart instead of his sword, HS I hope he proves in the future that not all those whom are rich are bad or cruel.

HN I'm thinking if DM is alive that will be enough happiness for her LOL...

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September 16, 2018

 

Episode 21 is one of the most warm and moving episodes in the series.   It sort of made up for the devastation I felt in Episodes 19 and 20.  While there are sad moments, they were more than compensated by Eugene’s sweetest smile when he missed the boat on purpose to help Ae Shin.  Eugene looked genuinely happy on several moments even though he knew he was being used and that Ae Shin will leave him and rejoin her comrades.

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Mr. Sunshine has become my not-so-secret pleasure of the weekend.(I gushed too much to my family and friends about this drama. :wub: ) I'm so sad this will end this month, and triple worried that how I can stand waiting for 2 weeks for next episode already. 

 

My ramblings on today's episode. 

 

- Eugene had said he would risk everything for the confession of love from Aeshin. And.. he did.

- Huisung being so happy that Aeshin came to him to hide. But I have to ask, Huisung, where did you get that red woman's gown in your room so quickly?

- Takashi was a psycho, and he had very complex attitude toward Eugene. I think he wanted to be friends with Eugene as an American, but he looked down on Eugene as Joseon person especially as a lowborn. I felt that what he said to Eugene while in Eugene's room showed this clearly, but subtitle seems to be too light.

Takashi: So live as an american, Eugene. Stay as one. As a loyal soldier for America.

What Takashi said in Korean is, 

Takashi: So live as an american, Eugene. Stay as one. Eat what they feed you and wear what they give you.

Takashi seems to be very status-minded, and this sounds like he's treating Eugene as a slave. Well, Takashi is very sensitive about what people says to him and twists his word to hurt. Fortunately Eugene seems to be immune to it, except when Takashi made a threat to Aeshin. (Wow.... really easy to hate this character. Kudos to the actor and writer here ) Eugene already made his mind up to kill Takashi, but i think this adds urgency to it. so that Takashi will not be able to return to Joseon.

- Did I say I hate this era in history?

- Hina/Huisung working so well together. Hina's such a great character. But this escape wouldn't have succeeded, if not for Eugene's shot. Telepathy? And Takashi got afraid when Eugene took out the gun. 

- Joseon is already powerless. Even from previous episode, hunter Jang had to just watch while Eugene fought against Takashi over Hongpa's death. Hunter Jang is also desperate person and desperate people can do anything, just like grandpa Go did. And Eugene knows that he's walking into flame that he knew will burn him. and set his mind on the course.

- When Eugene explained the meaning of love to Aeshin in the tailor's shop, I thought that's too grand, but ah.. they're actually having that kind of love. A love that is more difficult than shooting a rifle, more dangerous and more passionate. When scene went back to episode 8 Hug scene, AS said "we can stop at any time"... But when you're in love, you cannot stop that easily. 

- Eugene tries to make students ready for coming storm. Ready or not... the storm will come for them. Hope they survive. 

- Eugene going around saying farewell to everyone he knows. And lots of people rooting for him. At least this time, he is running out of Joseon but with the love of people and people who cries for him. And the last memory of Joseon for him is beautiful Aeshin in western suit.

- Scenes in Room 304 - Bakery - Train(or ship?) compartment, they're EC and AS's love taking last 3 steps to full bloom in front of our eyes. I love every one of them, but Aeshin asking for his ring, which he didn't tell Aeshin but kept it in his shirt pocket and AS putting it by grabbing his finger, and her confession of love and ..... ends with Eugene's sigh of relief(?) and dare I say, happiness?

- Eugene protecting Aeshin in entry to Japan. A competent man is always attractive, esp when he tries to protect you.

- Eugene's last desperate attempt to change Aeshin to live a safe life. But AS is a strong woman..here's someone who will follow and sacrifice all of her to great cause. Just like grandpa Go and her parents. It's in her blood. And Eugene's another sigh... 

- AS met Song Young in Japan! He's her father's age or more, but fighting very well! There seem to be no end of people who wish Aeshin to live, I'm hoping that it's a clue that she'll live. 

- I'm happy that Eunsan's apprentice Go is not a traitor. 

- Eugene went to see Kyle before he did anything! and Kyle noticed Eugene's ring right away! It's a fake marriage but not fake in meaning, but Eugene's smile is sad.

- I think this dress of Hina's only one I hate.. but Hina still looks good even with that dress. And Hina and DM, don't tempt fate! 

- So-ah! What a girl, and still beautiful! And what a shot, Aeshin!

- Takashi being pycho to the end of his life. Using his wife as a cover. And Eugene walking on the roof like an angel of death. 

- Hina is back! Oh my god, so strong. To have someone like Hina to back you up. 

- Hotaru's love is destructive... that she'll do anything for the love even if the love don't want it. This time, it will possibly lead to DM's death? 

- Haha Song Young, so AS's parents will reincarnate in DOTS world? 

- A lot of people wishing AS to live. That, somehow encourages me that AS will live in the end? 

- Eugene and Aeshin taking pictures where AS's parents took pictures. EC's joy at finding AS still wears the ring. To the question of photographer, asking their relationship, EC replying them as a husband and wife. And AS smiling at EC... 

- Hotaru's telegram leads ronins chasing AS. And EC to the rescue, very recklessly. running toward the fireworks and EC admitting he ran to her. And his brilliant mind works to save both of them using 1 bullet!

 

Preview to tomorrow's episode! ( Netflix version)

Tired looking Eugene under handcuffs.

AS: You can resent me. 

AS running in the woods under disguise and mask.

AS: Since you met me, you're making such a long detour

Eugene in prison cell

DM: Like I saved you once, I'll save Lady Aeshin this time

AS under attack and DM fighting

scene changes to parade in Japan with Joseon flag, I can see Joseon ministers and court ladies. One of them is AS in court lady's hanbok.

Scene changed to cliff near night sea?, Mushin boss shashing DM with his sword. DM falls to the sea.

HS: His muzzle is always pointed to the right direction.

Scene changed to Hina crying over DM's cloths(?)

A minister?: (Japan) gave tremendous regards to Joseon imperial family, but with this betrayal, Japanese government will not stand by and do nothing.

Scene changed to show Ito(maybe?) coming in to Joseon(?).

Japanese army dragging Joseon people under rope. Japanese flag flying.

Japanese army kicking Joseon people all tied up.

Again scene with Japanese millitary killing Joseon military school students.

Seunggu:  I(actually in korean, he indicates himself as vassal), Jang Seung-gu, will become a traitor.

Seunggu(Hunter Jang) fighting, running under fire )

HN: Shall I take part in winning Joseon's independence?

HN shooting her gun to japanese soldiers on tram.

Explosion in corridor, with japanese soldiers

EC: I am going on another picnic to Joseon.

AS fighting in the bar. This seems to be the bar fool/moron/lower frequented.

EC walking beside the train(A350 Manhattan), he's in civilian's clothes.

EC: I'll become a real outlander.

 

 

 

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@rubie Look at the background for the mystery character to cameo in E22 - white people, a sign in English in the back - doesn't it look like he is in America? And the first pic is clearly cropped - there is someone standing beside him - could it be Eugene? Does this person end up helping Eugene go back to Joseon?

 

@charray Thanks for those lovely stills for tonight's episode.

 

Speaking of Eugene coming back to Joseon - I hope he comes back by the middle part or 2/3rd part of the episode and reunites with Ae Shin. We already have to wait for two weeks for the final two episodes so it would be a bummer if he arrives in Joseon at the very end of the episode. I hope to see a EC/AS reunion so that my wait for the final two episodes is at least a bit happy.

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@rocher22 I so agree! Jokes aside, it took me up until this episode to realize that Hina and he are both swordman/swordwoman. They have the same love for the blade as a weapon of choice, just like Eugene and AS are great shooters/snipers. They're such a good fit for each other, and have demonstrated that they understand each other deeply without needing to say anything (thinking of when DM was arrested, beaten, etc. and she knew his state of mind and knew just what to do, and to say. DM, on the other hand, has also always known her unspoken pain, and been watching over in his understated way). My heart about melted when he asked if she wanted a piggy back, then broke to pieces when she burst into tears, on her knees, calling for her mom... :tears:

 

More on DM: I cracked up a bit when he saw Hina practice her fencing, as once again, he gave unsolicited advices to Hina on how she should live her life... It was pretty much the same speech he gave AS. 

 

Paused and rewinded several times to admire the many stunning visuals of episode 21. My heart is full of happiness (despite the tears). So many symbolic moments... 

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Translation by DDOBOJA

 

[Mr. Sunshine Roundup] Episode 21

 

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Original Source (OSEN via Naver): 'Mr. Sunshine' Lee Byung Hun gives up on going to America..Remains by Kim Tae Ri's side

 

Nationwide rating for episode 21: 14.280% (cr. Nielsen Korea)

 

1. [+6452, -97] The cinematography that makes it feel as if you're watching a movie, the actors' raging, enthusiastic performance, the script and plot development that's deeply resonating and even the OST (soundtrack). I swear, this is really one of the best dramas....
↪ [+131, -3] The end where there's a two-shot of Eugene and Ae Shin raising their hands up keu~~
↪ [+149, -8] To me, Lee Byung Hun was just an actor who's good at acting but now he's all cool, sexy, and cute ㅜㅜ
↪ [+158, -0] The thing that's really sad is, it's a drama but, I'm sad because Joseon is weak....

2. [+3913, -55] My patriotism, that I didn't even know was there, was boiling while watching the drama ㅡㅡ Once more, I would like to thank our ancestors that were independence activists. It's so deafening and heart-aching that even during the scene where Eugene Choi and Go Ae Shin were taking a picture and laughing, I was about to cry ㅡㅡㅜ
↪ [+102, -0] The scene where they were at the photo studio and laughing was the saddest scene today, my heart was aching ㅠㅠ

3. [+3014, -45] The actors' acting is good too but director Lee Eung Book who makes the directing in every episode look like it's a movie is really amazing.. The final scenes' impact are always awesome!!.

4. [+2369, -134] Lee Byung Hun is really good at acting~ He's cool ㅜㅜ

5. [+1544, -44] It's the best drama

6. [+942, -5] When 'LOVE' turned into 'LIVE'.. it really hurt my heart. Seeing the preview, it looks like he's returning to Joseon, not as an American soldier but as a member of the Righteous Army.. Knowing the historical outcome, my heart really hurts.       

 

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Original Source (Sports DongA via Naver): 'Mr. Sunshine' Yoo Yeon Seok's eye gaze did everything…'Deafening + Choked up'

 

1. [+893, -2] Don't die in Japanㅡㅡㅡ

2. [+599, -10] Even after the drama ends, I don't think I'll be able to forget about Dong Mae for a long time ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ He's a really charming character + the combination of his acting abilities and visuals... I feel like if there's a spin-off about Dong Mae, it'll for sure hit daebak 

3. [+416, -7] How can I watch the drama from now on... I don't think I can watch because more will die.. ㅜㅠ I hope no one dies and everyone becomes happy..    

4. [+265, -10] My woman was stolen by Dong Mae ㅜㅜ She only looks at Dong Mae and doesn't even look at me ㅜㅜ

5. [+224, -7] What luck does Ae Shin have~~~ 

 

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Original Source (TV Report via Naver): Kim Nam Hee, the high quality actor 'Mr. Sunshine' discovered...Even his departure was intense

 

1. [+1408, -7] You outlived your wife for too long. Do you know this? You're really good at acting, let's meet again Kim Na Mi-san (t/n: In the original comment, the commenter wrote it in the way Kim Nam Hee speaks his Korean in the drama - it's hard to directly translate that pronunciation so I directly translated it into English)
↪ [+74, -1] How could he use his wife as a shield   
↪ [+36, -1] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+1200, -7] I feel like there's no big or small role. The issue is how much you're able to express it. Making each and every role come alive is up to the actor. There's no separate main character. The main character changes every episode. From King Gojong to Lord Go, Haman-dak and more, it's the best.

3. [+674, -13] Eugene~ this is yours, that was intense~ Kim Nam Hee-ssi, I hope do well in the futur

4. [+595, -7] When Takashi was escaping, he sent his son off to somewhere safe and seeing how he used his wife as a shield, I was honestly disgusted.. Because he's good at acting, I think that's why I'm cussing more ㅋ

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36 minutes ago, lilyphenix said:

@rocher22 I so agree! Jokes aside, it took me up until this episode to realize that Hina and he are both swordman/swordwoman. They have the same love for the blade as a weapon of choice, just like Eugene and AS are great shooters/snipers. They're such a good fit for each other, and have demonstrated that they understand each other deeply without needing to say anything (thinking of when DM was arrested, beaten, etc. and she knew his state of mind and knew just what to do, and to say. DM, on the other hand, has also always known her unspoken pain, and been watching over in his understated way). My heart about melted when he asked if she wanted a piggy back, then broke to pieces when she burst into tears, on her knees, calling for her mom... :tears:

 

More on DM: I cracked up a bit when he saw Hina practice her fencing, as once again, he gave unsolicited advices to Hina on how she should live her life... It was pretty much the same speech he gave AS.  

 

Paused and rewinded several times to admire the many stunning visuals of episode 21. My heart is full of happiness (despite the tears). So many symbolic moments... 

 

It is a travesty that more time wasn't spent on building up the DM/HN relationship. It would have been good for DM's character growth.

 

More on DM: I cracked up a bit when he saw Hina practice her fencing, as once again, he gave unsolicited advices to Hina on how she should live her life... It was pretty much the same speech he gave AS.  

 

Same here. I started rolling my eyes when he started his spiel. I was like: here we go again. does he ever learn?

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