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Mr. Sunshine

Mr. Sunshine

tvN 2018

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Mr. Sunshine

Mr. Sunshine - S1E24

#1 - Episode 24

9.43

Season 1 - Episode 24

Joseon remains steadfast. The Righteous Army perseveres on its course. Ae-sin keeps her flame ablaze, while Hui-seong, Dong-mae and Eugene try to help.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 37 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E9

#2 - Episode 9

8.72

Season 1 - Episode 9

Eugene wants to know why Ae-sin can’t pull back, but her path is with the Righteous Army. Hui-seong disagrees with Ae-sin and offers an alternative.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 32 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E19

#3 - Episode 19

8.70

Season 1 - Episode 19

Lady Ae-sin loses a part of herself. Lord Go counters mounting imperialist schemes, Hui-seong avenges Ae-sin and Emperor Gojong strikes down a snake.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 23 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E23

#4 - Episode 23

8.58

Season 1 - Episode 23

Seeing the explosion, Hui-seong, Dong-mae and Eugene fear the worst. The world’s indifference dismays Emperor Gojong, but Joseon’s defiance gets bolder.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 26 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E8

#5 - Episode 8

8.46

Season 1 - Episode 8

Despite being advised to lay low as a noble lady, Ae-sin undertakes a dangerous operation. Eugene makes a surprising move and Hui-seong probes his past.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 28 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E7

#6 - Episode 7

8.45

Season 1 - Episode 7

Ae-sin learns love’s real meaning and crushes a thug. Emperor Gojong asserts Joseon’s authority. Eugene reveals his Korean name to Ae-sin.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 29 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E16

#7 - Episode 16

8.39

Season 1 - Episode 16

Hui-seong starts a newspaper and makes a personal sacrifice. Lord Go marshals support, Ae-sin imagines a different life, and Eugene goes to the palace.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 23 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E3

#8 - Episode 3

8.33

Season 1 - Episode 3

In an age of imported coffee and fashions, Ae-sin prefers her German gun, but wonders what the English word “love” means and whether Eugene is a friend.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 33 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E20

#9 - Episode 20

8.32

Season 1 - Episode 20

The Righteous Army retaliates against Japanese troops and Ae-sin seeks justice. War breaks out in Joseon -- and Eugene gets orders to return to the U.S.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 22 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E14

#10 - Episode 14

8.30

Season 1 - Episode 14

Eugene gets devastating news, Dong-mae is apprehended, Ae-sin asks Hina for help and Hui-seong comes to the rescue when Eugene finds himself cornered.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 20 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E6
#11 - Episode 6
8.29
Season 1 - Episode 6

Ae-sin gets a new mission. Eugene, Dong-mae and Hui-seong have something in common. Eugene delves into his past, and finally gives Ae-sin his answer.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 28 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E12
#12 - Episode 12
8.26
Season 1 - Episode 12

Reaffirming her commitment, Ae-sin stands by her decision. While she makes an unexpected pact over castella cake, Eugene investigates an old photograph.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 27 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E4
#13 - Episode 4
8.20
Season 1 - Episode 4

Suspicions run deep as U.S. troops lose a gun on a train. Ae-sin shows Dong-mae compassion, Hui-seong returns to Joseon, and Eugene considers revenge.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 30 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E22
#14 - Episode 22
8.18
Season 1 - Episode 22

Emperor Gojong tries to shield the nation but is thrust into an impasse. Finding herself behind the eight ball, Ae-sin concedes that words have power.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 22 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E13
#15 - Episode 13
8.17
Season 1 - Episode 13

Ae-sin and Eugene take a ride out to the sea. A nefarious scoundrel takes great interest in Hui-seong and Eugene. Lord Go Sa-hong meets with Hui-seong.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 23 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E18
#16 - Episode 18
8.13
Season 1 - Episode 18

Eugene contends with a viperous imperialist. Seeing Lord Go’s incarceration, Hui-seong publishes a special edition. Ae-sin snubs a Japanese official.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 24 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E5
#17 - Episode 5
8.11
Season 1 - Episode 5

Ae-sin meets Hui-seong for coffee at the hotel. Eugene deals with Japanese troops at the U.S. legation, and wants to know why Ae-sin defends Joseon.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 28 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E21
#18 - Episode 21
8.08
Season 1 - Episode 21

Called an American imperialist, Eugene later asks Ae-sin why she persists in a futile cause. Hui-seong helps Ae-sin out of a bind. An ally joins Ae-sin.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 25 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E15
#19 - Episode 15
8.03
Season 1 - Episode 15

A disquieting sight vexes Emperor Gojong. Ae-sin defies Lord Go, Eugene refuses to forgive, and Hui-seong visits the Go family estate.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 30 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E1
#20 - Episode 1
7.98
Season 1 - Episode 1

Joseon stands firm against U.S. incursion. Yu-jin survives in America -- as Eugene. Ae-sin knows that great change is afoot with global ramifications.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Mr. Sunshine from 42 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

Comments

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One of the greatest TV shows I've seen... The way that history, drama and romance are in the same harmony... By the way Kim Tae-ri is so beautiful... Music also amazing

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It was amazing in the beginning and in the end. First couple of episodes were nice but then it got a bit dragging like some episodes were meh BUT THEN last 5 or so episodes were fantastic. They were very intriguing and just marvellous.

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This is an excellent historical drama. Very vivid. I loved how they told the history with characters that were amazing. I felt for the characters and cried at times.

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Kim Tae Ri was especially captivating. Her beauty and her voice were mesmerizing to me. One of the Greatest Korean Show.. Heck it can even air along with most american shows and still capture 10% viewership. This series may go down as one of the most stunning I've ever seen. Everything about it was beautiful and heartbreaking at once. The cinematography and the music are worthy enough, and the costuming is gorgeous as well. I didn't originally even plan to watch this show. I didn't think it would be a subject that would interest me because I don't normally care for historical dramas. I was sucked into the grip of this show immediately and was not let loose until the final credits came. Knowing that this series had its basis in real Korean history was never far from my mind. The writer managed to weave an epic tale of love and sacrifice. I never noticed the slow plot movement in the first part because I was so immersed in the path to get there. Each step is important to the overall storyline. And the culmination of the groundwork that was laid made the slow build up worth the wait. The story is not all tears and sadness though. In the beginning, there is definitely some humor in the mix as well to keep it from becoming too solemn. The writer really did a great job carrying us forward with each new step that our characters faced. I loved all the relationships that were formed, and the bravery of the Righteous Army, and the people of Joseon who captured my heart. So when it got to the climax, we were more than ready ---and yet, somehow, not prepared at all. [spoiler]Ae Shin's first English words capture the show 'Gun' , 'Glory' and 'Sad Endings'. These kind of shows break your heart ; you are expecting it but you are never prepared for it. I don't if I will be able to watch it again.. I don't have the heart to bear it again...[/spoiler]

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this show is a masterpiece

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Which could be the best word to describe this drama? Probably perfection. Everything, the story, the music, the cast, everything is in a perfect harmony. Even emotions. Tears, laughs. All in the perfect place. 10, totally ninja!

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