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

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Mr.Sunshine Best Cast

Kim Tae Ri

Lee Byung Hun

Kim Min Jung

Yoo Yeon Seok


Mr.Sunshine Alumni

Kim Byung Chul

Lee Jung Eun




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Top Kdramas in 2018 In Terms of TV Ratings: Terrestrial Versus Cable


1. MR. SUNSHINE (RVP: Excellent) — 2.94




The gold medal goes to Mr. Sunshine, the most successful Korean drama in 2018 relative to the overall viewership performance of its group. The historical series follows the life of a Korean man, played by Lee Byung-hun, who was taken to the U.S. as a child and returns to his homeland as an American Marine Corps officer. It’s a critically acclaimed drama that received 9 nominations in this year’s Baeksang Arts Awards, including Best Drama, Director, and Screenwriter. With Sky Castle also boasting the same number of nominations, the no. of awards each of them will receive will determine which between the two is the winner when it comes to popularity and quality. In case you missed it, this is the third drama directed by Lee Eung-bok and written by Kim Eun-seok, the director-writer pair behind DOTS and Goblin.




Highest-Rated Korean dramas (cable) of all time [UPDATED]


1. Mr. Sunshine (2018) — 13.0 %

TV Channel: tvN
Broadcast Schedule: Saturdays & Sundays
No. of Episodes: 24
Genre: Historical Drama, Romance
Director: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook


Interestingly, Mr. Sunshine was directed and penned by the same director-writer pair who produced Goblin and the terrestrial series Descendants of the Sun. This period drama centers around a man (Lee Byung-hun) who is taken to the US as a child and returns home as an American Marine Corps officer during the time when foreign forces are threatening to colonize the land. After his return to Joseon, he meets a noblewoman (Kim Tae-ri) and falls for her. Praised for its history-rich plots and particularly strong female characters, the series received critical acclaim and positive reviews from both critics and ordinary viewers. The drama achieved a peak rating of 18.1% and became the top Korean drama in 2018 (beating 70 others) as far as the relative viewership performance is concerned. It is Sky Castle‘s biggest rival in the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards.

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April 29, 2019


Studio Dragon Responds To Reports Of Kim Eun Sook Preparing Next Drama After “Mr. Sunshine”

Studio Dragon Responds To Reports Of Kim Eun Sook Preparing Next Drama After âMr. Sunshineâ
Source: Soompi by J. Lim


Kim Eun Sook’s agency has responded to reports of her returning with a new drama.


On April 29, reports emerged that Kim Eun Sook was preparing a new drama that was scheduled to air in March 2020. The source included in the report stated that the screenwriter was currently ironing out details for a theme and potential A-list actors to star in the production.


Her agency Studio Dragon was contacted for comment and they responded by stating, “Regarding reports that Kim Eun Sook will be returning with a new drama next March, nothing has been decided. Nothing is confirmed.”


Many people are interested to see when Kim Eun Sook will return with a new drama as she is the mastermind behind some of Korea’s most popular dramas like “A Gentleman’s Dignity,” “Heirs,” “Descendants of the Sun,” “Goblin,” and “Mr. Sunshine.”


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C O N G R A T S! kaoani_whiteball_01.gif


MR.SUNSHINE Alumni Kim Byung Chul & Lee Jung Eun won Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards, respectively.


Kim Byung Chul for SKY CASTLE ~





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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! mrs.jpg



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Source: Forbes


Korea's 55th Baeksang Award Winners Include Han Ji Min, Lee Byung Hun, IU and Do Kyung Soo.

Joan MacDonald
Contributor, Hollywood & Entertainment
I'm a journalist fascinated by Korean drama and film.




Korea’s 55th Baeksang Awards took place on May 1 at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul. The annual awards ceremony, which honors outstanding achievement in the Korean entertainment industry, was hosted by singer-actress Suzy and actors Shin Dong Yup and Park Bo Gum.


Several productions earned multiple awards, with the TV drama Sky Castle, which was set in a privileged Seoul neighborhood, winning the lion’s share. The drama focused on the often machiavellian efforts of the enclave’s residents to provide an educational advantage for their children. Although the drama did not win a best drama award, director Jo Hyun Tak won Best Director, actress Yum Jung Ah won Best Actress for TV, Kim Hye Yoon won a Best New Actress TV award and Kim Byung Chul won Best Supporting Actor.


My Mister, the story of a middle aged office worker whose life is transformed when he helps an abused co-worker, won Best TV Drama and Best TV script for the screenplay, written by Jae Yeong Park. The drama starred Lee Sun Kyun, IU and Jang Ki Yong. Star IU also won a Most Popular Actress award and Jang Ki Yong won Best New Actor award for playing an upright  policeman haunted by his father’s crimes in the drama Come and Hug Me.


The Light in Your Eyes earned a Grand Prize in TV for Kim Hye Ja. The drama also starred Han Ji Min and Nam Joo Hyuk. Lee Jung Eun won a Best Supporting Actress on TV award for that drama.


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May 2, 2019


Winners Of The 55th Baeksang Arts Awards

Source: Soompi by J. K


Winners Of The 55th Baeksang Arts Awards


The 55th Baeksang Arts Awards celebrated some of the best of this year’s television and film!


The award ceremony held on May 1 in Seoul was attended by many of Korea’s top stars. Shin Dong Yup, Suzy, and Park Bo Gum took on the role of hosts again for the night.


The Grand Prizes went to Jung Woo Sung in the film category for his performance in “Innocent Witness” and Kim Hye Ja in the television category for her work in the JTBC drama “Radiant.”


Lee Byung Hun of “Mr. Sunshine” received the Best Actor award for television and Yum Jung Ah took home the Best Actress award for television for her performance in “Sky Castle.”


In the film category, the Best Actor award went to Lee Sung Min for “The Spy Gone North” and Han Ji Min was recognized once again for her work in “Miss Baek” when she received the Best Actress award.


Check out the full list of winners below!


Television categories:


Grand Prize: Kim Hye Ja (JTBC’s “Radiant”)
Best Drama: tvN’s “My Ahjussi”
Best Variety Show: MBC’s “Omniscient Interfering View”
Best Cultural Program: KBS’s “Journalism Talk Show J”
Best Director: Cho Hyun Tak (JTBC’s “Sky Castle”)
Best Script: Park Hae Young (“My Ahjussi”)
Art Award: Park Sung Jin (tvN’s “Memories of the Alhambra”)
Best Actor: Lee Byung Hun (tvN’s “Mr. Sunshine”)
Best Actress: Yum Jung Ah (“Sky Castle”)
Best Supporting Actor: Kim Byung Chul (“Sky Castle”)
Best Supporting Actress: Lee Jung Eun (“Radiant”)
Best New Actor: Jang Ki Yong (MBC’s “Come and Hug Me”)
Best New Actress: Kim Hye Yoon (“Sky Castle”)
Best Male Variety Star: Jun Hyun Moo (MBC’s “I Live Alone”)
Best Female Variety Star: Lee Young Ja (“Omniscient Interfering View”)


Film categories:


Grand Prize: Jung Woo Sung (“Innocent Witness”)
Best Film: “The Spy Gone North”
Best Director: Kang Hyung Chul (“Swing Kids”)
Best New Director: Lee Ji Won (“Miss Baek”)
Art Award: Hong Kyung Pyo (“Burning”)
Best Script: Kwak Kyung Taek, Kim Tae Kyun (“Dark Figure of Crime”)
Best Actor: Lee Sung Min (“The Spy Gone North”)
Best Actress: Han Ji Min (“Miss Baek”)
Best Supporting Actor: Kim Joo Hyuk (“Believer”)
Best Supporting Actress: Kwon So Hyun (“Miss Baek”)
Best New Actor: Kim Young Kwang (“On Your Wedding Day”)
Best New Actress: Lee Jae In (“SVAHA: The Sixth Finger”)


Additional awards:


Best Short Play: Sung Soo Yeon (“Actress-1: National Robot Actress 1”)
V Live Popularity Award (Male): EXO’s D.O.
V Live Popularity Award (Female): IU
Style Icon Award: Kim Hye Soo

Congratulations to all the winners!


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April 28, 2019


Kim Eun-sook to Return in March? "No Confirmed Plans"


Source: Nate via HanCinema.net




Will writer Kim Eun-sook return with something new in March next year?

Studio Dragon reported that no plans have been made, regarding an earlier report that Kim Eun-sook is coming out with her latest in March next year.


Kim Eun-sook is a star writer with successful dramas such as "Descendants of the Sun", "The Heirs", "Goblin", "Mr. Sunshine" and more. If she came out with something new, it would be the first time in a year and a half.


When she does come out with a new drama, it is anticipated that it will cause another syndrome.

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May 1, 2019


55th Baeksang Arts Awards 2019 - Dramas: Winners List


Source: HanCinema.net


The 55th Baeksang Arts Awards 2019 ceremony was held on May, 1 2019 presented by Shin Dong-yup, Suzy and Park Bo-gum. Here are the winners for dramas.




Grand Prize (Daesang)

"The Light in Your Eyes" - Kim Hye-ja


Best Drama

"My Mister" - Kim Won-seok


"The Light in Your Eyes" - Kim Seok-yoon
"Mr. Sunshine" - Lee Eung-bok
"Children of Nobody" - Choi Jeong-gyoo
"SKY Castle" - Jo Hyeon-tak


Best Director

"SKY Castle" - Jo Hyeon-tak


"The Light in Your Eyes" - Kim Seok-yoon
"My Mister" - Kim Won-seok
"Memories of the Alhambra" - Ahn Gil-ho
"Mr. Sunshine" - Lee Eung-bok


Best Actress

"SKY Castle" - Yum Jung-ah


"SKY Castle" - Kim Seo-hyung
"Mr. Sunshine" - Kim Tae-ri
"The Light in Your Eyes" - Kim Hye-ja
"My Mister" - IU



Best Actor

"Mr. Sunshine" - Lee Byung-hun


"The Fiery Priest" - Kim Nam-gil
"The Crowned Clown" - Yeo Jin-goo
"My Mister" - Lee Sun-kyun
"Memories of the Alhambra" - Hyun Bin




Best Supporting Actress

"The Light in Your Eyes" - Lee Jung-eun


"Mr. Sunshine" - Kim Min-jung
"My Mister" - Oh Na-ra
"SKY Castle" - Yoon Se-ah
"Beauty Inside - Drama" - Lee Da-hee





Best Supporting Actor

"SKY Castle" - Kim Byung-chul


"The Crowned Clown" - Kim Sang-kyung
"Live" - Bae Sung-woo
"The Light in Your Eyes" - Son Ho-jun
"Mr. Sunshine" - Yoo Yeon-seok




Best New Actress

"SKY Castle" - Kim Hye-yoon

"My Mister" - Kwon Nara
"Just Dance" - Park Se-wan
"Clear Tomorrow" - Seol In-ah
"Less Than Evil" - Lee Seol


Best New Actor

"Come and Hug Me" - Jang Ki-yong


"My Only One" - Park Sung-hoon
"Memories of the Alhambra" - Park Hoon
"Matrimonial Chaos" - Sukku Son
"Romance is a Bonus Book" - Wi Ha-joon


Best Screenplay

"My Mister" - Park Hae-yeong


"The Light in Your Eyes" - Kim Su-jin and Lee Nam-gyoo
"Mr. Sunshine" - Kim Eun-sook
"Children of Nobody" - Do Hyeon-jeong
"SKY Castle" - Yoo Hyeon-mi


Technical Award (Including variety/reality shows)

"Memories of the Alhambra" - Park Seong-jin-II (Visual effects)


"Mr. Sunshine" - Kim So-yeon-V (Art direction)
"Five Elements, the Origins of Civilization" - Kim Yong and Jeon Joon-woo (Cinematography)
"SKY Castle" - Oh Jae-ho (Cinematography)
"Mr. Sunshine" - Lee Yong-seop (Visual effects)



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So happy for Lee Byung-Hun !!! 

Not unexpected because it was such a compelling performance but still ... HIP HIP HOOORAY! 


Still a bit miffed about the ending though ... :P

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