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

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April 24, 2018


22 Dramas To Look Forward To In Spring And Summer 2018


Source: Soompi by J. K




Starring: Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri, Yoo Yeon Seok, Byun Yo Han, Kim Min Jung, and more


In this historical drama, a Korean man (Lee Byung Hun) returns to his homeland as an American soldier after having boarded a warship to the United States in 1871.


“Mr. Sunshine” is the third drama that writer Kim Eun Sook and director Lee Eung Bok have worked on together, following “Descendants of the Sun” and “Goblin.” It is due to premiere in July on tvN.

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April 27, 2018


“The Empress Dowager”  screen writer Kim Eun Sook will soon have a new drama.   Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri will interpret love on the battlefield.   (A Translation) 


"Following “Goblin” and “Descendants of the Sun” Kim Eun Sook’s new drama is “Mr. Sunshine.”  Having left the drama world for the past eight years, Lee Byung Hun will act along with Kim Tae Ri and compose a love story in the flames of war."




Based on Hong Kong media, Sina Entertainment News reported that since “Goblin” completed its broadcast last year, there has yet to be a drama to create a mass fervour.  The new drama “Mr.Sunshine” by Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri  is a new piece  written by gold medal screenwriter Kim Eun Sook following “Descendants of the Sun” and “Goblin”.  It will be released in July and is expected to continue the myth of  high TV ratings, reversing the recent downturn in Korean TV dramas. 


The 47-Year-old Lee Byung Hun who collaborated with actress Kim Tae Hee in the Korean drama “IRIS” in 2009, had not done a TV drama for the past 8 years.  In the tvN, new drama “Mr. Sunshine”, which will be aired in July, he along with Kim Tae Ri, who is 19 years younger than him, will create a spectrum of love songs over the flames of war.   Kim Eun Sook will collaborate with Lee Eung Bok, the director of “Descendants of the Sun” and “Goblin” for the third time.  Using 19th Century Korea as a stage, the plan is to shoot 24 episodes.  


Lee Byung hun was born into a slave family.  His parents were killed when he was 9 years old. He then sailed across the sea to become a U.S. soldier. He was appointed as a U.S. Navy Captain  and awarded the U.S. Warrior Medal. Under the pretext of protecting its own nationals, The United States sent troops to Korea and Lee Byung Hun was ordered to go to war.  Unexpectedly, he met and fell in love with Kim Tae Ri, the daughter of a doctor who wanted to save Korea.


The reappearance of Korea’s 19th Century


Byon Yo Han played the role of Kim Tae Ri’s fiancé.   Unwilling to accept the arranged marriage by his family, he went to study in Japan.  After 10 years, he returned and found that the heart of his fiancée belonged to someone else and he regretted.  As for Yoo Yeon Seok who played the son of the butcher; after fleeing from his motherland, he became the leader of the local gang organization has been secretly in love with Kim Tae Ri. 


In the first released trailer; Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri , each representing his own principal, pointed guns and looked sharply at each other;  heralding a moving epic battlefield love song. The film set in Nonsan  will reproduce a 19th Century Korea. 


Source: http://ent.sina.com.cn/v/j/2018-04-26/doc-ifztkpin2972170.shtml


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May 3, 2018


MR.SUNSHINE Starts Filming at Nonsan City


Source: dtnews24.com


Kim Eun-sook, who wrote the TVN drama "Mr. Shaun Shine," aired on Saturday and Sunday from July this year, visited Nonsan City on the afternoon of March 3. (Photo: Nonsan City)


Writer Kim Eun Sook and tvN producers visited Nonsan City on May 3 to convey their gratitude for the support extended by the Administration of Nonsan City Hall in the filming of MR.SUNSHINE .




November 9, 2017 (a belated but related article)


South Korea's largest army experience theme park opens




A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates the opening of Sunshine Land on Wednesday. / Courtesy of Hankook Ilbo

By Chyung Eun-ju The Korea Times


If you want a taste of military life, Sunshine Land theme park is loaded with opportunities. South Korea's premier army experience center opened in Nonsan City in South Chungcheong Province on Wednesday.


Visitors can take part in dynamic combat action at the 32,497-square-meter center that took three years to build and cost 10 billion won ($9 million).


Sunshine Land shows what it is like to be in the nation's military through leisure sports. They can be experienced in the combat zone, the virtual reality experience center, the screen shooting range, the multi-purpose stadium and the survival experience center.


Sudden Attack Studio inside the theme park borrowed the concept from the nation's popular first-person online shooting game "Sudden Attack."




Visitors to Sunshine Land play a survival shooting game. / Courtesy of Hankook Ilbo

Facilities at Sunshine Land were inspired by structures from the 1950s and the film sets of TV dramas and movies that highlighted historical or cultural features.


South Korean TV drama "Mr. Sunshine" on tvN, scheduled for release next year and starring Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri, will film at the center.


"South Korea's biggest army experience center Sunshine Land will potentially increase tourism demand and fuel the growth of Nonsan in the future," Mayor Hwang Myung-seon said. The city attracts over 1.3 million tourists a year.


"To make the center a tourist attraction that represents the Korean wave, we will develop unique Nonsan tourism merchandise," Hwang said.


Sunshine Land opens in Nonsan City, South Chungcheong Province, Wednesday. / Courtesy of Hankook Ilbo



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On 4/27/2018 at 3:21 PM, jongski said:

If any body knows what Yoon Yeon Seok  role here? And is he the second male lead? Or Byun Yo Han?

And looking at the stills and teasers, the cinematography is beautiful.


Perhaps, both of them are equally the second male lead in the drama. Both has distinctively different type of character interacting with Go Ae Shin and Eugene Choi. It's just an observation though, not much are shown in the trailers so far. Soon it'll be June and nearing the premiere.. maybe one of these days, we'll have another good teaser from the drama. The filming is really going full-scale these days, hardly seen the cast attending other major events.


Anyway, here are pics from the set as BYH's fans from his official fan-cafe sent a coffee & snack truck supporting and cheering the cast & crew of MR.SUNSHINE.


Photos: coffee_pong



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Not one but two more new MR.SUNSHINE teasers released! :w00t:


Published on May 26, 2018 by tvN DRAMA



The one thing they wanted! It was the sovereignty of Joseon


Published on May 26, 2018 by tvN DRAMA



Lee Byung Hun vs Kim Tae Ri! Pointing the gun at each other ?! 



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4 minutes ago, philosophie said:

I’ve always wondered this. Can someone explain to me why I always see the leads for various kdramas show up at a food truck? I’m just curious why a lot of shows do that.


It is often from friends or ex colleague from past project. it is a way of supporting the new project and at the same time feeding them. As I understand there is long day filming and there is often no food in between takes. Even fan can donate food truck :) I fiend it cute way of showing affection to the lead actors :tongue: 

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  • Go Seung Ji changed the title to [Upcoming Drama 2018] Mr Sunshine, 미스터 션샤인 - Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri, Yoo Yeon Seok, Byun Yo Han and Kim Min Jung - Premiere on July 7th

May 25, 2018


These Are The 7 Most Expensive K-Dramas Ever Made
Here are the most expensive productions in the history of Korean dramas!


1BOON | Koreaboo


7. Are You Human Too? ($9.3 million USD)

Are You Human Too? is Korea’s first AI human romance drama that has invested a large sum of money on CG and special effects in the latter half of the series. The drama, which stars Seo Kang Joon and Gong Seung Yeon, is set to air its first episode on June 4, 2018.


6. Saimdang, Memoir of Colors ($18.5 million USD)

Saimdang, Memoir of Colors, which stars veteran actors Song Seung Heon and Lee Yeong Ae, follows the story of an art history lecturer and her journey in discovering the mysteries of a 16th-century artist through a diary. The large production cost was spent on the welfare of the actors and staff at the filming sites rather than the drama itself.

5. Iris 2 ($18.5 million USD)

This sequel to the hit series IRIS was filmed and broadcasted in 2013. A Korean drama with a production cost of $18.5 million USD was rare at the time and therefore, this series received particular attention.

4. Criminal Minds ($18.5 million USD)

The South Korean series Criminal Minds was a remake of the popular American tv series of the same name. The series starred Lee Joon Gi, Song Hyun Joo, Moon Chae Won, Yoo Sun, Lee Sun Bin, Go Yoon and Kim Yeong Cheol. 


3. Kingdom ($18.5 million USD)

This upcoming series will be the second Korean Netflix original series and is expected to be aired sometime in 2018. The zombie thriller, which is set in the Joseon period, stars Ju Ji Hoon, Bae Doo Na, and Ryu Seung Ryong.

2. Vagabond ($23.2 million USD)

This upcoming series is a story about an ordinary man who gets involved in a plane crash and digs into national corruption. Lee Seung Gi and Shin Sung Rok have been confirmed to star in the series with Suzy being offered the lead female character. It is scheduled to be filmed abroad and broadcasted in the US as well as in Korea.

1. Mr. Sunshine ($27.8 million USD)

Mr. Sunshine is also an upcoming drama which will air its first episode in July 2018. The drama, which stars Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri, and Yoo Yeon Seok, has the largest production cost in the history of Korean dramas.

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